Sir Robert LAWRENCE, Sr
(Abt 1150-Abt 1190)


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Sir Robert LAWRENCE, Sr

  • Born: Abt 1150, , Lancashire, England
  • Died: Abt 1190, Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England

   Another name for Robert was Sir Knight.

   Ancestral File Number: FQ87-7X. User ID: 152043520.

   General Notes:

Sir Knight of the Third Crusade, Conferred a Cross Raguly Gules by King Richard
Coeur De Lion at Acre 1190, Sir Robert LAWRENCE.

The Lawrence Chase Townly Estate The Mystery Solved, Frank Alden Hall, Rand Avery Co, Boston, 1888, p18:
"...The Lawrence Family traces back to Ashton Hall in 1191...Brothers William and John immigrated in 1635 on the 'Planter'...John Lawrence settled in Watertown..."

A Genealogical Memoir of the Families of Lawrences with a Direct Male Line from Sir Robert Lawrence of Lancashire AD 1190 down to John Lawrence of Watertown AD 1636 MercyHale Boston 1856 p3:
"The descendants of Mr John Lawrence, the first of Watertown, MA, have documentary evidence of descent in a direct male line, back to Sir Robert Lawrence, of Lancashire, a companion in arms with Richard Ceasar de Lion, who, in 1190, conferred on him a cross raguly Gules, for bravery in scaling the walls of Acre..."

Famous Families of Massachusetts, Vol II, Mary Caroline Crawford, Little Brown and Co, Boston, 1930, Chap 34, The Lawrence Family
p176: " is realy familiarizing oneself with a large cross-section of Massachusetts achievements since that day, in 1635, when John Lawrence, the first of the name in this country, set up his home in Watertown, Massachusetts, married a wife, whosename was Elizabeth and became the father of thirteen children.
"Wissett in Suffolk was the native parish of John Lawrence, and some genealogists have traced his ancestry through sixteen generations of knights, squires, and hardy yeomen toSir Robert Lawrence of Ashton Hall, Lancashire, who was knighted by King Richard, the Lion-Hearted, for gallant conduct at the siege of Acre when the city of Syria was recovered from the Saracens by the knights of the Third Crusade..."

Barber Genealogy, Sect I Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909, Sect II Descendants of John Barber of Worcester Massachusetts 1714- 1909, Publ John Barber White, Ed Lillian May Wilson, Haverhill Mass, Press of the Nichols Print, 1909, clxiv 659p 24cm, 10-11369, CS71.B24 1909, Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor Connecticut 1614-1909.
p86: "Sarah Lawrence's sister, Prentice Lawrence, married Jacob Barber (No. 239) a cousin of David. Sarah and Prentice Lawrence were descended from John Lawrence of Watertown, Mass., a summary of the lineage being as follows:
"John Lawrence, son of Henry and Mary L. Lawrence of Wisset, Eng., bp. Oct
8, 1609. Came to Watertown, Mass. He was descended inthe 17th
generation from Robert, b. 1150, who was Crusader with Richard Couer
de Lion. He distinguished himself at the Siege of Acre, and knighted,
Sir Robert of Ashton Hall. His son,
"Peleg Lawrence, b. Jan10, 1646; m. 1668, Elizabeth Morse, who was b. Sep
1, 1647; lived at Groton, Mass. He d. 1692. Their son,
"Samuel Lawrence, b. Oct 16, 1671; m. Abigail -------. He d. Mar 1712. They
lived at Killingly, Conn. Their son, "Samuel Lawrence, b. 1711; m. Patience Bigelow, who was b. June 25, 1717.
He d. Apr 10, 1793. They lived at Killingly, and Simsbury, Conn.
Their daughters,
"Sarah, b. July 31, 1750; m. David Barber (No. 228). "Prentice, b. -------; m. Jacob Barber (No. 239)."

Pedigree of Lawrence Compiled from Heralds' Visitations, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Deeds, Charters, Wills, Parish Registers, and other Original Manuscripts H G Somerby Esq Boston CS71.L42 1856:
"Sir Robert Lawrence: had arms (a cross raguley, gules) conferred upon him by Richard Coeur de Lion, for his bravery in scaling the walls of Acre, AD 1191."

Genealogy of the Lawrence Family, from their First Landing in this Country AD 1635 to the Present Date July 4th 1858, Thomas Lawrence, New York, Edward O Jenkins, 1858.
p2: "The patronymic of our family is of great antiquity, having originated with the Latins. Several members of the family of Lawrence have held and still hold responsible and distinguished stations, as well in the Church and civil service, as in the Army and Navy of the British empire; and many branches, also, have intermarried with the clergy and nobility.
"The first ancestors of thisfamily, of which we have any knowledge, was Sir Robert Lawrence, of Ashton Hall, in Lancastershire, England...Sir Robert Lawrence accompanied Richard Coeur de Leon in his famous expedition to Palestine, where he signalized himself in the memorable siege of St. Jean d' Acre in 1191 by being the first to plant the banner of the cross on the battlements of that town, for which he received the honors of knighthood from King Richard, and also a coat of arms (this coat of arms is still preserved, impressed on the seal appended to a document of William Lawrence, 1680, and also Richard Lawrence, 1711, preserved in the Surrogate's Office, New York City) at the same time..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.19 FQ87-7X.

   Marriage Information:

Robert married Mrs Lawrence Robert. (Mrs Lawrence Robert was born about 1150.)

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