LANIER Jr was born in 1655 in England. He died in 1719 in
Prince George Co. Or Charles City Co, VA. BIOGRAPHY:
J O H N L A N I E R, J R.
BIOGRAPHY: Our fourth generation Lanier ancestor, John Lanier, Jr. born 1655
in England to John and Lucreece. He died ca 1717-19, in Brunswick Co. VA. He
married first in 1677 in Charles City County, VA. He married Sarah Edmunds, a
widow, ca 1685.#
BIOGRAPHY: Children of John Lanier, Jr.:
BIOGRAPHY: 1. Robert Lanier, born 1678 in Charles City, died ca 1756, married
Washington, daughter of Richard Washington and Elizabeth Washington. Will
recorded May 18, 1756. (Records in Surrey County).
BIOGRAPHY: 2. John Lanier, III., born 1680, Charles City, married Elizabeth Bird,
BIOGRAPHY: 3. Sampson Lanier, born 1682, Charles City, married Elizabeth Washington
1724, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Washington.
BIOGRAPHY: The following were children by John Jr's., second wife, Sarah Edmunds:
BIOGRAPHY: 4. Sarah Lanier, born ca 1684-6, Charles City, married George Brewer.
See Brewer Chapter.
BIOGRAPHY: 5. Nicholas Lanier, born ca 1690, Charles City, married Mary___?
BIOGRAPHY: VA. Magazine of History and Biography, P. 333 records John Lanier
on the Quit
Rent rolls of 1704 with 700 acres in Prince George County.
BIOGRAPHY: Lanier, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .1676
1883 - The Huguenot Society of America - 1963 P. 56.
BIOGRAPHY: Will of John Lanier:
BIOGRAPHY: In The Name of God Amen: I, John Lanier, in the County of Price George,
being very weak and ailing in Body, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be
given unto God, therefore it is appointed for all men once to dye, I do make
and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first
of all, I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for
my body I commend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent
manner, to the Discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general
resurrection, I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God, and
as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in
this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the manner and form.
BIOGRAPHY: First, I give to my son Robert Lanier, one Shilling.
BIOGRAPHY: Secondly, I give to my son John Lanier, one Shilling.
BIOGRAPHY: Thirdly, I give to my son Sampson Lanier, one Shilling.
BIOGRAPHY: Fourthly, I give to my Daughter, Sarah Brewer one cow or heifer of
three years old.
BIOGRAPHY: Fifthly, I give to my grandson John Lanier, the son of Nicholas Lanier
my son, a feather bed and bolster and blankets and rugs all new and good and
a small gun well fixt, and I give to him two pewter dishes and basin and one
chest with lock and key and six spoons, one iron pot, and pothooks and frying
pan and a small pair of steelyards and two combs and a young horse of three years
old, and three sheep.
BIOGRAPHY: Lastly, I give to my son Nicholas Lanier, all the land which I now
live upon, and all my land on the Otterdams, to him and his heirs forever, and
I give to my son Nicholas all my movable and immovable. I do make my son, Nicholas
Lanier, my whole and sole Exor. of this my last Will and Testament, to see that
it is performed as Witness by hand and seal this the 5th day of January 1717.
Probated April 14, 1719, in Prince George County.
John Lanier (Sealed with red wax)
BIOGRAPHY: At a Court held at Merchant shop for the County of Prince George on
the second of Tuesday in April being the 14th day of the said month Anno. Dom.
BIOGRAPHY: The above written Last will and testament of John Lanier, deceased,
was exhibited into Court by Nicholas Lanier his executor, who made oath thereto,
and it being duly proved by William Peebles, Henry Peebles and Thomas Burrows
the several witnesses thereto is by order of the Court truly recorded and Certificate
is granted the said Nicholas Lanier for obtaining a Probate in due form.
BIOGRAPHY: Teste: William Hamlin, Clerk Cur. A Copy, Teste: W.D. Temple, Clerk#
John LANIER Jr and Mrs Sarah EDMUNDS were married in 1685 in Virginia.
1443. Mrs Sarah EDMUNDS.Children were: