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John Lawrence, Maj.

Birthplace: Churchyard, Rumbaugh, England
Death: Died in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lawrence, Captain and Joanna (Antrobus) Lawrence-Tuttle
Husband of Susanna Lawrence
Father of Mary Lawrence; John Lawrence; Joseph Lawrence; Mary Place; Thomas Lawrence and 3 others
Brother of Joan Lawrence; Jane Giddings; Thomas Lawrence (Captain); Capt. William Lawrence and Marie Lawrence
Half brother of Abigail Meader; Sarah Martyn; John Tuttle; Mary (Tuttle) Burnham; Ann Tuttle and 3 others

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  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n67/mode/2up
  • Passengers By The Planter.
  • April 24, 1635, These underwritten names are to be transported to New England in the Planter, Nicholas Travice, Master, bound thither, the parties having brought certificates from the minister at St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, and attestation from the justice of the peace, according to the Lords' order.
  • [Signed] Richard Fenn, Alderman.
  • .....................................................................Age.
  • John Tuttell, a mercer....................................39
  • Joan Tuttell....................................................42
  • 'JOHN LAWRENCE.............................................17
  • William Lawrence......................................... 12
  • Maria Lawrence............................................. 9
  • Abigail Tuttell.................................................. 6
  • Symon Tuttell................................................. 4
  • Sara Tuttell..................................................... 2
  • John Tuttell..................................................... 1
  • Nathan Haford, servant to John Tuttell..........16
  • George Gidding, husbandman....................... 25
  • Jane Giddings................................................ 20
  • Thomas Carter, 25, Michael Williamson 30, servants to Geo. Giddings..
  • April 6, more for the Planter.
  • Richard Tuttell, husbandman..........................42
  • Ann Tuttell.......................................................41
  • Anna Tuttell.....................................................12
  • John Tuttell......................................................10
  • Rebecca Tuttell............................................... 6
  • Isabella Tuttell, (supposed mother of Richard) 70
  • William Tuttell, husbandman............................26
  • Elizabeth Tuttell...............................................23
  • John Tuttell.......................................................3 1/2
  • Anna Tuttell......................................................2 1/4
  • Thomas Tuttell........................................... 3 months
  • Marin Bill..........................................................11
  • It appears from the above list that three distinct families of Tuttles came together in the Planter. Of these, John settled in Ipswitch, Mass., Richard settled in Boston, and William in New Haven.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n85/mode/2up/search/Lawrence
  • * The Lawrence Genealogy with a strange obtuseness calls John Tuttell's wife "foster mother" to the Lawrence children. In 1659 she writes to Geo. Giddings as her son and so calls John and Simon Tuttle and 'JOHN LAWRENCE'; John Tuttell, aged 33 yrs. in 1650, which identifies him with Richard's son of that name, she calls ner cousin (nephew). Besides William, 'JOHN' and Jane, wife of Giddings, she had a son Thomas Lawrence who came afterwards. They were from St. Albans in Herts.--Savage.
  • George Giddings settled at Ipswich and d. June 1, 1676. He was Deputy to the General Court 1641,, '54, '9, '60, '1, '3, '4, '8, '72, '75. Long a ruling elder of the 1st church. --Felt's Ipswich.
  • William and 'JOHN LAWRENCE rem. from Ipswich to Long Island and were patentees of Flushing in 1644.
  • William was a magistrate and military officer; d. 1680; next year his widow Elizabeth (his 2d wife) a dau. of Richard Smith, m. Sir Phillip Cartaret, Gov. of New Jersey, who founded Elizabethtown and gave it her name. After his dec. she m. a 3d husband.
  • 'John Lawrence of New Amsterdam (N.Y.) 1663; Alderman 1665; Mayor 1672; one of his Majesties Council 1674 and so by successive appointments to 1698; again Mayor 1691 and '92; Judge of Supreme Court of the Prov. of N. Y. 1693 until Dec. 1699; Sheriff of Queen's Co. 1681; Alderman 1680 to '84 and 1665 to '72. i': 1. Joseph, d. s.i. 2. John d. s.i. 3. Thomas, d. s.i. 4. Martha, d. s.i. 5. Susanna, d. s.i.; m. Galnic Minville one of the Council of the Province and Mayor of New York; (2) Wm. Smith, Alderman. 6. Mary, m. Wm. Whitingham, Harv. Col. 1660; for posterity see Mass. Hist. Soc. Col.; had among others: 1. Mary, distinguished for literary acquirements and for benefactions to Harv. and Yale Col.; d. 1739; m. Gurdon Saltonstall, Gov. of Conn. Thomas Lawrence did not leave Ipswich till after his brothers. He bought the whole of Hell Gate Neck along the East River from H. G. Cove to Bowery Bay. -- N. Y. Gen. Rec. July, 1872.
  • From one of these brothers was desc. John Lawrence, Alderman of N. Y. 1762 to '65, and Richard Lawrence of N. Y. who d. in 1816. The children of Richard Lawrence were: 1. John, b. about 1750; Mem. Cong.; had sev. chil. of whom four daus. m. respectively John Campbell, Benj. F. Lee, John P. Smith and Timothy Churchill.
  • II. Isaac, grad. Princeton Col.; Prest. U. S. Branch Bank; d. 1841; m. Cornelia Beach, dau. of Rev. Abraham Beach, rector of Trinity Parish, N. Y., an had: 1. Cornelia Beach, m. James A. Hillhouse of New Haven, Conn. 2. Harriet, m. John A. Post. 3. Isaphane, m. Dr. Benj. McVicker. 4. Julia Beach, m. Thomas L. Welles. 5. Maria, m. Rev. W. J. Kipp. 6. Hannah, m. Henry, s. of Stephen Whiney. He m. (2) Maria L. Fitch of N. H. After dec. of Mr. Whitney, she m. (2) Nathan Baldwin of Milford, Conn. 7. Wm. Beach, Lieut. Gov. R. I.; m. a dau. of Archibald Gracie of N. Y.
  • III. William, a planter of Demarara
  • Of this family was Capt. James Lawrence, b. Burlington, N. J., Oct, 1, 1731; killed in the naval action between the American Frigate Chesapeake, which he commanded, and the British Frigate Shannon. His dying words, "don't give up the ship," immortalize his name. He left a wife and two young children. He was son of John Lawrence, a lawyer, and had a brother John and two widowed sister at time of his death.
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-------------------- JOHN LAWRENCE was born at Great St. Alban's, Hertfordshire,England, in 1618, coming over in the ship Planter, Nicholas Travis, master, in company with Gov. Winthrop, Jr., and landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1635. He removed from thence to Ipswich, where,after residing some time, he removed to Long Island. He became, in 1644, one of the patentees of Hempstead, on that island, under grant from the Dutch governor, Kieft. He, together with his brother William, and sixteen others, in the following year, obtained the patent of Flushing from the same governor, and were also among those to whom the confirmatory patent was issued by Governor Nicoll, in February 16, 1666, to wit : John Lawrence, alderman of the city of New York ; Richard Coridiill, justice of the peace ; Charles Bridges, William Lawrence, Robert Terry, William Noble, John Ffovbush, Elias Doughty, Robert Ffield, Edmund Ffarington, John Maston, Anthony Ffield, Philip Udall, Thomas Styles, Benjamin Ffield, William Pidgeon, John Adams, John Hinckman, Nicolas Parcell, Tobias Ffeeks, and John Bowne, patentees for, and in behalf of themselves and their associates, the freeholders, inhabitants of the town of Flushing, their heirs, successors and assigns, for ever, all that certain town in the North Riding of Yorkshire, upon Long Island, called by the name of Flushing, situate, lying and being on the north side of the said island ; which said town hath a certain tract of land belonghig thereto, and bounded westward, beginning at the mouth of a creek,and from thence including a certain neck of land called Tew's Neck, to run eastward as far as Matthew Garrison's Bay, from the head or middle whereof a line is to be run south-east, in length about three miles, and about two miles in breadth, as the land hath been surveyed and laid out by virtue of an order made at the general meeting held at Hempstead, in the month of March, 1665 ; and that there be the same latitude in breadth on the south side as on the north, to run in two direct lines southward, to the middle of the hills, to the bounds between the said towns of Flushing and Jamaica." Removing, in 1658, from Long Island, he settled permanently at New Amsterdam, In 1663, we find him appointed by Governor Stuyvesant, one of the commissioners to treat with the General Court at Hartford, in relation to the boundaries between New England and the Dutch provinces. He was appointed, in 1665, one of the first aldermen of New York, on its incorporation under Nicolls, the first English governor after the conquest. He was also appointed, in 1672, mayor of the city of New York, and in 1674, one of his Majesty's Council, in which office he continued, by successive appointments, till 1698. He was again appointed mayor in 1691, and in 1692 judge of the Supreme Court, in which office he remained till his death in 1699, --------------------

   The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
   http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n67/mode/2up
   Passengers By The Planter.
   April 24, 1635, These underwritten names are to be transported to New England in the Planter, Nicholas Travice, Master, bound thither, the parties having brought certificates from the minister at St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, and attestation from the justice of the peace, according to the Lords' order.
   [Signed] Richard Fenn, Alderman.
   .....................................................................Age.
   John Tuttell, a mercer....................................39
   Joan Tuttell....................................................42
   'JOHN LAWRENCE.............................................17
   William Lawrence......................................... 12
   Maria Lawrence............................................. 9
   Abigail Tuttell.................................................. 6
   Symon Tuttell................................................. 4
   Sara Tuttell..................................................... 2
   John Tuttell..................................................... 1
   Nathan Haford, servant to John Tuttell..........16
   George Gidding, husbandman....................... 25
   Jane Giddings................................................ 20
   Thomas Carter, 25, Michael Williamson 30, servants to Geo. Giddings..
   April 6, more for the Planter.
   Richard Tuttell, husbandman..........................42
   Ann Tuttell.......................................................41
   Anna Tuttell.....................................................12
   John Tuttell......................................................10
   Rebecca Tuttell............................................... 6
   Isabella Tuttell, (supposed mother of Richard) 70
   William Tuttell, husbandman............................26
   Elizabeth Tuttell...............................................23
   John Tuttell.......................................................3 1/2
   Anna Tuttell......................................................2 1/4
   Thomas Tuttell........................................... 3 months
   Marin Bill..........................................................11
   It appears from the above list that three distinct families of Tuttles came together in the Planter. Of these, John settled in Ipswitch, Mass., Richard settled in Boston, and William in New Haven.
   http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n85/mode/2up/search/Lawrence
   * The Lawrence Genealogy with a strange obtuseness calls John Tuttell's wife "foster mother" to the Lawrence children. In 1659 she writes to Geo. Giddings as her son and so calls John and Simon Tuttle and 'JOHN LAWRENCE'; John Tuttell, aged 33 yrs. in 1650, which identifies him with Richard's son of that name, she calls ner cousin (nephew). Besides William, 'JOHN' and Jane, wife of Giddings, she had a son Thomas Lawrence who came afterwards. They were from St. Albans in Herts.--Savage.
   George Giddings settled at Ipswich and d. June 1, 1676. He was Deputy to the General Court 1641,, '54, '9, '60, '1, '3, '4, '8, '72, '75. Long a ruling elder of the 1st church. --Felt's Ipswich.
   William and 'JOHN LAWRENCE rem. from Ipswich to Long Island and were patentees of Flushing in 1644.
   William was a magistrate and military officer; d. 1680; next year his widow Elizabeth (his 2d wife) a dau. of Richard Smith, m. Sir Phillip Cartaret, Gov. of New Jersey, who founded Elizabethtown and gave it her name. After his dec. she m. a 3d husband.
   'John Lawrence of New Amsterdam (N.Y.) 1663; Alderman 1665; Mayor 1672; one of his Majesties Council 1674 and so by successive appointments to 1698; again Mayor 1691 and '92; Judge of Supreme Court of the Prov. of N. Y. 1693 until Dec. 1699; Sheriff of Queen's Co. 1681; Alderman 1680 to '84 and 1665 to '72. i': 1. Joseph, d. s.i. 2. John d. s.i. 3. Thomas, d. s.i. 4. Martha, d. s.i. 5. Susanna, d. s.i.; m. Galnic Minville one of the Council of the Province and Mayor of New York; (2) Wm. Smith, Alderman. 6. Mary, m. Wm. Whitingham, Harv. Col. 1660; for posterity see Mass. Hist. Soc. Col.; had among others: 1. Mary, distinguished for literary acquirements and for benefactions to Harv. and Yale Col.; d. 1739; m. Gurdon Saltonstall, Gov. of Conn. Thomas Lawrence did not leave Ipswich till after his brothers. He bought the whole of Hell Gate Neck along the East River from H. G. Cove to Bowery Bay. -- N. Y. Gen. Rec. July, 1872.
   From one of these brothers was desc. John Lawrence, Alderman of N. Y. 1762 to '65, and Richard Lawrence of N. Y. who d. in 1816. The children of Richard Lawrence were: 1. John, b. about 1750; Mem. Cong.; had sev. chil. of whom four daus. m. respectively John Campbell, Benj. F. Lee, John P. Smith and Timothy Churchill.
   II. Isaac, grad. Princeton Col.; Prest. U. S. Branch Bank; d. 1841; m. Cornelia Beach, dau. of Rev. Abraham Beach, rector of Trinity Parish, N. Y., an had: 1. Cornelia Beach, m. James A. Hillhouse of New Haven, Conn. 2. Harriet, m. John A. Post. 3. Isaphane, m. Dr. Benj. McVicker. 4. Julia Beach, m. Thomas L. Welles. 5. Maria, m. Rev. W. J. Kipp. 6. Hannah, m. Henry, s. of Stephen Whiney. He m. (2) Maria L. Fitch of N. H. After dec. of Mr. Whitney, she m. (2) Nathan Baldwin of Milford, Conn. 7. Wm. Beach, Lieut. Gov. R. I.; m. a dau. of Archibald Gracie of N. Y.
   III. William, a planter of Demarara
   Of this family was Capt. James Lawrence, b. Burlington, N. J., Oct, 1, 1731; killed in the naval action between the American Frigate Chesapeake, which he commanded, and the British Frigate Shannon. His dying words, "don't give up the ship," immortalize his name. He left a wife and two young children. He was son of John Lawrence, a lawyer, and had a brother John and two widowed sister at time of his death.
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-------------------- JOHN LAWRENCE was born at Great St. Alban's, Hertfordshire,England, in 1618, coming over in the ship Planter, Nicholas Travis, master, in company with Gov. Winthrop, Jr., and landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1635. He removed from thence to Ipswich, where,after residing some time, he removed to Long Island. He became, in 1644, one of the patentees of Hempstead, on that island, under grant from the Dutch governor, Kieft. He, together with his brother William, and sixteen others, in the following year, obtained the patent of Flushing from the same governor, and were also among those to whom the confirmatory patent was issued by Governor Nicoll, in February 16, 1666, to wit : John Lawrence, alderman of the city of New York ; Richard Coridiill, justice of the peace ; Charles Bridges, William Lawrence, Robert Terry, William Noble, John Ffovbush, Elias Doughty, Robert Ffield, Edmund Ffarington, John Maston, Anthony Ffield, Philip Udall, Thomas Styles, Benjamin Ffield, William Pidgeon, John Adams, John Hinckman, Nicolas Parcell, Tobias Ffeeks, and John Bowne, patentees for, and in behalf of themselves and their associates, the freeholders, inhabitants of the town of Flushing, their heirs, successors and assigns, for ever, all that certain town in the North Riding of Yorkshire, upon Long Island, called by the name of Flushing, situate, lying and being on the north side of the said island ; which said town hath a certain tract of land belonghig thereto, and bounded westward, beginning at the mouth of a creek,and from thence including a certain neck of land called Tew's Neck, to run eastward as far as Matthew Garrison's Bay, from the head or middle whereof a line is to be run south-east, in length about three miles, and about two miles in breadth, as the land hath been surveyed and laid out by virtue of an order made at the general meeting held at Hempstead, in the month of March, 1665 ; and that there be the same latitude in breadth on the south side as on the north, to run in two direct lines southward, to the middle of the hills, to the bounds between the said towns of Flushing and Jamaica." Removing, in 1658, from Long Island, he settled permanently at New Amsterdam, In 1663, we find him appointed by Governor Stuyvesant, one of the commissioners to treat with the General Court at Hartford, in relation to the boundaries between New England and the Dutch provinces. He was appointed, in 1665, one of the first aldermen of New York, on its incorporation under Nicolls, the first English governor after the conquest. He was also appointed, in 1672, mayor of the city of New York, and in 1674, one of his Majesty's Council, in which office he continued, by successive appointments, till 1698. He was again appointed mayor in 1691, and in 1692 judge of the Supreme Court, in which office he remained till his death in 1699,

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John Lawrence, Maj.'s Timeline

1504
1504
Rumbaugh, England (Churchyard)
1618
July 26, 1618
Rumbaugh, England
July 26, 1618
Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1619
1619
1638
1638
Age 19
St. Albans,Hertfordshire,England
1640
July 16, 1640
Age 21
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1642
1642
Age 23
1644
1644
Age 25
Flushing, Long Island, New York
1648
1648
Age 29
Flushing, Long Island, New York
1648
Age 29
Lancaster County, Virginia, United States