Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
1744
Albemarle
Albemarle County, VA was formed from Goochland County in 1744 (see map 1741-1750). See Goochland County
John
1744 -1745
Albemarle
Albemarle Court Orders, Albermarle County, Virginia 1744-1745, page 23 - Andrew Wallace appointed surveyor of the highway from D.S. to Mitchams (Mechums) River.  Archebald Woods, Jeremiah Marrow, William Shaw, Robert Mannely, John Dickey, William Wallace, Merlock McDonal, Micah Woods, Jr., Micha McDonald, Anthony Osbrook, John Lawson, John Cowan, William Little, and Robert Anderson ordered to assist the clearing.
John
17 Jun 1745
Albemarle
Albemarle County Road Orders 1744-1748, 17 June 1745, page 23, Andrew Wallace was appointed Surveyor of the highway from D. S. to Mitchams River and it mention John Lawson as being ordered to assist the said Wallace in clearing the same.
John
14 May 1751
Albemarle
Albemarle Deed, Book 1, page 316, 14 May 1751, Noble Ladd to son, Amos Ladd; love – 300 acres north side Fluvanna adjacent New Breamer Creek, head of branch that “Indian shot John Lawson at”.  Witnesses: John Peter, Amos Ladd and John Moor.
Thomas
28 Dec 1752 or 1754
Albemarle
Thomas Lawson indicated in his Revolutionary War Pension Application that he was living in Iredell County, North Carolina; age 78 years in August 1832.  Indicated he was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1754.  That he had lived in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and then moved to Iredell County.  The documents indicated he died 19 May 1845 in Iredell County, North Carolina.  The Genealogical Society of Iredell County, North Carolina, Iredell County Heritage Book; Thomas Lawson, Revolutionary soldier, was born in Albemarle County, Virginia on 28 December 1752.  He married Katherine McFarland, who was born 20 June 1767.
John
16 Aug 1756
Albemarle
Virginia Land Patents, Book No. 33, page 293, dated 16 August 1756 - William Wallis, 300 areas, for 1 pound, 10 shillings, in Albemarle County, Virginia, on the branch of Mechums River, adjacent David Mill and John Lawson.
John
10 Aug 1759
Albemarle
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 34, 1756-1765, page 445, (Reel 33-34) dated 10 August 1759, John Lawson, 330 acres on Licking Hole Creek a branch of Mechams River, adjacent to Henry Kerr, John Cowen, William Wallis, David Miller and Andrew McWilliams, Albemarle County, Virginia.
GEORGE the Second &c.  To all &c, KNOW ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five Shillings of good and lawful money for our use, paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, WE HAVE given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give, grant and confirm unto John Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing three hundred and thirty acres lying and being in the County of Albemarle on Licking Hole Creek a branch of Mechams River and bounded as followeth to wit:- BEGINNING at a white oak of Henry Kerr’s four poles from a point of rocks, John Cowen’s corner and with Cowen’s line north eighty two degrees east, seventy eight poles to pointers in William Wallis’ line thence on new line north seventeen degrees west, one hundred and twelve poles to a pine and north forty nine degrees west, one hundred thirty two poles to pointers in David Miller’s line and with his line south fifty degrees west, one hundred thirty six poles to pointers in Andrew McWilliam’s line and with it south thirteen degrees east, two hundred and forty poles to pointer in Henry Kerr’s line and with his line north thirty three degrees east, one hundred poles to pointers and south eighty five degrees east, two hundred and ten poles to the BEGINNING, WITH ALL &c, TO HAVE, HOLD, &c; TO BE HELD &c YEILDING AND PAYING &c PROVIDED &c.  IN WITNESS &c, WITNESS our Trusty and Well Beloved Francis Fauquier Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the tenth day of August, one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine in the thirty-third year of our Reign.
Signed Fran Fauquier
John
6 Nov 1760
Albemarle
Albemarle Deed, Book 3, page 328, 6 November 1760, William Wallace to William Woods and David Gass, for 28 pounds, 300 acres Michums Creek branches adjacent David Mills and John Lawson.  Patented 16 August 1756.  Witnesses Michl. Woods, James Wallace and Michl. Wallace.
John
20 Mar 1762
Albemarle
Albemarle Deed, Book 3, page 328, 6 November 1760, David Gass to William Wood for 100 pounds, 300 acres Meecham River, adjacent David Mills and John Lawson.  Witnesses Archibald Woods, Andrew Wallace and Michl. Woods.
John & Margaret
11 Oct 1764
Albemarle
Albemarle County, VA, Deed Book 1764-1768, pages 8-9 – This indenture made the 11 October 1764 between John Lawson and Margaret, his wife, of the County of Albemarle, of one part and Gilbert Marshal of the same County of other part.  Witnesseth that said John Lawson and Margaret his wife for the sum of 72 pounds, 10 shillings hadth given unto the said Gilbert Marshal and to his heirs forever 330 acres of land being in the County of Albemarle on Licking Hole Creek, a branch of Mechans River and bounded beginning at a Whit oak of Henry Kerr’s, four lpoles from a point of Brook’s, John Cowan’s Corner and with Cowan’s line north east to pointers in William Wallace’s lilne thence on new lines north to a Pine and north west to pointers in David Mill’s line and with his lines south west to pointers and north west to pointers in Andrew McWilliam’s line and with it south east to pointers in Henry Kerr’s line and with his lines north east to pointers and south east to the beginning which said 330 acres of land was granted to the said John Lawson by Paten bearing date the 10 August 1759.  Signed John Lawson and Margeret Lawson.

Memorandum that peaceable possession was given by John Lawson unto Gilbert Marshall.  Signed John Lawson.

At a Court held for Albemarle County the 11 October 1764, this indenture and memorandum was acknowledged by John Lawson and ordered to be recorded.  Margaret, his wife, personally appeared in Court and Voluntarily relinquished her Right of Dower to the estate conveyed by this indenture.
John
31 Oct 1765
Albemarle
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 36, 1764-1767, page 914, (Reel 36) dated 31 October 1765, John Lawson, 300 acres on the south side of Mechums River, adjacent to John Greer, John Wood and William Wallace, Albemarle County, Virginia.
GEORGE the Third &c.  To all &c, KNOW ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty Shillings of good and lawful money for our use, paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, WE HAVE given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give, grant and confirm unto John Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing three hundred acres lying and being in the County of Albemarle on the south side of Mechums River and bounded as followeth to wit:- BEGINNING at John Greer’s corner white oak sapling running thence on new lines south thirty degrees west, forty poles to pointers on the side of a hill south seventy degrees west, sixty poles to a white oak south thirty eight degrees west, seventy six poles to a dogwood north eighty two degrees west, forty poles to a red oak north twenty two degrees west, forty four poles to a hickory sapling north seventy one degrees west, ninety seven poles to pointers on the south side of Mechum’s River thence down the same by the meanders in a right line thirty seven poles to a red oak and hickory on John Wood’s line thence on the same north two degrees west, fifty six poles to his corner pine in William Wallace’s line thence on his line south eighty degrees east, twenty poles to a pine and north forty two degrees east, one hundred and eighty four poles to a white oak & red oak in Wallace’s line thence a new line south seventy eight degrees east, forty four poles to pointers in John Greer’s line thence on his lines south forty eight degrees west, eight poles to a pine sapling south twenty five degrees east, sixty poles to a pine south forty five degrees east, sixty poles to a hickory and south twenty five degrees east, eighty two poles to the BEGINNING, WITH ALL &c, TO HAVE, HOLD, &c; TO BE HELD &c YEILDING AND PAYING &c PROVIDED &c.  IN WITNESS &c, WITNESS our Trusty and Well Beloved Francis Fauquier Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the thirty first day of October, one thousand seven hundred and sixty five in the sixth year of our Reign.
Signed Fran Fauquier
Jonas, William & Jonas Jr.
1832
Stokes / Albemarle In 1832, a Gabriel Fry of Stokes Co, NC applied for a pension stating that his father had served in the Revolutionary War.  His father was John Fry who supposedly enlisted in 1777 from Albemarle Co, VA.  John's children were the following:  Gabriel Fry, Benjamin Fry, Gincy Fry, Delilah Fry who married William Lawson, Nancy Fry who married Jonas Lawson, Elijah Fry, Thomas Fry, and Zada Fry who married William Collins. William and Jonas were the sons of Jonas and Mildred Lawson.