Sir James Lawrence, Kt., of Standish

Is your surname Lawrence?

Research the Lawrence family

Sir James Lawrence, Kt., of Standish's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

James Lawrence

Also Known As: "5th Squire of Ashton"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashton Hall, Thurnham, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Thurnham, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Lawrence, 4th Squire of Ashton Hall and Amphilbis Lawrence
Husband of Cecily (Cecilia) Boteler and Eleanor Welles
Father of John Lawrence; John Lawrence, Squire of Ashton,; Sir Thomas Lawrence Sqire of Ashton; Robert Lawrence, Rev.; James Lawrence and 2 others
Brother of Margaret Lawrence; Thomas Lawrence; Alice Lawrence and Agnes Lawrence
Half brother of Nicolas (died without issue) Lawrence; Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Sir James Lawrence, Kt., of Standish

5th Squire of Ashton -------------------- William Lawrence

  • Birth: Circa 1443 - Lancashire, England
  • Parents: Thomas Lawrence, Mabilla Lawrence (born Redmain)
  • Siblings: Edmund Lawrence, John Lawrence, Arthur Lawrence, Richard Lawrence, Robert Lawrence

James Lawrence1

b. 1428, d. 1490

Father Robert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450 Mother Amphilis Longford

Major Life Events

    James Lawrence was born in 1428 in England.2 He married first Cecily Boteler.3 He married second Eleanor de Welles, daughter of Lionell de Welles and Joan de Waterton, and dowager baroness of Hoos and Hastings.4 James died in 1490 in England.2

Children of James and Cecily Boteler

   Thomas Lawrence b. c 1466, d. c 1504
   John Lawrence d. 1514
   Robert Lawrence
   Agnes Lawrence
   James Lawrence

Children of James and Eleanor de Welles

   Jane Lawrence
   Alianor Lawrence

Narrative

    James was also known as [Sir] James Lawrence.
    Sir James Lawrence was the fifth Squire of Ashton and perhaps the wealthiest of the gentry of Lancashire. He owned the Manors of Ashton, Stodday, Heysham, Middleton, Carnforth, Scotforth, and Crag House along with other farms in Bolton, Forton, Sketon, and Overton and burgages in Lancaster. These properties were said to have yielded £6000 per annum.3
    James was 22 when his father died in 1450.2
    On 1454 there was received for the Earl of Richmond £13 6s. 8d. for two parts of the rents of Ashton and Carnforth. The farmer's name is not given, but it would be James Lawrence. James Lawrence of Ashton demised to William Patchet for eleven years the Ox Pasture in Carnforth, on which he was to erect a water mill, at a rent of 20s.5
    Sir James Lawrence was knighted by Lord Stanley at Haddonfield during the wars in Scotland in 1482.6 A History of Lancaster Golf Club states that James fought against the Scots at Hutton Field in 1482.
    In 1484, a dispute began between the Lawence and Lumley families as to the advowson of the church at Warton. Sir James asserted that the avowson of the Church of Warton was attached to the land called Saltacre and claimed the partonage of the Church. A fourth part of the advowson was included in the Clifton estates in 1532, no doubt in the right of Lawrence.7 On 6 March 1489/90 Robert Lawrence his son was instituted.8
    At his death in 1490, Sir James held burgages in Lancaster the rent being included in the 20 marks paid to the duchy by the community. This part of the inheritance was divided among several heirs. John Butler of Rawcliffe held of the king in socage in 1543; his heirs - Rishton and Standish of Duxbury held in free burgage; Henry Halsall held of the king in socage in 1574, but the Molyneux heirs in 1548 and 1623 were said to hold in free burgage. Richard Skillicorne was another Lawrence heir. His male ancestor, Adam, had held messuages, etc., in Lancaster in 1371.9
    Sir James also held land in Scotforth by knight's service,10 the manor of Middleton by rent of 1d.,11 the manor of Overton of the king as duke in socage by the rent of one rose,12 the manor of Forton of the king as duke by rendering a grain of pepper yearly,13 the manor of Heysham of the king as Duke of Lancaster by service of a grain of pepper yearly,14 and held lands in Bolton by rent of 2d.15 He also held a manor of Skerton by 2d. rent to which Thomas Rigmaiden and Richard Skillicorn seem to have suceeded.16 and three messuages, etc., in Warton which John Rigmaiden held afterwards.17
    He held the manor of Ellel with appurtenances, known as Crag House, of the king by rent of 1/2d. and through the Skillicornes, Evan Haughton seems to have been the responsible tenant in 1608. (Richard Skillecorne died in 1534 holding "Lawrence lands" in Ellel of the king in socage by 1/2d. rent.)18 Additionally James held the manor of Carnforth with messuages, lands, etc., of the king in socage paying 4d. yearly. Another inquiry also indicates he held lands by knight's service.5 He held a moiety of the manor of Carleton of the king as of his duchy of Lancaster in socage by 1d. rent.19

Citations

   5th Squire of Ashton.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
   [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
   [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
   [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 155.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 158.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 39.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 56.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 73.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 62.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 107.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 113.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 163.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 99.
   [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 229.

Source: http://www.lawrencefamhis.com/ashton-o/g0/p228.htm#i5685

view all 12

Sir James Lawrence, Kt., of Standish's Timeline

1428
1428
Thurnham, Lancashire, England
1455
1455
Age 27
Methley,West Riding,Yorkshire,England
1457
1457
Age 29
St. Albons, Hertfordshire, England
1461
1461
Age 33
England
1470
1470
Age 42
Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1470
Age 42
1472
1472
Age 44
1473
1473
Age 45
1474
1474
Age 46
1476
1476
Age 48