Lucy was the daughter of Benjamin Lawrence II 1652 - 1684 and Elizabeth (Talbot) Lawrence 1656 - 1690.
1. John Belt III 1703 - 1788
Married Lucy McKensie 1703 - 1760
2. Mary Belt abt. 1705 - 1732
Married Greenbury Dorsey 1708 - 1782
3. Joseph Belt abt. 1707 - aft. 1793
4. Sarah (Belt) Peddicoart 1707 - 1793
Married William Peddicoart 1703 - 1776
5. Higginson Belt 1708 - 1786
Married Dorothy Williams 1715 -
Married Sarah Jane Marshall 1722 - 1790
6. Lucy (Belt) Watson, Beckwith 1711 - 1773
Married Henry Watson 1700 - 1759
Married William Beckwith 1704 -
7. Elizabeth (Belt) Beckwith 1712 - 1793
Married Lameth Beckwith 1708 -
8. Leonard Belt 1714 - 1793
9. Margaret (Belt) Lucas 1719 - 1770
Married Basil Lucas 1718 - 1779
John's Grandfather, Humphrey Belt 1615 - 1663 and wife Margery Ann (Graggen) Belt came to Norfolk , Virginia from Scotland in 1635. The family moved to South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland in the 1660's. The family originated in England, then moved to Scotland and are said to be descendants of "Lord Charlton of England" but this topic is controversial. (AFT - John Christian Tanner 1712 - 1784).
Tydings Family: Contains transcripts of records proving Elizabeth Tydings' marriage to Robert Crump. 11/9/21 Removed link 11/21 (bad link)
John Belt was a merchant. He and Lucy were married in All Hallows Parish. He died on Chelsea Plantation. He left no will, and there is no record of administration of estate. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and it is probable that his estate was divided by private arrangement. There was a land deed in Anne Arundel Co. Liber S Y No. 1 folio 79, May 6, 1726, John Belt, Sr. of Baltimore Co. Md conveys to his daughter Mary Belt, in consideration of a marriage shortly to be had and celebrated between said Mary Belt and Greenbury Dorsey, son of John Dorsey, tract "Belt's Point" 112 acres, on the south side of Patapsco River, certificate dated 2 Jan 1719/20 (Balt.Co. Liber IS No H folio 236). There is also a deed of gift, dated 18 June 1726, from John Dorsey of Baltimore County to his son, Greenbury Dorsey (Balt. Co. Liber IS No H folio 377) in consideration of his marriage with Mary Belt, daughter of John Belt and Lucy Lawrence. John Belt II lived near Baltimore and in George Washington's letters he mentkions passing a Mr. Belt's house (see Thomas Belt of Md and Iredell Co. N.C., author unknown, but copy in DAR Library, Wash. D.C.) https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/collaborate/L6R5-9V9 Note: On wrong page but is this John Belt.
Note on his birth: From ages in depositions, his brother Joseph was born about 1680, and his brother Benjamin about 1682. Their father John Belt's will called his son John his "eldest son", so he was probably born "about" 1678. No evidence that it was actually *in* 1678. USA did not exist.
Note on his death: Did not die 5 August 1737. Find a Grave is incorrect. He was living on 1 August 1737 when his mother wrote her will [MD wills 21:815-816] and left him 20 shillings to buy a mourning ring. Her will was proved 14 Dec. 1737. The account of her estate [Maryland Accounts 16:351], which was filed on 7 December 1738 shows that he was paid that legacy [date paid not given], so he was living after 14 December 1737 when her will was proved.
Note on his burial: No evidence provided for alleged burial. Findagrave includes no evidence and has an incorrect death date.
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889 - 1970. John Belt II. Birthdate: 1678. Deathdate: 8/5/1737. SAR #63669. Role: Ancestor. App. date: 4/13/1945. Spouse: Lucy Lawrence. Children: Higginson Belt.
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