Powell-Ranney Family

The Family History of Edes Lawrence Powell

George LAWRENCE

Male 1637 - 1709  (72 years)


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  • Name George LAWRENCE 
    Born 1637  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1709  Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Person ID I188  Edes Lawrence Powell Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2016 

    Family 1 Elizabeth CRISPE,   b. 8 Jan 1636/7, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1681, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1657  Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth LAWRENCE,   b. 30 Jan 1658/9, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709, Stow, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     2. Judith LAWRENCE,   b. 12 May 1660, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1713  (Age < 52 years)
     3. Hannah LAWRENCE,   b. 24 Mar 1661/2, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1707, Groton, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     4. John LAWRENCE,   b. 25 Mar 1664, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1674, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     5. Benjamin LAWRENCE,   b. 2 May 1666, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1737, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Daniel LAWRENCE,   b. 2 May 1666, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1743, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. George LAWRENCE,   b. 4 Jun 1668, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1735/6, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Sarah LAWRENCE,   b. 1669, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714  (Age 45 years)
     9. Mary LAWRENCE,   b. 4 Dec 1671, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Martha LAWRENCE,   b. CA 1674, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Grace LAWRENCE,   b. 2 Jun 1680, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1758, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth HOLLAND,   b. 18 Jun 1676, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1709, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1691  Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 9
    Children 
     1. Patience LAWRENCE,   b. 14 Jul 1694, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rachel LAWRENCE,   b. 14 Jul 1694, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph LAWRENCE,   b. CA 1697, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • George was born in England about 1637. His parents are unknown at this time. His first appearance in the records of New England is on September 29, 1657, when he married Elizabeth, the eldest child of Benjamin and Bridget Crisp. George and Elizabeth had twelve children, all born in Watertown. Elizabeth died in 1681, and George then married Elizabeth, the widow of Joseph Holland. She was a younger woman with two small children. In 1691, George was excused from serving as constable, "in that he could not read a word." George's will, dated 1707, mentions his wife Elizabeth, two youngest children Joseph and Rachel, sons George, Benjamin, and Daniel, daughter Mercy Baker living at Yarmouth, daughter Grace Edes at Charlestown, daughter Elizabeth Whitney at Stow, daughter Hannah Sawtel at Groton, daughter Judith Sterns of Cambridge Farms, daughter Mary Flagg, daughter Sarah Rider, daughter Martha Dix, and granddaughter Mary Earl. Sons Daniel and George were appointed administrators at the request of the widow. Inventory of the estate was dated April 5, 1709. He died on March 21, 1708/9.

      George's funeral must have been quite an affair, the charges against the estate for the funeral include 16 gallons of wine, hatbands for the six pallbearers, 43 pair of gloves (for all those in attendance?) and a scarf.

  • Sources 
    1. [S271] Watertown Genealogies, p. 331.

    2. [S7] Cemetery record, Find-A-Grave, memorial # 113953430 (no cemetery listed).

    3. [S280] NEHGR, Journal., Vol. 46, p. 149.

    4. [S511] Journal article, Americana (American Historical Magazine), Vol. 13, p. 291.

    5. [S7] Cemetery record, Find-A-Grave, Memorial # 113953430 (no cemetery listed).

    6. [S317] Davis Ancestry, Multi-Family File & CD #194., Vol. I, p. 320.

    7. [S321] Charleston Genealogies, p. 331.

    8. [S236] TAG, Journal., Vol. 62, p. 26.

    9. [S271] Watertown Genealogies, pp. 302, 331.


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