Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
Jonas & Andrew Moorman
16 Jun 1727
Henrico
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 13, 1725-1730 (Vol. 1 & 2, p 1-540), page 83, (Reel 12) dated 16 June 1727, Jonas Lawson, 400 acres on the north side James River; on the Byrd Creek in Goochland County, Virginia.
George &c, To all &c, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty 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 Jonas Lawson of Henrico County one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing four hundred acres lying and being on the north side of James River on the Byrd Creek in the County of Henrico aforesaid and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at Andrew Mooreman’s corner on the Byrd, thence up the Byrd according to its meanders east twenty two degrees north, one hundred and ten chains to an ash and oak corner, thence east twenty three degrees south, one hundred and fifty two chains to a corner white oak, thence west twenty two degrees south, seventy chains to an oak corner, thence south thirty eight degrees west, eighty eight chains to a corner black oak, thence west twenty three degrees north, sixty one chains to a corner hickory on Mooreman’s line, thence on his line north thirty eight degrees east, sixty chains and west twenty three degrees north, one hundred and twelve chains to the beginning, with all &c, to have, hold &c, to behold &c, yielding and paying &c, provided &c, In Witness &c, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved Robert Carter Esq. president of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the sixteenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven in the thirteenth year of our Reign.
Signed
Robert Carter
(Note: In The Vestry Book, St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706-1786, page 195, Returns of the Processioning made to the Vestry of St. Paul’s Parish 3 April 1716. Andrew Moorman was listed in Precinct 15.  Jonas Lawson was in Precinct 14 of this same return.
Register of St. Peter's Parish, Volume I, page 21 - New Kent County, Virginia.  Andrew, a son to Thomas Moorman, baptized 4 November 1689. )
(Note: When Goochland County was formed from Henrico County in 1728, this land was then located in Goochland.) See map 1701-1710
1728
Goochland
Goochland County, VA was formed from Henrico County in 1728. See map 1721-1730
John
Sep 1728
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 1, Page 32, September Court 1728.  In the Action of Case between Adam Buttery, Plaintiff and John Lawson, Defendant.  The sheriff having returned that the Defendant. Is not to be found and he failing to appear it is ordered that an Alias Capias be issue against him returnable to the next Court.
John
Nov 1728
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 1, Page 42, November Court 1728.  In the Action of Case between Adam Buttery, Plaintiff and John Lawson Defendant.  The sheriff having returned the Defendant not to be found on the Plaintiff’s Motion a Pluries Capias is awarded against him.
John
Dec 1728
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 1, Page 54, December Court 1728.  The Action of Case between Adam Buttery Plaintiff and John Lawson Defendant is dismist the Plaintiff not prosecuting the same.
David
Sep 1729
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 157, David Lawson one wolve’s head – 200 lbs Tobacco.
Jonas
May 1730
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 1, Page 253, May Court 1730.  In the Action on the Case between Edward Scot Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant The Defendant Failing to appear and the Sheriff not having returned any bail on the Plaintiff motion Judgment is granted him against the Defendant and Daniel Stoner Gent. late Sheriff for the damages shall be received in this suit to be discharged nevertheless if the Defendant shall appear at the next Court.
Jonas
Jul 1730
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 2, Page 6, July Court 1730. (This page had a large hole in the center of the page, some information missing.)  In the Action on the Case between Edward Scot Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant.  The Defendant failure to a____er on the Plaintiff motion the conditional Judgment for ______   ____ed against the Defendant and Daniel Stoner Gent. late ______ confirmed for so much damages as shall be found upon _____ _____ng a writ of Inquire at the next Court of which the _____ ordered to give the Defendant and the said Daniel Stoner Gent. by serving them with a copy of this order.
Jonas
Sep 1730
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 2, Page 31, September Court 1730.  The Action on the Case between Edward Scot Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant is dismist the Plaintiff not prosecuting the same.
Jonas
28 Sep 1730
Goochland
Virginia Patent Book 14, page 146, 28 September 1730, Thomas Murrell, purchased 400 acres, new land, Goochland County, for 40 shillings, on the Little Byrd Creek, adjacent Jonas Lawson and George Payne.
Jonas
16 Mar 1731 /32
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1728-1734, Book 1, page 330.  Inventory of Valentine Amos deceased.  Value £30, 14 shillings, 6 pence, pursuant order of Court, 16 March 1731/32 and sworn to by Samuel (S) Burk, James Nevill, Robert Wade and Jonas (X) Lawson.  Presented by Francis Amos and recorded 16 May 1732.
John Simkins
17 Sep 1731
Goochland
Virginia Patent Book 14, page 366, 17 September 1731, John Simkins, purchased 300 acres, for 30 shillings, new land, Goochland County; North side of Appamattock River; on the head of a branch of Little Guinia.
William
Aug 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 110, August Court 1732. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear an Alias Capias is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
William Sen.
Aug 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 110, August Court 1732. The action of trespass on the case between Tarlton Fleming Plaintiff and William Lawson Sen. Defendant is dismiss the Plaintiff not prosecuting the same.  (Interesting that William Lawson is called Senior. Is this the same William Lawson above?)
John
Aug 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 110, December Court 1732.  In the Action of Debt between William Crow Assll. of Houzy Holson Plaintiff and John Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return that the Defendant is not be found and be failing to appear an Alias Capias is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas & Elizabeth
15 Sep 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1728-1734, Book 1, pages 351-352, 15 September 1732.  Jonas Losson of the Parish of St. James’ in the County of Goochland sold to Robert Horsely of the Parish of St. Paul’s in the County of Hanover for the sum of five shillings, two hundred acres of land with plantation and all it’s appurtenants in the Parish of St. James’ in Goochland County on the North side of the Little Bird Creek and corner of Moorman’s line and being part of four hundred acres of land granted Jonas Losson by patent.  Witnesses James Nevil and John Bostick.  Signed Jonas (X) Losson and Elizabeth (X) Losson
Jonas & Elizabeth
19 Sep 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 113, September Court 1732.  Jonas Lawson and Elizabeth his wife (she being first privately examined) acknowledge deeds of Lease and Release and a bond from themselves to Robert Horsely to be their several acts and deeds and they are thereupon admitted to record.
William
Oct 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 123, October Court 1732. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Alias Capias that this Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
John
Oct 1732
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 123, December Court 1732.  In the Action of Debt between William Crow Assll. of Houzy Holson Plaintiff and John Lawson Defendant the Defendant failing to appear on the Plaintiff’s motion Judgment is granted him against the Defendant and John Woodson Gent. Sheriff for what damages shall be recovered in this suit to be discharged nevertheless if the Defendant shall appear at the next Court.
William
Mar 1732 /33
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 151, March Court 1732/33. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and be failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
John
Mar 1732 /33
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 151, March Court 1732/33.  In the Action of Debt between William Crow Assll. of Houry Holson Plaintiff and John Lawson Defendant the Plaintiff failing to prosecute his suit on the Defendant motion be is nonsuited and it is thereupon considered by the Court that the Defendant go home without day (delay?) and that it recover against the Plaintiff five shillings current money with his costs by him in his behalf expended and Lawyers fee.
William
Apr 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 169, April Court 1733. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
William
May 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 188, May Court 1733. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
William
May 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 193, May Court 1733. On the Petition of Tarlton Fleming against William Lawson, Joseph Dabbs swears to the account and the Defendant making no legal objection against the same it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff do recover against the Defendant five hundred and ninety eight pounds of tobacco with costs.
William
25 May 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, From the records of the Sheriff returns at the end of Order Book 3. Execution May 25th, 1733 for 598 lbs tobacco.  Costs 104 lbs tobacco. Case Fleming, Tarlton vs. Lawson, William, I can find no goods and Chattels within my Bailiwick whereof I can make the within motioned debt and damage as is within to me is commanded.  S/ John Phelps Sub. Sheriff August 21, 1733.
William
May 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 193, May Court 1733. On the Petition of William Lawson against Robert Hapior Jun. the Petitioner failing to appear it is considered by the Court that the Petition be dismist and that the Defendant do recover against the Petitioner his costs by him in his behalf expended and a Lawyer’s fee.
William
25 May 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, From the records of the Sheriff returns at the end of Order Book 3. Execution May 25th, 1733 for 59 lbs tobacco and 15/.Hapior, Robert, Jun. vs. Lawson, William,  I can find no goods and Chattells within my Bailiwick whereof I can make the within motioned debt and damage as is within to me is commanded.  S/ John Phelps Sub. Sheriff August 21, 1733.
William
Jul 1733
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 203, July Court 1733. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas & David
14 Jan 1733 /34
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1728-1734, Book 1, page 471, 14 January 1733/34.  Patrick Mullins of Goochland County, to John Denney of Hanover County, for £35, three hundred and fifty acres, granted to said Mullins by patent 28 September 1728, on Byrd Creek, bounded by Thornton’s line.  Wit: Jonas Lawson, David Lawson, and William Carrill.
Jonas & Robert Horsley
5 Feb 1733 /34
Hanover & Goochland
Hanover County, VA Court Records 1733-1735, By Charles P. Blunt.
Will of Robert Horsley of Saint Paul’s Parish.
To my son, Rowland Horsley, after the death of my wife, a tract of land… on the north side of my Mill Pond in Hanover County; to my son, William Horsley, my mill and 200 acres of land adjoining thereto; lying upon Little Bird Creek in Goochland County; to my nephew, James Moore, 200 acres adjoining to my son Williams on a branch of Little Bird Creek in Goochland County; to my son, Robert, the lower 200 acres on the north side of Rivanna River in Goochland County (the lower 200 acres); to my son, John, the upper 200 acres… on the north side of the Rivanna River in Goochland County; to my daughter, Elizabeth Horsley, 200 acres upon Rockey Branch of Little Bird Creek in Goochland County… land purchased of Jonas Lawson and adjoins him; to my daughter, Ann Horsley, 200 acres on the Little Bird Creek; to my daughter, Mary Horsley, 200 acres on Little Bird Creek, adjoining to my daughter Anne’s; to my son, Rowland, a negro fellow, Gemey; to my son, William, a negro fellow, Adam, to my son, Robert, a negro girl, Mol; to my son, John, a negro boy, Sam; to my wife, Frances Horsley, a negro fellow, Jack, and a negro woman, Judy; to my daughter-in-law Frances Houl, a featherbed and furniture.  The rest of my estate in to be equally divided between my wife and children.  I appoint my wife, Frances, with my son, Rowland, as Executors of Will written on 5 February 1733/34.
Witnesses: Jane Crumpton, Ealso Woods and John Ryan
Will proved and admitted to record 3 May 1734
Page 57 and 58.
David
Feb 1733 /34
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 224, February Court 1733/34.  On the Petition of David Lawson against Robert Hapior Jr. the Defendant appears and confesses.
William
Mar 1733 /34
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 230, March Court 1733/34. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
Mar 1733 /34
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 239, March Court 1733/34.  In the Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant and Thomas Walker (There was nothing else with this and nothing on the next page?)
William
May 1734
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 257, May Court 1734. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
May 1734
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 262, May Court 1734.  In the Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant the Defendant appears but failing to plead Judgment by _____ __irit is granted against him for what damages shall be recovered in this Suit to be discharged nevertheless if the Defendant shall plead at the next Court.
William
Jul 1734
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 276, July Court 1734. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that he left a copy thereof at the Defendant’s house and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
Jul 1734
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 279, July Court 1734.  In the Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant the Defendant with leave of the Court files pleas and time is granted the Plaintiff to reply.
William
Sep 1734
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 294, September Court 1734. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
Oct 1734
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 302, October Court 1734.  The Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant continued at the Defendant’s cost.
Johan (Jonas?)
21 Nov 1734
Goochland
Virginia Land Patent, Book 15, page 358, dated 21 November 1734, Arthur Hopkins, 200 acres Goochland County, for 1 pound, upper side of the Little Byrd on North side of James River; adjacent Johan (Jonas?) Lawson; Robert Horsley; George Payne and Thomas Murrel.
Jonas
21 Nov 1734
Goochland
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 15, 1732-1735, (v. 1 & 2 p.1-522) page 365, (Reel 13) dated 21 November 1734, Jonas Lawson, 200 acres adjacent to the Little Byrd on the north side of James river adjoining Charles Bond and others in Goochland County, Virginia.
George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.  To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty 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 Jonas Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing two hundred acres lying and being adjacent to the Little Byrd on the north side of James River in the County of Goochland and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at a poplar near the west side of the Little Byrd running thence on Charles Bond to a hickory thence a new line north fifty one degrees west, thirty eight and an half poles to a white oak thence on George Payne north forty four degrees east, one hundred and thirty six poles to pointers thence on Arthur Hopkins south forty five degrees east, two hundred and ninety five poles to a pine thence on Thomas Murrell south eighty eight degrees west, forty five poles to the Little Byrd and thence down the same according to its meanders to the first station, with all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, lowgrounds, meadows, feedings and his due share of all veins, mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of two hundred acres of land and the rivers, waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profits, commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to have, hold, possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted, premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Jonas Lawson and his heirs and assigns forever; to the only use and behoof of him the said Jonas Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or by knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these present provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if the said Jonas Lawson his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit.  In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the one and twentieth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and thirty four in the eight year of our Reign.
Signed
William Gooch
Jonas
21 Nov 1734
Goochland
Virginia Land Patent, Book 15, page 372, dated 21 November 1734, John Nash of Henrico County, 400 acres Henrico County but now Goochland County, for 2 pounds, North side of James River, adjacent Jonas Lawson corner; Land Patented granted 16 June 1727 unto Thomas Tindal of Henrico County (Patent Book 13, page 79) and by him afterwards sold and conveyed to Dudley Diggs; the said Tindal or Diggs failed to cultivate or improve the land and Abraham Nicholas Gent. made humble suit and was granted the land and has now relinquished it to said John Nash.
William
Jan 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 324, January Court 1734/35. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
21 Jan 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, pages 48-49, 21 January 1734/35. In a deed from Thomas Murrell of Goochland County to George Chambers of New Kent County, it mentions that the Little Byrd Creek and Jonas Lawson’s corner bound the land.
Jonas
21 Jan 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, page 58.  Appraisement of Robert Horsley’s estate.  Value £31, in obedient to order of Goochland Court, appraisal done and sworn to by William Cabbell, Arthur Hopkins, Jonas Lawson and Sam Burk.  Presented by Arthur Hopkins and recorded 21 January 1734/35.
Jonas
Jan 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 317, January Court 1734/35.  The Action of Debt between Jonas Lawson Plaintiff and Giles Reynolds Defendant is dismist the Plaintiff not prosecuting the same.
Jonas
Jan 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 327, January Court 1734/35.  In the Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant the Plaintiff files a Replication.
Jonas & Elizabeth
6 Mar 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, Pages 93-94, 6 March 1735, Jonas Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife, of Goochland County, to John Mosley of same, planter, for £54, 200 acres where Lawson lately dwelt, which was part of 400 acres patented by Jonas Lawson 16 January 1727, which was before granted by said Jonas Lawson unto Robert Horsley, late of Hanover County, deceased also 1 (one) other tract patented by said Lawson 21 November 1734, starting on west side of Little Byrd Creek to lines of Charles Bond, George Payne and Arthur Hopkins.  Wit: Arthur Hopkins, John Pettus and Patrick Mullen.  Signed: Jonas (X) Lawson and Elizabeth (X) Lawson.  Recorded 20 May 1735.
Jonas & Elizabeth
26 Mar 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, Page 95, 26 March 1735, Jonas Lawson of Goochland County, planter, am held and firmly bound unto John Mosley of same, planter, in the sum of one hundred and eighty pounds Virginia money… Wit: Arthur Hopkins, John Pettus and Patrick Mullen.  Signed Jonas (X) Lawson and Elizabeth (X) Lawson.  Recorded acknowledgment of Bond 20 May 1735.
William
Mar 1734 /35
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 349, March Court 1734/35. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
20 May 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 353, January Court 1735.  Jonas Lawson acknowledges a deed with the Livery of Seizin a receipt thereon endorsed and a bond from himself to John Moseley to be his several acts and deeds and they are thereupon admitted to record.
William
20 May 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, Page 99, Inventory of Jno. Peter Bondurant, deceased 24 January 1734/35, -- value £61/5/9,  taken by Thomas Turpine, Wm. Lawson and John Hamilton. Recorded 20 May 1735.
Jonas
May 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 357, May Court 1735.  The Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant is continued at the Plaintiff cost.
William
Jun 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 367, June Court 1735. In the Action of Debt between Stephon Douglos Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that the Defendant is not to be found and he failing to appear a Alias Capias de novo is ordered to issue xxxxx returnable to the next Court.  (Believe this should have bee Hughes instead of Douglos?)
Jonas
Jun 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 370, June Court 1735.  The Action of Debt between Richard Joan Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant is continued.
William
Sep 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 392, September Court 1735. In the Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant the Sheriff having made return on the Pluries Capias that he left a copy thereof at the Defendant’s dwelling house and his failing to appear a Pluries Capias de novo is awarded against him returnable to the next Court.
Jonas
Sep 1735
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 3, Page 395, September Court 1735.  In the Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant the Defendant _____ issue of the Plaintiff Replication.
Jonas
17 Jan 1735 /36
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, Page 161, 1 January 1735/36 Arthur Hopkins of Goochland County and Elizabeth his wife, to Joseph Peace of Hanover County, carpenter, for twenty pounds, 200 acres in fork of Byrd Creek, bounded by Robert Horsly, Jonas Lawson, George Payne and Thomas.
Jonas
5 Apr 1736
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, Pages 211-212, 5 April 1736, John Nash of Henrico County, to Daniel Fore of same, for £50, four hundred acres on north side of James River, bounded by Lawson’s corner, Jonas Lawson’s land; also one other tract adjoining the former, containing four hundred acres, next to Thomas Tindal, Samuel Burk, land sold by Tindal to Captain Martin and Mr. Dudley Diggs, with all houses, etc.  Wit: John Woodson, Abraham Cowley, John James Flournoy, Mathew Jouett, Nocho. Davies, Thomas Tanner.  Signed: John Nash, Recorded 18 May 1736.
John
May 1736
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 59, May Court 1736.  On the Petition of William Crews of Henry Assll. of Henry Nelson against John Lawson for forty shilling current money due by Bill the Defendant failing to appear it is Considered by the Court that the petitioner do Recover against the Defendant thirty five Shillings current money being the balance of the said Bill with Cost.
Jonas
Jun 1736
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 71, September Court 1736.  In the Action of Debt between Richard Dean Plaintiff and Jonas Lawson Defendant the following Jury are Sworn, Henry Chiles, Thomas Christian, David Walker, John Prior, James Robinson, Charles Lynch, Thomas Bailey, John Laine, John Cox, Septhen Cox, John Biby and John Twitty who after sometime bringing their verdict which on the Plaintiff motion is admitted to Record and is as followeth.  We find for the Plaintiff nine pounds, twelve shilling and six pence current money, Thomas Christian foreman whereupon it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff do recover against the Defendant nineteen pounds, five shillings current money being the penalty of the Bond to be Discharged on the payment of nine pounds, twelve shilling and six pence like money by the Jurors assessed in their said Verdict assessed together with the Interest thereon after the rate of six per centum per annum from the nineteenth day of July MDCCXXXV (1735) till the same shall be paid with costs and a Lawyers fee.
John
15 Jun 1736
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1734-1736, Book 2, Page 230, 20 February 1735/36 Noble Ladd of Goochland County, planter, to James Nevill of same, planter, for 10 pounds, one hundred acres, bounded by Point of Rocks where the Indians shot John Lawson, near the Seven Islands and the river.  Recorded 15 June 1736.
William
Aug 1736
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 116, August Court 1736. The Action of Debt between Stephen Hughes Plaintiff and William Lawson Defendant is dismist no prosecution.
Jonas
19 Aug 1736
Goochland
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 17, 1735-1738, page 152, (Reel 15) dated 19 August 1736, Jonas Lawson, 400 acres on a branch of the Byrd Creek in Goochland County, Virginia.
George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.  To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty 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 Jonas Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Goochland on Branch of the Byrd and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at three corners white oaks near a Branch of the Byrd, thence north forty five degrees east, one hundred and sixty chains to two corners white oaks and two gums thence north west one hundred chains to a white oak thence south west one hundred and sixty chains to a hickory and thence south east one hundred chains to the first section, with all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, lowgrounds, meadows, feedings and his due share of all veins, mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of four hundred acres of land and the rivers, waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profits, commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to have, hold, possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted, premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Jonas Lawson and his heirs and assigns forever; to the only use and behoof of him the said Jonas Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or by knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these present provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if the said Jonas Lawson his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit.  In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the nineteenth day of August, one thousand seven hundred and thirty six in the tenth year of our Reign.
Signed
William Gooch
Jonas
16 Nov 1736
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, Page 28, 16 November 1736, Daniel Fore of King William Parish, Henrico County and Mary his wife, to John Cobbs of St. James Parish, Goochland County for 30 pounds, land in St. James Parish, next to Jonas Lawson.  Witnesses: Arthur Hopkins, James George and John Mullins.  Signed: Daniel Fore and Mary (M) Fore.  Recorded 17 May 1737.
Jonas
17 May 1737
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 139, September Court 1737 and Goochland County Road orders 1728-1744 – 17 May 1737, page 139. . .  John Cobb is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Henry Webbs to the Bird Creek and it is ordered that his own Capt. Masscie’s, James Shelton’s, Thomas Stone’s and Jonas Lawson’s tithables do work on that Road and it is ordered that the Tithables without the Road are to be added to the Road of which Doctor Hopkins is Surveyor.
William
Jul 1737
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 197, July 1737. On the Bill in Chancery brought by William Lawson Complainant against William Creasy Respondent the Respondent files his answer and leave is granted the Complainant to consider the same.
Jonas
15 Aug 1737
Goochland
Virginia Land Patent Book 17, Page 389, 15 August 1737, Samuel Burk, 550 acres, Goochland County, for 2 pounds, 15 shillings, North side of James River, lower side of the Byrd, down Byrd Creek, adjacent Tindal, Jonas Lawson and Moreman.
Jonas
16 Aug 1737
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills & Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, pages 49-50, dated 16 August 1737, Jonas Lawson of the County of Goochland, planter, sold to John Bostick, for 15 pounds, two hundred acres of land on the North side of James River between the two Byrd Creeks, adjacent George Payne, Arthur Hopkins, Robert Horsely and William Coals.  Witnesses were James George, Joseph Pace and David Bunch.  Signed Jonas (X) Lawson.  Recorded 16 August 1737.
Jonas
16 Aug 1737
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills & Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, pages 50-51, dated 16 August 1737, Jonas Lawson of the County of Goochland am hold and firmly bound unto John Bostick of the said county in the sum of 30 pounds Virginia money. Witnesses were James George, Joseph Pace and David Bunch.  Signed Jonas (X) Lawson.  Recorded 16 August 1737.
Jonas
16 Aug 1737
Goochland
1735-1741 Order Book 4, page 211, Aug. 1737 Court, Goochland County – Jonas Lawson acknowledges a deed with Livery of Seizin and receipt thereon ordered and bond from himself to John Bostick to be his Acts and Deeds which are ordered to be recorded.
William
Aug 1737
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 223, August Court 1737. On the Bill in Chancery between William Lawson Complainant and William Creasey Respondent time is granted the Complainant to Consider the Respondent’s answer.
John Simkin
Sep 1737
Goochland
Goochland Co. Order Book 4, page 238, Thomas Owen Deed to John Simkin
William
Nov 1737
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 253, November Court 1737. On the Bill in Chancery between William Lawson Complainant and William Creasy Respondent the Complainant files a replication.  Arthur Hopkins, Charles Lynch, Henry Wood and Charles Lewis or any three of them are appointed to take the depositions of the Witnesses and to make a report thereof to the next Court.
John
Mar 1737 /38
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 273, March Court 1737/38.  On the Petition of Joseph Dabbs against John Lawson the Defendant failing to appear Judgment is granted the Petitioner for four pounds ten shillings current money to be discharged on the payment of twenty five shillings being the balance of a Bill with Interest thereon after the rate of five per centum per annum from the twentieth day of August MDCCXXXIV (1734) till the same shall be plaid with costs.
William
Mar 1737 /38
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 284, March Court 1737/38. The Suit in Chancery between William Lawson Complainant and William Creasey Respondent is continued at the Complainant cost.
William
May 1738
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 307, May Court 1738. The Bill in Chancery Exhibited by William Lawson against William Creasy is continued at the Complainants cost.
William
Jun 1738
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 324, June Court 1738. The Bill in Chancery Exhibited by William Lawson against William Creasy is dismist no prosecution and a Lawyer’s fee.
Jonas
18 Jul 1738
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, pages 147-148, 18 July 1738.  In a deed from Samuel Burk Sr. of the Parrish of St. James, Goochland County to Arthur Hopkins of same, for one hundred and fifty acres, it mention that the land was adjacent Arthur Hoskins’ land, Jonas Lawson’s and Thomas Tindall’s corner and was patented by Thomas Burk.  Signed Samuel Burk.  Recorded 18 July 1738.
Mary, wife of Samuel, relinquished her dower rights.
William
Mar 1738 /39
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 4, Page 395, March Court 1738/39. The Suit in Chancery between William Lawson Plaintiff and William Creasy Defendant the Plaintiff failing to prosecute his Suit on the motion of the Defendant it is considered that the Suit with costs and a Lawyer’s fee.
Jonas
18 Jun 1739
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, Page 217, 18 June 1739, John Cobbs of St. James Parish, Goochland County, to Thomas Poor, Sr. of St. martins Parish, Hanover County, for fifty pounds, four hundred acres as by patent 21 November 1734, on North side of James River, bounded by Jonas Lawson.  Recorded 19 June 1739.
Jonas
12 Mar 1739 /40
Goochland
Goochland County, VA Wills and Deeds, 1737-1742, Book 3, Page 270 – Deed dated 10 February 1739/40.  George Scaman of Goochland County, to Martin King of same, for 5 pounds, 50 acres on south side of James River, bounded by Joseph King and the river; with all houses, etc.  Witnesses: Josias Payne, Jonas (X) Lason (Lawson?) and John Hodges.  Signed George Scaman.  Recorded 19 February 1739/40
Jonas & David
12 Mar 1739 /40
Goochland
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 19, 1739-1741, page 595, (Reel 17) dated 12 March 1739/40, David Lawson, 400 acres adjacent to the Little Byrd on the north side of James River in Goochland County, Virginia.
George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.  To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty 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 David Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Goochland adjacent to the Little Byrd on the North Side of James River and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at a black walnut on the east side of the Little Byrd running thence on George Payne south eighty and an half degrees west, twenty poles to a pine north sixty five and an half degrees west, seventy poles to a white oak south sixty two degrees west, seventy two poles to a black oak south thirty two degrees west, forty two poles to a white oak south one and an half degrees east, fifty poles to a black oak south twenty degrees west, sixty seven poles to pointers thence on Arthur Hopkins north forty five degrees west, two hundred and ninety five poles to two white oaks thence on Jonas Lawson north forty five degrees east, two hundred and forty four poles to a white oak thence on Thomas Massie, deceased, hickory and thence down the Little Byrd according to its meanders to the first station, with all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, lowgrounds, meadows, feedings and his due share of all veins, mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of four hundred acres of land and the rivers, waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profits, commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to have, hold, possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted, premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said David Lawson and his heirs and assigns forever; to the only use and behoof of him the said David Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or by knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these present provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if the said David Lawson his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit.  In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the one and twelfth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine in the thirteenth year of our Reign.
Signed
William Gooch
Jonas & David
16 Aug 1740
Goochland
Goochland Co. Wills and Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, pages 349-350, 16 Aug 1740, David Lawson of Goochland Co, to Anne Horsley of same, for £30, land on North side of James River on upper side of Little Byrd Creek, two hundred acres; being the lower two hundred of four hundred acres surveyed for David Lawson 6 Feb 1733, bounded by George Payne, Joseph Pare, Jonas Lawson.  Wit: James George, William Matlock and Peter Massie Jr.  Signed: David (X) Lawson    Recorded 19 Aug 1740
David
16 Aug 1740
Goochland
Goochland Co. Order Book 4, page 510, David Lawson acknowledges a Deed with the Livery of Seizin and Receipt endorsed from himself to Anne Horsley his Acts and Deeds which are ordered to be recorded.
David
Jul 1741
Goochland
Goochland Co. Order Book 4, page 568, July Court 1740, in the Action of Debt between John Cheadlo Plaintiff and John Godby, John Kidd and Daniel Baskett the Jury consisted of John Williams, Benjamin Bradshaw, Thmas Pinkett, John Cannon, William Pledge, William Wamask, Constant Pirkins, John Wright, David Lawson, Abraham Baker, John Hoseley, John Watson.
Jonas
15 Dec 1741
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1737-1742, Book 3, Page 512, 15 December 1741, Abraham Venable of Hanover County, to John Wooddy of Goochland County, two hundred acres on both sides of a large branch of Byrd Creek, being part of 2000 acres patented 20 June 1733.  Witnesses: J. Terry Nowel Burton and Jonas Lawson.  Recorded 15 December 1741.
Jonas
Sep 1742
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 5, Page 118, September Court 1742.  On the Petition of William Gray and Elizabeth his Wife Executor of William Chamberlayne deceased against Jonas Lawson for fifty six shillings and seven pence farthing current money the Petitioner failing to prove their amount the Defendant makes oath that he paid the same unto John Sanders and William Baker in Trust for the Testator whereupon it is considered that the Petition be dismist.
John Simkins
12 Jan 1742 /43
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 4, 1741-1745, pages 380 and 381: - John Simkin of the Parish of St. James in the County of Goochland, deeded to Matthew Hutchason, of same parish and county, 190 acres, for 40 pounds, land being in the Parish of St. James in the County of Goochland, on the north side of James River on the lower side Broad Branch and bounded Phillips Webber’s, Charles Johnson’s, and Robert Adams’ lines.  Witnesses were William Miller, Robert Allen and Giles Letcher.  Dated 12 January 1743/44 and recorded 11 Aug 1744.
Jonas
4 Jun 1743
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 4, 1741-1745, page 299: - Inventory of William Apshone(?), by Court Order of 17 May 1743, taken on 4 June 1743 at dwelling of Capt. Charles Lewis, by Thomas (T) Stone, Jonns (X) Lanson (Jonas Lawson?) and John (I) Deeney.  Recorded 17 January 1743/44.
William
Nov 1743
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 5, Page 323, November Court 1743. On the Scire Facias brought by Tarlton Fleming to renew a Judgment of this Court dated in May MDCCXXXIII (1733) against William Lawson for five hundred and ninety eight pounds of tobacco and ninety eight pounds of neat tobacco for Costs the Sheriff having returned on the Alias Scire Facias that the Defendant is not found in his Bailiwick and he now failing to appear it is considered that the said Judgment be renewed for six hundred and ninety of neat tobacco being the Debt and Costs together with the Costs of this Suit and a Lawyer’s fee.
Jonas & David
1 Mar 1743 /44
Goochland
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 22, 1743-1745, page 15, (Reel 20) dated 1 March 1743, David Lawson, 150 acres adjacent to the west side of the Little Byrd in Goochland County, Virginia.
George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith.  To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen 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 David Lawson one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing one hundred and fifty acres lying and being in the County of Goochland adjacent to the west side of the Little Byrd and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at the Creek between a walnut and hickory and running thence on Jonas Lawson south forty five degrees west, seventy five poles to a white oak and red oak north forty three degrees west, two hundred and thirteen poles to a white oak the same course continued sixty two poles to a pine thence on John Cole, deceased, north eighty five degrees east, sixty eight poles to a white oak on the north side of a branch thence down the branch to the Creek and down the Creek according to their meanders to the first station, with all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, lowgrounds, meadows, feedings and his due share of all veins, mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of one hundred and fifty acres of land and the rivers, waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profits, commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to have, hold, possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted, premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said David Lawson and his heirs and assigns forever; to the only use and behoof of him the said David Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or by knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these present provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if the said David Lawson his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit.  In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the one and first day of March, one thousand seven hundred and forty three in the seventeenth year of our Reign.
Signed
William Gooch
David
7 Mar 1743 /44
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 4, 1741-1745, pages 322 and 323: - David Lawson of the County of Goochland, deeded to George Crondus, of same county, 150 acres, for 20 pounds, land being in Goochland County, on the Little Byrd Creek (page is torn, could not read all of it).  Witnesses were James George, Joseph Pate and Andrew Wade.  Dated 7 March 1743/44 and recorded 20 March 1743/44.
David
20 Mar 1743 /44
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 5, Page 342, March Court 1743/44, David Lawson acknowledges a Deed with the Livery of Seizin and Receipt endorsed from himself to George Crondus to be his Acts and Deeds which are ordered to be recorded.
1744
Albemarle
Albemarle County, VA was formed from Goochland County in 1744 (see map 1741-1750). See Albemarle County, VA.
Jonas
Nov 1745
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 6, page 129, November 1745 Court, Goochland County – On the motion of Jonas Lawson a witness for Arthur Hopkins against Richard Brown, it is ordered that the said Arthur do pay him for three days attendants 70 pounds of tobacco.
1749
Cumberland
Cumberland County, VA was formed from Goochland County in 1749.
David
13 Oct 1755
Goochland
St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, Vestry Book, 1744-1850 – 13 October 1755 Vestry Meeting, page 55, David Lawson and George Clowdas were appointed Processioners, to procession the lands beginning at Clowdas bridge on the upper side of Little Byrd Creek, to Straw Camp, to the County line and to Paynes Road.
Jonas Jr., Jonas Sr. & John Bostick
6 Nov 1759
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 8, 1759-1765, page 56: - To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that I John Bostick of Goochland County for divers good causes, viz. for five shillings current money of Virginia being in hand paid to me before the sealing and delivery here of but more especially for the love and good will favour and affection which I have and do bear toward my loving friend Jonas Lawson Junr. his heirs one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres, lying and being in Goochland County on the west side of the Little Byrd Creek and being bounded on the lines of Jonas Lawson Senr., George Payne and Capt. James Cole, it being the said Messuage Plantation and tract of land with the appurtenances unto the said Jonas Lawson Junr. his heirs and assigns to the only use and behalf of the said Jonas Lawson Junr. his heirs and assigns for ever and the said Jonas Lawson Junr. his heirs etc., for and not withstanding any act or thing by him the said John Bostick his heirs or assigns or any other person committed done or suffered shall or lawfully may forever hereafter have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the same and every part thereof with the appurtenances, without the lawfull lett molestation or eviction of him the said John Bostick his heirs or assigns or any other person whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said John Bostick to these presents hath set his hand and seal this sixth day of November in the year of or Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us: - James George, James Cole and James Allen.
John his (X) mark Bostick

At a Court held for Goochland County December the 18th 1759.  This Deed was proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses hereto to be the Act of Deed of John Bostick which was ordered to be recorded.
Jonas Jr.
18 Dec 1759
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia, Order Book 8, page 270, December Court 1759. A Deed is proved by the Oaths of the witnesses - thereto from John Bostick to Jonas Lawson Jr. to be the Act and Deed of the said John which is ordered to be recorded.
Jonas
Dec 1759
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia, Order Book 8, page 276, December Court 1759.  Guy Smith, Plaintiff vs. Jonas Lawson, Defendant.  This case went to a jury and they found the Defendant guilty in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and they do assess the Plaintiff damages by occasion thereof to twenty-one pounds, thirteen shillings and eight pence.  The court required the Defendant to pay the damages aforesaid, the Plaintiff cost and his Lawyer fees.

On page 277, Jonas Lawson was also required to pay Thomas Cater and John Lee, who were witnesses for him, each two days attendance - fifty pounds of tobacco.
David & James
31 Jul 1760
Goochland
David Lawson and Ann Harvey, a son named James, born 31 July 1760.  Baptized 17 August 1760.  Page 58 in “The Douglas Register.”
Jonas Jr., David & Anne
20 Jan 1761
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 8, 1759-1765, pages 116 and 117: -
In the name of God Amen, I John Bostick of Goochland County being very sick and weak but of perfect sense and memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to mind the frailly and weakness of man kind, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following vis. I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buried in a descent manner after the discretion of my executor and as touching what worldly estate it hath please God to bless me withal I do give and dispose of in manner and form following.
Inprimus/ I give and bequeath to my godson Jonas Lawson the son of David Lawson and Anne Lawson my two hundred acres of land whereon I now dwell situate to him and his heirs forever.
Item/ I give and bequeath to my friend George Croudus my bed and furniture and all my pewter and one little chest to him and his heirs forever.
Item/ I give and bequeath to my friend David Lawson after my just debts are paid all the rest of my estate both stock and household goods in any manner or sort whatever and I do likewise appoint and ordain my loving friend David Lawson my whole executor of all my whole estate.  In witness where of I do hereby acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament this twenty sixth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and forty nine.
Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged in the presence of us: - Witnesses James George and Thomas Poor
John his (X) mark Bostick

At a Court held for Goochland County January the 20th 1761, this writing was proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses hereto to be the last Will and Testament of John Bostick decease and thereupon admitted to record.
Test. Val Voodllur
David
20 Jan 1761
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia, Order Book 8, pages 386-387. The last Will and Testament of John Bostick deceased, was presented in Court by David Lawson the Executor who made Oath thereto and the same was proved by the Oaths of James George and Thomas Poor, witnesses and admitted to record. And on the Motion of the said Executor, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, James George and John Mosely entering themselves securities for the same.

The Court also ordered that Joseph Pace, William Pace, William Johnson and John Pace or any three of them appraise the estate of John Bostick deceased and that his Executor do return an inventory thereof to the next court.
Jonas
Nov 1761
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia, Order Book 7, page 106, November Court 1761.  The Motion of Henry Tuggle against Jonas Lawson is dismist.  It is the opinion of the Court that the said Motion is not Legal and that the said Lawson do recover against the said Tuggle his costs by him in this behalf expended.
David
26 Feb 1764
Goochland
St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, Vestry Book, 1744-1850 – 26 February 1764 Vestry Meeting, page 89, Henry Tuggle and John Britt, David Lawson and George Cloudas were appointed Processioners, to procession the lands beginning at Cloudas bridge on the Little Byrd Creek.
Jonas & James
3 Aug 1767
Goochland
Jonas Lawson and Mary Nash, a son named James, born 3 Aug. 1767.  Baptized 15 Nov. 1767.  Page 79 in “The Douglas Register”.  John Nash’s land was next to Jonas Lawson’s land.  Is Mary the daughter of John Nash?
David
31 Aug 1767
Goochland
St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, Vestry Book, 1744-1850 – 31 August 1767 Vestry Meeting, page 101, David Lawson and George Cloudas where George Cloudas and David Lawson did (the procession of lands) in 1764.  (See above where they were appointed Processioners.)
Jonas Sr., David Sr., Ann & Jonas Jr.
31 Oct 1767
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 9, 1765-1769, pages 105-106: - A deed made 31 October 1767 between Jonas Lawson Sr. and David Lawson Sr. of the County of Goochland and William Harrison of the same County for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, deeded four hundred acres of land in Goochland County to Harrison.  It being a tract of parcel of land lying and being in Goochland County on the branches of the Little Bird Creek whereon the said Jonas and David Lawson now live and dwell and being part of two surveys taken up and patented by Jonas Lawson Sr. and part of a survey taken upl and patented by David Lawson Sr.  Bounded by the lines of Col. John Payne, George Cloudas, Thomas Massie, George Barelay and Jonas Lawson Jr.  Signed Jonas X (his mark) Lawson Sr. and David X (his mark) Lawson Sr.  Witnesses William George, John Britt, Obadiah Daniel, Jonas Lawson Jr. and George C (his mark) Cloudas.  Recorded 17 November 1767 and it stated that Ann Lawson, wife of David Lawson Sr., being first privately examined, relinquished her right of Dower and was admitted to record.
Jonas Jr.
17 Nov 1767
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Deed and Will Book 9, 1765-1769, pages 103-104: - A deed made 17 November 1767 between Jonas Lawson Jr. of the County of Goochland and John Ware of the same County for the sum of one hundred pounds, deeded two hundred acres of land in Goochland County to Ware.  Bounded by George Payne, Col. John Payne, William Harrison and Capt. James Cole, deceased and Benjamin Johnson on the branches of the Little Bird Creek, being the two hundred acres received by Jonas Lawson Jr. from John Bostick and where Jonas Lawson Jr. lately lived.  Signed by Jonas Lawson Jr.  Recorded 17 November 1767. 
Jonas Sr., David Sr., Mary (Ann) & Jonas Jr
17 Nov 1767
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 11, Page 129, 17 November 1767 Court.  At a Court held for Goochland County on Beaverdam the third Tuesday in November being the 17th day of the mouth, 1767.  John Britt, Obadiah Daniel and Jonas Lawson Jr. proved a deed with the Livery of Seizin and receipt endorsed from Jonas Lawson Sr. and David Lawson Sr. to William Harrison, Gentleman, to be the Acts and Deeds of the said Jonas and David, which are ordered to be record.  Then Mary, wife of the said David (she being first privately examined) relinquish her right of Dower in the land by the said deed conveyed which is also admitted to record.  (Note: In the Deed Book, it gave her name as Ann.  Is her full name Mary Ann or was this a mistake in the entry?)
Jonas Jr. & Mary
17 Nov 1767
Goochland
Goochland County, Virginia Order Book 11, Page 129, 17 November 1767 Court.  At a Court held for Goochland County on Beaverdam the third Tuesday in November being the 17th day of the mouth, 1767.  Jonas Lawson Jr. acknowledges a deed with the Livery of Seizin and receipt endorsed to John Ware to be his Acts and Deeds, which are ordered to be recorded.  Then Mary, his wife (she being first privately examined) relinquishes her right of Dower in the land by the said Deed conveyed, which is also admitted to record.
David
23 Dec 1767
Goochland
St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, Vestry Book, 1744-1850 – 23 December 1767 Vestry Meeting, page 103, Susanna Williams to be paid to David Lawson (gave no details).