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Captain Lawrence Washington

Birthplace: Bridge Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: March 30, 1699 (39)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel John Washington and Anne Washington
Husband of Mildred Gale
Father of John Washington; Capt. Augustine Washington, Sr.; Mildred Warner Willis and Mildred Washington, I, died young
Brother of Mildred Washington; Nathaniel Washington; Henry Washington; Capt. John Lawrence Washington, Jr.; Anne Wright and 6 others
Half brother of John Jackson Mothershead, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Kendall

Occupation: High Sheriff of Virginia
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About Captain Lawrence Washington

Lawrence Washington (John , Lawrence ) was born in Sep 1659 in Westmoreland Co., VA. He died on 30 Mar 1699 in Westmoreland Co., VA.

Lawrence married Mildred Warner in 1689. Mildred was born in 1671. She died on 26 Mar 1701 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.

They had the following children:

   + 	6 	M 	i 	Augustine Washington
   + 	7 	M 	ii 	John Washington
   + 	8 	F 	iii 	Mildred Washington

Major Lawrence Washington (1659-1698) was the grandfather of George Washington. Lawrence was born in 1659 at Bridges Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia on the Northern Neck. Lawrence married Mildred Warner, daughter of Augustine Warner II (ref:, around 1686 at Warner Hall in Gloucester County, Virginia.

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In the Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850 , University of London an anonymous work is conserved that bears the title:

   An abridgement of the laws in force and use in her Majesty's plantations, (viz) of Virginia, Jamaica, Barbados, Maryland, New England, Carolina & c. Digested under proper heads in the method of Mr Wingate, and Mr Washington's abridgements
   London, printed for John Nicholson 1704

In 1702 the lawyer George Eskridge represented George Gale, the stepfather of Lawrence's children, before the Westmoreland County court over the custodial claims by John Washington, Lawrence's executor. John's aim was to bring back the children, who were being educated at Appleby-in-Westmorland, near Mr Gale's homebase in Whitehaven.

A connection with Washington's abridgements can be situated in this circle. If Lawrence Washington collected notes on laws in force, as he was qualified to do as a court justice, sheriff and burgess for Westmoreland County in the Assembly at Jamestown, it is conceiveable that they ended up in the care of either George Gale or George Eskridge. They may well have been perceived to be of considerable importance for the use of the Whitehaven merchant-mariners for whom Mr Gale was the Virginian company agent. George Eskridge became the mentor of Mr Gale's stepson, Augustine Washington in Westmoreland County.

Captain, High Sheriff of Virginia, Member of House of Burgeses, Father of President George Washington, High Sheriff of Virgina, Lawyer, Painter, Sheriff (was Westmoreland Co @ time), elected to VA House of Burgesses in 1685

Lawrence Washington inherited Mattox Creek Farm from his father. In 1685 he was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and in about 1686 married Mildred, daughter and co-heiress of Colonel Augustine Warner, of Warner Hall. Lawrence made his will on 11th March 1698 and died soon after, leaving his wife with three children, John, who was nearly seven, Augustine, aged three, and Mildred, a baby.

Capt. Lawrence Washington was born September 1659 in Bridge Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia; and died February 1698 in Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia. He married Mildred Warner (b. 1671 in Warner Hall), in 1690, from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Mildred married (2) George Gale of Whitehaven, Cumberland, England. Mildred was the daughter of Augustine Warner, Jr. (1642-1681) of Warner Hall, Gloucester County, VA. and Mildred Reade, daughter of George Reade of Virginia and Elizabeth Martiau. Augustine Warner and Mildred Reade were both of Royal Descent, and relate to Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

The Lineage of George Washington

Written and researched by Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewska

Mildred died in 1701. Lawrence Washington provided that upon the death of he and his wife, that his estate should be managed by his first cousin, John Washington of Chotank, which was located in Stafford County, Virginia (which is noe King's County). The courts relinquished custody of Augustine to his father's cousin. So Augustine's life changed and he left Appleby School in England, and returned to rural Virginia. He spent the rest of his childhood and teens at Chotank (as did his siblings). Then at age 21, he set off on his own.

Birth: 1659 Death: 1697

Lawrence Washington is the grandfather of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Lawrence married Mildred Warner. It was from this marriage in which Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, was born.

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 John Washington (1627 - 1677)
 Ann Pope Washington (1635 - 1668)

 Mildred Warner Washington (1671 - 1701)*

 Mildred Washington (____ - 1696)*
 John Washington (1692 - 1746)*
 Augustine Washington (1694 - 1743)*
 Mildred Washington Gregory Willis (1696 - 1747)*
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Burial: George Washington Birthplace National Monument Colonial Beach Westmoreland County Virginia, USA Plot: Popes Creek Plantation

Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Apr 17, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 21512

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Lawrence Washington was the eldest son of John Washington (from Essex, England) and Anne Pope. He was born in September 1659, on his father's estate at Bridges Creek, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He had two siblings: John (c.1660-1698) and Anne (c.1660-1697). Lawrence was named for his paternal grandfather Lawrence Washington. Life[edit source]

As the eldest son of the Washington family, Lawrence received the benefits of primogeniture, as was common at the time. As would become tradition within the Washington family, he was sent to England to be educated, where he trained as a lawyer. Upon the death of his father, Washington inherited two substantial estates on the Potomac River: Mattox Creek (1,850 acres) and Little Hunting Creek (2,500 acres) (which would eventually be renamed Mount Vernon by Lawrence's grandson and namesake Lawrence Washington). He did not add substantially to either property during his lifetime, which suggests that he was more interested in politics and the law than in the plantations.[1] In 1688, Lawrence married Mildred Warner, one of three daughters of Mildred Reade and the wealthy Gloucester County planter Augustine Warner, Jr.[2] By her, he had three children: John (1692–1746), Augustine (1694–1743), and Mildred (1698–1747). Lawrence died at the age of 38 in February 1698, the same year in which his daughter was born. Following his death, Mildred Warner Washington married George Gale, who moved the family to Whitehaven, England. Mildred died in 1701 at the age of 30 following a difficult childbirth.[1][2] Her will stipulated that Gale become the guardian of her children, but in 1704 Lawrence's cousin John Washington successfully petitioned to have custody transferred to him. At that point, the three Washington children returned to Virginia to his care, and they lived near Chotank Creek. He had the use of the lands and personal property they had inherited while he acted as their guardian.[1] Children by Mildred Warner[edit source] John Washington (1692–1746) Augustine Washington (1694–1743) Mildred Washington (1698–1747) References[edit source]

^ Jump up to: a b c "Washingtons", Genealogy, The George Washington Foundation ^ Jump up to: a b "Washington Family: Third Generation",

The story of the Washington family in America began in the mid-1650s when two young men, John Washington (1632-1677) and his younger brother Lawrence (1635-1677) arrived in Virginia. Their family had been loyal to the deposed king Charles I (1600-1648) during the English Civil War, and the brothers saw little future for themselves in England with Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) and Parliament in control of the government. As a result, the Washington brothers set out to make their fortunes in the colonies.

Both Washingtons quickly established themselves in Virginia society, volunteering for public service and gaining status through marriage as stepping-stones to advancement. Following the restoration of Charles II (1630-1685) to the English throne, John Washington and a friend named Nicholas Spencer were honored in 1674 with a grant from the king of a 5,000-acre property along the Potomac River that would be known for the next few decades as Little Hunting Creek Plantation.

John Washington's great-grandson, George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in February of 1732, as the eldest child of the second marriage of Augustine Washington. As a small boy George Washington moved several times, between farms owned by his father in different parts of the colony, including the Little Hunting Creek property. His father's death, when Washington was only eleven, meant that he would never have the English education enjoyed by his older half-brothers. Schooled in Virginia, George Washington spent much of his teenage years bouncing between the homes of his mother, two older half-brothers, and cousins.

One of those half-brothers, Lawrence Washington (1718-1752), had a burgeoning military career and made his home at Little Hunting Creek, the property he inherited from his father. The land was soon after renamed "Mount Vernon" in honor of Lawrence Washington's former commander in the British Navy. Lawrence married into the very prominent Fairfax family of Belvoir Plantation, and it was through those connections that George Washington began to gain prominence in Virginia society.

Bibliography Ball, George Washington. The Maternal Ancestry and Nearest of Kin of Washington. Washington, 1889.

Hale, Chester. Mount Vernon and the Washington Family. Butler, PA: Ziegler Printing Co., Inc., 1929.

Lawrence Washington is the grandfather of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Lawrence married Mildred Warner. It was from this marriage in which Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, was born.



HIGH SHERIFF OF VA., 1692 Lawrence Washington is the grandfather of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Lawrence married Mildred Warner. It was from this marriage in which Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, was born. Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Apr 17, 2001

Find A Grave Memorial# 21512 Capt. Lawrence Washington (1659 – February 1698)[1][2][3] was a lawyer, soldier, planter, and politician in colonial Virginia who was educated in England. He was the paternal grandfather of George Washington.

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Captain Lawrence Washington's Timeline

September 1, 1659
Bridge Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Colonial America
November 12, 1692
Age 33
Bridges Creek, King George, Virginia, USA
November 12, 1694
Age 35
Westmoreland County, Virginia, Colonial America
February 1, 1696
Age 36
March 11, 1697
Age 37
Stafford County, Virginia
Age 37
Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
March 30, 1699
Age 39
Westmoreland County, Virginia, Colonial America
March 30, 1699
Age 39
Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States