William Lawrence

1793 - 1844


William Lawrence, fourth son of John Lawrence (c. 1758-1821), of Devannor, Powys, Wales, a solicitor, and his wife Mary nee Lewis (1763-1838). Baptised in Llanbister, 29/07/1793. Joined the Bank of England in 1810, where he was to remain for the rest of his life. His salary in 1844, the year of his death, was £700 per annum.

Had a son, William Robert Lawrence, with his wife Agnes, baptised in St Luke's, Chelsea, 29/11/1825. At 5 Westbourne Street, Paddington, in 1844 but not found on this street in the census of 1841. Possibly the William Lawrence who married Agnes Willan in St George's, Hanover Square, 04/04/1822.

The same William, and his wife Agnes, appear as witnesses to the 1832 marriage (at St George's, Hanover Square) of Robert Stokes junior.


Ruth Bidgood, 'Lawrence families of the Builth and Llanelwedd area in the 18th and 19th centuries', Radnorshire Society transactions 59 (1989), 90-115, esp. pp. 103-104.

Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

We are grateful to James Hodsdon for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

William Robert (1825-1882)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - → Executor

The registration was given only as 'Messrs Saxby and Lawrence' in the Slave Registers, but the two men are identified in the will of John Matthews Boswell as his executors, Richard Saxby and William Lawrence.

Relationships (1)

Executor → Testator

Addresses (2)

Dyvannor, Abbeycwmhir, Powys, Mid-Wales, Wales
5 Westbourne Street, Paddington, London, Middlesex, London, England