Person:Mary Sprague (1)

m. Abt 1613
  1. Anna SpragueAbt 1614 -
  2. Mercy SpragueAbt 1620 - Aft 1668
  3. Mary SpragueAbt 1625 -
  4. John SpragueAbt 1632 - 1676
  5. Dorcas SpragueAbt 1638 -
m. 1 Apr 1644
Facts and Events
Name[1] Mary Sprague
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1625 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1 Apr 1644 Probably Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsto Robert Lawrence

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.)

D. To all Xtian People To whom this present writing shall come Elizabeth Lawrence Relict and administatrix of William Lawrence of Flushing Gent Late Deceased by and with the consent of her son-in-Law William Lawrence of Flushing aforesaid Joint Administrator with the said Elizabeth for and in consideration of ye sum of one hundred and ten pounds of Lawful money of New York in good pieces of Eight or New England money by Margaret Howling wife of James Howling of Rhode Island in hand before the resealing and delivery of these presents well and truly paid ye receipt whereof the said Elizabeth Lawrence Doth hereby acknowledge and herself to be fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof and every part and parcel thereof doth acquit exonerate and discharge the said Margaret Howling her heirs Executors administrators and assigns every of them forever by these presents hath granted bargained and sold aliened enffeoffed conveyed released assigned delivered and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alein enffeoffe convey assure deliver and confirm unto ye said Margaret Howling her heirs and assigns all that dwelling-house and Lott of ground sytuate lying and being in this syttie in a street there called ye Broad Street lying in ye west end ye Lott belonging to ye late Gov. Stivensant on ye north on ye East the Shoemakers' Taner Bark Mill and on ye south ye cross Street ye runs up in ye Broadway and containing in Breadth from end to end Two rods and half a foot as ye same is now ffenced In two yds wood measure, and in length eighteen Rod Two foote and five inches said house and lot of ground was formely purchased by ye said William Lawrence late deceased as aforesaid of Ian Dwpree?? as by ye assurance there of Relacon thereunto living had at large appear and also all and singular ways, paths, passages, privileges, Comons commodities advantages emoluments Heriditaments and appurtences whatsoever to ye said House and ground belonging or in any ways appertaining, And also the right title claim interest use Possession Reversion and remainder whatsoever of her the said Elizabeth Lawrence her heirs Executors Administrators or assigns or any of them, except and always Reserved of this E'ent Grant all that part of ye Lott of ground which is laid out for a street or high way through the said Lott of ground to have and to hold the said dwelling House and Lott of ground and every Pte parcell thereof as the said is now ffenced in as aforesaid Except before Excepted and all Pffitts Privileges common commodities advantages emoluments heredetiments and appertences whatsoever unto the said Margarett Howling her heirs and asigns forever To ye sole and only proper use and behoof and to and for Noe other use Intent or purpose whatever ffreed and discharged of and from all Incumberments whatsoever In witness whereof The parties first above named have Either to other set their hands and Seals this fourteenth day of May Annoye Domini 1680!

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
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:, 3/6/1999 Title: Refugees Long Island to Connecticut Title: #1476 Text: Posting by Al Myers on February 26, 1998 Title: St. Albans Lawrence's

  1. Researcher.

    Laverne Olney