My Lawrence Ancestors


01. John Lawrence was born on Jan 12, 1561 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.  He had 2 wives: Margaret Robertes and Elizabeth Bull (daughter of Richard Bull and Alice Hunt).  He died on June 24, 1609 in Hertfordshire.

Note: "Explicit evidence has not been found proving that the Thomas Lawrence who was the son of John and Elizabeth (Bull) Lawrence was identical with the Thomas Lawrence who married Joan Antrobus in 1609 and who was certainly the father of the immigrants. John and Elizabeth's son was certainly living in 1610 when he was mentioned in his father's estate records, and considerable search has revealed no other Thomas Lawrence in St. Albans and vicinity who could have married Joan Antrobus." Source: David Greene from article in "The American Genealogist, Vol. 6, p. 6"

Another source that confirms this connection is Gary Boyd Roberts, author of "Ancestors of American Presidents" & "Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants".

Note: As of 2003 David Greene reports that "it is nearly certain that the John Lawrence who m. Elizabeth Bull was NOT a son of William and Katherine (Beaumont) Lawrence (click here for source). 


02. Thomas Lawrence was born abt. 1588 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. On October 23, 1609 he married Joan Antrobus, daughter of Walter Antrobus and Jane Arnold.  Thomas died on March 20, 1624 in St. Albans.  Joan remarried to John Tuttle probably in 1627 and along with her Lawrence and Tuttle children, came to New England on the "Planter" landing in June, 1635.  She died in 1659 in Massachusetts.

The children of Thomas and Joan are:

1 Joan Lawrence (Bap. Aug 29, 1610 - Aug 31, 1610)
2 Jane Lawrence (Bap. Dec 18, 1614 - ) Married George Giddings
3 Marie Lawrence (Bap. Nov 17, 1616 - Nov 28, 1616)
4 John Lawrence (Bap. Jul 26, 1618 - )
5 Thomas Lawrence (Bap. Mar 8, 1619/20 - )
6 William Lawrence (Bap. Jul 27, 1662 - )
7 Marie Lawrence (See Below

03. Marie Lawrence, daughter of Thomas and Joan was born on April 10, 1625 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.  In June, 1645 in Ipswich, MA she married Thomas Burnham, son of Robert Burnham and Mary Andrews.  Marie died on March 27, 1715 in Ipswich, MA.  I descend from their daughter Mary Burnham who married John Clark.


Migration pattern of my Lawrence family
England -- Massachusetts  


Surnames that married into my Lawrence family






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Note that Marie Lawrence, daughter of Thomas is considered a "Gateway Ancestor" on the
"Order of the Crown of Charlemagne" page. 
See the link here

(1) The ancestry of Thomas Lawrence's mother Elizabeth Bull has been proven back to Charlemagne in a publication in "The Genealogist, Vol. 10, #1, Spring 1989" by "David L. Greene" entitled "Royal Ancestry of the Ipswich MA and Long Island Lawrence Families".  The 29 page document is currently available on the site.  The established line to Charlemagne is listed below.

Generation Father Mother
30 Charlemagne (747-814) Hildegardis (758-783)
29 Karlmann (Pippin) (777-810)  
28 Bernhard (c797-818) Cunigunde (c797-c835)
27 Pepin (c817-)  
26 Heribert I (c840-900)  
25 Heribert II (c880-943) Adela Hildebrand (c887-931)
24 Robert Count of Meaux and Troyes (c910-967) Adelaide (c925-)
23 Geoffrey I Count of Anjou (c940-987) Adela (c950-974)
22 Conan I Duke of Brittany (-992) Ermengarde (c966-)
21 Richard II Duke of Normandy (c958-1027) Judith Britagne (c974-1017)
20 Robert Duke of Normandy (c1004-1035) Herleve De Falaise (1003-c1050)
19 Lambert of Lens (c1022) Adelaide (c1030-c1090)
18 Waltheof Earl of Huntington (c1046-1076) Judith of Lens (1054-)
17 Simon De Senlis (c1068-1109) Maud Huntington (c1072-1130)
16 Robert FitzRichard (c1104-1134) Maud De Senlis (c1106-)
15 Walter FitzRobert (-1198) Maud De Lacy (c1137-)
14 Gilbert Pecche (c1145-1212) Alice FitzWalter (c1150-)
13 Hamon II Pecche (c1187-1241) Eve (c1192-)
12 Gilbert II Pecche (c1220-1291) Joan De Creye (c1222-)
11 Gilbert III Pecche (c1262-1322) Isolda (c1264-1322)
10 Gilbert IV Pecche (1306-1349) Joan De Weyland (c1308-)
9 Thomas Notebeme (c1352-1406) Katherine Pecche (c1339-1406)
8 John Hinkley (c1382-1432) Margaret Notebeme (c1378-1443)
7 Henry Caldebeck (c1412-1445) Cecily Hinkley (c1412-)
6 Thomas Underhill (c1442-1509) Thomasine Caldebeck (c1430-)
5 Thomas Knighton (c1470-1544) Anne Underhill (c1470-)
4 Charles Bull (c1490-1532) Joan Nighton (1494-)
3 Richard Bull (c1511-1585) Alice Hunt (c1532-)
2 John Lawrence (1561-1609) Elizabeth Bull (c1562-1609)
1 Thomas Lawrence (1588-1609) Joan Antrobus (1592-1659)

(2) While John's parents are disputed by David Greene there is another publication that shows a line to King Edward III:
"Americans of Royal Descent: Collection of Genealogies Showing the Lineal Descent from Kings of Some American Families" by Charles Browning (1911) - page 538   It has apparently been confirmed by Gary Boyd Roberts but I have not seen a recent publication confirming it yet. 
                                       image link   +   link mentioning Gary   +   John Quincy Adams Chart

Generation Father Mother
14 King Edward III (1312-1377) Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369)
13 John of Gaunt (1340-1399) Katherine Roet/Swynford (1350-1403)
12 Robert De Ferrers (c1373-1396) Joan De Beaufort (c1379-1440)
11 Ralph De Neville (c1380-1458) Mary De Ferrers (c1390-1458)
10 John Neville (c1407-1482) Elizabeth Newmarch (c1407-)
9 Sir William Gascoigne (1419-c1464) Joan Neville (c1425-)
9 Sir William Gascoigne (c1440-1487) Margaret Percy (c1433-)
8 Ninian Markenfield (c1453-1486) Dorothy Gascoigne (c1463-)
7 Robert Mauleover (c1480-1541) Alice Markenfield (c1481-)
6 John Kaye (c1497-) Dorothy Mauleover (c1497-)
5 Edward Kaye (1513-1591) Ann Tirwitt (c1512-)
4 William Lawrence (1517-1572) Margaret Kaye (c1527-)
3 William Lawrence (c1532-1584) Katherine Beaumont (1542-)
2 John Lawrence (1561-1609) Elizabeth Bull (c1562-1609)
1 Thomas Lawrence (1588-1609) Joan Antrobus (1592-1659)


Lawrence information on the internet

Lawrence Genforum
The Thomas Book: Giving the Genealogies of Sir Rhys Ap Thomas, K. G., the Thomas Family Descended from Him, and of Some Allied Families - Google eBook.  Pages 398-429 go into detail on the Lawrence of St. Albans line.  Note that this book gives "Margaret Robertes" as mother of Thomas Lawrence.


My Descent From The Lawrence Line

Generation Father Mother
15 John Lawrence (1561-1609) Elizabeth Bull (1562-1609)
14 Thomas Lawrence (1584-1624) Joan Antrobus (1592-1659)
13 Thomas Burnham (1623-1694) Marie Lawrence (1625-1715)
12 John Clark (1639-1709) Mary Burnham (1652-1723)
11 Thomas Clark (1674-) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was added on 12/08/13 and last updated on 06/27/17
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