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  1. Isabel Lawton: Birth: Abt 1642 in (Estimated). Death: 1 APR 1730

  2. Mary Lawton: Birth: 1644 in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 8 NOV 1711 in Westerly,Kings Co.,Rhode Island

  3. John Lawton: Birth: Abt 1644 in (Estimated).

  4. Mercy Lawton: Birth: 1650 in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 1682 in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island

  5. John Lawton: Birth: Abt 1650 in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: Bef 1653

  6. Mercy Lawton: Death: 1685

  7. Job Lawton: Death: 8 OCT 1697

  8. Elizabeth Lawton: Death: 1724

  9. Isabel Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 1 APR 1730

  10. George Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 11 SEP 1697

  11. Robert Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 25 JAN 1705/1706

  12. Susanna Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 9 DEC 1712

  13. Ruth Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 15 APR 1726

  14. Job Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: 8 OCT 1697

  15. Elizabeth Lawton: Birth: in Portsmouth,Newport Co.,Rhode Island. Death: Bef 1724

  16. Robert Lawton: Death: 25 JAN 1706

  17. George Lawton: Death: 11 SEP 1697

  18. Susanna Lawton: Death: 9 DEC 1712

  19. Ruth Lawton: Death: 15 APR 1726

  20. Job Lawton: Death: 8 OCT 1697

  21. Elizabeth Lawton: Death: 1724


Notes
a. Note:   THE HAZARD FAMILY OF RHODE ISLAND, by Caroline E. Robinson, page 5. of Portsmouth RI. He was admitted an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck in 1638. On April 30, 1639, he and twenty others signed the following compact: "We whose names are underwritten do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of his majesty King Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politicke, unto his laws according to matters of justice." In 1648, he was a member of the Court of Trials. In 1665, '72, '75, '76, '79, '80, he was Deputy. Aug. 31, 1671, there was a meeting at his ourse of the Town Council, and Council of War of the two towns was ordered by the Assembly to be held on Sept. 5th, at 9:00 in the forenoon, "there and then to consider of some ways and means for securing the inhabitants and their estates in these times of imminent danger." In 1678 (Oct 30), there was ordered by the Assembly a meeting to be held at his house 13th of Jan. next, to adjudge and audit all accounts between towns of Newport and Portsmouth, relating to late Indian wars. Lawton died Oct 5, 1693, and was buried in his orchard in Portsmouth, RI.
  Researching this line is Jean Reid, 106 Beal's Court, Tama, Iowa 52339 Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at exis.net
  Sources: Babcock and Allied Families by Louis E. De Forest; Potter-Richardson Memorial; Lawton Issues, Vol. 5, No. 4; Film 940,268; The Hazard Family of Rhode Island; The Albro Family Histoy; Topographical Dictionary; Ancestral Files Revised; Founders of Early American Families; Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, v1, p476; A Witter Family History.
  Founders: George Lawton. Portsmouth, RI, 1638. Died there by 5 Oct. 1693. Assistant. Deputy. De Forest: George Lawton, emigrated from Yorkshire, England, in or about 1634; died 5 Oct. 1693, Portsmouth, RI, and was buried in his orchard there. He was admitted as an inhabitant of the Island of Aquidneck, RI, in 1638. On 30 April 1639 he and 28 others incorporated Portsmouth. He was granted 40 acres "near his brother Thomas," 25 Jan. 1648. He was named a freeman in 1655. He was deputy from Portsmouth to the General Assembly in 1665, 1672, 1675, 1676, 1679 and 1680. In 1671 and 1676 the General Assembly called on him to help in planning defenses against the Indians. He as an assistant to the governor from 1680 to 1686 and 1689 and 1690. He deeded his son Robert all his real and personal property on 2 Jan. 1688. Hazard Family: George Lawton of Portsmouth, RI, admitted inhabitant of Aquidneck Island in 1638. Same info re public service as above. Had 10 children. Lawton Issues: George Lawton, son of George Lawton of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. George Jr. had a brother Thomas. Memorial: George Lawton, baptized 23 Sept. 1607 in Bedfordshire, England. He settled at Portsmouth in 1634 and in Newport in 1638. Dictionary: George Lawton, from Cranfield, Bedfordshire, to Newport, RI. Info from the Banks Manuscript. Film: Capt. George Lawton, son of George Lawton of Lawton Hall, Chester; married Elizabeth Hazard. He came to Aquidneck Island, RI, in 1638 and died in 1693. Ancestral Lines: George Lawton, born in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and baptized there 23 Sept. 1607; died 5 Oct 1693, Portsmouth, RI, and buried in his orchard there; married Elizabeth Hazard, probably in Portsmouth. He arrived in New England about 1633 and lived for a time in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Hazard family was in Boston in 1635. Admitted as an inhabitant of Aquidneck (Rhode Island) and on 30 April he signed the compact reincorporating Portsmouth. Member, Court of Trials 1648. One of the original settlers of Westerly, RI, which was settled first in March 1661/2 and was a leader there in times of trouble with Indians, from 1671 to 1676. The King Phillip's War was in 1675 and 1676. Deputy from Westerly to the General Assembly six times and served as an Assistant 1680-1686, 1689 and 1690. In 1676 he was named one of the colony's 16 "most judicious inhabitants" asked to give the Assembly advice on King Phillip's War. He had ten children, who lived in Westerly. Albro: George Lawton, was in Yorkshire, England. First Lawton to arrive in America, 1634, and removed to Rhode Island; died 5 Oct. 1693, buried in own orchard, Portsmouth, RI. Married Elizabeth Hazard. George Lawton was said to be of an Armorial family in England. [Unlikely, if he didn't pay his Ship Money tax and thereby lost his property.] Gens of RI Families: The R.I. Colony Assembly voted during King Philip's War to seek the counsel "of the most judicious inhabitants", including George Lawton and 14 others.
  Witter Family: George Lawton, baptized 23 Sept. 1607, Carnfield, Bedfordshire. Died 5 Oct. 1693 at Portsmouth, R.I. Married Elizabeth Hazard (no date). First lived in Roxbury, Mass.; in Aquidneck, R.I., by 1638. Signed compact of 1639 at Portsmouth; original settler of Westerly 1661; a leader in settling Indian problems, 1671-76; in King Philip's War; member of GeneralAssembly 1665-69; named as "one of the colony's most judicious inhabitants."
  [The majority of sources say he was from Bedfordshire. He would have been a contemporary of Thomas and George Wheeler of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, born, respectively, in 1602 and 1605. Three sources cite Bedfordshire, two Yorkshire and one Chester.]


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