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HANNAH GOAD
(1) TOBIAS PHILLIPS
(2) WILLIAM DODSON

HANNAH GOAD , daughter of ABRAHAM GOAD and KATHERINE WILLIAMS, was born November 1695 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia1,2, and died Abt. 1788 in Henry Co., VA3.  She married (1) TOBIAS PHILLIPS 1714 in Richmond Co. VA4.  He was born January 12, 1686/87 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia5,6,7, and died November 01, 1739 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia7,8.  She married (2) WILLIAM DODSON Aft. 17399.  He died Bef. August 06, 175310.

    TOBIAS PHILLIPS also fathered children by  MARGARET LAWRENCE, a mistress.

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Notes:

    Hannah, wife of Tobias Phillips, m/2 Wm. Dodson of Richmond Co., VA about 1748. They had no children. Dodson's will probated 6 Aug 1753 and witnessed by Thomas Lawrence. At the time of Hannah's marriage to Wm. Dodson, Thomas Lawrence, became the servant of his half-brother, George Phillips, who was only a few years older than Thomas. Thomas Lawrence must have been of considerable help with those responsibilities (running the Plantation) because he stayed on the plantations with George, long after he was married and had served out any bond obligation.  A SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE LAWRENCE FAMILY BY Wm. Pritchett pg. 15

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       In 1776, Hannah DODSON moved to Pittsylvania Co. Va. where she settled on the Pigg River (a location presently in Franklin Co.). She moved with her children and probably other members of the DODSON family.  
      In 1768 Hannah purchased from Peter BENNETT and wife Frances, 150 acres on the South Side of Pigg River (Pittsylvania Deeds 1-424). She sold this land to Tobias PHILLIPS in 1774 (Pittsylvania Deeds 4-53). By the terms of William DODSON's will, Hannah held only a life estate in his personal property which in this case was slaves. Therefore it is unclear why she conveyed for 5 shillings, to Tobias PHILLIPS Five Negroes, Robin, Betty, Rachel, Peter and Will, which belonged to William DODSON'S estate (Pittsylvaina Deed 3-211, 14 Dec 1772). Contributed by Sharon Minton Hill

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    Wills of  Richmond Co. , Va by Robert Headley, Jr.   Will Book 5, pg 80,  Tobias  Phillips: will (written); 19 Sept 1739, p. 354 7 Apr 1740 (proved)
     from THE GOADS - A FRONTIER FAMILY, Second Edition, by Kenneth F. Haas

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    ....son George; daus. Elizabeth, Hannah,  Frances Dale; William Dale, the younger; wife Hannah the use of my servants  Joseph (Pecton) and Thomas Lawrence; son George to pay Thomas Lawrence 500  lbs. of tobacco for his freedom dues; the care of son George's est. and his  tuition shall be to my ex; ex: wife and William Glascock, wits: Godfrey  Wilcocks, Wm. Forrester, Mary Howard.  (Thomas Lawrence was a son of Tobias  Phillips and his servant girl, Margaret Laurence.) from Payne, Joseph A., "Descendants of John Phillips and Elizabeth Tobias":

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       A group of Lawrence descendants pooled their money to hired an English genealogist to find out more about Margaret Lawrence. About all that was found was a Transportation Bond dated 9 March 1730 in which Margaret and nine others were convicted of several thefts and larcenies and transported for fourteen years. The nature of the crimes are not known as court documents that period of time.
       On the other hand, a descendant of Margaret's says, in an apparently unmailed latter,

      John, your request almost shames me....

       Our name comes to us a little out of the order of things. My great grandmother called herself Lawrence and I have been told that she emigrated from Europe in the early part of the last century to old Virginia, and was there sold to a tobacco planter owning a plantation 8 or 10 miles from home for seven years to pay her passage. Her master settled her at that out place, she being almost his wife and remained there united. She raised two sons. John, I think was the eldest and Thomas was my grandfather. He was uneducated but was a man of good mind. He spelled his name Laurence.

       I have been told that Great Grandmother sought every opportunity to come to America and consented to be sold. No doubt server family oppression drove her.

     Information from Joe Payne and his web pages.

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     The group of Lawrence descendants that pooled their money to hire an English genealogist in the early 1980s was assembled and coordinated by Robert Lawrence of Wichita, Kansas. The extensive research resulting from that turned up at least eight different Margaret Lawrences living in the London area at that time who were of an age that they could have been "their" Margaret. A Margaret Lawrence born in 1709 at Wem, England, was the easiest to document of any of those identified. However, Margaret Lawrence was just too common a name in that time and place to positively connect Margaret of Wem to Margaret of Tobias Phillip's plantation.

     As well, several people were arrested and tried for the same crimes as Margaret. Robert directed the researchers to trace as many of those as could be found to see if there was any link between them and Margaret. No connection was found. The researchers concluded that any further search would be fruitless without further information about Margaret to narrow the search. An option would have been to trace the lives of each of the known Margaret Lawrences. Any found to be still residing in England after 1730 could not be the Margaret Lawrence who was sent to America. However, such a project would likely be very expensive, would probably not narrow the search down to one possible Margaret Lawrence, and would not be conclusive enough as there could still be other Margaret Lawrences other than the eight that had been found.

 Information from Robert Lawrence, e-mail October 12 and 13, 1998

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     Margaret Lawrence was indicted on a felony charge of thievery in London, England,on July 9, 1729. On February 25th, 1730, she was tried and convicted in the Hall of Justice of "Old Bailey" and, in her sentence, was given "His Majesty's royal mercy on condition of transprtation to some parts of America for a spare of fourteen years." Margaret's transportation bond was issued March 9th, 1730.

     Margaret was one of 106 prisoners from Newgate Prison who Jonathan Forward contracted to transport to Maryland on the "Patapscoe Merchant," Darby Lux, Captain, March 17th, 1730. On arrival in Baltimore, Maryland, 94 prisoners had survived. There, Tobias Phillips purchased Margaret's bond, entitling hin to fourteen years of service. Margaret did not live out her bond, likely dying before 10 Sept, 1739 (date of Tobias Phillip's will, in which neither she nor her bond were not mentioned.)

 Information from Randolph Marchmont's web page, the primary source being "A Southern Branch of the Lawrence Family" by William Pritchett.

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     "Margaret "Peggy" Lawrence, presumed fourth child of Thomas and Mary Peploe Lawrence (d.1729). Margaret was christened on 10 April 1709 at the nearby Battlefield Parish Church. As a young woman, about 19-20 years old, she was banished from Wem, in the County of Shropshire, England, because she left the Church of England for the Puritan Faith. "

    Information from Randolph Marchmont, email 10/14/98, citing information found in the Latter-Day-Saints Library

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     Wills of Richmond Co. , Va by Robert Headley, Jr. Will Book 5,pg 80 - pg 354 - Tobias Phillips: will; 19 Sept 1739, 7 Apr 1740.

     son George; daus. Elizabeth, Hannah, Frances Dale; William Dale, the younger; wife Hannah the use of my servants Joseph (Pecton) and Thomas Lawrence; son George to pay Thomas Lawrence 500 lbs. of tobacco for his freedom dues; the care of son George's est. and his tuition shall be to my ex; ex: wife and William Glascock, wits: Godfrey Wilcocks, Wm. Forrester, Mary Howard.

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Children of HANNAH GOAD and TOBIAS PHILLIPS are:

    1. ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, b. November 18, 1715, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia11,12.
    2. FRANCES PHILLIPS, b. March 10, 1717/18, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; d. Bef. July 28, 1777, Bedford County, VA.
    3. JANE PHILLIPS, b. June 21, 1720, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia13,14.
    4. RICHARD PHILLIPS, b. January 20, 1721/22, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia15,16.
    5. HANNAH PHILLIPS, b. Abt. 1724, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1800, Woodford Co., KY.
    6. GEORGE PHILLIPS, b. Abt. 1728, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1786, Henry County, VA.

 Children of TOBIAS PHILLIPS and MARGARET LAWRENCE are:

    Note: While these children are not Goad descendants, they are included here because of  Thomasís continuing relationship with the Phillips (his half-siblings).

    1. JOHN LAURENCE, b. Abt. 1731, Dinwiddie Co., Va; d. Wilkes Co., NC..
    2. THOMAS LAWRENCE, b. 1733, Richmond County, VA; d. 1797, Wilkes County, NC; m. LUCY WOMACK, Abt. 1751, Richmond Co., VA.
    3. ROBERT LAURENCE, b. 1734, Grayson Co., Va; m. CATE.

Endnotes

1.  King, George Harrison Sanford, "The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814, and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 -1800, Richmond County, Virginia",  (Published Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966).
2.  Cox, Elza B., "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips nee Alice (Elsie) B. Henson...",  (Copyright 1989), p. 1.
3.  Hill, Sharon Minton, (2/11/97).
4.  Payne, Joseph A., "Descendants of John Phillips and Elizabeth Tobias", p. 3.
5.  King, George Harrison Sanford, "The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814, and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 -1800, Richmond County, Virginia",  (Published Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966).
6.  Cox, Elza B., "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips nee Alice (Elsie) B. Henson...",  (Copyright 1989), p. 1.
7.  King, George Harrison Sanford, "The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814, and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 -1800, Richmond County, Virginia",  (Published Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966).
8.  Cox, Elza B., "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips nee Alice (Elsie) B. Henson...",  (Copyright 1989), p. 1.
9.  based on death date of Tobias Phillips
10.  Payne, Joseph A., "Descendants of John Phillips and Elizabeth Tobias", p. 3, 4, cites William Pritchett, "A Southern Branch of the Lawrence Family."
11.  Cox, Elza B., "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips nee Alice (Elsie) B. Henson...",  (Copyright 1989), p. 2.
12.  King, George Harrison Sanford, "The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814, and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 -1800, Richmond County, Virginia",  (Published Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966).
13.  Cox, Elza B., "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips nee Alice (Elsie) B. Henson..." ,  (Copyright 1989), p. 2.
14.  King, George Harrison Sanford, "The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814, and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 -1800, Richmond County, Virginia" ,  (Published Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966).
15.  Cox, Elza B., "The Genealogy of William Tobias Phillips nee Alice (Elsie) B. Henson...",  (Copyright 1989), p. 2.
16.  King, George Harrison Sanford, "The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814, and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 -1800, Richmond County, Virginia",  (Published Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966).

 


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