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Robert Lanier

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia
Death: May 18, 1756 (78)
Prince George County, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Lanier, Jr and Katherine Ellinor Lanier
Husband of Priscilla Washington Lanier
Father of John Robert Lanier, Sr. and Thomas Lanier
Brother of John Lanier, III and Sampson Lanier, Sr.
Half brother of Sarah Brewer and Nicholas Lanier

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About Robert Lanier

About Robert Lanier

Compiled by Wayne D. Lanier 

Robert Lanier 
1678 - 1743/44

5 Robert Lanier 1678 - 1743/44 
+Pricilla Washington 
Robert Lanier, named first in the will of his father, and probably the oldest son, 
was born in Charles City County about 1678; he married quite late in life, Priscilla, 
the daughter of Richard Washington, in Surry County, Virginia about 1727. She 
was the sister of Elizabeth Washington who had married his brother Sampson Lanier 
some twenty years earlier.

Robert Lanier "lived in Surry County all his life", but left no records there except his will. 
The plantation where he lived may have been given to him by his father, but any record 
of the deed is lost with many other Charles City records. The land was in Surry, and lay 
next to the land of his brother, John Lanier; both tracts being on "the Well Branch" and 
having a common mark "to a corner tree in Mr. Henry Harrison’s Line."

His will was dated September 23, 1753, and probated in Surry County, May 18, 1756. 
He names his wife Priscilla, sons John, Thomas, and Robert, who all seem to be of age, 
and his daughter Priscilla, not yet of age. To Thomas he leaves 100 acres in Brunswick 
County (now Greensville County), Virginia, on the north side of Three Creeks, a Negro 
man named Sam, and a woman named Jone; to Robert he leaves 100 acres in Brunswick 
County on the south side of Three Creeks, and a Negro boy called Jimmy, also a Negro 
woman called Lucy; and to Priscilla he leaves two Negro girls named Cube and Sall, and 
money when she arrives at the age of eighteen or marries.

Priscilla, the daughter of Robert and Priscilla (Washington) Lanier, 
became of age in 1760, and was released by her Guardian, John Lanier, 
her uncle. No further records have been found for her.

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Robert Lanier's Timeline

Charles City County, Virginia
Age 50
Surry Co. VA
Age 52
Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
May 18, 1756
Age 78
Prince George County, VA