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Elizabeth Lawton (Salisbury)

Birthplace: of, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Salisbury, of Cranfield and Margaret Salisbury
Wife of Thomas Lawton, of Cranfield & Portsmouth
Mother of Elizabeth Sherman; Daniel Lawton; Rebecca Mott; Ann Slocum; Sarah F. Sisson and 1 other
Sister of Nicholas Salisbury
Half sister of John Salisbury

Occupation: Came from England in 1639
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About Elizabeth Lawton

Elizabeth Salisbury or Salisburie was born about 1616 of Cranfield, Bedfordshire Co., England and died "some time after 16 NOV 1654, when she marked a deed at Portsmouth," Newport Co., Rhode Island.


Parents: seen as John (or Thomas) Salisburie b: ABT 1586 in England and Margaret Crowley b: ABT 1590 in England


  1. on 29 MAY 1635 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire Co., England to Thomas Lawton b: 17 APR 1614 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire Co., England. (no primary record for this event has been located as of April 2014)

6 children of Elizabeth Salisbury and Thomas Lawton include:

  1. Elizabeth Lawton b: 5 FEB 1636/37 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire Co., England. Married Peleg Sherman.
  2. Daniel Lawton b: 1639 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Married Rebecca Mott.
  3. Rebecca Lawton b: 1641 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Married Gershorn Mott.
  4. Ann Lawton b: 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Married Giles Slocum.
  5. Sarah Lawton b: APR 1645 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Married George Sisson.
  6. Isaac Lawton b: 11 DEC 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Married 1) Mary Sisson 2) Elizabeth Tallman 3) Mrs. Naomi Bartholomew Hunt.


  • Birth place also seen as West Riding, Yorkshire, England. Birth date also seen as 1617.
  • "The parents of Elizabeth Salisbury are currently unproven. Shela Kries ("Kries Aherin Donovan Carey Families") gives her parents on RootsWeb as Thomas Salisbury (b. 1589, Cranfield, Bedfordshire,

England) and Margaret Crowley (b. 21 Jun 1592, Wavedon, England)."


  1. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. NewEnglandAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) "LAWTON Thomas Thomas (-1681) & 1/wf _____ _____ ca 1637 Portsmouth, RI {Austin's Dict. 122 Noyes-Gilman Crapo 311 Guild Anc. 22 Dunham-Boyd 324}"
  2. The Shurtleff and Lawton Families: Genealogy and History.  William Shurtleff. Pine Hill Press, Jan 1, 2005 - 541 pages.  Page 74.  "The First Lawtons in America."


Info Ref.: < http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125563169 >

Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury were married at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Cranfield, Bedfordshire on 29 May, 1635.

Elizabeth's parents are frequently said to be John Salisbury and Margaret Crowley, but I can't find any supporting evidence for that.

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Elizabeth Lawton's Timeline

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
September 10, 1637
Age 21
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
Age 23
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Age 25
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Age 28
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
September 16, 1647
Age 31
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
December 11, 1650
Age 34
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
November 16, 1654
Age 38
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
September 2, 1939
Age 38