Lawrence, John

Birth Name Lawrence, John [1a]
Gender male
Age at Death 38 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1660 Calvert County, Maryland  
Death 1698 Calvert County, Maryland  


Married Wife , Margaret
  1. Lawrence, George Washington

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 26-27
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        Quakers who moved to Maryland in the early 1640's established communities in Calvert
        and Anne Arundel Counties. These counties are located in the Southern part of Maryland. Prior
        to that time families belonging to the Lawrence clan came from England and settled in the
        Accoma County of Virginia. In 1659/1660, Virginia passed a law requiring Quakers in the
        colony to convert to Anglicanism or leave the colony. A group of Virginian Quakers petitioned
        Lord Baltimore in 1661 to allow them to migrate to Somerset County, Maryland. With
        Baltimore's approval, they moved to Somerset and then went on to establish a community first in
        Calvert, and then in Anne Arundel County. It is believed that John and Margaret Lawrence, the
        parents of George Lawrence, belonged to this Lawrence clan.

        Not much is known about John Lawrence (1660-1698) and his wife Margaret. Many
        genealogists refer to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Talbot) Lawrence as the parents of John. This
        would make Benjamin (1652-1685) and Elizabeth (1656-1690) less than ten years old when John was born. Highly unlikely. What we do know is John Lawrence was born in 1660 in Calvert,
        Maryland and died in Calvert in 1698. He married a woman named Margaret and they had a son named George Washington Lawrence.


    1. Lawrence, John
      1. , Margaret
        1. Lawrence, George Washington