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Lawrence Washington
Birth: 1602
Sulgrave
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Jan. 21, 1652
Purleigh
Essex, England

Ancestor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Lawrence (aka Laurence) Washington was born at Sulgrave Manor, near Banbury in Oxfordshire in 1602. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford of which he became a fellow in 1623. In 1633 he resigned that fellowship on his marriage to Amphillis Twigden of Tring in Hertfordshire and he was then instituted to the benefice of All Saints, in Purleigh, Essex, a village on the western part of the Dengie Peninsula, near Maldon. He had two older brothers, both of whom were knighted; his younger brother page to Prince Charles, died in Madrid about 1623. Lawrence's children were born at Purleigh but four were baptised at Tring.
John 1634, Lawrence 1635, Elizabeth 1636, Margaret, Martha and William 1641.
In 1643 he was regarded as a ‘malignant minister' and sacked by the Parliamenatry Commissioners because of his Royalist tendencies-i.e he supported King Charles I and not Oliver Cromwell. He was accused of being ‘a common frequenter of ale-houses, not only himself tippling there but also encouraging others in the same beastly vice, and hath often been drunk, and hath said that the Parliamentary Army did more hurt than the Cavaliers(the King's soldiers) etc.' His two eldest sons emigrated to America after their father's death in 1652-John about 1656 (died 1677- it was he who settled in Virginia and became a Colonel and through his son Captain Lawrence Washington (1659-1698), the great grandfather of George Washington.) Lawrence left for America about 1666
 (bio by: geoffrey gillon) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawrence Washington (1565 - 1616)
  Margaret Butler Washington (1568 - 1622)
 
 Spouse:
  Amphyllis Twigden Washington (1601 - 1655)*
 
 Children:
  John Washington (1627 - 1677)*
  Lawrence Washington (1635 - 1677)*
 
 Sibling:
  Gregory Washington*
  Lawrence Washington (1602 - 1652)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
All Saints Churchyard
Maldon
Maldon District
Essex, England
 
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Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Jun 19, 2009
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Lawrence Washington
Added by: geoffrey gillon
 
Lawrence Washington
Added by: geoffrey gillon
 
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My 8th great grandfather.
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