George Whitehorne Lawrence I

1744 - 1783


  1. Will of George Whitehorne Lawrence of Epsom Surrey [made in 1781] was proved 01/02/1783. He left Running Gut, which had been settled on him by his father Benjamin Lawrence in 1766, with 138 enslaved people [whom unusually he listed by their names in captivity in the body of his will] to his wife Margery, together with 543 acres of Spring Gut, for life, and then to his brother Benjamin. He had bought a mess[uage] in Church Lane Epsom in 1781, which he also left to his wife.

  2. The Church Lane house is identified in local historical sources as The Cedars, an extant early 18th century building.


  1. PROB 11/1100/70

  2. Brian Bouchard, 'The Cedars, 14 Church Street, Epsom', [accessed 20/11/2016]. The site shows a monument for George Whitehorne Lawrence in St Martin's Church that apparently shows his date of birth as 1711: his Oxford University Alumni entry shows him as aged 17 in March 1761.

Further Information

Margery Barrett
Oxford (Pembroke) [1761 ]

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
1774 [EA] - 1783 [EY] → Owner
1783 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (8)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Notes →
Margery Lawrence nee Barrett, the widow of George Whitehorne Lawrence, referred to Thomas Pepper Thompson's wife Amelia as her sister in her will of...
Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Church Lane, Epsom, Surrey, South-east England, England
Notes →

In his will made in 1781 and proved in 1783, George Whitehorne Lawrence said he had purchased the messuage in Church Lane in 1781: he left it to his wife Margery.