William Lawson’s Family

Lawsons Named
Date
County in Virginia
Documentation
1634
Henrico
Original County in Virginia. See Map 1634-1640
William
Virginia
Speculation: – Some researchers believe William Lawson was born around 1680 in Virginia. No documented date has been found.
William, Bartholomew, John & Jonas
22 Aug 1699
Richmond
Speculation: -There is speculation that William Lawson married Isabella Kenndy in Richmond County, Virginia, daughter of John Kennedy. Various spelling, Kenny, Kenney, Kenndy. (D.R. #1 page 53. Also “Swinney”- page 51 Wills of Rappahannock Co., Va. 1646-1692, page 51- Will of Kenny 17 January 1676). However, after further research it has been found that this William Lawson that married Isabella died in Richmond County, VA before 7 May 1701.
See Richmond County, Virginia Lawsons. Known children of William Lawson by deed in Bedford County, Virginia are: – Bartholomew or Bartley, John and Jonas Lawson.
See Timelines for Bartholomew Lawson & John Lawson
William
2 May 1713
Henrico
Speculation: – William Lawson mentioned as a headright 2 May 1713.  William Sheapard and Richard Baker, 400 acres (New Land) Henrico County on the south side of main branch of Chickahominy Swamp, Patent Book 10, page 82 for import of 8 persons: William Lawson, John Robinson, Thomas Harton, William Lattimore, Rovert Avery, John Whatley, John May and John Rogers.
William
1732
Goochland
Speculation: – There is a William, Jonas and John Lawson in Goochland County, Virginia. Not sure if this is the William of Falling River.
See Timelines for Jonas Lawson
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.
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.
William
20 Aug 1745
Brunswick
William Lawson received a patent for 143 acres in Brunswick County, VA. On North Side of Falling River. See copy of deed –  Document William’s Patent
1 Apr 1746
Lunenburg
Lunenburg County was organized from Brunswick County, Virginia.
See Map 1741-1750
John & William
1748
Lunenburg County, Virginia
Listed in Tithes for 1748 Lunenburg County, Virginia in John Phelps’ District were John Lawson and son(?) William Lawson 2 tithes.
See Document 1748 Lunenburg tithes
Jonas & Bartholumy
1748
Lunenburg County, Virginia
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
Jonas, Bartley, John, William & John Jr.
1749
Lunenburg County, Virginia
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, William & John Jr.
1750
Lunenburg County, Virginia
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 County, Virginia
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 County, Virginia
Listed in Tithes for 1750 Lunenburg County, Virginia in William Caldwell’s District is Jonas Lawson 1 tithe.
See Document 1750 Lunenburg tithes
Jonas & Barlly
1752
Lunenburg County, Virginia
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 County, Virginia
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, William, John Jr. & Jonas
1752
Lunenburg County, Virginia
Possible children of John Lawson by tax records in Lunenburg County. William, John Jr. and Jonas Lawson.
17 Apr 1752
Halifax County, Virginia
Halifax County, Virginia is organized from Lunenburg County, Virginia.
13 Dec 1753
Bedford County, Virginia
Bedford County, Virginia was organized from Albemarle and Lunenburg Counties, Virginia.
Bartholomew & Susannah
Bef 22 Jan 1754
Lunenburg County, Virginia
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 Document Susannah Simkins’ family
William
Bef Apr 1754
Lunenburg / Bedford County, Virginia
William Lawson dies in Lunenburg or Bedford County, Virginia. Have seen the date of 4 February 1754 but have not seen the documentation for this date.
William, John, Jonas & Bartholomew
2 Apr 1754
Lunenburg County, Virginia
William Lawson of Falling River, died before April 1754.  In Deed Book #4, page 320 Lunenburg County, Virginia.  John, Jonas and Bartholomew Lawson of Lunenburg County, Virginia sold to Thomas Watkins of same for 30 pounds, land North side of Falling River, being that wherein his father William Lawson did live, containing 143 acres.  John Lawson executed the land sale.
Since William is dead by 1754 I have stopped this Timeline. Speculation: – If you look at Jonas Lawson’s Timeline you will see that he is still listed in Goochland County in 1761 so I do not believe he is one of the Jonas Lawsons we find in the Lunenburg County Tithes in 1748-1752. David Lawson, who I believe is his son, was also in Goochland County in 1761 and this David, as shown in documents, had a son name Jonas Jr. and a James. However, could Jonas have moved to Bedford County and be the one that left a will in there in 1770, which shows him having a son named David or is this another Jonas that also had a son named David? In Lunenburg/Bedford Counties there are two Jonas Lawsons. One I believe is the son of John Lawson and the other may be William Lawson of Falling River’s son. If this is correct, then what relation is the Jonas of Goochland County to William? Since David name one of his sons Jonas, William named one of his sons Jonas and it looks like John named one of his sons Jonas. Could the Jonas of Goochland County be the father of William or could he be a brother or some other close relative? Still need to do more research to find this answer.