Bartholomew Lawson’s Family

Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
William & Bartholomew
ca 1720
Virginia
Speculation: – It is believed that Bartholomew (Bart, Bartlett or Bartley) Lawson was born about 1720 in Virginia. It has been proven that Bartholomew was a son of William Lawson of Falling River. See William Lawson’s TimeLine.
1 Apr 1746
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County was organized from Brunswick County, Virginia.
25 Jul 1746
Lunenburg
John Simkins obtained a patent for 200 acres of land on Falling River in Brunswick (Lunenburg) County, Virginia.
See Susannah Simkins’ family
Bartholumy & Jonas
1748
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1748 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District were Bartholumy Lawson 1 tithe; Jonas Lawson 1 tithe and John Simkins 3 tithes.
See 1748 Lunenburg tithes
Bartley, Jonas, John, William & John Jr.
1749
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1749 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District were Bartley Lawson 1 tithe; Jonas Lawson 1 tithe; John Lawson and sons William Lawson and John Lawson Jr. 3 tithes and John Simkins 3 tithes.
See 1749 Lunenburg tithes
John, William & John Jr.
1750
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District were John Lawson and two sons, William Lawson and John Lawson Jr. 3 tithes; John Simpkins 3 tithes.
See 1750 Lunenburg tithes
William & Bartholomew
1750
Lunenburg
Following on the next page and Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District were William Lawson 1 tithe and Bartholomew Lawson, 1 tithe.
See 1750 Lunenburg tithes
Jonas
1750
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District is Jonas Lawson 1 tithe.
See 1750 Lunenburg tithes
Barlly & Jonas
1752
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1752 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District were Barlly Lawso[n] 1 tithe; Jonas Lawson 1 tithe and John Simkins 3 tithes.
See 1752 Lunenburg tithes
John Sr., John & Jonas
1752
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1752 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District were John Lawson Sr. 1 tithe; John Lawson, 1 tithe and Jonas Lawson tithe.
See 1752 Lunenburg tithes
13 Dec 1753
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia was organized from Albemarle and Lunenburg Counties, Virginia.
Bartholomew & Susannah
Bef 22 Jan 1754
Lunenburg
Bartholomew Lawson and Susannah Simkins were married before 22 January 1754 when Susannah’s father’s will named her as Susannah Lawson. Susannah inherited 100 acres, which she would received upon her mother’s death. Abstract of John Simkins’ Will, See Susannah Simkins’ family
William, John, Jonas & Barclay
4 Feb 1754
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pages 320-321, 4 February 1754 – John Lawson, Jonas Lawson and Barclay Lawson of Lunenburg County to Thomas Watkins of same county for 30 pounds, 143 acres in Lunenburg County on north side of Falling River where John Lawson’s father, William Lawson did live.  Signed John (X) Lawson, Jonas (X) Lawson and Barclay (X) Lawson.  Wit: Michael Pruit, Thompson Harris and George Pendleton.  Recorded 2 April 1754.
John, Jonas & Barcley
2 Apr 1754
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 615, April Court 1754.  An Indenture of Bargain of Sale between John Lawson, Jonas Lawson and Barcley Lawson of the one part and Thomas Watkins of the other part is acknowledge by the said John Lawson, which is order to be recorded and the same is proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the Act Deed of the said Jonas and Barcley which is ordered to be certified.
Bartlett
Mar 1758
Halifax
Halifax County, VA, Court Orders 1758-1759 (Plea Book 2, part 2), page 274, March Court 1758 – Bartlett Lawson, Plaintiff vs. Joseph Mays, Defendant, in case.  This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon also came a jury (it then name the jury).  The jury says that the Plaintiff has sustained damages because of Defendant’s breach of the promise and assumption in the declaration specified, to one penny besides his costs.  Ordered that Plaintiff recover against Defendant and Hugh Henry and Joseph Ray, who were returned security for his appearance, his damage afd. and his costs.
Barcle & Jonas
26 Mar 1759
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1754-1762, pages 209-210.  William Rogers’ will, dated 25 December 1758.  I desire that the few debts that I am in may be honestly discharged of the moveable estate.  To my dear wife the plantation I now live on during her lifetime, also all the moveable estate to be at her disposal till she marries or die.  If she marries I leave to her the third part of the moveable estate and the rest to be divided amongst the children equally also at her death I leave the tract of land I now live on which contains 235 acres to be divided equally between my three sons George, William and Clement, also leave and bequeath Barclet Lawson one hundred acres at the one end of the tract where he now lives which hundred acres is exclusive of the 235 formerly mentioned, also I bequeath to my son David a tract of land lying on Stanton River containing eighty eight acres whereon Jonas Lawson now lives. Executrix: Loving wife, Witnesses: Robert R. Shipley, Edward Shipley and Elizabeth Shipley.  At a court held for Bedford County 26 March 1759 – The within written last will and testament of William Rogers deceased was exhibited in Court by Secia (or Lecia) Rogers Executrix and the same was proved by the oath of Robert Shipley and Edward Shipley two of the witnesses.  Subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of these and Executrix who made oath according to Laws, she having first with Charles Talbot and Barlet Lawson her security’s entered into and acknowledged their Bond for the due and faithful Execution of the said Will.  Teste Benjamin Howard CBC.
Bartlet & Jonas
24 Jul 1759
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, 1754-1762, pages 229-230.  Dated 21 July 1759.  Inventory and Appraisal of the Estate of William Rogers, listed household furnishings, livestock and farm equipment for a total amount of 49 pounds and 11 shillings.  Appraisers appointed by the court were Charles Talbot, James Talbot, Barlet Lawson and Jonas Lawson.  Recorded 24 July 1759, Teste Benjamin Howard CBC.
John, John Jr., David, Jonas, Bartlett & William
1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia, Insolvents List 1762 – William Lawson (run away), John Lawson, John Lawson, Jr., David Lawson, Jonas Lawson all owed 5 lbs. tobacco, Bartlett Lawson owed 10 lbs. tobacco.  Found in “Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly”, Vol. XXIII, number 3, (1 August 1985) page 72.
Bartlet and William
28 Jul 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 60, 28 July 1762, Idem vs. Bar Lawson, Idem vs. Wm. Lawson, Idem vs. Lawson, Hartee vs. Lawson.  No details were given on the case except it shows a judgment was given in the case of Idem vs. Lawson.
Bartlet, Jonas, William and John
28 Jul 1762
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia Order Book, 1761-1762 – Order Book 2, page 68, 25 August 1762, Idem vs. Bartlet Lawson, Idem vs. Jonas Lawson, Idem vs. Wm. Lawson, Idem vs. Lawson.  Judgment was given in Bartlet and Jonas’ cases but nothing shown in William and John’s cases.
William, John B.E., Jonas & David
1763
Bedford
Bedford County, Virginia – 1763 Tithes –
Wm. Lawson, 1 tithe
John Lawson B.E., 1 tithe
Jonas Lawson, 1 tithe
David Lawson, 1 tithe
Found in “Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly”, Vol. XXIII, number 3, (1 August 1985) page 73.
Bartholomew & Susannah
9 Sep 1763
Bedford
Susanna inherited 100 acres from her father, John Simkin’s estate, which she was to receive upon her mother’s death.Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, pages 268-270, dated 9 September 1763, Bartholomew Lawson of the County of Bedford sold to Michael Pruit of the said County of Bedford for the sum of forty five pounds one hundred acres, that tract situated, lying and being in the County of Bedford on the south side of Falling River bequeathed to the said Lawson by John Simkins, deceased.  Signed Bartholomew + (his mark) Lawson.  Witnesses were Thomas Watkins and James Prewit.  Recorded 27 September 1763, Teste Ben Howard CBC.This may be about the time Bartholomew moved his family to North Carolina?
Bartholomew
1765
Cumberland County, NC
Bartholomew Lawson dies in Cumberland County, North Carolina
Bartholomew & Susannah
20 Feb 1765
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Abstracts of Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland County, North Carolina – October 1755-January 1779, Vol. I – 20 February 1765, Ordered on motion of P. Ballard, attorney for Susannah Lawson, widow of Bartholomew Lawson, late of this county, that she have letters of administration on his estate, securities: Thomas Collins and John Overton, bond: 500 pounds, proc., she then qualifying.James Muse was ordered to return to said Susannah Lawson 2 negroes that he had taken from her unlawfully.
Bartholomew & Susannah
21 May 1765
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Abstracts of Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland County, North Carolina – October 1755-January 1779, Vol. I – 21 May 1765, Bartholomew Lawson’s administratrix returned inventory and to have liberty to sell the perishable estate of the deceased sufficient to pay debts of deceased.
Bartholomew & Susannah
23 Aug 1765
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Abstracts of Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland County, North Carolina – October 1755-January 1779, Vol. I – 23 August 1765, Ordered last court that sheriff sell as much of the estate of Bartholomew Lawson as would be sufficient to satisfy all debts due by the deceased, the sheriff by mistake sold the whole estate amounting to 254 pound, 11 shillings and 4 pence, proc., the widow and administratrix being dissatisfied with the sale and the several persons who became purchasers at the sale being willing to restore said goods, the widow ordered to receive the goods and return all bonds to purchasers and to appear at next court.
Susannah & William
After 1765
Henry County, Virginia
Susannah Lawson moved to Henry County, Virginia. She is found there with her son, William Lawson in 1783.
15 Dec. 1766
Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Pittsylvania County, Virginia is organized from Halifax County, Virginia.
23 Oct 1776
Henry County, Virginia
Henry County, Virginia is organized from Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
James, William, Moreman, John & David
1778
Henry County, Virginia
The 1778 Henry County, Virginia Tax List shows the following Lawsons: – James Lawson, William Lawson, Moreman Lawson, John Lawson and David Lawson.
David, William, Moreman, William & Jonas
1779
Henry County, Virginia
The 1779 Henry County, Virginia Tax List shows the following Lawsons: – David Lawson, William Lawson, Moreman Lawson, William Lawson and Jonas Lawson.
David, William, William (Big Billey), John & Jonas
1780
Henry County, Virginia
The 1780 Henry County, Virginia Tax List shows the following Lawsons: – David Lawson, William Lawson, William (Big Billey) Lawson, John Lawson and Jonas Lawson.
15 Dec 1781
Campbell County, Virginia
Campbell County, Virginia was organized from Bedford County, Virginia.
Susannah, William & Bartlett
25 Aug 1782
Henry & Campbell County, Virginia
Campbell County Deed Book 1, page 117 – August 25, 1782, from Susannah Lawson of Henry County, and William Lawson (her son) of Henry County, to John Brooks of Campbell County for 65 pounds, 100 acres in Campbell County on both sides of Little Falling River, it being the land that William Rodgers, deceased, willed to Bartlett Lawson, deceased, and bounded by the patent line.  Signed Susannah (her X mark) Lawson, William (his X mark) Lawson.  Witnesses – Daniel Mitchell, William Cooper, Joseph Callaway.  Recorded 5 December 1782.
Thomas, Robert, David, David, Thomas & Jacob
Apr 1790
Henry County, Virginia
From the 1790 Tax List for Henry County, Virginia – Thomas Lawson (Mill Pond), 1 free white male over 16 years. Robert Lawson, 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse or colt. David Lawson, 1 free white male over 16 years, 7 horses or colts. David Lawson (Dan River), 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse or colt. Thomas Lawson (Dan River), 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 horse or colt. Jacob Lawson, 1 free white male over 16 years, 1 negro over 16, 1 horse or colt.
Susanna & Bartott
Jun 1790
Henry County, Virginia
From the 1790 Tax List for Henry County, Virginia – Susanna Lawson, 1 horse or colt and Bartott Lawson, 1 free white male over 16 years (Speculation: – is this a misspelling of Bartholomew and another son of Bartholomew and Susannah Lawson?).
26 Nov 1790
Patrick County, Virginia
Patrick County, Virginia is organized from Henry County, Virginia.
Lisha (Elisha), Susanna & Bartlet
29 Aug 1795
Surry County, NC, Patrick & Campbell County, VA
Lisha (Elisha) Lawson of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina sold “all my right of my grandfather’s John Simkins estate in the hands of my mother Susanna Lawson… also all my part, right, title, interest of my Father’s estate whose name was Bartlet Lawson. Patrick County, Virginia, Deed Book 1, page 570; GS7908-5, Co 604.
Susannah & Bartholomew
1833
Virginia
Speculation: – Susannah (Simkins) Lawson, wife of Bartholomew Lawson, is believe by some researchers to have died in 1833 in Virginia?