Henrico County, Virginia

William
11 May 1639
Henrico
Virginia Patent Book 1, Part II, page 646, 11 May 1639 – Thomas Mathews Churingeon (Surgeon?), Thomas Mathews Churingeon (Surgeon?), 1100 acres in Henrico County beginning at the Falling Creek and bearing west on the falls; north on the river; south on the woods and east upon the creek.  Land due for transportation of 22 persons: Thomas Mathews, William Lawson, Edward Salter, George Grace, George Bull (first written Ball), George Broadie/Brosder (first written Browne), George Greene, Henry Castell, Roger Mathews, Robert Trustall, William Till, William Bowler, Mathew Morgan, Thomas Waplett, Robert Gammock and 5 Negroes…. 11 May 1639.
Thomas
1 Dec 1692
Henrico
From the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 33, No. 4, pages 292-293 – At a Court held at Varina for Henrico County, VA, 1 December 1692, page 424 – Capt. William Randolph Coroner according to ye order of the last Court received an account of ye disposal of ye estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased at outcry and ye several bills, which are ordered to remain in ye office till ye nine months by law appointed are expired and Col. Byrd in Court presents an account against ye said estate of one pound, seven shillings and one penny.Mr. Giles Webb being by Capt. William Randolph Coroner returned on his account debtor to ye estate of Thomas Lawson, deceased five shillings per his own confession.  The said Webb on Oath in Court declares that he now intends to confess to be (not) now so much indebted but that he was formerly and that he hath by his ye said Lawson’s order paid ye same to
Nicholas & John
1704
New Kent
Early Virginia Families Along the James River Vol. I & II, Henrico & Goochland Counties.  New Kent County Rent Rolls – Rent Roll of the Lands held of Her Majestic in the Parish of St. Peters and St. Paul’s, anno. 1704: –
Nicholas Lawson 200 acres
John Lawson 50 acres
William
2 May 1713
Henrico
Virginia Patent Book 10, page 82, 2 May 1713 – William Sheapard and Richard Baker, 400 acres (New Land) in Henrico County on the south side of main branch of Chicahomony Swamp beginning at a corner poplar standing on the said swamp then south 140 pole to two corner white oaks; west 20 degrees, north 400 pole to several corner pines; north 128 pole to several white oaks standing on the said swamp; up the swamp according to the meanders 662 pole to the place began at.  For importation of eight persons: Wm. Lawson, John Robinson, Thomas Harton, Wm. Lattimore, Robert Avery, John Whatley, John May and John Rogers.
George
9 Jul 1724
Henrico
Virginia Patent Book 12, page 22, 9 July 1724 – James Christian, 400 acres (New Land), Henrico County, north side of James River, beginning at corner of Edward Bays and Mr. Tarlton Woodson, to west side of Little Creek.  5 shillings and import of 7 persons: George Lawson is one of these persons.
Jonas
16 Jun 1727
Henrico
Virginia Land Office Patent, No. 13, 1725-1730 (Vol. 1 & 2, p 1-540), page 83, (Reel 12) dated 16 June 1727, Jonas Lawson, 400 acres on the north side James River; on the Byrd Creek in Goochland County, Virginia.
George &c, To all &c, know ye that for desires good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty Shillings of good and lawful money for our use, paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, We have given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give, grant and confirm unto Jonas Lawson of Henrico County one certain Tract of Parcel of Land containing four hundred acres lying and being on the north side of James River on the Byrd Creek in the County of Henrico aforesaid and bounded as followeth to wit:- Beginning at Andrew Mooreman’s corner on the Byrd, thence up the Byrd according to its meanders east twenty two degrees north, one hundred and ten chains to an ash and oak corner, thence east twenty three degrees south, one hundred and fifty two chains to a corner white oak, thence west twenty two degrees south, seventy chains to an oak corner, thence south thirty eight degrees west, eighty eight chains to a corner black oak, thence west twenty three degrees north, sixty one chains to a corner hickory on Mooreman’s line, thence on his line north thirty eight degrees east, sixty chains and west twenty three degrees north, one hundred and twelve chains to the beginning, with all &c, to have, hold &c, to behold &c, yielding and paying &c, provided &c, In Witness &c, Witness our Trusty and Well Beloved Robert Carter Esq. president of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the sixteenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven in the thirteenth year of our Reign.
Signed
Robert Carter
(Note: This land is now located Goochland County.)
Jonas
16 Jun 1727
Henrico
Virginia Patent Book 13, page 83, 16 June 1727, Thomas Tindal, purchased 400 acres, new land, Henrico County, for 40 shillings, on north side of James River adjacent Jonas Lawson.
(Note: This land is now located Goochland County.)
Benjamin & Benjamin
3 Mar 1750
Henrico
From the Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Henrico County, VA 1720-1789.  Benjamin son of Benjamin and ______ Lawson, born ______, bap. 3 March 1750.
Peter & David
4 Oct 1779
Henrico
From microfilm, Virginia State Library – Eight months after the Treaty of Pairs closed the French and Indian War, King George III issued a proclamation whereby men who had served in military units from 1754 until such units disbanded were entitled to bounty land.  In May 1779 the Virginia Legislature placed a time limit of 12 months on receiving such land.  The claimant, or his representative(s), had to produce a certificate from Lord Dunmore or from the county court before which proof of military service had been made.  Warrant for 100 acres issued to David Losson/Lawson, heir of Peter Lossen/Lawson, a soldier in the 2nd Virginia Regiment, dated 4 October 1779, Henrico County, VA.
Robert
24 Jan 1783
Henrico
Henrico County, VA, Will Book I, page 122 – Robert Lawson Zach. Rowland, Ph. Southhall, John Gunn, J. Pope Jr. and N. Pope Jr. were witnesses to the Will of Samuel Duval of Mt. Comfort, Henrico County, VA.  Will dated 24 January 1783.
Fabius, Benjamin & Claiborne
30 Dec 1828
Richmond & Henrico
Revolutionary Pensions – Application filed on 30 December 1828, in Henrico County, Virginia, by nephew, Fabius Lawson.  One document in this application is statement from William Duval, filed in the City of Richmond, 16 December 1826, which stated the he certified that he was well acquainted with Captain Claiborne Whitehead Lawson and his brother Lieutenant Benjamin Lawson, that they were officers in the Virginia Line about the year 1776.  That Claiborne was promoted to Captain in Colonel Richard Parker’s First Virginia Regiment, was in the battles of Stony Point and Buford’s Defeat, in the last named one he was mortally wounded and died in 1780.Fabius Lawson was trying file as heirs of an Officer and/or Soldier of the Revolutionary Army who were slain by the enemy and had not received land from the United States.  The application does not say if he was successful.