Lettice Lawson (Wale) (c.1619 - 1689) MP

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Nicknames: "Letitia Joanna Wales"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Death: Died in Virginia, United States
Managed by: Beth Harrell
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About Lettice Lawson (Wale)

Lettice Wale was born c 1619 and died 1665 in Lancaster Co., VA.  She was also known as Letitia. 

Parents: George Wale and Lewys Jones

Married

  1. before 1636 in England to Rowland LAWSON (1609 - 15 Nov 1660) (1)
  2. William Edmonds 

Children

  1.  John Lawson (abt 1637 - 26 Oct 1698)
  2. Elizabeth Lawson (aft 1638 - )
  3. Joanna Lawson (1640 - ). Married (1) Lancellot Sockwell (2) Fortunatus Sydnor (3) William Lawrence. (2)
  4. Epiphroditus Lawson (1642 - ). Married Elizabeth Medestard. 
  5.  Rowland (Jr) Lawson (1644 - 1706).  Married Anna Keen Jones.
  6. Henry Lawson (abt 1650 - )
  7. Letitia Lawson (abt 1652 - ).  Married William Hathaway.

Notes

  1.  Will probated May 8, 1661. (Greer, Early Virginia Emigrants, p200)
  •  Lettice Wale was wife of Roland Lawson before leaving England as listed as man and wife when they were transported to Virginia (1636). Letitia (Lettice) Wale/Whale and wife Lewys(?) settled first in Maryland, patented 500 acres on south side of Potomack River 18 May 1655 for the transportation of ten persons. He died 1674 and his widow married William Edmonds.
  1. see http://www.ssvmall.com/sydstuff/family/sydnor.htm
  •  Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 352 - Orphans Court held for the County of Lancaster, 14 September 1665. Cattle belonging to the orphans of Mr. Row Lawson, deceased recorded by Leticia Lawson their mother.

For Eliz Lawson, 3 cows, 1 yearling heifer, a yearling steer, 3 steers calves. For Jo Lawson, 4 cows, one 2 years old heifer, 1 yearling heifer, 2 cow calves. For Hen Lawson, 2 cows, 1 yearling heifer, 1 cow calf. For Leticia Lawson, 3 cows, 1 yearling heifer, 1 cow calf. --Levy to “Widd. & Relict of Mr. Rowland Lawson, deced.,”  (Lancaster County VA Order Book 1656-1666, page 128 abstracted in Ruth & Sam Sparacio. Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1656-1661. #LR.OB-6/93, page 77)

  • Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 130 - 15 November 1660 Court. In the year summary it had - To Mrs. Lawson the widow of Mr. Rowland Lawson, deceased towards her great _____ and order. On page 32 of the same Court it had the tithes. List Mrs. Lawson, 2 tithes.
  • Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 142 - Court 8 May 1661. A probate of the will of Mr. Rowland Lawson, deceased, is granted unto Lettice the widow and relict of the said Rowland. Mr. Mathew Kempe, Thomas Madestard and Ener? Peterson appointed to appraise the estate. Mr. Kempe to Administer the oath.
  • Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 142 - Court 8 May 1661. Epaphroditus Lawson, deceased, son of Rowland, deceased, dyeing intestate and leaving a small stock of cattle behind him being part of his father's estate upon the petition of Lettice his mother in respect of the ______ & smallness of her husband's estate, it is ordered that she may dispose of the said cattle towards the payment of some small debts of her said son and the good of her self and children.
  • Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 237 - November Court 1663 had a list of the tithes. Mrs. Lawson listed with 4 tithes.
  • Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 302 - November Court 1664 had a list of the tithes. Mrs. Lawson listed with 6 tithes.

Sources

  •  Lawson family of Lancaster and Rappahannock Counties, Va. by Floyd Wills Sydnor.

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Lettice Lawson's Timeline

1619
1619
Northumberland, England
1636
1636
Age 17
England
1638
1638
Age 19
Lancaster, Virginia, USA
1640
1640
Age 21
Lancaster, Virginia, USA
1642
1642
Age 23
1645
1645
Age 26
Lancaster, Virginia, USA
1648
1648
Age 29
Amelia, Virginia
1648
Age 29
Lancaster, VA
1650
1650
Age 31
Lancaster, Virginia, USA
1652
1652
Age 33
Lancaster Co., VA