Robert Lanier, Sr.

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Robert Lanier, Sr.

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: St Alphage, East Greenwich, Kent County, England
Death: circa 1720 (73-81)
Surrey Co, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Clement Lanier and Hannah Rebecca Lanier
Husband of Rebecca Lanier and Priscilla Lanier
Father of John Lanier; Robert Lanier, Jr.; Lemuel Lanier and Clement Lanier
Brother of Hannah Swetman; John Lanier, "the Emigrant"; Susanna Lanier, I; Nicholas Lanier; Lionel Lanier and 6 others

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About Robert Lanier, Sr.

According to, he migrated to Barbados in 1680, living in Chowan County, North Carolina by 1717.

The following will is more likely that of his son Robert, who married Sarah Barker. See more at

NC Wills has a will in "Terill" County, NC dated 20 Sept 1744. Bequeaths wife Sarah negroes Jack and Nan, six cows and calves and what steers belonging to his stock; the household furniture and the sale of his plantation manor (manner).

  • to beloved daughter Jean one shilling sterling; same to Elizabeth, Sarah and Annanarah Crestanah (?), Grace, Samoriah,
  • to beloved son William (worn off) one bible
  • to beloved son John Lanier one bible (bibele ?)
  • to grandson Robert Daniel a female negro child named Hannah
  • to grandson John Bryan a yearling heifer and the increase to be left for the care of my two sons aforementioned until they arrive at the age of 21
  • to my granddaughter Sarah Gilbert ....
  • to granddaughter Mary yearling heifer with increase left for care of my wife
  • tools to be divided between wife, two sons and grandson Robert Daniel
  • to two orphaned children raised in my house, Nancy Ann (?) Brown and Micarel Cheek, a yearling heifer each
  • to grandson Adams Lanier, a cow and calf
  • THe remainder of cattle after estate settled to be divided among two sons William and John Lanier

Will proved by oaths of Robert, Daniel and John Lanier with William Lanier taking executor's oath March Court 1744

[Will is on, North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 for Robert Lanier Not Stated Wills, Vol 16-18, Jen-Lov, Images 414-417]

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Robert Lanier, Sr.'s Timeline

May 22, 1642
St Alphage, East Greenwich, Kent County, England
August 21, 1678
Age 36
August 21, 1678
Age 36
St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, West Indies
Age 35
Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Age 77
Surrey Co, VA