'Lawrence02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lawrence of Affpuddle, Lawrence of Chelsea, Lawrence (Laurence) of Creech Grange

Nicholas Lawrence
Commoners (vol III, Lawrence of Sevenhampton), the Main Source used for Lawrence01, included a note which identified the Nicholas whose 7th son was Sir Oliver as being 'of Agercroft' and as being the 3rd son of Sir Giles (Laurence) of Standish. Commoners does not identify any such Sir Giles. Visitation (Dorset, 1623) shows the Nicholas whose sons were as below as younger brother of the Sir James who is identified by Commoners as 'of Standish' but Commoners just identifies that Nicholas as ancestor of Littleton Lawrence of Cricklade who inherited Shurdington. It seems likely that there has been some confusion between different Nicholases so please note that we are concerned that we may not have right the connection between the Lawrences of this page and their ancestors on Lawrence01.
1. Thomas Lawrence
  A.+ issue - Thomas, Nicholas, Robert
2. Henry Lawrence (6th son)
  A. Edward Lawrence of Tisbery, Wiltshire (2nd son)
  m. Catherine Somervile (dau of Robert Somervile of Shafto)
  i. Edmund Lawrence (provost of Sarum)
  m. Margaret Hardin
  a. Susanna Lawrence (b c1620)
  B.+ other issue - John, Charles
3. Sir Oliver Lawrence (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  The following is supported by the above-mentioned note in Commoners which spells his (and his successors') family name as Laurence.
  m. Anne Wriothesley (sister of the Earl of Southampton)
  A. Edward Lawrence (d 28.08.1601)
  m1. Alice Trenchard (dau of Thomas Trenchard of Litchet or Lichet)
i. George Lawrence
  m. Anne Kelwaye (dau of Francis Kelwaye)
  ii. Sir Edward Lawrence of Grech or Creech or Crich Grange in the Isle of Purbeck (d 1629)
  m1. Margaret Denton (dau of William Denton)
  a. Sir Edward Lawrence of Creech Grange, Sheriff of Dorset (bur 24.09.1647)
  m. (22.09.1614) Grace Bruen (dau of Henry Bruen or Brune of Athelhampton)
(1) Sir Robert Lawrence of Creech Grange (b c1618, bur 22.06.1666, 2nd son)
  m. Jane Williams (dau/heir of John Williams of Tynham)
  (A) John Lawrence of Creech Grange (b c1640, a 1677)
  m. Margaret Lacey (dau of William Lacey of Hartrow)
  (i)+ issue - Ursula (bpt 22.11.1665), Jane (bpt 30.03.1667)
  (B)+ other issue - Edward, Oliver
  (2) Elizabeth Lawrence (b 1622)
  m. Robert Culliford of Encombe
  (3) Margaret Lawrence
  m. (22.05.1641) William Floyer of Floyer's Hayes
  (4)+ issue - Edwad (b c1616), Brune (b c1621, bur 20.12.1624)
  b. Margaret Lawrence
  m. Richard Chanon of Larkber
  m2. Katherine Radford
  c. Oliver Lawrence of Affpuddle, Dover
  m. (03.11.1625) Anne WIlliams (dau of Brune Williams of Tynham)
  (1) Edward Lawrence of Affpuddle (b c1627, a 1677)
  m. Elizabeth Cox (dau of John Cox of Stowre East)
  (A) Oliver Lawrence (b c1654)
  m. Jane Lawrence (dau of Sir Robert Lawrence)
  (i) Robert Lawrence
  (B)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Katherine
d.+ other issue - Raleigh, John
  m2. Joice Huddlestone
  iii. Frances Lawrence
  m. William Rayment of Somerset
  B. Augustine Lawrence
  m. _ Morton (dau of Thomas Morton)
  C. Matthew Lawrence of London probably of this generation
  i. Elizabeth Lawrence (heir)
  m. Martyn Freman of London & Betchworth (d 09.1617)
4.+ other issue - Robert, William, John, Richard



Arthur Lawrence of Prior's Court, Gloucestershire
Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Lawrence) starts with this Arthur and shows him as father of ...
1. Savacre Lawrence (2nd son)
  A. Peter Lawrence
  m. Anne Capell (dau/heir of Richard Capell of Hookcapell)
  i. Christopher Lawrence (5th son)
  m1. Mary Boulstrod (dau/coheir of George Boulstrod of Highley (Hedgley))
  a.+ issue - Edward, Peter, Gabriel, Jane, Mary
  m2. Elizabeth Bray (dau of Edward, Lord Bray, widow of _ Willoughby)
  f.+ other issue - Henry, Eleanor
  ii.+ other issue - William, Edward, Francis, Michael
  B.+ other issue - James, Richard, Eleanor
BEB1841 (Lawrence of Iver) identifies Arthur as ancestor of the undermentioned Sir John, 1st Bart. Mundy's Middlesex Pedigrees (1914, Lawrence of Chelsea) starts with the undermentioned Thomas who (we presume) was probably one of Arthur's grandsons. BEB1841 shows the arms of this famiy as "Arg. a cross raguly gu. on a chief of the second a lion passant guardant or."
2. ?? Lawrence
  A. Thomas Lawrence or Lawrance of Chelmarsh (near Bridgnorth, Salop)
Mundy spells the family name as Lawrance. Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Laurence) starts with his son Thomas (following) and spells the family name as Laurence. TCB (vol II, Lawrence or Laurence of Iver) & BEB1841 (Lawrence of Iver) provide some details for the following.
  i. Thomas Lawrence or Lawrance or Laurence of London & Chelsea (b c1539, d 28.10.1593, goldsmith)
  m. Martha Cage (dau/coheir of Anthony Cage of London, m2. John Bromley)
  a. Sir Thomas Lawrence of Chelsea
  b. Sir John Lawrence of Chelsea & Delaford (in Iver, Buckinghamshire), 1st Bart (b c1589, d 13.11.1638)
  m. Grisel Gibbon (bur 22.03.1675, dau/coheir of Jarvis (Gervase) Gibbon or Gibbons of Benenden)
(1) Sir John Lawrence of Chelsea, 2nd Bart (b c1610, d before 19.02.1710/1)
  m. Mary Hampson (bur 11.10.1644, dau of Sir Thomas Hampson of Taplow, 1st Bart, by Anna Duncombe)
  (A) Sir Thomas Lawrence of Chelsea, 3rd Bart (b c1645, bur 25.04.1714)
  m. (c05.1674) Anne English (bur 02.11.1723)
  (i) John Lawrence (bpt 05.11.1676, dvpspm)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 07.08.1701)
  (B) Mary Lawrence (b c1646, d 31.12.1649)
  (2) Grissell Lawrence (a 04.1684) shown on CTG (vol 3, 1836, p281) as married to ...
  m. Isaac Lawrence of Chelsea & Shurdington (bpt 30.03.1614, bur 31.03.1684)
  (3)+ other issue - Robert, Sampson, Henry, Anne, Frances, Grace (bpt/bur 1613)
  c. Mary or Martha Lawrence
  Mundy (Middlesex) shows Mary as married to William Jackson with there also being a separate Martha. Visitation (Buckinghamshire) shows no Mary but Martha as married to ...
  m. William Jackson
  d. Sarah Lawrence (d 1632)
  m. (1613) Richard Colvile of Newton (b 1588, d 1650)
  e.+ other issue - Blanch, Martha or Mary

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Dorset, 1623+1677, Lawrence)
(2) For lower section : as reported above
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