Benjamin Lawrence II

???? - 1784


Owner of Crawl estate in St James, Jamaica, in 1774. Note that this is assumed to be Benjamin Lawrence (d. 1784) but could conceivably be his father Benjamin Lawrence (1706-1776).

  1. Benjamin Lawrence, son of Benjamin Lawrence of Profitable Valley alias Running Gut (1706-1776) and his wife (her forename is unknown, nee Grey, widow of Cross). Married Mary (1750-1841), second daughter of John Boon of St Anne. Brother of George Whitehorne Lawrence I of Running Gut.

  2. Five children born and baptised in St James, Jamaica: Benjamin (1769, baptism appears in the St Ann register), Mary Ann (1772), William George (1774), Susanna Frances (born 1776, baptised 1777) and Sarah Jane (1780).

  3. Apparently died in 1784, although no burial record has been found for him in St James. His brother George Whitehorne Lawrence left Running Gut estate to his wife Margery and thereafter to Benjamin (who predeceased him). Running Gut was later owned by Benjamin's grandson George Whitehorne Lawrence II.


Edward Long, 'A List of Sugar Estates and other Properties in the Parish of Saint James as they were in the Month of September 1774 shewing the number of white People residing in said Parish particularising those able to bear Arms, the number of Slaves & Stock & the number of hogsheads of Sugar made on the several Estates in the Crop of the year 1774' transcribed at

  1. 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.

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3. Oliver, op. cit.

Further Information

Mary Boon
Benjamin John (1768-1796), Mary Ann (1772-), William George (1774-), Susanna Frances (1776-), Sarah Jane (1780-)

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
1774 [EA] - 1784 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law