1629 - 1700
||29 Mar 1629
||Lancashire, England 
||29 Mar 1629 [2,5]
||Essex, Virginia, USA 
||Colonel  |
||Major  |
||08 Aug 1700 
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||SMITH Christopher |
||TOWNLEY Elizabeth, b. 1598, Colne, Lancashire, England |
||DEBNAM Mary, b. Abt 1629 |
||28 Sep 1651 
||HITCHON Mary, b. Abt 1631 |
||28 Sep 1651
||Lancashire, England 
||READE Mildred |
- Maj. Lawrence SMITH
29 Mar 1629 - 1700
ID Number: I17448
OCCUPATION: Bacon's Rebellion
RESIDENCE: ENG & York & Gloucester Cos. VA
BIRTH: 29 Mar 1629, Stoneyhurst,BurnleyParish, Lancashire, ENG, Burnley Parish
DEATH: 1700, Abingdon Parish,Gloucester Co.VA
BAPTISM: 29 Mar 1629, England
The VA Genealogist, Vol. 41, 1997, #3
Karen Bosze, 2/98 http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/karon_bosze/knorris.htm One ref. used A History of Two VA Fam Transplanted from County Kent, ENG" by Dr. and Mrs. William Carter Stubbs.
LDS: Individual Record FamilySearchr Ancestral File? v4.19 Ann REYNOLDS (AFN: 21R6-8P)
LDS AF, March, 1994, AFN: 9JZM-NG states 1 other spouse Wm. & Mary Quarterly, v. 1, 2nd ser, p. 151: "Nicholas Battaile, b. 1701, son of Col. John Battaile, Sr. (d. [illeg.] and Elizabeth, dau. of Maj.Lawrence Smith, and sister of Sarah Smith, the wife of the first John Taliaferro."; Va. Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 41, Apr., Jul., Oct., 1933: Genealogies of Va. Families from the Va. mag. of Hist. and Biog. Vol. V., Gen. Publ. Co., Inc. 1981, Baltimore; Janet Weston on Fido 8/16/94 cites (re Taliaferro ) Va. Mag. of Hist. & Biog., v77; various volumes of the Wm. & Mary College Qrtrly; Records of Colonial Gloucester co., VA. v. 1 & 2 (comp. P. C. Mason, 1946); Lewises, Meriwethers & Their King (Sarah T.L. Anderson, 1938); Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Ga. (Geo. R. Gilmer); "Torrence and Allied Families" by Robert M. Torrence, The Wickersham Press, Philadelphia 1938, p. 305 !The Colonial Gen. Vol. VIII, #3 !Betty A. White, 916 Elizabeth St., Gilmer, Tx. 75644 (903)843-3426, Feb., 1993 !Don Schimpf, 2106 Creekside Ct., Arlington, Tex. 76013, Mar.9, 1993 - gives b d as 1665 and in Aug., 1995 states abt 1660 !Thomas Hill to Laquita Armstrong on Fido 7/29/94 !David R. Zoller, P.O. Box 536, Fall River Mills, Ca. 96028, Sep. 19, 1994 - gives b. as 1661 Information from a book, "Highlights of the Capital Hill Community - Jimmie Harrison Taylor's Research".per EMail Msg 1997: Ron Bewley (RBewley@aol.com)
Fred Preston's pages: http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/quarrybank/194/sfwilliam.htm
Sources: "The Family Tree" by Mary Preston Gray 1980-1984, "The Preston Genealogy" edited by L. A. Wilson under the direction of William Bowker Preston pub. 1900 and "The Preston Family" compiled by John Mason Brown 1870.
the Patton story from data supplied by Annie Rhea Bruce from the book "James Patton and the Appalachian Colonists".
Quote: "Fred is not a genealogist but he has collected some very good things. I feel the Smith Genealogy is mixed up".
From: email@example.com http://chris.tuten.com/genealogy.html
Father: Christopher SMITH
Mother: Elizabeth TOWNLEY
Family 1 : Mary HITCHON
MARRIAGE: 28 Sep 1651, Burnley Parish, Lancashire,England
Family 2 : Mary DEBNAM
+ Sarah SMITH
+ Elizabeth SMITH
+ William SMITH
+ Augustine SMITH
The main article identifying Lawrence Smith's ancestry is "The Townleys and Warners of Virginia and Their English Connections" by Mary Burton Derrickson McCurdy in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
As for his wife, Rudolf Loeser identifies her as almost certainly Mary Debnam. See his two articles in The Virginia Genealogist: "Katherine (---) (Debnam) Grymes and Some Relatives" Vol. 41, No. 3 (July-Sept. 1997) pp. 163-171, and "Margaret (Debnam) Perrott and Some Relatives" vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 3-17.
was a resident of Gloucester county, Virginia, and in March, 1675-1676, he commanded a fort at the head of Rappahannock river. In Bacon's rebellion he sided with Governor Berkeley, and after Bacon's death led the Gloucester "trained hands" against Ingram, but they deserted him. He was surveyor for the counties of Gloucester and York in 1686, and in 1691 laid out Yorktown. In 1699 the governor recommended him as suitable for appointment to the council. He died in 1700. From his coat-of-arms Major Smith appears to have belonged to the Smiths of Totne, county Devon, England. He was father of Colonel John Smith, of the Virginia council.
The Colonial Gen. Vol. VIII, #3
LDS AF, March, 1994, AFN: 9JZM-GF - gives a dau only first name of Mary. Maj. Lawrence Smith probably did marry Mary Hitchen in England. She apparently died in England before he immigrated into Virginia. They had a duughter Mary born 24 Oct 1652 who apparently died also in England.
BIRTH: ABT 1631, ?Burnley Parish,Lancashire,Eng.
CHRISTENING: 23 OCT 1632
Father: John HITCHON
Family 1: Lawrence SMITH MARRIAGE: 28 SEP 1651, Burnley Parish,Eng.
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