Gov. William Beach Lawrence

FatherIsaac Lawrence (1768-1841)
MotherCornelia Beach
Gov. William Beach Lawrence, son of Isaac Lawrence and Cornelia Beach, was born in New York CityG on 23 October 1800.1 He died aged 80 in New York CityG on 26 March 18812 and was buried at the Lawrence family cemetery, near Newtown, Long IslandG.2 He married at Grace Church, New York CityG, on 19 May 1821, Esther Rogers Gracie, daughter of Archibald Gracie.3
     In 1850 William was living in Newport, Rhode IslandG, and was recorded in the census as William B Lawrence, aged 49 and born in New York. His occupation was recorded as "none", and the value of his real estate was $15,000. Living with him were his wife Esther Lawrence, 47, and their children, Isaac, 21, Gratia, 16, Esther, 18, Gallatin, 14, Cornelia, 11, and James, aged six. Also in the household were three male and three female servants.4

Children of Gov. William Beach Lawrence and Esther Rogers Gracie

  • William Beach Lawrence d. 1870
  • Isaac Lawrence b. c 1829
  • Esther Gracie Lawrence b. c 1832
  • Gratia Lawrence b. c 1834
  • General Albert Gallatin Lawrence b. c 1836
  • Cornelia Beach Lawrence b. c 1839
  • James G K Lawrence b. c 1844
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Website New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Gov William Beach Lawrence biography (New England Historic Genealogical Society) (
  3. "New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801–1880 (Barber Collection)", digital image,, "Saturday, May 19, 1821. This morning, Grace Church, Rev Mr Wainwright: William Beach Lawrence to Esther Rogers Gracie, dau of Archibald."
  4. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, Roll M432_842, p. 378A, Image 178
    Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
    William B Lawrence, 49, occ: none, real estate $15,000, b. NY
    Esther Lawrence, 47, b. NY
    Isaac Lawrence, 21, occ: none, b. England
    Gratia Lawrence, 16, b. NY
    Esther Lawrence, 18, b. NY
    Gallatin Lawrence, 14, b. NY
    Cornelia Lawrence, 11, b. NY
    James Lawrence, 6, b. NY
    Ann Crow, 22, servant, b. Ireland
    Ann Henderson, 25, servant, b. Ireland
    Jane Hewings, 30, servant, b. Ireland
    Rodolph Craig, 30, servant, b. France
    Phillip Clark, 35, servant, b. Ireland
    Clovis Leroy, 35, servant, b. France.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited13 August 2012