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Notes on Lawrence Smith Sr. (1629 - abt. 1700)

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Born: 1629, En[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

29 Mar 1629, Stoneyrakes, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England. [8][9][10][11][12]
:Found multiple copies of birth date. Using 1629

Died: 1700, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States of America. [13]

08 Aug 1700, USA, Virginia, Gloucester County, Abingdon Parish. [14]
Found multiple copies of death date. Using 1700

Marriage: 28 Sep 1651, USA, Virginia, Gloucester County, Abingdon Parish. [15] Many marriage dates and locations

Husband: Lawrence Smith
Wife: Mary Debham
Child: Sarah Smith
Marriage: ABT 1664 Virginia

[16] Marriage Husband @P1031@. Wife @P1030@. Child: @P1006@. Marriage 28 Sep 1651. Abingdon Parish, Glouchester, VA. [17][18][19][20]

Military Service: Virginia[21]

Event:

Arrival, 1671, Virginia[22]

File: Col. Lawrence Smith, 1629-1700. (file format: htm)

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  • S1659360102U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Ancestry.com)
  • S1659360159North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 (Ancestry.com)
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1 of 1 James Miller d. 1656, York Co., VA txladybelle (View posts) Posted: 03 Jul 2009 01:53AM Classification: Will Edited: 03 Jul 2009 09:01AM Surnames: Miller, Strachey, Cox, Waters 6 May 1656. Will of James MILLER. Weak in body. Dated 6 May 1656; Proved 24 June 1656. To three sons James MILLER, Edward MILLER, and Augustine MILLER each when of age. Other personal property. To sons James and Edward “plantation I live upon”. In case of death of either to the survivor and to Augustine. To oldest daughter Mary STRECHEY a cow. To “my sonn William STRECHEY a suit of clothes”. To daughter Elizabeth MILLER personal property. Executrix wife Mary. Overseers “my loving friends William STRECHEY my sonn Mr. Nicholas TROTT and William SPEARE and William PATTISON.” “The Coopers timber that has now fallen be made up according to my cond’cons with the cooper of the William and John and what my wife’s shall not have occasion to use about the crop that then the other to be sold to pay a debt which I doe owe William SHORTWRIGHT liveing in New-Poquoson.” Wife to have land during life. Signed the mark of James (IM) MILLER. Wit: Henry GOOCH, Law. HULETT, Anne HODGE, Nicholas TROTT (sic) [Trotter?]. Probated on the oaths of TROTT (sic) and HULETT. (York County, VA, 1648-1657, p. 63. Ancestry.com online)

His son-in-law William Strachey, of Gloucester Co., died in 1686. William Strachey and Mary Miller had daughter Arabella Strachey who m. 1st Henry Cox who d. in 1674; m. 2nd John Waters. By Henry Cox, Arabella had son William Cox and daughter Elizabeth Cox (m.Col. John Smith s/o Maj. Lawrence Smith and Dednam)

20 Feb 1674/75. I Henry Cox do make my last will and testament. I give unto my brother-in-law Richard Cawthorn [Cauthorn], I give unto Richard Cawthorne, Jr. my nephew and to Aurelia Cawthorn my niece; I give to William Cox my Son; appoint my father in law, William Strachey of Gloucester County and Arabella Cox my now wife, joynt Executors. William Harding aged about twenty eight years and Thomas Hart aged about twenty five years deposed. (Old Rappahannock Co., Deed & Will Book 1665-1677, pp. 191-194.)]

William Strachey married 2nd to a Martha per his will: 27 Oct 1686. William STRACHEY of St. Austin [Augustine], London, merchant, dated 27 Oct 1686. To be buried in the church of Camberwell, Sy [Surrey]. To my wife Martha STRACHEY L120 and the rents due at my decease from my estate in Essex. To my daughter Arabella Waters, wife of John Waters, now in VA, planter, L10 a year. To my granddaughter Elizabeth Cox, daughter of Arabella Waters, the rents and profits of my houses and estates to a total of L200 and possession of the same after the deaths of the said John and Arabella Waters. My friend George Richards of London, merchant, to be my exec. Wits: Mary Wither, John How, scrivener, and Samuel Pollet. Pr.—Mar 21,1687 by the named exec. (PROB 11/386/42)

The following record may refer to Arabella Strachey's 2nd husband John Waters, who died before this date: 2 May 1688. The attachmt. Granted last court to Fran: Moore against the Estate of John Waters for __pounds of Tobbb & caske is cont. returnable & c. (Old Rappahannock Co. Court Order Book Abstracts, 1687-1689, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1990.)

Re: James Miller d. 1656, York Co., VA Wanda Ramel Price (View posts) Posted: 17 Nov 2009 04:09PM Classification: Query James Miller Daugher Mary Miller married William Strachey and they had one daughter Arabella Strachey who married John Waters who had a son John Waters II. John Waters married Catherine Young and they had daughter Sarah Winifred Waters who married William Dunn. These families were of Rapphannock Virginia as all of my other families who came over into Virginia from England.

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  • Family Genealogical Records
  • As posted c/o Mitchell-17863 in biography

Contents

Notes

Cheek says his first wife was Mary Debbanor. (This was probably Debnor spelled wrongly. April Dauenhauer) He married his second wife Mary Hitchen by 1685. (There are no sources found for this marriage. April Dauenhauer) Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemetery memorial #58965935 Ancestors and Descendants of Smiths by Linda G. Cheek, 1987. ISBN 0-89308-622-3. Page 143 (I will do look-ups in this book by request. Kitty Smith)

Research notes

c/o Mitchell-17863

  • 1700/6/16, Smith, Lawrence of Gloster to son Charles. 3150 A of a patent to Robert Taliaferro & Lawrence Smith for 6300 A grtd 26 Mar, 1666. Essex Co Deeds Wills 1702-04, p242. Records of Colonial Gloucester, pg 100
  • 1700/8/8, Smith, Lawrence, d @ 1700/8/8, Families of Smith, William & Mary Quarterly, Vol ix, 1900-1901, pp 42-44
  • 1703/6/16, Smith, John & Lawrence, deed of exchange, sd John & Lawrence are sons of Lawrence Smith dc’d of Abingdon Parish, in Glocester Co VA who in his will dtd 8/8/1700 bequeathed all land in York Parish to son Lawrence, to go to Lawrence’s son John, but John died an infant 10/12/1701. Lawrence (dc’d) gifted his son John
  • 6/12/1691, 1300 A in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, land known as Beach Swamp in Ware Parish, Gloucester Co VA providing that if John dies without a male issue the 2 tracts of land would descend to the nearest male heir --there is a possibility the sd 2 plantations may go to the sd Lawrence Smith, brother of John. John relinquishes all rights in York Parish Co property bequeathed to his brother Lawrence and Lawrence relinquishes all rights in the 2 tracts in Gloucester. p.70 Wit: William Buckner, Augustine Smith, William Smith. Records of Colonial Gloucester, VA, pg 116
  • 1704, Prince George Co, Va, Land Patents, 1666-1719, V Ref. 929.3755, P936L formed 1704 from Charles City Co.. Prince George is a “burn” county, records were burned during Civil War.
  • 1704/4/8, Smith, John to Charles Smith, because Lawrence died before POA finished property went to John as eldest son. He is giving to brother Charles to honor Lawrence dc’d wishes. p 243. Records of Colonial Gloucester, VA, pg 101

Note from April: Kitty, I've received the Magna Carta Ancestry by Richardson, and the answer is in Vol IV, page 207. Smith-1217 is the son of Christopher Smith, Gent., of Stanihurst and his wife Elizabeth Towneley, who married him as her second husband after Richard Halstead. Lawrence Smith married Mary Debnam [Roberts Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants (2004; 416-421], [Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 81; 1973, 319-367].

Data for Lawrence Smith is much more limited than for most entries - there is nothing more except his relatives listed below. So it would seem he is the same person, only Richardson disagrees on who is his wife. Please let me know if the wife gets changed on this profile - I would like to be able to add it to category:gateway ancestors. Lawrence Smith is not listed with siblings in Richardson's books however he is listed with two Towneley cousins who immigrated to Virginia: Lawrence Towneley son of Lawrence Towneley; Edward Hoyle son of Anne Towneley - Edward married Ann Debnam (sister or cousin of Lawrence Smith's wife Mary??).

Thank you for bringing it to my notice - these colonial ancestors are sometimes difficult to sort out one from another. April

Footnotes

  1. Source: #S1659242171 Source number: 120.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MAB
  2. Source: #S1659242171 Source number: 10090.003; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3
  3. Source: #S1659242179
  4. Source: #S1659242179
  5. Source: #S1659360102 Volume: 79
  6. Source: #S1659242171 Source number: 80.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MTC
  7. Source: #S1650208337
  8. Source: #S1659242179
  9. Source: #S1659244352
  10. Source: #S1659242177 Birth year: 1631; Birth state: VA
  11. Source: #S1659242171 Source number: 121.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: PJN
  12. Source: #S1659242179
  13. Source: #S1650208337
  14. Source: #S1659242177 Birth year: 1631; Birth state: VA
  15. Source: #S1659242177 Birth year: 1631; Birth state: VA
  16. The Virginia Genealogist, vol 41, page 166
  17. Source: #S817407508 Source number: 23918.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 2
  18. Source: #S817631297
  19. Source: #S817568699
  20. Source: #S817472653 Birth year: 1631; Birth state: VA
  21. Source: #S1659242265 Place: Virginia; Year: 1671; Page Number: 93

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Janice Hardin, Laura Mittler, Mary Elizabeth Stewart, Charles Ano, Elizabeth Rankin, Debbie Harvey Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile. This person was created through the import of Lynch-Tree.ged on 06 August 2010.





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