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THOMAS LAWESSON (1250 - )

  Ralph Fil Thomas Lawesson DE LANCASTER (abt 1275 - )

    Robert LAWESON (abt 1300 - )

      Thomas LAWESON (abt 1325 - )

        John Fil Thomas LAWSON (abt 1345 - )

          John LAWSON (abt 1365 - )

            William LAWSON (abt 1400 - 27 May 1480) & Agnes CRAMLINGTON (abt 1407 - )

              Thomas LAWSON (aft 1425 - 2 Jul 1489) & Isabella KILLINGHALL (abt 1430 - aft 1490)

                Robert LAWSON (abt 1450 - 24 Feb 1546/47)

                  William LAWSON (abt 1480 - 19 Jun 1518) & ? HORSLEY (abt 1480 - )

                    James LAWSON (abt 1500 - 24 Feb 1546/47) & Alicia BERTRAM (abt 1500 - 14 Nov 1547)

                      Edmund LAWSON (abt 1520 - 21 Jul 1551) & Margaret SWYNNHOWE (abt 1520 - )

                        Ralph LAWSON (1547 - abt Sep 1623) & Elizabeth BROUGH (abt 1550 - )

                          John LAWSON (1575 - ) & Sarah ROWLAND (1582 - )

                            Rowland LAWSON (1609 - 15 Nov 1660) & Letticia Joanna WALE (1619 - 1665)

                              Letitia LAWSON (abt 1652 - ) & William HATHAWAY (1636 - 1692)

                                William (Jr) HATHAWAY (1666 - 1725)

                                  William (III) HATHAWAY (1695 - 1772) & Sarah LAWSON (abt 1698 - )

                                    Capt. John HATHAWAY (May 1733 - 1786) & Sarah Lawson TIMBERLAKE (1739 - )

                                      Mary Molly HATHAWAY (1768 - 1854) & Joseph HAMPTON (1765 - 1802 (1803?))

                                        Susanna HAMPTON (29 Jan 1796 - 13 Jun 1890) & Lewis WEEKS (1780 - 1849)

                                          Susan WEEKS (24 Apr 1818 - 11 Jan 1872) & Jesse BARBRE III (1814 - 1870)

                                            Malcena BARBRE (28 Mar 1855 - 12 May 1920) & William COFFEY (1848 - 1896)

                                              Newton COFFEY (1875 - 1969) & Adelia Gertrude ROBINSON (1878 - 1973)

                                                Leo Newton COFFEY (1901 - 1998) & Elsie Maureen WALKER (1903 - 1983)

 

NOTE: "Reports" are included only on those marked in bold above.


Name:             THOMAS LAWESSON

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Birth:               1250                England

 

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Website of complete Lawson ancestry...by John Philip Lawson

http://www.rootsweb.com/~daisy/lawbar.htm

 

 

NOTE:

So little is known about the several generations after Thomas LAWESSON that this single sheet covers them all as follows:

 

THOMAS LAWESSON (1250 - )

    Ralph Fil Thomas Lawesson DE LANCASTER (abt 1275 - )

        Robert LAWESON (abt 1300 - )

            Thomas LAWESON (abt 1325 - )

                John Fil Thomas LAWSON (abt 1345 - )


Name:             John LAWSON

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Birth:               abt 1365          Bywell Co., Northumberland

Father:             John Fil Thomas LAWSON (~1345-)

 

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Note: JOHN LAWSON of Bywell Co. Northumberland was witness to a deed of Walter de Tindall dated at Devilston 1374 and was Executor to his fathers will.

 

 

Spouses

Unknown::      

 

John LAWSON (abt 1365 - )

    William LAWSON (abt 1400 - 27 May 1480) & Agnes CRAMLINGTON (abt 1407 - )

    John LAWSON (abt 1400 - aft 1448)


Name:             William LAWSON

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Birth:               abt 1400          Cramlington Co., Northumberland, England

Death:              27 May 1480    Cramlington Co., Northumberland, England

Father:             John LAWSON (~1365-)

 

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During reign of Henry VI of England (1421-71) acquired Cramlington Hall by marriage. His ancestors for several generations had owned estates in Northumberland CO at Burwell, afterwards at Allendell.

 

The Lawson Name

The surname Lawson is taken from 'Law' and denotes someone who is the 'son of law'. The most likely source of the name is either from the name Lawrence believed to have originated from a person who lived near a laurel tree or from the Old English word hlaw meaning a hill and therefore a person 'the son of who lived on or near the hill'.

Records indicate that the earliest use of the Lawson name was documented in the 14th century in Upper Littondale, Yorkshire, an area close to the present day villages of Litton and Arncliffe on the River Skirfare, a tributary of the River Wharfe. Surnames or 'add-on' names can generally only be traced back to this time in history when they were adopted in order to distinguish individuals of the same forename. From that time the surname was handed down from father to son and occasionally from mother to son.

It is believed that the Lawson name spread from this area to the remainder of Yorkshire and throughout several adjoining Counties in Northern England. Records also indicate that the Lawson name existed in Scotland from 14th century where it was most commonly found in Lowland Eastern Counties. In Scotland Lawson families have links with the McLaren Clan.

It is probable that more than one original source of the name exists. The Lawson name today is found commonly in all English speaking countries. There is evidence that the Lawson name was adopted from the European (mostly Scandinavian) name Larsen and similar surnames when emigration to the British Isles took place.

 

Spouse:           Agnes CRAMLINGTON

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Birth:               abt 1407

Father:             Lord William CRAMLINGTON (1377-)

 

 

William LAWSON (abt 1400 - 27 May 1480) & Agnes CRAMLINGTON (abt 1407 - )

    Thomas LAWSON (aft 1425 - 2 Jul 1489) & Isabella KILLINGHALL (abt 1430 - aft 1490)

    William LAWSON

    John LAWSON

    Richard LAWSON

    George LAWSON

    Isabella LAWSON


Name:             Thomas LAWSON

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Birth:               aft 1425           OfBywell

Death:              2 Jul 1489        Cramlington

Father:             William LAWSON (~1400-1480)

Mother:            Agnes CRAMLINGTON (~1407-)

 

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Note: THOMAS LAWSON of Bywell, was at the battle of Agincourt with Sir John Neville, heir male to his nephew William Lawson Esq. He died 2nd July 1489 at a great age, and was buried at Cramlington having married Isabella, daughter of John Killinghall of Middleton St. George Esq. living 1490 by whom he had issue.

 

Spouse:           Isabella KILLINGHALL

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Birth:               abt 1430          Middleton, St. George

Death:              aft 1490

Father:             John KILLINGHALL

 

Thomas LAWSON (aft 1425 - 2 Jul 1489) & Isabella KILLINGHALL (abt 1430 - aft 1490)

    Robert LAWSON (abt 1450 - 24 Feb 1546/47)


Name:             Robert LAWSON

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Birth:               abt 1450          Bywell Co., Northumberland

Death:              24 Feb 1546/47

Father:             Thomas LAWSON (>1425-1489)

Mother:            Isabella KILLINGHALL (~1430->1490)

 

Spouses

Unknown::      

Children:          William (~1480-1518)

                       Joan (>1480-)

                       John (>1480-)


Name:             William LAWSON

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Birth:               abt 1480

Death:              19 Jun 1518

Father:             Robert LAWSON (~1450-1546)

 

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WILLIAM LAWSON ESQUIRE of Cramlington Co. Northumberland seized in fee-tail-male of half of the manor of Cramlington and Hamlet of Whitlaw held by the King in captite as the sixth part of one knights fee and also divers lands, etc. in Hertlaw, Morpeth, Bywell and other parts of the County of Northumberland in special fee-tail ob. 27 March 9 Henry VIII 1518. Inquisition post-mortem 19 June in the same year taken at Newcastle upon Tyne in the said County of Northumberland, etc. By his wife, the daughter of Richard Horsley Esq. of Thernham, he had issue

 

Spouse:           ? HORSLEY

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Birth:               abt 1480

 

William LAWSON (abt 1480 - 19 Jun 1518) & ? HORSLEY (abt 1480 - )

    James LAWSON (abt 1500 - 24 Feb 1546/47) & Alicia BERTRAM (abt 1500 - 14 Nov 1547)


Name:             James LAWSON

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Birth:               abt 1500          Mele St., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Death:              24 Feb 1546/47 England

Occupation:      Merchant-adventurer

Father:             William LAWSON (~1480-1518)

Mother:            ? HORSLEY (~1480-)

 

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James Lawson; Merchant-adventurer of Newcastle.

 

JAMES LAWSON ESQUIRE of Mele St., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Merchant. Sheriff 1523, Mayor 1529 and 1540. On April 8 1522 purchased of William Wardle, Merchant, a house and horse-mill in the Meal Market, Newcastle. Had apprentices George Bertram 8, Henry 8, Charles Gofton 9, Henry 8, and Richard Ball 1540. Purchased from the Crown the lands etc. of the dissolved Monastery of Nesham. Patent dated 1st October (? September) 32 Henry VIII 1540.

 

Was the Kings farmer and collector at Nesham 33 and 34 Henry VIII . Was seized of lands etc. in Milburne and the Manor of West Matsen. Purchased the Manor of Byker 6 July 1543 and the house in which he resided in Mele St. by deed dated 3 December 35 Henry VIII. By deed dated April 19 1544 he settles the Manor of Byker and West Matsen on his eldest son Edmund and estates in Nesham, Cockfield, Little Burdon, Dynshall etc. on his younger sons and the heirs male begotten of their bodies with remainder to his own right heirs. Died 24 February 1 Edward VI 1547, Inq. p.m. 4 February 2 Edward VI. He married Alicia, daughter of George Bertram of Westgate, Newcastle, squire, (her will is dated 14 November 1547) and left issue:

 

Spouse:           Alicia BERTRAM

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Birth:               abt 1500

Death:              14 Nov 1547    Westgate, Newcastle, England

Father:             George BERTRAM

 

James LAWSON (abt 1500 - 24 Feb 1546/47) & Alicia BERTRAM (abt 1500 - 14 Nov 1547)

    Edmund LAWSON (abt 1520 - 21 Jul 1551) & Margaret SWYNNHOWE (abt 1520 - )


Name:             Edmund LAWSON

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Birth:               abt 1520

Death:              21 Jul 1551

Father:             James LAWSON (~1500-1546)

Mother:            Alicia BERTRAM (~1500-1547)

 

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EDMUND LAWSON Esquire of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Byker aged 20 years 2 Edward VI seized in fee-tail male of the Manors of Byker and West Matsen and lands in the counties of Northumberland and Durham. Died 21 July 1551 Inq. p.m. 6 January 5 Edward VI He married Margaret sister and heiress of John Swynhowe and daughter of Ralph Swynhowe Esquire of Swynhowe and Rock Co. Northumberland. (She re-married Robert Lawson Esquire of Rock and had issue). By her he had issue.

 

Spouse:           Margaret SWYNNHOWE

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Birth:               abt 1520

Father:             Ralph SWYNNHOWE

 

Edmund LAWSON (abt 1520 - 21 Jul 1551) & Margaret SWYNNHOWE (abt 1520 - )

    Robert LAWSON (abt 1540 - )

    James LAWSON (Apr 1545 - 1552)

    Ralph LAWSON (1547 - abt Sep 1623) & Elizabeth BROUGH (abt 1550 - )


Name:             Ralph LAWSON

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Birth:               1547                Byker, Co. of York & Co. of Northumberland

Death:              abt Sep 1623

Father:             Edmund LAWSON (~1520-1551)

Mother:            Margaret SWYNNHOWE (~1520-)

 

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RALPH LAWSON Knighted by James I of England July 23, 1603. James I (1565-1625)

SIR RALPH LAWSON Knight of Burgh Hall, County of York and Byker County of Northumberland, heir to his brother aged 15 years 25 February 4 Elizabeth, seized of the Manor of Byker and half of the Manor of Cramlington in his own right and of the Manor of Burgh-juxta Catteryck Co. York in right of his wife Elizabeth, daughter and sole heiress of Roger Burgh of Burgh-juxta Catteryck Esquire, marriage settlements dated 17 June 1568. Will dated 4 September 1623. Proved 9 October 1623, died same year aged 76 years.

 

Marriage:         17 Jun 1568

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Spouse:           Elizabeth BROUGH

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Birth:               abt 1550

Father:             Roger BROUGH (~1530-)

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Ralph LAWSON (1547 - abt Sep 1623) & Elizabeth BROUGH (abt 1550 - )

    Jane LAWSON

    Alice LAWSON

    Henry LAWSON

    Margaret LAWSON

    Edmund LAWSON

    Marmaduke LAWSON

    Roger LAWSON (1573 - 1613)

    John LAWSON (1575 - ) & Sarah ROWLAND (1582 - )


Name:             John LAWSON

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Birth:               1575                Yorkshire, England

Father:             Ralph LAWSON (1547-~1623)

Mother:            Elizabeth BROUGH (~1550-)

Marriage:         2 May 1606      Catterick, Brough Hall, Yorkshire, England

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Spouse:           Sarah ROWLAND

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Birth:               1582

Father:             Thomas ROWLAND (->1628)

Mother:            Joyce LYTTEL

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John LAWSON (1575 - ) & Sarah ROWLAND (1582 - )

    Epaphroditus LAWSON (1607 - 1652)

    Rowland LAWSON (1609 - 15 Nov 1660) & Letticia Joanna WALE (1619 - 1665)

    Catherine LAWSON (1611 - )

    William LAWSON (1613 - )

    Lettice LAWSON (1615 - )

    Richard LAWSON (1618 - 1658)


Name:             Rowland LAWSON

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Birth:               1609                Brough Hall, Catterick, Yorkshire, England

Death:              15 Nov 1660    Lancaster Co., VA

Occupation:      Justice of the Peace, lanc. Co., VA

Father:             John LAWSON (1575-)

Mother:            Sarah ROWLAND (1582-)

 

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Copied from the ŇVirginia Historical MagazineÓ [Virginia Magazine of History]

VOL. IV, pages 313-314.

ABSTRACTS OF VIRGINIA LAND PATENTS. Prepared by W.G. Stanard.

The following data in regard to this family of Lawson, are from various county records:

(1)  ŇRowland Lawson Ó justice of Lancaster 1652-1655;

(2)  The will of Epaphroditus Lawson (doubtless the patentee) was dated _____ March, and proved in Lancaster June, 1652, makes provision for an unborn child, and appoints Mr. Richard Bennett, merchant, and Mr. John Carter, executors;

(3)  Entry in Lancaster records 1655, that Rowland Lawson had a brother Richard Lawson;

(4)  Probate of the will of Mr. Rowland Lawson granted in Lancaster, May 8, 1661, on petition of his widow Lettice;

(5)  mention in Lancaster, Nov. 23rd, 1661, of Rowland, son of Rowland Lawson, deceased;

(6)  Lancaster, Sept. 14, 1668, the orphans of Mr. Rowland Lawson were Elizabeth, John, Henry, and Letitia. Another son, Rowland, was of age. Their mother was Letitia;

(7)  George Harward, of Lancaster, in his will, dated June 5, 1703, names Epaphroditus Lawson, his wifeŐs eldest son (a minor) and her son John Lawson; also a legacy to Catherine Lawson;

(8)  Will of Rowland Lawson, proved Lancaster, Sept. 7, 1706, legatees sons Henry and Rowland, &c. The seal bears a chevron between three martlets. Burke ascribes these arms to Lawson of Burgh Hall, county York, Bart., of Cramlington, Northumberland, and of Longherst, Northumberland;

(9)  Deed, Lancaster, Sept. 11, 1666, from Robt. Davis and Elizabeth his wife, assigning to Thomas Medestard a patent for 203 acres in Christ Church parish, Lancaster, part of a patent of 1000 acres taken up by Epaphroditus Lawson May 22d, 1650, and inherited by the said Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, his daughter and heir;

Sources:

1. Title: Lawson family of Lancaster and Rappahannock Counties, Va. by Floyd Wills Sydnor.

 

Marriage:         1638                England

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Spouse:           Letticia Joanna WALE

Birth:               1619                Lancaster Co., VA

Death:              1665                Lancaster Co., VA

 

Rowland LAWSON (1609 - 15 Nov 1660) & Letticia Joanna WALE (1619 - 1665)

    John LAWSON (abt 1637 - 26 Oct 1698)

    Elizabeth LAWSON (aft 1638 - )

    Joana LAWSON (1640 - )

    Epaphroditus LAWSON (1642 - )

    Rowland (Jr) LAWSON (1644 - 1706)

    Henry LAWSON (abt 1650 - )

    Letitia LAWSON (abt 1652 - ) & William HATHAWAY (1636 – 1692)

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