LAWRENCE OF WETHERBY

 

Based so far on only the (rare) name being the same, the Mungo Lawrence in the first generation below may have been the same person as Mungo Laurence (son of John Laurence) who was baptised on 21 January 1666 at St. Mary, Carlisle, Cumberland.

 

Some of the events noted here as having taken place at Spofforth may have occurred at Wetherby, which was in the parish of Spofforth.

 

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LAWRENCE

 

1          MUNGO LAWRENCE of Wetherby, Yorkshire, farmer, was buried on 17 March 1716/17 at Spofforth, Yorkshire.[1] He married on 5 January 1692/93 at Harewood, Yorkshire, HANNAH THORNHILL,[2] who was buried on 11 May 1715 at Spofforth.[3]

 

                Children of Mungo and Hannah (Thornhill) Lawrence:

                                i               ANN LAWRENCE, b 11 Oct 1693, bap 1 Nov 1693, St. Peter, Leeds.[4]

                                ii              JOHN LAWRENCE, bap 16 Oct 1695, Spofforth, bur 10 Jan 1695/96, Spofforth.[5]

                2              iii             JOSEPH LAWRENCE (1697-1744); m(1) MARY BEAN; m(2) RACHEL RENTON.

                                iv             MARY LAWRENCE, bap 4 Aug 1699, Spofforth.[6]

                                v              WILLIAM LAWRENCE of Spofforth, bap 15 Aug 1702, Spofforth, d 15 Aug 1783, bur 17 Aug 1783, Spofforth.[7]

                                vi             HANNAH LAWRENCE, bap 12 Feb 1704/05, Spofforth,[8] bur 7 Jun 1749, Cawood;[9] m 25 Nov 1731, Newton Kyme, DAVID HICK.[10]

2          JOSEPH LAWRENCE of Wetherby, joiner, was baptised on 27 January 1696/97 at Spofforth and buried on 13 July 1744 at Spofforth.[11] He married firstly on 15 June 1718 at Bradford, Yorkshire, MARY BEAN,[12] who was was buried on 14 March 1730/31 at Spofforth.[13] Joseph married secondly, on 26 December 1733 at Harewood, RACHEL RENTON,[14] daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Bradley) Renton (see here). Rachel was baptised on 30 December 1706 at Harewood and buried on 19 June 1775 at Spofforth.

 

                Children of Joseph and Mary (Bean) Lawrence:

                                i              HANNAH LAWRENCE, bap 22 Jan 1719/20, Spofforth.[15]

                                ii             JOSEPH LAWRENCE, bap 19 Jun 1725, Spofforth.[16]

                                iii            MARY LAWRENCE, bap 19 Oct 1727, Spofforth.[17]

 

                Children of Joseph and Rachel (Renton) Lawrence:

                3              iv             GEORGE LAWRENCE (1734-1816); m PATIENCE HESLEDEN.

                                v              RACHEL LAWRENCE, bap 8 Aug 1736, Spofforth.[18]

                                vi             SAMUEL LAWRENCE, bap 26 Aug 1738, Spofforth.[19]

                                vii            BENJAMIN LAWRENCE of Tadcaster, tailor, bap 27 Sep 1740, Spofforth,[20] d 20 Apr 1804, bur 21 Apr 1804, Tadcaster;[21] m 24 Oct 1759, Tadcaster, MAISECUNDUS SMITH.[22]

                                viii           ANN LAWRENCE, bap 5 Jun 1743, Wetherby, bur 20 Mar 1745/46, Spofforth.[23]

 

3          GEORGE LAWRENCE of Wetherby, joiner, was baptised on 13 November 1734 at Spofforth and buried on 3 March 1816 at Spofforth.[24] He married on 30 July 1759 at Bradford, PATIENCE HESLEDEN,[25] daughter of Jeremy and Grace (Newel) Hesleden (see here). Patience was baptised on 5 September 1736 at Bradford, died on 3 August 1799 and was buried on 5 August 1799 at Spofforth.

 

                Children of George and Patience (Hesleden) Lawrence:

                4              i               JAMES LAWRENCE (bap 1760); m ELLEN STANDBANK.

                                ii              PATIENCE LAWRENCE, bap 14 Jun 1761, Wetherby;[26] m 17 May 1789, Tadcaster, THOMAS JOHNSON.[27]

                                iii             ANN LAWRENCE, bap 11 Jul 1762, Spofforth.[28]

                                iv             GEORGE LAWRENCE, bap 24 Apr 1764, Wetherby.[29]

                                v              SAMUEL LAWRENCE, bap 3 Nov 1765, Wetherby.[30]

                                vi             SALLY LAWRENCE, b ca 1767.[31]

                                vii            JOHN LAWRENCE, bap 18 Sep 1768, Wetherby.[32]

                                viii           JOSHUA LAWRENCE, bap 24 May 1770, Wetherby;[33] m 10 Oct 1791, Kirk Deighton, MARY CASS.[34]

                                ix             GRACE LAWRENCE, bap 12 Jan 1772, Wetherby, bur 5 Jul 1772, Spofforth.[35]

                                x              HANNAH LAWRENCE, bap 2 Apr 1773, Wetherby.[36]

                                xi             MARY LAWRENCE, bap 9 Oct 1774, Wetherby.[37]

                                xii            JOSEPH LAWRENCE, bur 18 Aug 1776, Spofforth.[38]

                                xiii           WILLIAM LAWRENCE, bap 28 May 1778, Wetherby.[39]

4          JAMES LAWRENCE of Wetherby, labourer, was baptised on 25 May 1760 at Wetherby.[40] He married on 31 January 1788 at Thorner, Yorkshire, ELLEN STANDBANK,[41] daughter of John and Dorothy (Ingham) Standbank (see here). Ellen was baptised on 6 August 1769 at Aberford, Yorkshire, and buried on 5 December 1829 at Spofforth.

 

                Children of James and Ellen (Standbank) Lawrence:

                                              JOHN LAWRENCE, b 14 Jul 1788, bap 10 Aug 1788, Barwick-in-Elmet, Yorkshire.[42]

                                ii              MARY LAWRENCE, b 24 Sep 1790, bap 25 Dec 1790, Wetherby.[43]

                                iii             JAMES LAWRENCE, b 27 May 1793, bap 4 Aug 1793, Wetherby.[44]

                                iv             SAMUEL LAWRENCE, b 20 Sep 1795, bap 1 Nov 1795, Wetherby.[45]

                                v              ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, b 29 Apr 1798, bap 27 May 1798, Wetherby.[46]

                                vi             MATTHEW LAWRENCE, b 20 Jan 1802, bap 14 Feb 1802, Wetherby, d 11 Aug 1806, bur 13 Aug 1806, Spofforth.[47]

                5              vii            WILLIAM LAWRENCE (1805-1871); m ELIZABETH CAPPER.

                                viii           JOSEPH LAWRENCE, b 21 Apr 1808, bap 15 May 1808, Wetherby.[48]

 

5          WILLIAM LAWRENCE of Leeds, groom and cab driver, was born on 8 September 1805 at Wetherby[49] and died on 20 October 1871 at Leeds.[50] He married on 1 April 1827 at Aberford, ELIZABETH CAPPER,[51] daughter of Richard and Ann (Johnson) Capper (see here). Elizabeth was born at Aberford, baptised there on 19 May 1805, and died on 2 November 1880 at Leeds.

 

                Children of William and Elizabeth (Capper) Lawrence:

                                i               ANN LAWRENCE, b Aberford, bap 23 Sep 1827, Aberford;[52] m 14 Oct 1849, St. Peter, Leeds, WILLIAM ROBERTS.[53]

                                ii              ELLEN LAWRENCE, b Wetherby, bap 21 Jun 1829, Wetherby;[54] m 16 Mar 1856, St. Peter, Leeds, SAMUEL JOHNSON.[55]

                                iii             JAMES LAWRENCE, bap 13 Feb 1831, Wetherby.[56]

                                iv             MARY JANE LAWRENCE, b 8 Dec 1832, Leeds,[57] d 20 Jun 1873, New Wortley;[58] m 2 Dec 1854, St. Peter, Leeds, SAMUEL BALDWIN[59] (see here).

                                v              JOHN LAWRENCE, b 19 Sep 1834, bap 14 Oct 1834, St. Peter, Leeds.[60]

                                vi             JOHN LAWRENCE; groom, b 22 Nov 1835, Leeds.[61]

                                vii            ELIZA LAWRENCE, b 21 Sep 1836, bap 23 Oct 1836, St. Peter, Leeds.[62]

                                viii           ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, b 17 Oct 1838, bap 6 Nov 1838, St. Peter, Leeds.[63]

                                ix             WILLIAM LAWRENCE, b ca 1841, Leeds, bap 10 Dec 1843, St. Peter, Leeds.[64]

                                x              ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, b 19 Nov 1843, bap St. Peter, Leeds, 10 Dec 1843.[65]

                                xi             SARAH LAWRENCE, b ca 1845, Leeds.[66]



[1] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[2] Harewood parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). The bride’s name is given (in English) as “Anna Thornehill”.

[3] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[4] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[5] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[6] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[7] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[8] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[9] Cawood parish registers (available online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[10] Newton Kyme parish registers (available online at www.findmypast.co.uk). Geoff Blyth noted that the Wistow parish registers include the 1778 baptism entry for Thomas Blyth giving his mother as “Ann Daugr of David Hick of Cawood Farmr by Hannah Daugr of Mungo Lawrance of Wetherby Farmr”. See also Geoff Blyth’s notes to the entry for Borthwick Institute, DC.CP.1780/1, at http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/causepapers/.

[11] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[12] Bradford parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). Joseph is said to be of the parish of “Spawforth”.

[13] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); Spofforth bishops’ transcripts (available online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[14] Harewood parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). The couple are named as “Joshua Lowrance & Rachil Renton”. However, from other records, this was evidently the marriage of Joseph Lawrence. For example, the baptism entry for Elizabeth Lowrance in the Tadcaster parish registers in 1778 states that her father was “Benjamin Lowrance of Tadcaster Taylor Son of Joseph Lowrance of Wetherby Joiner by Rachel his Wife Daughter of Samuel Renton of Lofthouse near Harewood Farmer” (Tadcaster parish registers, Leeds Central Library, reel 66).

[15] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[16] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[17] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[18] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[19] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[20] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[21] Tadcaster parish registers (Leeds Central Library, reel 67).

[22] Tadcaster parish registers (Leeds Central Library, reel 66).

[23] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[24] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[25] Bradford parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[26] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[27] Tadcaster parish registers (available online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[28] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[29] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[30] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[31] Brian Jones, ed., Population Listing for the Township of Wetherby in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1776 (Bradford, 1996), 11.

[32] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[33] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[34] Kirk Deighton parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[35] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[36] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[37] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[38] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[39] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[40] Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). His burial has not been located, unless he was the “John” Lawrence, labourer, of Wetherby, who was buried at Spofforth in 1808 aged 48.

[41] Thorner parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[42] Barwick-in-Elmet parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). The baptism entry names the grandparents of the child, confirming that James Lawrence who married Ellen Standbank was a son of George and Patience Lawrence of Wetherby.

[43] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[44] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[45] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[46] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[47] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); Spofforth parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[48] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[49] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2320, fol. 292).

[50] Death certificate.

[51] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[52] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library); 1881 census returns, Wortley (RG 11/4503, fol. 35).

[53] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[54] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2320, fol. 292).

[55] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). Samuel Johnson registered his mother-in-law’s death in 1880.

[56] Wetherby parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[57] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); 1861 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, RG 9/3391, fol. 108).

[58] Death certificate.

[59] Marriage certificate.

[60] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[61] 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2320, fol. 292); St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com). The date of birth is given in the parish registers as 22 Nov 1833 but the baptism was not until 29 Nov 1835 and a birth in 1833 would have been before that of his apparent brother of the same name who was baptised in 1834.

[62] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[63] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[64] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2320, fol. 292). His date of birth is given in his baptism entry as 19 Sep 1841 but William seems to appear in the 1841 census which was taken in June.

[65] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com).

[66] 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2320, fol. 292).