Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
Epaphroditus
18 Jul 1639
Charles River (York)
Virginia Patent Book 1, Part II, page 655, 18 July 1639 - Thomas Stephens, (Steephens), 200 acres at the head of the Back River, on the east side of Scones Dam, etc, east by the side of the Poquoson. Formerly granted unto Epaphroditus Lawson and by him assigned to Samuel Grosse, who assigned it to John Davis and by him assigned to said Stephens. See map 1634-1640
1642 /43
York
Charles River County, which was an original Shire, had its name changed to York County in 1642/43. See map 1641-1650
1651
Lancaster
Lancaster County was formed from Northumberland and York Counties in 1651. See map 1651-1660
1651
Gloucester
Gloucester County was formed from York County in 1651.
Epaphroditus
27 Sept 1653
Lancaster
Lancaster County, VA, Deed and etc., Book 2, 1654-1666, page 10 - Will of Robert Mascall. To William Newsom and John Pine a bill of 3000 lbs. of tobacco. To Epaphroditus Lawson a bill of Richard Jones of 2300 lbs. tobacco. Calf to Mary Tomson... Dated 27 September 1653. Signed Robert (X) Mascall. Wits: Thomas Hank and Robert Parr. Jurat octave Novembris 1653, Will Gooch, Commissioner of York County.
John
10 Jan 1650/ 51
York
York County, VA Records 1659-1662, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – Deed, 10 January 1650/51, John Tayloe and Sarah his wife, late wife and relict of William Tyman, to Edward Malson, for valuable consideration, plantation where they now live, 38 acres in Charles River County, York Parish, between Ind of Thomas Isles and said Malson, which is part of 100 acres formerly granted to John Congdon from Sir Francis Wyatt, Knight, late Governor, by patent 17 December 1640, and said land formerly sold by Congdon to Edward Percivall, and from him to Richard Heyward and from im to said Tyman.  Signed: John (IT) Tayloe, Sarah (S) Tayloe  Wit: Lawrance Huylet, William (V) Leachie and John Lawson.
1654
New Kent
New Kent County was formed from York County in 1654. See map 1651-1660
Daniel
20 Dec 1658
York
York County, VA Deeds, Orders, Wills, Book 3, Abstract Records 1657-1659, Compiled by Rev. Lindsay O. Duvall – At a Court of York County 20 December 1658, page 43.  The difference between Daniel Lawson & Thomas Baker, plaintiff, & Samuel Picktoe defendant, is referred to the next Court.  The defendant pretending that he has already paid part and that he remain in the custody of the Sheriff and to put in security.
Daniel
24 Jan 1658 /59
York
York County, VA Deeds, Orders, Wills, Book 3, Abstract Records 1657-1659, Compiled by Rev. Lindsay O. Duvall – At a Court of York County 24 January 1658/59, page 44A. Samuel Picktoe confirmed judgment to Daniel Lawson & Thomas Baker for 760 pounds tobacco & ca.
Richard
24 Feb 1658 /59
York
York County, VA Deeds, Orders, Wills, Book 3, Abstract Records 1657-1659, Compiled by Rev. Lindsay O. Duvall – At a Court of York County 24 February 1658/59, page 48 & 48. Dep. of Augustine Hodges, aged 60, says that in 1656, at the time when tobacco was grown to topping, the defendant & his wife rode to Thomas Bushrod’s house & saw his crop of tobacco, which had generally run up very high for want of topping & Bushrod answered about the spoiling of the tobacco that Barkshyre, his overseer, was gone to a wedding at Pyanketanke & blamed the overseer very much.  20 December 1658

Next entry – Dep. of Richard Lawson, aged 40, the same & dated the same.

The same wording as that use for Richard Lawson's entry, was stated for John Hunt, age 23; John Gouthrey, age 22; John Curtis, aged 18; and Thomas Brookes, aged 36 in the following four entries.
John
24 May 1660
York
York County, VA Records 1659-1662, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 May 1660, page 80 - Bond (first part in Latin) of John Taylor to Edward Malson, that he will sell property formally William Tyman's, deceased. 10 January 1650. Signed John (IT) Tayloe, Sarah (S) Tayloe. Witnessess: Lawrence Hulett, William (B) Leache and John Lawson.
John
3 Oct 1665
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 3 October 1665, page 36 - Bond of Mathew Broadeley to Thomas Haynes, that at arrival of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th ship in York River in Virginia, next ensuing, one able man servant between 8 and 28, sound in body, and mind with sufficient change of apparel and good lodging, with 5 years to serve, for 1381 pounds tobacco and acknowledge to have received of Haynes full satisfaction and bind myself 16 pounds and 10 shilling. 30 March 1664. Witnesses: Peter Temple and John (l) Lawson. Signed: Mathew Broadley.
John
26 Feb 1665 /66
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 26 February 1665/66, page 51 - Thomas Crighton, by John Lawson, confessed judgment to George Richards, attorney of Capt. Phillip Foster, for 19 pounds, 9 shillings and 6 pence.
John
26 Feb 1665 /66
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 26 February 1665/66, page 52 - A non suit and 50 pounds tobacco granted to David Crafford at suit of John Lawson.
John
24 Apr 1666
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 April 1666, page 56 - Thomas Crighton appoints his brother John Lawson his attorney in case of George Richards, attorney of Capt. Phillip foster against him.
John
25 Jun 1666
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 25 June 1666, page 69 - On motion of David Dunbas, suit of John Lawson vs Maj. Joseph Croshaw, referred to next Court.
John
25 Jun 1666
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 25 June 1666, page 71 - Joseph Croshaw appoints Mr. Dunbar his attorney in suit in which he is defendant and John Lawson, plaintiff.
John
24 Aug 1666
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 August 1666, page 97 - Mr. John Lawson is indebted to Mr. Francis Rewe (Newe?) 15 pounds and Maj. Joseph Croshaw who agreed to take his bills, is to pay.
John
24 Aug 1666
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 August 1666, page 99 - By virtue f a note to me from Mr. John Lawson to Francis Newe (Rewe?), attorney of Mr. Godlington for 16 pounds. It was by Mr. Godlington assigned to Benjamin Cowell and is paid by me (rest is squeezed at bottom of a frayed page and unreadable).
John
20 Dec 1666
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – At a Court of York County 20 December 1666, page 116 – 20 June 1666, We being summoned before Thomas Beale, Esquire, to view the body of William Stenely, servant to Maj. James Goodwin, find he drowned himself willfully in the creek.  Signed: John Adulator (foreman), Isaac Friend, John Mathews, Richard Wheeler, Charles Greven, Thomas Wardley, Thomas Crighton, John Lawson, Charles Camell and Xpher Pepper.
John
24 May 1667
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 May 1667, page 141 - Ordered that John Lawson pay James Vaulx, attorney of Mathew Broadley, 390 pounds tobacco.

Same Court and page 142. John is a member of the Grand Jury impaneled.
John
16 Sep 1667
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – At a Court of York County 24 July 1667, page 153 – Nicholas Clarke of York Parish, York County for 30 pounds to Mr. John Lawson, land in York Parish, next to Glade Gallant, Capt. Xpher Wormeley, Edward Palmer, next to where said Clarke lives, known as Back Creek Land, late in occupation of Glade Gallant.
Mary, my wife will relinquish her dower right.  20 November 1666.  Witnesses: Hanbury Humphrey and Isaac Friend.  Signed: Nicholas Clarke and Mary (M) Clarke.  Recorded 16 September 1667.

Mary Clarke, wife of Nicholas Clarke of County and Parish of York, makes John Baskervill her attorney in land sold by her husband to John Lawson.  16 September 1667.  Wit: Thomas (TM) Man, Signed Mary (M) Clarke.

Same Court and page 155 – John Lawson is member of the jury in the case between Thomas Pinkethman and Samuel Crabtree.
John
18 Oct 1667
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – At a Court of York County 18 October 1667, page 157 – The surveyors of highways of the county were listed for the next years: Richard Page for Maston Parish, Henry Jackson for upper Hampton Parish and John Bune for lower Hampton Parish, Richard Stubbs for upper York Parish and John Lawson for lower York Parish, Charles Allin for upper New Poquoson Parish and John Ensworth for Lower New Poquoson Parish; and that they keep free all church ways, ways to James Towne, ways from county to county and all other ways.
John
17 Feb 1667 /68
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 February 1667/68, page 175 - Inventory of John Fleete, deceased, late of York Parish, 17 February 1667/68, John Lawson was listed as owing a debts to Fleete's Estate.
John
10 Mar 1668
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 10 March 1668, page 327 (227) - Mr. James Moore is appointed surveyor of highways for lower precinct of York Parish in room of Mr. John Lawson.
Richard & Rebecca
13 Nov 1669
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 13 November 1669, page 373 (273) - Rebecca, wife of Richard Lawson, for her base, abusive and scandalous language towards Col. Thomas Beale, is ordered to be thrice ducked, and her husband is to give security for her good behavior. Upon her submission, this is remitted.
John
1 Dec 1671
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 1 December 1671, page 465 (365) - Administration of estate of James Moore, deceased, with Will annexed is granted to Anne, the relict, after being proved by John Hallum. Estate to be appraised by Mr. William Paddison, Mr. Edward Mosse, Mr. John Lawson and Mr. Anthony Hall.
John
1 Dec 1671
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 1 December 1671, page 466 (366) - Mr. Edward Palmer, Mr. Edward Mosse, Mr. Nicholas Clarke and Mr. John Lawson are to view tobacco and cider tendered by Charles Camell for rent for use of Mr. John Lilly, his landlord, to see if it is according to the lease.
John
10 Jan 1671 /72
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 10 January 1671/72, page 472 (372) - Upon report of Mr. Edward Palmer, Nicholas Clarke, Edward Mosse and John Lawson, appointed to view the cider and tobacco tendered by Charles Camell for rent for Mr. John Lilly, they find it is not according to the lease and it is ordered said Camell pay Lilly 1000 pounds of tobacco for 2 years rent and he is to continue on the plantation this year, but one default and he is to leave.
John
11 Jan 1671 /72
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 11 January 1671/72, page 479 (379) - Debts of James Moore's estate. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Watkins, John Baskervyle, Mr. Wardley, Mr. Edward Mosse for planks for coffin, Dr. Hallum, Mr. William Cole, Mr. Palmer for 6 gallons of brandy. Inventory made 3,4, and 5 January 1671/72. Signed William Paddison, John Lawson, Edward Mosse and Anthony Hall. Sworn to 10 January 1671/72. Signed Anne (X) Smith.
John
11 Jan 1671 /72
York
York County, VA Records 1665-1672, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – At a Court of York County 11 January 1671/72, page 479 (379) – On 19 December 1671, We appointed to view tobacco and cider tendered by Charles Camell to his landlord Mr. Lilly, find the cider not to be according to the lease, neither is it the worst that we have drunk, and for tobacco, we saw none.  Signed: Edward (TTT) Palmer, Nicholas Clarke, Edward Mosse and John (I) Lawson.
John
24 Jun 1672
York
York County, VA Records 1672-1676, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – At a Court of York County 24 June 1672, page 16 – John Lawson is ordered to pay Mr. Thomas Bushrod 42 shillings according to specialty.
Richard
24 Apr 1673
York
York County, VA Records 1672-1676, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 24 April 1673, page 43 - Richard Lawson, servant to Mr. Henry Jackson, imported in the "Rebecca", Capt. Christopher Evolings, Commander, is adjudged age 17 and is to serve according to the Act.
John
22 Feb 1673 /74
York
York County, VA Records 1672-1676, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III – At a Court of York County 22 February 1673/74, page 62 – The several surveyors in their several precincts, vizt.; Mr. Thomas Tayler and Mr. William Dyer in Bruton Parish; Mr. John Martin and Mr. John Bune in Hampton Parish; Mr. Charles Moreby and John Lawson in York Parish; and Mr. William Weatherall and Mr. John Ensworth, are ordered to lay out all Churchways and ways to James Town, to county court; and free or clear all passages to accustomed, necessary places, to the waterside and other ways, which ways are to be cleared to sufficient breadth and kept free from logs, fencing, etc.; and that landings in their precincts be sufficiently repaired.
John
10 Sep 1674
York
York County, VA Records 1672-1676, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 10 September 1674, page 86 - In the difference between Nicholas Troope and George Freeman, concerning making tan falls and other things for Toope, a jury was impaneled: William Major (foreman), John Duke, Robert Curtis, Job Evans, Owen Morris, William Aylett, John Lawson, Henry Lee, Peter Paggen, Isaac Clopton, Thomas Hansford and Thomas Watkins.
John
4 Jan 1675 /76
York
York County, VA Records 1672-1676, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 4 January 1675/76, pages 150-151 - Inventory and Appraisement of estate of Mr. Alexander Moore, deceased made 24 December 1675 by Mr. Peter Ashurst, Mr. Edward Mosse and Mr. John Hothersall by order of Court of 1 December 1675. Debts due to estate - John Lawson owed a debt.
John
4 Jan 1675 /76
York
York County, VA Records 1672-1676, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - At a Court of York County 4 January 1675/76, page 152 - Appraisal of estate of Anthony Melton, deceased, taken 3 November 1675 by order of York Court of 26 October 1675. List of bills - John Lawson is listed.
John
21 Oct 1684
York
Virginia Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 pages 1-719), page 411 (Reel 7) – To all ye whereas ye now know ye that Francis Load Howard Esq. did with the advise and comfort of ye Counsel of State accordingly give and grant unto William Bayley and John Lawson ninety three acres of land, lying upon a branch belonging 107 degrees head of ye Back Creek in ye Parish and County of York, beginning at a corner tree being a red oak, flowing in a line of marked trees belonging to Capt. Ralph Wormeley Esq. and from thence running south fifteen degrees west two hundred poles to a marked white oak, thence east forty poles to a marked tree, thence north thirty degrees east, eighty two poles to a marked red oak by a little old field, thence north forty degrees east, eighty eight poles to a marked gum by a path, thence west thirty one degrees, north one hundred poles, crossing ye head of ye said creek, to ye first specified place.  The said land being due by and for ye transportation of two person into this Colony whose names are in ye records mentioned under this patient.  To have and to hold, yielding and paying ye provided by patient this 21 October 1684.
John
24 Nov 1687
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 45 – At a Court held 24 November 1687.  An order against the Sheriff is granted Thomas Workman assignee John Lawson for the nonappearance of Isaac Godding.
John
24 Feb 1687 /88
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 90 – At a Court held 24 February 1687/88.  The suit between Thomas Markham assignee John Lawson and Isaac Gooding defendant is dismist.
John
26 Mar 1688
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 103 – At a Court held 26 March 1688.  The suit depending between Thomas Markham assignee John Lawson and Isaac Gording defendant is dismist, no cause of action here appearing.
John
24 Feb 1689 /90
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 391 – At a Court held 24 February 1689/90.  The defendant utterly refuseth to deliver the steer or to make satisfaction, by means whereof the plaintiff damage hath sustained to the value of 3000 pounds of tobacco.  The defendant in his own proper person and by Mr. Edward Chilton his attorney plead not guilty.  Jury, Mr. Thomas Mountfort, Thomas Hind, John Drewry, James Hyde, Barentine Howles, Thomas Rea, James Whaley, John Eaton, William Dickesson, John Wythe, Thomas Tandy and John Lawson, find for the defendant.  Archer not being satisfied, by his attorney appeals to the President and Council for a rehearing of the matter the sixth day of the next General Court.  Mr. William Sherwood became security for the appellant and Mr. Edward Chilton for the respondent.

Same Court date, page 393 – A non suite is granted James Moore against John Lawson the said John Lawson is ordered to pay damages according to law.
John
24 Mar 1689 /90
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 410 – At a Court held 24 March 1689/90. Where as William Wise suing James Hyde to the Court in an action of case and declared in his petition that the defendant did contrary to his will or consent entertain and harbor one of his covenanted servants Ann Coby for about sixty days and prayed damages against ye defendant for 1800 pounds tobacco, to which the plaintiff pleaded not guilty, whereof a jury being impounded and ____ John Rogers, John Lawson, Robert Leightonhouse, John Sheldon, Wilton Robony, Edward Cowley, John Wellings, Samuel Snignall, John Weyman, John Nixon, Charley Hanford, Garrett Connyers, find for ye defendant 10 pounds of tobacco damages which find upon ye motion of ye defendant is allowed of and ordered to be provided and a non suite is granted ye defendant against ye plaintiff and ye plaintiff ordered to pay damages according to Law unto ye defendant with cost of suit.
John
24 Jun 1690
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 445 – At a Court held 24 June 1690.  John Lawson suing James Moore in an action of ye case for illegally detaining a horse lent him by ye plaintiff and for his damages for want of ye said horse, it is by consent of both parties ordered that ye said horse be valued by Mr. John Seaborne, Mr. John Goodwyne and Thomas Spelman, they being first sworn by Mr. Edward Moss and after valuation thereof to make return to the next Court, at which time ye plaintiff hath liberty to make out what charge he hath been at in horse hire since he lent ye said horse, which if fully made appear, then to be added to ye valuation of aforesaid.
John
24 July 1690
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 8, 1687-1691, page 465 – At a Court held 24 July 1690.  Judgment is granted John Lawson against James Moore for ye payment of five hundred pounds of tobacco cash, being found due per ye viewers report appointed ye last Court’s order and also for 1 pound sterling appearing justly due for damages upon oath, which he is ordered to pay ye cost of suite.

It is ordered that John Lawson pay to Mr. Ralph Walker for [blank] days attendance of giving evidence against James Moore.
John
24 Nov 1691
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 9, 1691-1694, page 75 – At a Court held 24 Nov 1691.  It is ordered ye Mr. Ralph Walker, Mr. John Goodwin, John Hilsman and John Lawson do meet on ye seventh day of December next at ye house of Thomas Spelman and their to inventory and appraise ye said estate and report to ye net Court and ye appraisement to be _____ before ye next Justice.
Mary
24 May 1694
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 9, 1691-1694, page 345 – Elizabeth Crayton, about 24 years of age, deposed upon third day of March last your deponent did hear Mrs. Paddisson ye mother of Mr. John Paddisson say that she would at her decease leave her cattle, hogs, and her horse unto her son ye said John Paddisoon and likewise all her new lining and woolen unto her aforesaid son John and likewise ye said Mrs. Paddison did desire that all her wearing clothes, lining and woolen should be divided equally between her five daughters and to her son William for his love and kindness towards her she would leave him ye best diaper table cloth she had and further ye said Mrs. Paddisson did desire when ye rest of her goods were divided that her said son John might have what was fit for his housekeeping and she likewise desired that her granddaughter Mary Lawson if she were kind to her in her sickness that she should have part of her wearing clothes as her said daughters thought fit and further ye despondent sayth not.   Signed Elizabeth (X) Crayton, sworn to in York Court, 24 May 1694.
John
25 Jun 1694
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 10, 1694-1697, page 5 – At a Court held 25 June 1694. The Grand Jury appointed and sworn for this County the last year were discharged and a new Grand Jury being summoned.  John Lawson was one of the members.
John, Joane, Robert, James & Benjamin
23 Oct 1695
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 1 – 1694-1701. Page 105, 23 October 1695 – Deed of Gift. John Lawson of York Parish & County, planter & Joane his wife for natural love & affection hath given to Robert & James Lawson natural & lawfully begotten sons of ye said John Lawson aforesaid planters a track of land in the parish aforesaid bounded by the land of Ralph Wormley Esquire…. Provided that….[page torn]….to my son Benjamin a full third or share of all the timber upon ye said land for his own plantation…. He to have full liberty to ingress, egress & regress to & upon ye said land…. . Wit: Francis Cony, Thomas Wootten, Row Peirson.  Acknowledge 24 November 1696 & by John Lawson & Joane his wife committed to record. Attest: William Sedgwick County Clerk.
John, Joane, Robert, James & Benjamin
20 Nov 1696
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 1 – 1694-1701. Page 106, 20 November 1696 – Deed of Gift. John Lawson of York Parish & County, planter & Joane his wife for natural love & affection hath given to my son Benjamin Lawson all the remaining part of my land not already disposed of unto my sons Robert & James Lawson, being in the parish aforesaid … . Wit: Francis Cony, Thomas Wootten, Row Peirson.  Acknowledged 24 November 1696 by John Lawson & Joane his wife & committed to record.  Attest: William Sedgwick County Clerk
John & Joan
24 Nov 1696
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 10, 1694-1697, page 340 – At a Court held 24 November 1696. John Lawson and Joan his wife their deed of gift to the children of ye said John was this day acknowledged by them both to _____ aforesaid and it is ordered to record.
John
24 Feb 1696 / 97
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 10, 1694-1697, page 374 – At a Court held 24 February 1696/97. Mulatto Thomas Robert arresting John Lawson to this Court in an action of debt for ye sum of two hundred and thirty pounds of tobacco ye bill dated under his hand September 21, 1696 and he not appearing, order granted against Capt. William Buckner, High Sheriff for ye next Court, to be confirmed if he causeth not ye said John Lawson then personally to appear and answer the same.
John
24 May 1697
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 10, 1694-1697, part 3, page 402 – At a Court held 24 May 1697. Thomas Roberts hath judgment against John Lawson for present payment of ye sum of two hundred thirty nine pounds of good merchantable sweet scented tobacco according to specialty dated under ye defendant’s hand September 21, 1696 which he is order to pay to ye plaintiff aforesaid with cost.
John
24 Mar 1698
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 1, 1698-1702, page 58 – At a Court held 24 March 1698. In obedience to an order dated 24 March 1697 we being legally summoned by the sheriff of York County to make inquisition into ye damages committed upon ye land of Josiah Shipp and Eliz his wife in possession of Thomas Wooten being first sworn before Robert Read justice viewed the damages of said land and found ye value of 5 pounds, 15 shillings… [page torn] … . 10 May 1698 John Myhill sub sheriff, Samuel Snignall, John Clifton, Thomas Gibbons, Robert Pescod, Simon Stacy, Thomas Edmunds, Adduston Rogers, Samuel Cooper, Phillip Dedman, James Pardo, James Preest, John Lawson.  Attest: William Sedgwick County Clerk
Eliz
24 Jan 1698 /99
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 1, 1698-1702, page 134 – At a Court held 24 January 1698/99. Eliz Lawson being by ye sheriff summoned an evidence for Ann Brothwait, plaintiff against Richard Pate, defendant where now upon trial she ye said Lawson failing to appear in obedience to ye said summons judgment is granted against her for her fine which she is ordered to pay.
John
24 Mar 1698 /99
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 1, 1698-1702, page 147 – At a Court held 24 March 1698/99. John Lawson arresting Edward Woodhouse to this Court on an account of debt & not prosecuting ye same ye suit is dismist.
Robert
12 Dec 1699
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 1, 1698-1702, page 240 – At a Court held 12 December 1699. Robert Lawson being by ye sheriff returned summoned an evidence for William Pattison against Samuel Toplady is ordered to be paid eighty pounds of tobacco for two days attendance at Court at cost of 40 pound of tobacco per day with costs.

Next entry on same page: - James Preest is ordered to be paid forty pounds of tobacco for one days attendance at court with costs.
John
24 May 1700
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 2, 1698-1702, page 352 – At a Court held 24 May1700. Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Coleman do upon payment of four beedes? according to obligation wholly & solely acquit & discharge John Rogers or any other party so concerned from all manner of claims whatsoever of ye estate of John Addustone, deceased from ye beginning of ye world to this day. Witness my hand 22 November 1689, Joseph Coleman.  Wit: John Lawson, Robert Starke.  The within discharge was presented in court by the within named John Rogers and on his request is recorded being sworn to by John Lawson. Attest: William Sedgwick County Clerk.
John
24 May 1701
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 2, 1698-1702, page 461 – At a Court held 24 May 1701. Thomas Session arresting John Lawson Senr. upon ye case ye sum of one pound seven shielding & by agreement and not further prosecuting ye suit is dismist.
Robert
24 Jul 1701
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 2, 1698-1702, page 477 – At a Court held 24 July 1701. Whereas in obedience to an order of last court the sheriff did present on his oath a panel of 24 freeholders summoned by him to serve and when called they refused… (viz) Robert Bee, Joseph Fryth, David Noner (Nener?), Nicholas Sebrell, Thomas Collyer, Anthony Robesson, John Pond, ____ Cooper, Jeffrey Overstreet, Robert Lawson & William Pattisson, they are respectively fined 100 pounds of tobacco… .
John & Robert
24 Sep 1701
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 2, 1698-1702, page 504 – At a Court held 24 September 1701. Inventory & appraisement of the estate of Capt. John Goodwin, deceased 15 August 1701. [Gave a list of all items, total value was 339 pounds, 5 shillings & 3 pennies]… John Lawson’s bill, John Adduston Rodgers’ bill, John Hillsman Junr. bill, a parcel of hogs running in ye woods.  An account of what moneys I have received due to my husband I say by me Eliza Goodwin from Mr. Young, Mr. Adkeson, Mathew Goodwin.  Accounts of what money I paid away since my husband’s death: Robert Lawson, my mother Goodwin, Capt. Mountfort, my husband’s four levies to Mr. Rogers, quit rents, Thomas Wooton, John Pattison, Mr. White. Edward Moss, John Rogers, Thomas Chisman Junr. & William Watkins appraised the estate. The witin inventory was presented in court by deceased’s relict 24 September 1701 & recorded.
Robert
18-19 Dec 1701
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 2 – 1701-1713. Page 24, 18 December 1701 – Deed of Lease.  John Hilsman Junr. of York Parish & County, planter for 5 shillings leased to William Sheldon of same place, planter a 75 acres track of land in the parish & county of York being part of a dividend of 150 acres of land granted unto Nicholas Clark by patent under the hand & seal of Sir John Harvey Knight, Governor, 11 May 1638, which said track of land is bounded by the Main River, land of Capt. Christopher Wormley & land of Nicholas Carlson… for the term of one whole year paying one grain of Indian Corn at the feast of Saint Michael the Arch. Angel now next ensuing if demanded… . Wit: Peter Goodwin, Anthony Armistead, Robert Lawson.  Acknowledge 24 December 1701 & committed to record.

Same book, page 26, 19 December 1701 – Deed of Release.  John Hilsman Junr. of York Parish & County, planter for £30 released to William Sheldon of same place, planter, a 75 acres track of land… [same as above] … . Wit: Peter Goodwin, Anthony Armistead, Robert Lawson.  Acknowledged 24 December 1701 & committed to record.

Same book, page 28, 19 December 1701 – Bond.  I John Hilsman Junr. of York County, planter am firmly bound to William Sheldon of same county, planter for £60… the condition of this obligation is such that if the aforesaid John Hilsman do well & truly observed, perform, fulfill, & keep all covenants, grants, articles & agreements mentioned in a pair of indentures of sale [see above] then this obligation is void… . Wit: Peter Goodwin, Anthony Armistead, Robert Lawson.  Acknowledged 24 December 1701 & committed to record.
John
24 Feb 1701 /02
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 2, 1698-1702, page 546 – At a Court held 24 February 1701/02. The suite between William Langford, plaintiff & John Lawson, defendant in a plea of debt for 1 pound, 9 shillings, 6 pennies by bill is dismist the plaintiff not further prosecuting.
John
24 Feb 1701 /02
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 11, Part 2, 1698-1702, page 548 – At a Court held 24 February 1701/02. The suite between John Lawson, plaintiff & John Hilsman, defendant in a case for 1 pound, 10 shillings, 3 pennies by account is dismist the plaintiff not further prosecuting.
John & Robert
22 Sep 1702
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 17 – At a Court held 24 September 1702. John and Robert Lawson their joint agreement in writing bearing date September twenty second 1702 under their hand and seal was this day by them acknowledge and on both their request it ordered to be committed to record.

Page 24, same book and court date: -
Know all men by these presents that I John Lawson of York County Planter for divers good causes and considerations…..that is to lay for the natural love that I bear towards my son Robert Lawson as also for my future maintenance and livelihood have covenanted and agreed and by these presents, have given, granted, assigned and firmly made over all the small estate possession that I now have within this Colony of Virginia be it by bond, bill, amongst roughhouse goods, horses, mares, cattle, sheep and hogs or whatever also belongeth to me to have and to hold the promised aforesaid and every part thereof to him the said Robert Lawson, his executors, administrators and assignees agents, me the said John Lawson my executors, administrators and assignees with warranty forever and ye said Robert Lawson for himself his executors, administrators, covenant grant and agree to and with his said father John Lawson to take him into his house and find him with good sufficient wholesome moat drink, lodging and apparel to and for his body, meet and convenient as well in sickness and in health with all dutiful affection and love during the rest of the said John Lawson natural life under the penalty and forfeiture of one hundred pounds Sterling.  In witness whereof the parties above said have hereunto set their hands and seals this twenty second day of September anno dom 1702 and likewise position was this day given by the within named John Lawson to the within named Robert Lawson by delivery of a Pewter Gift in name of all and singular the promise within mentioned the said gift being part thereof.
Signed John (his T mark) Lawson and seal
Signed Robert (his R mark) Lawson and seal
Sealed and delivered in presents of Thomas (his T mark) Palmer and John Moss.
At a Court held for York County September 24th, 1702.  The within deed was then personally acknowledged in Court by both parties, each to other and on their request is committed to record.
Robert & Benjamin
24 Sep 1702
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 18 – At a Court held 24 September 1702. Robert Lawson his deed of gift to his brother Benjamin Lawson be and dated under his hand and seal September twenty fourth 1702 was acknowledge this personally by him to his said brother Benjamin is order to be committed to record.

Page 24 and 25, same book and court date: -
Know all men by these present that I Robert Lawson of the Parrish and County of York, Virginia, Planter for divers good causes and considerations…...moving but most especially for the love and affection which I have and bear to my loving brother Benjamin Lawson of the Parrish and County aforesaid do give, grant, assign and firmly make over from me my executors and administrators to him the said Benjamin Lawson one good feather bed and furniture and two cows and three yearling heifers the same to become due and payable at the day of the said Benjamin marriage at which accomplishment then to be to him ye said Benjamin, his executors, administrators and assignees forever with their increase from ye said day of marriage provided all was and is the true intent and meaning of these present to that if the said Benjamin Lawson dies before marriage then the said goods and chattel to revert to Robert Lawson the same aforesaid and whereas my said brother Benjamin Lawson is at present afflicted with a distemper supposed a dropsical humor if he pleases to live with me and do hereby promise and engaged will and pleasure of my _____ father as also my affection to the said Benjamin asset forthwith to take what possible care may be ___ ye care of his said distemper not taking good advice and means in order thereto and to the true performance thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth  of September ano dom 1702.
Signed Robert (his R mark) Lawson and seal
Sealed and delivered in present of Thomas (his T mark) Palmer and John Moss
At a Court held for York County September 24th, 1702.  The within deed was then personally acknowledged in Court by within named Robert Lawson to ye within named Benjamin Lawson and on request is committed to record.
John
24 Sep 1702
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 18 – At a Court held 24 September 1702. John Lawson his certificate of a gift of a cow calf dated under his hand and seal September twenty fourth 1702 to his Godson, Richard Palmer was this day by him the said Lawson personally acknowledge in Court for the life of his said Godson and it is order to be committed to record.

Page 25, same book and court date: - September 24th, 1702 - These are to certify that whereas I John Lawson about sixteen or seventeen years age did give verbally and did then deliver a black cow calf with all her increase unto my godson Richard Palmer, his executors, administrators and assignees forever and for further confirmation thereof I do signify the same to prevent all further claims or demands by any other person whatsoever. As witness my hand the day and year above written.
Signed John (his I mark) Lawson and his seal
At a Court held for York County, September 24th 1702, the written certificate was then personally acknowledged by John Lawson to Richard Palmer and is recorded.
Robert
25 Sep 1702
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 36 – At a Court held 25 September 1702. Robert Lawson being by the sheriff returned summoned an evidence for William Pattison, plaintiff against Robert Goodwin & Martin Goodwin executors of Blanch Goodwin, deceased in a case, ordered he be paid 80 pounds of tobacco for 2 days attendance at court at 40 pounds per day with cost.
Joane & John
4 Apr & 5 Nov 1703
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 2 – 1701-1713. Page 100, 4 April 1703 – Deed of Gift. I Thomas Pate of York Parish & County doth of my free will & voluntary accord & for the satisfaction of seven years service & also for her diligent care & trouble in looking after me in this my sickness & also for divers other weighty causes & considerations have given & granted unto Joane Lawson wife of John Lawson of same parish my house & lot in York Town known by number 42…. . Wit: John Hilliard, Row Peirson, Peter Gibson.

Same book and page 100, 5 November 1703. Assignment. I Elizabeth Pate late wife of Thomas Pate for £2 doth acknowledged, acquit & discharge the said Joane Lawson forever & by these presents do assign & make over unto the said Joane Lawson all my right of dower to the [above] mentioned lot, housing & premises to the use of the said Joane forever & oblige myself to acknowledged this assignment in York County Court whensoever by the said Joane I shall be thereunto required in the penalty & forfeiture of £10 payable to the said Joane… . Wit: William Tunley, Andrew York, John Hilliard.  Acknowledged 24 December 1703 & committed to record.  Attest: William Sedgwick County Clerk.
Benjamin & John
24 May 1703
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 106 – At a Court held 24 May 1703. To all Christian people to whom these present shall come, know ye that I John Lawson of York County in York Parrish do give to my son Benjamin Lawson to him & to his heirs forever two red cows which goes by ye named of Old Cherry & Young Cherry with all their increase since ye year sixteen ninety-nine as witness my hand this 12th day of May one thousand seven hundred and two.
Signed John (his L mark) Lawson
Recorded by Benjamin Lawson

Entered a second time on page 113: – Benjamin Lawson his deed of gift bearing date May 12th, 1702 for two red cows with all their increase since ye year 1699 from his father John Lawson was this day in Court by him ye said John Lawson personally acknowledge to ye said Benjamin Lawson and is ordered to be committed to record.
Joan & John
25 Oct 1703
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 151 – At a Court held 25 October 1703. In ye name of God, Amen, I Thomas Pate of York Parrish and County this day being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory, praised ye God, for it do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner and form following:
Item – First I bequeath my soul into ye hands of Almighty God my maker hoping & through ye moratorium death & passion of Jesus Christ my only savior & redeemer as to have free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins & as for my body to be decent buried as ye discretion of my executor hereafter nominated -
Item – I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Margarett Read, daughter of Mr. Robert Read one gold ring & twenty shillings price or ye value thereof in ready money.
Item – I give & bequeath unto Joan Lawson, wife of Mr. John Lawson of this Parish & County one couch bed & furniture thereunto belonging & two new pewter ___ & one possinger & two of ye best pewter dishes & one pewter quart pot & six spoons & three of ye best pewter plates.
Item – I give unto ye said Joan one head brass pan & ye ___ ___ pot and hooks.
Item – I give unto ye said Joan one brass stove pan & cover & one brass sauce pan and my largest pewter chamber pot & all ye white eastern ware & selves behind my bed.
Item – I give unto ye said Joane tow cows called Mealy & Nancy & and their calves & tow sides of Bacon & tow barrels of Indian corn & two of ye largest barrow hogs I have.
Item – I give unto my negro man, called Tony his freedom, I having promise it him for his true & faithful service & I do hereby will and declare that he shall be free from all manner of slavery that shall be demand of him from any person or persons whatsoever & immediately after my deceased he be at liberty to depart ye county according to Law and further my will and define my Executor here fore named be an assistant to him in his transportation.
Item – I give unto Elizabeth, my wife, one third part of my estate, my debts & funeral charges & legacies first paid & as for all ye rest of my estate either in moneys or goods, castle & hogs, I give unto Rowland Pierson making him whole & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, renouncing & revoking all other former Wills & Testaments by me made & further I do certified & appoint Mr. Robert Read & Capt. Lawrence Smith to be trustees to ye this my last meaning thereof.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this seventh day of April in Ano 1703.
Signed Thomas (his T mark) Pate
Witnesses – Peter Gibson, John Hilliard & Daniel Jackson
Proven in Court 25 October 1703
Joane, John, Robert & Benjamin
24 Dec 1703
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 167 – At a Court held 24 December 1703. Thomas Pate late of this County, deceased, his deed of gift of a certain house and lot of Postland lying in York Town being number (42) to Joane Lawson wife of John Lawson was this day by her present in Court and also ye assignment of Elizabeth Robiet of ye said deceased Thomas, of her right of dower to ye said house and lot was this day by ye said Elizabeth personally acknowledged in Court to ye said Joane Lawson on whose request and same is ordered to be committed to record.

Next entry on same page – John Lawson did this day in Court acknowledge a certain general acknowledge dated under his hand August nineteenth 1703 to Robert Lawson his son on whose request of same is ordered to be committed to record.

Next entry on same page – Robert Lawson did this day in Court acknowledge a certain general acknowledge dated under his hand August nineteenth 1703 to John Lawson his father on whose request of same is ordered to be committed to record.

Next entry on same page – Benjamin Lawson did this day in Court acknowledge a certain written obligatory dated under his hand August nineteenth 1703 to John Lawson his father on whose request of same is ordered to be committed to record.

Next entry on same page – Thomas Wotton did this day in Court personally acknowledge a certain written obligatory under his hand August nineteenth to John Lawson on whose request of same is ordered to be committed to record.
John, Robert & Benjamin
24 Dec 1703
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 172 – At a Court held 24 December 1703.  Know all men by these present that I John Lawson of York County, Planter, have remised, released & forever quit claimed & by these present do for me, my executors, administrators & every of us & clearly & absolutely remise, release & forever quit claim unto Robert Lawson of ye aforesaid County, his executors & assignees all & all manner of actions, suits, quarrels, debts, duties, bonds, bills, writings obligatory recording amounts & demands whatsoever against ye said Robert Lawson ever I have had or now have or __ I, my executors or administrators or any of us at any time hereafter shall or my have for or by reason or means of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever from ye beginning of ye world until ye day of ye date of these present as witness my hand and seal this nineteenth of August 1703.
Signed John (his L mark) Lawson
Signed, sealed & delivered in present of William Sheldon & John Chiles
At a Court held for York County December 24 1703.  The above release was then personally acknowledged in Court by ye above named John Lawson to ye above named Robert Lawson & according to order is committed to record.

Same page and next entry. Know all men by these present that I Robert Lawson of York County, Planter, have remised, released & forever quit claimed & by these present do for me, my heirs, executors & administrators & every of us & clearly & absolutely remise, release & forever quit claim unto John Lawson of ye aforesaid County, his heirs, executors, administrators & assignees all & all manner of actions, suits, quarrels, debts, duties, bonds, bills, writings obligatory recording amounts & demands whatsoever against ye said John Lawson ever I have had or now have or __ I, my heirs, executors or administrators or any of us at any time hereafter shall or my have for or by reason or means of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever from ye beginning of ye world until ye day of ye date of these present as witness my hand and seal this nineteenth of August 1703.
Signed Robert (his R mark) Lawson
Signed, sealed & delivered in present of William Sheldon & John Chiles
At a Court held for York County December 24 1703.  The above release was then personally acknowledged in Court by ye above named Robert Lawson to ye above named John Lawson & according to order is committed to record.

Next page, 173 and next entry.  Know all men by these present that I Benjamin Lawson of York County, Planter, do oblige my self, my heirs, executors & administrators to bear harmless ye said Robert Lawson, his heirs, executors and administrators for his said John Lawson, his father, for molesting or disturbing any part or parcel of ye estate that did formerly belong to ye said John Lawson that is now in ye possession of ye said Robert Lawson and in case any such trespass shall be made by ye said John Lawson then to pay double ye value as witness my hand this nineteenth day of August 1703.
Signed Benjamin (his B mark) Lawson
Witnessed William Sheldon and John Chiles
December 24th 1703
The written writing was then personally acknowledged by ye said Benjamin Lawson to Mr. Robert Lawson & according to orders is committed to records.

Page 173 next entry. Know all men by these present that I Thomas Wotton of York County Planter do oblige my self, my heirs, executors & administrators to bear harmless ye said John Lawson, his heirs, executors and administrators for his said Robert Lawson, his heirs, executors, administrators from disturbing any part or parcel of ye estate that belongeth to ye said John Lawson that is in his own possession & in case any such trespass shall be made by ye said Robert Lawson then to pay double ye value as witness my hand this nineteenth day of August 1703.
Signed Thomas Wootton (Wotton)
Witnessed William Sheldon and Joshua Stead
At a Court held for York County December 24th 1703
His writing was then personally acknowledged in Court by ye said Thomas Wootton (Wotton) to within named John Lawson & according to orders is committed to records.
John
24 May 1704
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 203 – At a Court held 24 May 1704. John Lawson his petition this day obtained order to be free from paying Levies, he being ancient and helpless.
George
24 Jul 1705
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 346 – John Beard his account of case against George Lawson is dismist for non process.
Joan & John
17 Sep 1705
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 2 – 1701-1713. Page 138, 17 September 1705 – Deed. Between Joan Lawson wife of John Lawson of York Parish & County & John Martin merchant of same place of the other part, wit that whereas Thomas Pate late of parish aforesaid of his free will & voluntary accord & for satisfaction of seven years service to him done by the aforesaid Joan Lawson & also for other good & weighty considerations did by his deed of gift dated 4 April 1703 give unto the said Joan all his right & title of his lot of ½ acre of Portland in York Town number 42 & whereas Elizabeth Pate widow & relict of the said Thomas Pate did also (by a deed of assignment dated 5 November 1703 & on 24 December then next following was by her acknowledged in York County Court) for the sum of £2 in hand paid assign over all right of dower, title & interest of the said lot & premises unto the said Joan… now the said Joan for £20 doth sell & firmly make over unto the said John Martin all her right, title & interest to the aforesaid lot & premises… . Wit: John Wilke, William Gordon, William Tunley.  Acknowledged 24 September 1705 & recorded.  Per William Tunley Dep. Clerk.

York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 353 – At a Court held 24 September 1705  – John Martin his deed of assignment dated 17th this instant from Joan Lawson of her right and title to one house in York Town built on Lot 42 was this day personally acknowledge in Court by said Joan to said John and is ordered committed to record.
David
24 Jul 1706
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 13, 1706-1710, page A – In the named of God, Amen, I Simon Godman …… this day being sick and weak but of sound and perfect memory, ………… this my Last Will & Testament in manner and form following:
Primary – I commit my soul unto Almighty God who gave it, & second I commit …… as for my body to be decent buried as ye executor shall think fit.
Item as for all such wages due unto me in ye said ship I divide of as follows: – I bequeath unto my daughter Francis Godman all my wages due in ….. ship after my debts & legacies are paid.
I bequeath unto my beloved friend David Lawson thirty shillings.
I bequeath unto Lawrance Jaxon fifteen shillings to buy a ring.
And further I do ordain, confirm & appoint David Lawson, aforesaid my executor for this my Last Will & Testament as witness my hand and seal this day 8 April 1706.
Signed Si Godman & his seal
Witnesses Edward Mann, Wm. Dover.
At a Court held for York County in Virginia 24 July 1706
Order for a probate of ye Will was granted unto named Daivd Lawson he being therein appointed Executor & Will was then proved by ye oath of Edward Man one of said witness thereto & …… to order is committed to record.
Benjamin
24 Jun 1707
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 13, 1706-1710, page 72 – At a Court held for York County, 24 June 1707.  Benjamin Lawson, on his petition on having his sickness and inability in getting his living, is exempt from paying levies.
John & James
25 Feb 1707/ 08
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 13, 1706-1710, page 117 – At a Court held for York County, 25 February 1707/08.  In the action upon the case between Adduston Rogers, plaintiff and John Southerland, defendant for ten pounds sterling damage by means of the defendant keeping an unlawful bull, which bull kill the plaintiff’s riding horse and the defendant refusing to make him satisfaction for his said horse & as in the petition is set forth to which the defendant pleaded not guilty & both parties putting themselves on the Country by trial, a jury was impaneled and sworn to try the issue, joined whose names are Thomas Prisman Jr., John With, John Moss, Thomas Hansford, John Hansford, Samuel Cooper, Henry Dyer, Wm. Lee, Nicholas Phillips, John Gibbons, Thomas Walker and Wm. Davis; who having heard the evidence of Thomas Edmons, John Lawson, James Lawson and Edward Worley and received their charge, were sent out and in some short time came into Court and returned their verdict, which at the defendant’s motion is recorded and is in these words: We find no cause of action therefore ordered that the plaintiff be non suited & that he pay the same to the defendant with caost.

Same Court and same page 117 – John Lawson being summoned an evidence for Adduston Rogers against John Southerland and having attended here three days, on his motion it is ordered that the said Rogers pay him one hundred twenty pounds of tobacco for the same with costs alies execution.

Same Court and page 118 – James Lawson being summoned an evidence for Adduston Rogers against John Southerland and having attended here three days, at his motion it is ordered that the said Rogers pay him one hundred twenty pounds of tobacco for the same with costs alies execution.
Robert
24 Jun 1708
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 13, 1706-1710, page 143 – At a Court held for York County, 24 June 1708. Robert Lawson, headborough in the lower precincts of York, Hampton Parish, informed the Court that he had served in the said office for the two years last past, and on his motion is discharged thereof.
John
25 Oct 1709
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 2 – 1701-1713. Page 358, 25 October 1709 – Deed. Robert Snead of York County & Margaret my wife for £35, sold to Edward Moss of York County, a 49 ½ acres track of land in York Parish being formerly purchased by Francis Simson of William Bayly of Mulberry Island, Warwick County & John Lawson of York County & adjoining to the land of Edward Pamer, land of William Pattison & land of Edward Moss now lives on… Wit: John Wayman, Edward Pamer, Nicholas Phillips.  Acknowledged 25 September 1710 by John Gibbins by vertue of a power of attorney from Robert Snead & Margaret his wife & also relinquished the said Margaret’s right & title of dower & admitted to record. Attest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
John & Benjamin
13 Nov 1709
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 2 – 1701-1713. Page 138, 17 September 1705 – Deed. Between Joan Lawson wife of John Lawson of York Parish & County & John Martin merchant of same place of the other part, wit that whereas Thomas Pate late of parish aforesaid of his free will & voluntary accord & for satisfaction of seven years service to him done by the aforesaid Joan Lawson & also for other good & weighty considerations did by his deed of gift dated 4 April 1703 give unto the said Joan all his right & title of his lot of ½ acre of Portland in York Town number 42 & whereas Elizabeth Pate widow & relict of the said Thomas Pate did also (by a deed of assignment dated 5 November 1703 & on 24 December then next following was by her acknowledged in York County Court) for the sum of £2 in hand paid assign over all right of dower, title & interest of the said lot & premises unto the said Joan… now the said Joan for £20 doth sell & firmly make over unto the said John Martin all her right, title & interest to the aforesaid lot & premises… . Wit: John Wilke, William Gordon, William Tunley.  Acknowledged 24 September 1705 & recorded.  Per William Tunley Dep. Clerk.

York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 12, 1702-1706, page 353 – At a Court held 24 September 1705  – John Martin his deed of assignment dated 17th this instant from Joan Lawson of her right and title to one house in York Town built on Lot 42 was this day personally acknowledge in Court by said Joan to said John and is ordered committed to record.
John & Benjamin
24 Jan 1709 /10
York
York County, VA Land Records – Deeds and Bonds 2 – 1701-1713. Page 342, 24 January 1709 – Bond. I Benjamin Lawson of Charles Parish, York County, planter, am firmly bound unto John Lawson of same place, planter, for £100… the condition of this obligation is such that whereas the aforesaid John Lawson has made over all his lands together with all his goods & chattels unto his son Benjamin Lawson by deed of gift, now the condition of this obligation is such that if the aforesaid Benjamin Lawson shall well & sufficiently maintain the said John Lawson by providing good & wholesome meat, drink, washing, lodging & other things necessary towards his subsistence during the life of the said John Lawson * shall suffer him to cohabit with the said Benjamin as also allow him the said John Lawson yearly the quantity of 30 gallons of cider & two gallons of rum then this obligation to be void… . Wit: None.  Acknowledged 24 January 1709 & admitted to record.  Attest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk.

York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. Book 13, 1706-1710, page 264 – At a Court held for York County 24 January 1709/10.  Benjamin Lawson this day entered into bond for his well and sufficiently maintaining his father, John Lawson, and acknowledged the same in open Court, and at the said John’s motion it was admitted to record.

Same Court, next entry on page 264.
A Deed of Gift from John Lawson to his son, Benjamin Lawson, was at the said Benjamin’s motion admitted to record, it being acknowledged at the last Court.
Joan
24 Mar 1709 /10
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 14, Part 1, 1709-1716, page 7 – At a Court held in 24 March 1709/10. William Gordon an evidence for Richard Jobie plaintiff against John Brooks defendant being suit, on & having attended three days on the said suit, it is ordered that the said Jobie pay him one hundred & twenty pounds of tobacco for the same with costs.
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Joan Lawson the same.
James
16 Mar 1712
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 14, Part 1, 1709-1716, page 236 – At a Court held 16 March 1712.  James Lawson petition for liberty to turn the road through his land further about is rejected.
Joan
14 Jan 1713 /14
York
York County, VA – Deeds and Bonds, Book 3, 1713-1729, page 12 – 14 January 1713/14 – Deed of Lease. John Martin of York Hampton Parish, York County mariner for 5 shillings from latten to Col. Digges of same palace merchant all his lot or ½ area of land in York Town containing 10 poles in length & 8 in. breadth, being point of the Portland bounded by land lately purchased by the Churchwardens of David Condon, opposite to the land of Charles Cox, the Main Street & land of Edward Powers, which lot is distinguished by the number 42 together with his warehouse under the bank called Martins Store, the said lot was purchased by Thomas Pate of the trustees for the Portland in York County by deed dated 11 August 1699 & by the said Thomas Pate & Elizabeth his wife by deed dated 4 April 1703 conveyed to Joan Lawson who sold the same land to the said John Martin by deed dated 17 September 1705… for the term of one year…. Witness None.  Acknowledge 18 January 1713 by John Martin & on the motion of John Clayton the said Digges’ attorney is admitted to record.  Attest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
Robert
21 Sep 1714
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 14, Part 2, 1709-1716, page 362 – At a Court held in 21 Sep 1714. Robert Lawson was one member of a jury that tried the case of Henry Hayward, plaintiff & James Sclater defendant.  Other members were John Eaten, Walter Butler, Robert Petter, Nathaniel Cross, John Morris, Peter Goodwing, F. Spencer, John Chapman, Basil Wagstaff, John Potter, Thomas Vines and John Moreland.
Robert & James
18 Jun 1716
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 1, 1716-1720, page 10 – At a Court held 18 June 1716. In a dispute over survey lines between land of Adduston Rogers & Peter Goodwin, James Lawson and Robert Lawson were two of the men on the jury.  Other members were Phil Dedman, Jhn Moss, John Chapman, Basil Wagstaff, Joseph Mountfort, John Andrews, Robert Harris Jr., John Morris, Walter Butler and Thomas Barran. Richard Slater was the surveyor.
Benjamin
15 Feb 1716 /17
York
York County, VA – Deeds and Bonds, Book 3, 1713-1729, page 151 – 15 February 1716/17 – Deed of Gift. Samuel Cooper of York Hampton Parish, York County for natural love & affection have given unto my son & daughter Lewis & Sarah St. Leger & their children one lot No. 75 with the buildings thereunto belonging in the Town of York in York Hampton aforesaid in manner…. For their own proper use until my grandson Abraham St. Leger shall come to the are of twenty one & then my said grandson Abraham St. Leger shall have the ½ of the said lot to settle, build or what benefits he shall think fit…. Witnesses ; John Mattock, William Hilsman, Benjamin Lawson, Hanah Hilsman.  Acknowledged 18 February 1716/17 & admitted to record.  Atest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
Robert
17 Feb 1717 /18
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 1, 1716-1720, page 200 – At a Court held 17 February 1717/18. Basell Wagstaff, Philip Dedman, Robert Lawson & Edward Wright are appointed to appraise the estate of Joshua Sledd, deceased.
Benjamin & Elizabeth
17 Mar 1717 /18
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 1, 1716-1720, page 217 – At a Court held 17 March 1717/18. The last Will & Testament of Benjamin Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Elizabeth Lawson the Executrix who made oath thereto & being proved by the oaths of Edward Stringer & William Sheldon, witness to it, is admitted to record and on the motion of the said Elizabeth Lawson & her performing what is usual in such cases, certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Same Court, page 226. 
In the Name of God, Amen, I Benjamin Lawson of York, Hampton Parish in the County of York being weak of body, but thanks be to God, of sound mind & memory & considering the uncertainly of this transiency life do make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say first I commend my soul unto the hands of God Almighty my Creator hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Savior & Redeemer to have full & free pardon of all my sins & to inherit everlasting life, my body I commend to the earth whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named & as to making such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give & dispose thereof in manner following (vis) Item – I give & bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Lawson all my whole estate to her & her heirs forever. I hereby nominate my loving wife to be my whole & sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this nineteenth day of February 1717/18.
Benjamin (his B mark) Lawson and his seal
Signed & sealed, published & delivered by the Testator to be his last Will & Testament in presence of us Edward (his X mark) Stringer and William Sheldon.
At a Court held for York County, March 17th, 1717.  This last Will & Testament of Benjamin Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Elizabeth Lawson, Executrix, therein named who made oath thereto & the same being proved by the oaths of Edward Stringer & William Sheldon, witness thereto is admitted to record.  Test Phi: Lightfoot Count Clerk
Robert
17 Mar 1717 /18
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 1, 1716-1720, page 228 – At a Court held 17 March 1717/18. Inventory & appraisement of the estate of Joshua Sledd, deceased. [Gave a list of all items and a total value of 56 pounds, 8 schilling, 6 pennies] Phi Dedman, Edward Wright, Robert Lawson. Presented in court 17 March 1717/18 by Dedman Sledd administrator & admitted to record. Attest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
Elizabeth
16 Jun 1718
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 1, 1716-1720, page 280 – At a Court held 16 June 1718. Thomas Edmonds of York Hampton Parish, York County. 22 May 1718. To my wife Jane Edmonds my best feather bed & all furniture thereunto belonging.  To my daughter Elizabeth Lawson five schillings.  After my debts, legacies & funeral charges being first paid all the rest of my estate, goods & chattels I give to my wife Jane Edmonds & my son John Edmonds.  My will is that my wife shall have the bringing up of my son until he comes to age she be kind & not be any ways to abuse him & my will is that my wife shall have the full & whole benefit of all my land until my son arrives to age to choose his guardian & then the rents of the land to come to whomever my son shall choose his guardian. I appoint my wife Jane Edmonds my whole executrix.  I appoint my friends John Doswell Junr. & John Chapman overseers of this my will. Wit: Samuel Cooper, John Sotherland, John Doswell Junr. Proved 16 June 1718 & admitted to record.  Attest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
Mary
15 Dec 1718
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 354 – At a Court held 15 December 1718. The petition of Mary Lawson for the guardianship of Richard Calmer is rejected.
Robert Sr., Mary, Benjamin, Robert Jr. & William
15 Dec 1718
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 356 – At a Court held 15 December 1718. The last Will & Testament of Robert Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Mary Lawson the Executrix therein named who made oath to it & being proved by the oaths of William Hillsman, Katherine Sheldon & William Sheldon, witnesses thereto, is admitted to record – the said Mary Lawson having together with William Hillsman & Thomas Wootten, her security ____ bond to the Court for her just & faithful administer on the said Lawson Estate with bond being acknowledged is admitted to record & on the said Mary’s motion, certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Page 361, same court
Peter Goodwin, Benjamin Moss, John Tenhain & John Wright or any three of them being sworn by a Justice of the County are appointed to appraise the Estate of Robert Lawson, deceased, & make report thereof to the next Court.

Page 369 Top, same court
In the Name of God, Amen, I Robert Lawson of York County being weak of body but thanks be to God of sound & perfect mind & memory & considering the uncertainty of this life, do make & order this to be my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say, first I commend my soul into the hand of Almighty God my creator hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Savior & Redeemer to have full & free pardon of all my sins & to inherit everlasting life, my body I commend to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named & allotting my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give & dispose thereof in manner & form following – Item, I give to my son Benjamin Lawson all my land to him & his heirs lawfully begotten forever but in case of want of such heirs, then to the next son, Robert Lawson & his heirs lawfully begotten forever & in case of want of such heirs, then to my next son William Lawson & his heirs forever.  Item – My will and desire that all the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my wife & children, if my wife be with child & it lives, for it to have equal shares with the rest of my children & my wish is that my children do live with their mother until they come to one & twenty years of age if she lives a widow but if she marries then for my friend William Sheldon to take the children’s estate out of her hands & have it until the children comes to age & to put them to good trades as he should thinks fit & do hereby consecrate and ordain my loving wife Mary Lawson to be my whole & sole Executrix of this my last Will as witness my hand and seal this 9th day of November 1718.
Signed Robert (his R mark) Lawson and his seal
Witnesses – William Hillsman, Hannah Hillsman, Katharine Sheldon and William Sheldon.
At a Court held for York County, December 15, 1718
This last Will & Testament of Robert Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Mary Lawson the Executrix therein named who made oath to it & being proved by the oaths of William Hillsman, Katharine Sheldon & William Sheldon witness thereto is admitted to record.  Test Phi: Lightfoot Count Clerk

Page 369 Bottom and 370, same court
Know all men by these present that we Mary Lawson, William Hillsman & Thomas Wooton Jr. of the County of York are held & firmly bound unto the Worshipful these Justices of the County aforesaid in the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling payable to the said Justices, their heirs & successors or some of them to the which payment well and truly to be made. We bind ourselves & every of us, our & every of our heirs, Executors & Administrators jointly & severally firmly by these present.  Sealed with our seals, dated this 15th day of December 1718.
The Condition of this obligation is such that of the above bonders, Mary Lawson Executrix of the last Will & Testament of Robert Lawson, deceased, do make or cause to be made a perfect inventory of all & singular the goods, chattels & credits of the said Robert Lawson, deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Mary Lawson or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her & the same to made do while or came to be exhibited into the County Court of York….
Signed Mary (her L mark) Lawson, William (his W mark) Hillsman, Thomas Wooton and theirs seals.
Presented and recorded in Court of York County 15th December 1718.  Test Phil Lightfoot County Clerk
James
19 Jan 1718 /19
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 374 – At a Court held 19 January 1718/19. Upon the petition of James Lawson (& it appearing that the petitioner’s wife is sister to John Edmunds orphan of Thomas Edmunds deceased) the said James is appointed guardian to the said orphan & thereupon it is ordered that the said orphan & his estate be committed to the care of the petitioner he having together with Joseph Mountfort & William Gordon his securities entered into bond for that purpose with said bond being acknowledged is admitted to record.

Page 387 & 388, same court
Know all men by these presents that we James Lawson, Joseph Mountfort & William Gordon of the County of York are held & firmly bound unto the Worshipful these Justices of the County aforesaid in the sum of twenty pounds Sterling payable to the said Justices, their heirs & successors or some of them to the which payment well and truly to be made. We bind ourselves & every of us, our & every of our heirs, Executors & Administrators jointly & severally firmly by these present. Sealed with our seals & dated the 19th day of January 1718/19.
The Condition of this obligation is such that the above bounders, James Lawson shall well & truly pay or have to be paid unto John Edmunds, orphan of Thomas Edmunds, deceased, all such estate or estates belonging to the said orphan as is or hereafter shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said James Lawson or into the hands or possession of him the said James Lawson or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him when and where as the said orphan shall attain to lawful age or when……
Signed James (his L mark) Lawson, Joseph Mountfort, William Gordon and their seals.
At a Court held for York County January 19th, 1718/19
This bond was presented & acknowledged in Court by the parties thereto & admitted to record.
Test Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
Johannah (Joane?)
19 Jan 1718 /19
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 374 – At a Court held 19 January 1718/19. The will of Jane Edmonds, deceased was presented by William Sheldon executor who made oath to it & being proved by the oaths of Johannah Lawson & Jeremiah Thurlav witnesses thereto & admitted to record, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate.

Same court page 377.
Jane Edmunds of York County. 31 October 1718. To my daughter Katharine Banks all my whole estate after my debts & funeral charges being first paid & to remain in my executors hands until she be free or married & my will & desire (is) that John Edmunds remain with my executor until he comes to age to choose his guardian it being his father’s desire.  I appoint my friend William Sheldon executor.  Wit: Johanna Lawson, Jeremiah Thurlav.  Proved 19 January 1718/19 & admitted to record.  Attest: Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
James, Elizabeth, John, Sarah & Katharine
16 Feb 1718 /19
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 391 – At a Court held 16 February 1718/19. The last Will & Testament of James Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Elizabeth Lawson the Executrix therein named who made oath to it & being proved by the oaths of all the witnesses thereto is admitted to record & the said Elizabeth having together with Charles Rossan & Thomas Wooten here security entered into & acknowledged said their bond to the Court for her just & faithful administration of the said James’ estate with bond is admitted to record on her ____ certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of the said James Lawson’s estate in due form.

Page 392, same court.
John Tenham, Adduston Rogers, John Wright & Edward Wright are appointed to appraise the estate of James Lawson.

Page 395, same court.
An inventory & appraisement of the estate of James Lawson, deceased was presented by the executrix & admitted to record.

Pages 398 & 399, same court
In the Name of God Amen.  I James Lawson of York Hampton Parish in the County of York inhabitant do constitute & make this my last Will & Testament as followeth. First I bequeath my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently interred at the direction of the Executrix hereafter named & my sold to God that gave it hoping through the merits of my Savior it may be _____ in his light & as to what lands and goods God hath blessed me with all after my funeral charges & other debts are paid I do bequeath & give as followeth. Item My will & desire is that my loving son John Lawson have all my land to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever but in case that my son should depart this life without such issue, then my will is that my daughter Sarah have the lands aforesaid & in case that my daughter Sarah should depart this life without heirs of her body lawfully born then my will is that my daughter Katherine should have the lands aforesaid to her & her heirs of her body lawfully born as for the personal estate I have I desire & my will is that it may be divided equally to my wife & three children but in case my wife is with child then a fifth part to that child & I do constitute & make my wife my Executrix of this my last Will & Testament.  Signed, sealed & delivered this twentieth fourth day of January 1718.
Signed James (his L mark) Lawson and seal
Test William Gordon, John Tenham and Joseph Luck
At a Court held for York County February 16th 1718/19
This last Will & Testament of James Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by the Executrix therein named who made oath to it & being proved by the oaths of all the witnesses thereto is admitted to record.
Test Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk
Robert & Mary
16 Feb 1718 /19
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 392 – At a Court held 16 February 1718/19. Mary Lawson hath further time given here to perfect the inventory & appraisement of Robert Lawson’s estate until next Court.
James & Elizabeth
16 Mar 1718 /19
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, pages 400 & 401– At a Court held 16 March 1718/19. Know all men by these present that we Elizabeth Lawson, Charles Rosoan & Thomas Wooton Jr. of the County of York are held & firmly bound unto the Worshipful the Justices of the County aforesaid in the sum of fifty pounds Sterling payable to the said Justices their heirs & successors or some of them to the which payment well & truly to be made we bind our selves & every of us our & every of our heirs Executors & Administrators jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated this 16th day of February 1718/19.
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Elizabeth Lawson Executrix of the last Will & Testament of James Lawson, deceased, do make or cause to be made a true & perfect inventory of all & singular the goods, chattels & credits of the said James Lawson, deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of her the said Elizabeth Lawson or into the hands & possession of any other person or persons for her & the same to made do exhibited or cause to exhibited into the County Court of York at such time as she shall be thereunto required by the said Court & the same goods, chattels & credits & all other such goods, chattels & credits of the said James Lawson, deceased, at the time of his death which at anytime after shall come to the hands & possession of her the said Elizabeth Lawson or into the hand & possession of any other person or person for her do well & truly administer according to law further do make a true & just assessment of her actions & doings therein when thence required by the said Court & also pay & deliver all the legacies contained & specified in the said Testament as far as the said goods, chattels & credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the law shall charge her. Then this obligation to be void & of none effect otherwise to remain in full force & ____.
Signed Elizabeth (her E mark) Lawson, Charles Rosoan, Thomas Wooton and their seals
At a Court held for York County February 16th, 1718/19
This Bond was presented & acknowledged in Court by the parties thereto & admitted to record.
Test Phi: Lightfoot County Clerk

Page 416 & 417, same court
Pursuant to an order of York Court dated the 16th of February 1718, we the subscribers have met at the house of James Lawson, deceased, & have appraised all such estate belonging to the said James Lawson, deceased, as Elizabeth Lawson his Executrix hath brought before us.
List and value of all items.  Total value was 32 pounds and 10 pence.
Signed Elizabeth (her E mark) Lawson
Appraiser Edward Wright, John Tenham and John Wright
At a Court held for York County march the 16th 1718
This inventory & appraisement of the estate of James Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Elizabeth Lawson the Executrix & admitted to record.
Test Phil. Lightfoot County Clerk
Robert & Mary
16 Mar 1718 /19
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 15, Part 2, 1716-1720, page 395 – At a Court held 16 March 1718/19. The inventories & appraisements of the estates of William Moss, Robert Lawson & James Calmer, deceased, ere presented in Court by the Executors & Administrators & admitted to record.

Pages 417 & 418, same court
We the subscribers being first sworn before Mr. William Sheldon one of his Majesty’s Justices have in obedience to an order of York Court met at the late house of Robert Lawson, deceased, & appraised all the goods & chattels of the said deceased as was showed us by Mary Lawson Executrix of the said deceased Robert Lawson as followeth.
A list of each item and its value was shown.  Total value was 115 pounds, 5 shillings and 2 ½ pence.
Signed Mary (her E mark) Lawson
Appraisers Benjamin Moss, John Tenham and John Wright
At a Court held for York County March 16th 1718
This inventory & appraisement of the estate of Robert Lawson, deceased, was presented in Court by Mary Lawson the Executrix & admitted to record.
Test Phi. Lightfoot County Clerk
Robert & Mary
21 Jul 1722
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 16, Part 1, 1720-1729, page 146 – At a Court held 21 July 1722. [Page torn and part missing]…..Robert Lawson deceased in his hands ordered that ye sheriff…. Joseph Thomas & Mary his wife to give fresh Security or surrender ye said estate.
Robert
20 Aug 1722
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 16, Part 1, 1720-1729, page 153 – At a Court held 20 August 1722. On ye petition of William Holsman & Thomas Wooten praying that they may be released from being Security for Joseph Thomas’ administrator on ye estate of Robert Lawson ye defendant being summoned and failing to appear ordered that ye Sheriff take and keep him in Custody until he gives Security for his appearance at ye next Court.
James & Elizabeth
17 Nov 1727
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 16, Part 2, 1720-1729, page 494 – At a Court held 17 November 1727. On the petition of Thomas Wooton Junr. & Charles Rowan setting forth that they were Securities with Elizabeth Lawson for her just administration of James Lawson’s, her deceased husband estate and the said Elizabeth having intermarried with one Samuel Stiles they conceive themselves to be in danger of the said Stiles wasting the said Lawson’s estate and pray that the said Stiles may be summoned to give Security for the said Lawson’s orphans part of the said Lawson’s estate or surrender the same to ye petitioner.  Ordered that the Sheriff summons the said Stiles either to give Security or surrender the orphans’ parts of the said estate to the petitioners at the next Court.
Robert & Mary
15 Dec 1729
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 17, 1729 -1732, page 15 – At a Court held 15 Dec 1729. In the petition of Thomas Wooton who was security for the widow of Robert Lawson, deceased, for the due payment of the Estate of the said Lawson’s orphans which came to the hands of Joseph Thomas now lately deceased, by his inter marriage with the said widow and praying relief therein the widow of the said Joseph Thomas now appearing in Court & refusing to take upon her the administration of his Estate and no other person desiring to accept thereof.  It is ordered that the Sheriff of this County take into his possession all the goods & chattels which were of the said Joseph Thomas at the time of his deceased & sell the same at public auction for money payable at one years and after the sale taking good security of the purchasers and that he make report of his proceedings herein to the next Court.

York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 17, 1729 -1732, page 49 – At a Court held 16 March 1729/30.  Richard Ambler, William Stark and William Rogers or any two of them are appointed to state and settle the estate of Joseph Thomas, deceased, and receive the claims of these and all creditors on the thirteenth of May next and to make report of their proceedings therein to next Court.
Robert
17 Aug 1730
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 17, 1729 -1732, page 100 – At a Court held 17 August 1730. Hard to read these pages because pieces of it was missing in different places.  It was a settlement and assessment of Joseph Thomas’ estate, husband of Robert Lawson’s widow, Mary Lawson.
A settlement of the Estate of Joseph Thomas was presented in Court and admitted to record.

Next entry – Ordered that the Sheriff of this County assign to Thomas Wooton be securities for the orphans’ share of Robert Lawson’s estate out of the bonds due to the estate of Joseph Thomas the sum of  Listed the follow men but could not read the sums: - Thomas Nelson, Philip Lightfoot, William Stark, Robert Phillipson, Thomas Cary and Robert Barns

Page 103, same court
The Estate of Robert Lawson, deceased:
To Doctor Phillipson as paid               £   0.17.0
To his administrate of the estate       £ 30. 9.4 ¾
To balance to his children                   £  60 .18.9 ½
                                                                £ 90.  5. 2 ½
The Estate of Joseph Thomas, deceased
To due to the orphans of Robert Lawson, deceased  £60.18.9 ½
To unable to read                               £  5. 6. 5
To unable to read                               £  0. 4. 2
To unable to read                               £  1. 8. 4
                                                              £ 67. 18. 2 ½
unable to read                                    £ 38. 10. 9 ½
                                                            £ 106. 9. 0
unable to read order of York Court July the 24th 1730
Unable to read the rest
John, Catherine & Sarah
15 Sep / 17 Nov 1735
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 18, Part 1, 1732-1740, page 224 – At a Court held in 15 September 1735. – Upon the petition of Catherine Lawson and Sarah Lawson, praying to have the estate of their brother, John Lawson (which is in the hand of John Patrick) delivered to them, it is ordered that the same be delivered to them upon their entering into bond together with Jones Irwin, their security.

York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 18, Part 1, 1732-1740, page 238 – At a Court held in 17 November 1735. – Catherine and Sarah Lawson, together with Jones Irwin, their security, came into Court and acknowledge their bond for the care of John Lawson’s estate and it is ordered to be recorded.
Urial
19 Jan 1735 /36
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 18, Part 1, 1732-1740, page 253 – At a Court held in 19 January 1735/36. – The complaint of Urial Lawson against Richard Wilmott is continued.
Urial
16 Feb 1735 /36
York
York County, VA – Orders, Wills, & Inventories Book 18, Part 1, 1732-1740, page 264 – At a Court held in 16 February 1735/36. – The complaint of Uriah Lawson against Richard Willmott is dismist.
Benjamin
18 Mar 1736 /37
York
York County, VA – Deeds Book 4, 1729-1740, page 439 – 18 March 1736/37 – Deed of Lease. Richard Palmer of Hanover County for five shillings, farm let to Frances Moss of York Hampton Parish, York County a eighty acres track of land in York Hampton Parish which was by patent granted unto Edward Palmer the great grandfather of the said Richard Palmer adjoining the heirs of Benjamin Moss, said Francis Moss, said Richard Palmer & John Chapman… for the term of 1 year paying one ear of Indian corn on the last day of said year if demanded… . Wit: Richard Hurst, John Tenham, Benjamin Lawson.  Acknowledged 21 March 1736./37  Attest: Matt Hubard County Clerk.
Benjamin
19 Mar 1736 /37
York
York County, VA – Deeds Book 4, 1729-1740, page 439 – 19 March 1736 – Deed of Lease. Richard Palmer of Hanover County for £80, released to Francis Moss of York Hampton Parish, York County a 80 acres track of land [same as above]… . Wit: R. Hurst, John Tenham, Benjamin Lawson.  Acknowledged 21 March 1736/37.  Attest: Matt Hubard County Clerk
William
18 Jul 1737
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Inventories – Book 18, Part 2, 1732-1740, page 380. At a Court dated 18 July 1737.  – Sarah, a Negro girl belonging to William Lawson was brought into Court and adjudged to be nine years old.
William
18 Dec 1738
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Inventories – Book 18, Part 2, 1732-1740, page 462. At a Court dated 18 December 1738.  – The suit on the petition brought by John Butterworth against William Lawson being agreed is dismist.
Sarah & Sarah
16 Feb 1739 /40
York
York County, VA – Charles Parish, History and Registers, Births 1648-1789 and Deaths 1665-1787, compiled by Landon C. Bell.  Sarah Lawson, an illegitimate daughter of Sarah Lawson, born 16 February 1739/40 and baptized in March 1745.
John
1740
York
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records by Louis des Cognets Jr. - A rent roll of the lands held of her Majesties in York County - 1740. Listed John Lawson 100 acres.
Sarah
19 May/ 18 Aug/ 15 Sep/ 17 Nov 1740
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Inventories – Book 18, Part 2, 1732-1740, pages 597 & 598. At a Court dated 19 May 1740. – The grand jury being returned into court made the following presentments:  We present Sarah Lawson for having a bastard child.  Abigail Furnace for having a bastard child.  Elizabeth Morris for the same (Jones Irwin became security for the fine and the presentment is dismit).  John Martin for a common swearer.  Edward Tabb Sr. for absenting from his parish church.  Wm. Weblin, Daniel Taylor and Robert Brown for the same.  James Dixon foreman.

Page 634, Court dated 18 August 1740. – The King against Sarah Lawson is continued to until next Court.

Page 642, Court dated 15 September 1740. – The King against Sarah Lawson is continued to until next Court.

Page 650, Court dated 17 November 1740 – The King against Sarah Lawson for having a bastard child, she this day came and confessed the fact and paid twenty five shillings part of the fine imposed and by law in such cases and by the leave of the court she has twelve months time allowed to pay the remainder of the said fine.
Robert
21 May 1740
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Inventories – Book 18, Part 2, 1732-1740, page 610. At a Court dated 21 May 1740. – Thomas Wm. Irwin preferred a claim to this Court for taking up a runaway servant named William Phillips belonging to Robert Lawson of Williamsburg above ten miles from the residence of the said runaway as appears by the certificate and making oath that the service was really & bona fide done & performed by him and that he had received no satisfaction from the same. It is ordered to be transmitted to the next Assembly for allowance.
Mary
16 Jun, 21 Jul 1740
York
York County, VA – Deeds, Orders, Wills, Inventories – Book 18, Part 2, 1732-1740, page 612. At a Court dated 16 May 1740. – The King against Mary Lawson, new process.

Page 620, at a Court dated 21 July 1740. – The King against Mary Lawson is continued until the next Court.
James & John
12 Sep 1740
York
York County, VA – Deeds Book 4, 1729-1740, page 613 – 12 September 1740 – Deed of Lease. Francis Hayward of Charles Parish, York County for twenty five pounds released unto David Petty John of York Hampton Parish, York County a twenty five acres track of land in York Hampton Parish… whereas James Lawson late of York Hampton Parish, planter deceased was in his life time seized in a twenty five acres track of land in York Hampton Parish and being so seized made his will dated 14 January 1718 whereby he devised to his son John Lawson the said twenty five acres of land and soon after departed this life after whose death his said son John Lawson entered and was seized… . Wit: Peter Goodwin, James Goodwin.  Acknowledge 15 September 1740. Attest: Matt Hubard County Clerk
Mary, Benjamin & William
5 Oct 1759
York
York County, VA – Wills and Inventories – Book 20, 1745-1759, page 528 –Mary Thomas in York County, 5 October 1759.  To son Hilsman Thomas my Negro girl named Milly during his life and after his death I give the Negro to his son Jesse Thomas.  To son Obediah Thomas one bed.  To son William Lawson 1 pound.  To my son-in-law John Harvey 1 shilling.  To my son Benjamin Lawson’s children, 1 shilling a piece.  To my grandson William Harvey 3 pounds.  To my grandson John Harvey 3 pounds.  To my grandson Thomas Harvey 3 pounds. To my grandson Bernard Harvey 3 pounds.  To my grandson John Garrow 10 shilling.  To grandson Wm. Garrow 10 shillings.  To Mary Thomas and Jesse Thomas 1 years schooling out of my estate after these legacies are paid.  All the remaining part of my estate shall be should and divided in three parts, the first part I give to my son Ephraim Thomas, the second part to my son Hilsman Thomas and to my son Obediah Thomas the remaining third part.  I appoint my son Hilsman Thomas executor.  Wit: John Burcher, Eliza Moss.  Proved 19 November 1759. 
Mary, Benjamin & William
20 Jul 1762
York
York County, VA – Wills and Inventories – Book 21, 1760-1771, page 66 – 20 July 1762. By order on 15 June 1761 the subscribers have settled the estate of Mary Thomas, deceased.  Sale: £130.8.3 ½. Debts and legacies to be taken out of the whole: £36.17.11 ½. £31.3.5 ½ left to each of her three sons, viz. Ephraim Thomas, Obadiah Thomas, Hilsman Thomas.  This being the one-sixth part of Obadiah’s part of his mother’s estate, which by Mr. Waller’s advice will ascend to the representatives of John Garrows, Benjamin Lawson, William Lawson, John Harvey, Ephrm. Thomas, Hilsman Thomas.  Signed by Isaac Hobday, William Aderston Rogers, Christopher Corlew.  Returned 20 July 1762.
Thomas
16 May 1770
York
York County, VA – Deeds Book 7, 1763-1769, page 52 – 16 May 1770 – Deed. Whereas in the discharge of my trust as overseer for Landon Carter Esquire on his plantation at Rippon Hall I have received several sums from sundry persons for corn, stock, &c sold from the said plantation & have also applied sundry effects or profits of the said plantation to my own use & benefit & being desirous to do justice to & secure the payment of the sum of fifty pounds which upon a settlement with William Ball my successor in the stewardship appears truly & honestly due to the said Landon Carter Esquire, know all men by these presents that I Thomas Lawson of York County for & in consideration of the premises & of the sum of 5 shillings to me in hand paid have sold unto the said Landon Carter Negro slaves by named Casar & Mary… . Wit: Richard Starke, William Attwood, Thomas Everard, Fred Bryan.  Proved 18 June 1770 & 16 July 1770 & recorded. Attest: Thomas Everard County Clerk
Thomas
17 Sep 1782
York
York County, VA – Wills and Inventories – Book 22, 1771-1783, page 544 – 17 September 1782. Appraisement of the estate of Benjamin Vallintine, deceased.  Total £70.7.3. Appraised by William Eaton, Robert Sanford, Thomas Lawson.  Returned 17 September 1782
Thomas
1783
York
York County, Virginia 1783 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithes, 2 horses
Thomas
1784
York
York County, Virginia 1784 Land Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithes, 2 horses (Note also indicated he had no land to tax.)
Thomas
1785
York
York County, Virginia 1785 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; He was listed but had blanks in all the columns after his name.
Thomas
1785
York
York County, Virginia 1785 Land Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas is listed as overseer with Richard Booker.
Thomas
Apr 1794
York
York County, Virginia 1794 Personal Property Tax List, James B. Dickerson’s District.
Apr 4 - Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 horse
Thomas
Jun 1795
York
York County, Virginia 1795 Personal Property Tax List, James B. Dickerson’s District.
Jun 15 - Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 horse
Thomas & Daniel

13 Jul 1795

James City & York
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 31, No. 4, page 349, Wills of Burns Counties - Will of James Sheilds Sr. of James City County, VA, dated 7 September 1794 and probated 13 July 1795. Sell my Island joining Pine Point ____ land in York County proved of Tarpley's executors now depending in the Court of Hustings. Executors to make a proper title to Thomas Lawson and John Ratcliffe for the land I sold them. To wife Rebecca Sheilds six slaves for her lifetime and my land known as Pine Point and that was bought from Cole Diggs. Divide rest of estate between Mary Coleman, Susan Allen, John Page Sheilds, Page Sheilds, Ann Taylor, Christian Brown Sheilds, Ester Sheilds, David Minge Sheilds, Henry Sheilds, Juda Bray, English Sheilds, Matthew Wyatt Sheilds and Thomas Lawson Sheilds. My son, James Sheilds, 5 shillings as he has already received a full portion of my estate. Executors: Sons, John Page Sheilds and James Sheilds and Benjamin Waller and John Pierce. Signed James Sheilds. Wits: John Graves, Edward Power Jr. and Daniel Lawson.
Thomas
1796
York
York County, Virginia 1796 Personal Property Tax List, James B. Dickerson’s District.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older
Thomas
1797
York
York County, Virginia 1797 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 2 black tithes 16 years and older
Thomas
1798
York
York County, Virginia 1798 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 2 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 horse
Thomas
1799
York
York County, Virginia 1799 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 2 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 horse
Thomas
1800
York
York County, Virginia 1800 Personal Property Tax List.
Lawson, Thomas; 1 white male tithe, 2 black tithes 16 years and older, 2 horses
Thomas
1801
York
York County, VA, 1801 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 3 horses
Thomas
1802
York
York County, VA, 1802 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 4 black tithes 16 years and older, 4 horses
Thomas
1803
York
York County, VA, 1803 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 black 13-16 years, 4 horses
Thomas
1804
York
York County, VA, 1804 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 3 horses
Thomas
1805
York
York County, VA, 1805 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 2 white male tithes, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 3 horses
Thomas
1806
York
York County, VA, 1806 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 3 horses
Thomas
1807
York
York County, VA, 1807 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 4 black tithes 16 years and older, 3 horses
Thomas
1809
York
York County, VA, 1809 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 1 white male tithe, 2 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 black tithe 12-16 years, 1 horse
Thomas
1810
York
York County, VA, 1810 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 2 white male tithes, 2 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 black tithe 12-16 years, 2 horses
Dan
1810
York
1810 York County, Virginia Census: -
Dan Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 16-26 years, 1 male 45 years and up, 1 female 16-26 years and 7 slaves.
Thomas
1811
York
York County, VA, 1811 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 2 white male tithes, 1 black tithe 16 years and older, 2 black tithe 12-16 years, 3 horses, 2 wheels chairs
Thomas
1812
York
York County, VA, 1812 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 2 white male tithes, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 2 horses
Thomas
1813
York
York County, VA, 1813 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 2 white male tithes, 2 black tithes 16 years and older, 1 black tithe 12-16 years, 2 horses
Thomas
1814
York
York County, VA, 1814 Personal Property Tax List –
Thomas Lawson, 2 white male tithes, 3 black tithes 16 years and older, 2 horses
Thomas Estate, James & Daniel
Apr 1815
York
York County, VA, 1815 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 15 - Thomas Lawson Estate, 4 black tithes 12 years and older, 9 head of cattle
Apr 15 - James Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Apr 21 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 3 head of cattle
Daniel
Mar 1816
York
York County, VA, 1816 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 22 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 4 black tithes 12 years and older
Daniel
Apr 1817
York
York County, VA, 1817 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 14 - Daniel Lawson, No white male tithe above 16 years, 3 black tithes 12 years and older
Daniel
20 Jun 1817
York
York County, VA Deeds – Deed Book 8, 1809-1820, Page 410 & 411.  Deed dated 17 November 1817. This Indenture made this 20th day of June in the year of our Lord 1817 between Daniel Lawson of the first part, William P. Graves of the second part and John A. Smith of the third part. Whereas the said Daniel Lawson is justly in debt to the said John A. Smith in the sum of four hundred and sixty five dollars to be paid to the said John A. Smith on demand as by a bond bearing date of the 29th of May 1817 more fully appears which debt with the legal interest the said Daniel Lawson is willing and desirous of secure – Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises & also for the further sum of one dollar of lawful money of Virginia to the said Daniel Lawson in hand paid by the said William P. Graves at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt is hereafter freely acknowledges, he the said Daniel Lawson hath given granted bargained sold aliened endorsed & released and confirmed & by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien endorse and confirm to the said William P. Graves his heirs and assigns forever all his interest in an undivided tract of land deemed from his father and being in York County, said to contain one hundred and fifty acres and bounded as follows on the north by the lands of W. F. Bubletant, on the east by John Radcliff, west by the lands of Charles H. Graves & Benjamin C. Waller & on the south by the lands of Mrs. Backey & Shields – also the following personal property to wit, one negro boy called and known by the name of Ben, four steers and one horse with all and singular appurtenances to said undivided tract of land belonging in any way appertaining & all the estate, right, & all interest of the said Daniel Lawson on and to the said granted or intended to be granted tract or parcel of land & premises…. Upon trust never the less that the said William P. Graves his heirs & administrators shall permit the said Daniel Lawson to remain in quiet possession of the said tract or parcel of land hereby conveyed & premises with its appurtenances together with the aforesaid personal property & take the profits thereof to his own use until default…. William P. Graves his heirs & assigns shall & will so soon after the happening of such default of payment & a notice of twenty days to be posted at the door of the Courthouse in the City of Williamsburg sell the said undivided interest hereby granted in said tract or parcel of land together with all the personal property hereby conveyed for cash or such part of the hereby granted premises as the trustee shall think sufficient for the purpose & act of the monies arriving from such sale, shall after satisfying the charges thereof & all others expenses attending the premises pay to the said John A. Smith his executors, administrators or assigns the said sum of $465 with the interest which may have lawfully accrued & the balance of any shall pay to the said Daniel Lawson…. Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have her unto set their hands & affixed their seals the day & years first above written.
Signed Daniel Lawson and William P. Graves with their seals.
Witnesses John N. Stratton and Alexander W. Jones
Acknowledges by Samuel Shield County Clerk 17the November 1817.
Presented in Court of York County 15th day of December 1817 by Daniel Lawson
Daniel & James S.
Mar 1818
York
York County, VA, 1818 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 9 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 horse
Mar 19 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 3 slaves above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older
Daniel & James
Apr 1819
York
York County, VA, 1819 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 7 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave above 16 years, 1 horse
Apr 12 - James Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 3 slaves above 16 years, 1 horse
Daniel & James
Mar - May 1820
York
York County, VA, 1820 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 25 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 1 slave above 16 years, 1 horse
May 7 - James Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves above 16 years, 1 horse
Daniel & James
1820
York
1820 York County, Virginia Census: -
Daniel Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 26-45 years and 3 slaves.

James Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 26-45 years and 4 slaves.
Daniel, James & Mildred
Mar - Apr 1821
York
York County, VA, 1821 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 1 - Daniel Lawson, 2 white males tithe above 16 years
Mar 1 - James Lawson, all columns are blank
Apr 30 – Mildred Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years
Daniel & Mildred
Mar - Apr 1822
York
York County, VA, 1822 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 12 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Apr 29 – Mildred Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years
James S.
10 Sep 1823
York
James S. Lawson and Clarissa M. Walker were married 10 September 1823 in York County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol 1.
James S.
Apr 1824
York
York County, VA, 1824 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 19 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years, 6 slaves about 12 years, 2 horses
James S.
Apr 1825
York
York County, VA, 1825 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 3 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years, 11 slaves about 12 years, 2 horses
James S.
Mar 1826
York
York County, VA, 1826 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 20 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years, 9 slaves about 12 years, 2 horses
James S.
8 Jan 1827
York
James S. Lawson and Sally P. Hankins were married 8 January 1827 in York County, Virginia.  GRS CD#229, Marriage Records of Southern States Vol 1.
James S.
Feb 1827
York
York County, VA, 1827 Personal Property Tax List –
Feb 12 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years, 1 slave about 12 years
James S.
1828
York
York County, VA, 1828 Personal Property Tax List –
James S. Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years, 1 slave about 12 years
Daniel
Feb 1829
York
York County, VA, 1827 Personal Property Tax List –
Feb 1 – Daniel Lawson, 1 white male above 16 years, 4 slaves about 12 years, 2 horses
James S. & Daniel
Mar 1830
York
York County, VA, 1830 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 13 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 1 horse
Mar 29 – Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Daniel & James S.
1830
York
1830 York County, Virginia Census: -
Daniel Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 1 female 50-60 years and 11 slaves.

James S. Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 30-40 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 20-30 years and 8 slaves.
Daniel & James S.
Mar – Apr 1831
York
York County, VA, 1831 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 8 – Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Apr 31 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Daniel & James S.
1831
York
York County, Virginia 1831 Land Tax List.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land.  In the comments section there is a note that is very hard to read, here is what I can read: - This land was charged on land taxes to James Shields ____ ____ from 1811 to 1819 inclusive ____ ____ years inclusive it has been _____ _____ estate at 100 acres.  It was ___ ____ 150 acres as shown by _____ ____ Shields to Daniel and James Lawson ……  In 1830 the taxes were paid by Robert and James Shields.
Daniel, James S. & Elisha
1832
York
York County, VA, 1832 Personal Property Tax List – Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 2 slaves 16 years and older, 1 horse
Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Daniel & James S.
1832
York
York County, Virginia 1832 Land Tax List.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Nelson W. Hall, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Daniel, James S. & Elisha
Feb – May 1833
York
York County, VA, 1833 Personal Property Tax List –
Feb 1 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 3 horses
Feb 1 - James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
May 4 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Daniel & James S.
1833
York
York County, Virginia 1833 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Nelson W. Hall, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
James S., Daniel & Elisha
Feb – Mar 1834
York
York County, VA, 1834 Personal Property Tax List –
Feb 1 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 5 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Feb 26 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Mar 26 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Daniel & James S.
1834
York
York County, Virginia 1834 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Nelson W. Hall, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Elisha, Daniel & James S.
Apr 1835
York
York County, VA, 1835 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 15 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Apr 20 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 3 horses
Apr 20 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Daniel & James S.
1835
York
York County, Virginia 1835 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Nelson W. Hall, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Daniel, James S. & Elisha
Feb – Apr 1836
York
York County, VA, 1836 Personal Property Tax List –
Feb 1 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 3 horses
Feb 1 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 4 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Apr 10 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Daniel & James S.
1836
York
York County, Virginia 1836 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Nelson W. Hall, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Elisha, James S. & Daniel
Apr 1837
York
York County, VA, 1837 Personal Property Tax List –
Apr 17 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years
Apr 28 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 3 slaves 12-16 years, 5 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Apr 28 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 1 horses
Daniel & James S.
1837
York
York County, Virginia 1837 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Nelson W. Hall, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Elisha, James S. & Daniel
Mar - Apr 1838
York
York County, VA, 1838 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 27 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 16 years and older
Apr 28 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 5 slaves 16 years and older, 3 horses
Apr 28 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 1 horses
Daniel & James S.
1838
York
York County, Virginia 1838 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Thomas L. Savages, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
James S., Daniel & Elisha
Mar – Jun 1839
York
York County, VA, 1839 Personal Property Tax List –
Mar 8 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 6 slaves 16 years and older, 4 horses
Apr 28 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 1 horses
Jun 18 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 16 years and older
Daniel & James S.
1839
York
York County, Virginia 1839 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Thomas L. Savages and Walles
Daniel, Elisha & James S.
May 1840
York
York County, VA, 1840 Personal Property Tax List –
May 30 - Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 12-16 years, 3 slaves 16 years and older, 1 horses
May 30 - Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 horse
May 30 – James S. Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 4 slaves 12-16 years, 12 slaves 16 years and older, 3 horses
Daniel & James S.
1840
York
York County, Virginia 1840 Land Tax List, James S. Lawson’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Thomas L. Savages, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Daniel, James S. & Elisha
1840
York
1840 York County, Virginia Census: -
Daniel Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male 10-15 years, 1 male 15-20 years, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female under 5 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 30-40 years, 1 female 60-70 years and 10 slaves.

James S. Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 1 male under 5 years, 1 male 10-15 years, 2 males 40-50 years, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 28 slaves.

Elisha Lawson is enumerated and in his household are 2 males under 5 years, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50 years, 1 female under 5 years, 2 females 5-10 years, 1 female 30-40 years and 1 slave.
Sarah, Daniel & Elisha
1841
York
York County, VA, 1840 Personal Property Tax List –
Sarah Lawson, No white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 5 slaves 16 years and older, 2 horses
Daniel Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 2 slaves 12-16 years, 1 slave 16 years and older, 1 horse
Elisha Lawson, 1 white male tithe above 16 years, 1 slave 16 years and older, 1 horse
Daniel & James S.
1841
York
York County, Virginia 1841 Land Tax List, George Cooper’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Thomas L. Savages, Graves Estate, Bates Powell and Barziza.
Daniel & James S.
1842
York
York County, Virginia 1842 Land Tax List, George Cooper’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Thomas L. Savages, Graves’ Estate, Bates Powell’s Estate and Barziza.
Daniel & James S.
1843
York
York County, Virginia 1843 Land Tax List, George Cooper’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Thomas L. Savages, Graves’ Estate, Bates Powell’s Estate and Barziza.
Daniel & James S.
1844
York
York County, Virginia 1844 Land Tax List, Samuel L. Howard’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Daniel & James S.
1845
York
York County, Virginia 1845 Land Tax List, Samuel L. Howard’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Daniel & James S.
1846
York
York County, Virginia 1846 Land Tax List, Samuel L. Howard’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Daniel & James S.
1847
York
York County, Virginia 1847 Land Tax List, Samuel L. Howard’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Daniel, James & Elisha
1848
York
York County, Virginia 1848 Land Tax List, William Tabb’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S., are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Lawson, Elisha, is listed as residence on the land, paid taxes on 143 acres of land. Bounded by Floyd’s Bay and Robinson’s Estate. By deed from Curtis Messick to whom it was formerly listed.
Daniel & James' Estate & Elisha
1849
York
York County, Virginia 1849 Land Tax List, William Tabb’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S. Estate, are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Lawson, Elisha, is listed as residence on the land, paid taxes on 143 acres of land. Bounded by Floyd’s Bay and Robinson’s Estate.
Lawson, Elisha, is listed and it states the number of acres not named in Deed, called & known as Reader Neck. By deed from Anthony Robinson to Stockey Robinson & formerly listed.
Daniel & James' Estate & Elisha
1850
York
York County, Virginia 1850 Land Tax List, William Tabb’s District.
Lawson, Daniel & James S. Estate, are listed as residence on the land, and together they paid taxes on 150 acres of land. Bounded by the land of Savages, Powell and Pearby.
Lawson, Elisha, is listed as residence on the land, paid taxes on 143 acres of land. Bounded by Floyd’s Bay and Robinson’s Estate.
Lawson, Elisha, is listed and it states the number of acres not named in Deed, called & known as Reader Neck.