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the Rev. John Lawrence, of Fressingfield

Male 1525 - 1611  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name John Lawrence 
    Title the Rev. 
    Suffix of Fressingfield 
    Born say 1525  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Married To say 1547  [1
    Anne Sammes who was born about 1530 and was buried 24 August 1580 at St. James, South Elmham, England.

    Issue:
    1. Anne Lawrence (1548-1609/10)
    2. Jane Lawrence (1549-1558)
    3. Thomas Lawrence (1551-young)
    4. Mary Lawrence (1554-????)
    5. Grace Lawrence (1557-????)
    6. John Lawrence (1560-????)
    7. Martha Lawrence (1562-????)
    8. Anne Lawrence (1564-????)
    9. Thomas Lawrence (1567-????)
    10. Samuel Lawrence (1570-1571)
    11. James Lawrence (1573-1628) 
    Deed 1556  [1
    Roger Wyncoll bought land in Rayleigh, Rawreth, and Great Hockley, Essex, England from John Lawrence and his wife Anne for 250. 
    Married To say 1580  [1
    Alice (Vesey) Gunvile,the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gardner) Vesey, and the widow of Henry Gunvile of Manor Barons in Gorleston, Suffolk, England. Alice was born about 1538 and was buried 22 May 1590 in Fressingfield, England.

    Issue:
    1. Nathaniel Lawrence (1581-????) 
    Deed 1582  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Purchased land 
    Deed 1589  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Purchased the lordship of the manor of Fessingfield Hall. 
    History John Lawrence was a plausible preacher, but not so good a man as his father. His father gave him St. James Parke in Elmham, after sold to Alderman Massam, who left it to Sir Wm Massam and he to his sonne, whose heire is now owner of it 1660.  [1, 2
    Married To say 1591  [1
    Mary (Coker) (Garrington) (Turner) Pellett, the daughter of John Coker and the widow of unknown Garrington, Thomas Turner, and Richard Pellett. 
    Will 18 Sep 1609  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    His will identifies his son, Nathaniel: Unto Nathaniel Lawrence my son all my lands and tenements in Fressingfield, being freehold, to him and his heirs of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten. And for want of such issue then to remain to all my children and their heirs forever. Unto the said Nathaniel Lawrence my son all my lease lands and tenements in Fressingfield and all my right title interest and term of years which I have of and in the same. All the rest and residue of my goods and chattels I bequeath to him Nathaniel my son, whom I ordain to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament. 
    Died 2 Jan 1610/11  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 3 Jan 1610/11  Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate/Proved 11 Jan 1610/11  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Agency: Consistory Court of Norwich 
    Person ID I11458  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2015 

    Father John Lawrence,   b. say 1500, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F7647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - say 1525 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Purchased land - 1582 - Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Purchased the lordship of the manor of Fessingfield Hall. - 1589 - Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - His will identifies his son, Nathaniel: Unto Nathaniel Lawrence my son all my lands and tenements in Fressingfield, being freehold, to him and his heirs of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten. And for want of such issue then to remain to all my children and their heirs forever. Unto the said Nathaniel Lawrence my son all my lease lands and tenements in Fressingfield and all my right title interest and term of years which I have of and in the same. All the rest and residue of my goods and chattels I bequeath to him Nathaniel my son, whom I ordain to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament. - 18 Sep 1609 - Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1610/11 - Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Jan 1610/11 - Fressingfield, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S201] Wood, Michael Johnson. The Earliest Shermans of Deham, Essex, and Their Wives Part 2, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Registger, volume 167, January 2013).

    2. [S202] 1613 Inquistion Post Mortem of John Lawrence: Suffolk, (The National Archives, C142/335 number 29).