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Genealogy of a southern Lawrence family
and other related families primarily in
Besides researching my own ancestry, my research of the Lawrence family centers primarily on the descendents of Robert Lawrence immigrant to Isle of Wight County, Virginia circa 1638 who was the son of Sir John Lawrence, Baronet, of London. Sir John Lawrence is descendent from the Lawrences of Ashton Hall who are generally believed to descend from a Robert Lawrence who accompanied King Richard the Lion-Hearted on his Crusade to the Holy Land. My research disputes that lineage and is further discussed under Lawrences of Ashton Hall. Descendants of Robert Lawrence of Isle of Wight County are provided under Robert Lawrence Descendants.
My own ancestry is described under Researcher's Ancestry. Both my paternal and maternal ancestry can be traced back to Charlemagne and others in medieval and ancient history. The farther back in time that one goes the scarcer and less reliable is the information to be found on our ancestors. Millions of American families, however, can trace their ancestry back to the prominent and royal families of England and from there to other rulers of Europe, to Alfred the Great of England, to Charlemagne, and to ancient times. There has been considerable research on published on these lines over the centuries and in the present. Several publications are available that present the descendants of Charlemagne. Among publications that contain information on royal and medieval families are Royalty for Commoners by Stuart and Blood Royal by Leese. Many other sources of royal and medieval genealogies exist. While occasional questions arise about some of the lines presented, most of the lines are accepted as being accurate. As you get farther back into ancient times, prior to Medieval times, the information becomes less reliable. Much of it is based on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and on the Norse Sagas. Where facts ends and myth begins in some of these is debatable. I have made no attempt to verify all of this information but have compiled the work presented by other researchers in the field and present it to give you a feel for the history of our ancestors.
While the prime focus of my research has been on my ancestry and on the Lawrence family I have necessiarly collected information on many allied family lines. Since all of these family lines converge on my family there will be some duplication in the content of these lines. The primary surnames being researched and for which descendant information exist are listed in the menu in the side bar.
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The genelogical data on this site is managed by The Master Genealogist. All pages on the site were compiled using Second Site by John Cardinal. To see other sites generated from data managed by The Master Genealogist using Second Site click here.