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Jacob Laswell

Jacob Laswell

Male Abt 1701 - Abt 1764  (63 years)

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  • Name Jacob Laswell 
    Born Abt 1701  Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1764  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I397  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father William Laswell,   b. 21 Aug 1636, Saint Vigor, Fulbourn, Cambridge, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1726, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Beecraft,   b. 16 Aug 1705, Prince George's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1731, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [1
    Married 29 Oct 1724  All Hallows Parish Church, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Slater,   b. Abt 1704 
    Married 1731  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Moses Laswell,   b. Abt 1737, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1792, Franklin, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. John Laswell,   b. Abt 1739, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elias Laswell,   b. 1741, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Andrew Laswell,   b. Abt 1743, Loudoun, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Jacob Lasswell Gender: male Birth Place: MD Birth Year: 1701 Spouse Name: Rebecca Beecraft Spouse Birth Year: 1706 Marriage Year: 1724 Marriage State: MD Number Pages: 1

      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Jacob Lasswell Gender: male Birth Place: MD Birth Year: 1701 Spouse Name: Elizabeth Slater Spouse Birth Year: 1704 Marriage Year: 1731 Marriage State: VA Number Pages: 1

      Places Lived: Arundel County, Maryland - 1724 Stafford County, Virginia - 1728 Prince William County, Virginia - 1731 Fairfax County, Virginia - 1742 Loudoun County, Virginia - 1757

      Notes: Moses Lasswell, 1737 - Eleanor (Not Proven) John Lasswell, 1739; Third Son, 1741; Andrew Lasswell, 1743; Edward Slater - Stepson - Child of Elizabeth Slater

      Marriage to Rebecca Beecraft taken from: Church Records, Maryland Marriages, 1634 - 1777, by Robert Barnes (1975). Parish records of All Hallows Parish in Arundel County, Maryland.

      Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1 AA = All Hallows Parish; copy made in 1888 by Lucy H. Harrison at MHS. Page 107 - Jacob Lasewell, married Rebecca Beecraft on 29 Oct. 1724, - 1 AA-332

      Jacob Lasswell was married in about 1730 to Elizabeth Slater, a widow, thought to be the widow of George Slater, living nearby. Jacob Lasswell died before 1770.

      The significance of the record found in Fairfax County (Virginia) Deed Book D. -83- PP. 236 - 238 - is that we now know that Jacob had at least four sons. There is no evidence of daughters.

      The Elliott report concluded that Jacob Lasswell had only one stepson "Edward Slater (Heater)" and all of the later Laswells/Lasswell were the children of John Lasswell, 1698, and Margaret Lee. We now know that both John Lasswell, who married Margaret Lee, and Jacob Lasswell, who married Rebecca Beecraft and then the widow Elizabeth Slater, had Children.

      Jacob appears to have had a stepson, Edward Slater, as indicated by a land transaction between Jacob and Edward in 1731. It states : Jacob Lasswell, of Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Planter "For the love good will and affection which I have and do bear unto Edward Slater of the same Parish and County, 140 acres of land upon Goose Greek.

      We also know from the findings of Patrick Mark Lasswell that Jacob was married twice (This was not known in the Elliott Report.) He first married Rebecca Beecraft on 29 October 1724 and was then married to the widow Elizabeth Slater (Sleater) by 1731.

      We do not know when Rebecca died, or if she had any children. We now know that a John Lasswell was Jacob's second son, and that Andrew Lasswell was Jacob's fourth son. We can assume that Andrew's mother was Elizabeth, assuming the first child would more than likely been born in 1725; the second in 1727; the third in 1729; and the fourth in 1731. This is not always true, but is a reasonable presumption.

      We also know that the first four sons were born before 1756 when the lease was recorded, and probably before 1755 when it was allegedly written.

      Virginia Census, 1607-1890 Name: Jacob Laswell State: VA County: Loudoun County Township: Rent Rolls Year: 1761 Record Type: Rent Role Database: VA Early Census Index

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Marriage to Rebecca.