Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation

 

1731 Prince William Prince William County was formed Stafford and King George Counties in 1731.  See map 1731-1740.
Thomas
25 Dec 1755
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Order Book 1755-1757, dated 25 December 1755, page 21.  Deeds of Lease Release and Receipt endorsed from Richard Kenner and Hannah, his wife to John Tayloe Esquire were proved by the oaths of William Ellzey, Alexander Scott and Thomas Lawson, witnesses thereto and the same were admitted to record.
Thomas
28 Jun 1756
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Order Book 1755-1757, dated 28 June 1756, page 108.  Ordered that Inspectors at Quantico received the new weights from Mr. Thomas Lawson for the use of Quantico Inspection.
Thomas
28 Sep 1756
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Order Book 1755-1757, dated 28 September 1756, page 225.  Charles Wells having attended two days as a witness for Thomas Lawson against John Jeakins, ordered the said Thomas pay him for the same according to Law.

Charles Wells Junior, having attended one day as a witness for Thomas Lawson against John Jeakins, ordered the said Thomas pay him for the same according to Law.
Thomas
23 May 1757
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Order Book 1755-1757, dated 23 May 1757, page 284.  Thomas Lawson plaintiff.  William Filkins defendant.  On attachment, defendant not appearing, ordered plaintiff recover cast against him…
Thomas
23 May 1757
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Order Book 1755-1757, dated 23 May 1757, page 285.  Thomas Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the room of Benjamin Grayson, gentleman and ordered that he keep the same in repair with the male laboring tithables working thereon and that he also erect posts or stones where necessary according to Law.  Then the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning, 8 o’clock.  Signed Henry Lee.
Thomas
2 Oct 1764
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 196-199.  At a Court held for Prince William County 2 October 1764, This Release for Benjamin Grayson and Elizabeth, his wife to the Honorable John Tayloe and Presly Thornton Esquires, together with the Receipt thereon endorsed were proved by the oaths of Hector Ross, Thomas Lawson and William Grayson gentlemen, three of the witnesses and same was ordered to be recorded.

A second Release was proved at a Court 5 November 1764 by the same men and witnessed by the same men, Hector Ross, Thomas Lawson and William Grayson.  (On the margin of the page: Exd. & dd. Mr. Lawson 24 September 1765.)
Thomas
4 Sep 1765
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 339-340.  Know all men by these presents that I John Coffer of County of Prince William in consideration of sum of 170 pounds, 6 shillings and 9 pence current money of Virginia to me in had paid by Thomas Lawson of said County, have sold unto Thomas Lawson all those Negroes men hereafter named to wit, Sam, Jamie, Bob, Tom and Frank, to have and to hold said mentioned Negroes and every of them without the interruption of John Coffer and from claim of any other persons whatsoever as witness my hand this 4 September 1765.  Witness Traverse Nash, Thomas his mark West and Benjamin Adams.  Signed John his mark Coffer.

At a Court held for Prince William County 7 October 1765.  This bill of Sale from John Coffer to Thomas Lawson Gentleman was proved by oaths of Traverse Nash and Jacob Marshall, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

(On margin: Sent Mr. Lawson 8 March 1766 p Note)
Thomas
24 Sep 1765
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 135-136.  (On margin of page: Dd. Mr. Lawson, 24 September 1765) This Indenture made and concluded 6 day of June in the third year of Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the third between John Hancock, gentleman of one part and the Honorable John Tayloe and Presly Thornton Esquires of other part witnesseth that John Hancock for the rents and considerations mentioned doth set… In Witness whereof John Hancock for himself and Thomas Lawson in behalf of the Honorable John Tayloe and Presley Thornton Esquires have set their hands and seals.

At a Court continued and held for Prince William County 5 June 1764, John Hancock acknowledged tis Lease to be his act & deed and same was ordered to be recorded.
Thomas
7-8 Oct 1765
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 356-362.  (On margin of page: Delivered to Mr. Lawson, December 1765)  This Indenture made the 7-8 October 1765 between John Hancock Gentleman and Margaret his wife, of County of Prince William on one part and Honorable John Tayloe Esquire of County of Richmond of other part... for sum of 1,000 pounds current money of Virginia… that parcel of land formerly called the old Fields but now known by the name of Hancock’s Neck situate in County of Prince William between the mouth of Occoquan river and Neabsco Creek and contains 500 acres… In witness whereof John Hancock and Margaret his wife have set their hands and seals in presence of Henry Lee, T. Blackburn, Travers Nash, Thomas Lawson, G. Johnston, H. Ross and John Riddell.  Signed John Hancock and Margaret Hancock.
Thomas
2 May 1766
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 374-376.  (On margin: Exd. and delivd. Mr. Lawson, 2 January 1766.)  This Indenture made the 2 May 1766 between James Douglass of County of Prince William, Merchant, of one part and the Honorable John Tayloe and Presley Thornton Esfquires of the other part…  In witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals in presence of Spence Grayson, John Hartshorn Jr., Samuel Peachey Jr., Thomas Lawson and Jabez Downman.  Signed James Douglass.
Gawen (Gavin)
2 June 1766
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 371-374.  This Indenture made 2 June 1766 between Richard Graham of Town of Dumfries in County of Prince William and Colony of Virginia, Merchant, of one part and Anthony Bacon of City of London Esquire and Company… (a long list of others) and Mr. Gawen Lawson, Factor for Messrs Bogle and Company Merchants of Glasgow of the other part… and to said Gawen Lawson, 25 pounds Virginia Currency for the better securing the payment of the said several and respective sums in the manner herein after mentioned.
Thomas
6 Oct 1766
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 394-395.  Indenture… for 20 pounds current money of Virginia said Francis Jackson hath sold unto Foushee Tebbs and his heirs all that parcel of land containing 200 acres in County of Prince William being part of a Patent for 6,710 acres lying upon Quantiquot Creek and Powells Run in County of Prince William… In witness whereof Francis Jackson hath set his hand and Seal in presence of Thomas Lawson, William Carr and Wm. Tebbs  Signed Francis Jackson.
Thomas
12 Dec 1766
Prince William
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, Grant Book N, page 329 – John Lee, Henry Lee and Thomas Lawson of Prince William County, Executors of Allen Macrae, deceased late of said County set forth that Macrae obtained assignment from Henry Peyton for 432 acres in name of said Peyton in Fauquier County.  Macrae departed this life before obtaining Deed.  Grant to John Lee, Henry Lee and Thomas Lawson said land in Trust to be then or survivors of them disposed of for use and benefit of said Macrae’s Estate agreeable to last Will of Macrae.  Surveyor William West.  Adjacent William Stamps and Mr. Bryan Fairfax on Hunger Run.  Dated 12 December 1766.
Thomas
7 May 1767
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 515-518.  Indenture dated 7 May 1767… James Nisbett, Thomas Lawson and John Leatherwood were witness to signature of Jabez Downman and Ann, his wife, on the Indenture.

At a Court held for Prince William County 7 September 1767, These Deeds of Lease and Release together with the Receipt for consideration thereon endorsed was proved by Oaths of James Nisbett, Thomas Lawson and John Leatherwood, the witnesses, to be the acts and deeds of said Jabez Downman and Ann his Wife, together with a Commission for Examining the Feme returned and on motion of Tayloe and Thornton the same were admitted to record.
Thomas
7 Dec 1767
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 519-520.  Know all men by these presents that we William Carr, Henry Lee, Daniel Payne and Thomas Lawson of County of Prince William, Gentlemen, are held and firmly bound unto oour Sovereign Lord George the Third in the full and just sum of 1,000 pounds current money to which payment we bind ourselves Jointly and severally.  As Witness our hands and Seals this 7 December 1767.  The Condition of the above obligation is that whereas above bound William Carr, Gentleman, is appointed Shiriff of County of Prince William by Commission from the Governor dated the 26 October last past… Signed William Carr, Henry Lee, Daniel Payne and Thomas Lawson.  Acknowledged at a Counrt held 7 December 1767.
John
10 Jul 1768
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 265-266.  (On margin: Exd. & send to Mr. Semple by Mr. John Lawson, 10 July 1768. EW)  Know all men by these presents that we John Ballendine of County of Fairfax and Colony of Virginia & William Ellzey and Thomas Blackburn are held and firmly bound unto John Semple of Province of Maryland in sum of 20,000 pounds Sterling to be paid to John Semple…

There was a second document on pages 322-325 that had on the margin: Sent to Mr. Semple by John Lawson 10 July 1768 EW)

Prince William County, VA – Deed Book R, 1768-1771, pages 491-496.  A third document had on the margin: Sent to Mr. Semple by John Lawson 10 July 1768 EW)
Thomas
4 Feb 1769
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book R, 1768-1771, pages 108-111.  This Indenture made 4 February 1769 between George Brent and Robert Brent of County of Stafford and Colony of Virginia, Gentlemen, of one part and Hector Ross, William Carr and John Gibson of the Colony aforesaid, Merchants, of other part.  Whereas Robert Brent upon the second day of this Instant at the Town of Dumfries entered into Composition with William Sydebotham, Thomas Lawson, Executor of Allan MacRae, deceased, John Tayloe, Esquire, Fielding Lewis, Esquire, Charles Digges, John Read Magruder, John Riddell for Glassford & Henderson, Daniel Stephenson, Thomas Brereton, George McCall, Isaac Heslop, John Bell of London, William Carr, Thomas Chapman, William Carr for Crawford & Co., George Graham, John Neilson for Cockrane & Co., Thomas & John Kirkpatricks, David Dalyell, George Oswald & Co., Harry Piper for Dixon & Littledale, Cumberland Wilson for Colin Dunlop & Sons & co., for Wilsons & Sons and for himself… said Robert Brent to convey the absolute Estate of his Tract of land in County of Prince William containing 8,000 acres being part of a larger tract of land commonly called Brent Town and granted by Deed bearing date 13 August 1688 and in the Fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord James the Second to George Brent Esquire, Grandfather of said George Brent…
Gavin
4 Sep 1769
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book R, 1768-1771, pages 123-124.  Indenture… Richard Lewis and Ann, his wife, sold to Cuthbert Bullitt for 500 pounds, several lands and tenements being on Kettle Run in County of Prince William containing by estimation 1,500 acres… In witness whereof Richard Lewis and Ann his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals in presence of William Carr, John Riddell, John Gibson, witness to Richard Lewis, Robert Garrett, William Allason witness to Richard and Ann.  Gavin Lawson witness to Richard and Ann  and Will Grant.
Thomas
12 Feb 1770
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book R, 1768-1771, page 157.  This Indenture made 12 February 1770, between Thomas Lawson and Thomas Atwell, Gentlemen Directors & Trustees for Town of Dumfries in County of Prince William of one part and Richard Graham, Gentleman of said County and Town of other part witnessed that Thomas Lawson and Thomas Atwell for 21 pounds, 10 shillings have sold unto Richard Graham two Lots containing one acre of land in Town of Dumfries numbered three and four and bounded as by a Plot and Survey made by George Byrn Surveyor…  Recorded 7 March 1770.
Thomas
7 Mar 1770
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Wills.  Abstract of Will of Benjamin Wilkinson of Prince William County, VA.  … unto my beloved wife Elizabeth, until my son John Wilkinson arrives at the age of twenty one years, all my lands in Fairfax County…
… unto my eldest daughter Parnal Wilkinson (three negroes)… unto my second daughter Elizabeth Wilkinson when she arrives to the age of 21 years… Other daughters mentioned: Hannah and Ann.  Mr. Thomas Lawson guardian to my son and my wife guardian to my three youngest daughters.  Wife Executrix.  William dated 27 September 1769 and proved 7 March 1770 in Prince William County, VA.  Witnesses Henry Lee, Agatha Fallen, John R. Peyton and George Graham.
Thomas
28 Jul 1774
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book T, 1774-1779, pages 67-69.  Know All Men by these presents that I George Brent of County of Stafford, Gentleman for the natural love and affection I bear towards my daughter, Jean Graham and my grandsons, George Graham and John Graham and for the sum of 20 shillings current money of Virginia paid by Thomas Lawson and William Grayson of County of Prince William, Trustees of said Jean, George and John have sold unto said Thomas Lawson and William Grayson their heris… the following slaves to wit Hannah, a Negro wench; Mary, George, Lixxy, Bob Children to the said Hannah, George a Negro fellow and Milly a Negro wench; to have and to hold the said slaves and their future increase for the use of the said Jean Graham for and during the term of her natural life… In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 28 July 1774 in presence of Evan Williams, Travers Nash and James Muschett.  Signed George Brent.
T. (Thomas)
Oct 1774
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pages 104-107.  (On margin of page: Dd. T. Lawson, Oct 1774 EW) This Indenture made 24 January 1764 between Bertrand Ewell & Allan Macrae of Colony of Virginia & County of Prince William of one part and James Markham of other part…
Thomas
2 Jan 1775
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book T, 1774-1779, pages 32-38.  At a Court held for Prince William County 2 January 1775.  George the Third to James Nisbett, William Tebbs and Thomas Lawson, Gentlemen, of the County of Prince William (Dedimus).  Witness John Graham clerk of our said Court the 14 December 1774.  Prince William Sct. Perusant to (return of the Dedimus) this 2 January 1775.  Signed James Nisbett and W. M. Tebbs.
John
18 Apr 1776
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book T, 1774-1779, pages 393-396.  This Indenture made 18 April 1776 between Cuthbert Bullitt and Helen his wife of County of Prince William and Colony of Virginia of one part and John Riddell, Merchant, of County & Colony aforesaid of other part witnesseth that for sum of 280 pounds current money of Virginia Cuthbert Bullitt and Hellen his wife have sold unto John Riddell and his heirs two lots now in the possession of Mr. James Mooney under Lease from said Cuthbert Bullitt… In Witness whereof Cuthbert Bullitt and Helen his wife have set their hands and seals in presence of Alexander Lithgow, John Lawson and John Shute. 
Thomas
4 Oct 1778
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book T, 1774-1779, pages 509-510.  This Indenture made 4 October 1778 by John Lee… whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 4 October 1778 in presence of J. Lawson Allison, James Pummell and Thomas Lawson.  Signed John Lee.

Prince William Court December Court 1779
This Deed was proved by the oath of James Pummell and ordered to be certified.
Prince William Court 1 February 1779
This Deed was further proved by oath of Thomas Lawson gt. and admitted to record.
Thomas
2 Feb 1779
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book T, 1774-1779, pages 520-525.  This Indenture made 2 February 1779 between William Veale of County of Loudoun and Commonwealth of Virginia, Planter and Lydia his Wife of one part and Alexander Henderson of County of Fairfax and Commonwealth aforesaid… In Witness whereof William Veale and Lydia his Wife have set their hands and seals the 2 February 1779 aforesaid written in presence of Thomas Lawson, Hector Ross, John Hooe and Sampson Turley.  Signed Wm. Veale and Lydia Veale.

The Commonwealth of Virginia to Jesse Ewell, John Hooe, Thomas Lawson and James Ewell of County of Prince William, Gentleman (Dedimus of the privy Examination of Lydia Veale).  Witness Robert Graham, Clerk of our said Court 23 February 1779.
In Obedience to the within Dedimus (Examination of Lydia Veale) in Witness we have set our hands and seals this 27 February 1779.  Signed Thomas Lawson and John Hooe.
Thomas
18 Feb 1779
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, pages 24-25.  The Commonwealth of Virginia to Thomas Lawson, John Hooe, Wm. Carr and Reginald Graham of County of Prince William, Gentleman (a Dedimus for the privy Examination of Elizabeth Harris).  Witness Robert Graham Clerk of our said Court the 18 Februay 1779.  In Obedience to the within Dedimus (return of examination of Elizabeth Harrison).  Given under our hands and seals 1 March 1779.  Signed Thomas Lawson and Reginald Graham.
Thomas, William & Absm.
1779
Prince William
From Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3, (1 August 1994).  Prince William County, Rentals, 1779 – Thomas Lawson was shown with 119, 300, 600, 300, 200, 350 acres.  Absm. Lawson was shown with 334 acres.  William Lawson’s name was crossed out and Thomas N. Deed written in for 190 and 434 acres.
Thomas
15-16 Sep 1779
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, pages 125-130.  This Indenture made the 15-16 September 1779 between John Peake and Jemima, his Wife, of County of Prince William and Colony of Virginia of one part and Thomas Lawson of County and Colony aforesaid of other part witnessed that for sum of 2,000 pounds current money of Virginia said John Peake and Jemima his Wife hath sold unto Thomas Lawson and his heirs one parcel of land containing by a survey thereof lately made by Mr. Cornelius Kincheloe, 420 acres being in County of Prince William on the main branches of Neabsco Run near the head thereof and adjoining to lands of Mason, Russell, Tayloe and Calvert… Witnessed by W. Carr, Evan Williams, Regd. Graham, Alexa. Keith and John Williams.  Proved in Court 3 July 1780.  Recorded 16 September 1779.
Thomas & William
5-6 Oct 1779
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, pages 131-134.  This Indenture made the 5-6 October 1779 between William Peake and Barbary, his Wife of County William and State of Virginia of one part and Thomas Lawson of County and State aforesaid of other part, witnessed that for sum of 1,000 pounds current money of Virginia William Peake and Barbara his Wife hath sold unto Thomas Lawson and his heirs and assigns all that parcel of land in County of Prince William on the Main Run of Neabscoe and adjoining the land s now in possession of Mankins, Calbert, Peake and Tayloe containing 65 acres… In Witness whereof William Peake and Barbary his Wife have set their hands and seals in presence of H. Ross, Hugh Steuart, William Lawson, Thomas Lawson Allison and Randall Smith.
Prince William May Court 1780.
This Deed with the receipt indorsed was proved by the Oaths of Hector Ross and Hugh Stuart and ordered to be certified.  And at a Court held for said County 3 July 1780, this deed was further proved by the Oath of William Lawson and admitted to record.
Thomas
3 Apr 1781
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, pages 229-230.  Know all Men by these presents that we Jesse Ewell, James Ewell and Thomas Lawson, Gentlemen of County of Prince William in Commonwealth of Virginia.  Gentlemen are held and firmly bound unto George Brooke Esquire Treasurer of this Commonwealth and his Successors for the use of this Commonwealth in the sull sum of 1,000 pounds current money to be paid to said Treasurer of his Successors… Sealed with our seals and dated 3 April 1781… Signed by Jesse Ewell, James Ewell and Thomas Lawson.
John, Robert, Thomas, William & James
27 May 1782
Prince William
From the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 30, No. 3.  On 27 May 1782 Freeholders and inhabitants of Prince William County, VA Petition the House of Delegates to establish Circuit Courts in Virginia.  They also make other requests such as prompt collection of taxes and present grievances relative to the monetary system, the constitution and problems characteristic of a new and developing county.  Contained in the signatures were John Lawson, Robert Lawson, Thomas Lawson, William Lawson and James Lawson.
Thomas
2 Dec 1783
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, page 400.  Know all Men by these presents that we Richard Graham, Cuthbert Bullett and Thomas Lawson of County of Prince William in Commonwealth of Virginia are held and firmly bound unto Jacqueline Ambler Esquire Treasurer of the Commonwealth aforesaid in sum of 10,000 pounds to be paid to said Treasurer… Sealed with our Seals and dated 2 December 1783. 
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Richard Graham is appointed Sheriff and Collector with the County…  Signed in presence of The Court by Richard Graham, Cuthbert Bullitt and Thomas Lawson.
John
6 Apr 1784
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, pages 466-467.  This Indenture made 6 April 1784 between James Brown (and his wife Ann) of County of Prince William and commonwealth of Virginia of one part and Robert Brown of said County Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part… In Witness whereof said James Brown hath set his hand and seal in presence of Clean Moore, George Graham, Hugh McKillup, Hung Brent and John Lawson.  Signed James Brown.
And at a Court held for said County 5 May 1784, the said Deed was fully proved by the Oath of John Lawson and ordered to be recorded.
Thomas & John
20 May 1784
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book U, 1779-1784, pages 490-494.  This Indenture made 20 May 1784 between Peter Evans of County of Prince William and Commonwealth of Virginia, Farmer, and Ann his Wife of one part and Thomas Lawson of County and Commonwealth aforesaid of other part… that Peter Evans and Ann his Wife for sum of 300 pounds current money of Virginia have granted unto Thomas Lawson and to his heirs forever the said 240 of land being on North side of Occoquan formerly the part assigned to said William Roberson… Witnessed by Wm. Holbourne, Wm. Leatherwood, Henry Lee, Benjamin Jones, Nat. Ashmore, Francis Young, James Nisbett and Jesse Ewell.  Recorded in Court 20 May 1784.

At a Court held for Prince William 7 June 1784.
This Deed of Feoffment with receipt and Livery of Seisin thereon indorsed from Peter Evans to Thomas Lawson (a dedimus for the privy Examination of the feme being returned executed) was proved by the Oaths of John Lawson and Jesse Ewell and ordered to be Certified.
John & Thomas
1 Apr 1785
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 163-166.  This Indenture made 1 April 1785 between John Orr of County of Louden and State of Virginia and Susanna his Wife of one part and John Lawson of the County of Prince William of other part; witnessed that John Orr and Susanna his wife in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by John Lawson by these presents do bargin and sell unto John Lawson a certain tract of land lying in County of Prince William containing 130 acres… In Witness whereof John Orr and Susanna his Wife have hereunto set their hand and seals the day and year first above written.  Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Thomas Lawson, William Stuart, H. Ross, Richard S. Blackburn, Wm. Holburn, Samuel Love Junior, Ludwell Lee and Thomas Wm. Ballendine.
John & Thomas
2 Apr 1785
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 167-175.  This Indenture made 2 April 1785 between John Orr of County of Louden and State of Virginia and Susanna his Wife of one part and John Lawson of the County of Prince William of other part; witnessed that in consideration of 98 pounds 5 shillings current money of Virginia to said John Orr and Susanna his wife in hand paid by John Lawson by these presents do bargain, sell, release and confirm unto John Lawson and his heirs a certain tract of land lying in County of Prince William containing 131 acres… In Witness whereof John Orr and Susanna his Wife have hereunto set their hand and seals the day and year first above written.  Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Thomas Lawson, William Stuart, H. Ross, Richard S. Blackburn, Wm. Holburn, Samuel Love Junior, Ludwell Lee and Thomas Wm. Ballendine.
John
6 Apr 1785
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 80-81.  Received of William McDaniel the sum of 3,000 pounds current money specie the same being the consideration for the within conveyance as Witness my hand the day and year within mentioned.  Witnesses William Grayson, John Lawson, Richard S. Blackburn and John Murray.

At a Court continued and held for Prince William County 6 April 1785.
This Deed of Bargain and Sale with Receipt indorsed from John Hardin and Jane his wife, William Carr and Margaret his Wife to William McDaniel was proved by the oaths of John Murray, Vincent Gray and John Lawson relative to the execution thereof by John Hardin and acknowledged by William Carr and admitted to Record.
John
8 Jun 1785
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 135-138.  This Indenture made 8 June 1785 between Thomas Atwell of County of Prince William, Gentleman, and Anne his Wife of one part and Henry Lee Junior of County of Westmoreland, Gentleman of other part… Signed, sealed and delivered in present of us Ludwell Lee, Thomas Lee Junior and John Lawson.
Thomas & P.
6 Sep 1785
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 258-260.  This Indenture made 6 September 1785 between Thomas Lawson, Gentleman of County of Prince William and Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and John Hooe Gentleman fo County & Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part.  Witnessed that Thomas Lawson for and in consideration of the sum of 5 shilling current money of Virginia… where Thomas assigned to John Hooe during the full term of one whole year paying the rent of one pepper corn on Lady Day next if demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statue for transferring uses into possession John Hooe the use of 244 acres and all houses orchards profits and appurtenances whatsoever t the premises hereby granted belonging… In Witness whereof Thomas Lawson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.  Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Wm. Woburne, P. (I wonder if this should have been J?) Lawson, Bernd Hooe and Richard Neale.
At a Court continued and held for Prince William County 8 September 1785.
This Lease from Thomas Lawson to John Hooe was acknowledged by the said Lawson.
Thomas & John
7 Sep 1785
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 260-263.  This Indenture made 7 September 1785 between Thomas Lawson, Gentleman of the County of Prince William and Commonwealth of Virginia of one part and John Hooe, Gentleman of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of other part;  Witnessed that for and in consideration of the sum of 366 pounds current money of Virginia to said Thomas Lawson in hand paid by John Hooe… bargain and sale to him that tract or moiety of land containing 244 acres … In Witness whereof Thomas Lawson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.  Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Wm. Woburne, John Lawson, Bernd Hooe and Richard Neale.
Henry
7 Feb 1786
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pages 304-305.  The Commonwealth of Virginia to Edwin Conway, Henry Lawson and James Brent, Gentlemen, Greeting.  Whereas John Berryman and Sarah his Wife by their certain Deed of bargain and sale dated 8 August have sold unto William Carr 2,000 acres of land be the same more or less lying in County of Prince William and whereas the said Sarah Berryman cannot conveniently travel to the County Court of Prince William to make acknowledgement of the same (a Commission for the privy Examination of Sarah, wife of John Berryman);…
Lancaster county.  By virtue of the within Commission to us directed, we have examined the within named Sarah Berryman (the return of the execution of the privy Examination of Sarah Berryman); Certified under our hands and seals this 14 September 1785.  Signed Henry Lawson and James Brent.
John
7 Apr 1788
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book X, 1787-1791, page 138.  This Indenture made 7 April 1788 between William Linton and Alexander Lithgow, two of the Gentlemen appointed Directors and Trustees of the Town of Dumfries in County of Prince William of one part and John Lawson of the Town and County aforesaid of other part.  Witnessed that William Linton and Alexander Lithgow for the consideration of 5 shilling current money to them in hand paid by John Lawson by these presents do bargain and sell unto John Lawson one parcel of land containing half an acre more of less lying in Town of Dumfries and described by the number 56… Sealed and Delivered in presence of (no witnesses shown)
At a Court continued and held for Prince William County 8 April 1788.
This Deed from Wm. Linton and Alexander Lithgow, Gentlemen Trustees of Town of Dumfries to John Lawson was acknowledged by Alexander Lithgow and ordered to be Certified.
Thomas & John
28 Apr 1790
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book X, 1787-1791, pages 388-389.  This Indenture made 28 Apr 1790 between Mark Mathews Mankin of County of Prince William of one part and Thomas Lawson of County aforesaid of other part; Witnessed that Mark Mathews Mankin for the sum of 5 shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by Thomas Lawson by these presents do bargain and sell unto Thomas Lawson a certain tract of land lying in County aforesaid on Neabsco Run being part of a tract of land granted to John Wood by Patent bearing date 13 March 1695 and since descended to the said Mark Matthews Mankin as only son and heir to Jame, a daughter to said John Wood… containing 100 acres and all houses orchards profits and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed unto Thomas Lawson and assigns during the full term of one whole year paying the rent of one pepper Corn on Lady Day next if demanded to the intent that by virtue of these present and by the Statute for transferring uses into possession…In Witness whereof Mark Mathews Mankin hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.  Sealed and Delivered in presence of James Mitchell, John Williams, William Attwell, Peter Farnandis and John Lawson.
Thomas & John
29 Apr 1790
Prince William
Prince William County, VA – Deed Book X, 1787-1791, pages 390-393.  This Indenture made 29 Apr 1790 between Mark Mathews Mankin of County of Prince William of one part and Thomas Lawson of County aforesaid of other part; Witnessed that for the sum of 200 pounds current money of Virginia to Mark Mathews Mankin in hand paid by Thomas Lawson by these presents do bargain sell release and confirm unto Thomas Lawson (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring usese into possession) and his heirs (the Wood’s Patent, the description of the bounds of the land, the descent to Jane a daughter of John Wood as in the foregoing Lease); containing 100 acres; To have… In Witness whereof Mark Mathews Mankin hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.  Sealed and Delivered in presence of James Mitchell, John Williams, William Attwell, Peter Farnandis and John Lawson.