Digging for my roots


If anyone has new information regarding this direct LAWRENCE family line, please contact me.

(1) ?John LAWRENCE, b. unknown, d. unknown; m. to Joan ____; they resided in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; their children:

[#2]    i. William [Sr.], b. about Jun 1630, d. 1704, m. ?1st? Elizabeth ____, 
		m. last Elizabeth (SCUDDER) ALBURTIS; 
[I have not seen primary proof that John [#1] is the father of William [Sr.] [#2]; this relationship was suggested by source number 12 listed below.]

(2) William LAWRENCE [Sr.], b. possibly about Jun 1630 possibly in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England (baptised 13 Jun 1630), d. 1704 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ.; burial: place unknown.

[Some sources claim he m. ?1st? to ?Hannah? ____ (some sources say ?Hannah TOWNSEND?). I have not seen any primary proof that William LAWRENCE [Sr.] ever had a wife named Hannah ____. There are several sources (sources number 1, 5, & 6 listed below), without documentation, that claim that he did. I doubt he ever had a first wife named Hannah!]

William LAWRENCE [Sr.] m. (probably 1st), before Feb 1664, to Elizabeth ____; they resided in Middleborough [Newtown], Long Island, NY, and in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ; their children:

        i. William [Jr.], b. about 1658, d. 1750, m. Ruth GIBBONS; 
[#3]   ii. Hannah, b. about 1660, m. 1st Joseph GROVER, m. 2nd Nathaniel LEONARD; 
      iii. Benjamin, b. 1664, d. 1755, m. Mary COX; 
[#4]   iv. Elisha [Sr.], b. 17 Feb 1666, d. 25 Apr 1724, m. Lucy STOUT. 
        v. John, b. 1668, d. 1719, m. Rachel ____; 
       vi. Joseph, b. about 1670, d. 1743, m. 1st Sarah WORTH, 
		m. 2nd Rachel (FOLKE) CURTIS; 
      vii. James, b. about 1675, d. 1730, m. Mehitable ALBURTIS.  
William LAWRENCE [Sr.] m. last, about Nov 1693, to Elizabeth (SCUDDER) ALBURTIS (daughter of John SCUDDER; widow of Jan "John" ALBURTIS (d. about 1691)).

(3) Hannah LAWRENCE, b. about 1660 probably in Middleborough, Long Island, NY, d. unknown in Monmouth Co., NJ; burial: place unknown; m. 1st, about 1684 in Monmouth Co., NJ, to Joseph GROVER (b. about 1652, d. about Mar 1689).

Continued on my GROVER Family Page

Hannah LAWRENCE m. 2nd, 9 Jan 1694 in Monmouth Co., NJ, to Nathaniel LEONARD.

Gravestone for
1666 - 1724

(4) Elisha LAWRENCE [Sr.], b. 17 Feb 1666 probably in Middleborough, Long Island, NY, d. 25 Apr 1724 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ; burial: Yellow Meeting House Cemetery; m., 12 Jan 1692 in Monmouth Co., NJ, to Lucy STOUT (b. 1675, d. after 1724; daughter of Richard STOUT Jr. & Frances HEATH); they resided in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ; their children:

        i. Elizabeth, b. 1 May 1692, d. 1741, m. John SALTER; 
       ii. William, b. 1 May 1694; 
[#5]  iii. Sarah, b. 20 Jan 1695, d. 1762, m. John EMLEY; 
       iv. Hannah, b. 10 Dec 1697, d. 1757, m. Richard SALTER; 
        v. John, b. 10 Nov 1699; 
       vi. Elisha [Jr.], b. 28 Aug 1701, d. 7 Mar 1791, 
		m. Elizabeth BROWN; 
      vii. Joseph, b. 7 Dec 1704; 
     viii. Rebecca, b. 7 Nov 1706, d. 30 Dec 1793, 
		m. Thomas WALTON; 
       ix. John, b. 28 Jan 1708, d. 19 Jun 1795, m. 

Gravestone for
1695 - 1762



(5) Sarah LAWRENCE, b. 20 Jan 1695 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ, d. 1762 in Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Friends Cemetery; m., 25 Jun 1719 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ, to John EMLEY (b. 15 Mar 1691, d. 1 Apr 1761).

Continued on my EMLEY Family Page




  1. "Austin Hurley". The Jersey Shore: A Social and Economic History of the Counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean, Lewis Historical Publ. Co., New York, NY, vol. 3, 1953, pages 108-110 [author or editor not known].

  2. Cronk, Judy. Written communication, 5 December 1995 & 20 September 1996.

  3. Derber, Bob. William & ______ Lawrence, manuscript, Pleasant Hill, CA, 1996.

  4. Godfrey, Carlos E. "Lawrence-Walton Records". Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 8, no. 1, July 1932, pages 11-13.

  5. Lawrence, Alice G. "[Lineage]". Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, vol. 29, 1952, page 382.

  6. Lawrence, Dennis A. "William Lawrence of L.I. and N.J.", Lawrence One-Name Study, 1998, Web page: http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/lawren05/will1.htm.

  7. Lawrence, Elisha. His will, written 14 April 1722, proved 27 May 1724.

  8. Lawrence, William. "[Land transaction / nuptial agreement, to Elizabeth Alburtis, 13 Nov 1693]". Town Minutes of Newtown 1653-1734, page 489.

  9. Lawrence, William. "[Abstract of his will, written 8 December 1701, proved 22 May 1704]". New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, page 283 & 286.

  10. Lawrence, William & Elizabeth, & Mills, James. "[Land transaction record, 20 Feb 1664]". in: Amos Canfield. "Town Records of Newtown, Long Island". in: Henry B. Hoff. Long Island Source Records, 1987, page 113.

  11. Lawrence, William, & Mills, James. "[Land transaction voiding record, 3 December 1670]". Town Book, Middletown, New Jersey.

  12. Monnette, Orra E. "Lawrence Origins". First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey, Los Angeles, CA, 1932, pages 993-1010 & 1026.

  13. Raser, Edward J. "Price - Pearce Bible Records". Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 28, 1953, pages 54-56.

  14. Salter, Edwin, & Beekman, George C. "The Lawrence Family". Old Times in Old Monmouth, Freehold, NJ, 1887, page 150.

  15. Stillwell, John E. "Lawrence of Monmouth County". Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, New York, NY, vol. 3, 1914, pages 393-427.

  16. Welles, Theodore W. "The Lawrence Family". Ancestral Tablets From Colonial Days to the Present Era: A Record of the Descendents of Gov. Thomas Welles ..., Press Print. and Pub. Co., Patterson, NJ, 1893, pages 378-379.



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