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Lawrence Washington, 11th Great-Grandfather

January 31, 2017 , , , , ,

When Lawrence Washington and his twin brother Robert were born in 1568 in Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, England, their father, Robert, was 24, and their mother, Elizabeth, was 21. He married Lady Margaret Butler on August 3, 1588. Lady Margaret was heiress to a wool fortune.  Her father helped Lawrence prosper in the wool trade and become a prominent citizen.  He was mayor of Northhampton from 1532-1545, and acquired a manor house known as Sulgrave.   Lawrence and Margaret has 17 children, 8 sons and 9 daughters.  They married well and created an illustrious lineage, that includes George Washington, the first US president….and me. Lawrence died on December 13, 1616, at the age of 48.  He is buried at St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England  His plot: Grave is below a stone slab in the chancel of the church.

Lawrence Washington (1568 – 1616)
11th great-grandfather
Richard Washington (1592 – 1642)
son of Lawrence Washington
John Washington (1632 – 1677)
son of Richard Washington
Richard Washington (1660 – 1725)
son of John Washington
Elizabeth Washington (1689 – 1773)
daughter of Richard Washington
Elizabeth Lanier (1719 – 1795)
daughter of Elizabeth Washington
Martha Burch (1743 – 1803)
daughter of Elizabeth Lanier
David Darden (1770 – 1820)
son of Martha Burch
Minerva Truly Darden (1806 – 1837)
daughter of David Darden
Sarah E Hughes (1829 – 1911)
daughter of Minerva Truly Darden
Lucinda Jane Armer (1847 – 1939)
daughter of Sarah E Hughes
George Harvey Taylor (1884 – 1941)
son of Lucinda Jane Armer
Ruby Lee Taylor (1922 – 2008)
daughter of George Harvey Taylor
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Ruby Lee Taylor

Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor

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Wow.. that’s a great lineage from the Washington clan in Northamptonshire.


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

February 4, 2017

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