George Whitehorne Lawrence II

2nd Dec 1794 - 21st Jun 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Benjamin John Lawrence of The Crawl (1768-1796) and great-nephew of George Whitehorne Lawrence I of Running Gut estate (d. 1783).

  1. Son of Comfort Ann Hind and Benjamin Lawrence, his father died when he was a child and his mother remarried to John Taylor. His step-father took control of his affairs.

  2. Shown as of Castle Duncan, Largnean,  Dumries and Galloway in 1852. Confirmation 20/07/1874 of Commissariot of Dumfries 16/07/1874 of Benjamin James Lawrence son and executor nominate of George Whitehorn [sic] Lawrence sometime of Largnean in Kircudbright but lately of Robgill Tower Dumfries who died 21/06/1874.

  3. In 1861 George W. Lawrence aged 66 born Jamaica, 'gentleman, landed proprietor' Jane F. Lawrence aged 63, Anne and Jane F. Lawrence were living with servants at 48 Canning Street Liverpool.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 5, pp. 121-132, Lawrence of Jamaica pedigree and documents (which gives 22/06/1874 as date of death). Online genealogical documents show a third daughter, Sarah W. Lawrence.

  1. Historic Society of Pennsylvania Collection 1582, Powel Family Papers 1681-1938, includes documents relating to John Taylor's guardianship of his stepson: [accessed 13/06/2012].

  2. Directory of Gentlemen's Seats (1852) p. 107; National Probate Calendar 1874.

  3. 1861 England and Wales Census online.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
George Whitehorne Lawrence
Jane Fordyce Wight
Anne; Jane; Benjamin James;

Associated Claims (1)

£2,314 0s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1798 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Shown as "A minor' 1798-1807.

1799 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Owner

A minor

Relationships (3)

Great-nephew → Great-uncle
Grandson → Grandfather
Ward → Guardian

Addresses (3)

48 Canning Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Castle Duncan, Largnean, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland
Robgill Tower, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland