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Martha
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(1747 - 1823)

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Lanier, Jr.

(1712 - 1752)

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Lanier, Sr.

(1682 - 1743)

John
Lanier, Jr.

(1655 - 1719)

John
Lanier, Sr.

(1631 - ????)

Clement
Lanier

(1590 - 1661)

Nicholas
Laniere

(1542 - 1612)


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John Lanier, Jr.

 

 

Born: Abt. 1655, London, ENGLAND
Died:  1719, Prince George Co, VA

 
                                         
John Lanier, Jr. was born about 1655, probably in England.  He was the son of John Lanier, Sr. and Lucreece (Unknown).
 
John, Jr. was first married to Katherine Ellinor Sampson about 1677.
                                         
 
Children of John Lanier, Jr. and Katherine Ellinor Sampson
Name Date of Birth Date of Death Spouse
Robert Lanier Abt. 1678   Priscilla Washington
John Lanier Abt. 1680   Elizabeth Bird
Sampson Lanier Abt. 1682   Elizabeth Washington
 
 
 
About 1685 Katherine died.  John was about 30 years old at the time with three children, aged 3 to 7, to raise.  Within a year he had married Mrs. Sarah Edmunds, the widow of William Edmunds.
 
 
Children of John Lanier, Jr. and Sarah Edmunds
Name Date of Birth Date of Death Spouse
Sarah Lanier Abt 1686   George Brewer
Nicholas Lanier Abt. 1690   Mary Shepherd
                                         
 
John is listed on the 1704 Quit Rent Rolls as owning 700 acres of land in Prince George County, VA - a few miles west of Garyswill and southeast of Hopewell.
 
 
John lives his entire live in Prince Georg County, Virginia.  He died about 1719.  His will was dated 05 Jan 1717 and was probated 14 Apr 1719 in Prince George County, VA.
 
 
The Will of John Lanier (1655 - 1719)
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 304, Prince George Co. VA.) 
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fairbanks/lanier/john%20lanier%20will.htm
 

In The Name of God, Amen. I John Lanier in the County of Prince George, being verry weak and ailling in Body, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore, it is appointed for all men once to dye. I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body, I commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner, to the Discretion of my Executor nothing Doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless in this Life, I give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form. 

            First. I give to my son Robert Lanier one shilling. 2'ly. I give to my son John Lanier one shilling. 3'ly. 

            I give to my son Sampson Lanier twelve shillings. 4'ly. 

            I give to __ Daughter Sarah Brewer one cow or heifer of three years old. 5'ly. 

            I give to my grandson John Lanier, the son of Nicholas Lanier, my son,a feather bed and bolster, and blankets and Rugg, all new and good, and a small Gunn well fixt, and I give to him two pewter Dishes and Bason, and one chest with Lock and Key, and six spoons, one Iron pott and potthooks, and frying pan, and a small pair of Hillyards, and two combs, and a young calfe of three years old, and three sheep. 

            Lastly. I give to my son Nicholas Lanier, all the Land which I now live upon, and all my Land on the otter dams, to him and his heirs for ever, and I give to my son Nicholas, all my moveables and unmoveables. I do make my son Nicholas Lanier my whole and sole Exr. of this my Last Will and Testament, to see that it is performed. 

            As witness my hand and seal this 5th of Janry. of 1717. 
John Lanier (Sealed with red wax)

 William (his WP marke) Peebles 
Henry Peebles 
Thomas (his
X marke) Burrow 

 

At a Court held at Merchants hope for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in April being the fourteenth Day of the said month Anno Dom.1719. The above written Last Will and Testament of John Lanier Dece'd. was Exhibited into Court by Nicholas Lanier his Exectr. who made oath thereto, and it being Duly proved by William Peebles, Henry Peebles and Thomas Burrow, the sevrl. witnesses thereto, is by order of the Court truly Recorded and Certificate is granted the said Nicholas Lanier, for obtaining a probate in due form. Test Wm.Hamlin ClCur.

 
 
                                         
 
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
    SOURCES:      
             

LANIER FAMILY HISTORY
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fairbanks/lanier/history.htm

             
    THE ANCESTRY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Sons of Liberty Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/washancestry.html
   
             
    ROYAL DESCENT
The Lanier Family Connection the Washington Family
http://jimserver.net/genealogy/royal_desc.html
   
         
    THE LANIER HOMEPAGE
http://www.mindspring.com/~wdlanier/sampson.html
   
                                         
                                         
                                         
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