'Lawrence01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lawrence of Ashton, Lawrence of Sevenhampton, Lawrence of Shurdington, Lawrence of Washington

(1) Thanks to a contributor (ML, 09.06.08) for bringing to our attention the dispute concerning the early generations of this family. We originally followed Commoners in reporting those generations as below (in italics) but a web site challenges that pedigree and, although we have not viewed the main source quoted by that challenge (a work by Schuyler Lawrence in 1935), we have found it supported by VCH (Lancashire, vol 8, 1914, Ashton with Stodday).
(2) Commoners identifies the arms of this family as "Arg. a cross raguly ru.".
Sir Robert Lawrence of Ashton Hall, Lancashire (a 1191)
1. Sir Robert Lawrence
  m. _ Trafford (dau of James Trafford of Trafford)
A. James Lawrence of Washington & Sedgwick (Lancashire)
  m. (1252) Matilda Washington (dau/heir of John Washington of Washington)
  i. John Lawrence of Washington & Sedgwick (a 1283)
  m. Margaret Chesford (dau of Walter Chesford)
  a. John Lawrence of Washington (a 1326, d c1360)
  m. Elizabeth Holt of Stably
  Commoners omits a generation here.
  (1) Sir Robert Lawrence - descendants shown below ****
  m. Margaret Holden of Lancashire
Roger de Lancaster
The parentage of this Roger is as given in the above-mentioned web site. At least in its report on Ashton, VCH gives no indication of his ancestry.
1. Thomas de Lancaster
  A. John de Lancaster
  B. Lawrence de Lancaster of Ashton, Lancashire
  i. John (Fitz) Lawrence of Ashton
  m. Elizabeth Holt of Stably
  a. Edmund Lawrence of Washington (d 1381)
  m1. Alice de Cuerdale
  m2. Agnes de Washington (dau/heir of Robert de Washington)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (1) Sir Robert Lawrence (b c1371) ****
  m. Margaret Holden of Lancashire
  (A) Sir Robert Lawrence (d 1450)
  m1. Amphilbis Longford (dau of Edward Longford of Longford)
Commoners mentions the marriage to Amphilbis. VCH mentions the marriage to Agnes in 1429 and reports that Sir James was 22 when his father died in 1450. We presume that Amphilbis was mother of Sir James and that Agnes was mother of the younger sons.
  (i) Sir James Lawrence of Ashton, Stodday (& Standish) (b c1428, d 1490)
  m. Cecily Botler, heiress from Lancashire
  Commoners shows their children as Sir Thomas (m. Eleanor Welles), Robert & Cecily. VCH mentions Sir Thomas succeeded by his brother John. TCP (Hoo) names the 2nd husband of Eleanor Welles as James whom we presume to have been that John.
  (a) Sir Thomas Lawrence (b c1466, d 1504)
  (b) John or James Lawrence (d 1514)
  m. Eleanor Welles (dau of Lionel, Lord Welles, by Joan, dau of Sir Robert Waterton)
  Commoners mentions 2 sons (dsp) for Sir Thomas & Eleanor, Sir John & Thomas, indicating that Sir John was still alive in 1591. VCH reports that, after John's death in 1514, the "inheritance was divided among a number of families, representatives of his aunts". We presume that Commoners was mistaken and that any children of any marriage by John or his brother Sir Thomas dvpsp.
  (c) Robert Lawrence (dsp)
(d) Cecily Lawrence
  m. William Gerard
  m2. (1429) Agnes Croft (dau of Nicholas Croft of Dalton) presumed mother of ...
  (ii) Robert Lawrence
  m. Margaret Lawrence (dau of John Lawrence of Rixton by Mary, dau of Eudo, son/heir of Richard, Lord Welles)
  (a) Sir Robert Lawrence (dsp 1511)
  m. _ Stanley (dau of Thomas Stanley)
(b) John Lawrence (a 1513, dsp)
  (c) William Lawrence of Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire (a 1509)
  m. Isabel Molyneux (dau of John Molyneux of Chorley)
  ((1)) Robert Lawrence (b 1521, d 1585, 2nd son) - continued below
  m1. ??
  m2. Eleanor Stratford (dau of John Stratford of Farncot)
  ((2))+ other issue - John (dsp, archdeacon of Worcester, parson of Withington), William, Edmund of Withington, Thomas of Compton
  (iii) Nicholas Lawrence
  Not known which wife was mother of which of the following daughters who were mentioned by VCH as aunts of the John who died in 1514.
  (iv) Elizabeth Lawrence possibly the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. John Boteler, younger of Rawcliffe (d before 1488)
  (v)+ other issue - Margaret, Agnes, Alice
  (B) Thomas Lawrence
  (i) Arthur Lawrence of Prior's Court, Gloucestershire
  (C)+ other issue - William (b 1395, d St. Albans 1455), Edmund



Robert Lawrence of Shurdington, Sevenhampton, etc. (b 1521, d 1585) - continued above
m1. ??
1. daughter
  m. _ Truman
2. daughter
  m. _ Hodgkins
3. daughter
  m. _ Rogers
m2. Eleanor Stratford (dau of John Stratford of Farncot)
4. William Lawrence of Shurdington
  m. Margaret Hugford (dau of John Hugford of Henwood) possibly wife of William & mother of ...
  A. Arthur Lawrence of Shurdington
  i. William Lawrence of Shurdington (dsp)
  m. Dulcibella
  B. Hester Lawrence possibly of this generation (2 generations later?)
  m. Jasper Estcourt of Lyde Pyll (d 1661)
5. Robert Lawrence of Sevenhampton (dsp)
6. Anthony Lawrence
  m. _ Gradwell (dau of William Gradwell of Gray's Inn)
  A. Anthony Lawrence
  m. Mary Broadway (dau of Giles Broadway of Portlip)
  i. Robert Lawrence of Sevenhampton
  m. Mary Rogers (dau of John Rogers of Hasleton)
  a. Anthony Lawrence
  (1) Elizabeth Lawrence
  m. _ Moore
(2) Culpepper Lawrence
  m. _ Pembrage
  (3) Mary Lawrence (d unm)
  b. Robert Lawrence (d young)
  c. Walter Lawrence of Painswick
  m. Anne Webb (dau of Edmund Webb)
  (1) Walter Lawrence of Sevenhampton (bpt 11.04.1689, d 1764)
  m. Mary Cocks (d 1762, dau of John Cooks of Woodmancote)
  (A) Walter Lawrence of Sevenhampton (d 01.06.1810, 2nd son)
  m. (22.10.1766) Mary Hayward (d 18.11.1804, dau of Thomas Hayward by Dorothy, dau of John Cocks of Woodmancote, cousin)
  (i) Mary Lawrence of Sevenhampton (d 19.09.1839)
  m. (16.12.1796) William Morris (d 20.11.1834, brother of Robert, MP for Gloucester)
  (a) Walter Lawrence Morris, later Lawrence of Sevenhampton & Sandywell Park, Gloucestershire (b 21.05.1799, d 03.12.1877, "only surviving child") had issue
  m. (24.07.1824) Mary Speldt (dau of Christian Speldt of Stratford)
  (B)+ other issue - Robert (d unm, minister), John (b c1733, a 1806, rector of Sevenhampton)
  (2) Joanna Lawrence
  m. Ethell Perks
  (3)+ other issue (d unm)
  d. Elizabeth Lawrence
  m. William Norden
  e. Mary Lawrence
  m. Carew Williams of Corndale
  f. Ann Lawrence
  m. Thomas Ludlow
  ii. Anthony Lawrence of Dowdeswell
  iii. Ann Lawrence
  m. Giles Roberts of Oudswell
  iv. Mary Lawrence
  m. John Dowle of Badginton
  v. Elizabeth Lawrence
  m. John Freme
  B. Elizabeth Lawrence
  m. William Rogers of Sandiwell
  C.+ other issue - Francis, William (dsp)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol III, Lawrence of Sevenhampton) with some input on the early generations from VCH (Lancashire, vol 8, 1914, Ashton with Stodday) and support (mainly on the lower section) from BLG1886 (Lawrence of Sandywell Park)
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