George Lawrence

George LAWRENCE (1637 – 1709) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

George Lawrence was born in 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.   His parents were John LAWRENCE and Elizabeth COOKE.    He married Elizabeth CRISPE on 29 Sep 1657 in Watertown, Mass.  After Elizabeth died, he married Elizabeth Holland on 16 Aug 1691 in Watertown, Mass.  George died on 21 Mar 1708/09 in Watertown, MA.

George may not have been the son of John and Elizabeth Lawrence of Groton. Although all the other sons of John were named in his will, he named no son George. He may, however, been related to John Lawrence of Groton.

Elizabeth Crispe was born on 28 Jan 1636/37 in Watertown, Mass.  Her parents were Benjamin CRISPE and Bridget [__?__]. Elizabeth died in Watertown, MA, on 28 May 1681; she was 44.

Elizabeth Holland was born in 18 Jun 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.  Her parents were Nathaniel Holland and Sarah Streeter. Elizabeth died 21 Mar 1709 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.

Children of George and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Elizabeth Lawrence 30 Jan 1658/59
Watertown, Mass
Thomas Whitney
18 Oct 1681
8 Feb 1741
Bolton, Mass
2. Judith Lawrence 2 May 1660
John Stearns
Cambridge, Mass
3. Hannah Lawrence 24 Mar 1661/2
Obadiah Sawtell
Watertown, Mass
Middlesex, Mass
4. John Lawrence 25 Mar 1664 15 Jun 1674
killed by being run over by a load of bricks
5. Benjamin Lawrence 2 May 1666 Mary Clough
4 Jul 1689
Charlestown, Mass
Anna Phillips
3 Feb 1695
Anna Coolidge
18 Nov 1716
Elizabeth Bennett
9 Jul 1719
aft 7 Sep 1733
6. Daniel Lawrence 2 May 1666 Sarah Counce
19 Jun 1689
Hannah Mason
Nov 1695
Maud Russell
23 Aug 1722
20 Oct 1743
7. George Lawrence 4 Jun 1668 Mary [__?__]
Mar 1695 Watertown
Anna [__?__]
5 Mar 1735/36
8. Mercy LAWRENCE 4 Dec 1671 Watertown Willliam BAKER
ca. 1691
25 Nov 1753 Harwich, MA
9. Sarah Lawrence 4 Dec 1671
Thomas Rider
5 Apr 1689
Roxbury, MA
10. Mary Lawrence 11 Dec 1671 John Earl (Erle)
5 Apr 1687
Michael Flagg
27 Dec 1704
Groton, Mass
11. Grace Lawrence 3 Jun 1680
John Edes
13 Apr 1698
9 Aug 1758
Charlestown, Mass
12. Martha Lawrence 3 Jun 1681
John Dix
29 Nov 1697
13. Joseph Lawrence c. 1681 Hannah Marrett
2 Feb 1714/45
5 Nov 1785

Children of George and Elizabeth Holland:

Name Born Married Departed
14. Patience Lawrence 14 Jul 1694
Watertown, Middlesex, Mass
bef. 1707
Watertown, Middlesex, Mass
15. Rachel Lawrence 14 Jul 1694
Watertown, Middlesex, Mass
aft. 1706

3 Nov 1691  – George was excused by the Court from serving as Constable, ‘in that he could not read a word.

1707 – Will dated

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 Sawetl at Groton, daughter Judith Sterns of Cambridge Farms, daughter Mary Flagg, daughter Sarah Rider, daughter Marths Dix, and granddaughter mary Earl. Sons Daniel and George were appointed administrators at the request of the widow. Inventory dated 5 Apr 1709


1. Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth’s husband Thomas Whitney  was born 24 August 1656 at Watertown, Middlesex County, MA. His parents were Thomas Whitney and Mary Kendall.   He purchased 112 acres of land in Cambridge,MA in 1679.   In 1682, he bought 60 acres in Stow, MA where his first five children were born.   In 1719 he purchased 52 acres in Lancaster, MA and deeded one-half of the purchase to his son, John. Thomas died 12 April 1742 at Bolton,Worcester, Mass. at age 85.

2. Judith Lawrence

Judith’s husband John Stearns was born 24 Jan 1657 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass. His partents were Charles Stearn and Rebecca Gibson.  John died 22 Feb 1722 in Lexington, Middlesex, Mass.

3. Hannah Lawrence

Hannah’s husband Obadiah Sawtell was born 1649 in Watertown, Mass. His parents were Richard Sawtelle and Elizabeth Pople. Obadiah died 20 Mar 1740 in Groton, Mass

5. Benjamin Lawrence

Benjamin’s first wife Mary Clough was born 1670 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.  Her parents were John Clough and Frances Hoyt.  Mary died 1695 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass.

Benjamin’s second wife Anna Phillips was born  ca 1679. Anna died on 11 Jan 1716.

Benjamin’s third wife Anna Coolidge was born 1671 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Nathaniel Coolidge and Mary Bright.  Anna died 28 Dec 1718 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass.

Benjamin’s fourth wife Elizabeth Bennett was born 1670 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. Elizabeth died 26 Nov 1738 in Watertown, Columbia Cty, Mass.

Occupation: waterman, of Charlestown

Benjamin’s will, dated 7 Sep 1733, mentions wife Elizabeth; granddaughter Mary Lawrence of Boston in her 12th year; children of daughter Abigail Pearkes of Boston, namely, John, Elizabeth, and Ann; daughter Elizabth Colby of Newbury; and daughter Mary Stevens of Sheepscot, York Co

6. Daniel Lawrence

Daniel’s first wife Sarah Counce (Counts) was born 1670 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Edward Counce and Sarah Adams. Sarah died 26 Jun 1694 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass

Daniel’s second wife Hannah Mason was born 3 Sep 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were [__?__] Mason and Abigail Eaton. Hannah died died on 27 Aug 1721 in Medway, Norfolk, Mass.

Daniel’s third wife Maud Russell was born 22 Jun 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.  Her parents were James Russell and  Mabel Haynes.  Maud died 20 Oct 1743.

Daniel was a veteran of Indian Wars. He was tailor. He lived at Fish St., Charlestown.

7. George Lawrence

George’s first wife Mary [__?__] was born 1670 in Watertown, Mass. Mary died 21 Jan 1740 in Waltham, Middlesex, Massa

George’s second wife Anna [__?__] was born 1672 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass

8. Mercy LAWRENCE (See Willliam BAKER‘s page)

9. Sarah Lawrence

Sarah’s husband Thomas Rider was born 1667 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. Thomas died 1729

10. Mary Lawrence

Mary’s first husband John Earl (Erle) was born 1667 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass. His parents were Francis Earle and [__?__]. John died 5 Apr 1689 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass.

Mary’s second husband Michael Flagg was born 23 Mar 1651 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were Thomas Flagg and Mary Underwood. Michael died 16 Oct 1711 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass.

Michael was an early proprietor of Worcester.

11. Grace Lawrence

Grace’s husband John Edes was born 22 Aug 1680 in Charlestown, Mass. His parents were John Edes and Mary Tufts. John died 16 Jan 1721 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass.  He died of smallpox. Occupation: Cordwainer.

On 13 Apr 1698 when Grace was 17, she married John Edes

12. Martha Lawrence

Martha’s husband John Dix was born 6 Mar 1672 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were John Dix and Elizabeth Barnard. John died 10 Jun 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass

13. Joseph Lawrence

Joseph’s wife Hannah Marrett wasbaptized on 3 Dec 1696 in Cambridge, Mass. Her parents were Edward Marrett (2 Aug 1670-11 Apr 1754) and Hannah Bradish (14 Jan 166[8/]9-20 Jul 1727). Hannah died on 5 Jun 1755.

Joseph, of Charlestown, and wife Hannah, signed a deed in 1714, and another later, in favor of his brother George


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