Lancelot Armstrong Jr

about 1730–8 December 1794 (Age 64)
St. James Parish, Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lancelot

When Lancelot Armstrong Jr was born about 1730, in St. James Parish, Henrico, Virginia, United States, his father, Lancelot Armstrong, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Rench, was 44. He married Mary BOURNE on 23 February 1778, in Louisa, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 December 1794, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Cub Creek, Louisa, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lancelot Armstrong Jr
Marriage: 23 February 1778
Nancy Armstrong
Mary Hart Armstrong
John B Armstrong
David Armstrong

Spouse and Children

23 February 1778
Louisa, Virginia, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 28

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Will of Launcelot Armstrong

W.B. 3, p 575 [this is son of Lancelot Sr.] Will of Launcelot Armstrong. [JR] Mentions my 4 children. Nancy, David, Mary Hart Armstrong & John Brown[Bourn] Armstrong. To David Anderson land I live …

Sources (3)

  • Lancelot Armstrong, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Lancelot Armstrong 23 February 1778 entry for marriage to Mary Bourn, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800

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