Lunenburg County, Virginia

The last group is John Lawson who married Mary Bennett, daughter of Peter Bennett.  Mary Lawson was listed as one of Peter and Frances Bennett children in his will 7 January 1770 and probated 25 May 1778 in Bedford County, VA.  On the 16 November 1779, John Lawson, obtain a patent for 277 acres on the south side of Staunton River adjoining Peter Bennits Land, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Two name associated with John is William and Jonas Lawson and both obtained patents in Pittsylvania County.  By 1785 John and Jonas had sold their lands in Pittsylvania County and John moved to Wilkes County, GA, and Jonas moved to Abbeville District, SC.

Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
William
Dec 1741
Brunswick
Brunswick County, VA, Court Order Book 2, page 66, Courts held from 3 December MDCCXLI (1741) through 4 February MDCCXLI (1741/42) – William Lawson, Plaintiff against Wm. Richardson and Wm. Richardson Jr., Defendants in a trespass, assault and battery case.  The defendants not appearing on the motion of the Plaintiff’s by Clement Read, his attorney an Alias Capias is awarded him against the Defendants returnable the next Court. See map 1731-1740
William
Feb 1741 /42
Brunswick
Brunswick County, VA, Court Order Book 2, page 90, Courts held from February Court 1741/42 through March Court 1741/42 – William Lawson, Plaintiff against William Richardson and William Richardson Jr., Defendants in a trespass, assault and battery case.  Discontinued being agreed by the parties.
William
Feb 1741 /42
Brunswick
Brunswick County, VA, Court Order Book 2, page 98, Courts held from February Court 1741/42 through March Court 1741/42 – William Richardson, Plaintiff against William Lawson, Defendant in a trespass, assault and battery case.  Discontinued being agreed by the parties.
Hugh
16 Jun 1744
Brunswick
Brunswick County, Virginia Patent Book 22, page 98, 16 June 1744 – Hugh Lawson for one pound, 5 shillings, 250 acres in Brunswick County on the south side of Little Hounds Creek.
William
20 Aug 1745
Brunswick
Virginia Land Patent Book 23, page 1120, dated 20 August 1745, William Lawson, 143 acres in Brunswick County, Virginia, for 15 shilling, on the north side of Falling River. See William Lawson’s Patent
1746
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, VA was formed from Brunswick County in 1746. See map 1741-1750
William Jr.
12 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg, Halifax, Pittsylvania

Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 60, (12. Surveyed R. W.) William Lawson Junr. enters 100 acres on the south side Stanton River beginning: at Edward Nix’s his upper line thence up supposed to be on Majr. Stiths Book in Henry Lunsfords name and transferred to said Lawson.Also in the Halifax County Surveys No. 1, 1746-1901, but has an inside title page that reads A Record Book for the South District of Lunenburg now Halifax County. Survey on page 15R.

A survey of the land is contained in Pittsylvania County, Virginia’s Old Survey Book 1, 1746-1782, page 2 and gave the following: 100 acres survey 12 February 1746-47 for Wm. Lawson Junr. on the South side Stanton River beginning at Edwd. Nix’s Hickory on the said River thence along Nix’s line, N75W 36 poles to his White Oak thence off the same course 24 poles to Hickory and White Oak, N 82 poles crossing a branch to a pine, N70E crossing a branch to a Persimmon tree on the River thence down the River to beginning 3 poles.   Survey done by R. Walton.

Hugh
May 1746
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, May Court 1746.  The Court made appointments of list takers.  Hugh Lawson, Gentlemen, was appointed to take the list of tithables in Lunenburg County from the line that divides this from Brunswick County upwards to the mouth of Hounds Creek.
John Simkins
25 Jul 1746
Lunenburg
John Simkins obtained a patent for 200 acres of land on Falling River in Brunswick (Lunenburg) County, Virginia.  Later became Bedford, then Campbell County, Virginia. See Susannah Simkins’ family
John Jr.
Nov 1746
Brunswick Brunswick County, VA, Court Order Book 3, page 120, Courts held from November 1746 through December 1746. – Matt Talbot, Gentleman, certified that John Lawson Jr., turned in 2 old wolves heads.  Received 280 lbs. of tobacco for them.
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 116-118, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to James Boyd of Lunenburg County, for 12 pounds, 10 shillings, 250 acres; Lunenburg, south side of Dan River, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on river, to William Douglas’ line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 March 1746/47.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 118-120 , 23 February 1746/47 –  Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to John Boyd of Lunenburg County, for 15 pounds, 15 shillings, 315 acres; Lunenburg County, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River at William Proctor’s line, to river.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: Francis Lawson, James Irwin and William Douglas.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
William, John & Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 121-123, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to John Boyd farmer, for 25 pounds, 500 acres (2 adjoining tracts – 250 acres each); Lunenburg, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River on William Lawson’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, Francis Lawson and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
William & John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 124-126, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 14 pounds, 13 shillings, 291.5 acres; Lunenburg, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River at mouth of Lawson’s Creek.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747. (Note: Clerk seems to have corrected record date above from 4 May 1746 to 4 May 1747; deeds recorded on pages 127 and 129 probably should be dated 1747.)
Francis & John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 126-127, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to James Irwin of Lunenburg County, for 16 pounds, 7 shillings, 327 acres; Lunenburg, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River at corner of Alexander Irwin’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, Francis Lawson, John Lawson and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1746. (Note: Clerk seems to have corrected record date on page 126 from 4 May 1746 to 4 May 1747; deeds recorded on pages 127 and 129 probably should also be dated 1747.)
David & Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 127-129, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to David Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 11 pounds, 10 shillings, 230 acres; part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, Francis Lawson and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1746. (Note: Clerk seems to have corrected record date on page 126 from 4 May 1746 to 4 May 1747; deeds recorded on pages 127 and 129 probably should also be dated 1747.)
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 127-129, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Evan Evans of Lunenburg County, for 10 pounds, 200 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
John & Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 130-134, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to John Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 10 pounds, 10 shillings, 200 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River at mouth of Lawson’s Creek.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, Francis Lawson and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 134-138, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Richard Dudgin, for 13 pounds, 16 shillings, 270 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on Dan River at mouth of Medway River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, Francis Lawson, James Irwin and William Douglass.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 138-140, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Francis Lawson of Lunenburg, for 29 pounds, 10 shillings, 290 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, north side of Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, John Boyd, Francis Lawson and James Irwin.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 142-145, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Richard Echols of Amelia County, for 13 pounds, 14 shillings, 290 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Medway River to Dan River mouth of Medway.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, Francis Lawson, James Irwin and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 146-148, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to William Douglass of Lunenburg County, for 13 pounds, 14 shillings, 274 acres; Lunenburg part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on north side of Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, Francis Lawson, James Irwin and John Boyd.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis, Francis & David
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 149-151, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Francis Lawson, farmer, of Lunenburg County, for 20 pounds, 16 shillings, 476 acres; Lunenburg, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on south side of Dan River, first tract (276 acres) at lower end of Reedy Bottom and to river, second tract (200 acres) on river at David Lawson’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, John Boyd, Francis Lawson and James Irwin.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 154-157, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to David Evans, of Lunenburg County, for 19 pounds, 380 acres; Lunenburg, on north side of Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, Francis Lawson, James Irwin and William Douglass.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 157-159, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to William Fuqua, of Lunenburg County, for 17 pounds, 18 shillings, 358 acres; Lunenburg, on south side of Dan River on Charles Stephens’ line and up the river.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 160-162, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Joseph Jonson, for 14 pounds, 2 shillings, 282 acres; Lunenburg, on south side of Dan River at Evans’ line and down river, includes small island at upper end (19 acres).  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 163-165, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Alexander Irwin, for 14 pounds, 18 shillings, 298 acres; Lunenburg, on south side of Dan River on river in James Irwin’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 165-167, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Thomas Brandon of Lunenburg County, for 12 pounds,, 10 shillings, 250 acres; Lunenburg, on south side of Dan River on river on river in Francis Brandon’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
John
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 168-170, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Hugh Moore of Lunenburg County, for 27 pounds, 540 acres; Lunenburg, on north side of Dan River at Joseph Moore’s line.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, James Irwin, John Boyd and John Lawson.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
Francis
23 Feb 1746 /47
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, pages 176-180, 23 February 1746/47 – Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter, Esquire, executor of William Byrd’s will, late of Charles City County to Gideon Smith of Lunenburg County, for 12 pounds, 13 shillings, 253 acres; Lunenburg, part of Byrd’s tract called the Havila, on Dan River.  Signed Maria Byrd and Charles Carter.  Wit: John Caldwell, Francis Lawson, James Irwin and William Douglass.  Recorded 4 May 1747.
David
4 May 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 176, May Court 1747.  An Indenture of Testament between Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter Esq. executor of William Byrd Esq. deceased and David Lawson a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin and receipt thereon indorsed were proved and recorded in Court.
William
4 May 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 176, May Court 1747.  An Indenture of Testament between Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter Esq. executor of William Byrd Esq. deceased and William Lawson a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin and receipt thereon indorsed were proved and recorded in Court.
John
4 May 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 176, May Court 1747.  An Indenture of Testament between Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter Esq. executor of William Byrd Esq. deceased and John Lawson a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin and receipt thereon indorsed were proved and recorded in Court.A second Indenture of Testament between Dame Maria Byrd and John Lawson was on page 185 of Order Book 1.
Francis
4 May 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 185, May Court 1747.  Two Indenture of Testament between Dame Maria Byrd and Charles Carter Esq. executor of William Byrd Esq. deceased and Francis Lawson with Memorandum of Livery of Seizin and receipt thereon indorsed were proved and recorded in Court.
Hugh
Jun 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, June Court 1747.  The Court appointed the persons to take the lists of tithables, after giving notice according to law, within the respective areas described.  Hugh Lawson “from Hounds Creek downwards.”
William
Jun 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 206, June Court 1747.  Robert Jones Junior, gentleman, Petitioner against William Lawson, Defendant.  William defaulted on a debt of one pound, ten shillings to Robert Jones.  Court found in favor of Jones and William was ordered to pay the debt and a lawyer’s fee.
Francis
8 Sep 1747
Lunenburg
Vestry Book of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia.  At a Vestry held for this Parish in the County of Lunenburg on the 8th day of September 1747.  Ordered that from the mouth of Hico upwards to the extent of the County be one precinct and Alexander Irwin and Francis Lawson be processioners of the same.
John
Dec 1747
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 1, page 366, December Court 1747.  Ordered that the Sheriff summons Richard Pruitt and John Lawson Sr. to appear here at the next court to show cause (if any they have) why they did not appear as witnesses for Richard Brooker at the suit of Gidson Smith, being duly summoned for that purpose.
Hugh
Jun 1748
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, June Court 1748.  The Court appointed the list takers and ordered them to give notice of the time and place of taking the lists according to law.  The persons appointed and the precincts within which they were to act, Hugh Lawson, “from upper Hounds Creek to Maherrin and to the extent of this County downwards.” See the map of the original area embraced in Lunenburg County, Virginia 1746 showing the precincts as designated for the listing of tithables in 1748.
Hugh & Roger
1748
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1748 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Hugh Lawson’s District were Hugh Lawson, Roger Lawson and Alexander Wollock (listed together) 3 tithes.
John & William
1748
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1748 Lunenburg County, Virginia in John Phelps’ District were John Lawson and William Lawson (listed together) 2 tithes.  Also, enumerated a short distance away, living together, are William, Peter and Joseph Bennit.  See Document 1748 Lunenburg tithes
Bartholumy, Jonas & John Simkins
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 Document 1748 Lunenburg tithes
Hugh
Jun 1749
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, June Court 1749.  The Court appointed the list takers to take the list of tithables.  Hugh Lawson, “from upper Hounds Creek to the extent of the County downward.”
Hugh & Roger
1749
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1749 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Hugh Lawson’s District, between Hounds Creek and Meherrin were Hugh Lawson and Roger Lawson (listed together) 2 tithes and 11 heads and scalps.
William, David & Francis
1749
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1749 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Cornelius Cargill’s District was William Lawson, David Lawson and Francis Lawson all paying 1 white male tithes over 16 years and 6 scalps and heads.
Bartley, Jonas, John, William , John Jr. & John Simkins
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 Document 1749 Lunenburg tithes
John
1749
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1749 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Nicholas Haile’s District was John Lawson 1 tithe. John is living next door to William Benet (Bennet), who has Peter and Josef Benet listed with him.
Hugh
Jul 1750
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, July Court 1750.  The Court appointed the list takers of tithables and defined their precincts.  Hugh Lawson, “from the County line to North Maherrin.”
William
1 Oct 1750
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 161-162, 1 October 1750 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 17 pounds, 7 shillings and 7 pence, 519 acres; Lunenburg, along the river the river at head of Lawson’s Mill Creek.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 2 October 1750.
William
2 Oct 1750
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 353-355, 2 October 1750 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 12 pounds, 17 shillings, 257 acres; Lunenburg, on Dan River.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: none.  Recorded 2 October 1750.
William
2 Oct 1750
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 349, October Court 1750.  An Indenture of Testament between William Byrd Esq. and William Lawson with a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin thereon indorsed and acknowledge by the said William and ordered recorded.
Jonas
Oct 1750
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 366, October Court 1750.  The Petition of John Stewart against Jonas Lawson for a debt therein said to be due for reasons appearing to the Court is dismissed.
Francis
22 Nov 1750
Lunenburg
Vestry Book of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia.  At a Vestry held for this Parish on the 22nd day of November 1750.  That all the lands between Hico and Dan rivers and the County be one precinct and Francis Lawson and James Irwin do procession the same.
Hugh
1750
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Hugh Lawson’s District, was Hugh Lawson 1 tithe.
John, William , John Jr. & John Simkins
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 Document 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 Document 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 Document 1750 Lunenburg tithes
John & William
1750
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in John Phelps’ District were John Lawson 1 tithe and William Lawson 1 tithe.  Listed in Tithes for 1750 Nicholas Haile’s District in the same household are William, Peter and Joseph Bennet paying 3 tithes.
William, David, Francis & John
1750
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Cornelius Cargill’s District were William Lawson 1 tithe, David Lawson 1 tithe, Francis Lawson 1 tithe, John Lawson 1 tithe and on different pages Alexander Irwin 1 tithe, James Irwin 1 tithe and James Boyd 1 tithe.
Morman
Jan 1751
Lunenburg or Bedford
Mormon Lawson in his Revolutionary Pension application indicated he was born in Bedford County, VA, January 1751.  However, Bedford did not become a County until 1753.  See map 1751-1760
Mary, Francis, David, John, William, Margaret, Ann, Isobel & Mary
2 Apr 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Early Wills 1746-1825 Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Will Book 1, page 36, Mary Lawson’s Will: –
Names: Son – Francis Lawson – bequest 20 shillings.  To his daughter Mary, 20 shillings.
To John Boyd and his wife Margaret 5 shillings and the one-half of my body(?).
To David Sheerer and wife Ann 5 shillings.
To John Lawson a coalt (colt) called Ball.
To Alexander Irwin and his wife 10 shillings.  To his daughter (not named) 10 shillings.
The (other) half of my body I leave to my daughter Mary Lawson.
The remainder of my worldly goods I leave to my three sons, John Lawson, William Lawson and David Lawson, to be equally divided between them.  I leave to Isobel Boyd one five year old horse and saddle.
Executors: Sons John and William Lawson
Witnesses: John Dalharte, Mary Evan(s), and David Graham
/s/ Mary (M) Lawson
Will dated 15 October 1749 and recorded 2 April 1751.
Hugh
2 Apr 1751
Lunenburg
Early Wills of Lunenburg County, 1746-1765, compiled by Katherine B. Elliott.  Deed Book 1, page 502, Will of William Smith of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia.  Those mention were William’s wife, Elizabeth Smith and son John Smith.  Witnesses were Hugh Lawson, Ben (illegible) and Isabel White.  Will dated 16 May 1750 and recorded 2 April 1751.
Mary
Apr 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 386, April Court 1751.  The last Will & Testament of Mary Lawson deceased was exhibited in Court and the same is proved by the oaths of all the witnesses and order to be recorded.
Mary
Apr 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 387, April Court 1751.  Ordered that James Doggastor, Alexander Irvine, John (or Jabez) Evans and Alexander Caldwell or any three of them were ordered to appraise the slaves and personal estate of Mary Lawson deceased and return an appraisement in the next court.
John
Apr 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 400, April Court 1751.  John Lawson exhibited and made oath to an account against Elizabeth Parker for the sum of seven pounds, fifteen shilling, which on his motion is to be certified.
John & William
Apr 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Early Wills 1746-1825 Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Order Book 2, page 398, Benjamin Lawrence: – Letters of administration is granted John Lawson on the estate of Benjamin Lawrence, deceased, and with William Lawson his security entered into and acknowledged bond.  April Court 1751, Order Book 2, Page 398.
Hugh
May 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, May Court 1751.  The Court appointed the list takers of tithables and defined their precincts.  Hugh Lawson was appointed in for one District.  For some reason, Hugh Lawson did not show up in his District as paying tithes.  Most of the tithe lists were lost.
William
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 247-248, 1 October 1751 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to William Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 7 pounds, 15 shillings, 260 acres; Lunenburg, on Lawson’s Creek.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.
William
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 456, October Court 1751.  Two Indenture of Testament between William Byrd Esq. and William Lawson with a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin thereon acknowledged by William Byrd and ordered recorded.
John
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 264-266, 1 October 1751 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to John Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 4 pounds, 200 acres; Lunenburg, on both sides of Lawson’s Creek.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.
John
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 455, October Court 1751.  An Indenture of Testament between William Byrd Esq. and John Lawson with a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin thereon acknowledged by William and ordered recorded.
John
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 291-293, 1 October 1751 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to John Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 23 pounds, 9 shillings, 469 acres; Lunenburg, beginning at Carthy’s Corner on river.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.
John
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 456, October Court 1751.  An Indenture of Testament between William Byrd Esq. and John Lawson with a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin thereon acknowledged by Byrd and ordered recorded.
David
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pages 293-295, 1 October 1751 – William Byrd, Esquire, of Charles City County to David Lawson of Lunenburg County, for 40 shillings, 100 acres; Lunenburg, on David Lawson’s back line, along a branch.  Signed W. Byrd.  Wit: John Boyd, Hugh Moore and M. Stanfield.  Recorded 1 October 1751.
David
1 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 457, October Court 1751.  An Indenture of Testament between William Byrd Esq. and David Lawson with a Memorandum of Livery of Seizin thereon acknowledged by William Byrd and ordered recorded.
William
Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 456, October Court 1751.  William Lawson is ordered together with the following assistance convenient thereto, do lay open and clear a road the best and convenient way from Lawsons Mill to Boyd’s Ferry and that he keep the same in repair according to law.
John
Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 514, October Court 1751.  The attachment obtained by John Lawson against Estate of Elisha Parker for reasons appearing it is ordered to be dismissed.
Hugh
Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 447, October Court 1751.  On the Motion of Catherine Barry, who made oath as the law directs, certificate for letters of administration is granted her on the estate of John Barry, deceased, who with Hugh Lawson, Gentlemen, her security acknowledged bond.
William, John & Daivd
2 Oct 1751
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Early Wills 1746-1825 Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Will Book 1, page 46, Daniel Patterson’s Will: –
Names: Wife – none named in will.
Daughter – Catherine Patterson
Daughter – Ann Patterson
Bequest: To my two daughters, or either of them, coming over from Ireland, all of my personal estate.
If either of my daughters (do) not come over sea to enjoy same, then I give said personal estate to my executor William Lawson.
My executor is to make an equal division of the rest of my estate between him and his two brothers John and David Lawson.
Executor: William Lawson
Witnesses: Enoch Armitage, Alexander Irwin, Euphemie (T) Trapnell and James Dorchester.
/s/ Daniel Patterson
Will dated 12 August 1751 and Recorded 2 October 1751.
James (Jonas)
3 Oct 1751
Lunenburg now Pittsylvania
Entry Record Book 1737-1770 (Land entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick), Marian Dodson Chiarito.  Page 138, James Johnston and James Lawson enter 800 acres of land on Sandy Creek of Chesnut (Chestnut) Creek begin: at the Meadows thence up and down.  Believe this is Jonas and not James? See map 1751-1760
William
29 Feb 1751 /52
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2a, page 435, 1751/52 end of year accounts.  To William Lawson, granted by Cornelius Cargill on 29 February 1751/52, 100 lbs. tobacco for one wolves head.
William
7 Apr 1752
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Early Wills 1746-1825 Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Will Book 1, page 61, Daniel Patterson’s Inventory and appraisal: – Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Daniel Patterson, deceased, made by James Irwin, Evan Evans and William Douglas – value 26 pounds, 3 shillings, 2½ pence – returned by William Lawson, executor.
Made 6 January 1751/52 and recorded 7 April 1752.
Hugh
1752
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1752 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Hugh Lawson’s District, was Hugh Lawson 1 tithe.
Barlly, Jonas & John Simkins
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 Document 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 Document 1752 Lunenburg tithes
John Sr., William, John Jr. & Jonas
1748 -52
Lunenburg
Implied children of John Lawson by tax records in Lunenburg County. William, John Jr. and Jonas Lawson.
1752
Halifax
Halifax County, VA was formed from Lunenburg County in 1752.  Some of the Lawsons now appear in that county (see map 1751-1760). See Halifax County, VA.
Bartholomew
Feb 1753
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2a, page 469, February Court 1753.  The Petition of Joseph Mayse against Bartholomew Lawson for a debt therein said to be due for reasons appearing to the Court is ordered to be dismissed.
Bartholomew
Jul 1753
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 258, July Court 1753.  Joseph Mayse, Plaintiff against Bartholomew Lawson, Defendant.  On hearing the arguments of the testimony of witnesses on both sides, it is considered that the said Plaintiff recover against the said defendant the sum of three pounds, fourteen shillings and four pence together with his costs by him about his suit in his behalf, expenses and a lawyers fee.
Hugh
Sep 1753
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 367, September Court 1753.  Hugh Lawson, Gentleman, produced a Commission from the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie Esq. His Majesty Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of this Colony, to be Captain of a Foot Company in this County, who took the usual oaths to his Majesty Person and Government and repeated and subscribed the Teste.
Hugh
Sep 1753
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 367, September Court 1753.  Hugh Lawson, Gentleman, produced a Commission from the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie Esq. His Majesty Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of this Colony, to be a Coroner in this County, who having took the usual oaths to his Majesty Person and Government and repeated and subscribed the Teste was then sworn a Coroner accordingly.
John
Sep 1753
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 436, September Court 1753.  Joseph Mayse, Plaintiff, against John Lawson, Defendant.  This case went to a jury, which found in favor of the Plaintiff.  The Court rule the Plaintiff would recover his damages of five pounds, ten pence and ½ penny together with his cost for the suit.
John, Bartholomew & William
Sep 1753
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 436, September Court 1753.  Bartholomew Lawson, William Lawson and John Goad who were legally summoned to attend the Court as witnesses on behalf of John Lawson at the suit of Joseph Mayse were solemnly called and fail to attend.  They were summoned to the next Court to show cause, why they did not give their attendance as witnesses.
Bartholomew & Susannah
Before 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. See Abstract of John Simkins’ Will, document on the right. 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 Simkin’s family
2 Apr 1754
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia, Will Book 1, page 119-121.  John Simkins’ Will: –
Names Wife – Elizabeth Simkins
Daughter – Mary Wheeler one shilling sterling.
Daughter – Rachel Hog one shilling sterling.
Daughter – Elizabeth Pruit one half of my land, being that part where on she now lives and two negroes.
Daughter – Susanna Lawson two negroes.
To wife, Elizabeth Simkins, during her natural life, the other half of my land, two negroes, stock and household goods.  After her death, daughter Susanna Lawson shall have the said lower part of my land.
Daughters – Sarah and Webby Simkins to each a cow to be delivered to them when they marry or come of age.
The two negroes bequeathed to my wife to go after her death to daughters Elizabeth Pruit and Susanna Lawson – one daughter to take the negroes and pay to other one-half of the valuation.  All stock and household goods to go to the said two daughters.
If my wife marries, then one-half of said property to go to wife and other half to said two daughters.
Executors: Wife Elizabeth and son-in-law Michael Pruit
Witnesses: Thompson Harris, Elizabeth Hoar and Thomas Watkins.
Signed John (O) Simkins
Will dated 22 January 1754 and 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.
John Simkins
Apr 1754
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 617, April Court 1754.  The last Will and Testament of John Simkins, deceased, was exhibited in Court by Michael Pruit the executor and proved by oaths of Thompson Harris and Thomas Watkins, two of the witnesses and was ordered to be recorded.  On the motion of the said executor, who made oath according to law, certification granded him for obtaining a probate of this said will in due form of law, Elizabeth Simkins received liberty to be named joint executor in the probate.  Thompson Harris and Thomas Watkins put up security.
John Simkins
Apr 1754
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2 1/2b, page 617, April Court 1754.  David Caldwell, James Hunt, William Fuquay and John Fuquay or any three of them were ordered to appraise the slaves and personal estate of John Simkins, deceased and to return an appraisement to the next Court.
John Simkins
7 May 1754
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 129.  Inventory and appraisal of all of the estate goods and chattels of the estate of John Simkins, deceased, made by William Fuqua, John Fuqua and James Hunt, – value 243 pounds, 11 shillings and 6 pence – returned to Court by Elizabeth Simkins and Mike Pruit, executors.  Recorded 7 May 1754.
1754
Bedford
Bedford County, VA was formed from Lunenburg County in 1754. Some of the Lawsons now appear in that county (see map 1751-1760). See Bedford County, Virginia.
John & William
4 Nov 1760
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 310.  Will of Francis Graham dated 27 July 1759.  Mention wife but give no name.  Mention sons David, William and Francis Graham.  Daughters Jean, Martha, Mary and Ann Graham.  Others were Elisha White and Nathan Andrews.  Executors were John and William Lawson.  Witnesses James Rutherford, Bartlett Green.  Signed Francis Graham and recorded 4 November 1760.  Note: Some researchers believe that Mary on the Dan, was a Graham?
John & William
8 Dec 1760
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, VA, Deed Book 6, pages 401-404, 8 December 1760 – John Lawson and William Lawson of Halifax County, executors of Frances Grimes, deceased, to Elisha White of Lunenburg County, for 220 pounds, 491 acres, said Grimes, by bond of 400 pounds, 7 July 1759 gave said White a lawful right to tract on Cubb Creek, where Grimes lived, by his will directed executors for 220 pounds to do so.  Adjacent Wood Jones and Turkey Cock branch of Cubb.  Signed John Lawson and William Lawson.  Wit: John McNeese, Major Weatherford, Thomas Stuart and  Joseph Creed.  Recorded 4 August 1761.
John & William
3 Mar 1761
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 69.  List of sales of the estate of Francis Grimes, deceased made 4 December 1760, returned to Court by John Lawson and William Lawson, executors – total not given.  Recorded 3 March 1761.
Hugh
23 Sep 1762
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 8, pages 29-30, 23 September 1762 – Hugh Lawson Sr. of Rowan County, North Caroline, appoints Col. Richard Witton, Gentleman of Lunenburg County his attorney to sell 250 acres on Little Hounds Creek in said county and demand of executors Capt. Abraham Cocke deceased, deed for 400 acres laid off adjacent said 250 acres and sell both tracts.  Signed Hugh Lawson Sr.  Wit: George Evington and Robert Gillespie.  Recorded 7 December 1762.
John & William
12 May 1763
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 165.  An account current of the estate of Francis Grymes, deceased, returned to Court by John and William Lawson, executors – approved by James Hunt and James McCraw, Commissioners.  Recorded 12 March 1763.
Hugh
8 Nov 1764
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 10, pages 9-13, 8 November 1764 – Richard Witton of Lunenburg County, Gentlemen Attorney in fact for Hugh Lawson to Benjamin Bridgforth of Amelia County for 125 pounds, 250 acres, Lunenburg County, south side Little Hounds Creek, by patent to said Lawson 16 June 1764.  Signed Hugh Lawson.  Wit: James Craig, Richard Witton Jr. and John Ragsdale.  Recorded 8 November 1764.
John
11 Apr 1765
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 10, pages 148-150, 11 April 1765 – Daniel Winn to his son Thomas Winn Jr. both of Cumberland Parrish, Lunenburg County, love and affection and 5 shilling, 300 acres in Lunenburg County, part of patent Thomas Will 7 August 1761 both sides Little Hounds Creek, adjacent John Lawson, David Hopkins, Daniel Winn’s old line, Samuel Winn and McGlohten.  Signed Daniel Winn.  Recorded 11 April 1765.
George
1769
Lunenburg
Listed in Tithes for 1769 Lunenburg County, Virginia in Joseph William’s District, was George Lawson 1 tithe and 100 acres of land.