Person:Henry Lawless (1)

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Name Henry Lawless
Gender Male
Birth? 1705 Essex County, Virginia
Death? 14 MAY 1757 Killed by Indians at Jackson River, Augusta County, Virginia

Henry Lawless was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Estate Records of Henry Lawless

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 190.--16th June, 1757. Adam Dickinson's bond (with John Harvie) as administrator of Henry Lawless.
  • Page 239.--19th March, 1750. Henry Lawless' estate to Adam Dickinson, administrator--Paid McAlvane, Jacob Parsinger, David Merewether, Peter Wright.


Henry Lawless Killed by Indians in 1757

Henry Lawless is included in the following list from Chalkley's of early settlers killed by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County:

1757, May 14th, And. Arnold, at Jackson River, killed; Henry Lawless at Jackson River, killed.
A more complete list of settlers killed during this time period is located in the following article: Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County, VA


Records of Henry Lawless in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


Following paper in package marked 1755-56-57--it is apparently a fragment --on the back is written:

"A Copy. JOHN RANDOLPH, C. H. B."
Paid in Northampton:
To the County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7070
To:
Paid in Hampshire, in part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
Paid in Lunenburg, in part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770
To Robt. Brackenridge, Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680
To David Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
To John Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
To Geo. Robinson, Geo. Rowland, Geo. Horbinson, James Humphries, Matthew Sheddon, Mr. Moore, Jeremiah Green, Philip Watkins, John McAfee, Andrew Gaughagan, Peter Farr and George Duck,
each 140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1680
Paid in Brunswick to the County, in part . . . . . . . . . . 3195
To Wm. Hugart, John Hamilton, Samuel Hamilton, Robert Gillaspy, George Douther, James Burnsides, Jos. Milehan, John Lewis, John (____), James Jackson, James Miller, David Howell. Robt. Gillaspey, Corporal Samuel McMary, Eldad Reade, Topher Carpenter, Henry Lawless, Robt. Gay, John Stevenson, John Weems, John Taylor, Wm. Kinkead, John Kinkead, James Clements, James McKnight, Wm. Mann, Thomas McMullin, each 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8100


Information on Henry Lawless

From Genforum.com post:

Re: Henry Lawless Kentucky explorer in 1750 Posted by: Homer Lawless (ID *****0751) Date: August 09, 2008 at 22:33: In Reply to: Henry Lawless Kentucky explorer in 1750 by Randy Lawless of 1406

Henry Lawless was one of 5 men who went with Dr. Thomas Walker to explore new Virginia land. Their exploration touched part of present day Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia but was all Virginia in 1750. All of the material is available online. Henry was later killed on the Jackson river in 1757 during the French and Indian wars along with a host of others.

-H.R.Lawless [Source: http://genforum.genealogy.com/lawless/messages/1313.html]