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William GREENLAW

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  • Name William GREENLAW 
    Born 1734 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1738] 
    • Peg Kearney claims that William Greenlaw Jr was 36 years old in 1774.
    Birth Bef 1739 
    Death Bef 1820 CENSUS? 
    Immigration SUMMER 1753  Dolphin: Greenock to America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • https://archive.org/stream/annalsoftownofwa00lceato#page/84/mode/2up/search/dolphin
      Annals Of The Town Of Warren: With The Early History Of St. George's, Broad Bay And The Neighboring Settlements On The Waldo Patent 4 editions
      By Cyrus Eaton
      p 85 Greenlaw on the Dolphin 1753

      These offers attracted the attention of sundry persons in Stirling, Glasgow, and other places in Scotland, who, after consultation, entered into an agreement, the terms of which are not exactly known, to emigrate. Some of them, who were without families, agreed to work for Waldo four years in payment of their passage. Others, at stipulated times after their arrival, were to pay for their passages as well as for supplies furnished. Being collected for embarkation to the number of sixty, besides ten or more children, who went passage free, they went on board the brig Dolphin, Captain Cooters, in the summer of 1753, and, after touching at Piscataqua, where they remained a week or more, arrived in George's river in September. Dr. Robinson had contracted with Waldo to erect a house, and have it ready for their reception on their arrival. This he commenced near the house occupied by the late Capt. Dagget, since rebuilt by his grandson, E. B. Alford. He built the walls of logs, and partitioned the inside into fourteen rooms designed to accommodate the whole company, which contained that number of families. But from the want of materials, or other cause, the roof was never made, and the structure remained unfinished and unoccupied till the timber decayed. In consequence of Robinson's failure to complete this job, the emigrants scattered round and lived the first winter with the old settlers. Provisions were supplied them by Waldo; who appointed Boice Cooper a kind of commissary to take charge of, and deliver them out at stated times. The names of these emigrants were Archibald Anderson, John Dicke, Andrew Malcolm, John Miller, John Crawford, Thomas Johnston, John Mucklewee, John Brison, Andrew Bird, John Kirkpatrick, John Hodgins, John Carswell, John Brown, Robert Kye, Grenlaw, Wilke, Beverage, Auchmuty, and Anderson. They were mostly mechanics, and unacquainted with all agricultural operations, except reaping and threshing. Malcolm was a Glasgow weaver; and Archibald Anderson, who married his sister and belonged to Bannockburn, was of the same trade, and had worked in the same city. Dicke of Stirling, was a maltster and brewer, Miller a delfware manufacturer, Kirkpatrick a cooper, Hodgins a bookbinder, Crawford a shepherd or herdsman, and Auchmuty a slaie maker. Having the promise of lands within two miles of tide waters, they naturally looked forward to the comforts of city life to which they had been accustomed at home; and fearful of Indian hostilities, and unacquainted as they were with the wild beasts that frequented the woods, they could not think of going to separate farms, and fixing their habitations at a distance from each other.
    Military From 21 Jul 1755 to 23 Nov 1758 
    French & Indian War 
    Residence 12 Apr 1757  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bounty list at Falmouth
    Residence 21 Nov 1758  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 10 Jan 1759  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 30 Sep 1760  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Readex Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Advertisement page [4], iss. 165
      Date October 13, 1760
      Source
      Green & Russell's BOSTON Post-Boy & Advertiser.
      Place(s) of Publication Boston, Massachusetts

      Post Office, Boston Sept 30 1760
      List of Letters remaining in the Office not before Printed
      ...
      William Greenlaw Boston
    Residence 1762  Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine
      p 24
      Chapter II
      First Settlers

      The first permanent settlement was made in 1762 by William Eaton, although he was not the first who began one.
      Alexander Greenlaw, Charles Greenlaw, Ebenezer Greenlaw, Jonathan Greenlaw, William Greenlaw 1762
    Residence 1762  Campbell's Neck, Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=dvc7AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      The Maine Historical Magazine
      Volume 8 Page 13
      Deer Isles and Settlers
      ...
      [1762] Jonathan, Charles, Ebenezer, Alexander and William Greenlaw settled on Campbell's Neck. They all moved to Castine and from thence to St Andrews, New Brunswick. Two of the sons of Jonathan returned and settled at Deer Isle.

      p 13-14
      Petition to the General Court 1762
      [For Deer Isle, Maine]
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Charles Greenlaw
      Alex Greenlaw
      William Greenlaw

      p 14
      1763 William Foster from Dedham, Massachusetts, settled on the Greenlaw lands; he had sons.
    Petition 4 Aug 1762  Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=pdA-AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Bangor Historical Magazine
      Volume 1: July 1883-June 1886
      Joseph W Porter, Editor and Publisher
      p 195
      Deer Island Papers

      Petition of Inhabitants 1762
      "Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to his Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq., Captain, General and Governor in Chief of the said Province, the Hon'ble His Majesty's Council and the Hon'ble House of Representatives in General Court assembled, Aug. 4, 1762.

      The subscribers humbly show that sixteen of them have been at considerable expense at transporting themselves to a certain Island at the eastward, within this Province, situated on the southwest of Egemogen Reach, known by the name of Deer Island, which at high water seems to be separated into two, tho' at low water appears to be one Intire Island, have built themselves Houses, and are with the rest of your Petitioners willing to bring forward a settlement there. Pray this Court for the Incouragement of so good a work, to make them a grant of the whole of said Island, or at least that end of it, settled upon as aforesaid ; which is accounted to be about six or seven miles in length, and two or three in breadth in the widest part thereof; tho' in some places not half a mile. Or otherwise to dispose of the whole of said Island to them, or only the southeast end aforesaid, as this Court in their Wisdom shall think fit for such sum or sums of money as may be judged reasonable, and your Petitioners beg leave further to add that they are not Petitioners included in the twelve townships already granted
      Daniel Wardwell
      Jeremiah Wardwell
      Dan'l Clark
      Dan'l Clark in behalf of Edward Jones
      Jno Stone
      Moses Sewall
      Daniel Holt
      Stephen Littlefield
      William Grinnell
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Charles Greenlaw
      Alex Greenlaw
      William Greenlaw
      George Lilly
      John Winn
      John Staple
      Ebenezer Low
      Samuel Low
      Nathan Closson
      David Torrey
      Joseph Thomas
      Michael Carnay
      John Tinker
      William Eaton
      Elakin Eaton
      John Cane
      Enoch Hutchins
      Nathaniel Webber
      [Massachusetts Archives Volume 46 page 488]

      "Resolve on the petition of the inhabitants of Deer-Island, granting and confirming one hundred acres of land to each of said settlers, on condition. March 22, 1786.

      Whereas it appears to this Court from a survey and plan of a certain island, lying within the county of Lincoln, called Deer-Island, taken by Rufus Putnam, Esq.; in the year 1785, together with a small island lying near the west shore of the said Deer-Island, called Sheep-Island, that the said islands contain in the whole, sixteen thousand eight hundred and seventy-six acres, whereon were eighty settlers, before the first day of January, 1784; and whereas Joseph Tyler and others, settlers on the said islands, have petitioned this Court for a grant of the same, to them, their heirs and assigns: Therefore

      Resolved, That there be, and here is hereby granted and confirmed to the said Joseph Tvler, and the other settlers, who settled thereon and made a separate improvement before the first day of January, 1784, their heirs and assigns, one hundred acres each, to hold in severalty, to be laid out so as to include their respective improvements, as a compensation for settlement; on condition, that the aforesaid settlers pay into the treasury of this Commonwealth, within one year from the date thereof, for the survey, and other charges, one hundred and twenty pounds, in specie, with interest until paid ; provided that where any original settler has sold, or otherwise disposed of his improvements, the purchaser of such improvements, his heirs and assigns, shall hold the same lands which such original settler would have held by virtue of this resolve, if there had been no such sale or disposition.

      And be it further Resolved, That the remainder of the said Deer- Island, with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging, be, and is hereby granted and confirmed to the said
      Joseph Tyler
      Mark Haskell
      Joseph Colby
      John Campbell
      Charles Pressey
      Ignatius Haskell
      Thomas Saunders
      Edward Haskell
      Joshua Haskell
      Thomas Haskell
      Jonathan Eaton
      Ezekiel Marshall
      George Tyler
      Thomas Stinson, Jun
      Belcher Tyler
      Nathan Dow
      John Pressey
      Thomas Stinson
      Nathan Closson
      Elijah Donham
      Theophilus Eaton
      Levi Carman
      Ezra Howard
      Ambrose Colby
      Nathaniel Bray
      Robert Nason
      Benjamin Cole
      Ezekiel Moory
      John Hooper
      Lot Curtis
      Chase Pressey
      Thomas Saunders
      Samuel Frunday
      John Raynes
      Samuel Raynes
      Thomas Smalley
      Job Smalley
      Charles Sellers
      Josiah Crocket
      Thomas Robbins
      William Babbage
      Joseph Whitmore
      William Greenlaw
      George Frees
      Cortney Babbage
      John Frees
      Peter Hardy
      Jeremiah Eaton
      William Eaton
      John Closson
      Thomas Thompson
      Robert Lin
      Marcy Staples
      Charles Greenlaw
      Simon Fowier
      David Torry
      Jonathan Torry
      Samuel Crombie
      Joseph Donha
      their heirs and assigns ; on condition, that they appropriate three hundred acres of land for the use of the ministry, and three hundred acres for the use of a grammar school, and that they pay into the treasury of this Commonwealth, within one year from the time of passing this resolve, one thousand two hundred and forty-one pounds, eight shillings, in consolidated securities of this Commonwealth, with interest."
    • The Bangor Historical Magazine, Volume 1
      edited by Joseph Whitcomb Porter
      p 195
      Deer Island Papers
      Petition of Inhabitants 1762
      ...
      [For a grant of land on Deer Island]
      ...
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Charles Greenlaw
      Alex. Greenlaw
      William Greenlaw
      ...
      [Massachusetts Archives Volume 46 Page 488]

      ...

      "Resolve on the petition of the inhabitants of Deer-Island, granting and confirming 100 acres of land to each of said settlers, on condition. 22 March 1786"
      ...
      80 settlers before 1 January 1784
      ...
      "whereas Joseph Tyler and others, settlers on the said islands [Deer and Sheep], have petitioned this Court for a grant of the same, to them, their heirs and assigns:"
      ...
      settle and improved before 1 January 1784
      pay for survey
      appropriate 300 acres for the ministry
      ...
      to
      ...
      Robert Nason...
      William Greenlaw...
      Charles Greenlaw...

      Town incorporated 30 January 1789
    Residence 27 Nov 1775  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1 Jul 1776 
    Militia, Georgetown, Lincoln, ME 
    • Soliders, Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War Maine
      compiled by John E Fisher and Sue G Fisher
      p 317
      John Greenlaw b 1766 Deer Island. Capt Reed's Co. r Gorham 1788 r Limington 1789 d Brownfield 1842 m Lucy. W23141

      William Greenlaw r Georgetown. Militia: Return of 4th Co James McCobb 1 July 1776. Zebulon Harmon Papers, Collection 22 Volume 18 Page 63. Maine Historical Society
    Residence 17 Jul 1783  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1790  Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/55011?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Vital records of old Bristol and Nobleboro in the county of Lincoln, Maine : including the present towns of Bremen, Damariscotta, South Bristol, and the plantation of Monhegan
      Editor: Christine Huston Dodge
      p iii
      It should be remember that due to an error of the United States Census taker in 1790, Bristol is listed as Waldoborough, Nobleboro is listed as Bristol, and Waldoboro is listed as Nobleborough.

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/55011?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Vital records of old Bristol and Nobleboro in the county of Lincoln, Maine : including the present towns of Bremen, Damariscotta, South Bristol, and the plantation of Monhegan
      Editor: Christine Huston Dodge
      p iii
      It should be remember that due to an error of the United States Census taker in 1790, Bristol is listed as Waldoborough, Nobleboro is listed as Bristol, and Waldoboro is listed as Nobleborough.

      1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Greenlaw
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Nobleborough, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1 [Daniel]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 [William]
      Free White Persons - Females: 4 [Elizabeth, Dorcas? Naomi? Sarah? Elizabeth?]
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Source Citation
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Nobleborough, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 296; Image: 171; Family History Library Film: 0568142

      https://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2006/10/1790-census-bristol-lincoln-county.html
      1790 Census: Bristol, Lincoln County
      The names of three towns were transposed in the 1908 census index: Nobleborough was labeled "Bristol," Bristol was labeled "Waldoborough," and Waldoborough was labeled "Nobleborough."
      Bremen was set off from Bristol in 1828, South Bristol in 1915. Land was also set off to Damariscotta, incorporated in 1847.
      Source: Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790: Maine [pdf]. (Washington, D. C., Govt. Print Off., 1908).
      Key to entries:

      Name of Head of Family.
      Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families.
      Free white males under 16 years.
      Free white females, including heads of families.
      All other free persons.
      Slaves.

      william Greenlaw 1 1 4 0 0
    Residence 1800  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Greenlief
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Greenlief
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Georgetown, Lincoln , Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 [Daniel]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [William]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2 [Naomi, Dorcas]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 5
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Georgetown, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 501; Image: 471; Family History Library Film: 218676
    Residence 1810  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Daniel Greenlaw
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Georgetown, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 [Daniel. Trancribed as 4]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [father William]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 6
      Number of Household Members: 10
      Source Citation
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Georgetown, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 346; Image: 00351; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    Died 1814 
    • The Genealogical Advertiser, Vol. II
      Bristol and Bremen Families
      p 112
      Children of Alexander and Lydia Cox Greenlaw
      William born February 12 1790 lost at sea in 1810
      Ebenezer born February 23 1792 married Ruth Webb October 1816 died May 23 1834
      Ruth born September 12 1794* married Nehemiah Poland December 1813 died August 13 1854
      Jane born November 14 1796* married James Johnston March 25 1817
      Alexander born February 6 1799* married 1st Susan Staples 1820 and Catherine Staples 1826
      Thomas Cox born July 22 1802 married Matilda Curtis March 19 1827 died November 29 1845
      Alexander Greenlaw died October 2 1841 aged 81 years [1760]

      *These dates are 1796, 1798, and 1800 on the town records. The family record, from which these dates are taken, is probably correct.

      Alexander Greenlaw was born March 19 1760 and was son of William and Elizabeth Fossett Greenlaw. William Greenlaw came from Edinburgh, Scotland, about 1757. He died in 1814 aged about 90 years.
    Buried Mt Adams Cemetery, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90900788&ref=acom
      William Greenlaw
      in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
      Name: William Greenlaw
      Birth Date: 1735
      Birth Place: Midlothian, Scotland
      Death Date: 1828
      Death Place: Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA
      Cemetery: Mount Adams Cemetery
      Burial or Cremation Place: Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA
      Has Bio?: Y
      Spouse: Elizabeth Greenlaw
      Elizabeth Greenlaw
    Person ID I43432  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2020 

    Father William GREENLAW,   b. Bef 1707,   d. [1776] 
    Mother Jane,   b. [1789],   d. [1783-1786] 
    Married C 1726 
    Family ID F4727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth FOSSETT,   b. [1739],   d. 1772, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MARI 21 Nov 1758  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/299948?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Town and vital records, 1712-1891
      Authors: Falmouth (Maine). Town Clerk
      Town records, vol. 1-2 (original and typescript), 1712-1775: proceedings of meetings, land and boundary matters, marks of animals, roads, intentions of marriage and marriage records 1733-1763.
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10868
      7724782
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007724782?cat=299948
      [366/899]
      p 64 [Transcription]
      William Greenlaw of Boston Enterd his Name and Purpose of Marriage with Elizabeth Fauset of Falmouth Nov 21 1758
      Pr Stepn Longfellow Town Clerk
      p 65 [Transcription]
      Jonathan Greenlaw Entered his Name and Purpose of Marriage with Elizabeth Lamb both of Falmouth Febry 10th 1759
      Pr Stepn Longfellow Town Clerk

      [704/899] Original
      p 65 [Transcription]
      William Greenlaw of Boston Enterd his Name and Purpose of Marriage with Elizabeth Fauset of Falmouth Nov 21 1758
      Pr Stepn Longfellow Town Clerk
      ...
      Jonathan Greenlaw Entered his Name and Purpose of Marriage with Elizabeth Lamb both of Falmouth Febry 10th 1759
      Pr Stepn Longfellow Town Clerk
    • Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 16 (Oct. 1862).
      p 317
      RECORDS OF FALMOUTH (NOW PORTLAND) ME.
      [Continued from vol. xiv, page 226.]
      Intentions of Marriage, from the Records of the Town of Falmouth.
      Alphabetically arranged.
      Wm. Greenlaw of Boston with Eliz. Fausset, Nov. 21, 1758.
      Jona. Greenlaw of Boston with Eliz. Lamb, Feb. 10, 1759.
    • William Greenlaw
      Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907
      Name: William Greenlaw
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Fauset
      Event Date: 21 Nov 1788
      Event Place: Falmouth, Maine
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03041-4 , System Origin: Maine-EASy , GS Film number: 9795
      "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F463-VWB : accessed 18 Sep 2014), William Greenlaw and Elizabeth Fauset, 21 Nov 1788; citing Falmouth, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 9795.
    • William Greenlaw
      Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907
      Name: William Greenlaw
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 21 Nov 1758
      Event Place: Falmouth, , Maine, United States
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Fauset
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      GS Film Number: 001002601 , Digital Folder Number: 007015877 , Image Number: 03212
      "Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HVC-TCQ : accessed 18 Sep 2014), William Greenlaw and Elizabeth Fauset, 1758.
    _MARI 10 Jan 1759  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Greenlaw
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: William Greenlaw
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1759
      Marriage Place: Boston , Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Elizabeth Fassett
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      p 362
      Boston Marriage Publications 1741-1759 Vol 4 373 Pages
      ...
      William Greenlaw of Boston 10 [Jan'y 1759]
      Elizabeth Fassett of Porpudock
      [This shows an image of a handwritten record. I can't find it in the LDS catalogue. Fold3 has this information about the source:
      Short Description:Boston Vital Records, 1630-1849; Boston Births, 1849-95; Boston Deaths, 1849-90; and Out-of-Town Marriages, 1858-95.
      Content Partner:Holbrook Research Institute
      Content Source:Jay Holbrook
      Country:United States
      Footnote Job:09-021
      Footnote Publication Year:2009
      Language:English
      Source Publication Year:1994-2000
      State:Massachusetts
      Category:Boston Vital Records, 1630-1849
      Event Type:Boston Marriage Publications, 1741-1759
      Page Range:1-373]

      [NEHGS has this:
      Name William GREENLAW
      Intention 1759
      Location Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
      Original Text William Greenlaw & Elizabeth Fassett of Porpudock Married on Jan. 10, 1759
      Volume Name 2
      Page 31
      Boston, MA: Marriages, 1700-1809. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), Originally published as: Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing the Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751 (Vol. 28), Boston, Municipal Printing office, 1898. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (vol. 30), Boston, Municipal Printing Office, 1903.
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB174/rd/7455/31/248651938
      [Transcription]
      Marriage Intentions 1752-1761
      William Greenlaw & Elizabeth Fassett of Porpudock Jan 10 1759

      Those intentions for which no subsequent record of marriage appears have been printed separately. These publishments are in four volumes, and the entries merely give the names, date, and town, nearly all being of Boston. The names of parents were never given.
      The publishments or intentions of marriage from 1751 to 1809, inclusive, have been compared with the records, and all differences of spelling noted. The intentions, for which no subsequent records of marriage appear, have been printed separately.
      The publishments are in five volumes Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 entries merely giving the names, dates and the towns, nearly all being of Boston.
      The original book in which the marriages from 1751-61 were recorded is supposed to have been lost many years ago, but from the church and court records many marriages have been proven. The intentions of all others not recorded are also printed. A few duplications will be found, which were unavoidable, as the marriages did not appear in the Town Records; but were found later in the Church Records."
    Children 
     1. Alexander GREENLAW,   b. 19 Mar 1760,   d. 4 Oct 1842, Bristol, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Jane GREENLAW,   b. [1760],   d. 27 Feb 1841
     3. William GREENLAW,   b. C 1765?,   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS?
     4. Mary GREENLAW,   b. [1766], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1854
     5. John GREENLAW,   b. Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1842
     6. Elizabeth GREENLAW,   b. 1768,   d. Bef 1830 CENSUS?
    Family ID F12921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth BLITHEN,   d. 14 Feb 1834 
    Married 27 Nov 1775  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Nov 1775  Georgetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel GREENLAW,   b. 1775, Phippsburg, Sagahadoc, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870 CENSUS
     2. Sarah GREENLAW,   b. 11 Mar 1777,   d. 8 Oct 1830?, Phippsburg, Sagahadoc, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Naomi GREENLAW,   b. [1784], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870 CENSUS
     4. Dorcas GREENLAW,   b. 1791,   d. C 1807  (Age 16 years)
    Family ID F12951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Notes on the First Greenlaw Generation in Maine and New Brunswick
    Notes on the First Greenlaw Generation in Maine and New Brunswick
    Timeline of the Greenlaws during the Revolutionary War
    Timeline of the Greenlaws during the Revolutionary War
    Timeline of the Greenlaws during the Revolutionary War
    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
    Petition for Deer Isle 1762
    Petition for Deer Isle 1762

  • Notes 
    • Probate Hancock County: Nil
      Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volumes 1-4: Nil
      Falmouth Assessment 1761: Nil
      Direct Tax 1798: Nil
      Valuation 1784: Georgetown availabla aggregate
      Valuation 1800: Deer Isle, Nobleboro available
      Valuation 1801: Deer Isle, Nobleboro, Georgetown available
      Valuation 1810: Georgetown available
      Valuation 1811: Deer Isle, Georgetown available aggregate
      Census 1840: not listed as a Revolutionary War pensioner
      Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England (NEHGS): Nil

      Biographical sketches of loyalists of the American Revolution with an historical essay
      Lorenzo Sabine.
      1864 Little, Brown and Company
      Boston

      p 498
      GREENLAW, William. Of St George's River, Maine. Brother of Charles. He remained on his farm during the war, and continuing in the country after the close of the strife, died at St George in 1828.
    • The Maine Genealogist. Farmington, ME: The Maine Genealogical Society, 1977-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.)
      Volume 28 Page 173
      Refugees, Deserters, Prisoners Etc on HMS Albany During the Siege at Penobscot, July-August 1779
      by Robert Carver Brooks
      "Entry" July 23rd as "Refugees at Penobscot" and discharged on August 16th "To go to their respective home" are (read left to right):
      Wm Greenlaw
      Thos Greenlaw
    • Scotland's People

      16 26/05/1727 GREENLAW WILLIAM WILLIAM GREENLAW/ M GAMRIE AND MACDUFF /BANFF 155/00 0010 0083
    • http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=23&c2=&b2=&t2=&sk=0&brws_s=&PHPSESSID=rgi7t06a60or2jdheocn6v65f4
      Title: British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - INDEX ONLY

      http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?q2=23&q3=1108&sqn=3557&tt=6520&PHPSESSID=rgi7t06a60or2jdheocn6v65f4

      [3557/6520] [also 3598/6520]
      William Greenlaw
      British Legion
      1780-81-82-83
      c.1883 p 10 [Greenly 222/915] 13 [Greenly 228/915] 29 [256/915] 31 [260/915] 37 [271/915] 44 [12 October 1779 285/915] 50 ["Sagg" Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY 297/915] 64 [317/915]
      c.1884 p 16 [Prisoner with the Rebels 23 February 1781 344/915] 17 [Prisoner 345/915] 18 [Prisoner 346/915] 36 [1781 370/915] 54 [1781 Prisoner 388/915] 57 [Prisoner 391/915] 77 [Prisoner 412/915] 80 [Prisoner 415/915]
      c.1885 p 27 [Greenley 1782 462/915] 39 [Prisoner 1782 475/915] 58 [Prisoner 1783 495/915] 61 [Prisoner 1783 503/915] 80 [Prisoner 528/915] 81 94 [Prisoner 1783 Huntington 548/915]

      See
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/397529?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      British military records, "C" series, 1757-1899, located at the National Archives of Canada
      Format: Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
      Vol. 1881, p. 94 - vol. 1888, p. 43 Loyalist muster rolls: De Lancey's Brigades, 3rd, 1781-1783; 2nd, 1782 (v. 1881-1882) British Legion, 1778-1783 (v. 1883-1885) Volunteers of Ireland, 1778-1782 (v.1886-87) Guides and Pioneers, 1778-1779 (v. 1888) (NAC film no. C-4221)
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1631546
      8126643
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008126643?cat=397529

      Capt Thomas Miller was part of the Southern Campaign.

      http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/orderly/ordbl.htm
      Scotch Company British Legion Greenwich near New York 1778

      Formed in New York July 1778

      Wm Greenlee
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Wm Greenlee
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Northumberland, Pennsylvania
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
      Number of Household Members: 2
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 24; Image: 270; Family History Library Film: 0568149
    • Lincoln County, Maine, Registry of Deeds
      Book 17 [1784-1785]
      p 43 John Greenlaw to Thomas Oxnard
      p 116 William Greenlaw to Alexander Greenlaw

      Book 18 [1785]
      p 221 Alexander Greenlaw to William Foster

      Book 22 [1788]
      p 199 Jonathan Greenlaw to John Campbell
    • Marriage records, 1774-1856
      Authors: Maine. Supreme Judicial Court (Lincoln County) (Main Author), Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County) (Added Author)
      Marriage records, 1774-1856
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765423 Item 1
      https://familysearch.org/search/film/007733640?cat=581554
      [62/1200]
      [Bristol] Marriages Solemnized by Alexr Nickals Esqr of Bristol October 30 1791 Ephrem Upem & Betsey Grenlaw of Bristol
      1792 Jany 30 William Grenlaw & Nabby Ston of Bristol
    • Refugees, Deserters, Prisoners & ca on HMS Albanay During the Siege at Penobscot, July - August 1779
      The Maine Genealogist
      November 2006
      Volume 28 Page 173
      "Entry" July 23rd [1779] as "Refugees at Penobscot" and discharged on August 16th "To go to their respective home" are
      ...
      Thos Greenlaw
      ...
      Ebenr Rourke
      ...
      Josh Lymburner
      ...
      Timy Rourke
      ...
      Wm Greenlaw
      ...
      Jas Lymburner
      ...

      "Entry" August 26th as "Inhabitants empd in Assisting to Weight the Guns out of the Rebel Wrecks at Penobscot" include:
      ...
      Simeon Johnson
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=UUUsGkMSq24C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      An Historical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine
      George Lawrence Hosmer
      Press of Stanley and Usher. Boston. 1886

      p 19
      Jonathan Greenlaw, who came as early as 1762 or 1762, one of the family of that name who came shortly after, and next to William Eaton, the first settler, gave a deed to Kent of a tract of land containing a mile square, in consideration of the erection and maintenance of a grist-mill.

      p 43
      Greenlaw - The next persons who came were five by the name of Greenlaw. They settled on Campbell's Neck, and the farm of Mr Samuel W Campbell, and that of Mr William Foster's heirs - in all about five hundred acres. Their names were Jonathan, Charles, Alexander, Ebenezer, and William, and whether they were all brothers or not, I do not know. They were natives of Scotland, and had emigrated from that country not long before, and were endeavoring to find a place to settled upon with which they might be suited. The places they took up did so, and they commenced settlements. After the occupation of Bagaduce by the British in 1779, they made frequent visits there, as they were zealous loyalists, and were suspected of carrying information - a cause of displeasure to their neighbors, who almost all were friendly to the American cause. They were the persons before spoken of as going with the British in 1783 to the Provinces, where they settled, and their descendants still reside there. Some time after, two of the sons of Mr Jonathan Greenlaw, Messrs William and Richard Greenlaw, came back and remained will their deaths. They were brought back by the brothers in law of Mr William Greenlaw - Messrs Joseph Whitmore and Captain Seth Hatch - who went after them in a vessel.

      p 51
      Mr [William] Foster settled upon a part of the land formerly occupied by the Greenlaw family, but whether he came here before they left or not is not known to us, but as he had a two hundred acre lot it is probable that he purchased the rights of one of them at least, which with his own would entitle him to that quantity.

      p 52
      [John Campbell was a large landed proprietor, owning one lot of two hundred acres, another known as the Campbell's Neck lot of 77, and the island near known as Campbell's Island, of 88 acres, and it is probable that he purchased the rights of some of the Greenlaw family, as he would of his own right be entitled to but 100 acres.

      p 61
      William Greenlaw was the first settler near what is called Fish Creek. He was the son of Mr Jonathan Greenlaw, mentioned before, who went with the British to New Brunswick in 1783. As before stated, the subject of this sketch returned with his brother Richard. The wife of Mr Greenlaw was Miss Rebecca Babbidge, a daughter of Mr William Babbidge; and at the time of their marriage there was no person qualified to solemnize marriages nearer than Bagaduce, where the chaplain to the garrison officiated. The person who performed the duties of chaplain, as well as surgeon, was Dr John Calef, a refugee from Massachusetts, in which State he was born, in Ipswich; and when the troops evacuated the place, he went with them into the Province of New Brunswick, where he lived the remainder of his days. Mr Greenlaw was married in 1780, and he and Mr Joseph Whitmore, with their intended wives, who were sisters, went there for the purpose, and they were both joined in marriage on the same day. Mr Greenlaw and wife were the parents of 10 sons and 1 daughter, who lived to manhood and womanhood. The eldest of the sons was William, who was lost at sea on a whaling voyage, when a young man. The second son was the late Captain John Greenlaw, who was a capable and intelligent master-mariner, who died in 1870, at the age of 87 years, after having lived with his wife in wedlock 66 years. He was the father of the present Captain Jeremiah H, Ebenezer, and William Greenlaw. Another son was Mr James Greelaw, who was drowned not far from 1830, leaving a family. Anotehr was Captain Jonathan Greenlaw, who removed to Eatport, out of which place he sailed many years. Another was the late Captain Richard Greenlaw, the father of the present Mr Thomas R Greenlaw. Another was Thomas Greenlaw, who was drowned when a young man. Another was Mr Ebenezer Greenlaw, the father of the present Mr Eben Greenlaw 2d. Another was the late Captain Walter Greenlaw, well known in his day, who died at sea in about the year 1847. Another is the present Levi Greenlaw, the sole survivor, at te age of 79 years in 1882. And the other was the late Mr William Greenlaw. The daughter was the wife of Mr Daniel C Copp, who removed from this place to Castine, who was by trade a ship carpenter and joiner, and from Castine he removed to the city of Ellsworth, where he died.

      About this family there was one singularity; of the 10 sons there were 5who could use no food or drink in which there was anything sweet, operating upon them as an emetic; while upon the remaining 5 it had no such effect. Mr Greenlaw was one of whom every one who knew him spoke in praise, as a quiet, honest, and upright man. The land occupied by him was not a part of that taken up by his father and uncles, as that passed into other hands; but as he was here so early, he was entitled to a settler's right, and the place is still the property of his descendants.

      p 142
      Richard Greenlaw was the youngest son of Mr Jonathan Greenlaw, who settled here shortly after William Eaton and went when a child to New Brunswick with his father in 1783, but returned with his brother William. He was not the owner of any real estate, we think, but resided upon the farm of his son during the later years of his life. His wife was Miss Mary Jordan, a daughter of Mrs James Jordan, and he was by trade a ship-carpenter. Their sons were: Richard, who removed to the town of Kilmarnock, Maine, which is now called Medford. Another was the late Mr James J Greenlaw. Another was the present Mr Joseph S Greenlaw. Another was Mr Samuel J Greenlaw. Another was Mr William L Greenlaw, who resides in Newburyport. Another was Mr John C J Greenlaw, who died many years ago. The daughter were the wives of Mr George Barbour and Mr Thomas V Howard; and two live in Massachusetts.
    • 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.
    • Readex Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Legislative Acts/Legal Proceedings page [1], iss. 11, vol. 26
      Date August 6, 1805
      Source
      New-England Palladium
      Place(s) of Publication Boston, Massachusetts

      By Authority
      Commonwealth of Massachusetts
      In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five

      An act to incorporate a numberof the inhabitants of the town of Bristol, in the county of Lincoln, into a Religious Society, by the name of the First Congregational Society in Bristol
      ...
      William Greenlaw
      ...

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