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1442. John 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 Priscilla
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, daughter of
Thomas Bird

BIOGRAPHY: 3. Sampson Lanier, born 1682, Charles City, married Elizabeth Washington ca
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. (Our line).
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: Witnesses:
William Peebles
Henry Peebles
Thomas Burrow

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. 1719.

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:





Nicholas LANIER was born in 1690.