Francis Effingham Lawrence

Male1827–10 June 1879

Brief Life History of Francis Effingham

When Francis Effingham Lawrence was born in 1827, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States, his father, Effingham Watson Lawrence, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Prince, was 29. His occupation is listed as reverend. francis was the rector of the church of the holy communion, new york, at the time of his death, in 1879. in New York, United States. He died on 10 June 1879, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Effingham Watson Lawrence
1795–
Rebecca Prince
1799–
William Henry Lawrence
1824–1884
Francis Effingham Lawrence
1827–1879
Frederick A. Lawrence
1830–

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  • Francis E. Lawrence, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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World Events (7)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 0

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1846

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz, Polish Wawrzyniec, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

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

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