Humphrey Lawrence

1712–12 June 1772 (Age 60)
Nansemond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Humphrey

When Humphrey Lawrence was born in 1712, in Nansemond, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Lawrence, was 43 and his mother, Elizabet Cobb, was 20. He married Ann Elizabeth Ashley in 1734, in Bertie, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 June 1772, in Bertie, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Humphrey Lawrence
Ann Elizabeth Ashley
Marriage: 1734
Nathanial Lawrence
Frederick Lawrence
David Lawrence
Ann Lawrence
Reuben Lawrence
Ann Lawrence

Spouse and Children

Bertie, North Carolina, United States


    Nathanial Lawrence


    Ann Lawrence


    Frederick Lawrence


    Reuben Lawrence


    Ann Lawrence


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabet Cobb




World Events (1)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 46

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a 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 (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Humphrey Lawrence (c1726-1772) married (Jul 1747?) Ann Ashley, daughter of Thomas Ashley, Jr (c1710-1790) son of Thomas Ashley and Ann Plowman; and Ann Hicks, daughter of David Hicks and Elizabeth. …

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  • Humphrey Lawrence, "Find A Grave Index"

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