Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
1692
Richmond & Essex
Rappahannock County was divided and extinguished, forming Richmond and Essex Counties in 1692. See map 1691-1700
Elizabeth
1 Jun 1692
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 1, 1692-1694, page 108, Court dated1 June 1692 – The action brought by John Williams, Plaintiff, as marrying Eliz. Lawson, against Francis Suttle is dismissed, the Plaintiff not appearing to prosecute.
Joshua
5 Jan 1692 /93
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 1, 1692-1694, page 62, Court dated 5 January 1692/93 – Attachment is granted to Edward Jones against the Estate of Joshua Lawson according to Declaration returnable.
Belinda & Joshua
3 Jan 1693 /94
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 1, 1692-1694, page 108 – The Last Will and Testament of David Pursell being presented to this Court by Belinda Pursell, Executrix named in the said Will, the same was proved by the Oaths of Daniel Jackson, Thomas Newman and Evan Thomas, witnesses thereunto and Probate granted to the said Belinda as Executrix.  (Note – David Pursell married Belinda, probably daughter of Joshua Lawson, marriage records page 164.  They had the following children: Henry 1682, John 1683, David 1686, William 1688, Tobias 1691 and Frances.  Tobias Purssell named one of his sons, Richard Lawson Purssell, who was born 1797.  Names and dates of children from The Registers of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, VA , page 153.)
Belinda
4 Apr 1694
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 1, 1692-1694, page 122, Court dated 4 April 1694 – Judgment is granted Belinda Pursell as Executrix of David Pursell against Thomas Parker for 430 pounds of tobacco in cask to be paid with cost of suit.
Belinda
4 Apr 1694
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 1, 1692-1694, page 125, Court dated 4 April 1694 – Robert Brent having brought his action in this Court against Belinda Pursell, Executrix in her own wrong to her Husband, David Pursell, deceased, the Defendant pleases that according to Law she had duly proved in the said Court the Last Will and Testament of her said deceased husband wherein she was named Executrix and that Probate thereon was granted unto her by the Court.  Whereupon and upon the humble motion of the Defendant non suit is granted unto her against the said Robert Brent to be paid with cost of suit.
Thomas
3 May 1694
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 2, 1693-1697, pages 41-43.  Know all men by these presents that I Henry Fleet of the County of Lancaster, Gentleman owe and stand firmly indebted unto Col. John Stone of the County of Richmond, Gentleman in the full sum of 600 pounds Sterling current money of England.  In Witness whereof I have set my hand and fixed my seal this 3 May 1694.

The Condition of this obligation is that if the above bound Henry Fleet his heirs or assigns shall at all times hereafter never trouble or disquiet the quiet and peaceable possession of the said Col. John Stone his heirs or one Dividend of Land containing 900 acres lying on the Eastward side of Rappahannock Creek formerly in the possession of Mr. Bryan Hodgson deceased, and also of one other Dividend of Land containing 730 acres of land lying on the head of Rappahannock Creek now in the possession of the said Col. John Stone both which dividends of land was granted to Col. John Walker by Patent bearing date 16 April 1668.  Then this obligation to be void, otherwise to stand in full force and virtue as witness my hand and seal as above dated, signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us.  Witness Thomas Lawson and John Montagne.  Signed Henry Fleet.

Know all men by these presents that I Henry Fleet of the County of Lancaster do constitute and appoint Henry Seager my true and lawful Attorney to acknowledge one obligation of mine the Subscriber unto John Stone Gentleman, of the County of Richmond for two Dividends of Land bearing date 3 May 1694, situate and lying on Rappahannock Creek as by the obligation will appear.  Witness my hand and seal this 3 April 1694.  Signed Henry Fleet.  Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, John Monjoy and Thomas Lawson.
Belinda
6 Mar 1694 /95
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 43, Court dated 6 March 1694/95 – The action brought by Thomas Ridley against Thomas Parker as marrying with Belinda Pursell is dismissed for that the Plantiff did not appear to prosecute.
Belinda
8 Aug 1695
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 68, Court dated 8 August 1695 – Ordered that Belinda Pursell now Parker be paid for three days attendance according to Act by him subpoenaed an evidence in the Information brought against Francis Suttle.
Thomas
8 Aug 1695
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 70, Court dated 8 August 1695 – Ordered that Thomas Lawson be paid for three days attendance according to Act by Evan Thomas being by him subpoenaed an evidence in an Information by him brought against Col. John Stone for concealing of tithables.
Thomas
9 Aug 1695
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 76, Court dated 9 August 1695 – The action brought by David Gwin against Thomas Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not appearing to prosecute.
Belinda
5-6 Nov 1695
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, pages 99-100, Court dated 5-6 November 1695 – Thomas Parker as Marrying Belinda Pursell brought his action in this Court against William Jenkins, Executor of Martha Stopford, deceased and declares that the said Martha in her lifetime did contract and agree with the said Belinda to make a thorough cure of a certain sore leg that Henry the son of the aid Belinda was afflicted with, in consideration whereof the said Belinda did pass her Bill unto the said Martha for the payment of 700 or thereabouts, of tobacco, but that the said Martha in her lifetime in no wise regarding her said Agreement nor the performance of the said Cure so by her undertaken did wholly neglect the same and at the time of her decease left the said sore as bad, if not worse, as when she undertook it whereby the said Complainant was forced to be at great charge and expense to make the said cure, and therefore in fact saith that he is Damnified and damage hath sustained to the value of 1000 pounds of tobacco and therefore craves Judgment together with cost of suit; And the said William Jenkins comes into Court and pleads Not Guilty in manner and form; Wherefore the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy is commanded to summons 12 good and lawful men of the Vicinage to try the matter in issue who being impaneled and sworn by name, Ralph Whiting, Thomas Lewis, John Rankin, William Sims, Francis Suttle, Daniel Jackson, William Amon, Avery Nayler, Peter Evans, Thomas Newman, Charles Snead and Thomas Bradley brought in this following verdict, We of the Jury find for the Defendant, which verdict the Court do confirm and do dismiss the said suit with costs alias Execution.
Joshua
6 Aug 1696
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 162, Court dated 6 August 1696 – Order is granted against the Sheriff to John Newton for the non appearance of Joshua Lawson according to Declaration.  Attachment hereon is granted to the Sheriff.
Joshua
8 Oct 1696
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 174, Court dated 8 October 1696 – The action brought by John Newton against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not appearing to prosecute.
Thomas
13 Nov 1696
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 2, 1693-1697, pages 214-215.  Be it known unto all men by these presents that I Griffin Carter do make over all my Right and Interest of this within mentioned Indenture for a valuable consideration with Warranty of the same unto Richard Wood his heirs or assigns forever as aforesaid.  As Witness my hand this 13 November 1696.  Signed Griffin (X his mark) Carter.  Witness Thomas Lawson and Thomas Bradley.  Recorded 27 February 1696.
Thomas
3 Feb 1696 /97
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 203, Court dated 3 February 1696/97 – The action brought by Timothy Doyley against Thomas Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
William
8 Apr 1697
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 226, Court dated 8 April 1697 – Attachment is granted to Henry Hawes against the Estate of William Lawson according to Declaration returnable.
William
2 Jun 1697
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 239, Court dated 2 June 1697 – The action brought by Henry Hawes against William Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not appearing to prosecute.
John or Joshua
3 Jun 1697
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 243, Court dated 3 June 1697 – Reference is granted between John Minor, Plaintiff and John Lawson, Defendant until next Court held for this County.  Note – In the August Court the name was Joshua Lawson.
Joshua
5 Aug 1697
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 255, Court dated 5 August 1697 – The action brought by John Minor against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not appearing to prosecute.
Joshua
2 Mar 1697 /98
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 279, Court dated 2 March 1697/98 – This day Joshua Lawson confessed Judgment to Capt. Arthur Spicer for 8 pounds, 11 shillings and 9 pence Sterling money which this Court have ordered to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
3 Mar 1697 /98
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 284, Court dated 3 March 1697/98 – The action brought by William Horton against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
William
15 Apr 1698
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 3, 1697-1704, pages 26-27.  To all to whom this present writing shall come, Know ye that I Jane Ockley of the County of Richmond send greeting & c.  Know ye that I the said Jane Ockley as well for as in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my well beloved Cousin, John Tarpley Junior as also for diverse other good causes and considerations to me at this present espetially moving have given and granted unto the said John Tarpley Junior one three year old heifer marked on the right ear with a flower deleuis and on the left with a crop and two slits with all her increase both male and female to him and to his heirs forever.  In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 15 April 1698.  Signed Jean Ockley.  Witnessed William Bruce and William Lawson.
William
6 Jul 1698
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 311, Court dated 6 July 1698 – The Last Will and Testament of Robert Sisson, deceased being presented to this Court by the Executor therein named the said Will was proved by the oaths of Ralph Berkley, William Lawson and Thomas Lewis, witnesses thereunto and Probate.  (Robert and Abigail Sisson had two children: Mary born 1692 and George born 1695.  From The Register of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800, Richmond County, Virginia, page 168.)
Joshua
4 Nov 1698
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 355, Court dated 4 November 1698 – Order is granted against the Sheriff to Samuel Rust, Administrator of Nathaniel Picroft, deceased for the non appearance of Joshua Lawson according to Declaration.
Joseph or Joshua
1 Mar 1698 /99
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 373, Court dated 1 March 1698/99 – Order is granted against the Sheriff to Samuel Rush, Administrator of Nathaniel Picoft, deceased for the non appearance of Joseph Bragg and Joseph Lawson, is continued returnable.  Note – Believe this is Joshua, see 4 November 1698 Court entry.
Joshua
3 Mar 1698 /99
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 384, Court dated 3 March 1698/99 – The action brought by Joshua Lawson against Simon Robins, Attorney of Samuel Rust, is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
William
3 Mar 1698 /99
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 385, Court dated 3 March 1698/99 – Ordered that William Lawson be paid for 12 days attendance according to Act by James Gilbert being by him subpoenaed and evidence in the suit depending between the said James Gilbert, Plaintiff and Edward Geffery, Defendant.
Rowland
7 Jun 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 401, Court dated 7 June 1699 – Morgan Morsey, Servant to Rowland Lawson, being presented to this Court to have inspection into his age is adjudged 17 years old and ordered to serve his said Master or his assignees according to Act.
Joshua
7 Jun 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 404, Court dated 7 June 1699 – This day Joshua Lawson confessed Judgment to Thomas Newton as one of the Executors of John Newton deceased, for 440 pounds of tobacco in cask which this Court have ordered to be paid with cost of suit.
Thomas
7 Jun 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 405, Court dated 7 June 1699 – The Last Will and The Last Will and Testament of Col. John Stone deceased, being presented to this Court by Mrs. Ann Metcalfe, the same was proved by the Oaths of Elias Wilson Senior and Thomas Lawson, witnesses thereto.
Joshua
7 Jun 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 413, Court dated 7 June 1699 – Reference upon the request of the Defendant is granted between Samuel Rust, Administrator of Nathaniel Picroft deceased, Plaintiff and Joseph Bragg and Joshua Lawson, Defendant until next Court.
Joseph or Joshua
2 Aug 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 434, Court dated 2 August 1699 – The action brought by Samuel Rust, Administrator of Nathaniel Picroft, against Joseph Lawson and Joseph Bragg is dismissed, the Plaintiff making appear the Debt to be Justly paid.  Note – Believe this should be Joshua, see other entries in June 1699.
William & Isabell
22 Aug 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1697-1704, pages 65-66, 22 August 1699 – Whereas John Kennedy, late of this County, deceased, died seized of 200 acres of Land situated, lying and being on the South side of Totaskey Creek in the said County and by his Last Will and Testament did give and bequeath the said 200 acres of land unto his Eldest Son, John Kennedy Junior and his heirs and for want of issue to James Kennedy and his heirs and for want of issue to be equally divided between his four daughters, Sarah, Alitia, Mary and Isabell Kennedy, who now survives and are all married, the eldest to Alexander Fleming, the second to Thomas Alger, the third to George Blewford and the fourth to Wm. Lawson.  Now so it is that we the above parties with the free consent and desires of our wives have the day above written unanimously condescended and earnestly requested, entreated and desired Mr. James Samford, Mr. Thomas Baylis, Mr. Samuel Samford and Edward Jones indifferently elected and chosen by us the Subscribers to lay out and make as equal division of the said 200 acres of land into four several parts according to the best of their Judgments, we having already made choice of our several lots and whatsoever the said Mr. James Samford, Mr. Thomas Baylis, Mr. Samuel Samford and Edward Jones shall do in or about the premises we shall be therewith content and hold the same firm and as stable as if by due course of Law it had been divided.  As Witness our hand the day and year first above written.  Test. Owen Dermott, Richard Apleby and John Lovett.  Signed Alexander Fleming (his mark), Thomas Algar, George Bluford (his mark) and Wm. Lawson (his mark).

Whereas by the unanimous consent and earnest desire of these within mention Alexander Flemming, Thomas Algar, George Bluford and Wm. Lawson as intermarrying with the Orphans and Daughters of John Kennedy within mentioned deceased to divide and set apart to each Daughter their due proportion of the within 200 acres of Land and division thereof by lines of marked trees, in concurrence thereof we the Subscribers with their several consents and desires (they having sometime before made choice of their several lots, which lots they have according to each man’s desire therein concerned layed out by the several dividing lines of marked trees according to the best of our Judgments and their concernments as as Witness our hands this 22 August 1699.  Teste. Alexander Fleming (his mark), Thomas Algar, Wm. Lawson (his mark), James Samford, Samuel Samford and Edward Jones.  Recorded Test. Wm. Colston, Clerk Current.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 459, Court dated 7 September 1699 – Ordered that the Division of Land between the coheirs of John Kennedy deceased, be recorded.
Rowland
6 Sep 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 453, Court dated 6 September 1699 – Rowland Lawson was a member of a Jury for the case of John Grimes Gentleman, Plaintiff against Thomas Parker, Planter, Defendant.
Joshua
7 Sep 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 466, Court dated 7 September 1699 – Reference is granted between Arthur Spicer, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Defendant until next Court.
Isabell
2 Oct 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 3, 1697-1704, pages 79-84, 2 October 1699 – This Indenture made 2 October 1699 between Geo. Bluford of the Parish of North Farnham and County of Richmond, Shoemaker, of the one part and Samuel Samford of the Parish and County aforesaid, Planter of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Geo. Bluford for the consideration of a certain parcel or tract of land containing 50 acres or thereabouts, lying and being on the North East side of Totaskey Creek and by the Ferry Road, as by a Deed bearing date with these presents more at large may appear, hath granted unto the said Samuel Samford his heirs and assignees forever a certain tract of Land containing 50 acres on part of which are the houses and plantation and now in the tenure and occupation of Mr. Richard King… Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Jos. Younge, Giles Webbe and Isabell Lawson (her mark).  Signed Geo. Bluford (his mark) and Mary Bluford (her mark).  Recorded 4 October 1699.

Know all men by these present that I Mary Blewford, the wife of George Blewford, of the Parish of North Farnham and County of Richmond, Shoemaker, have nominated and constituted Charles Barber my true and lawful Attorney to appear before the Worship his Majesties Justice for Richmond County to acknowledge my full consent and assent to the passing away all my rights of a certain parcel of Land sold unto Samuel Samford… Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Josh. Younge, Edward Jones.  Signed Mary (her mark) Bluford.

This indenture made the 2 October 1699 between Samuel Samford of the Parish of North Farnham and County of Richmond, Planter, of the one part and George Bluford of the Parish and County aforesaid, Shoemaker, of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Samuel Samford as well for as in consideration of that Plantation now in the tenure holding and occupation of Mr. Richard King and 50 acres of Land adjoining unto the same as by Deed bearing date with these presents do fully and absolutely granted unto the said Geo. Bluford his heirs and assignees forever a certain parcel or tract of Land situate and being on the South East side of Totaskey Creek and beginning at the head of a branch that issue out of Edward Lewis Swamp at the Ferry Road and on the North side thereof, containing 50 acres or thereabouts be it more or less… Sealed and delivered in presence of Josh. Younge, Giles Webb and Isabella Lawson (her mark).  Signed Samuel Samford and Eliza. Samford.  Recorded 4 October 1699.
Joshua
5 Oct 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 481, Court dated 5 October 1699 – This day Joshua Lawson confessed Judgment to Mrs. Ann Metcalfe, Administratrix of Mr. Richard Metcalfe, for 500 pounds of good tobacco in cask upon Bill to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
5 Oct 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 481, Court dated 5 October 1699 – Joshua Lawson was a member of a Jury in the case between Silvester Thatcher and Margaret Cammock, Widow.
Joshua
1 Nov 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 496, Court dated 1 November 1699 – Judgment, upon Scire Facias, is granted to Capt. Arthur Spicer against Joshua Lawson for 5 pounds, 13 shillings and 11 pence Sterling money and 60 pounds of tobacco upon an Order of this County Court bearing date 3 March 1697/98, cost of the said Order included, to be paid with cost of suit.
Rowland
2 Nov 1699
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 516, Court dated 2 November 1699 – Reference is granted between John White, assignee of Titus Green, Plaintiff and Rowland Lawson, Defendant until next Court.
Joshua
3 Jan 1699 /1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 1, Court held 3 January 1699/1700 – Joshua Lawson was a member of a Jury in the case between Jonas Williams and John Burrows.
Joshua
3 Jan 1699 /1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 5, Court held 3 January 1699/1700 – Order of Administration is granted to Joshua Lawson upon the Estate of Thomas Parker, deceased on the behalf and for the use of Thomas Parker, an Infant and Orphan of the said deceased, he giving in securities.
Rowland
4 Mar 1699 /1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 18, Court held 4 March 1699/1700 – Judgment is granted to John White, assignee of Titus Green against Rowland Lawson according to Declaration.
Rowland
4 Apr 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 26, Court held 4 April 1700 – Judgment is granted to John White, assignee of Titus Green against Rowland Lawson for six barrels of Indian Corn being the share of a Crop of Corn made by the said Titus the last preceding year as Overseer and upon the Plantation of the Defendant to be paid with cost of suit.
William
5 Apr 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 32, Court held 5 April 1700 – The action brought by Wm. Lawson, Merchant, against Isabell Ockley is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
5 Apr 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 35, Court held 5 April 1700 – Order is granted to William Colston, assignee of Thomas Cooper, against the estate of Thomas Parker deceased, in the hands of Joshua Lawson, Administrator, according to Declaration.

Same Court and page.  Order is granted to Mrs. Ann Brent, Administratrix of Mr. Robert Bent, against the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, in the hands of Joshua Lawson, Administrator, according to Declaration.
Joshua
5 Apr 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 36, Court held 5 April 1700 – Order is granted to William Smyth and Edward Dixson against the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, in the hands of Joshua Lawson, his Administrator, according to Declaration.
Joshua
6 May 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Miscellaneous Records, 1699-1724, page 5 – Bond.  We, Joshua Lawson, Joseph Dike and Thomas Lewis of Richmond, are bound to the Richmond Justices in the sum of 20,000 lbs of tobacco, to be paid to said Justices, to which payment we bind ourselves this 6 May 1700, to warrant that we will indemnify said Justices from all actions, suits, etc., concerning the estate of Thomas Parker of Richmond, late deceased and to warrant that said Lawson shall return a just account of said estate.  Signed – Joshua Lawson, Joseph Dike and Thomas Lewis.  Wit: James Byard and Wm. Moon.

Page 5b, Bond.  I, Joshua Lawson of Richmond, am bound to Joseph Dike and Thomas Lewis of Richmond, in the sum of 40,000 lbs of tobacco, this 6 May 1700, to warrant that I will indemnify said Dike and Lewis for being bound with me for indemnifying the Justices from all persons pretending any claims to the estate of Thomas Parker of Richmond, late deceased.  Signed – Joshua Lawson.  Wit: James Byard and Wm. Colston.
William
6 Jun 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 43, Court held 6 June 1700 – This day William Lawson confessed Judgment to John Canterbury for 445 pounds of good tobacco in cask which this Court have ordered to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
6 Jun 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 51, Court held 6 June 1700 – Reference is granted between Ann Brent, Administratrix of Robert Brent deceased, and Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, for the use and during the minority of Thomas Parker, Orphan of the said deceased, until the next Court.

Same Court and page.  Reference is granted between John Grimes and Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, Defendant, until the next Court.

Same Court and page. Reference is granted between William Smyth and Edward Dickson, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, until the next Court.

Same Court, page 52.  Reference is granted between Humphrey Mealy, Attorney of Richard Hill vs. Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, on behalf and for the use of Thomas Parker, Orphan of the said deceased, until the next Court.

Same Court, page 53.  Reference is granted between William Colston, Executor of John Parker deceased, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, on the behalf of Thomas Parker, Orphan of the said deceased until the next Court.

Same Court and page.  The action brought by Richard Hill against Joshua Lawson, Administrator of Thomas Parker deceased, on the behalf and for the use of Thomas Parker, Orphan of the said deceased is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.

Same Court, page 55.  Order that Capt. Thomas Beal, William Sisson, Henry Seager, George Bruce or any three of them some time between this and the next Court held for this County do meet at the House of Thomas Parker, late deceased and do then and there Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of the said deceased and make report thereof under their hands in writing to the said next Court.  Major David Gwin is requested to administer an Oath to the said Appraisers for their due appraisement as also to Joshua Lawson for his discovery of the said Estate.
Rowland
2 Aug 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 3, 1697-1704, pages 113-114.  To all Xpian People to whom this present writing indented shall come in the year of 1700.  I William Smoot Senior of the Parish of North Farnham in the County of Richmond, Gentleman send Greeting.  Know ye that I the said William Smoot for a consideration received and for the great love that I have and bear unto Dorothy Durham, wife of Thomas Durham of the County aforesaid and her children, do give and make over unto the said Dorothy Durham and her children a certain parcel of Land lying in Richmond County containing 62 acres be it more or less bounded as followed viz. beginning near the head of a Branch at an Oak standing near the Spring of Thomas Durham near the Branch that issued out of Morattico Creek running along the line of the said William Smoot Senior, SE to a line of Mr. Rowland Lawson’s, thence along the said line SSW to the line of Mr. Grimes, thence along the said Grimes line NW to the line of Clare, thence along the said Clare’s line NNE from thence up the said branch where it first began.  To have and to hold the said Land… In Witness whereof the said William Smoot Senior hath set his hand and seal this 2 August in the year above mentioned.  Signed William Smoot Senior.  Witnessed John Simmons and Thomas Mackey.
Rowland
7 Aug 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 56, Court held 7 August 1700 – This day Mary Pew, Servant to Rowland Lawson, did agree to serve her said Master or his assignees one whole year after her time by Indenture Custom or otherwise be fully expired, he paying her fine due for committing the sin of fornication.

This day Mr. Rowland Lawson confessed Judgment to the Church Wardens of Farnham Parish for the use of the Parish for 500 pounds of good tobacco in cask, to be paid als Exo. being the fine paid for Mary Pew for committing the sin of fornication.

Ordered that Mary Pew, Servant to Rowland Lawson, do serve her said Master or his assignees the full term of one year after her time by Indenture custom or otherwise be fully expired being in satisfaction for her loss of time and trouble in child birth of a bastard child.
Joshua
2 Oct 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 62, Court held 2 October 1700 – Judgment is granted to William Smyth and Edward Dickson against the Estate of Thomas Parker, deceased in the hands of Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the said deceased during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said decease, for 589 pounds of good tobacco in cask upon Account to be paid with cost of suit.

Same Court and page.  Ordered that John Williams be paid out of the Estate of Thomas Parker, deceased in the hands of Joshua Lawson, his Administrator during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said deceased, 1200 pounds of good tobacco in cask being for nursing the said Thomas, the son one whole year to be paid with cost of suit.

Same Court and page.  Judgment is granted to William Colston, Executor of John parker deceased, against the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, in the hands of Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the said Estate during the minority of John (should this be Thomas?) Parker, son of the said deceased for 2000 pounds of good tobacco in cask upon Specialty, to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
3 Oct 1700
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 64, Court held 3 October 1700 – Judgment is granted Richard Hill against the Estate of Thomas Parker in the hands of Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the said deceased during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said decease, for 1200 pounds of good tobacco in cask upon Specialty to be paid with cost of suit.

Same Court, page 65.  The action brought by Mrs. Ann Brent, Administratrix of Mr. Robert Brent deceased, against Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, during the minority of Thmas Parker, son of the said deceased, is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.

Same Court, page 66.  Non suit is granted to Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said deceased, against Richard Hill, the action not being laid right, to be paid with cost of suit.

Same Court, page 67.  The action brought by Joshua Lawson, Administrator of Thomas Parker deceased, during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said deceased, against John Suggitt is dismissed the Plaintiff not prosecuting.

Same Court, page 67.  The action brought by Mrs. Ann Brent, Administratrix of Robert Brent deceased, against Joshua Lawson, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said deceased is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
William
5 Mar 1700 /01
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 79, Court held 5 March 1700/01 – Ordered that Mr. Samuel Samford, James Caward, Thomas Algar, John Foushee or any three of them some time between this and the next Court held for this County do meet and do Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of Wm. Lawson, deceased and make report thereof under their hands in writing to the said next Court.  Mr. John Baker is requested to swear the said appraisers for their due appraisement as also all other persons as it may be thought needful for a true inventory of the said Estate.
Joshua
5 Mar 1700 /01
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 79, Court held 5 March 1700/01 – This day Joshua Lawson as Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Parker deceased, during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said deceased, did confess Judgment to Major William Taylor for 500 pounds of good tobacco in cask which this Court have ordered to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
6 Mar 1700 /01
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 87, Court held 6 March 1700/01 – The action brought by Richard Fancy against Joshua Lawson as Administrator of Thomas Parker deceased, during the minority of Thomas Parker, son of the said deceased is dismissed the Plaintiff not prosecuting.

Same Court, page 89.  The action brought by Joshua Lawson as Administrator during the minority of the Orphan of Thomas Parker deceased, against John Suggitt is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Isabell & William
7 May 1701
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 97, Court held 7 May 1701 – Ordered that Isabella Lawson be paid 450 pounds of tobacco out of the Estate of Wm. Lawson, her deceased husband, being in satisfaction of his funeral and other charges in the time of his sickness.
Joshua
18 Aug 1701
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 3, 1697-1704, pages 156-158.  This Indenture made 18 August 1701 between Phillip Hunnings of the County of Richmond and the Colony of Virginia of ye one part and one Joseph Deeke of the same County of the other part.  Witnessed that he the said Phillip Hunnings for and in consideration of 50 pounds of lawful current money already in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said Joseph Deeke which is hereby acknowledged hath granted unto the said Joseph Deeke all that his plantation situate lying and being upon the South side of Totuskey Creek in the aforesaid County of Richmond… In Witness whereof he the said Phillip Hunnings aforementioned to these present Indenture have interchangeably set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.  Signed Phillip Hunnings.  Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Joshua Lawson, Thomas Lewis and Mary (her mark) Lewis.  Recorded 12 December 1701.
Rowland
19 Dec 1701
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 3, 1697-1704, page 164.  This Deed indented the 19 December 1701between Samuel Steele and Susanna Steele both of Lancaster County the one party and James Willson the other.  Witnessed that the said Samuel Steele and Susanna Steele, his wife for a valuable consideration in hand paid by the said James Willson have bargained and sold unto the said James Willson a parcel of Land being in the Parish of Farnham in the County of Richmond containing an 100 acres which said 100 acres punished by John Holly now in ye occupying of Mr. Rowland Lawson, which parcel of 100 acres was given unto Susanna Peers, which is now the Wife of Samuel Steele, which will appear by Will upon record reverent with all Deed Indentures Patents whatsoever as touching the same which parcel of Land is taken out of the North East most end of a part of ye Land of Mr. Rowland Lawson Junior and being in Richmond County not far from Moratico Mill Run as followed vis. Beginning at the NE ward of the aforesaid Tract of Land Triarguli marked for a corner, thence running along Lawson’s line S by W 184 perches, thence N 83 ¼ d. dividing this 100 acres of land from ye whole tract, thence along Mr. Lawson’s line ENE 26 perches, thence NE 141 perch, from thence ENE 87 perch to the first mentioned station.  To have and hold… In Witness whereof the said Samuel Steele and Susanna Steele hath interchangeable set to one hand and affix one seal this 19 December 1701.  Signed Samuel Steele and Susanna + Steele (her mark).  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us James (IG) Gaines and John Browne.  Recorded 11 February 1701.
Rowland
5 Feb 1701 /02
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 131, Court held 5 February 1701/02 – Upon the petition of John Phillips Junior, ordered that Thomas Bryan Senior, Edward Jeffreys, Rowland Lawson, William Woodbridge and Thomas Glascock or any three of them do meet at the house of John Phillips deceased, sometime between this and the next Court held for this County and do then and there Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of the said deceased as the same shall be presented to their view.
Joshua
5 Feb 1701 /02
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 131, Court held 5 February 1701/02 – Ordered that Richard Wasdall, Joshua Lawson, Daniel Jackson, John Williams and David Jackson or any three of them do meet at the house of Francis Settle deceased, sometime between this and the next Court held for this County and do then and there Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of the said deceased as the same shall be presented to their view.
Joshua
5 Mar 1701 /02
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 150, Court held 5 March 1701/02 – The action brought by Joshua Lawson against Mary Brockenbrought, Administratrix is dismissed, no prosecution.

Same Court, page 151.  Judgment is granted to Richard Fancey against Joshua Lawson according to Declaration.
Joshua
8 May 1702
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 171, Court held 8 May 1702 – Judgment is granted to Richard Fancy against Joshua Lawson, Administrator of Thomas Parker for one suit of Kersey and one suit of Serge due from the said Parker by condition made with the said Fancy to be paid with cost of suit.
William
5 Nov 1702
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 191, Court held 5 November 1702 – The action of Debt brought by William Lawson against William Smoote Junior, neither party appearing, thereto dismissed.
Rowland
6 Nov 1702
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 200, Court held 6 November 1702 – The action brought by Isabell Ockley against Rowland Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
3 Dec 1702
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 218, Court held 3 December 1702 – Judgment upon Scire facias is renewed to Joshua Lawson against John Dalton and Mary, his wife, Administratrix of William Brockenbough deceased, for 289 pounds of tobacco upon balance of Accounts which is ordered to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
4 Mar 1702 /03
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 238, Court held 4 March 1702/03 – Joshua Lawson was a member of a Jury in the case between William Colston, Capt. John Battaile, Mr. John Loyd, Jeffrey Jeffreys Esquire and Col. Robert Carter, Guardians and Trustees unto John Spicer Junior during his minority and son of Capt. Arthur Spicer deceased, brought their action in this Court against John White and Margaret, his wife, Executrix of Leroy George deceased who was indebted to them.
Joshua
2 Jun 1703
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 246, Court held 2 June 1703 – Joshua Lawson was selected as a member of a Grand Jury and sworn in for the County of Richmond.
Joshua
3 Jun 1703
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 256, Court held 3 June 1703 – In an action of Case between Robert Clarke, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Defendant, for 600 pounds of tobacco due by account, the said Defendant being called and not appearing, Judgment is therefore granted to the Plaintiff against John Williams, Security returned for his appearance for ye said summons unless the said Defendant appears at the next Court to answer the said action.

Same Court, page 258.  The action brought by Joshua Lawson against Christopher Woolcock is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
7 Jul 1703
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 267, Court held 7 July 1703 – The action brought by Doctor Robert Clarke against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Thomas
6 Oct 1703
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 281, Court held 6 October 1703 – This day Thomas Dickenson, Attorney for and on the behalf of Thomas Lawson, confess Judgment to Avery Nayler for 1634 pounds of tobacco which is ordered to be paid with cost of suit.
Joshua
6 Oct 1703
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 282, Court held 6 October 1703 – The action brought by Joshua Lawson against Benjamin Tucker is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
6 Apr 1704
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 331, Court held 6 April 1704 – Upon the Petition of Joshua Lawson, Grandfather to Frances Pursell, ordered that the said Frances do serve Major Edward Moseley or his assignees until she shall attain to the age of 18 years, the said Major Edward Moseley teaching the said Frances to read and sew.
Joshua
3 Aug 1704
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 355, Court held 3 August 1704 – Joshua Lawson was a member of a Jury in the case between John Loyd Esquire and John Champ.

Same Court, page 360.  Especial Imparlance is granted in the suit between Joshua Lawson, Plaintiff and Duncan Steward, Defendant until next Court.

Same Court, page 360.  This day Joshua Lawson confess Judgment to Avery Nayler for 2214 pounds of tobacco due by Bill, which is ordered to be paid with cost of suite.
Joshua
7 Dec 1704
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 28, Court held 7 December 1704 – Especial Imparlance is granted in the suit between William Harwood, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Defendant till next Court.
Rowland
7 Mar 1704 /05
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 43, Court held 7 March 1704/05 – Upon the motion of William Hanks, ordered that Rowland Lawson, William Smoot, Dominick Benehan and Thomas Bryan or any three of them some time between this and the next Court do meet at the House of the said William Hanks and do then and there inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of William Hanks, deceased, as shall be presented to their view and report of their proceedings therein to the next Court under their hands in writing.  Capt. John Tarpley is requested to administer the Oaths to the Appraisers for their true appraisement of the said decease’s Estate as also to the Administrator for the true delivery thereof.
Joshua
7 Mar 1704 /05
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 50, Court held 7 March 1704/05 – This day Joshua Lawson confessed Judgment to William Harwood for 600 pounds of tobacco convenient in Richmond County, which is ordered to be paid with costs of suit als exo.
Rowland
2 May 1705
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, pages 58-59, Court held 2 May 1705 – Upon the Petition of Sarah Hanks; ordered that Rowland Lawson, William Smoot, Dominick Bennehan and Thomas Bryant or any three of them do meet at the House of William Hanks, deceased and do the eighth day of this Instant if faire, if not on the next faire day after, and do then and there according to the best of their Judgment, divide the Estate of the said William Hanks according to the Inventory and Appraisement thereof by them returned and make Report of their proceedings therein to the next Court under their hands in writing.
Joshua
4 Oct 1705
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 84, Court held 4 October 1705 – The action brought by Joshua Lawson, Administrator of Thomas Parker, against John Suggitt and Elizabeth Suggitt, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Suggitt, deceased is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Rowland
4 Oct 1705
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 90, Court held 4 October 1705 – The Ejection Firma brought by Dominick Bennehan against Rowland Lawson is continued until next Court.
Rowland
7 Feb 1705 /06
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 119, Court held 7 February 1705/06 – The Ejection Firma depending in this Court between Dominick Bennehan, Plaintiff and Rowland Lawson, Defendant for the Defendant ousting the Plaintiff from a certain plantation with the appurtenances situate, lying and being in the Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond containing 300 acres and now or late in the possession of William Downeman, which John Sharp of Lancaster County did demise to the said Dominick for a term of years not yet expired.  Mr. George Glascock making Oath that he had served William Downeman, Tenant in possession of the lands and premises aforesaid with a copy of the Plaintiff’s Declaration in this behalf and the notice thereon endorsed, ordered that unless the said William Downeman or those under whom he claims do appear at the next Court (having had due notice of this Order by the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy) and confess Lease Entry and Ouster and insist only on the trial of the Title, Judgment pass against him by default.
Thomas
7 Feb 1705 /06
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 130, Court held 7 February 1705/06 – Especial Imparlance is granted in the suit between Thomas Lawson, Plaintiff and Mr. Edward Barrow, Defendant until the next Court.
Rowland
6 Mar 1705 /06
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 141, Court held 6 March 1705/06 – In an Ejection Firma depending in this Court between Dominick Benehan, Plaintiff and Rowland Lawson, Defendant ousting the Plaintiff from one certain Plantation with the appurtenances containing 300 acres situate, lying and being in the Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond and now or late in the possession of William Downeman, which John Sharp of Lancaster County did demise to said Dominick for a term of years not yet6 expired, a Conditional Order for possession being last Court granted to the Plaintiff unless William Downeman should appear at this Court and defend his Title to the land and premises, Rawleight Travers by his Attorney, Nathaniel Pope, appearing and confessing Lease, Entry and Ouster and praying that he might be admitted Defendant in the room and stead of Rowland Lawson, which being accordingly granted, upon his motion especial Imparlance is granted in the said suit until next Court.
Thomas
7 Mar 1705 /06
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 145, Court held 7 March 1705/06 – The action brought by Thomas Lawson, against Mr. Edward Barrow is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Rowland
4 Apr 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 161, Court held 4 April 1706 – In an Ejection Firma brought in this Court between Dominick Bennehan, Plaintiff and Rowland Lawson, Defendant for 100 pounds Sterling damages by means of the Defendant ousting the Plaintiff from one certain Plantation with the appurtenances containing 300 acres of land situate, in the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond on the west north west side of Moratico Creek and binding upon the Creek and now or late in possession of William Downeman, which John Sharp of Lancaster County did demise to said Dominick for a term of year not yet expired, George Glascock appearing at February Count last and making Oath that he had served William Downeman, Tenant in possession of the lands and premises aforesaid, with a copy of the Plaintiff’s Declaration in this behalf and the notice thereon endorsed, upon the motion of the Plaintiff, it was thereupon ordered that unless William Downeman or those under whom he claimed should appear at the next Court and enter himself Defendant in the room and stead of Rowland Lawson and confess Lease Entry and Ouster, Judgment should pass against him by default.  Pursuant to which Order at a Court held for this County the 6 March last past, Mr. Rawleigh Traves by Nathaniel Pope his Attorney did appear and confess the Lease Entry and Ouster and praying that he might be admitted Defendant in the room and stead of Rowland Lawson, the same was accordingly granted and upon his further motion by his Attorney, an especial Imparlance was granted in the suit to this plea do say that he is Not Guilty and for trial thereof put himself upon the Country and the Plaintiff, likewise.  Whereupon a Jury was empanelled and sworn to try the matter in issue who being returned brought in for Verdict, We of the Jury do find for the Defendant, which Verdict upon ye motion of Rawleigh Travers by Nathaniel Pope his Attorney is ordered to be recorded and the suit thereupon ordered to be dismissed.
Joshua
4 Apr 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 164, Court held 4 April 1706 – Judgment renewed by Scire Facias to Jeffery Jefferys, Knt., John Lloyd and Robert Carter, Esquire & Col. John Battaile, Surviving Trustees with the Estate of Capt. Arthur Spicer, deceased, during the minority and to and for the use of John Spicer, Jr., son of Arthur Spicer, against Joshua Lawson for 5 pounds, 13 shillings and 11 pence Sterling and 60 pounds of tobacco due upon an Order of this Court dated November the first 1699 which is ordered to be paid with former and present costs als. exo.
William
13 May 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 4, 1705-1708, pages 51-52.  To all Christian People to whom these presents shall com, I Robert Hopkins of the Parish of Sittenburne in County of Richmond send Greeting.  Know ye that I Robert Hopkins for the natural love and affection that I have and bear towards Mathew Thornton and Elizabeth his wife of the Parish and County aforesaid and Eldest Daughter of me the said Robert, by these presents do confirm and make over unto said Mathew Thornton and Elizabeth his wife and their heirs all that plantation or parcel of land (be the same more or less) which now doth or at times hereafter shall or may by an lawful ways whatsoever descend or of right come or belong to the said Robert or my heirs situate on the North side of Rappahannock River and is part of a Paten for 1150 acres formerly granted to James Williamson deceased, bearing date 22 May 1650 and is bounded beginning at a marked white Oak corner tree of the aforesaid Paten, standing on the Maine River side and running thence along the line of the Paten NE by N to a place commonly called or known by the name of the Slashett… In Witness whereof Robert Hopkins hath hereunto set his hand and seal this 13 May 1706.  Signed Robert ® Hopkins (His mark).  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of John Bivion, William Lawson and Thomas Dickenson.  Recorded 21 June 1706.
Thomas
3 Jul 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 176, Court held 3 July 1706 – The action brought by Edward Barrow against Thomas Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
3 Jul 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 177, Court held 3 July 1706 – Joshua Lawson is shown as a member of a Jury.
23 Jul 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Miscellaneous Records, 1699-1724, page 39 – Power of Attorney.  I, Augustine Woodward, mariner of Leverpoole, in behalf of myself and company, appoint my friend, Rawleigh Downeman of Virginia, my true and lawful attorney, for me and Company, and in our names, to arrest, sue, and prosecute in law, all manner of persons upon their denial of any debts unto us, either by bill, bond, or account in Virginia, and upon receipt of such debts, to discharge the same.  Signed 23 July 1706 – Augustine Woodward.  Wit: George Glascock, Rowland Lawson.  Proved in Richmond Court on 7 August 1706 by the oath of George Glascock and recorded.
Joshua
6 Nov 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 205, Court held 6 November 1706 – Thomas Parker, an Orphan Son of Thomas Parker, deceased, being presented to this Court by Joshua Lawson and said Thomas being an Infant an altogether incapable of providing for himself, the Court have ordered that forasmuch as Joshua Lawson hath had the bringing up of Thomas from his Infancy, Thomas Parker do serve Joshua Lawson until he shall attain to the age of 21 years, Joshua Lawson promising to learn him the Trade of a Dwelling House Carpenter and also to read and write.
Joshua
5 Dec 1706
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 232, Court held 5 December 1706 – The Last Will and Testament of Daniel Jackson being presented to this Court for proof, the same was proved by the Oaths of Joshua Lawson, Stephen Wells and Thomas Dickenson and order for Probate granted thereon.
Joshua
5 Feb 1706 /07
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1699-1709, Will Book 2, Folio 106, right hand side – Daniel Jackson of North Farnham Parish, will dated 13 November 1706 and probated 5 February 1706/07 – son David the plantation, whereon he now lives which is one half of the plantation where I now live.  If he dies without heirs, then plantation to go to son Nathaniel and if he dies without heirs, plantation to go to son Daniel.  Sons Nathaniel and Daniel also received other land.  If aforesaid sons should died with heirs, aforesaid above to be equally divided between his 3 daughters Mary Settle, Sarah Gower and Anne Hutt and their heirs.  Executor, son Daniel.  Signed and sealed Daniel Jackson.  Wits: Joshua Lawson, Stephen Wells and Thomas Dickenson.  Proved by oaths of Joshua Lawson, Stephen Well and Thomas Dickenson in Richmond County Court 5 February 1706/07.
Joshua
6 Feb 1706 /07
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, pages 239 & 241, Court held 6 February 1706/07 – Joshua Lawson is shown as a member of two Juries.
Joshua
8 May 1707
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 282, Court held 8 May 1707 – The action brought by Joshua Lawson against Robert Tomlin and Elizabeth his wife, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Suggitt, is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
8 Apr 1708
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 353, Court held 8 April 1708– The action brought by Joshua Lawson against Robert Tomlin is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
5-6 May 1708
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, pages 361, 362 & 368, Court held 5-6 May 1708 – Joshua Lawson is shown as a member of four Juries.
Joshua
1 Sep 1708
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 391, Court held 1 September 1708 – The action brought by Susanna Tayler, widow, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of George Tayler, deceased, against Joshua Lawson, is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
7 Oct 1708
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 4, 1704-1708, page 398, Court held 7 October 1708 – In an action of Debt between Susanna Tayler, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Col. George Tayler, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Defendant for 530 pounds of tobacco.  Defendant not appearing, upon Plaintiff’s motion Judgment is granted her against the Sheriff for said sum unless Defendant appears at next Court and answer the action.

Judgment being this day passed against the Sheriff for 530 pounds of tobacco unto Susanna Tayler, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Col. George Taylor, for the non appearance of Joshua Lawson, upon motion of the Sheriff, an Attachment is granted him against the Defendant for said sum returnable to next Court for Judgment.
Joshua
3 Mar 1708 /09
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 11, Court held 3 March 1708/09 – The Order granted last Court against the Sheriff to Susanna Tayler, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of George Tayler, against Joshua Lawson is continued until next Court and the Attachment granted thereupon to the Sheriff against the Estate of Joshua Lawson is also continued until next Court.
Joshua
2 Jun 1709
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 33, Court held 2 June 1709 – In an action of Debt brought by Susanna Tayler, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of George Tayler, deceased against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
2 Jun 1709
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 44, Court held 2 June 1709 –The action brought by Joseph Deeke against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
6 Jul 1709
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 53, Court held 6 July 1709 – It is ordered that the Sheriff of this County summon Joshua Lawson to next Court to answer the Petition of John Pursley (Pursell) and that Thomas Parker mentioned in said Petition, likewise appear here the next Court.
Joshua
2 Nov 1709
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 97, Court held 2 November 1709 – Joshua Lawson, Daniel Jackson, William Smith and John Favour or any three of them, being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace of this County, are appointed to appraise the Estate of Francis Settle, late of this County, deceased and make report thereof to the next Court when Quintillion Sherman and Mary his wife, the Administrators, is to produce the Inventory of the said Estate and make Oath thereto.
Mary
7 Dec 1709
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 109 Court held 1 December 1709 – Ordered that the Sheriff summons to the next Court Mary Settle, Thomas Settle and Thomas Williams, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Francis Settle, the Elder, deceased, to answer the Petition of Quintilion Sherman and Mary his wife, Administrators of ye goods and chattels of Francis Settle, deceased.
Joshua
2 Feb 1709 /10
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 118, Court held 2 February 1709/10 – Evan Thomas and Joshua Lawson in open Court before her Majesty’s Justices acknowledged themselves indebted to the Justices their Executors and Administrators in the sum of 5,000 pounds of tobacco to be levied on their lands and tenements goods and chattels with condition that if Evan Thomas shall comply with an Order of Court this day made (whereby one Willoughby Price is bound to said Thomas for a term of years) then this recognizance to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Joshua
2 Feb 1709 /10
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 123, Court held 2 February 1709/10 – The Petition of Joshua Lawson about an Orphan boy named Thomas Parker is rejected.
Mary
2 Mar 1709 /10
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, pages 138-139, Court held 2 March1709/10 – Time is given until next Court for the return of the Appraisement of the Estate of Francis Settle, deceased, and for Mary, the wife of Quintilion Sherman, late deceased, to make Oath to the Inventory.
Joshua
4 Aug 1709
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, pages 73-74, Court held 4 August 1709 – John Pursell by his Petition setting forth that Thomas Parker, his brother by mother’s side, that she on her death bed left her son, Thomas Parker, unto the care and tuition of Henry Pursell, Elder Brother to Petitioner, who is since dead.  Nevertheless one Joshua Lawson clandestinely and unknown to the Petitioner got him, said Thomas Parker, bound by this Worshipful Court, and since hath and doth still use the boy after an inhumane manner by tying him up by the arms and whipping unreasonably, pinching him, also both of diet and cloths and permitting a woman whom he keeps to use the boy after a barbarous manner so that the boy is almost at death’s door as in the Declaration is set forth.  The said Lawson according to Order of last Court appearing but showing no sufficient cause why said Parker should not be discharged from any further service due to him by virtue of the aforesaid Order of Court, he is therefore discharged and ordered that he return home with said Pursell and appear here next Court.
Joshua
6 Dec 1710
Richmond

Richmond County, VA Deed Book 5, 1708-1711, pages 276-278.  This Indenture made the 6 December 1710 between Joshua Lawson of the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond within the Colony of Virginia of the one part and William James of St. Ann Parish in County of Essex in the Colony of Virginia of other part.  Witnessed that Joshua Lawson for the sum of 6000 pounds of good tobacco to him in hand already received, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto William James his heirs 100 acres of land with all plantation houses orchards and fences thereto belonging whereon John Williams lately dwelled now in the tenure and occupation of Joshua Lawson being in Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond part of 300 acres of land purchased by Joshua Lawson of Andrew Bowyer deceased, and is to be surveyed and laid when the said William James his heirs shall think fit out of said 300 acres in manner hereafter expressed, that is to say, beginning at a marked Pohickory the beginning Corner tree of said Joshua Lawson and from thence running such courses and distances into the land of Joshua Lawson as with the said plantation include the full quantity of 100 acres of land and the profit and all estate right and interest of Joshua Lawson his heirs.  To have and to hold the said plantation and 100 acres of land with the appurtenances unto William James his heirs, and Joshua Lawson his heirs will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.  Signed Joshua Lawson.  Singed sealed and delivered in the presence of Joseph Deeke, Richard Sutton and Thomas Dickenson.

At a Court held for Richmond County 6 December 1710.  Joshua Lawson came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto William James and it was admitted to record.  M. Beckwith, Clerk Current.

Memorandum, that on the 6 December 1710, Livery of Seizin of the plantation and land in this Deed was duly executed according to the tenor form and effect thereof by the delivery of turf and twigg by Joshua Lawson to William James in the presence of us.  (No signatures)

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 221, Court held 6 December 1710 –Joshua Lawson came into Court and acknowledged this his Livery of Seizin unto William James and it was admitted to record.  Test. And examined per M. Beckwith, Clerk Current.

Mary
3 May 1711
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 5, 1708-1711, page 282 Court held 3 May 1711 – In an action of Case between Thomas Harwar, Plaintiff and Mary Sherman, Administratrix of the Estate of Quintilion Sherman, deceased, Defendant for 620 pounds of tobacco due by Account, Defendant by Thomas Dickenson, her Attorney, prayed over and has time until next Court to plead.
Joshua
7 May 1712
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 19, Court held 7 May 1712 – Ordered that Joshua Lawson of Farnham Parish be summoned to appear at next Court to answer the Presentment of the Grand jury against him for absenting himself from Church this three months last past.
Joshua
7 Aug 1712
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 39, Court held 7 August 1712 – Upon the Presentment made by the Grand Jury of Joshua Lawson for absenting himself three months from Church, ordered that he be fined and pay the sum of 5 shillings currant money or 50 pounds of tobacco to the Church Wardens of North Farnham Parish for the use of the poor of the said Parish.
Mary
3 Dec 1712
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1712, page 63 Court held 3 December 1712 – Ordered that the Sheriff summon to next Court Mary Sherman of Farnham Parish to answer the Presentment of the Grand Jury against her for having a bastard child.
Joshua
5 Feb 1712 /13
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 73, Court held 5 February 1712/13 – Joshua Lawson being summoned an Evidence for John Clay, Plaintiff against John Purcill (Pursell), Defendant, in an Ejection Firma and making Oath that he has attended 18 days on the suit, it is ordered that for his attendance Christopher Pridham, the Lesser of the Plaintiff, pay him 720 pounds of tobacco with costs als. exo.
Mary
1 Apr 1713
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1712, page 86 Court held 1 April 1713 – Mary Sherman of Farnham Parish being summoned to answer the Presentment of the Grand Jury against her for having a bastard child and not appearing, therefore ordered that the Sheriff of this County take the said Mary into his Custody and her safely keep until she enter into Bond with good and sufficient security for her appearance at the next Court to answer the Presentment aforesaid.
Mary
6 May 1713
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1712, page 101 Court held 6 May 1713 – The Presentment of the Grand Jury against Mary Sherman for having a bastard Child in Farnham Parish is dismissed, she having paid her Fine.
Joshua
6 May 1713
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 102, Court held 6 May 1713 – In an action of Debt between John Doyle, Plaintiff and Joshua Lawson, Defendant, for 200 pounds of sweet scented tobacco due by Bill, the Defendant being called and not appearing nor any security returned, at Plaintiff’s motion, Judgment is granted him against Nicholas Smith, Gentleman, Sheriff of this County, for the aforesaid sum and costs unless Defendant appears at next Court and answers the action.

Judgment being this day passed against the Sheriff for 200 pounds of sweet scented tobacco unto John Doyle for the non appearance of Joshua Lawson at the suit of John Doyle, at the motion of the Sheriff, an Attachment is granted him against the Defendant’s Estate for the aforesaid sum and costs returnable to the next Court for Judgment.
Joshua
4 Jun 1713
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 117, Court held 4 June 1713 – The Order of an Attachment that Nicholas Smith, Gentleman, late Sheriff, obtained against the Estate of Joshua Lawson by reason of the non appearance of Joshua Lawson at ye suit of John Doyle in an action of Debt, is continued until next Court.

Same book and page.  John Doyle has action of Debt against Joshua Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Jean & Rowland
3 Mar 1713 /14
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1709-1717, Will Book 3, pages 163-164 – Anne Glascock’s Last Will & Testament, dated 6 February 1713/14 and probated 3 March 1713/14 and 7 April 1714.  Gave to grandson John Tarpley, 30 acres of land lying between the land of Henry Clark and his father, Capt. John Tarpley.  Gave to grandson Anthony Sydnor, and if he has no heirs, to granddaughter Anne Barber 150 acres of land lying along the lines of William Dunn and John Hughlett.  Her desire that all accounts standing between herself and son George Glascock be set at naught. Gave unto her son-in-laws, Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson and their heirs forever all the rest of her Estate both real and personal, they causing all my whole Estate to be appraised in tobacco to be divided into five equal parts.  One fifth part of the whole Estate unto her daughter Jean Lawson, one fifth part to daughter Frances Barber, one fifth part to daughter Anne Tarpley, one fifth part to daughter Mary Hipkins and the other fifth part to grandson George Glascock.  Appointed as executors, son-in-laws, Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson.  Wits: Joseph Bragg, William Downman and Thomas Glascock.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 171, Court held 3 March 1713/14 – The Last Will and Testament of Anne Glascock, deceased, was presented in Court by Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, her Executors, and Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate.
William Woodbridge, Thomas Griffin, Gyles Webb and Edward Jones or any three of them are appointed sometime between this and the next Court to inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of Anne Glascock, deceased... Appraisers for their true appraisement of the deceased’s Estate and also to Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, the Executors, for their true discovery thereof.

Same book and page. William Woodbridge, Thomas Griffin, Giles Webb and Edward Jones or any three of them are appointed sometime between this and the next Court to inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of Thomas Glascock, deceased... Appraisers for their true appraisement of the deceased Estate and also unto Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Anne Glascock, who was one of the Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Glascock, for their trure discovery thereof.

Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1709-1717, Will Book 3, pages 163-164 – True and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and Estate of Mr. Thomas Glascock of this County, deceased as the same was presented to our view by Capt. Charles Barber and Mr. Rowland Lawson Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Anne Glascock, deceased Executrix of the said Thomas Glascock and taken by us the subscribers by virtue of an order of Richmond Court dated 3 March 1713.
Rowland
7 Jul 1714
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 225, Court held 7 July 1714 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley, Gentleman and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas Glascock, late of Richmond County, Gentleman, deceased and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Glascock, deceased, is continued until next Court.
The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley, Gentleman and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas Glascock and Ann his wife, deceased, and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, is continued until next Court.

Same two suits, with same information found in Order Book 6, 1711-1716, pages 238, 250-251, 276 and 297.  Both suits at each of these Courts were continued until the next Court.
Joshua
5 Oct 1715
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 358, Court held 5 October 1715 – Joshua Lawson came into Court and confessed Judgment unto Nicholas Rogers.
Rowland
6 Oct 1715
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 365, Court held 6 October 1715 – Whereas at a Court continued and held for this County on the 7 April 1715 at the motion of John Tarpley and John Hipkins and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, it was ordered that William Robinson and George Eskridge, Gentlemen, should sometime between that and the next Court examine into the differences between the aforesaid parties concerning the Wills of Thomas Glascock and Ann Glascock, deceased, and all other differences between them relating to the said Estates and make report thereof to the said next Court, and the said William Robinson and George Eskridge, the Auditors, having pursuant to the aforesaid Order examined into the said differences and returned their Report therein unto this Court, on hearing the arguments on both sides upon the said Report in relation to the instrument said to be a Deed of Gift made by the said Ann Glascock to Ann and now wife of the said John Tarpley and Mary the late wife of the said John Hipkins, the Court is of opinion that the said Instrument is no legal or sufficient Deed to transfer the property of the things therein mentioned unto the said Ann Tarpley and Mary Hipkins and that the said John Tarpley and John Hipkins have no right to the particular things sued for by virtue thereof.
Thomas & Mary
2 Nov 1715
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 6, 1711-1714, page 86 – Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Lawson, Evan Thomas and Nicholas Rogers of County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto the Worships his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the said County in the full land just sum of 100 pounds Sterling to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our seales and dated the 2 November 1715.
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Thomas Lawson and Mary, his wife, Administratrix of all the goods chattel and credit of Quintilian Sherman, deceased do make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased and the same so made do exhibit into the County Court of Richmond at such time as they shall be thereto required by the said Court and the same goods chattels and credits do well and truly administer according to Law and further do make a just and true account of their actings and doings therein when thereto required by the said Court... Thomas Lawson and Mary, his wife being thereunto required do render and deliver up their Letters of Administration approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court.  Then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.  Signed Thomas Lawson, Evan Thomas and Nichols Rogers.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 367, Court held 2 November 1715 – Thomas Lawson and Mary, his wife came into Court and made Oath that Quintillion Sherman departed this life without making any Will so far as they know or believe and on their Petition and giving security for their just and faithful administration of the said Decedent’s Estate, Certificate is granted them for obtaining Letters of Administration in due form.

Thomas Lawson, Evan Thomas and Nicholas Rogers came into Court and acknowledged their Bond for the said Thomas Lawson’s just and faithful administration of the Estate of Quintillion Sherman, deceased, which is ordered to be recorded.
Thomas & May
2 Nov 1715
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 368, Court held 2 November 1715 – Judgment is granted John How and Henry Suttle for (blank) Henry Suttle, deceased, in the hands of Thomas Lawson and Mary, his wife, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of the said Henry Suttle, deceased, which is ordered to be paid out of the said Estate als. exo.
John
Jan 1715 /16
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 6, 1711-1714, pages 274.  From a list of marriage Licenses issued – Licenses not yet delivered to the Sheriff.  John Lawson and Mary Dew, issued January 1715.
Joshua
10 Jan 1715 /16
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 179-180 – Indenture made 10 January 1715/16 between Joshua Lawson of Richmond County and Gabriel Packet of the same County; Witnessed that Joshua Lawson in consideration of the rents and covenants herein after reserved and mentioned by these presents do demise, set and to farm, let unto Gabriel Packet during his natural life and after his decease during the natural life of Elizabeth Packet, his wife or which shall survive; 50 acres of land being part of my tract of land I now live on being part of 200 acres situate in Parish of North Farnham and County aforesaid with a certain tobacco house now near adjoining to the said dwelling house of said Joshua Lawson, with the woods profits commodities and appurtenances; the 50 acres of land to begin from the bottom of the Old Field thicket so following the line of John Teatman and William James, the said Packet to have the privilege of pastor and after decease of Joshua Lawson the said Packet or his wife, which survive to have the use of the dwelling house during the term of time; also the said Packet to have the privilege of getting timber for the plantations use making no willful waste… paying therefore yearly on the 25 December commencing the yearly rent from the 25 day of December next, which will be in the year 1716 of 500 pouonds of tobacco and cask; In witness whereof the said parties to these present interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.  Signed Joshua (his mark) Lawson.  Witnesses Edward Jones and John (his mark) Howell. 

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 78, Court held 6 December 1716 – A lease for land from Joshua Lawson to Gabriel Packet was proved in open Court by the Oaths of Edward Jones and John Howell, witnesses thereto and admitted to record.
Rowland
8 Mar 1715 /16
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 401, Court held 8 March 1715/16 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas Glascock, late of Richmond County, Gentleman, deceased, Complainants and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Glascock, deceased, Respondents is continued until next Court.
The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley, Gentleman and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas and Ann Glascock, deceased, Complainants and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, is continued until next Court.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 454, Court held 5 April 1716 – Same information as above, continued until next Court.
Rowland
5 Apr 1716
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, pages 466, Court held 5 April 1716 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley, Administrator of the goods and chattels of Isabell Oakley, late of this County, deceased, Complainant and Rowland Lawson, Respondent is continued until next Court.
Rowland
1 May 1716
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 123-125 – Indenture made 1 May 1716 between Charles Barber of ye Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond and Rowland Lawson of ye Parish of Christ Church and County of Lancaster of the one party and Anthony Sydner (Sydnor) of ye Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond the other party.  In consideration of 12,400 pounds of tobacco, they bargain and sold to Anthony Sydner 300 acres; beginning at a re Oak corner to a Patent formerly granted to Henry Corbin Esquire and running the course of ye said Patent, being south 377 perches to a small Oak sapling by Capt. Tarpley’s tobacco ground, then south... In witness whereof ye parties first above mentioned hath interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.  Signed Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson.  Witnesses John Taylor and Richard Bramham.  At a Court 2 May 1716, Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson came in and acknowledged their Deed.

Same book and pages.  Indenture made the 2 may 1716 (this release is a repeat of the foregoing lease), to have and hold the parcel of land unto Anthony Sydner, his heirs free and clear from all encumbrances and Charles Barber and Rowland Thornton, their heirs shall warrant and forever defend ye said parcel of land unto Anthony Sydner his heirs against all persons: In witness whereof the parties first above mentioned hereunto have interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals.  Signed Charles Barber and Rowland Thornton. (Note: In the two place above, should this have been Lawson instead of Thornton?)  Witnesses John Taylor and Richard Bramham.  Recorded 2 May 1716.  At a Court 2 May 1716, Order Book 6, pages 471-472, Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson came in and acknowledged their Deed and Release for land unto Anthony Sydner, which was admitted to Record.
William & Joshua
2 May 1716
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, page 473, Court held 2 May 1716 – Ordered that the Sheriff summons to the next Court William Lawson, son and heir of Joshua Lawson, deceased, to show cause why the Will of the said deceased should not be proved and probate granted to the Executor therein named.
Rowland
3 May 1716
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, pages 491-492, Court held 3 May 1716 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas Glascock, late of Richmond County, Gentleman, deceased, Complainants and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Glascock, deceased, Respondents is dismissed, the Complainants not prosecuting.
The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas and Ann Glascock, deceased, Complainants and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, Respondents is dismissed, the Complainants not prosecuting.
Rowland
3 May 1716
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, pages 498, Court held 3 May 1716 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley, Administrator of the goods and chattels of Isabell Oakley, late of this County, deceased, Complainant and Rowland Lawson, Respondent is continued until next Court.

Same book and page 511 and Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 7, 31, 51 and 68 had the same information and continued until next Court.
Christopher, John & Mary
17 Jun 1716
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Christopher son of John and Mary Lawson, was born 17 June 1716.
Joshua & William
3 Oct 1716
Richmond

Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1717-1725, Will Book 4, pages 6 & 7 – In the name of God, Amen, I Joshua Lawson of the Parish of North Farnham in the County of Richmond, planter, being well in body and of good sound memory, praise be given to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being decisions to settle things in order before I died do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following ( that is to say) -
First and principally I commend my soul to God my Creator…
Imprimis – I give and bequeath unto Ann Loyd, Widow the plantation and land whereon I now live being 200 acres be it more or less, her heirs and assignees for ever, but with the proviso that if William Lawson, my son shall within 3 years after date hereof pay or cause to be paid unto the said Ann Loyd, widow, her heirs or assignees the just quantity of 9,000 pounds of lawful tobacco and cask to be paid in this said County unto the said Ann Loyd, widow being so much I stand justly indebted to her at this present being for wages due unto her for 22 years service that then the said plantation and land to returned unto my son, William, his heirs and forever and in case the said William, my son does not pay the said tobacco, above expressed according to the time above mentioned that then the said Ann Loyd peaceable and quietly to enjoy and possess the said plantation and land for ever.
Item – I give unto my son, William Lawson, his heirs, one half or moiety of my personal estate as household goods and stock.
Item – I give unto Ann Loyd, widow the other half or moiety of my personal estate as household goods and stock after my debts and funeral charges being paid.
Also – I do hereby constitute and ordain John Yeatman my full and whole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all other Wills and Testament by me formerly made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22 January 1715/16.  Signed Joshus Lawson.  Witnesses David (his X mark) Jackson, Daniel (his D mark) Jackson and Austin Jones.
At a Court held for Richmond County 4 December 1717.
Whereas at a Court held for this County 3 October 1716 at the motion of Ann Loyd this will was proved in open Court by the Oaths of David Jackson and Austin Jones, two of the witnesses thereto and now upon the motion of the said Ann Loyd the same is admitted to record.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 54, Court held 3 October 1716 –Whereas the Will of Joshua Lawson, late of this County, deceased, was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of David Jackson and Austin Jones, two of the witnesses thereto, but no probate being granted thereon by reason William Lawson, the son and heir at Law of the deceased not being present in Court.  It is therefore ordered that the Sheriff of Middlesex County summon said William Lawson to the next Court to be held for this County to show cause why further proof of the Will should not be produced to and completed at the next Court and that due return be made hereof.

Rowland
6 Feb 1716 /17
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 82, Court held 6 February 1716/17 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley, Administrator of the goods and chattels of Isabell Oakley, late of this County, deceased, Complainant and Rowland Lawson, Respondent is dismissed, Complainant not prosecuting.
Thomas
4 Apr 1717
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 115, Court held 4 April 1717 – In an action of Case between John Tayloe, Gentleman, Plaintiff and Thomas Lawson, Defendant for 6 pounds Sterling due by account, the Defendant being returned non est inventus and not appearing, on motion of Plaintiff, an Attachment is granted him against the Estate of the Defendant for the aforesaid sum and costs returnable to next Court for Judgment.
Thomas
2 May 1717
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 148, Court held 2 May 1717 – John Tayloe, Gentleman, his action of Case against Thomas Lawson is dismissed, the Plaintiff not prosecuting.
John
5 Nov 1717
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 240-242 – Indenture made 5 November 1717 between James Tune and Bartholomew Richard Dodson of Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond of party and John Lawson of ye said Parish and County of the other party; Witnessed that James Tune and Bartholomew Richard Dodson in consideration of 5 shillings paid to John Lawson do by these present bargain and sell unto John Lawson and his heirs all that parcel of land beginning at a Popler in a Branch issuing out of ye main branch of Totuskey, thence running north east 100 poles to a marked red Oak standing on a hill, thence running north west 320 poles to a stake by a hickory in an island, thence south west 100 poles to two small hickorys, thence south east 320 poles to ye place where it first began, situated in Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond and now in ye occupation of ye said John Lawson bounded as above with all houses, orchards… In Witness where ye parties first above named hereunto have interchangeably set their hands and fixed their seals.  Signed James Toone and Bartholomew Richard Dodson.  Witnesses George Murdock and Tobias Phillips.  Recorded 6 November 1717.

Same book and pages.  The Deed and Release, with the same information as above was done on the same date and indicated John Lawson paid 5,500 pounds of tobacco for the above land.  Stated land was in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession.  At a Court held 6 November 1717 James Toone and Bartholomew Richard Dodson acknowledged the Deed of Release unto John Lawson and Elizabeth Dodson, wife of the said Bartholomew, being privately examined, acknowledged her Right of Inheritance in the said Land unto the said John Lawson and was recorded.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 223, Court held 6 November 1717 – James Toone and Bartholomew Richard Dodson and Elizabeth his wife came into Court and acknowledged their Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto John Lawson – the said Elizabeth being first privately examined – which was admitted to Record
Joshua & William
4 Dec 1717
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 251-252 – Know all men by these presents that we Ann Loyd and Hugh Lambert of ye County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto ye Worship his Majesties Justices of ye Peace for ye County of Richmond in ye full and just sum of 50 pounds currant money... Sealed with our seals dated 4 December 1717.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if ye above bound Ann Loyd, Administratrix with ye Will annexed of all ye goods, chattels and credit of Joshua Lawson, deceased do make a true and perfect Inventory of all the goods, chattels and credit of ye said deceased and ye same so made do exhibit into ye County Court of Richmond at such time as she shall be thereto required by ye said Court and ye same goods, chattels and credit… thereunto extend according to ye value thereof and ye Law shall charge her; Then this Obligation to be void and of none effect otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.  Signed Ann (her mark) Loyd and Hugh (his mark) Lambert.  No witnesses recorded.  Recorded 4 December 1717.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 226, Court held 4 December 1717 – The Last Will and Testament of Joshua Lawson, deceased, was proved in open Court on the 3 October 1716 by the Oaths of David Jackson and Austin Jones, two of the witnesses thereto, and John Yeatman, the Executor therein named having refused to take upon him the Executorship, and there having been an Order of this Court for summoning William Lawson, son and heir of Joshua Lawson, to appear to show cause why further proff of ye said Will should not be proceeded to, who not having appeared pursuant to the said Order, therefore on motion of Ann Loyde, the Will is admitted to Record and Certificate granted her/she having taken the Oath by Law appointed/ for obtaining Letters of Administration with the Will annexed in due form.

Ann Loyde and Hugh Lambert came into Court and acknowledged their Bond for Ann Loyde’s just and faithful administration of the Estate of Joshua Lawson, deceased, which is admitted to Record

John Yeatmen, William Sissons, Samuel Baley and Daniel Jackson or any three of them some time between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Joshua Lawson, deceased, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the next Court.  Edward Barrow, Gentleman, or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisment of the Decedent’s Estate as also to Ann Loyde, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof.
Joshua
5 Mar 1717 /18
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1717-1725, Will Book 4, page 17 – In obedient to an order of Court, dated 5 December 1717, we whose names are under written did meet at ye house of Joshua Lawson’s, deceased and then and there did inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of ye deceased as was brought to us – Includes 1 old mare, 3 lbs of old pewter, 1 old saddle and bridle. – Total value of his Estate 8 pounds, 11 shillings and 11 pence.  Signed Samuel Bayly, John (his I mark) Yeatman and Daniel (his D mark) Jackson.  Recorded 5 March 1717/18.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 7, 1716-1717, pages 240, Court held 6 March 1717/18 – The Appraisement of the Estate of Joshua Lawson, deceased, being this day returned, it is ordered the same be recorded.
Ann Loyd
2 Apr 1718
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, page 272 – Gabriel Packett and Charles Bruce of Richmond County posted bond of 100 pounds Sterling 2 April 1718.  Condition of obligation was such that it bound Gabriel Packet, administrator of all goods, chattels and credits of Ann Loyd, deceased to make a true and perfect Inventory of all goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased.  Signed Gabriel Packett and Charles Bruce.  No witnesses recorded.  Recorded in Richmond County 2 April 1718.

Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1717-1725, Will Book 4, page 30 – In obedient to an order of Court, dated 2 April 1718, that we whose names are mentioned and written have met at ye house of Gabril Packet and have inventoried all and singular the Estate of Ann Loyd as was brought to and view.  Total of her Estate was less than 10 pounds.  Signed Samuel Bayly, Daniel Jackson and Leonard Dozier.  Recorded 4 June 1718.
Elizabeth, John & Mary
17 Feb 1719
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Elizabeth Lawson daughter of John and Mary Lawson, was born 17 February 1719.
John
6 May 1719
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 103, Court held 6 May 1719 – William White, George Davenport, John Lawson and Thomas Durham or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of William Bennett, deceased, which shall be presented to their view, in money and make return thereof to the said next Court.  John Oglebee, the Administrator of Decedent’s Estate.
John
3 Jun 1719
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1717-1725, Will Book 4, page 208 – In obedient to an order granted at a Court held for Richmond County, dated 6 May 1719, we whose names are mentioned and written have met and appraised all and singular the Estate of William Bennett, deceased. Signed Thomas Durham, George Davenport and John Lawson.  Recorded 3 June 1719.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 115, Court held 3 June 1719 – William White, Thomas Durham, John Lawson and Jeremiah Greenham or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of William Stonum, deceased… Thomas Legg and Sarah Legg formerly called Sarah Stonum, the Administrators, for their true discovery thereof.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 115, Court held 3 June 1719 – George Davenport, John Lawson, Christopher Petty and Thomas Durham or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of John Linkhorne, deceased… Thomas Scurlock and Ann his wife, formerly called Ann Linkhorne, the Administrators, for their true discovery thereof.
John
4 Jun 1719
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 127, Court held 4 June 1719 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Mr. Griffin’s Swamp to Moratico Mill and ordered he forthwith clear the same according to Law.
John
1 Jul 1719
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1717-1725, Will Book 4, pages 115-116– In obedient to an order granted at a Court held for Richmond County, dated 6 May 1719, we whose names are mentioned and written have met and appraised all and singular the Estate of William Stenum, deceased. Signed Thomas Durham, John Lawson and Jeremiah Greanham.  Recorded 1 July 1719.

Page 116 – Llinkhorn’s Inventory.  Per Court order of 3 June 1719, we appraised the estate of John Linkhorn.  Includes 4 cows, 2 heifers, 2 yearlings, 32 lbs of new pewter, 2 feather beds, 18 ½ lbs of nails, the crop of tobacco and some debts.  Signed – Thomas Durham, Christopher Petty and John Lawson.  Recorded 1 July 1719.
William & Joshua
2 Jul 1719
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 469-470 – Indenture made 2 July 1719 between William Lawson of King and Queen County of one part and Gabriel Packet of Richmond County of ye other part.  Witnessed that said William for ye Rents and Covenants hereafter mentioned do set and to farm let unto said Gabriel the Plantation whereon said Gabriel now lives in Richmond County and which he paid Rent the last year for to said William left to the said William by his Father, Joshua Lawson; To have and to hold to the said Gabriel during the term of his and his said wife Elizabeth now living, their lives paying a year a Corn Rent if demanded, said Gabriel keeping the housing and fences with the Orchard in good repair and paying annually on the fifth of November ye rent of (blank) if the same be lawfully demanded; In witness whereof the parties above have interchangeably put their hands and seals ye day and year above written.  Signed William Lawson.  Witnesses Thomas Barnes, Mathew Thornton and James Ingo.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 152, Court held 3 February 1719/20 – At the motion Gabriel Packett, a Lease for Land from William Lawson to him and his Wife during their lives is admitted to Record.
John
2 Dec 1719
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 150, Court held 2 December 1719 – Robert Renolds, Thomas Bryant, Tobias Phillips and John Lawson or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of William Downman, Gentleman, deceased... Catherine Reed, the Executrix, for their true discovery thereof.
John
3 Mar 1719 /20
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 163, Court held 3 March 1719/20 – John Lawson his action of Case against James Smith is dismissed, Plaintiff not prosecuting.
Joshua
27 Jun 1720
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 525-527 – Indenture made 27 June 1720 between William James of North Farnham and William Hodgkinson of Sittenburn Parish, Richmond County.  Witnessed that William James in consideration of the sum of 6,000 pounds of tobacco do bargain and sell unto William Hodgkinson 100 acres of land with all the plantation, orchards and fences thereon whereon John Williams formerly dwelled, now in the tenure and occupation of said William James, situate in Parish of Farnham, Richmond County, part of three hundred acres of land purchased by Joshua Lawson of Andrew Bowyer, deceased and by said Lawson conveyed to said William James, that is to say, beginning at a marked Pichicory the beginning corner tree of Joshua Lawson his land and from thence running such courses and distance into the land of said Joshua Lawson as with the said plantation will include the full quantity of 100 acres of land and the rights… In witness whereof the parties to these present have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.  Signed William James.  Witnesses Solomon Readman (Redman) and Gabriel Pacquet (Packett).  Recorded 6 July 1720.
John
3 Aug 1720
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 207, Court held 3 August 1720 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Mr. Griffin’s Swamp to Moratico Mill and ordered he forthwith clear the same according to Law.
John
19 Oct 1720
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 8, 1718-1721, pages 208, Court held 19 October 1720 – The Claim of John Lawson for taking up a Runaway Negro woman her Master not being known was this day sworn to in Court by John Lawson and ordered to be certified.
Jean (Jane)
3 Jan 1721 /22
Richmond
Abstracts from Wills of Richmond County, Virginia: Will Book No. 4 1717-1725, pages 178-180– Will of Mary Carpenter, Farnham Parish, dated 22 December 1721 and probated 3 January 1721/22.
Imprimis –  I bequeath my soul to God.
Item – I give and bequeath to Frances Barber one piece of silk and cotton lattine and one piece of linen.
Item – I give to Jean Lawson three of my next ocst pieces of linen.
Item – I give to Elizabeth Barber, daughter of Charles Barber, two cows, one feather bed and furniture.
Item – I give to Mary Barber, one cow, one stone ring.
Item – I give to Ann Barber, daughter of Charles Barber, one cow, one stone ring.
Item – I give to Thomas Barber, son of Charles Barber and his heirs forever my Negro woman Betty.
Item – I give to Charles Barber, son of Charles Barber, 3 pounds current money.
Item – I give to Ann Griffin, daughter of Mr. Thomas Griffin two cows, one feather bed and furniture, 2 pewter dishes and one dozen of pewter plates, one iron pot.
Item – I give to Mr. Thomas Griffin and his wife each of them one gold ring of 15 shillings value.
Item – I give to my brother Thomas Glascock one Negro man, named Robin to him and his heirs forever, 6 pieces of good linen, one dozen of new draper napkins and all my new nails.
Item – I give to John Glascock, son to Thomas Glascock one cow, one young horse, one feather bed and furniture and one iron pot.
Item – To Thomas Glascock, son to Thomas Glascock one feather bed and furniture and one cow.
Item – I give to Capt. William Woodbridge one gold ring, 20-shilling value.
Item – I give to I give Samuel Hipkins one Negro boy named Tom and to him and ye heirs lawfully begotten of his body and for want of such heirs to John Tarpley younger and his heirs forever.
Item – I give to John Tarpley Jr. 2 feather beds and furniture, one dozen cain chairs and my 2 best tables and one half of my pewter and one Negro woman named Hagarte to him and his heirs forever.
Item – I give to John Tarpley Sr. one negro girl named Lucy, ye money which he owes me, ye produce of ___ of tobacco which I sent by Capt. Hancock and all ye ready money which I now have by me.
Item – I give to Winifred Griffin, daughter to Mr. Thomas Griffin and her sister Alice Griffin, one piece of Irish Stuff and my best calico gown and petticoat.
Item – I give to Ann Tarpley, wife of John Tarpley my quitted petticoat and silk bonnet and one piece of tufted dainty.
Item – I give to Millian Glascock one piece of silk stuff and one piece of linen and half of my geese.
Item – I give to I give to Elizabeth Downman one pair of lace shoes and one dozen potty pans.
Item – I give to Ann Tarpley, wife to Col. John Tarpley all my land in Lancaster County to her for and during her natural life and after her death to go to Col. John Tarpley and his heirs forever.
Item – I give to John Tarpley Sr. all my crop of Indian corn, which is made this year 1721.
Item – I give to Jean Lawson one silk gown and petticoat of crape.
Item – I give to Ann Tarpley, wife of john Tarpley, to Mrs. Millian Glascock and Sarah Glascock, daughter to Thomas Glascock all ye rest of my wearing clothes.
Item – I give and bequeath ye rest and remainder of my Estate not before given to John Tarpley Sr. and to John Tarpley Jr. to them and their heirs forever and do make, constitute and ordain ye said John Tarpley Sr. and John Tarpley Jr. my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, in witness hereof I have set my hand and fixed my seal this 2 December 1721.  Signed Mary Carpenter.  Wits: Alexander Matson, John Brown, (Hanner Kellie) (Note: Mary Carpenter may have been the wife of Thomas Carpenter whose will was record 10 July 1728 in Lancaster County, WLC, page 35.)
Joanna, Katharine, John & Mary
17 Mar 1721 /22
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Joanna and Katharine daughters of John and Mary, was born 17 March 1721/22.
Jean (Jane)
30 Jul 1722
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 138-139 – Indenture made 30 July 1722 between Mrs. Jean Lawson of Parish of Christ Church and County of Lancaster of one part and John Tarpley, Gentleman, of Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond of other part; Witnessed that Mrs. Jean Lawson in consideration of 5 shillings paid by John Tarpley do bargain and sell unto John Tarpley a parcel of land contain 100 acres situated in Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond, beginning at a corner marked tree of Mr. Charles Grymes’ standing by Moratico Mill Pond and running up the Pond to a Great Swamp, which parts this land and the land now in the possession of William White and up said Swamp to line of marked trees which parts this land and the land now in the possession of Richard Elliot, thence down ye line to a line of marked trees which parts this land and the land of Mr. Charles Grymes, thence down said Grymes’ line to the place where it first began and on the head of Moraticoe Creek and now in the tenure and occupation of said John Tarpley.  Together with all houses, orchards… In witness whereof the parties first above written hereunto have interchangeably set their hands and fixed their seal the day and year first above written.  Signed Jean Lawson.  Witnesses Charles Barber and John Tarpley Jr.  Deed was recorded 1 August 1722.

Same book and pages.  The Deed of Release from Mrs. Jean Lawson to John Tarpley, Gentleman containing the same information as above, but indicated John paid 40 pounds Sterling for the land.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 66, Court held 1 August 1722 – Jean Lawson came into Court and acknowledged her Deeds of Lease and Release unto John Tarpley, Gentleman, which was admitted to Record.
John
1 May 1723
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 100, Court held 1 May 1723 – John Lawson was a member of the Grand Jury.
John
1 May 1723
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 148, Court held 6 May 1724 – John Lawson was a member of the Grand Jury.
Richard & Sarah
5 May 1725
Richmond
Abstracts from Wills of Richmond County, Virginia: Will Book No. 4, 1717-1725, pages 261-262 – In the name of God, Amen.  The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Wells of Parish of Farnham I the County of Richmond being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory praised be to Almighty God... my body committed to the earth to be decently buried without the vanity of drunkenness as my Executor hereafter named shall see convenient and as for my worldly good – I give as followed my just debts being first paid.  Item – Richard Losson, Elizabeth Wells, Thomas Williams Wells I leave him to Richard Losson while the age of 21 and to have at his freedom one suit of apparel.  Absolom Wells I give to him my gray passion mare.  To Sarah Losson I give a side saddle.  To Francis Suttle, my son I give that bed, one ring and a sheet, a colester and pillow.  To Thomas Williams Wells, my son, I give a young horse to be paid to him at age.  The other bed I give to my son Stephen Wells, a ring and a sheet and pillow and colester belonging.  As witness my hand the 10 February 1724.  Signed Elisabeth (her E mark) Wells.  Signed, sealed and published in present of us – witnesses Henry (his H mark) Suttle, Daniel (his D mark) Jackson and Henry Spurrier.  Proven in Richmond County Court 5 May 1725.
Anne, John & Mary
22 Sep 1725
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Anne Lawson daughter of John and Mary Lawson, was born 22 September 1725.
Sarah
3 Nov 1725
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 247, Court held 3 November 1725 – Ordered the Sheriff summon the next Court Stephen Wells, Administrator with the Will annexed of Elizabeth Wells, deceased to answer the Petition of Sarah Lawson.
John
2 Feb 1725 /26
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 259, Court held 2 February 1725/26 – The attachment obtained by Giles Webb against the Estate of Timothy Dorgan is continued until next Court and ordered that the Sheriff summon to the next Court John Lawson to declare upon Oath what of the Estate he has in his hands or possession belonging to Timothy Dorgan.
Sarah
3 Mar 1725 /26
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 266, Court held 3 March 1725/26 – Sarah Lawson her Petition against Stephen Wells, Administrator with the Will annexed of Elizabeth Wells, deceased is dismissed not prosecuting.
John
3 Mar 1725 /26
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 276, Court held 3 March 1725/26 – The attachment obtained by Giles Webb against the Estate of Timothy Dorgan is continued until next Court and John Lawson having  been summoned to declare what of the Estate he has in his hands belonging to Timothy Dorgan and being now called and not appearing, it is ordered the Sheriff take him into custody and him safely keep until he enters into Bond with good and sufficient security for his appearance at next Court to answer the same.
John
6 Apr 1726
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, page 344 – Know all men by these presents, we Ishmael and Andrew Dew, John Lawson and Tobias Phillips of ye County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto ye Worshipful Justices for ye County of Richmond in ye sum of 100 pounds Sterling to ye which, payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs firmly by these presents.  Witness our hands and seals ye 6 April 1726.
The condition of this obligation is such, it ye above bound Andrew Dew shall well and truly pay unto William Dew and ye above bound Ishmael Dew well and truly pay unto Thomas Dew or to whom else it shall of right belong all such Estate or Estates belonging to ye said William and Thomas Dew, as is or shall come to their hands when or as soon as ye said William and Thomas Dew shall attain to lawful age or when thereunto required by ye said Court and also save and keep harmless ye said Justices, their heirs &c. from all trouble and damages, shall or may arise about ye Estates, then ye above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain and be in full force and virtue.  Signed Ishmael Dew, Andrew Dew, John Lawson and Tobias Phillips. 

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 279, Court held 6 April 1726 – Upon motion of William Dew, Andrew Dew is admitted his Guardian and upon the motion of Thomas Dew, Ishmael Dew is admitted his Guardian giving security, whereupon Ishmael Dew and Andrew Dew together with John Lawson and Tobias Phillips entered into Bond and acknowledged the same, which was ordered to be recorded.
John
6 Jul 1726
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 288, Court held 6 July 1726 – The Attachment obtained by Daniel Hornby against the Estate of Timothy Dorgin for 1,200 pounds of tobacco is continued until next Court and ordered that the Sheriff summon to the next Court John Lawson to declare upon Oath what Estate he has in his hand or possession belonging to Timothy Dorgin.
John
3 Aug 1726
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 302, Court held 3 August 1726 – Judgment upon Attachment is granted Daniel Hornby against the Estate of Timothy Dorgin in the hands of John Lawson for 60 pounds of tobacco which is ordered to be paid by John Lawson unto Daniel Hornby als. Exo.
John
1 Feb 1726 /27
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 321, Court held 1 February 1726/27 – William Brockenbrough, John Williams, John Lawson and Charles Dobbins or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Andrew Dew, deceased, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the next Court... Appraisers for their true appraisement of the Decedent’s Estate as Estate as also to Ishmael Dew, the Executor, for his true discovery thereof.
Mary
24 Feb 1726 /27
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 9-10.  Mr. Thomas Barber to the Estate of Mr. Edgcomb Suggitt… To the whole amount of said Estate, the crop in the house Indian Corn, Tobacco, Cash of Mary Lawson, Cash received of Capt. Tarpley... Richmond County 24 February 1726.  An Inventory of the Estate of Edcombe Suggitt, deceased delivered by Mr. Thomas Barber to Capt. Robert Tomlin Guardian of Edgcomb and Mary Suggitt pursuant to an Order of Court dated the first day of February 1726.
Sarah, Richard & Mary
21 Feb 1727
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Sarah Lawson daughter of Richard and Mary Lawson, was born 21 February 1727 (1726/27 or 1727/28?).
Jane (Jean)
4 Jul 1727
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 405-406 – Indenture made 4 July 1727 between Jane Lawson of Parish of Christ Church in County of Lancaster of one part and Joanna Stepto, daughter of Jane Lawson, of other part; Witnessed that Jane Lawson in consideration of the natural love and affection which she bears unto her Daughter and for and to ward her maintenance, preferment and support do grant and confirm unto Joanna Stepto and her heirs a certain parcel of land commonly known by the name of Githings Neck, containing 350 acres being part of the land which mr. John Ockly purchased of Capt. John Purvis, situate on the head of Morattico Creek in Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond and now being in the tenure and occupation of a certain Edward Welch; together with all houses, orchards, profits and appurtenances… In Witness whereof Jane Lawson hath set her hand and seal 5 July 1727.  Signed Jean Lawson.  Witnesses John Tarpley Jr., N. Brockenbrough and Thomas Barber.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 363, Court held 5 July 1727 – A Deed for Land from Jean Lawson to Joanna Stepto was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of John Tarpley Jr., Newman Brockenbrough and Thomas Barber, witnesses thereto and admitted to Record.
Richard & Mary
22 Sep 1727
Richmond
Richard Lawson and Mary Harris were married 22 September 1727. (Looks like their first child was born before they married?)
John
17 Feb 1728
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 491-492 – Know all men by these presents that I James Burk of Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond do constitute and appoint my Trusty Friend, Henry Miskell for me and in my name to relinquish all my Right of Dower of all my Land which I have sold to James Love and what my Attorney shall do for me in the premises shall be confirmed by me as well as if myself were personally present.  Given under my hand 17 February 1728.  Signed James (his + mark) Burk.  Witnesses Leonard Heart, John Lawson and Henry Fenn.  Recorded 7 Mary 1729.
John
18 Feb 1728
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 35-36.  Know all men by these presents that I James Burk of County of Richmond and Parish of Farnham doe appoint my Trusty Friend John Lawson to buy or sell for me during the whole time of my absence and what my said Attorney shall doe I will ratify and allow as well as if myself were personally present.  Given under my hand this 18 February 1728.  In presence of us Phillip (H) Harris (his mark) and James (T) Love (his mark).  Signed James (+) Boork (his mark).

This Power of Attorney from James Burk to John Lawson was proved in Richmond County Court the 6 January 1730 by the Oath of James Love one of the Witnesses thereto and admitted to record.  Also the said James Love made Oath in Court that he did see Phillip Harris subscribe as a Witness to this Power.
Thomas, Mary, Richard, Daniel, Thomas Jr., John, William, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Anne
4 Feb or 29 Mar 1729
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 133 – In the name of God, Amen, 18 December 1728, I Thomas Lawson tenure of North Farnham Parish and County of Richmond, planter, being weak but of perfect memory, thanks to almighty God... do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will & Testament.
Item – I will that my debts and funeral charges be first paid.
Item – I give to my son Richard my great iron pot.
Item – I give my daughter, Elizabeth one feather bed, a bolster, a rug, two blankets and a iron pot.
Item – I give to my daughter, Rebecca one feather bed, bolster, a pair of sheets, two pillows, one blanket and a rug.
Item – I give to my daughter Anne one shilling current money.
Item – I give my son Daniel one feather bed, bolster, a rug and two blankets, one gun, a cow and calf and one large chest.
Item – I give unto my son Thomas 2 young heifers of 2 years old.
Item – I give to my son John two, 2 year old heifers also.
Item – I give unto my son William two young heifers.
Item – It is my will that my daughter Elizabeth have what I have will to her not until she be married and also my daughter Rebecca her ____ after my wife’s death.
Item – After the cost, residue and remainder of my said estate I give unto my loving wife, Mary Lawson forever.
Item – I numerated and appoint my said loving wife Mary Lawson my only and sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament making and nullifying all other will or wills...
Signed Thomas (TL) Lawson.  Sealed, signed and delivered in presents of us William Hodgkinson and Daniel Jackson Jr.
Recorded in Richmond County 7 May 1729.

Richmond County, Virginia – Early Vital Records; William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 3, Page 185 – Thomas Lawson departed this life 4 February 1729.  However, The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA compiled by George H. S. King states – Thomas Lawson died 29 March 1729.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 463, Court held 7 May 1729 – The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Mary Lawson, his Executrix, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of William Hodgkinson and Daniel Jackson Jr. witnesses thereto is admitted to Record and on the motion of the Executrix and her performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.

John Yeatman, Bryan Sissons, David Jackson and Thomas Williams or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the next Court; John Tayloe, Gentleman or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisement of the Decedent’s Estate as also to Mary Lawson, the Executrix for her true discovery thereof.

Same Order Book, 4 June 1729 Court, page 470.  The Appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased, being this day returned, it is ordered that the same be recorded.
John
6 May 1729
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 497-498 – Memorandum for Indenture between William Stone and Elizabeth, his wife of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond and Thomas Glasscock of same Parish and County.  Memorandum, 6 May 1729, Livery of Seizin and possession of the within mentioned 50 acres of land and premises was made and given by William Stone and Elizabeth, his wife to Thomas Glasscock by Turf and Twigg.  Witnesses George Glascock and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 June 1729.
John
7 May 1729
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 464, Court held 7 May 1729 – A Power of Attorney from James Burk to Henry Miskell was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of John Lawson and Henry Fann, witnesses thereto and admitted to Record and by virtue thereof Henry Miskell acknowledged James Burk’s Deed for Land and the Livery of Seizin thereon endorsed unto James Love which was admitted to Record.
Richard
5 Aug 1729
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 449-500 – Know all men by these presents that I, Ann Mountjoy of North Farnham Parish in Richmond County do appoint my trusty and very good friend, Solomon Redman to be my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge a Deed of Gift for a parcel of land by me made over to John Jones and Sarah, his wife, as also my personal Estate situated in North Farnham… Witness my hand and seal 5 August 1729.  Signed Ann Mountjoy.  Witnesses Richard Lawson and Thomas Gearing.

Same book and pages.  Know ye that I, Ann Mountjoy of the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, that whereas I, Ann Mountjoy in consideration of the natural love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards John Jones and his wife, my daughter, Sarah Jones, both of the Parish and County aforesaid, have and by these presents do give all my land to me belonging, situate in Parish of North Farnham, together with all my personal Estate of what nature or kind soever… Signed and sealed 5 August 1729.  Signed Ann Mountjoy.  Witnesses Solomon Redman, Richard Lawson and Thomas Gearing.  Recorded 6 August 1729.
John
1 May 1730
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 529-531 – Indenture made 1 May 1730 between Peter Darby of Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond of one part and John Lawson of said Parish and County of the other part; Witnessed ye said Peter Darby in consideration of 5 shillings paid by John Lawson, whereof Peter Darby do bargain and sell unto John Lawson all ye parcel of land beginning at a marked corner Hickory standing in William Stone’s Old Field and running southeast to a large white Oak, thence northeast to a large Chestnut tree in the line of a parcel of land John Lawson bought of James Toone and Bartholomew Richard Dodson, thence along the line northwest to a small Hickory by the Mill Road side then along the Road southwest… situated in Parish of Farnham… Signed Peter (his X mark) Darby.  Witnesses Mary Ann Baker and Thomas Dew.  Deed recorded 6 May 1730.

Same book and pages.  Deed and released for the above 28 acres for and in consideration of 1,600 pounds of tobacco was made 2 May 1730 and repeated all the above.  Same witnesses and signatures.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 517, Court held 6 May 1730 – Peter Darby came into Court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto John Lawson, which was admitted to Record.
Thomas, Richard & Mary
24 Dec 1730
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Thomas Lawson son of Richard and Mary Lawson, was born 24 December 1730.
John
6 Jan 1730 /31
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 545, Court held 6 January 1730/31 – A Power of Attorney from James Burk to John Lawson was this day proved in open Court by the Oath of James Love, one of the witnesses thereto and admitted to Record, James Love made Oath in Court that he see Phillip Harris subscribe as a witness to the Power.
John
3 Feb 1730 /31
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 549, Court held 3 February 1730/31 – Ordered that the Sheriff summon to next Court James Neale and John Lawson to answer the Petition of Peter Darby.
John
3 Mar 1730 /31
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 559, Court held 3 March 1730/31 – Judgment is granted Peter Darby against his late Master, John Lawson, for his Freedom Dues (vist) ten bushels of Indian Corn, 30 shillings in money or the value thereof in goods and one well fixed Musquet or Fuzee of the value of 20 shillings at least and costs als. Exo.
John
2 Jun 1731
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 582, Court held 2 June 1731 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Tarpley’s Mill to Glascock’s Mill and to Colston’s Bridge and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to Law.
Mary
4 Aug 1731
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 594, Court held 4 August 1731 – Mrs. Mary Lawson being summoned an Evidence for Dennis Ryon, Plaintiff against John Deucher, Defendant and having attended two days on the said suit, it is ordered that Dennis Ryon pay her sixty pounds of tobacco for the same with costs als exo.
William & Elizabeth
6 Oct 1731
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 8, 1720-1733, pages 574-576 – Indenture made 6 October 1731 between William Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife of Parish St. Stephens in County of King and Queen of one part and Henry Sisson of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond of other part; Witnessed that William Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings Sterling paid by Henry Sisson do bargain and sell unto Henry Sisson all that tract of land situate in Parish of North Farnham containing 200 acres from a marked Pohickoy west 100 poles, southwest by south 264 poles; east 184, northeast by north 184 poles, together with all houses, orchards, commodities and appurtenances to the premises belonging... Signed William Lawson.  Witnesses N. Brockenbrough, John Bramham and Edgcombe Suggitt.  Recorded 6 October 1731.

Same book and pages.  Deed and released for the above 200 acres for and in consideration of 62 pounds current money of Virginia, William Lawson and Elizabeth, his wife of Parish of St. Stephens in County of King and queen sold to Henry Sisson of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond the above land.  Same witnesses and signatures.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 606, Court held 6 October 1731 – William Lawson came into Court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for land unto Henry Sissons which was admitted to Record.
Lucy, John & Mary
3 Mar 1731 /32
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Lucy Lawson daughter of John and Mary Lawson, was born 3 March 1731/32.
John
5 Apr 1732
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 636, Court held 5 April 1732 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for the ensuing year from the Main Road to Chitty’s Landing and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to Law.
John
6 Sep 1732
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 9, 1721-1732, pages 655, Court held 6 September 1732 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for the ensuing year from Col Tarpley’s Mill to Glascock’s Mill and to Colston’s Bridge and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to Law.
Richard
7 Dec 1732
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 23, Court held 7 December 1732 – In an action of Trespass damage 10 pounds sterling between William Thornton, Plaintiff and John Jones, Defendant being called and not appearing, on motion of Plaintiff’s Attorney, Judgment is granted him against the Defendant and Richard Lawson, his Security, for the aforesaid sum and costs unless the Defendant appears at next Court and answers the said action.
Richard
4 Jun 1733
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 77, Court held 4 June 1733 – Bryan Sissons, Solomon Redman, Richard Lawson and Michael Winder or any three of them some time between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Leonard Dozier, deceased, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the said next Court… their true appraisement of the Decedent’s Estate as also to Elizabeth Dozier, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof.
Richard
3 Jul 1733
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 112, Court held 3 July 1733 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Col. Tarpley’s Mill to Glascock’s Mill and to Colston’s Bridge and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to law.
Mary & John
4 Mar 1733 /34
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 221 – Will of Thomas Dew of North Farnham Parrish, dated 8 January 1733/34 and probated 4 March 1733/34.  Named in his will Hugh Williams, son of John Williams; godson Thomas William; executors to sell his land, pay his debts and the rest of the estate to his 2 sisters Mary Lawson and Elizabeth Sydnor.  Appointed as executors Anthony Sydnor and John Lawson.  Signed Thomas Dew in present of Henry Miskell, William Lyell and Thomas Tune.

Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 150, Court held 4 March 1733/34 – The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Dew, deceased was presented into Court by Anthony Sydnor and John Lawson, his Executors, who made Oath thereof and being proved by the Oaths of Henry Miskell, William Lyell and Thomas Tune, witnesses thereto, was admitted to Record and on the motion of the Executors and their performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining Probate thereof in due form.

Henry Miskell, Jonathan Lyell, John Hammond and William Stone or any three of them appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Thomas Dew, deceased... the Decedent’s Estate as also to Anthony Sydnor and John Lawson, the Executors, for their true discovery thereof.*
Jane (Jean) & Joanna
6 May 1734
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 181, Court held 6 May 1734 – A Power of Attorney from Jean Lawson to Thomas Dodson was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of Tobias Phillips and John Brown, witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record.

Thomas Dodson by virtue of a Power of Attorney from Jane Lawson to him in that behalf made acknowledged the said Jane Lawson’s Deed of Land and the Livery of Seizin thereon endorsed unto Robert Mitchell, also John Steptoe Jr. and Johanna his wife acknowledged the said Deed and the Livery of Seizin thereon endorsed unto the said Robert Mitchell (the said Johanna being first privately examined) which was admitted to Record.

Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1734-1741, page 25 – I, Jane Lawson of Christ Church Parish and County of Lancaster, appoint my friend Thomas Dodson of North Farnham and Richmond, my true and lawful attorney, to acknowledge for me, in Richmond Court, a deed dated today for 450 acres in North Farnham and Richmond, to Robert Mitchell of St. Mary White Chapel and County of Lancaster.  The deed was made by me, Jane Lawson, John Steptoe Jr. and Joanna, his wife.  Signed 4 May 1734 – Jean Lawson.  Wit: Tobias Phillips, John Brown.  Recorded 6 May 1734.

Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1734-1741, page 25 – from Jane Lawson, John Steptoe Jr. and Joanna, his wife, of Christ Church Parish in Lancaster County, to Robert Mitchell of St. Mary’s White Chapel Parish in Lancaster County, for 18,000 pounds of tobacco and 50 pound and for divers other good causes, 450 acres in North Farnham Parish and Richmond, bounded on the west by a branch of Moratico Creek that divides this land from the land of John Mill’s, Thomas Durham on the north side, Abraham Goad on the northeast, William King and Mr. Anthony Sydnor on the east side, Isaac White on the south.  This land is part of a patent granted to Thomas Madison dated 1770, by him sold to Capt. John Purvis and by Purvis to John Ockley and by Ockley given by will to said Jean Lawson.  Signed – Jean Lawson, John Stepto Jr., Joanna Stepto.  Wit: Tobias Phillips, Thomas Dodson and John Brown.
Elizabeth
1 Jul 1734
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 238 - Will of Abraham Goad, dated 7 March 1733 and probated 1 July 1734. Grandson William (son of William Goad, deceased) the plantation where Mary Goad now lives; son John and his wife all the land above the north fork of the Briery Swamp; son Abraham all the land on the south side of spring branch, if he has no heirs to son Abraham; son William; daughters Hannah Phillips, Elizabeth Dobson and Alice Dobson; wife Catharine. Executor, son John. Wits: Elizabeth Lawson, Winifred Miskell and Henry Miskell.
John
1 Jul 1734
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 196, Court held 1 July 1734 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Col. Tarpley’s Mill to Glascock’s Mill and to Colston’s Bridge and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to law.
John
3 Feb 1734 /35
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 252, Court held 3 February 1734/35 – William Tune petitioning this Court for liberty to turn the Road that leads up from Chitty’s Landing through part of the Petitioner’s land, it is therefore ordered that John Lawson, the Surveyor of the Road, view the same and report to the said next Court whether in his opinion it will be inconvenient to travelers to turn the said Road or that the Petitioner may have leave to turn it.
John
3 Mar 1734 /35
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 263, Court held 3 March 1734/35 – The Order made last Court for John Lawson to view the Road that William Tune petitioned for not being complied with, is continued until next Court.
William
19 Mar 1734 /35
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 80-84.  The Estate of Thomas Beale of Richmond County... To Tobo: paid for Public dues; paid Thomas Walker for Smiths work... paid Capt. Denham in Transfer Notes; paid William Lawson Cooper... Errors excepted 19 March 1734, William Beale and Robert Tomlin.  Sworn to in Richmond County Court 2 June 1735 and ordered to be recorded.
John
2 Jun 1735
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 281, Court held 2 June 1735 – William Stone, Jonathan Lyell, Henry Miskell and John Lawson or any three of them appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Thomas Draper, deceased… Decedent’s Estate as also to Sarah Draper, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof.
John
3 Jun 1735
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 294, Court held 3 June 1735 – Whereas William Tune having petitioned this Court in February last for liberty to turn the Road that leads up from Chitty’s Landing through his land, it was thereupon ordered that John Lawson, the Surveyor of the said Road, should view the same and report whether in his opinion it would be convenient to travelers to turn the same or that the Petitioner might have liberty to turn it and the said John Lawson pursuant to the Order having made report that he viewed the said Road petitioned for and that it appears to be very sufficient; therefore liberty is herby given him to turn the same.
John
5 Aug 1735
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 325, Court held 5 August 1735 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Col. Tarpley’s Mill to Glascock’s Mill and to Colston’s Bridge and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to law.
John & Mary
3 Nov 1735
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 336, Court held 3 November 1735 – John Lawson and Mary Lawson came into Court and acknowledged their Deed for Land unto Anthony Sydnor which was admitted to Record.

Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1734-1741, page 219 – November 3, 1735 from John Lawson of North Farnham in Richmond and Mary his wife to Anthony Sydnor of same, for 100 pounds money of England, one certain tract of land in North Farnham and Richmond, formerly belonging to Andrew Dew, deceased and made over by deed by him, said Dew, on 29 December 1683 and acknowledged by him in Rappahannock County Court.  Signed – John Lawson, Mary (M her mark) Lawson.  Wit: Henry Miskell, Richard Bramham.  Recorded 3 November 1735
Richard
3 May 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 363, Court held 5 April 1736 – It appearing to this Court by the return of Richard Lawson and henry Settle, Processioners in one of the Precincts of Lunenburg Parish, that they went in order to procession the land of Mr. William Hodgkinson and that the said Hodgkinson stop them alleging he thought he had not his true beginning; it is therefore ordered that the Sheriff of this County summon a Jury of the most able and ancient Freeholders thereof inhabitants as near as may be to the land aforesaid and liable to know just exceptions by affinity consanguinity or interest to meet on the said land the last Monday in this month if fair, if not the next fair day, who being first sworn before William Fantleroy, Gentleman, or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, are required in company with Thomas Barber, Gentleman, Surveyor of this County, to lay out and procession the land of the said William Hodgkinson according to the most known ancient and reputed bounds thereof and make report of their proceedings therein to the next Court under their hands in writing.
John
5 Apr 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 395, Court held 3 May 1736 – Ordered that the Sheriff summon to next Court John Lawson of North Farnham Parish to answer the Presentment of the Grand Jury against him for being Drunk within six months last past.
Mary
6 Jul 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 432, Court held 6 July 1736 – John Woodbridge, Gentleman is appointed some time between this and the next Court to take the Deposition of Mrs. Mary Lawson to be given in Evidence in a suit depending in this Court between John Tarpley, Gentleman and William Lyell, Defendant on behalf of the Defendant and that he return the same to the said next Court.
John
6 Jul 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 434, Court held 6 July 1736 – John Lawson of North Farnham Parish having been summoned to answer the Presentment of the Grand Jury against him for being Drunk within six months last past and being now called but not appearing, it is therefore ordered that he be fined for the sum of 5 shilling or 50 pounds of tobacco and that he pay the same to the Churchwardens of the said Parish with costs.
John
2 Aug 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 446, Court held 2 August 1736 – John Lawson is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensuing year from Col. Tarpley’s Mill to Glascock’s Mill and to Colston’s Bridge and ordered that he forthwith clear the same according to law.
Christopher
2 Aug 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 456, Court held 2 August 1736 – Christopher Lawson being summoned an Evidence for John Tarpley, Gentleman, Plaintiff against William Lyell, Defendant and making Oath that he has attended 10 days on the said suit, therefore ordered that the said John Tarpley pay him 300 pounds of tobacco for the same with costs.
Richard
4 Oct 1736
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 460, Court held 4 October 1736 – Greenock, a Negro boy belonging to Richard Lawson was this day presented to the Court for inspection into his age was adjudge 9 years old.
John
3 Jan 1736 /37
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 491, Court held 3 January 1736/37 – Whereas John Lawson, late of this County, having departed this life Intestate and Mary Lawson, his wife, this day in open Court refused to administer on the said Estate but moved that the same might be sold as the Laws directs, it is therefore ordered that Thomas Barber, Gentleman, Sheriff of this County, take the said Estate into his possession and sell lit by way of outcry (some time between this and the next Court) as the Law directs.
John & Christopher
3 Jan 1736 /37
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 492, Court held 3 January 1736/37 – William Tarpley, Mary Tarpley and Thomas Barber, Attorney of Thomas Tarpley, came into Court and acknowledged their Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto John Lawson and Christopher Lawson (the said Mary Tarpley being first privately examined) which was admitted to Record.

Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1734-1741, page 331 – Lease and release, dated 3 January 1736/37 from William Tarpley and Mary, his wife, of North Farnham in Richmond, and Thomas Barber, attorney for Thomas Tarpley of Lunenburg Parish in Richmond, to John Lawson and Christopher Lawson of Richmond, for 36 pounds, 13 shillings and 4 pence and 3,600 pounds of good, sound, merchantable tobacco, all that parcel of land beginning at Farnham Creek at a place called the Willow or garden landing containing 150 acres and bounded by Mr. Griffin, McMahone, the Mill Swamp, situated in the Parish of Farnham and Richmond and now in the tenure of said John and Christopher Lawson.  The land is part of 460 acres of land sold by Thomas Griffin to David Mansell and by Mansell sold to Thomas Maddison, and sold by Maddison to Richard Powell and sold by Powell to James Biddlecomb, and was given by said Biddlecomb to Mary, his daughter, the wife of James Tarpley deceased.  Signed – William Tarpley, Mary Tarpley, Thomas Barber.  Wit: M. Shearman, Jonathan Lyell, Roger Williams.  Recorded 3 January 1736.
John
7 Mar 1736 /37
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 496, Court held 7 March 1736/37 – Thomas Dodson, Charles Dodson, John Lawson and William stone, or any three of them are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of George Hill, deceased... administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisement of the Decedent’s Estate as also to Jane Hill, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof.
Richard
4 Apr 1737
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 510, Court held 4 April 1737 – Henry Sisson, Henry Suttle, Michael Winder and Richard Lawson or any three of them are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of John Yeatman, deceased... Decedent’s Estate as also to Hannah Yeatman, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof.
John
11 Jul 1737
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 111.  Know all men by these presents that I Charles Tarpley Mariner do hereby appoint My Trusty and well beloved friend Travers Tarpley of Richmond County my full and lawful Attorney for me to sell and dispose of 100 acres of land with the Appurts. being in the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond aforesaid being now held and occupied by John Lawson of the Parish and County and I do hereby empower my said Attorney to make good and Sufficient Deeds of Lease and Release for the said Land and the said John Lawson refusing to deliver up the possession of the said land by him so held I do hereby authorize my said Attorney to Sue for and recover the said land and I do by these present make Valid whatsoever my said Attorney shall do.  Witness my hand and seal this 11 July MDCCXXXVII.  Signed Charles Tarpley.  In Presents of Samuel Peachey, Daniel Hornby and James Suggitt.  Recorded 1 August MDCCXXXVII.
Richard
5 Sep 1737
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 547, Court held 5 September 1737 – Michael Winder, Richard Lawson, William Bailey or John Jones or any three of them are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Ann Wellden, deceased... Decedent’s Estate as also to Nicholas Minor Jr., the Administrator, for his true discovery thereof.
John & Christopher
3 Jul 1738
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 622, Court held 3 July 1738 – the suit in Chancery between Charles Tarpley, Complainant and John and Christopher Lawson, Respondents is dismissed being agreed.
Richard
6 Feb 1738 /39
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 10, 1732-1739, pages 697, Court held 6 February 1738/39 – The Attachment obtained by Gilbert Hamilton, Gentleman and Richard Lawson from Landon Carter, Gentleman one of the Magistrates of this County, against the Estate of Edward Edwards for 918 pounds of tobacco and 24 shillings and 6 pence due by Account being returned served on the said Edwards’ Estate by Henry Sisson, Constable and the said Edwards being now called to come forth to answer the same but not appearing nor any person for him, on the motion of the Plaintiffs, Judgment is granted them against the said Edward Edwards for 918 pounds of tobacco, 4 shillings current money (making Oath in Court it is justly due) which is ordered to be paid with costs.  The said Return is admitted to Record and it is as follows; “In Obedience to this Attachment, I have attached as the Law directs, to a parcel of unscripted tobacco, to one mare, given under my hand this 14 November 1739, Henry Sisson.”  It is therefore ordered that the Sheriff of this County make sale of the aforesaid Mare as the Law directs and after having so done to deliver the attachment tobacco and what the said Mare shall be sol for unto the said Gilbert Hamilton and Richard Lawson in part of satisfaction of the above Judgment.
John & Christopher
2 Apr 1739
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1734-1741, page 537 – April 2, 1739 from Charles Tarpley of the Kingdom of Great Britain, Mariner, and Travers Tarpley of North Farnham in Richmond, Gentleman, to Luke Millner of North Farnham in Richmond.  Said Charles Tarpley, by a certain letter of attorney executed on or about 11 July 1737, authorized said Travers Tarpley… to convey 100 acres of land in North Farnham in Richmond on the head of Farnham Creek for 3200 pounds of tobacco… tract or parcel of land in North Farnham in Richmond on the head of Farnham Creek, bounded by the lines of Mr. John Lawson and his son Christopher some time past, part of the said tract by the lines… Signed – Charles Tarpley, Travers Tarpley.  Wit: William Samford, Thomas Rollins, Joshua Hightower.  Recorded 2 April 1739
Lawson
7 May 1739
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 338 - Will of John Tarpley of North Farnham Parish, dated 23 November 1738 and probated 7 May 1739. Wife Anne and grandson John Tarpley. Indicated the plantation at eh head of Moratico (Creek), which he purchased form Mr. Lawson.
Christopher
6 Aug 1739
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 11, 1739-1746, pages 22, Court held 6 August 1739 – The Court do recommend to the Governor or Commander in Chief of this Dominion for the time being Henry Miskell, John Hammond, William Barber and Christopher Lawson as fit and able persons to execute the office of Inspectors at Totuskey Warehouse for this ensuing year.
Richard
5 Nov 1739
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Order Book 11, 1739-1746, pages 47, Court held 5 November 1739 – Henry Sissons, Henry Suttle, Michael Winder and Richard Lawson or any three of them are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of Eli Reed, deceased... Decedent’s Estate as also to Mary Reed, the Executrix, for her true discovery thereof.
Mary & John
16 Jul 1740
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Mary Lawson wife of John Lawson died 16 July 1740.
William
1 Jun 1741
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 9, 1734-1741, page 691 – June 1, 1741 from John Feagins (Feegins) Jr. and Willliam Fagins of Farnham Parish in Richmond, to John Hardidge of the Parish of Coply in the County of Westmoreland, for 30 pounds and for divers other good casuses, 60 acres which said Feegins purchased of William Hartly, … John Feegins and Willmoth, his wife, and William Feegins, warrant the land.  Signed – John (W his mark) Feegins, Wilmoth (X her mark) Feegins, Wm. (W his mark) Feegins.  Wit: William Lawson, George Donbar, John Rochester.  Recorded 1 June 1741.
Christopher
Aug 1741
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 21 – August 1741 from William Manire of North Farnham in Richmond, to Metcalf Dickenson of same, for 15 pounds of crop tobacco, about 50 acres in Farnham Parish and Richmond, and bounded by the road side that leads to Mr. Glascock’s Mill, Richard Brown, Hogg Town Swamp and John Davis.  Signed – William Manire.  Wit: Christopher, Stephen Gupton and Austin Hightower.  Recorded 5 October 1741.
Christopher & Richard
12 Nov 1741
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 175-176.  The Poll for John Woodbridge, Chris. Lawson was listed; The Poll for Mr. William Fantleroy, Richd. Lawson was listed; The Poll for Mr. Daniel Hornby, Christopher Lawson was listed.  Copy test. By Anthony Sydnor, Sheriff, 12 November 1741.
Christopher
4 Mar 1742/43
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 129 – March 4, 1742/43 from Metcalf Dickenson of North Farnham in Richmond to Jonathan Beckwith of Lunenburg Parish and Richmond, for 1500 pounds of tobacco, about 50 acres and the marsh adjoining, bounded by the line of Peter Evans (now the land of Capt. Belfield), Naylors hole, the line of the said Belfield where he now lives.  Signed – Metcalf Dickenson.  Wit: Henry Miskell, Christopher Lawson and John (X his mark) Miskell.  Recorded 7 March 1742/43.
Joshua & William
7 Mar 1742 /43
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 200-201.  We whose names are hereunto subscribed being empanelled did obedient to an Order of Richmond County Court 7 March 1742 met upon the land in Controversy and proceeded to lay of the 100 acres of land claimed by the Plaintiff as by the Surveyors Report hereunto annexed may appear and then also at the desire of the Defendant we laid of the said 100 acres as by the Surveyors plat and report.  We find a deed from William Loyd to Andrew Boyer bearing date 1 July 1688 by virtue of which said Boyer was then seized; We find a Deed from said Boyer to Joshua Lawson dated 2 November 1687 by virtue whereof said Lawson became seized; We find a Deed from said Lawson to William James bearing date 6 December 1710 by virtue said James became possessed and that afterwards the said James conveyed the same to the Lessor of the Plaintiff by Deed 17 June 1720 who entered and is thereof possessed.  We also find Deeds of Lease and Release from William Lawson, son and heir of Joshua Lawson bearing date 5 and 6 October 1731 to the Defendant, all which are annexed.  We also find the several depositions of David Jackson, Solomon Redman, Charles Bragg, Joseph Bragg, Thomas Suttle and Michall Wilder all hereunto annexed.  And if upon the whole the Law be for the Plaintiff we find for the Plaintiff 6 pence damage; otherwise, we find for the Defendant.  List the 12 member of the jury.  Recorded 6 March 1743.

In Obedience to Order of Court I went in Company of a Jury and Surveyed a Deed of Land for 100 acres in Richmond County in Difference between William Hodkinson, Plaintiff and Henry Sisson, Defendant beginning at a Dead tree known by the name of the Three Trees a Corner to Boyer who sold to Joshua Lawson at A and run N to a chinkapin bush on a Hill side at B then we began at the said bush at B and run W on a hill side at C thence S to a chinkapen bush on a hill side a D thence E to E thence N to the beginning at G...

Then by order of the Jury we began at a marked hickory Corner to James’s Deed at E and run W to a stake in Solomon Redman’s pasture at G thence S to a stake in John Bragg’s Corn field at H thence E...

Then by order of the Jury we Surveyed a Deed of land formerly belonging to William James for 100 acres but the Survey includes more than 96 ½ acres beginning at a marked hickory corner to James and running along a line of marked trees from F the beginning W to a stake in Soloman Redmans pastor at G thence W to a stake in Braggs Corn field near where the old corner was said to stand at H thence along the line N to the beginning at F.

Then we surveyed by order of Mr. Kennan beginning at a small hickory on a Hill side near G ye land of the W course and run S to a hill side near where an old Schoolhouse stood near H.
Surveyed 18 March 1742 by Thomas Barber SRC.  Recorded amongst the records of Richmond County 6 March 1743.
Daniel
31 Mar 1743
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 134 – March 31, 1743 from Charles Flemming of Richmond, planter, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Daniel Lawson of same, planter, for 20 pounds and 3000 pounds of tobacco, all that plantation tract of land whereon the said Flemming now dwells, being in Lunenburg Parish in Richmond, containing about 100 acres, formerly purchased by Henry Newby of John Wilcox, and afterwards sold by Newby to said Flemming by Richmond deed dated 5 June 1737.  Signed – Charles Flemming, Elizabeth Fleming.  Wit: Thomas Barber, Benjamin Rust and Charles Beale.  Recorded 2 May 1743.
Richard
3 May 1742
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 397 - Will of Elizabeth Thornton, dated 6 April 1742 and probated 3 May 1742. Son Jesse all estate; desires him to be under the guardianship and tutorage of friend Richard Lawson until age 15 years and then to be bound out to some good trade agreeable to his fancy. Executor: Friend Richard Lawson. Wit: Wharton Ransdell.
Richard
1 Aug 1743
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 193.  The Estate of Elizabeth Thornton 1743... To paid William Hodgkinson; paid John Ryan Quit rents of 175 acres in 1741; 1742; paid Alvin Mountjoy for selling ye Estate; paid Michl. Wilder for making a coffin; paid Christopher Jackson... Contra: by whole amount of the Estate as it was sold Mr. Calvin Dulany; to paid Mr. Fendley for Salivating the Negro man Tom; to Negro clothing for the year; to Boarding and schooling Jesse Thornton; to 3 gallons of Rum for the sale of the goods... Errors Excepted per Richard Lawson Executor of Estate of Elizabeth Thornton deceased.  Sworn to in Richmond County Court 1 August 1743 and order to be recorded.
Christopher
8 Sep 1743
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 163 – September 8, 1743 from Thomas Dew, planter of North Farnham in Richmond, and Ann, his wife, to John Williams of same, planter, for 15 pounds and 2000 pounds of tobacco and for other good causes, by virtue of a writ of ad quod damnum from the Secretary’s office fand an inquisition pursuant thereto, taken at North Farnham in Richmond, before Anthony Sydnor, Gentleman, Sheriff of Richmond, dated 5 September 1740, for enabling said Thomas Dew to sell 300 acres of land, to him devised by the will of his father, Andrew Dew, in fee tail… Signed – Thomas Dew.  Wit: Epaphroditus Sydnor, Henry Miskell, Luke Williams and Christopher Lawson.  Recorded 7 November 1743.
Christopher
2-3 Dec 1743
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 175 – Lease and Release.  2-3 December 1743 from Joshua Morgan of Richmond and Parish of Farnham, to William Garland Jr. of Richmond and Lunenburg Parish, for 28 pounds, 96 acres in Richmond and Parish of Farnham, bounded by the Spring Branch, the Calf Spring Branch, the Spring Value (Valley?).  Part of the land is the house and plantation where William Morgan the Elder, deceased, formerly lived.  Signed – Joshua Morgan.  Wit: Thomas Nash, Christopher Lawson and John Landman.  Recorded 2 January 1743/44.
Joshua
13 Dec 1743
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 185 – December 13, 1743 from Francis Suttle (Settle) of the Parish of St. Paul in the County of Prince William, planter, to Thomas Williams (William) Wells of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland, planter, for 2000 pounds of tobacco, that measured tract of land in Lunenburg Parish in Richmond containing about 150 acres whereon William Redman now lives, and is part of the land Francis Suttle Sr. bought of Col. William Loyd and is bounded by a branch of the easternmost side of Henry Suttle’s plantation, the line of Joshua Lawson, the land of Daniel Jackson.  Signed – Francis (FS his mark) Suttle.  Wit: John Yeatman, John (X his mark) Jones and Thomas Wright.  Recorded 6 February 1743/44.
Betty, Christopher & Sarah
9 Mar 1743 /44
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Betty Lawson daughter of Christopher and Sarah Lawson, was born 9 March 1743/44.
William
3 Mar 1745 /46
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 498 - Will of Gabriel Alloway, dated 23 January 1741/42 and probated 3 March 1745/46. Wife Elizabeth the plantation, that he lived on; son Gabriel land below the plantation; grandson, William Hammond all land up to the swamp; grandsons Absolom and John Hammond; son Alexander the brandy still. Executors: Sons Alexander and Gabriel. Wits: Archibald Mitchell and William Lawson.
Joanna, Christopher & Sarah
17 Apr 1746
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Joanna Lawson daughter of Christopher and Sarah Lawson, was born 17 April 1746.
Daniel
4 Oct 1746
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 389 – Lease, 4 October 1746 from Standley Gower Jr. of Lunenburg Parish and Richmond, and Marthy, his wife, to James Lewis “of the parish and County”, for 2000 pounds of tobacco, about 3 acres in Lunenburg Parish and Richmond on the upper side of Totoskey Creek, being part of a dividend of land formerly belonging to my father, Harold Gower deceased, bounded by the low side of a hickory Neck pint (point?).  This is a 99 year lease.  The annual rent is 1 pepper corn if demanded.  James Lewis is to have full power of falling, malling, fencing, building, hedging, ditching, and cutting down any timber on the land.  James Lewis may not sell or lease of the premises with Gower’s consent.  Signed – Standley Gower.  Wit: Willliam Barber and Daniel Lawson.  Recorded 6 October 1746.
Thomas
4 May 1747
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 524 - Will of Susannah Metcalfe, widow, dated 2 February 1746/47 and probated 4 May 1747. Desires executor to purchased, of William Baker, the tract of land to him belonging, which is adjacent to the land given and devised to my grandson. John Barber after the death of his mother Anne Barber, which said tract of land is to be purchased I do hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Barber and Capt. William Brockenbrough. Wits: Gilbert Hamilton, James Fendley, Thomas Lawson and Charles Beale.
Richard & William
4 May 1747
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 525 – Will of Joseph Bragg Sr., dated 26 February 1746/47 and probated 4 May 1747.  Sons Joseph, Newman, Thomas and Moore the plantation, William, Benjamin and Richard; daughters Elizabeth and Catharine; sons Moore and Newman to have three years schooling.  Executor: wife.  Wits: Richard (his L mark) Lawson, William Lawson and Ingoe Dozier.
Daniel
1 Jun 1747
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 414 – June 1, 1747 from Benjamin Rust and Mary, his wife, of Richmond and Lunenburg Parish, to George Taylor and Thomas Taylor of same, for 20 pound sterling money of Great Britain, all that tract of land in Richmond and Lunenburg Parish, being part of a tract of land granted to John Crucher of Westmoreland County by patent dated 20 February 1662/63, and purchased by Thomas Taylor deceased on 5 June 1719, containing 70 acres bounded by Daniel Lawson George Taylor, Thomas Taylor.  To have and to hold, the 70 acres of land.  Signed – Benjamin Rust, Mary Rust.  Wit: William Efford, W. Middleton, Mary (M her mark) Mackey, Standley Gower.  Recorded 1 June 1747.
Epaphroditus, Christopher & Sarah
23 Feb 1747 /48
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Epaphroditus Lawson son of Christopher and Sarah Lawson, was born 23 February 1747/48.
Richard
1 Mar 1747 /48
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 185 – December 13, 1743 from Francis Suttle (Settle) of the Parish of St. Paul in the County of Prince William, planter, to Thomas Williams (William) Wells of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland, planter, for 2000 pounds of tobacco, that measured tract of land in Lunenburg Parish in Richmond containing about 150 acres whereon William Redman now lives, and is part of the land Francis Suttle Sr. bought of Col. William Loyd and is bounded by a branch of the easternmost side of Henry Suttle’s plantation, the line of Joshua Lawson, the land of Daniel Jackson.  Signed – Francis (FS his mark) Suttle.  Wit: John Yeatman, John (X his mark) Jones and Thomas Wright.  Recorded 6 February 1743/44.
Richard
4 Jul 1748
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 558 – Will of Elizabeth Dozier, Lunenburg Parish, dated 7 May 1748 and probated 4 July 1748.  Children James, John, Leonard, Mary Jones, Elizabeth Thornton, Sarah Jeter, Peggy Baker and Susannah Bragg; granddaughter Elizabeth Doggett.  Executors: Sons Leonard and James.  Wits: Robert Hall and Richard (his R mark) Lawson.
John
20 Nov 1748
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 348-349.  John Lawson was mention as one of several persons that purchased items from the estate of Thomas Ewers.  Accounts 20 November 1748.
Thomas
2 Jul 1749
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 497 – July 2, 1749 from Robert Jordan of the County of Westmoreland, Planter, and Ann, his wife, to Richard Beale of Richmond, Gentleman, for 35 pounds, all that tract of land in Lunenburg Parish in Richmond, containing about 80 acres.  Said premises were formerly purchased by said Robert Jordan of Clark Short and Mary, his wife, by deed dated 4 September 1739.  Signed – Robert Jordan.  Wit: Moore Fauntleroy Jr., Thomas Lawson and Charles Beale.  Recorded 3 July 1749.
Richard
7 Nov 1749
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 587 – Will of Solomon Redman, Lunenburg Parish, dated 11 June 1740 and probated 7 November 1749.  All boys (unnamed) to have of age at 18 years; daughter Winifred; wife Mary.  Executor: Wife.  Wits: Robert Hall, Richard (his L mark) Lawson and Mary Read.
Richard
1 Jan 1749 /50
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 589 – Will of Thomas Settle, Lunenburg Parish, dated 15 May 1747 and probated 1 January 1749/50. Granddaughters Catharine Burras; great grandson Tarpley Bragg otherwise Settle; Executors Henry Settle and Richard Lawson; Witnesses Joseph Ambrose, Judith Ambrose and John Ryan.
Mary & Thomas
1 Feb 1750
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Marriage Records – John Redman and Mary Lawson (spinster), bond 1 February 1750.  Thomas Lawson bondsman.
John
2 Jun 1750
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 10, 1741-1750, page 552 – June 2, 1750 from William Glascock of North Farnham in Richmond, to John Glascock of same, for and in consideration of a certain tract of land in the Fork of Totuskey (Creek), devised to him by his father, as by the will , will appear, and for 20 pounds to him paid by said John Glascock and for a tract of land purchased by Thomas Glascock form William Stone, bounded by Mr. John Lawson, the main branch of Totuskey, the Mill pond, and for several good causes, conveyed herein to John Glascock is a measured tract of land in Richmond, containing 70 acres bounded by the reputed corner tree of Robrt Bedwell, a piece of land formerly belonging to the said George Glascock now in  the possession of John Glascock, said John Glascock’s Mill road.  Signed – John Glascock.  Wit: John Lawson, Charles Lovelace and Isaac Proctor.  Recorded 4 June 1750.
Christopher
1750
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 365-367.  1750 Dr. William Brockenbrough, Orphan under my Guardianship... Accounts shows he paid Christopher Lawson Levys and the Midwife and paid Mrs. Lawson for a fine wig.  Accounts recorded 4 August 1753.
Caty, Christopher & Sarah
11 Apr 1751
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Caty Lawson daughter of Christopher and Sarah Lawson, was born 11 April 1751.
Christopher & Sarah
6 Apr 1752
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 5, 1725-1753, page 691 - Will of Harris Tune of North Farnham Parish, dated 5 March 1752 and probated 6 April 1752. Sister Mary Blincoe; brothers Mark and Anthony; cousin Travers Tune. Executor: Good friend Christopher Lawson. Wits: Thomas Tune, Mary McIndree and Sarah Lawson.
Thomas, Daniel, Richard & John
1752
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1752 Voters list, from Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 24, No. 2 (1 May 1986), pages 66-62 -Candidates were: Poll 1 - Landon Carter Esq., Poll 2 - Capt. John Woodbridge, Poll 3 - Capt. John Smith. Thomas Lawson, Daniel Lawson and Richard Lawson voted for Poll 1 and 2. John Lawson voted for Poll 1 and 3.
Daniel & Christopher
1753
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 396-397.  1753 Dr. William Brockenbrough, Orphan under my Guardianship... Accounts shows he paid Daniel Lawson his part of last crop and paid Christopher Lawson Levies.  Accounts recorded 5 August 1755.
Christopher
1753
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 420-423.  1753 The Estate of Billington McCarty due to the Administrator... Accounts shows he paid Mr. Lawson, Sheriff for Levies and paid Christopher Lawson for crying the goods at the outcry and Mr. Lawson, Sheriff for an Exon against John Plummer.
Christopher
4 Jun 1753
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 1-3– In obedient to an order of Richmond County Court bearing date 4 June 1753, we the subscribers did appraise the slaves and personal Estate of Billington McCarty, deceased as far as presented to our view – signed William Peachey, John Webb and Christopher Lawson.
Richard
11 Oct 1753
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 12– In obedient to an order of Richmond County Court we William Wilson, Richard Lawson and Morton Wilson being first sworn before Jonathan Beckwith, Esquire, have appraised all and singular the Estate of John Yeatman, deceased that was presented to our view.  Total of Estate 166 pounds, 1 shilling, 1 pence.  Dated 11 October 1753.
John
7 Jan 1754
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 17– In obedient to an order of Court dated 7 January 1754, we whose names is hereafter under written, being sworn before John Woodbridge have appraised all and singular the Estate of Leonard Hart, deceased that was presented to our view.  Total of Estate 24 pounds, 13 shilling and 3 pence.  Signed Epaphroditus Sydnor, John Lawson and Isaac Procter.
Richard, Mary & Thomas
19 Mar 1754
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 11, 1750-1757, page 296 – Richard Lawson and Mary his wife deeded to Thomas Lawson and John Redman 150 areas left to Mary by her father, John Simmons.
Daniel
7 Oct 1754
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 53– In obedient to an order of Court dated 7 October 1754, we the subscribers being first sworn before John Taylor, Gentleman and of his Majestic Justice for the County have appraised all and singular the Estate of William Walker, deceased as was presented to our view.  Signed Daniel Lawson, George Berrick and William Harrison.
Richard
7 Apr 1755
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 65 – Will of David Jackson, Lunenburg Parish, dated 8 September 1753 and probated 7 April 1755.  Mentions by name daughters Catharine and Mary Jackson.  Mention other children.  Named son Daniel Jackson to be sole executor.  Signed David (his D mark) Jackson. Wits: Robert Hall and Richard (his L mark) Lawson.

Same book, page 71 – 7 April 1755, in obedience to an order of this County Court e whose names are under written have appraised all and singular the Estate of David Jackson, deceased that was presented to our view.  Total value less than 82 pounds.  Signed Henry Settle, Richard Lawson and John Sisson.
Christopher
7 Apr 1755
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 70-71– We the subscribers being appointed by order of Richmond County Court bearing date 7 April 1755 to appraised all and singular the Estate of James Hinch, deceased as was presented to our view.  Signed Christopher Lawson, Henry Williams and George Davis.
Richard & Thomas
23 Jun 1755
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 396-397.  William Beale Jury Report.  Thomas Lawson and Richard Lawson were members of this jury and sworn in by William Brockenbrought, Gentleman.  Verdict was given 23 June 1755.
Lucy, Christopher & Sarah
29 Jan 1756
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Lucy Lawson daughter of Christopher and Sarah Lawson, was born 29 January 1756.
Epaphroditus, Mary, John, William, Betty, Epaphroditus, Isaac, Winny, Anthony & Giles.
3 May 1756
Richmond
Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, VA: Will Book No. 5; Wm. And Mary Quarterly, Vol.17-3, transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project, Page 191, Epaphroditus Lawson, 20 February 1756 - 3 May 1756. Wife Mary; children John, William, Betty, Epaphroditus, Isaac, Winny, Anthony and Giles. Friend John Smith and son John Sydnor executors.
Richard
19 Aug 1756
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 411.  Jury for the Petition of Jonathan Beckwith Esquire to build a Water Grist Mill causing lands adjacent to it to be overflow with water from said Mill.  Gave 3 pounds, 10 shillings damage to Peter Evans.  Richard Lawson was a member of the Jury giving verdict 19 August 1756.
Thomas
9 Sep 1756
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 95 – By Virtue of an order of Richmond County Court directing and empowering us the subscribers to inventory and appraise the Estate of William Longworth, deceased.  We accordingly did on the 9 September 1756.  Signed John Beale, Richard Neale and Thomas Lawson.
Daniel
8 Jan 1757
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 417-418.  Also in Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 96-97– Pursuant to an Order of Richmond County Court dated 3 January 1757.  We the Subscribers met and allotted of and set apart the Estate of Thomas Barber, Gentleman deceased according to the said Order.  Receiving lots were Mr. Thomas Barber, Miss Betty Barber, Miss Ann Barber, Miss Frances (Fanny) Barber, Miss Catherine Barber and Miss Lucy Barber.  Allotted and Divided 8 January 1757.  Signed William Garland, Daniel Lawson and Stanley Gower.
Thomas, Daniel & Richard
1758
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1758 Voters list, from Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 1 (1 February 1987), pages 20-21 - Candidates were: Poll 1 - Mr. Woodbridge, Poll 2 - Col. Carter, Poll 3 - Col. Tapley, Poll 4 - William Glascock. Thomas Lawson, Daniel Lawson and Richard Lawson voted for Poll 1 and 2.
Thomas
6 Nov 1758
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 153-154 – Pursuant to an order of Richmond County Court bearing date 6 November 1758, we the subscribers have met and appraised the Estate of William Jones, deceased that was presented to our view and being sworn thereunto.  Signed John Beale, Thomas Lawson and Richard Neale.
Christopher
1759
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 438-439.  1759 The Estate of Mr. William Fauntleroy, deceased... Accounts shows the estate paid Christopher Lawson, Sheriff.
Christopher
4 Feb 1760
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 169- 170 – Will of Charles Hinds of North Farnham Parish, dated 6 January 1760, probated 4 February 1760 – Mentions all lands on north side of branch beginning at Farnham Bridge... to Williams’ line to son Thomas Hinds; if he has no male heirs, to son Charles; son Richard all remaining lands, if he has no male heirs, to son Josiah; three youngest sons Richard, Charles and Josiah; friend Christopher Lawson to take son Richard Hinds to bring up in such manner as he in his directions shall think most proper.  Friend Joseph Woollard to take son Josiah to bring up.  Friend Mr. Charles Downman to bring up son Charles; daughter Judith to receive the bed and furniture whereon she commonly lies.  Executors Christopher Lawson and Joseph Woollard.  Witnesses Richard Lee, Abraham Williams and George Geayden.
Christopher
4 Feb 1760
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 170 – Will of Henry Williams of North Farnham Parish, date 20 April 1759 and probated 4 February 1760.  Son John all land; sons Daniel, Henry and Permenus; daughter Sarah Woollard; godson Alexander Bryant, son of Alexander Bryant; son John to keep son Permenus until 21 years.  Executors: Son John, friend Christopher Lawson and wife (unnamed).  Wits: John Gibson, Bridget Ownes and Elizabeth (her E mark) Merrue.
Thomas
4 Feb 1760
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 176 – Pursuant to an order of Richmond County Court dated 4 February 1760, we the subscribers met and appraised all and singular the Estate of George Nash, deceased that was presented to our view – Signed William Garland, Benjamin Bramham and Thomas Lawson.
Thomas
3 Nov 1760
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 441, dated 3 November 1760.  Jury found that if the Petitioner Mr. Flood should build the Mill in the Order mentioned that it will be of One shilling Damage to those claiming the Land belonging to the Glebe Land of North Farnham Parish in the Order mentioned by the over flow of the Swamp.  Thomas Lawson was one of the members of the jury.
Christopher
1760
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 448-450.  1760 Mr. Abraham Williams to Thomas Smith... Accounts shows the estate paid Christopher Lawson for Poll Taxes.
Christopher
18 Nov 1760
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 453.  Jury case impaneled and sworn by said Sheriff did diligently view and examine the acre of land laid of to us by the Surveyor of the said County in the Possession of Henry Lee Gentleman of the County of Prince William which we find to be of the value of 10 shillings current money also viewed and examined the land adjacent thereto as well on the one side of the Run as the other and find it will not be of any damage or prejudice to any person or persons whatsoever if Joseph Chinn, Gentleman the Petitioner in said Order should Build a Mill... Verdict given 18 November 1760.  Christopher Lawson was member of jury.
John, Lucy, Anne, Elizabeth, Joanna, Catherine & Christopher
2 Feb 1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 196-197 – Last Will and Testament of John Lawson of North Farnham Parish-
Item – I give to my daughter Lewcy (Lucy?) a negro boy named Adam, also my will is that if I die before I have an opportunity to do it myself that there be a negro girl bought by my executors for my daughter Lewcy Lawson of the age of 12 or 14 years and paid for out of my estate which said negroes I give to her and her heirs forever.  Also 2 cows and calves, one heifer of 2 years old, one young horse of 3 or 4 years and her saddle she now rides on, 4 sheep and the best bed and furniture in my house, 15 pounds of pewter.
Item – My will and desire is that my executors hereafter named to sell all my land and plantation whereon I now live for the best price they can and the money arising thereon to go to the support of my daughter Ann Lawson as my executors shall see most fit during her natural life and that my executors do execute deeds for that purpose to the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof and that the remainder of the money if any after the death of my said daughter Ann Lawson be equally divided between the rest of my children or their legal representatives.
Item – my will is that the rest of my estate after paying the above legacies, my just debts and funeral expenses be equally divided between my children, Christopher Lawson, Elizabeth Barber, Joanna Hobson, Catherine White and Lewcy Lawson.
Lastly I appoint my son Christopher Lawson and my son-in-law Adcock Hobson whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, dated 15 January 1758.  Signed John Lawson.  Witnesses H. Miskell, John (his IO mark) Oldum and Richard Hanes.  Recorded 2 February 1761.

Richmond County, VA, Will Book 6, 1753-1767, page 246 – John Lawson’s inventory, ordered 2 February 1761.  Done by Luke Williams, William Dew and Thomas Toon.
Thomas
4 May 1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, pages 248-249 -
In the name of God Amen
I Samuel Barber of Richmond County, being in my perfect sense and memory make this my Last Will and Testament as follows Vizt. I give and bequeath to my Aunt Lewis 20 pounds currency a year during her life. I give and bequeath to Mary Beale, wife of Charles Beale and Sarah Mortimer, wife of Charles Mortimer my mother’s grandmother’s rings. I give and bequeath to Thomas Lawson 100 pounds Virginia money and all my wearing apparel. I give and bequeath to William Brockenbrugh a silver cup to the value of 25 pounds Sterling. I give and bequeath to William Muir my silver watch and seal. I give and bequeath to Samuel Kelsick my Negro carpenter, Tom. I give and bequeath to my friend Younger Kelsick my gold seal, likewise my Negro woman Dinah now at John Orr’s. I give and bequeath to my friend Younger Kelsick all my land in Lunenburg Parish, likewise all the Negroes, stocks, &c on the said lands during his life and after death to his son Samuel and his heirs. I give and bequeath to my friend Younger Kelsick all my money after paying of my legacies. I give and bequeath to Samuel Kelsick all my land in North Farnham Parish, likewise all the remainder of my Negroes not given away before together with the stocks on the said land &c to him and his heirs. I give and bequeath to my friend Younger Kelsick all my household furniture. I order a neat tombstone to be sent for. I constitute and appoint William Brockenbrough, John Orr and Younger Kelsick Executors of this my Will and appoint William Brockenbrought Guardian of Samuel Kelsick Jr.  Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of October one thousand seven hundred and sixty.
Signed Samuel Barber (his seal)
Sealed and delivered in the presents of A. Barnes, Francis Randall, Sally Barnes and Elizabeth Barnes.
At a Court held for Richmond County 4th day of May 1761.  This Will was presented in Court by Younger Kelsick one of the Executors therein named who made oath there to according to Law and being proved by the Oaths of Francis Randall, Sally Barnes alias Hooe (or Howe) and Elizabeth Barnes, three of the witness there to was admitted to Record.  Test. LeRoy Peachey.
Richard, Mary, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Anne & Thomas
4 May 1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 249-250 – Will of Richard Lawson of Lunenburg Parish.
Item – After my wife’s deceased, I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Lawson Redman all the land belonging to me and 3 Negroes by name Greenock, Limbo and Joe.
Item – I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Redman one young Negro wench call Hannah and the said Negro wench Hannah should breed the increase of her that is to say her children should be the property of my grandson Thomas Lawson Redman before mentioned and the said Thomas Lawson Redman should die without a male heir of his body lawful begotten then the said land and Negroes to be divided equally between all my male grand children.
Item – I give unto my grandson Elijah Moore one Negro boy called Harvey.
Item – I give unto my grandson Vincent Moore one Negro boy call Jim… the said two Negroes mentioned shall remain upon my aforesaid plantation on which I now dwell until they arrive at the age of 16 years… until my two grandsons, Elijah and Vincent Moore arrive at the age of 21 years.
Item – I give unto my daughter Mary Redman one feather bed and its furniture belong there unto after the decease of my wife.
Item – I give unto Anne Hall my daughter-in-law one feather bed and it furniture after my wife’s decease.  (Note: Mary Lawson in her Will called Anne Hall her daughter.  Was this a mistake in Richards Will and she was his daughter or was Anne a stepdaughter?)
Item – I give to my sister Anne Murphey 5 pounds current money.
Item – I give to my sister Elizabeth Davis 5 pounds current money, both which last sums to be paid as soon as they can conveniently be made after my decease.
Item – I give to my grandson Thomas Lawson Redman my gun.
Item – I give all the residue of my Estate not already given away to be equally divided after the death of my wife between all my grand children both male and female and I order that my Estate not be appraised and make and ordain my beloved wife, my brother Thomas Lawson, my son-in-law John Redman to execute this my last Will and Testament.  Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12 February 1759.  Signed Richard (his L mark) Lawson.  Witnesses Henry (his H mark) Settle, Anne Lawson and Mary (her mark) Branham.
Recorded 4 May 1761.

Richmond County, VA, Will Book 6, 1753-1767, pages 278-279 – In obedience to an order of Court held 4 May 1761 that the executors of Richard Lawson, deceased should inventory all ye estate of ye said Lawson and make return.  Inventory was signed by Mary Lawson, Thomas Lawson and John Redman.
John
1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 499.  Elizabeth Dobyns.  1761 To payment your part of the Debts; paid David Miskell for Schooling; paid John Lawson for ditto... E. Ept. Sarah Dobyns.
Daniel
1 Aug 1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 278-279 – Pursuant to an order of Richmond County Court we the subscribers being sworn have appraised and inventoried the slaves and personal Estate of Robert Tomlin, Gentleman deceased at the manner plantation that was to us presented in manner and form – Given under our hands this 1 August 1761, signed William Ball, Stanley Gower and Daniel Lawson.
Bathsheba
28 Sep 1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Marriage Records – Henry Allison and Bathsheby Lawson marriage bond dated 28 September 1761.  Stanley Gower put up bond.
Lucy & Christopher
21 Nov 1761
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Marriage Records – Thomas Nash and Lucy Lawson bond dated 21 November 1761.  Christopher Lawson bondman’s.
Daniel
7 Jun 1762
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 305-306 – In obedience to an order of Court dated 7 June 1762, we the appraisers being ordered to appraise the Estate of Jon Gower, deceased do appraise the same according to order.  Signed Daniel Lawson, Job Shriff and George Garland.
Christopher
7 Jun 1762
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 308-310 – Pursuant to an order of Court dated 7 June 1762, we whose names are hereafter under written have appraised and inventoried all the Estate of James Downman, deceased that was presented to our view.  Signed Christopher Lawson, John Sydnor and Roger Williams.
Daniel
7 Jun 1763
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 311– Pursuant to an order of Richmond County Court bearing date 7 June 1763, we the subscribers have met and appraised the Estate of Thomas Thornton, deceased as mentioned in the said order and being sworn before John Tarpley, Gentleman do herewith return an inventory of the same.  Signed William Norther, Daniel Lawson and Richard Thackelford.
Christopher
20 Jul 1763
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 339– Pursuant to an order of Richmond County Court we the subscribers have appraised on oath all and singular the Estate of Taspley Toone, deceased as was presented to our views.  Signed Christopher Lawson, William Sydnor and William Deaper.
Daniel
22 Jul 1763
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 339-340 – In obedience to an order of Richmond County Court bearing date 6 June 1768, we whose names under written are subscribed to appraised the Estate of Ann Barber, deceased as mentioned in the last order being sworn do herewith return an inventory.  Signed Benjamin Branham, Daniel Lawson and George Garland.
Thomas
3 Oct 1763
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 345-346 – Pursuant to an order of Richmond County Court bearing date 3 October 1763, we whose names are under written being first sworn by Capt. John Beale, Gentleman have appraised all and singular the Estate of Thomas Lawson, decease that was presented to our view.  Signed Robert Esking, Henry Sisson and George White.  Recorded 5 May 1764.
John & Christopher
Dec 1763
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 524-525.  December 1763 John Bailey ... Accounts indicates the estate paid John Lawson for Schooling and Contra by cash of Mr. C. Lawson.
Elizabeth & Sarah
7 Oct 1765
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 392-393 – Last Will and Testament of Jane Williams of North Farnham Parish.
Item – I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Winifred Jones my best bed, pair of Blankets, pair of sheets, a rug, 2 pillows and one small trunk.
Item – I give to my granddaughter Leanna Lyall a feather bed, rug, blanket...
Item – I give to my grandson John Williams (son of John William, deceased) a heifer, a large pewter dish and half a dozen pewter plates.
Item – I give to my granddaughter, Sarah Lyall one large chest with drawers and all my wearing linen.
Item – I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Lawson one cow and calf.
Item – I give to my granddaughter Ann Benneham my large trunk, my velvet hood and my riding saddle.
Item – I give all my wearing clothes excepting the linen which I have already given away to be equally divided between my daughter Sarah Lawson and my granddaughter Ann Benneham.
Item – It is my will and desire that all the rest of my estate be equally divided among my three sons Luke, Thomas and Samuel Williams after my debts and funeral expenses be paid.  And lastly to appoint my son Samuel Williams sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all former and other wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24 may 1764.  Signed Jane (her X mar) Williams.  Witnesses Thomas Smith, Ann Smith and Elizabeth Daniel.  Recorded 7 October 1765.
Elizabeth
20 Nov 1765
Richmond
Elizabeth Lawson married Thomas Muse 20 November 1765 in Richmond County, VA.
Elizabeth
21 Nov 1765
Richmond
Elizabeth Lawson married Alexander Spark 21 November 1765 in Richmond County, VA.
Ann
3 Nov 1766
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, page 412 – Last Will and Testament of Robert Hall of Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County.
Item – I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Ann all and every part of my Estate during her said life or widowhood after paying my debts if in case that my wife should marry, it is my will and desire that my Estate should be equally divided amongst my children.
Item – I make and ordain my well beloved wife whole and sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament revoking and disannulling all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made as witness my hand and seal this 19 March 1766.  Signed Robert Hall.  Witnesses Moore Bragg, Mary (her mark) Eskridge and Elizabeth (her W mark) Wright.

At a Court held for Richmond County 3 November 1766.  This Will was presented in Court by Ann Hall and proved by oaths of Moore Bragg, Mary Eskridge and Elizabeth Wright witnesses and recorded.
Betty (Elizabeth)
9 Dec 1766
Richmond
Betty (Elizabeth) Lawson married Robert Degges (Digges) 9 December 1766 in Richmond County, VA.
Daniel & John
15 Jan 1767
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Wills and Inventories 1753-1767, Will Book 6, pages 400-402 – A Just list of the sale of the Estate of Charles Beale, deceased 15 January 1767.  Mr. Daniel Lawson purchased some pewter and one Negro boy.  Mr. John Lawson purchased an old plain, one looking glass and one cross cut saw.
Mary & Richard
7 Jul 1767
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 529.  We the referrers whose names are under written having examined the Papers Evidences etc. in a Dispute between Mary Lawson and John Redman concerning the Administration of Richard Lawson’s Estate do award that the negro wench Hannah mentioned in the said Lawson’s Will was the property of the said Redman as a bequest to his Wife immediately of the Death of the said Lawson, and do find that there now appears on the said Administration to be a balance due to the said Redman of 55 pounds, 8 shillings and 11 pence.  Given under our hands this 7 July 1767.  William Brockenbrought, John Tarpley and William Peachey.

At a Court continued and held for Richmond County the 7 July 1767.  This Settlement of John Redman’s Administration of Richard Lawson’s Estate was this day returned by William Brockenbrough, John Tarpley and William Peachey the Arbitrators thereto and admitted to record.
Rebecca
11 Feb 1769
Richmond
Rebecca Sisson Lawson married Thomas Thornton 11 February 1769 in Richmond County, VA.
Sarah, John & Ann
27 Feb 1769
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA - Sarah Lawson daughter of John and Ann Lawson, was born 27 February 1769.
Mary & Anne
6 Mar 1769
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 23 – In the name of God, Amen.  I Mary Lawson, widow, being very sick and weak but of sound and perfect memory do make this my Last Will and Testament as follows.  I give and bequeath he whole of my Estate to the real and personal unto my Daughter Ann Hall, widow and to her heirs forever and I do appoint my said daughter my whole and sole Executrix.  In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand the 26 November 1768.  Signed by the said Mary Lawson in the presents of the witnesses her under subscribed who have done the same in her presents and at her request, Richard Parker and Lettice Pillion.  Signed Mary (her X mark) Lawson.  Recorded in Court held for Richmond County 6 March 1769.
Christopher
6 Nov 1769
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 54 - Will of William Dew, dated 18 May 1769 and probated 6 November 1769. Daughters, Lucy, Joannah Booth; sons Alexander, Samuel, Thomas; Samuel Lyell (son of William Lyell); wife; son Thomas one shilling and no more, he, as well as Benjamin Neasum, who married my daughter Sarah, having already had their full parts of that they could expect from my estate. Executor: Friend Christopher Lawson. Wits: James Booth, Jonathan Wiliams, Jehu Pullen and Rawleigh Newgent.
Thomas & Ann
28 Jan 1770
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 553.  1764-1768 The Estate of Robert Eskridge Dr. to the Estate of William Garland, To the Estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased as per Bond and William Garland Security; To John Redman per Judgment against Yetman’s Administrators as Eskridge had the Effects of Yetman... Article of the Estate of the said Eskridge sold at public sale.  Ann Lawson purchase items.
Christopher
6 May 1771
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 571.  Division of the estate of James Hinds, deceased was done by subscribers Christopher Lawson, Thomas Smith and Thomas Sugt. Hill and submitted 6 May 1771.
Daniel & Rebecca
2 Dec 1771
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 99 – Will of Thomas Thornton of Lunenburg Parish, dated 31 October 1771 and probated 2 December 1771.  I Thomas Thornton of the County of Richmond and Parish of Lunenburg being very sick and weak of body but of sound mind and memory thanks to the Almighty God do make this my Last Will & Testament... Item – My will and desire is that my loving wife Rebecca Sisson have the use of all and singular of my Estate during her widowhood.  If she should marry that then the said Estate so be equally divided amongst my said wife Rebecca Sisson Thornton and my two children Frances Sisson Thornton and Elizabeth Thornton hereby revoking all other wills by me heresofore made and I do hereby appoint my loving wife REbeccah Sisson Thornton and my friend Benjamin Bramham my whole and sole executors of this my last Will & Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.  Signed Thomas Thorton.  Witnesses Daniel Lawson, Ann Thornton and Rebeccah (her mark) Lawson.   (Note: Thomas Thornton married Rebecca Sisson Lawson, February 1769, MRC, page 214.)
Christopher, Epaphroditus, John, Betty, Joanna, Katy & Lucy
19 Jun 1772
Richmond
The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814, Richmond County, VA – Christopher Lawson died 19 June 1772.

Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 121 – Last Will and Testament of Christopher Lawson.
Item - Whole estate to wife.  It is my will that my children such as is unmarried to live all together with her in the same manner and subjection to her as they are now to me and more especially my son Epaphroditus, if he should behave ill-natured and undutiful to his mother in any respect, that she may turn him away or either of them that will not behave humble and dutiful to her as such children should do to their parent.
Item - After my wife’s widowhood is determined as aforesaid then I give all my lands and plantation unto my son Epaphroditus and he was to let his unmarried sister live there.
Item – I give unto my son John one good new bed and furniture.  I give unto my daughter Betty Diggs one good new bed and furniture, both these legacies to be paid when my Executor can with convenience without distressing my wife or other children.
Item – All the Estate that remains such as negroes and after my wife’s widowhood is determine as aforesaid and is not heretofore given, maybe equally divided among my 4 children that is at this time unmarried meaning Epaphroditus, Joanna, Katy and Lucy Lawson, allowing Lucy to take negro Patty as so much in her proportion without drawing if she pleases.
Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife and Mr. William Miskell, George Reynolds my Executors.  Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this 17 May 1772.  Signed Christopher Lawson.  Wits: Elizabeth Barber, Charles McCarty and William Barbar Jr.
Recorded in Richmond County 7 September 1772

Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 127 – Christopher Lawson’s inventory, 22 April 1773.
William
24 Oct 1772
Richmond
William Lawson married Ann Harrison Rust 24 October 1772 in Richmond County, VA.
Richard & Mary
2 Aug 1773
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 622.  1768-1770 John Redman, deceased Executor of Richard Lawson, deceased… To sundries of the Estate of Richard Lawson sold consisting of the Stock and some furniture; To cash received from Mrs. Lawson; To the reminder of the said Estate sold this day by the Sheriff; to the crop tobacco belonging to the Estate; to 1000 pounds of crop tobacco received from Peter Evans for hire of one negro fellow; To hire of a young negro fellow and an old wench; to three years rent of the Plantation at 10/… Cr. John Redman 1767 By award of William Brockenbrought, John Tarpley and William Peachey Gentleman chose by the Court to settle the Accounts presented to them by John Redman and Mary Lawson Executors of Richard Lawson deceased; by one yoke of oxen sold Mrs. Lawson for the use of the Estate of Richard Lawson deceased; by half the Rents of the Lands to be deducted for my wifes part… E. Excepted this 2 August 1773.  Vincent Redman Administrator John Redman deceased.  Recorded 15 February 1774.
Thomas
1 May 1775
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 14, 1772-1779, pages 334-335 – Indenture made 1 May 1775 between Thomas Smith and Susannah Smith and William Smith, their son, of the Parish of Lunenburg and County of Richmond, Planter, on one part and Robert Smith of Parish and County aforesaid, Planter, of other part; for and in consideration of 12 pounds, 10 shillings, bargain and sold 25 acres on western most side of Totuskey Creek on line of William Thrift Jr. and Barrick’s line.  Witnesses were John How, William Headley and Thomas Lawson.
Daniel Jr.
4 Mar 1776
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 213 - Will of William Thrift, Lunenburg Parish, dated 24 April 1775 and probated 4 March 1776. Daniel Lawson Jr. was one of the witnesses.
Christopher
4 Mar 1776
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 659-660.  1776 The Estate of William Dew in Account with the Estate of Christopher Lawson… To amount of sundry payments; to Samuel Dew’s part in Land; to Elizabeth Dew for her part of Personal Estate; to Alexander Dew in land; for personal Estate; to Lucy Dew’s part land, personal Estate; to Joanna Dew her 1 part; to Samuel Lyell his part…
In Obedience to an Order of the Court of Richmond County appointing us to settle Christopher Lawson’s Account of his Executorship of the Estate of William Dew, deceased and divide the Estate of the said Dew according to his Will.  We the Subscribers being met and examined the said Lawson’s Account together with the Vouchers do find the amount of the said Estate after payment of Debts and Legacys to be 189 pound to be divided as mentioned on the back side of this paper.  Certified under our hands this 4 March 1776.  Charles McCarty and Hudson Muse.  Recorded 4 February 1777.
Thomas
1776
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, page 684. 1776 William Peachey in Administration Account.  Thomas Lawson was listed as paid from the estate.
Thomas
1 Jul 1776
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 14, 1772-1779, pages 355-358 – Indenture made 1 July 1776 between John Taff, of the Parish of North Farnham and County of Richmond, on one part and Samuel Colston of Parish and County aforesaid, of other part; for and in consideration of 90 pounds current money of Virginia, bargain and sold 116 acres bounded in part by the lands of Lucy Downman, Charles Hammond, Thomas Hammond and John Davis.  Witnesses were Rawleigh Colston, Richard Shackleford, Thomas Lawson and John Demeritt.
Thomas
1 Jul 1776
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 14, 1772-1779, pages 393-394 – Indenture made 1 July 1776 between George Sisson, of the Parish of North Farnham and County of Richmond, on one part and John Taff of Parish and County aforesaid, of other part; for and in consideration of 80 pounds current money of Virginia, bargain and sold 116 acres bounded by or near Downman’s Bridge, Lucy Downman, Charles Hammond and the swamp.  Witnesses were Rawleigh Colston, Richard Shackleford, Thomas Lawson and John Demeritt.
Christopher
16 Jan 1777
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Deed Book 14, 1772-1779, pages 480-483 – Indenture made 16 January 1777 between Charles McCarty and Winney, his wife of County of Richmond and Parish of North Farnham of one part and Thomas Beale of Parish of Lunenburg and County aforesaid of the other part; Witnessed that Charles McCarty and Winney, his wife for sum of 430 pounds current money of Virginia paid by Thomas Beale, do bargain and sell unto Thomas Beale one parcel of land whereon Charles McCarty now lives, situate in Parish of North Farnham and County of Richmond on North side the Swamp commonly called by the names of Lyals Swamp, and bounded; Beginning at a Stone on the side of the Road that leads from Farnham Church to Lawsons Landing and in the line that divides this land from the land of Samuel Toone, and running down the Road until it strikes the line of Christopher Lawson, thence along the said Lawson’s line down a large bottom to the Main Run of Lyals Swamp, then up the run to the Main Road that leads from Glascock’s Warehouse to Farnham Church at the present over going, thence up the Main Road until it strikes the line of William Mitchell, thence along Mitchell’s line until it interests or comes into the line of Toone’s thence a strait course along Toone’s lline to the beginning.
Rebecca & Daniel
5 Jan 1778
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 293 - Will of Thomas Hammond of Lunenburg Parish, dated 16 October 1777 and probated 5 January 1778. Wife Rebecca Sisson whole estate. Wife's child Frances Sisson Thornton, which she had by her former husband to be brought up and given schooling as my own; my two children, Elizabeth and Lucy. Executors Wife and Daniel Lawson. Wits: Vincent Garland, George Howe Jr. and Mary Anne Hammond.
Daniel Jr.
6 Jul 1778
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 305 - Will of William Brockenbrough, dated 16 October 1777 and probated 6 July 1778. Daniel Lawson Jr. was one of the witnesses.
Thomas
5 Jul 1779
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 354 - Will of John Tayloe of Lunenburg Parish, dated 22 May 1773 and probated 5 July 1779. Stated where he was to be buried. Set up a trust for the minister and vestry of Lunenburg Parish of 500 pounds sterling to be used for the poorest inhabitants of the said Parish to purchase land. Margaret Garrett 20 pounds sterling per annum for the tender are of my children. Faithful servant Mr. Thomas Lawson; daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca; son John, all estate in Prince William County also all estate in Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland... Executors: The Honorable Richard Corbin Esq., Mann Page Esq., of Mansfield, the Honorable George Plater Esq., brother-in-law John Tayloe Corbin, Mann Page Jr. (son of Mann Page), Warner Lewis Jr. ( son of Warner Lewis), nephews, sons-in-law Edward Lloyd, Francis Lightfoot Lee and the Honorable Ralph Wormsley Esq. with friend Col. William Brockenbrugh and Mr. Thomas Lawson my iron agent. No witnesses.
Thomas, Ann, John & Elizabeth
6 Oct 1780
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Account Book Number 1, 1724-1783, pages 742-743.  The Valuation of the Negroes belonging to the Estate of the late Mr. Thomas Lawson in Richmond County valued 24 (named).  N. B. Negro Joe was condemned by Westmoreland Court some time last Fall for Rape and was then valued by the Court at 1500 pounds which sum received to be divided as the other Estate of said Thomas Lawson deceased; John Lawson, Mrs. Ann Lawson 500 pounds, 17 shillings and 5 pence; Mr. Alexander Spark same. 
In Obedience to an Order of Richmond County Court dated 2 October 1780 we have divided the Estate of Mr. Thomas Lawson deceased among the Widow Ann Lawson and his two children John Lawson and Alexander Spark who intermarried with Elizabeth Lawson.  Given under our hands this 6 October 1780.  Joseph Lane and James Muse.  Recorded 3 June 1783.
Daniel D. R., Daniel Jr., Richard, Sarah & Epaphroditus
1782
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1782 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Robert Tomlin’s District –
Daniel D. R. Lawson, Daniel Lawson Jr., & Richard Lawson, 3 white male tithes over 21, 7 blacks, 3 horses, 19 cattle.
Upper Precinct, William Miskell’s District -
Sarah Lawson & Eppa Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 21, 13 blacks, 5 horses, 17 cattle.
Lucy
16 Sep 1782
Richmond
Lucy Lawson married Leroy Dobyns 16 September 1782 in Richmond County, VA.
Daniel, Daniel Jr., Sarah & Epaphroditus
1783
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1783 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Robert Tomlin’s District –
Daniel Lawson & Daniel Lawson Jr., 2 white male tithes over 21, 8 blacks, 4 horses, 21 cattle.
Upper Precinct, William Miskell’s District -
Sarah Lawson & Eppa Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 21, 12 blacks, 4 horses, 17 cattle.
Daniel Jr.
25 Jun 1783
Richmond
Daniel Lawson Jr. married Mary Garland 25 June 1783 in Richmond County, VA.
Daniel, Daniel Jr., Christopher’s estate & Epaphroditus
1784
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1784 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Robert Tomlin’s District –
Daniel Lawson & Daniel Lawson Jr., 2 white male tithes over 21, 9 blacks over 16, 6 blacks under 16, 2 horses, 17 cattle.
Upper Precinct, William Miskell’s District -
Christopher Lawson’s estate & Eppa Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 21, 5 blacks over 16, 8 blacks under 16, 4 horses, 13 cattle.
Susannah
6 Dec 1784
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 7, 1767-1787, page 454 - Will of George Harrison of North Farnham Parish, dated 4 September 1784 and probated 6 December 1784. Sisters Hannah and Alice. Wife Betty Linton whole estate (mentions possible unborn child0; daughter Alice Griffin; Matthew Humphries (son of Betty); Benjamin Harrison Morgan; Susannah Lawson; Alice Wroe. Executors: Wife, John Sydnor and Vincent Jackson. Wits: William Garland, Andrew Morgan Jr., Abraham Proctor and William Middleton.
Daniel, Daniel Jr., Richard, Sarah & Epaphroditus
1785
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1785 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Walker Tomlin’s District –
Daniel Lawson & Daniel Lawson Jr., 2 white male tithes over 21, 6 blacks over 16, 6 blacks under 16, 2 horses, 18 cattle.
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithes over 21.
Upper Precinct, William Miskell’s District -
Sarah Lawson & Epa Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 21, 6 blacks over 16, 8 blacks under 16, 3 horses, 15 cattle.
Daniel, Daniel Jr., Richard, Sarah & Epaphroditus
1786
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1786 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Robert W. Carter's District –
Daniel Lawson, Daniel Lawson Jr., & Richard, 3 white male tithes over 21, 6 blacks over 16, 7 blacks under 16, 3 horses, 16 cattle.
Upper Precinct, Richard Beale’s District -
Sarah Lawson & Eppy Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 21, 6 blacks over 16, 8 blacks under 16, 3 horses, 15 cattle.
Daniel, Daniel Jr., Richard, Epaphroditus’ estate & Joanna
April 1787
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April 1787 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, Daniel Lawson Jr., & Richard, 3 white male tithes over 21, 6 blacks over 16, 7 blacks under 16, 4 horses, 17 cattle.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Eppa Lawson’s Estate, 2 blacks over 16, 3 blacks under 16, 3 horses, 3 cattle.
Joanna Lawson, 3 blacks over 16, 3 blacks under 16, 1 horse, 3 cattle
Joanna
29 Feb 1788
Richmond
Joanna Lawson married Richard Shackleford 29 February 1788 in Richmond County, VA. (Note: Could this be same couple that got the license and were married in Northumberland County, VA?)
Daniel, Daniel Jr. & Richard
April 1788
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April 1788 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, Daniel Lawson Jr., 2 white male tithes over 16, 7 blacks over 16, 4 horses.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horses.
Rebecca & Lawson
1 Dec 1788
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 8, 1787-1794, page 36 - Will of Thomas Dobyns of North Farnham Parish, 8 February 1788, 1 December 1788(?), son Lawson land and plantation in the fork of Totuskey; daughters Nancy Oldham, Milly and Barbary; ex: friends Col. William Peachey, Thaddeus Williams and William Oldham; wits; Henry Dobyns, Frances Thornton, George Davis, Daniel Dobyns. (Note: Thomas Dobyns was the third husband of Rebecca Sisson Lawson who had married (1) Thomas Thornton in 1769 and (2) Thomas Hammond. Thomas Dobyns married her in 1781, see Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853 by George H. S. King, page 55. Thomas Dobyns was previously married to Rachel (?); they had the following children; Newman, born 1759, Thomas, born 1761, Barbara, born 1767, William Henry, born 1776; Thomas and Rebecca had at least one child, Lawson, born 1782.)
Daniel, Daniel Jr., Thomas, William, Richard, Rebecca & Bathsheba
2 Feb 1789
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 8, 1787-1794, pages 40-41 – Last Will Testament of Daniel Lawson of Lunenburg Parish. 
Imprimis – I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Lawson 100 acres of land in Gloucester County to him and his heirs forever, also 2 Negroes by name Sarah and David.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son William Lawson 100 acres of land in Gloucester County together with two Negroes namely Hannah and Fanny to him and his heirs forever.
Item – I give to my son Richard Lawson 100 acres of land in Gloucester County together with 2 Negroes by name Dinah and her son Solomon to him and his heirs forever.  Also the feather bed I lie on together with the furniture thereunto belonging and the increase of the said Negro Dinah.
Item – I give to my daughter Rebecca Sisson Dobyns a bond of John How’s due me from the said How, amounting to 300 pounds of tobacco, which I propose to deliver immediately to her husband Mr. Thomas Dobyns.
Item – I give to my daughter Bathsheba Allison 2 negroes by name John and Winney, the feather bed she has always lay on when living with me and the furniture there unto belonging, also one cow and calf chosen by her or some person deputed for her.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Lawson all my lands in Richmond County to him and his heirs forever, also my negro man Job, together with all my stocks, furniture and every other estate whatsoever not before given.  It is my will and desire that my Estate shall not be appraised or inventoried and lastly I do nominate and appoint my son Daniel Lawson my sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5 October 1787.  Witnesses Walker Tomlin, Daniel Fitchett, Elizabeth Tomlin, Lucy Barnes and Rebecca B. Kelsick.
Recorded 2 February 1789.
Daniel & Richard
Apr -May 1789
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April-May 1789 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 5 blacks over 16, 3 horses.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horses.
Epaphroditus 26 Sep 1789 Richmond Richmond County, VA, Deeds – Indenture in which Robert Degges of Edgecombe County, North Carolina sells to Robert Neasom of Richmond County, Commonwealth of Virginia, for 65 pounds, all his right, title, claim, and etc. in and to one-fifth of the lands formerly belonging to Epaphroditus Lawson, deceased in said county of Richmond etc.
Daniel & Richard
May -Jun 1790
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, May-June 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 5 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horses.
Daniel & Richard
Apr 1791
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horses.
Peter
12 Jun 1791
Richmond
The Registers of Lunenburg Parish 1683-1800, Richmond County, VA, page 21 - Peter Lawson a child baptized for Richard Lawson, 12 June 1791.
Mary
Jan 1791
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 8, 1787-1794, pages 105-107 – In obedience to an order of Richmond County Court bearing date January 1791, we the subscribers being sworn before Robert Mitchell, Gentleman having appraised the Estate of Mary Redman, deceased as presented to our view do return the following inventory.  Signed Bailey Settle, Thomas Franklin and William Yeatman.
Daniel & Richard
Mar -Jun 1792
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, March-June 1792 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 7 blacks over 16, 3 horses.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horses.
Richard
31 Aug 1792
Richmond
Richard Lawson married Isabella Barber Kelsick 31 August 1792 in Richmond County, VA.
Daniel & Richard
April 1793
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April 1793 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Upper Precinct, John Sydnor’s District -
Richard Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horses.
Daniel
3 April 1794
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 3 April 1794 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 3 horses.
Bathsheba
6 Oct 1794
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 9, 1794-1822, page 9 – Will of Bathsheba Allison of Lunenburg Parish, dated 11 September 1794 and probated 6 October 1794.
I give unto my daughter Rebecca Allison one Negro girl named Winney and her future increase forever if the said Rebecca Allison should die without heir lawfully begotten of her body then the said Winney and her increase to be equally divided between the surviving children and their heirs forever.
Item – I give unto my daughter Catharine Jackson one cow and heifer
Item – I desire that my son Thomas L. Allison to pay 20 pounds speice for the hire of Nego Jack and the above mentioned sum of 20 pound to be equally divided between William Allison, Rebecca Allison and Catharine Jackson.
Item – I desire that my negro man named Jack, one feather bed, bedstead and furniture and one desk may be equally divided between my sons Thomas L. Allison, William Allison and my daughter Catharine Jackson.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.  Signed Bathsheba (her X mark) Allison.  Witnesses William Jackson and Daniel Lawson.
(Note: Bathsheba Lawson married Henry Allison, bond 28 September 1761, MRC, page 3.)
Daniel
1 Dec 1794
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 9, 1794-1822, page 10 – Will of William Jackson of Richmond County, dated 22 October 1794 and probated 1 December 1794.
I give and bequeath all my worldly goods both real and personal of every kind whatsoever to my dear wife Catharine to her only use and behoove forever and whereas my wife Catharine is at this time pregnant my will is that if she be delivered of a son, he be liberally and carefully educated out of my Estate and so soon as he shall arrive at the age of 21 years he be entitled to and receive half of my Estate and at the deceased of hi mother he be entitled to the whole of my Estate – and should it happen that she be delivered of a daughter my will is the same only that she be entitled to and receive half of my Estate at the age of 18 years and at the decease of her mother to the whole.
I desire that all my just debts may be paid so soon as it can be with propriety be done and in a manner not to waste and destroy the Estate and Lastly I do nominate, constitute and appoint my dear wife Catherine Executrix and my friends Daniel Lawson and Thomas L. Allison, Executors of this my Last Will.  Signed with my own hand this 22 October 1794.  Signed William Jackson.  Witnesses David Dungan and Rebecca Allison.
John & Nancy
1 Dec 1794
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 9, 1794-1822, page 15 – Will of Richard Shackleford of the County of Richmond and Parish of Lunenburg, dated 16 July 1794 and probated 1 December 1794.
Mention sons William, Clement, Vincent and Jack Shackleford.  Grand children John and Nancy Lawson, and Vincent Shackleford.  As his land and plantation whereon he lived came to him from his wife Peggy Landman, so that her three children Clement, Vincent and his grand daughter Peggy Saunders in right of their mother’s Will claim by Law their equal proportion, and it was hi request that his son Clement shall remain on the plantation with her proportion of the Estate given her and that Miss Caty Allgood be maintained thereon and live with him so long as she remained unmarried and that his son Jack be not taken from her.  Executors Clement and Vincent Shackleford.  Signed Richard Shackleford.  Witnesses Charles T. McCarty, Henry Franks Jr. and John Brockenbough.
Daniel
5 May 1795
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 5 May 1795 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 3 blacks 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
9 May 1796
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 9 May 1796 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
4 Jul 1796
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 9, 1794-1822, pages 45-47 – In obedience to an order of Court held for Richmond County the 6 February 1792, we the subscribers being named and sworn, appraisers of th Estate of Vincent Jackson, deceased have to the best of our judgment appraised such of the said Estate as have been exhibited to our view.  Total value was 555 pounds, 7 schilling and 10 pence.  Signed Peter Northen and Daniel Lawson.  Recorded 4 July 1796.
Daniel
2 May 1797
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 2 May 1797 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
7 May 1798
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 2 May 1797 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 3 blacks 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
8 May 1799
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 8 May 1799 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 8 blacks over 16, 3 horses.
Daniel
1799
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1799 Land Tax List - Daniel Lawson, 182 acres.
L. (Lucy?)
1799
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1799 Land Tax List – L. Lawson is listed. Under a Leroy Dobyns and it has ditto L. Lawson 158 acres.
Daniel
9 Jun 1800
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 8 May 1799 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 6 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 5 horses.
Daniel
May 1801
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, May 1801 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Griffin Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 7 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 5 horses.
Daniel
4 Jul 1803
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 4 July 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Benjamin M. Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
1804
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1804 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Benjamin M. Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
1805
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1805 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Benjamin M. Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel
7 Jun 1806
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 7 June 1806 Personal Property Tax List of Lower Precinct of Lunenburg Parish, Benjamin M. Garland’s District –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel & Daniel Jr.
1 Jun 1807
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1 June 1807 Personal Property Tax List Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson, 2 white male tithes over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel & Daniel Jr.
1808
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 1808 Personal Property Tax List Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson, 2 white male tithes over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
Daniel Jr.
9 Jan 1809
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Marriages – Daniel Lawson Junior and Catherine Williams, bond 9 January 1809.  Consent by Catherine Williams, mother of the bride.  John Redman, Sr. (b).  [The bride was born in North Farnham Parish, 8 September 1790, the daughter of Thaddeus and Catherine (Corrie) Williams.
Daniel & Daniel Jr.
Apr 1809
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April 1809 Personal Property Tax Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 10 blacks over 16, 2 horses.
North Farnham Parish –
Daniel Lawson Jr., 1 white male tithe over 16, 1 horse.
Daniel
30 Apr 1810
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, 30 April 1810 Personal Property Tax Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 2 horses.
Michael
1810
Richmond
Buckingham, Richmond County, VA, 1810 Census.  Michael Lawson, in his household are 1 male 26-45, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26 and 1 female 45 years and over.
William
25 Dec 1810
Richmond
Richmond County, VA Marriages – William Lawson and Melissa Glascock, bond 25 December 1810.  Consent by Milton S. Glascock, who states the bride is of lawful age.  Thomas M. Glascock (bond).
Daniel & Daniel Jr.
Apr -May 1811
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April-May 1811 Personal Property Tax Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 10 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
North Farnham Parish –
Daniel Lawson Jr., 1 white male tithe over 16, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 1 horse.
Daniel Sr. & Daniel Jr.
Mar -Apr 1812
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, March-April 1812 Personal Property Tax Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson Sr., 1 white male tithe over 16, 9 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
North Farnham Parish –
Daniel Lawson Jr., 1 white male tithe over 16, 3 blacks over 16, 3 horses.
Daniel Jr.
7 Dec 1812
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 9, 1794-1822, page 411 – In the name of God, Amen, I Daniel Lawson of the County of Richmond being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (to wit) after my body being decently buried, assign my soul to Almighty God who gave it.
Item – I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my Estate both real and personal to her and her heirs forever and to dispose of as she shall think proper and lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved wife sole Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal 28 September 1812.  Signed Daniel Lawson Jr.  Witness Thomas P. Smith.
At a Court held for Richmond County 7 December 1812.  The Last Will and Testament of Daniel Lawson Jr., deceased was presented in Court by Catharine Lawson, widow and Executrix named in the said Will.
Daniel & Catharine
Apr -May 1813
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April-May 1813 Personal Property Tax Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe over 16, 10 blacks over 16, 1 black 12-16, 3 horses.
North Farnham Parish –
Catharine Lawson, 1 black 12-16.
Daniel, Mary & Besty
Apr -May 1814
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, Will Book 9, 1794-1822, pages 459-460 – Last Will and Testament of Daniel Lawson of the Parish of Lunenburg in the County of Richmond, dated 14 March 1814 and probated 2 May 1814.
Item – It is my will and desire that my wife Mary Lawson shall be amply and decently supported out of my Estate, so long as she shall live.
Item – To my niece Rebecca Allison, so long as she may live I give the use of the following property to wit all that part of the tract of land which I now live on, lying on the North of a line beginning at the mouth of the branch between my residence and John Garland’s and running a southwesterly course till lit strikes the main road leading from the mouth of Totuskey so as to include at the very least all the mannered lots adjoining the said road together with all the houses, garden, orchards and other appurtenances attached thereto and the 3 following slaves, viz. Job, old Easter and boy Jerry – the bed and furniture she usually lies on and a small bed and furniture which she made for the children, her choice of either my sorrel or bay horses, two good cows, one yoke of oxen and cart and wheels, half a dozen such chairs as she may choose, one good walnut dining table and one of the smaller size, one half of all the pewter, 2 iron pots, two such disks and 8 plates as she may choose, one frying pan, one tea kettle, half a dozen china cups and… At the death of the said Rebecca Allison all the Estate (or such of it as shall not have worn out or be destroyed by time), which I have given her the use of during her life, I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Dobyns and to her and her heirs forever.
Item – It is my will and desire that old free Judy the wife of my fellow Bradley should be permitted to remain on and occupy the small house and have the use of so much land as I have heretofore permitted her to cultivate near the said house for and during her life.
Item – All the residue of my Estate of what nature or kind so ever both real and personal I give and bequeath to my aforesaid daughter Betsey Dobyns to her and her heirs forever.
Lastly – I do hereby appoint my son-in-law Thomas Dobyns whole and sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former Will or Wills hereto made by me – In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal 14 March 1814.  Signed Daniel Lawson.  Witness Vin Bramham and Vincent Garland.
Daniel’s estate & Catharine
Apr -May 1814
Richmond
Richmond County, VA, April-May 1814 Personal Property Tax Lunenburg Parish –
Daniel Lawson’s estate, 10 blacks over 16, 2 blacks 12-16, 3 horses.
North Farnham Parish –
Catharine Lawson, 1 black 12-16.
Fabius, Benjamin & Claiborne
1 Feb 1827
Richmond
Revolutionary Pensions - Application filed on 23 February 1827, in City of Richmond, Virginia, by son, Fabius Lawson, heir of deceased soldier. He was allowed 200 acres of bounty land on Warrant No. 1225, on account of the services of his father Benjamin Lawson, Lieutenant, Virginia Line, War of Revolution, 1 March 1827. Also indicated Benjamin was the brother of Claiborne Whitehead Lawson.
Fabius, Benjamin & Claiborne
30 Dec 1828
Richmond & Henrico
Revolutionary Pensions - Application filed on 30 December 1828, in Henrico County, Virginia, by nephew, Fabius Lawson.  One document in this application is statement from William Duval, filed in the City of Richmond, 16 December 1826, which stated the he certified that he was well acquainted with Captain Claiborne Whitehead Lawson and his brother Lieutenant Benjamin Lawson, that they were officers in the Virginia Line about the year 1776.  That Claiborne was promoted to Captain in Colonel Richard Parker’s First Virginia Regiment, was in the battles of Stony Point and Buford’s Defeat, in the last named one he was mortally wounded and died in 1780.

Fabius Lawson was trying file as heirs of an Officer and/or Soldier of the Revolutionary Army who were slain by the enemy and had not received land from the United States.  The application does not say if he was successful.