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William Lavender, Sr

Also Known As: "William Lavender", "John William Lavender", "William Lavender Sr.", "John William Lavender Sr."
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: after May 24, 1780
Jones, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rachel Probart Rhem Lavender
Father of William Lane Lavender; Rachel Reman Lavender; Benjamin Lavender; Melissa Perkins and John Lavender, Sr
Brother of John Lavender

Managed by: Irene Nolen Clark
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About William Lavender Sr.

About capture of Lavenders: http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/jones/bios/avery.txt

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paday/dobbers/avery.htm (Referring to Leah Lane Probart) My mother's 2 sisters, were married, 1 to a man named CLARKE and another to LAVENDER. They were taken prisoners at Brier Creek, carried to Bermuda and died there. My father and mother took the LAVENDER children and raised them. Mr.COLLIER the CLARKE children, the son PROBART, went to England to procure under the laws of primogeniture the estate of one Welsh ancestor and found a very pretty estate in the possession of 2 old maids; but he had neither the mind nor the means to got to law for it. His Uncle LANE of Maryland, died a bachelor, and gave his oldest son William Yelverton PROBART an estate worth $100,000 dollars, and it ruined him. He was a good fellow and it made him a fool, and he spent it in a very short time.

Daniel Simeon Lavender's DNA testing as Origins in England

Birth Record for a possible match William Lavender Gender: Male Christening: Apr 20 1701 Street, Sussex, England Mother: Joane Lavender Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C04275-1 System Origin: England-ODM GS Film number: 504417

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745 - 1800, Volume 2

William Turner's Application Place:

 Augusta, Virginia, Scotland 

Page: 495 Text: ".... at WilliamLavender, Sr., testifies that he soldier with applicant at was a Yorktown and Albemarle Barracks. William Turner's Declaration, August 21st, 1832: Born in Albemarle in 1760; performed tour..."

From Gen Form: Posted by Mary Furr June 25, 2004

William Lavender, Sr.(born abt. 1740 in Bordeaux, France) and Elizabeth Probart(daughter of Yelverton Peyton Probart of Snow Hill, NC, and a Miss Lane) parented WILLIAM LANE, BENJAMIN, LEVIN PROBART, and MELISSA Lavender.

After parents deaths, MELISSA and one of her siblings went with their maternal aunt, Mrs. (Waightstill) Leah Probart Franks Avery to Morganton, NC to live. Melissa married Joseph Perkins.


Personal Note from Debra: I believe Rachel Rhem Lavender and Elizabeth Probart are sisters which sister did he marry? Rachel has no NMN and for many years William has been listed to being married to Rachel Rhem. Rachel turned out to Melcher Rhem's widow all three are in his will which was witnessed by Elizabeth Probart and Wm Lavender. And for that matter did John Lavender his brother marry Rachel Rhem and Wm married Elizabeth? Either way that would not change grandparents. The biggest problem is dates William Lavender Jr. was born abt 1740. END

LAVENDER, William Sr. - Pg 202 - Michael Koonce; son William Lane Lavender;

daughter Melissa; sons Benjamin and Levin Probart Lavender; Exrs: brother John 
Lavender, friend George Clark Esq; Wts: John Parrey, Elijah Calloway, Michael 

END (Jr.) or William Lane LAVENDER, William - Pg 263 - wife Hannah; son Levin Lavender; son John (Minor);

all my children except Levin; Exr: friend James Green; Wts: Wm. Tippet, John 
Green, Danl. Lavender.

END See notes on wife Rachel. Researching if she was a sister of or the widow mentioned in the will of Mercher Rhem or a relative of. (Melcher Rhem's will called his wife Rachel) MR's descendants carry the Farnifold Green name as first and middle names. It does seem that William Lavender was witness to several documents of MR.

Melcher1 Rhem married Rachel (Rhem) in Craven County, North Carolina. He died in 1769 in Craven County, North Carolina. So as John William Lavender's son was born in 1735 this does not seem to be his wife Rachel or Rachel may not be Jr's mother but stepmother.

William Lavender Jr.'s had his brother-in-law son as exr. Another brother-in-law John Green and son Daniel Lavender as witnesses. Who all of his other children may never be known.

There are Lavender's who carry the Farnifold name as Hannah Green was his great grandaughter. The children of William and Rachel also carry her family names Probart and Lane. END

1774, November 16. Joseph Brock of Dobbs County conveys, for 230 pounds paid by Jacob Rhem, two tracts of land on bothsides of Trent River, in Craven County and Dobbs County 200 acres, granted to William Randall in 1756, being all the lands Joseph Brock holds on the south side of Trent River. Silas Bryan and Joseph Dew, witnesses.; page 39, Some Jones County Deed Abstracts, 1779, December 18. William Lavender of Jones County conveys to Jacob Koonce a parcel on Beaver Creek, 200 acres, on the South side of said creek, between Jacob Rhem and said Lavendar. Michael Koonce and George Koonce, witnesses.; page 46, Petitions Regarding Roads in Craven County. On August 12, 1771, Christopher Neale, clerk of the Court, announced a jury composed of Jacob Koonce, William Lavender, Jacob Rhem, Samuel White, James Turner, Michael Koonce, Hardy Bryan, Nathan Bryan, Joseph Kinsey, Absolom Kinsey, Benjamin Davis, and Simon Edwards, to lay off a road from Dobbs Co. line on the south side of Vine Swamp, to run on the south side of said swamp and Beaver Creek, near Frederick Becton, Exq., into Chinkapin Road, near Williams Lavendar. Simon Edwards was appointed as overseer of said road." Page 122: "Jacob Rhem bought a pair of iron fetters from public auction of estate of Edward Franck, December."

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William Lavender Sr.'s Timeline

April 20, 1701
England, United Kingdom
March 22, 1735
Age 33
Craven County, North Carolina, United States
March 25, 1737
Age 35
Craven County, North Carolina, United States
Age 48
Craven County, North Carolina, United States
Age 68
Jones County, Province of North Carolina
May 24, 1780
Age 79
Jones, North Carolina, United States