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James GREENLAW

James GREENLAW

Male [1729] - 1777

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  • Name James GREENLAW 
    Born [1729] 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Cumbernaud, Dumbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/53345643/person/13494092784/storyx/1ac9cec7-785e-4a28-91fa-ee22208cafa6?src=search

      Colin Greenlaw writes on December 28, 1988 that (new information is capitalized) "...I and your mother are seventh generation Greenlaw descendants from Wm and Jane Greenlaw, who migrated to this side of the Atlantic from Scotland in 1753. They came over with SIX sons, Jonathan, William, JAMES, Alexander, Ebenezer, and CHARLES. ...About six weeks I found the original records of the births of Jonathan, William and James in the parish of CUMBERNAULD, COUNTY OF DUMBARTON, SCOTLAND, on microfilm of those original records (housed in the New Register House in Edinburgh, Scotland).
    • scotlandspeople.com
      Birth Search 1720-1750
      3 07/03/1737 GRINLAY JAMES WILLIAM GRINLAY/JEAN GRINLAY M CUMBERNAULD /DUNBARTON 495/00 0010 0169

      7 24/03/1745 GREENLAW ANDREW WILLIAM GREENLAW/JEAN MORTON FR227 (FR227) M YESTER /EAST LOTHIAN 725/00 0010 0442

      8 03/05/1741 GREENLAW JEAN WILLIAM GREENLAW/JEAN MORTON FR569 (FR569) F INNERWICK (EAST LOTHIAN) /EAST LOTHIAN 711/00 0030 0005

      9 16/01/1743 GRINLAW JOHN WILLIAM GRINLAW/JEAN MORTON FR578 (FR578) M INNERWICK (EAST LOTHIAN) /EAST LOTHIAN 711/00 0030 0014

      10 09/07/1749 GRINLAW MARGARET WILLIAM GRINLAW/JEAN MORTON FR242 (FR242) F YESTER /EAST LOTHIAN 725/00 0010 0470

      11 24/05/1747 GRINLAW WILLIAM WILLIAM GRINLAW/JEAN MORTON FR96 (FR96) M GARVALD /EAST LOTHIAN 707/00 0010 0089

      2 21/11/1730 GREENLAW ALEXANDER WILLIAM GREENLAW/ M KENNETHMONT /ABERDEEN 212/00 0010 0015
      3 24/03/1745 GREENLAW ANDREW WILLIAM GREENLAW/JEAN MORTON FR227 (FR227) M YESTER /EAST LOTHIAN 725/00 0010 0442

      4 27/05/1722 GRINLAW ALEXANDER WILLIAM GRINLAW/ALISON MILLER FR50 (FR50) M GARVALD /EAST LOTHIAN 707/00 0010 0043

      17/10/1736 GRINLAY ----- WILLIAM GRINLAY/MARGARET LIVISTOUN CUMBERNAULD /DUNBARTON 495/00 0010 0167
    Birth Bef 1739 
    • James was enlisted in the company of Capt Jabez Bradbury at St Georges as early as 1755. If he was of age at that time, he was at least 16 years old, so born by 1739.
    Immigration SUMMER 1753  Dolphin: Greenock to America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military From 11 Jun 1755 to 4 Jan 1759 
    French and Indian War 
    Residence 15 Feb 1759  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1760  Chester, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles E Greenlaw
    Grant 31 Oct 1765  Chester, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Between 20 Sep 1774 and 28 Oct 1777  [Chester, Lunenburg, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 20 Sep 1774 
    Died 22 Oct 1777  [Drowned] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Oct 1777  St John's Anglican, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Proved 28 Oct 1777 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/521754?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Act books, 1762-1967; will books, 1762-1932; decree books, 1843-1968; estate files, 1900-1930; act book indexes, 1762-1922, and card index, 1914-2003
      Authors: Nova Scotia. Court of Probate (Lunenburg County)
      Indexes, 1762-1922, to the following act books: 1842-1858; 1762-1814 ("first act book index"); and no. 1 (1814-1866, labeled "act book two index"); no. 2-5, 1867-1922 (these indexes were created later than those found in the act books themselves; they are in alphabetical order by the complete surname rather than by just the first letter of the surname)
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Film
      2381575
      Items 2 - 8
      8194873
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008194873?cat=521754
      [490/660]
      First Act Book Index 1762-1814
      James Greenlow 28 October 1777 Will 12

      Act books, 1762-1811 (indexed) and 1842-1858 (these are two unnumbered vols.); no. 1-3, 1814-1902 (indexed, no. 1 has two indexes)
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      556211
      8664144
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008664144?cat=521754
      [14/791]
      p 12
      Tuesday Lunenburg Octr 28th 1777
      James Grenlow, Will proved by the Subscribing Witnesses and probate Granted this Day to Catherine Grenlow, Sole Executrix Names in Said Will

      Will books, v. 1-3, 1762-1854 (indexed)
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      556203
      7764808
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007764808?cat=521754
      [44/666]
      p 19
      No 12
      In the Name of God Amen, I James Grenlow of the Town of Chester yeoman being very Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect mind and Memory, Thanks be given unto God, Calling unto Mind the Mortality of My Body, and Knowing that it is appointed for all Men Once to Die, do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of All, I give and Recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that Gave it, and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors Nothing doubting but that the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God and as touch such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give demise and dispose of the Same in the following Manner and form.

      I give and bequeath to Catherine my Dearly beloved wife the whole of my Estates that is to say the Lot of Land Number Sixty now under Improvement with my whole Rights of Land throughout the Township, and All my Goods and Chattals thereon or elsewhere during her Widowhood, and the Improvements of the Same, during her Life, After her Death the above said premises with All the Goods and Chattals Remaining be Equally Divided Among the Children.

      I Likewise make and Ordain my loving Wife Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any wise before Named, Willed and bequeathed: Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, In Witness whereof, I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twentieth Day of Sepr in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and seventy four
      James Grenlow
      Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said James Grenlow as his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who in this presence and in the presence of Each other hereunto Subscribed Our Names
      Abraham Bradshaw
      Simon Floyd Junr
      Ebenezer Fitch

      Lunenburg Court of Probate
      Lunenburg Octr 28th 1777
      This Day the within Will was present for Probate by Catherine Grenlow, Sole Executrix as Named in the foregoing Will, Simon Floyd Junr, together with Ebenezer Fitch, made Oath that James Grenlow did publish and declare the within instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and where he so did he was of som disposing mind According to those Deponants best discerning.
      John Creighton
    Residence 1783  Chester, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archive.org/details/historycountylu00desbgoog/page/n11
      History of the county of Lunenburg
      by DesBrisay, Mather B. (Mather Byles), 1828-1896
      Publication date 1895
      p 265
      Return of Settlers, Farm Lands, Stock, Produce, Etc at Chester in 1783
      James Greenlaw settled 1760 3 males [James, William, Jonathan] 4 females [Catherine, Jane, Sarah, Catherine]
    Person ID I43428  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2019 

    Father William GREENLAW,   b. Bef 1694?,   d. [1776] 
    Mother Jane,   d. [1783-1786] 
    Family ID F4727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine CRAWFORD,   d. Aft 1777 
    _MARI 15 Feb 1759  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James Greenlaw
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: James Greenlaw
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1759
      Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Catha Chawford
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      p 364
      James Greenlaw Catha Crawford } [both] of Boston 15 [February 1759] [Handwritten record]

      [Boston Marriage Publications 1741-1759 Vol 4 373 Pages. See notes in William Greenlaw's marriage intention.]
    Married 5 Mar 1759  Presbyterian Church, Long Lane [now Federal Street], Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James Greenlaw
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: James Greenlaw
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 5 Mar 1759
      Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Katharine Crowford
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      From the Record of the Presbyterian Church in Long Lane - Now Federal Street
      Rev'd John Moorhead
      James Greenlaw Katharine Crawford 5 [March 1759]

      [Transcript of Boston Marriages 1720 - 1772 116 Pages Church Records]
    Children 
     1. William GREENLAW,   b. 28 Jan 1763
     2. Jane GREENLAW,   b. 8 Mar 1766
     3. James GREENLAW,   b. 31 Mar 1768
     4. Sarah GREENLAW,   b. 29 May 1770
     5. Catherine GREENLAW,   b. 3 Sep 1772,   d. 18 Mar 1784?
     6. Jonathan GREENLAW,   b. 3 Mar 1775
    Family ID F12919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Greenlaw French and Indian War Records
    Greenlaw French and Indian War Records
    The French and Indian War and the Arrival of the Greenlaws in Maine
    The French and Indian War and the Arrival of the Greenlaws in Maine

  • Notes 
    • Scotland's People Website 5 October 2014: Nil
      Assessors' "taking books" of the town of Boston, 1780: Nil
      Suffolk County Deeds: Nil
      Suffolk County Probate: Nil
      British Military Canada: Nil
      Falmouth Assessment 1761: Nil
      Boston Assessment 1771: Nil

      10 22/07/1728 GREENLAW JAMES WILLIAM GREENLAW/ M GAMRIE AND MACDUFF /BANFF 155/00 0010 0089
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/429483?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      The Greenlaw family of Deer Isle, Maine, 1852-1958; with additions and corrections, 1962
      Statement of Responsibility: by Charles E. [i.e. R.] Greenlaw
      Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1036521
      Items 14-15
      7955884

      Volume 2

      007
      Chart 1
      James and Catherine (Crawford) Greenlaw mar Mar 5 1759 at Boston, Mass. To Chester, NS in 1760
      Children
      William b Jan 28 1763 d abt 1829 m1 June 1 1787 Mary Webber b Oct 17 1767 d abt 1796. Children: David, Jonathan, Joseph, Daniel
      m2 Barbary Rufus. Children: James, Jacon, Isaac, Barbary, Mary, Jane, Hanah, Alice
      Jane b Mar 18 1766 m July 17 1788 David Vaughn
      James b Mar 31 1768 d abt 1849 m abt 1790 Abagail Alline b abt 1769 d abt 1855. Children: William, Anna, Thomas, Abagail S
      Sarah b Aug 26 1770 m Apr 2 1788 Francis Tufts
      Catherine b Sept 3 1772 d Mar 18 1774
      Jonathan b Mar 3 1775

      Records of descendants of James Greenlaw are scanty or unavailable; and some conjectures have been included in these charts. Corrections will be made upon proof of error.
    • http://sites.rootsweb.com/~canns/lunenburg/ch_b.html
      The following list contains the surnames that are in the Births / Heirs section of the Chester Township Book. Variant spellings have been eliminated and only the most common spelling is included here.

      Heirs of James Greenlaw.

      William Greenlaw, Son of James, and Catherine Greenlaw, was born in Chester on the twenty Eighth day of January, one thousand, Seven hundred and Sixty three, Recorded Febuary 6th, 1776. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk.

      Jane Greenlaw, Daughter of James, and Catharine Greenlaw, was born in Chester on the Eighteenth day of March, one thousand, Seven hundred and Sixty Six.. Recd.[missing bottom line of page--prob same as next above]

      James Greenlaw, Son of James, and Catharine Greenlaw, was born in Chester on the thirty first day of March, one thousand, Seven hundred and Sixty Eight. Recorded Febuary 6th, 1776. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk.

      Sarah Greenlaw, Daughter of James. And Catharine Greenlaw, was born in Chester on the twenty Ninth day of May, one thousand, Seven hundred, and Seventy. Reocrded Febuary 6th, 1776. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk.

      Catharine Greenlaw, Daughter of James and Catharine Greenlaw, was born in Chester on the third day of September, one thousand, Seven hundred and Seventy two. Recorded Febuary 6th, 1776. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk.

      Jonathan Greenlaw, Son of James, and Catharine Greenlaw, was born in Chester on the third day of March, one thousand, Seven hundred and Seventy five. Recorded February 6th, 1776. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk.
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/88448?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Record of deeds, 1775-1912; land grants, 1854-1968; indexes, 1759-1968
      Authors: Lunenburg District (Nova Scotia). Registrar of Deeds
      Index to deeds v. 1, 1759-1850
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      549990
      8130567

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008130567?cat=88448
      [182/540]
      Greenlow grantee

      [184/540]
      Greenlaw grantor
    • Was James married to a sister of Catherine Crawford in Scotland before coming to the Colonies? John Greenlaw may have been from Cadder near Glasgow.

      Scotlandspeople.co.uk
      Marriages
      GRINDLAY JAMES ELIZABETH CRAFFORD/FR664 (FR664) 03/06/1745 626/ 20 307 Cadder
    • American Migrations 1765-1799, Coldham, Peter Wilson
      p 37
      Greenlaw, Ebenezer of Penobscot. He was settled on Deer Island in 1761 and served with his five brother during the French War. At the beginning of he rebellion he was taken by the rebels and put in irons because he would not join them in the siege of Penobscot. After coming within British lines for a year, he returned to Deer Island but, when Penobscot was evacuated, came away to St Andrews, NB. His father divided his estate between three of his sons. Claims for a fishing schooner part owned with Jonathan and Alexander Greenlaw; a house and 40 acres; 250 acres of woodland.

      Greenlaw, Jonathan & Alexander of Penobscot. Memorial, St Andrews, NB, 1786. They are two of four brothers who, with their brother Charles Greenlaw, took up lands on Deer Island near Penobscot and cleared 30 acres. When the British came there they all took the oath of allegiance to the Crown and, on the coming of the rebels, the four brothers were drived into the woods before trying to escape on their own vessel, the Egamagan. They were intercepted by the rebel brig Pallas flying British colours and were schackled hand and foot to the deck while their estate was plundered. They were so badly abused that their brother Charles is not sometimes out of his senses. Ebenezer Greenlaw had disposed of his estate but at a small consideration. Jonathan Greenlaw, when Penobscot was evacuated, took his house to pieces and brought it with him to St Andrews. Claim for a small schooner with cargo of salt & provisions; pork, fish, etc. Account [undated] of the Sufferings of Ebenezer Greenlaw.
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1050206?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      [Genealogy/biography card index to materials in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia collection, ca. 1650-1990]
      Authors: Public Archives of Nova Scotia
      Fitzgerald. Francis J. (cont.) - Hanifens, Lochaber
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      2139653
      8285455
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008285455?cat=1050206
      [5454/6772]
      Biography
      Greenlaw Family
      Lunenburg County
      Genealogy
      MG 100
      Volume 147
      # 39
      Manuscript

      [5455/6772]
      Biography
      Greenlaw, James heirs
      List of children and their birthdates.
      PANS Community Records: Chester Records 1775-1859, second section pp 12-13
      Manuscript
      MG 4 Volume 13 pp 12-13

      [5456/6772]
      Biography - Greenlaw, William
      [Land Grant]: Manuscript 17 April 1811; seal and plan, fragile.
      300 acres on the eastern side of Gold River, Chester Township, Lunenburg County.
      In: Oversize Collection PANS O/S #535

      [5457/6772]
      Biography
      Greenlaw, William heirs
      List of children and their birth dayes
      PANS Community Records: Chester Records 1775-1859 second section pp 33-34
      MG 4 Volume 13 pp 33-34
      Manuscript

      [5458/6772]
      Biography
      Greenlow Family
      Greenough
      Greeno
      in T B Smith Connectio Queens Co Names ["Box 4" crossed out]
      ["MG 4 No 137" crossed out]
      MG 1 No 836
      Reel 14,948
      Manuscript
      Self-Serve microfilm

      [5658/6772]
      Biography
      Grinlow, Joseph heirs
      PANS Community Records: Chester Records 1775-1859 second section p 44
      MG 4 Volume 13
      Manuscript

  • Sources 
    1. [S3975] Loyalists to Canada: The 1783 Settlement of Quakers and Others at Passamaquoddy, Theodore C Holmes, (Picton Press 1992).