m. ABT 1613
Facts and Events
From Laverne Olney
Name: Captain William LAWRENCE Surname: Lawrence Given Name: Captain William (Captain of ship "The Planter" which landed in America in 1635 with his mother and siblings aboard.) Sex: M Birth: 27 Jul 1622 1 2 Christening: 27 Jul 1622 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Eng 3 Death: 25 Mar 1680 in (probate) Flushing, Queens Co., Ny 3
Birth: ABT. JUL 1622 in Great St. Alban's, Hertford, England Note: According to the Historical Publication: Refugees Long Island to Connecticut pg. 441:
LAWRENCE -- The L.I. Family of this name claims a distinguished ancestry in England, as set forth in the several printed prdigrees of Lawrence. Original Patentee of Flushing, in 1645. 4 5
Father: Thomas LAWRENCE OF ST. ALBANS b: 2 Feb 1589 in St. Albans, Hertford, Eng Mother: Jane JOANNE Antrobus b: 25 Jun 1592 in Antrobus Hall, Cheshire, Eng
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown Children Obadiah LAWRENCE
Marriage 2 Elizabeth SMITH b: ABT. 1643 in Southampton, Long Island, New York Married: 4 Mar 1663/1664 6 Note:
A. A Licence for Marriage granted to Mr. William Lawrence.
WHEREAS I have received information and satisfaction that there is an intent of Marriage between William Lawrence of fflushing and Elizabeth the daughter of Richard Smith of Mishaquak'd, upon Long Island upon their request I give them license, so to do and do hereby require you to proclaim the said William Lawrence and Elizabeth Smith man and wife and so record them and to proceed therein according to your formed customs on the like occasions. Given under my hand at Hempstead this 4th day of March 1664
RICHD, NICOLLS. (Foundin Book of General Entries No 1 at Page 98 on file in the office of Secretary of State Albany N. York.)
B. Letters of Administration Granted Elizabeth the Widow of William Lawrence The Son of Captain William Lawrence deceased.
Edmund Andros Kn'd &c. whereas Captain William Lawrence late of Tu Neck in fflushing in the North Riding of Yorkshire upon Long Island one of the Justices of the Peace of the said Riding dyed Intestate Leaving a considerable estate and divers children and Elizabeth the widow and Relict of the deceased together with William Lawrence his Elder son by a former entor having made application to me for letters of administration on said estate for the (better) Better preservation of the same and having brought in an Inventory taken by the constable and overseers the time for holding the Court of Sessions being at some distance tendering likewise security for their due administration according to Law. Thes presents may certify and declare that the aforesaid Elizabeth the widow and William Lawrence the eldest son of the deceased are admitted joint administrators of the Estate, goods, and chattals of the said Captain William Lawrence deceased. They having hereby full power and Lawful authority to enter into or keep possession of the premises and make a division and dispose thereof as administrators according to Law, they having given security for the performance of their trust and to render acct thereof as in the Law is required given under my hand and seal in New York this 25th day of March in the 32d year of his Mates Raign Anno Domini 1680.
Past the office
M. N. Secr.
C. A certificate that Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence is admitted guardian for her seven children.
By the Commandr in Chiefe. WHEREAS William Lawrence late of Flushing deceased, hath left a considerable estate and seven young children that is to say Mary, Thomas, Joseph, Richard, Samuel, Sarah, and James whose proportion and share of their said Father's estate according to Law amounts to each of them Two hundred Eighty Eight Pounds sixteen shillings one penny half penny the whole being Two thousand twenty one pounds twelve shillings four pence half penny which is and remains in the hands and possession of Elizabeth the widow and administratrix of the said William and mother to the said Children who desiring in Council to be admitted their guardian, These are to certify that said Elizabeth Lawrence is by advice of the Council Admitted and allowed off to be guardian for the said seven children, and to have possession and enjoy their said portions giving sufficient security to satisfy and pay the same to them and each of them when they shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married. Given under my hand and seal in New York this 10th day of March in the 33d year of his Majes. Reign.
(Found on page 39 of Book of Orders, Warrants, &c., on file in the office of Secretary of State, Albany, New York.)
ELIZABETH LAWRENCE [seal.] Sealed and delivered in presence of John Lawrence, Junior, E. Abra. Corbett, Thos. Truford.
Found in Liber No. 12 of Conveyances, page 30. New York. Children
Mary LAWRENCE b: 1665 Joseph LAWRENCE b: ABT. 1667 in Flushing, Long Island, New York Thomas LAWRENCE b: 1668 Richard LAWRENCE b: ABT. 1672 Samuel LAWRENCE b: 1672 Sarah LAWRENCE James LAWRENCE Major William LAWRENCE
Marriage 3 Elizabeth GILDERSLEEVE b: 1624 Married: 1647 in Newtown, Queens Co., Ny 6
Marriage 4 Mary SPRAGUE b: ABT 1623 in Eng Children
Elizabeth LAWRENCE b: in Eng
Sources: Title: Passenger List: Planter 1635 Title: Quaker Ancestry of the Jansen Daughters Title: #1475 Text: http://home.sprynet.com/~lawren05/albans.htm, 3/6/1999 Title: Refugees Long Island to Connecticut Title: #1476 Text: Posting by Al Myers on February 26, 1998 http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/cgi/8.htm Title: St. Albans Lawrence's