Benjamin is most likely the son of the Benjamin Lawrence that claimed credit for the transportation of his son to the Maryland colony in a patent record dated 1670. The elder Benjamin claims land rights for bringing himself, his wife, Ann and two sons: Benjamin Jr. and Nehemiah out of Accomack, Virginia. Previous researchers have given his birth as 10 AUG 1656 in Somerset County, Maryland. This researcher has found no record of birth his birth in Maryland.
Benjamin was living in the area near West River and the Cliffs of Anne Arundel county by July 1678 when the Quakers held a meeting at his home. The minutes also state that Benjamin Lawrence has removed from Patuxent and crried records and books that belonged to that meeting in 1682. The next record in the Quaker minutes is the marriage of his son, Benjamin to Rachel Mariartee in 1701.
There is no record of the marriage of Benjamin to his wife, Elizabeth. Some researchers have given her name as Elizabeth Talbott without stating sources.
Benjamin was deceased sometime between 6 JAN 1685 when he signed his will and 3 JUL 1685 when the will was presented to the court.
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