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Maj. Lawrence Smith, Sr.

Maj. Lawrence Smith, Sr.

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  • Name Lawrence Smith 
    Title Maj. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 29 Mar 1629  Stonirakes,Burnley Parish Co,Lancashire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • W&M Quarterly Vol 9 has his coat of arms as Smiths of Tottne, County Devon England (quarterly II, 12)
    Gender Male 
    Land Deed 1657  Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Virginia County Records VII
    Book 4, p 253
    119 acres
    LAWRENCE SMITH, 119 acs. Glos-
    ter Co., 11 Feb. 1657, p. 170, (253).
    Upon the head of a branch issuing into
    Ware Riv. in Mockjack Bay, running



    along trees of Lt. Col. Jno. Walker &c.
    Trans, of 3 pers: Geo. Musick, Rob.
    Cooper, Roger Greene. -Cavaliers and Pioneers 
    Land Deed 1666  Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Virginia County Records VII
    Book 6 p 41
    807 acres 
    Land Deed 1686  York Co VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On the 7th of January 1633-4 court was held at a place called "York" on Charles River. By deed dated 2nd May 1634 "Martin Becker of Plimouth, England, merchant" leased for 11 years a tract of land in York plantation to Thomas Trotter, Thomas Jefferyes, and John Baylis. Martin Baker patented 600 acres from "Robert Bue's agst Capt Martur's land" 24 Apr 1635. Martin Backer was sheriff of New Kent in 1647. "Backer and "Becker" were the same name.
    George Ludlow obatined a patent 26 July 1646 for 1452 acres lyeing in York Co "beginning at the mouth of Wormeley's Creek and from thence running up the River 555 poles unto certaine marked trees" & c 600 acres, part therof formerly granted unto Martin Baker by patent dated 24 Apr 1635 and 750 acres called "Yorke plantation" purchased from George Menifie, Esq until home the name was mortgaged by Sr John Harvey. Ludlow's land adjoined on the west the land patented by Capt Nicholas Martian on 14 March 1639. This land, and not Ludlows was the present seat of Yorktown. Martian's daughter, Elizabeth, married Col George Reade of the Council and his son Benjamin Reade sold fifty acres for a town to the County in 1691.
    .... George Ludlow ... left the farm on Wormeley's Creek, together with the rest of his property to a nephew Lt Coll Thomas Ludlow, the son of Gabriel and Phillis Ludlow. ... Mary Ludlow, widow of Thomas, married Rev Peter Temple of York Parish and moved with her three children to England. ... In 1688 "Ludlow's Land" was sold to Major Lawrence smith of Gloucester County.
    This gentleman was a man of great consequence in his day. In March 1675-6 the General Aseembly in order to stop Indian depredations appointed a number a forts and Major Lawrence Smith commanded "111 men out of Gloucester Co" at a fort near the falls of Rappahannock river. These forts helped to exasperate the people in Bacon's favor and Major Smith, who led the "trained bands" of Gloucester the next year against the rebels, was deserted on the field by his troups, who surrendered to Ingram. He was surveryor for the Counties of Gloucester and York in 1686. In 1691 he laid out Yorktown on the land of Benjamin Read. In 1699 the Governor recommended him among "the gentleman of estate and standing" suitable for appointment to the Council. He died in 1700 and the honor of which the father was deemed worthy fell upon his son, John of Gloucester Co ho became Councillor and County-Lieutenant and died about 1719-1720.
    Another son, Col Lawrence Smith, became the owner of the plantation at Wormeley's Creek.
    .... Lawrence Smith was Colonel, Justice, Sheriff of York County, one of hte feoffees of Yorkstown and a member of the House of Burgesses. He married, 1st Mildren, daughter of Capt Thomas Chisman, brother of Major Edmund Chisman of Bacon's Rebellion, and 2nd Mildred, daughter of John Reade.  
    Land Deed 16 Jun 1700  Essex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lawrence Smith makes a deed for his "son-in-law" Capt John Battaile 16 June 1700 
    Died 8 Aug 1700  Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Event Feb 1708  Essex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Feb 17089-9, guardian's bond of Augustine Smith, in behalf of "Lawrence Battaile, grandson of Major Lawrence Smith". The will of Capt John Battaile, dated 20 Jan 1708 and proved 10 Feb 1709, names wife Elizabeth; sons John, Lawrence, Hay, and Nicholas Battaile; after various devises, gives residue to be equally divided between his wife and son John, when his wife marries or son comes of age, by Capt John Catlett, Mr Francis Taliaferro and Mr James Harrison; mentions also "Brother Charles Taliaferro", and Mr William Thornton 
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    Person ID I19537  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith Branch: Major Lawrence Smith Sr b 1629 England m Mary Debnam(FF/Aut)
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    Father Christopher Smith,   b. 18 Mar 1592, Stonirakes, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1638, Stonehedge, Colne, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Townley,   b. 1599, Stone Edge, Colne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1679, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
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    Descendant of Christopher Smith b 1592 Lancashire England d 1638 England m Elizabeth Townley
    Documents
    Early Christopher and Ambrose Joshua Smiths in VA Part 1
    Early Christopher and Ambrose Joshua Smiths in VA Part 1
    Early Christopher and Ambrose Joshua Smiths in VA part 2
    Early Christopher and Ambrose Joshua Smiths in VA part 2
    Elizabeth Townley from Lawrence Townley of Stonehenge England
    Elizabeth Townley from Lawrence Townley of Stonehenge England
    The Townleys and Warners of Virginia
    Lawrence and Christopher Smith
    Lawrence and Christopher Smith
    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
    Vol. 81, No. 3 (Jul., 1973), pp. 319-367 by McCurdy
    The Townleys and Warners of Virginia and their English Connections
    Family ID F7320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Debnam,   b. 29 Mar 1629, Igtham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1728, Temple Farm, Gloucester Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1652  Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Smith,   b. 24 Oct 1652, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. John Smith,   b. 1653, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1720, Spotsylvania Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Charles Smith,   b. c 1655, Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710, Caroline Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    +4. Lawrence Smith,   b. 1657, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1739, Yorktown, York Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. Sarah Smith,   b. 1659, York Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720  (Age 61 years)
     6. Elizabeth Smith,   b. c 1665, Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708  (Age ~ 43 years)
    +7. Augustine Smith,   b. 16 Jun 1666, Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Henrico Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +8. William Smith,   b. 1687, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1734, Spotsylvania Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Documents
    Lawrence Smith b 1629 Burnley Parish, Lancaster, England
    Lawrence Smith b 1629 Burnley Parish, Lancaster, England
    from Historical Southern Families Volume XVII
    p 183
    Lawrence Smith
    Lawrence Smith
    -Historical Southern Families Vol XVII p 184
    Lawrence Smith
    Lawrence Smith
    p 185 Historical Southern Families Vol XVII
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F9794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1652 - Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Virginia County Records VII Book 4, p 253 119 acres LAWRENCE SMITH, 119 acs. Glos- ter Co., 11 Feb. 1657, p. 170, (253). Upon the head of a branch issuing into Ware Riv. in Mockjack Bay, running along trees of Lt. Col. Jno. Walker &c. Trans, of 3 pers: Geo. Musick, Rob. Cooper, Roger Greene. -Cavaliers and Pioneers - 1657 - Gloucester Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Virginia County Records VII Book 6 p 41 807 acres - 1666 - Gloucester Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - On the 7th of January 1633-4 court was held at a place called "York" on Charles River. By deed dated 2nd May 1634 "Martin Becker of Plimouth, England, merchant" leased for 11 years a tract of land in York plantation to Thomas Trotter, Thomas Jefferyes, and John Baylis. Martin Baker patented 600 acres from "Robert Bue's agst Capt Martur's land" 24 Apr 1635. Martin Backer was sheriff of New Kent in 1647. "Backer and "Becker" were the same name. George Ludlow obatined a patent 26 July 1646 for 1452 acres lyeing in York Co "beginning at the mouth of Wormeley's Creek and from thence running up the River 555 poles unto certaine marked trees" & c 600 acres, part therof formerly granted unto Martin Baker by patent dated 24 Apr 1635 and 750 acres called "Yorke plantation" purchased from George Menifie, Esq until home the name was mortgaged by Sr John Harvey. Ludlow's land adjoined on the west the land patented by Capt Nicholas Martian on 14 March 1639. This land, and not Ludlows was the present seat of Yorktown. Martian's daughter, Elizabeth, married Col George Reade of the Council and his son Benjamin Reade sold fifty acres for a town to the County in 1691. .... George Ludlow ... left the farm on Wormeley's Creek, together with the rest of his property to a nephew Lt Coll Thomas Ludlow, the son of Gabriel and Phillis Ludlow. ... Mary Ludlow, widow of Thomas, married Rev Peter Temple of York Parish and moved with her three children to England. ... In 1688 "Ludlow's Land" was sold to Major Lawrence smith of Gloucester County. This gentleman was a man of great consequence in his day. In March 1675-6 the General Aseembly in order to stop Indian depredations appointed a number a forts and Major Lawrence Smith commanded "111 men out of Gloucester Co" at a fort near the falls of Rappahannock river. These forts helped to exasperate the people in Bacon's favor and Major Smith, who led the "trained bands" of Gloucester the next year against the rebels, was deserted on the field by his troups, who surrendered to Ingram. He was surveryor for the Counties of Gloucester and York in 1686. In 1691 he laid out Yorktown on the land of Benjamin Read. In 1699 the Governor recommended him among "the gentleman of estate and standing" suitable for appointment to the Council. He died in 1700 and the honor of which the father was deemed worthy fell upon his son, John of Gloucester Co ho became Councillor and County-Lieutenant and died about 1719-1720. Another son, Col Lawrence Smith, became the owner of the plantation at Wormeley's Creek. .... Lawrence Smith was Colonel, Justice, Sheriff of York County, one of hte feoffees of Yorkstown and a member of the House of Burgesses. He married, 1st Mildren, daughter of Capt Thomas Chisman, brother of Major Edmund Chisman of Bacon's Rebellion, and 2nd Mildred, daughter of John Reade. - 1686 - York Co VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Deed - Lawrence Smith makes a deed for his "son-in-law" Capt John Battaile 16 June 1700 - 16 Jun 1700 - Essex, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1700 - Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Feb 17089-9, guardian's bond of Augustine Smith, in behalf of "Lawrence Battaile, grandson of Major Lawrence Smith". The will of Capt John Battaile, dated 20 Jan 1708 and proved 10 Feb 1709, names wife Elizabeth; sons John, Lawrence, Hay, and Nicholas Battaile; after various devises, gives residue to be equally divided between his wife and son John, when his wife marries or son comes of age, by Capt John Catlett, Mr Francis Taliaferro and Mr James Harrison; mentions also "Brother Charles Taliaferro", and Mr William Thornton - Feb 1708 - Essex, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Major Lawrence Smith family
    Major Lawrence Smith family
    William and Mary Quarterly Vol 9

  • Notes 
    • Have also seen Mary Dedman as the spouse.


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