Patience Sackett

FatherCaptain Joseph Sackett (1655/56-1719)
MotherElizabeth Betts (c 1660-between 1700 & 1710)
Birth1700, Long Island, New York StateG,1
Marriage1720, Newtown, Long IslandGJohn Lawrence1,2,3,4
Patience Sackett, daughter of Captain Joseph Sackett and Elizabeth Betts, was born in Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG, in 1700.1 She died aged about 72 in 1772.1 She married at Newtown, Long IslandG, on 8 December 1720, John Lawrence, son of Capt John Lawrence and Deborah Woodhull.1,2,3,4 John was born in NewtownG on 9 September 16952 and died aged 70 on 7 May 1765.1,2
     Patience was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Newtown, Queens CountyG, on 20 September 1719. She was to inherit, jointly with her siblings, all her father's land and meadows at Hopewell and Maidenhead in New Jersey.

Children of Patience Sackett and John Lawrence

  • John Lawrence b. c 1721, d. 5 Aug 1764
  • Joseph Lawrence b. c 1723, d. c 1793
  • Richard Lawrence b. c 1725, d. c 1781
  • Nathaniel Lawrence b. c 1727, d. c 1761
  • William Lawrence+ b. 27 Jul 1729, d. 13 Jan 1794
  • Anna Lawrence+ b. 21 Nov 1731, d. 11 Apr 1798
  • Thomas Lawrence b. c 1733, d. c 1817
  • Samuel Lawrence b. c 1735, d. c 1810
  • Hon Jonathan Lawrence b. 1737, d. 1812
  • Daniel Lawrence b. c 1739, d. c 1807

31. Patience Sackett, 1700–1772, daughter of (7) Capt. Joseph and Elisabeth Betts Sackett, was married, December 8, 1720, to John Lawrence, 1695–1765, son of Captain John Lawrence and his wife Deborah Woodward.
     Major Thomas Lawrence, the grandfather of above mentioned John Lawrence, was born in Great St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He came to America about 1645. According to Riker, "he lived awhile at Flushing, L. I., but in 1656 bought a house and lot in Newtown, to which place he removed and took part in buying the town lands from the Indians that same year. Afterwards, by purchase from the Dutch settlers, he became proprietor of a number of cultivated farms extending along the East River from Hellgate to Bowery Bay. On receiving the news of the Revolution in England in 1688, and the removal of Sir Edward Andres as Governor of Massachusetts, the family of Thomas Lawrence became decided in asserting the principles which had prompted his departure from England. Though advanced in years, Capt. Lawrence accepted the command of the forces of Queens County, to which he was commissioned by Governor Leisler, with the rank of Major, on Dec. 30, 1689. In February following he was intrusted with the raising of troops in Queens County to aid in defending Albany against the French: and again in the same year he was commissioned to proceed to Southold with a militia force to protect his Majesty's subjects against the apprehended attacks of French cruisers."
     Capt. John Lawrence, son of Major Thomas Lawrence, and father-in-law of Patience Sackett Lawrence, commanded the Newtown troop of horse in Leisler's time, with his brother Daniel Lawrence as Cornet: and was soon after appointed High Sheriff of the county, to which place he was also chosen in 1698. He was married to Deborah Woodhull, daughter of Richard Woodhull, one of the patentees of Brookhaven.
     John Lawrence, son of above mentioned Capt. John Lawrence and his wife Deborah Woodhull, and husband of Patience Sackett, was a wealthy farmer and for many years a magistrate of Queens County, N. Y.
135. John Lawrence, 1721–1764; m. Catherine Livingston.
136. Joseph Lawrence, 1723–1793; m. Benjamin Moore [sic: (105) Patience Moore].
137. Richard Lawrence, 1725–1781; m. Amy Berrien.
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139. Nathaniel Lawrence, 1727–1761, d. unmarried.
140. William Lawrence, 1729–1794; Ann Brinkherhoff.
141. Anne Lawrence, 1731–1798; m. (122) William Sackett.
142. Thomas Lawrence, 1733–1817; m. Elisabeth Fish.
143. Samuel Lawrence, 1735–1810; m. Elizabeth Hazard.
144. Jonathan Lawrence, 1737–1812, m. Judith Fish.
145. Daniel Lawrence, 1739–1807; m. Eva Van Horne.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "31. Patience Sackett, b. in 1700, d. in 1772; m. John Lawrence."
  2. Website New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Gov William Beach Lawrence biography (New England Historic Genealogical Society).
  3. "New York City, Marriages, 1600s–1800s" (Ancestry transcript), "1720, Elmhurst, Queens County, Patience Sackett & John Lawrence."
  4. "New York, Marriages, 1686–1980" (FamilySearch transcript), "Dec 1720, Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Queens, New York, John Lawrence & Patience Sackett."
Sackett line3rd great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Great-granddaughter of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
William Sackett & Anne Lawrence relationship chart
Sackett Family Association descendants
Brian William Sackett, Debbie McDonald and Jason Donald Sackett.
Last Edited10 May 2022
Sackett Database7077 Patience Sackett

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