Person:Nicholas Lawrence (3)

Nicholas Lawrence
b.Est 1627
d.Bet 26 Jan 1685 and 21 May 1685 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • HNicholas LawrenceEst 1627 - 1685
  • WMary Harris1626/27 - Aft 1685
m. Bef 1652
  1. Rebecca Lawrence1664 -
Facts and Events
Name[3] Nicholas Lawrence
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] Est 1627 Estimated by approximate date of marriage
Marriage Bef 1652 to Mary Harris
Will[1] 26 Jan 1685 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] Bet 26 Jan 1685 and 21 May 1685 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 21 May 1685 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lawrence, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    LAWRENCE..NICHOLAS, Dorchester, 8. of Thomas, by w. Mary had Patience, b. 13 June 1658, d. young; and he d. 1685; in his will of 26 Jan. pro. 21 May of that yr.
    gives his w. Mary, and eldest s. Without nam. him, and calls the ch. Mary, Rebecca, Nicholas, and Benjamin.

  2. Harris, Gale Ion. Walter and Mary (Fry) Harris of New London Connecticut. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Apr 2002)

    Mary Harris..m. by 1652 NICHOLAS LAWRENCE..

  3. Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)

    Some secondary sources claim that this Nicholas Lawrence was son of Thomas Lawrence of Hingham [Hingham Hist 2:426-7; Bon 821; Savage 3:62-63]. There is, however, no evidence for this claim, which seems to be bsaed on the fact that both Nicholas Lawrence and the widow of Thomas Lawrence moved to Dorchester. Thomas Lawrence died at Hingham in 1655, and the widow moved to Dorcester after that date. The nuncupative will of Thomas Lawrene refers only to "his children," without naming them [SPR 5:246]. Nicholas Lawrence had already moved to Dorchester by 1652 [NEHGR 156:149-50]. Based on the early close association with the family of Henry Lawrence, and the lack of any record evidence for association with Thomas Lawrence, we suggest that Nicholas Lawrence was very likely a kinsman of the former, perhaps even a son.