Elizabeth (Lizzie) C. Knopp

F, #2589, b. 18 March 1882, d. 3 June 1953
Father*Charles J. Knopp b. 21 Nov 1856, d. 21 Nov 1924
Mother*Mary Amelia (Mamie) Ogle b. 17 Nov 1860, d. 20 May 1926
Birth*18 March 1882 Elizabeth (Lizzie) C. Knopp was born on 18 March 1882 at Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. 
 She was the daughter of Charles J. Knopp and Mary Amelia (Mamie) Ogle
MARRIAGE*9 October 1913 She married Henry Lederer on 9 October 1913. 
Death*3 June 1953 She died on 3 June 1953 at age 71. 
Address*  Elizabeth (Lizzie) C. Knopp lived at 620 N. Oak Land, Arlington, Virginia. 
Employment*1900 She was employed by Census shows her as age 18 working in a bakery. in 1900 at Bakery, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. 
Married Name9 October 1913  As of 9 October 1913,her married name was Lederer. 

Family

Henry Lederer
MARRIAGE*9 October 1913 She married Henry Lederer on 9 October 1913. 
Child
Last Edited31 Dec 2008

Margaret Mae Knopp

F, #2591, b. 10 February 1884, d. 24 February 1967
MARGARET MAE KNOPP VOLLMER
MARGARET MAE KNOPP
MARGARET MAE KNOPP
Father*Charles J. Knopp b. 21 Nov 1856, d. 21 Nov 1924
Mother*Mary Amelia (Mamie) Ogle b. 17 Nov 1860, d. 20 May 1926
ChartsHerman Charles Vollmer
CASPER VOLMER
ReferenceB-5
Birth*10 February 1884 Margaret Mae Knopp was born on 10 February 1884 at Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. 
 She was the daughter of Charles J. Knopp and Mary Amelia (Mamie) Ogle
Baptism6 April 1884  Copy of Baptism Certificate is in file of MVW 5-98. 
MARRIAGE*4 June 1906 She married Herman Christian Vollmer, son of Jakob Friederich (Frederick) Vollmer and Anna Catherine Jacob, on 4 June 1906 at Holy Trinity Church, Washington, D.C., Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 3514 O St., NW in Washington, D.C. Its likely that Margaret Mae met Charles Knopp while working as a helper in a bakery. On the 1900 census her occupation is listed as "helper in bakery".
Burial*1967 She was buried in 1967 at Mt. Olivet Bladensburg Rd; Lot 59, Washington, D.C.. 
Death*24 February 1967 She died on 24 February 1967 at Washingon, D.C, at age 83 Death Certificate issued in D.C. File # 67 1545. She lived at 4740 Bradly Blvd. A-2 Chevy Chase, MD. 
CENSUS1900*1900 She was shown in CENSUS 1900 in 1900 at Georgetown, D.C. 
Employment*1900  In 1900 at Bakery, Washingon, D.C, On the census for 1900 she is shown as age 16 working in bakery. No doubt this is where she met her future husband who was likewise employeed as a baker. MVW gave a wooden rolling pin to Page that belonged to her and could have come from the bakery.1 
Married Name4 June 1906  As of 4 June 1906,her married name was Vollmer. 
Milit-Beg*29 May 1918  On 29 May 1918 at Washington, D.C., Certificate states that Margaret Mae Vollmer served between May 29, 1918 and July 31, 1919 in the Navy Department. Navy; Yeomanette 3rd class War service certificate # 270012. Serial # 13,427,05.2 
CENSUS1920*1920 She appeared on the census in 1920 at 1611 33rd St., Washington, DC; The family is listed on the census, but the name is misspelled as Vollmar.3 
Description*1956  In 1956 She was tall with fair skin. She always wanted her hair to turn white as she aged, but it wouldn't. Instead it stayed salt and pepper. 
Name Variation1956  In 1956 This was how she was known to her grandaughter, Margaret Ann Vollmer. 
Religion*1960 She was was a devout Catholic who read her prayer book each day. She frequently attended Novenas. 
ILLNESS*1967 She was ill with Heart disorder/stroke; After a long illness she died of a heart attack. in 1967 at Washington, D.C.. 

Family

Herman Christian Vollmer b. 4 April 1875, d. 22 November 1939
MARRIAGE*4 June 1906 She married Herman Christian Vollmer, son of Jakob Friederich (Frederick) Vollmer and Anna Catherine Jacob, on 4 June 1906 at Washington, D.C., Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 3514 O St., NW in Washington, D.C. Its likely that Margaret Mae met Charles Knopp while working as a helper in a bakery. On the 1900 census her occupation is listed as "helper in bakery".
Child
Last Edited26 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  2. [S81] Margaret Mae Vollmer, Margaret Mae Vollmer.
  3. [S61] 1920 Census;, Name is mispelled as Vollmar.

Anna Catherine Kuhn

F, #447, b. 1747, d. 1773
Birth*1747 Anna Catherine Kuhn was born in 1747. 
MARRIAGE*1754 She married Philip Ruffner, son of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz, in 1754. 
Death*1773 She died in 1773. 
Married Name1754  As of 1754,her married name was Ruffner. 

Family

Philip Ruffner b. circa 1738, d. June 1784
Last Edited23 Aug 1998

Mary Odelia Kuhn

F, #445
MARRIAGE*1 July 1762 Mary Odelia Kuhn married Christian Ruffner, son of Simon Ruffner Sr. and Mary Barbara Schlitz, on 1 July 1762. 
Married Name1 July 1762  As of 1 July 1762,her married name was Ruffner. 

Family

Christian Ruffner b. 1738, d. 1823
Last Edited3 May 1999

John Lackland

M, #2726, b. 1167, d. 1216
Father*Henry II Plantagenet b. 1133, d. 1189
Mother*Eleanor of Aquitaine b. 1122, d. 1202
MARRIAGE* John Lackland married Isabelle de Clare
MARRIAGE* He married Isabelle of Angouleme
Birth*1167 He was born in 1167. 
 He was the son of Henry II Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine
Divorce*say 1207 He and Isabelle de Clare were divorced say 1207. 
Death*1216 He died in 1216. 

Family 1

Isabelle de Clare d. 1217

Family 2

Isabelle of Angouleme
Children
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

John Lamb1

M, #4245, b. 2 April 1817
MARRIAGE* John Lamb married Mary Bryant, daughter of Joel or Joseph Bryant and Charity Bryant.1 
Birth*2 April 1817 He was born on 2 April 1817 at Pulaski County, GA.1 

Family

Mary Bryant b. 1795
Last Edited17 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. [S492] Cara Murray, "Bryant Family," e-mail to MVW.

Anne Landrum

F, #2852
Father*Peter Landrum
Mother*Helen Farquharson
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Anne Landrum was the daughter of Peter Landrum and Helen Farquharson
MARRIAGE* She married Thomas Moir
Married Name Her married name was Moir. 

Family

Thomas Moir
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

George Landrum1,2

M, #2849, d. before 1784
Father*Peter Landrum2
Mother*Helen Farquharson2
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 George Landrum was the son of Peter Landrum and Helen Farquharson.2 
Death*before 1784 He died before 1784.2 

Family

Children
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. Will states that George is deceased with only surviving children being Margaret and Helen.
  2. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."

Helen Landrum1

F, #680
Father*Parson Thomas Landrum b. c 1720
Mother*Nelly (?) d. Dec 1803
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Helen Landrum was the daughter of Parson Thomas Landrum and Nelly (?) 
MARRIAGE* She married Rodham Kenner.1 
Married Name Her married name was Kenner. 

Family

Rodham Kenner
Last Edited12 Dec 1998

Citations

  1. [S41] Parson Landrum.

Helen Landrum

F, #2851
Father*George Landrum d. b 1784
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Helen Landrum was the daughter of George Landrum
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

Janet Landrum

F, #2868, b. circa 1700
Father*William Landrum d. 1726
ChartsWilliam Landrum
Birth*circa 1700 Janet Landrum was born circa 1700. 
 She was the daughter of William Landrum
Married Name Her married name was Beg. 
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

Jean Landrum

F, #2854, d. before 1784
Father*Peter Landrum
Mother*Helen Farquharson
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Jean Landrum was the daughter of Peter Landrum and Helen Farquharson
MARRIAGE* She married William Mitchell
Death*before 1784 She died before 1784. 
Married Name Her married name was Mitchell. 

Family

William Mitchell
Children
Last Edited9 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."

Jean Landrum

F, #2866, b. circa 1700
Father*William Landrum d. 1726
ChartsWilliam Landrum
Birth*circa 1700 Jean Landrum was born circa 1700 Birth date is guess based on fact she is married. 
 She was the daughter of William Landrum
Married Name Her married name was Bruce. 
Last Edited6 Apr 2005

Margaret Landrum1

F, #2850
Father*George Landrum1 d. b 1784
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Margaret Landrum was the daughter of George Landrum.1 
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."

Margaret Landrum1

F, #2859
Father*Peter Landrum1
Mother*Helen Farquharson1
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Margaret Landrum was the daughter of Peter Landrum and Helen Farquharson.1 
MARRIAGE* She married John Cruickshankk
Married Name Her married name was Cruickshankk. 

Family

John Cruickshankk d. before 1784
Children
Last Edited9 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."

Margaret Landrum

F, #2870
Father*William Landrum d. 1726
ChartsWilliam Landrum
 Margaret Landrum was the daughter of William Landrum
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

Marianne Landrum1

F, #682
Father*Parson Thomas Landrum b. c 1720
Mother*Nelly (?) d. Dec 1803
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Marianne Landrum was the daughter of Parson Thomas Landrum and Nelly (?) 
MARRIAGE* She married Samuel Stone
Married Name Her married name was Stone. 

Family

Samuel Stone
Last Edited12 Dec 1998

Citations

  1. [S41] Parson Landrum.

Peter Landrum1,2

M, #679
Father*William Landrum3 d. 1726
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Peter Landrum was the son of William Landrum.3 
MARRIAGE* He married Helen Farquharson at Scotland.2 
Name Variation  Peter Landrum was also known as Patrick. 
Biography*1784  In 1784 at Colliestown, Scotland, Peter is described of once of Colliestown, lately Burgess of Old Aberdeen.2 

Family

Helen Farquharson
Children
Last Edited4 May 2007

Citations

  1. One researcher thought name was Thomas, but subsequent research found name of Peter/Patrick.
  2. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."
  3. [S455] Edicts of Executry.

Peter Landrum

M, #684, b. after 1764
Father*Parson Thomas Landrum b. c 1720
Mother*Nelly (?) d. Dec 1803
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
Birth*after 1764 Peter Landrum was born after 1764 This is the unbord son mentioned in Thomas Landrum's wiill in 1764.1 
 He was the son of Parson Thomas Landrum and Nelly (?) 
Last Edited12 Dec 1998

Citations

  1. [S41] Parson Landrum.

Robert Landrum

M, #2848
Father*Peter Landrum
Mother*Helen Farquharson
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
 Robert Landrum was the son of Peter Landrum and Helen Farquharson
Occupation* He was Mariner.1 
Last Edited9 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."

Robert Landrum1

M, #2865
Father*William Landrum1 d. 1726
ChartsWilliam Landrum
 Robert Landrum was the son of William Landrum.1 
Last Edited30 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. [S455] Edicts of Executry.

Parson Thomas Landrum

M, #134, b. circa 1720
Father*Peter Landrum
Mother*Helen Farquharson1
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
MARRIAGE* Parson Thomas Landrum married Nelly (?) 
Birth*circa 1720 He was born circa 1720. 
 He was the son of Peter Landrum and Helen Farquharson.1 
Probate*4 April 1774 His estate was probated on 4 April 1774 at King George, VA, (At a Court held for King George County the 4th Day of April 1774) The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Landram deceased was presented into Court by Nelley Landrum Executrix therein named who made oath there to and the said Will being proved to be the hand writing of the said Thomas by the Oath of Tho Jett, Thomas Hodge, Willian Barnard and Alexander Ross and admited to Record and on the motion of the Said executrix She performed what the Law in such cases require Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form. 
Note* He Children Helen, Marianne and Peter from Linda P. Landrum. 
Biography  This document is a compilation of Margot Woodrough’s Lendrum narrative with the time line on Landrum developed by Linda P. Landrum 12907 Jadestone Dr. Sun City West, AZ 85375-3241. Her notes are in italics.



1726 Notes from Diane Baptie, a Scottish researcher, state: William Lendrum of Watridgemuir, parish of Logie Buchan died and his executors were his children, Peter, Robert, Jean and Janet. (This could be the father of Peter/Patrick)

Thomas Lendrum Sr. is called both a lawyer ( Note from Linda P. Landrum dated August, 1998 states: Reverand Thomas got his college degree in Scotland and it was eight years between that and the time he appears in Virginia. Since his father was a burgess in Scotland makes one think that Thomas was born in Scotland. ( Linda Landrum descends from James the emigrant discussed at length in Joel Shedd’s book, but Linda feels that Parson Thomas was NOT a descendent of James, but could have been a nephew or more likely a cousin) (“Original Scots Colonists in Early America, by David Dobson states: Thomas Lendrum settled in Port Royal, VA, child was Thomas Keity Landrum) in Joel P. Shedd’s book, the “Lendrum Family of Fayette Co., Ga.”, p. 32. Thomas Sr. was either an immigrant or a native born Virginian, and there is evidence for both cases. If he was an immigrant, he well could have been the Thomas Lendrum mentioned in the Order Book for Caroline Co., Va., dated Feb. 8, 1750, wherein he secured fifty acres of land according to Royal institutions, by which each newly arrived settler was entitled to such a grant from the Crown. On the other hand, if he was a native born Virginian, as indicated in the family tradition which says that the Lendrums came from Scotland in 1680, then who is the father? Joel Shedd’s book casts no light on this problem.
(1-21-82 note - correlate this with Thomas Sr.’s will.)
1 Apr 1741 Thomas Lendrum, Master of Arts, of the parish of Slayns, source:
Officers & Graduates of Kings College, Aberdeen, 1495-1860, by Peter J.
Anderson

15 Jul 1749 On motion of Thomas Landrum, who is desirous to practice the law,
this court being satisfied of his probity, honesty and good demeanor, do order
the same to be certified (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 164)

15 Aug 1749 Thomas Landrum Gent produced a license to practice as Attorney
and
took the usual oaths to the government and the oath of an attorney
according to law. (Essex County Orders 15, p 373)

8 Sep 1749 Thomas Landrum, Gent, produced a license from Peyton Randolph
Esq,
etc, to plead at the County Courts, took the oaths and subscribed the Test.
(Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 171)

18 Dec 1750 Harry Turner of King George County, Gent; John Miller of Caroline,
Planter, and John Lee of Essex, Gent; concerning 5 Oct 1748 mortgage between
John Miller and Harry Turner for 273 pounds 2 shillings 5 pence paid by Harry
Turner to John Miller, Miller sold to Turner 200 acres m Essex adjoining
John Corbin Esq, purchased by Miller from Thomas Ship, plus 11 slaves; for 5
shillings Turner sells his rights in the mortgage to John Lee; Wits: for
Harry Turner; John Smelt, Win. Parker, John Lee, Jr; by Miller: E. Pendleton,
Obad. Marriot, Thomas Lendrum, Henry Lee.

8 Feb 1750/1 Thos. Turner, Thos. Landrum, Jno. Shores, Geor. Frazear, Edward
Dixon, Patrick Couts, Jas. Donald, John Gray, Win. Gray and Robert Scott made
oath that they came immediately from Great Britain into this colony to dwell
and that this is the first time of their having proved the same in order to
entitle them to 50 acres of land each, and severally assigned their rights to
Jas. Maddison, Gent. (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 247)

6 Apr 1753 Thomas Landrum attended meetings of Masons at Fredricksburg
Lodge # 4, and a dozen times in the next few years.

8 Nov 1753 Thomas Buckners mortgage to James & Robert Berries, merchants in
Glasgow, was proved by Thomas Landrum, John Gray and William Scott,
witnesses thereto. (Caroline County Order book 1746-54, p 433)

12 Jan 1754 Thomas Landrum, ‘became a member’ (probably made Entered
Apprentice) at Fredricksburg Lodge # 4.

12 Apr 1754 Thomas Landrum, at a meeting of Free & Accepted Masons, listed as
visiting brethren, at meeting of Port Royal Kilwinning Crosse Lodge # 2;
signed first by-laws.

14 Dec 1755 Thomas Landrum, affiliated as Fellow Craft Mason, Kilwinning
Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia

12 Jan 1756 Thomas Landrum, among first to earn Master Mason Degree,
Kilwinning Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia


Thomas Landrum was one of two visiting members and 10 Port Royal citizens
who met to form what was then an unchartered lodge of masons on 12 Apr 1754 . He was among the first to earn the Master Mason Degree in the Lodge on 12 Jan 1756, and also served two terms as Grand Master of the Lodge (1761-1762).
A copy of Thomas Landrum's signature appears on the by-laws of the Kilwinning Port Royal Crosse Lodge.

26 Jul 1760 Mr. William Wren payment to Mr. Landrum for taking Wm Ailsops
deposition - 7/6 (folio 226); Thomas Lendrum same date, receives 7/6 for
taking witness deposition (folio 118), Edward Dixon’s Business Papers,
Container 17, reel 6 (1759-60)

10 Dec 1760 Thomas Landrum elected Master of the Lodge, Kilwinning Crosse
Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia, served as Master of the
Lodge apparently until 1763.

20 Aug 1761 Thomas Lendrum, revenue from Wm Marshall; (folio 41), Edward
Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 18, reel 6 (1760-61)

1761 Thomas Lendrum, revenue from Elizabeth Buckner, Richard Tankersley
Dr. John Sutherland;
1762 Ann Marshall, 7/6
by Dr. Bankhead for Gibson’s suit; (folio 18), Edward Dixon’s Business
Papers, Container 197, reel 6 (1761-62.)
 
Biography*1680  The Landrums came from Scotland and settled in Westmoreland Co., VA in 1680.

In 1750 320 headrights were purchased by John Madison, Thomas Landrum (lawyer), Dr. John Shores, Robert Scott.

He was obvioulsy a man who valued education as he wrote a codicill to his will instructing that "As the profits of my son or sons shares of my estate may not be sufficient for his or their education, I would by no means confine my executors or their guardians to our laws in that regard, but impower and even desire them to expend every Penny of their fortunes on it if my wife can be prevailed on to part with them which I trust she will.

     Thomas Lendrum Sr. is called both a lawyer and a parson in Joel P. Shedd's book, the "Lendrum Family of Fayette Co., Ga.", p. 32. Thomas Sr. was either an immigrant or a native born Virginian, and there is evidence for both cases. If he was an immigrant, he well could have been the Thomas Lendrum mentioned in the Order Book for Caroline Co., Va., dated Feb. 8, 1750, wherein he secured fifty acres of land according to Royal institutions, by which each newly arrived settler was entitled to such a grant from the Crown. On the other hand, if he was a native born Virginian, as indicated in the family tradition which says that the Lendrums came from Scotland in 1680, then who is the father? Joel Shedd's book casts no light on this problem.
(1-21-82 note - correlate this with Thomas Sr.'s will.)
     The best hunch, until more evidence appears, is that Thomas Sr. was newly arrived from England, and that he was one and the same as the Lendrum mentioned in "Dictionary of Scottish Immigrants to the U.S.A." by Whyle, p. 200. The book states that Lendrum arrived in Port Royal, Va. before 1784, and that he was the son of Thomas Keith. (S.H. #2778) the SH means Service of Heirs) If this fact is true, it would help to explain the family tradition which includes the name Keith in that of Thomas Lendrum, even when there is no documentary proof for this name. Possibly, the same Thomas that arrived in Port Royal was the same as the Thomas who, on February 8, 1750, along with others, "made oath that they came immediately from Great Britain into this colony to dwell, and that this ye first time of their having proved the same in order to entitle them to 50 acres of land according to Royal institutions, and that the said persons severly assign their rights to James Madison, Gent." as shown in the Order Book of Caroline Co., Va. It would then, also, be likely that the recent immigrant, Thomas I, was the lawyer and parson who was admitted to the practice of law at Port Royal in 1749. This latter Thomas, being the same man who wrote a will in 1764, probated in King George County, Va. in 1771. The will named his son, Thomas II.

The following are notes from a geneologist (name unknown) found on the internet. They are included here because they support as well as illuminate what was already known of Thomas Landrum.
Thomas Lendrum

1 Apr 1741 Thomas Lendrum, Master of Arts, of the parish of Slayns, source: Officers & Graduates of Kings College, Aberdeen, 1495-1860, by Peter J. Anderson

15 Jul 1749 On motion of Thomas Landrum, who is desirous to practice the law, this court being satisfied of his probity, honesty and good demeanor, do order the same to be certified (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 164)

15 Aug 1749 Thomas Landrum Gent produced a license to practice as Attorney and took the usual oaths to the government and the oath of an attorney according to law. (Essex County Orders 15, p 373)

8 Sep 1749 Thomas Landrum, Gent, produced a license from Peyton Randolph Esq, etc, to plead at the County Courts, took the oaths and subscribed the Test.
(Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 171)

18 Dec 1750 Harry Turner of King George County, Gent; John Miller of Caroline, Planter, and John Lee of Essex, Gent; concerning 5 Oct 1748 mortgage between John Miller and Harry Turner for 273 pounds 2 shillings 5 pence paid by Harry Turner to John Miller, Miller sold to Turner 200 acres m Essex adjoining John Corbin Esq, purchased by Miller from Thomas Ship, plus 11 slaves; for 5 shillings Turner sells his rights in the mortgage to John Lee; Wits: for Harry Turner; John Smelt, Win. Parker, John Lee, Jr; by Miller: E. Pendleton,
Obad. Marriot, Thomas Lendrum, Henry Lee.

8 Feb 1750/1 Thos. Turner, Thos. Landrum, Jno. Shores, Geor. Frazear, Edward Dixon, Patrick Couts, Jas. Donald, John Gray, Win. Gray and Robert Scott made oath that they came immediately from Great Britain into this colony to dwell and that this is the first time of their having proved the same in order to entitle them to 50 acres of land each, and severally assigned their rights to Jas. Maddison, Gent. (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 247)

6 Apr 1753 Thomas Landrum attended meetings of Masons at Fredricksburg Lodge # 4, and a dozen times in the next few years.

8 Nov 1753 Thomas Buckners mortgage to James & Robert Berries, merchants in Glasgow, was proved by Thomas Landrum, John Gray and William Scott,
witnesses thereto. (Caroline County Order book 1746-54, p 433)

12 Jan 1754 Thomas Landrum, ‘became a member’ (probably made Entered Apprentice) at Fredricksburg Lodge # 4.

12 Apr 1754 Thomas Landrum, at a meeting of Free & Accepted Masons, listed as visiting brethren, at meeting of Port Royal Kilwinning Crosse Lodge # 2; signed first by-laws.

14 Dec 1755 Thomas Landrum, affiliated as Fellow Craft Mason, Kilwinning
Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia

12 Jan 1756 Thomas Landrum, among first to earn Master Mason Degree, Kilwinning Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia

26 Jul 1760 Mr. William Wren payment to Mr. Landrum for taking Wm Ailsops deposition - 7/6 (folio 226); Thomas Lendrum same date, receives 7/6 for taking witness deposition (folio 118), Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 17, reel 6 (1759-60)

10 Dec 1760 Thomas Landrum elected Master of the Lodge, Kilwinning Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia, served as Master of the Lodge apparently until 1763.

20 Aug 1761 Thomas Lendrum, revenue from Wm Marshall; (folio 41), Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 18, reel 6 (1760-61)

1761 Thomas Lendrum, revenue from Elizabeth Buckner, Richard Tankersley Dr. John Sutherland;
1762 Ann Marshall, 7/6
by Dr. Bankhead for Gibson’s suit; (folio 18), Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 197, reel 6 (176 1-62)

6 May 1762 Thomas Landrum Gent Guardian Divers of Turner Dixon and Harry Dixon under the will of Thomas Turner the elder deceased, Thomas Turner by Thomas Jett, Mary Turner and Sarah Turner by Anthony Thornton Gent their guardian, defendants; vs Edward Dixon Gent only acting executor of the will of Thomas Turner the elder; Suit concerns promise of Thomas Turner the elder to pay Edward Dixon 2,000 pounds current money of Virginia on Dixon’s marriage to Turner’s daughter Sarah. (King George County Orders #3, pp 994-1012)

1763 Mr. Thomas Lendrum; previous account folio 67, next account folio 56;
Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 20 reel 7, (1762-63)

1764 Mr. Thomas Lendrum; cash received for account Robt. Million(folio 56);
Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 21 reel 8, (1763-64)

28 Jul 1764 Thomas Lendrum, Letter of recommendation, candidate for holy orders, practiced as a lawyer, has a title from the vestry of a parish in the county of King George; letter from Francis Faquier in Williamsburg to the Lord Bishop of London

31 Jul 1764 Thomas Lendrum, letter of recommendation, candidate for holy orders, has been intimately acquainted with the gentleman since his youth, studied together for 4 years in the same University, where he took the degree of Master of Arts. Since his residence in this colony, he spent part of his time with my family, and the rest of it a small distance from me. letter from Robert Innes, rector of Drysdale Parish

9 Aug 1764 Thomas Landrum, letter of recommendation, candidate for holy orders, resided near my parish for upwards of 15 years; letter from John Smelt, rector of St. Annes

10 Aug 1764 Thomas Landrum, letter of recommendation, candidate for holy orders, letter of recommendation from Alexr Cruden, rector or South Farnham Parish

3 Apr 1765 Thomas Lendrum on list of ministers ordained for Virginia

17 Aug 1765 Thomas Lendrum, at Port Royal, writes a letter of recommendation for holy orders for Christopher McRae, who studied at Marishali College, from which he says he has a diploma. Rev. Mr. Henry has given him a title to his curate(?)

25 Feb 1765 Thomas Lendrum, Hanover Parish, Virginia, writes a letter of recommedation for holy orders for Mr. George Goldie.

3 Apr 1765 Thomas Lendrum, Bond given to Richard, Lord Bishop of London, for 40 pounds, Terms: Lendrum licensed by Richard, Lord Bishop of London to perform the office of Priest in Province of Virginia, given His Majesties bounty of 20 pounds, that sd Lendrum will sail to province of Virginia to perform sd office within 3 months of date of bond. Wits: Benj Chamberlain, Wm Dickers, Not Pub

4 Apr 1765 Thomas Lendrum, Virginia - Money Book 49-306 (A List of Emigrant Ministers to America 1690-1811, Gerald Fothergil, GPC 1965)

1769 Revd. Mr. Thomas Lendrum; revenues from Wm Boon; Edward Dixon s Business Papers, Container 23 reel 8, (1762-63)

1765-1771 Thomas Landrum, minister of Hanover Parish (A List of the Colonial Church in Virginia from 1607-1785)

1771 Thomas Lendrum, Admitted as an Attorney in King George County Court in 758. Went to England for ordination 1764. Licensed for Va April 3, 1765.
Became minister of Hanover Parish, King George County and remained its minister probably until his death in 1771. Appointed Justice of the Peace for King George County, 1767. Will probated in King George County, 1771 (A List of Emigrant Ministers to America 1690-1811, Gerald Fothergil, GPC 1965)

5 Sep 1770 Called meeting of Masons of Kilwinning Crosse Lodge 2-23 7, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia for funeral of Thomas Landrum. The corpse appeared to have been at the home of Robert Gilchrist, & from there procession went to the cemetery.

4 Apr 1771 Thomas Landrum Will, written Sunday, 5 Aug 1764, ‘I intend., in a few days to sail for Great Britain’; gives executors to sell all estate, real & personal, to pay debts; lots in Port Royal; reversion in land purchased from Thomas Sullinger after the death of his mother; rest of estate to wife in lieu of dower, requesting her to bestow as much as she can spare to educate son Thomas Keith, & child she is now with if a son to qualify them for Parsons or Doctors (for I will by no means intail on them the Drudgery of the Law); the charge of their education I particularly recommend the Reverend Robert Innes and Alexander Rose, who I am confident will take care that they shall have a Virtuous & Religious Education tho perhaps their share of my Estate may not affort them a Learned one; after the death of my wife.. my estate may be divided among my surviving children, but in case my son Thomas Keith, when he comes to the years of discretion, should desire to live in Port Royall, he may take a fee simple estate in all my land and houses that may remain unsold (if he dies, to unborn child if son; if wife survives all she shall have the disposal of 100 pounds; 1/3 of the balance thereof I leave to Robert Innes, son of the above named Robert Innes; the other 2/3’s I desire may be converted to money and remitted to my Father or Mother, if alive, if not to my sisters and brothers equally. Wife, Robert Gilchrist, James Miller, John Gray,
Alexander Rose & John Skinker, Gentlemen, executors, & said Robert Inness guardian of my children.
Codicil: As the profit of my son or sons shares of my estate may not be sufficient for his or their education, I would by no means confine my
executors, or their guardians to our laws in that regard, but impower and even desire them to expend every penney of their fortunes on it, if my wife can be prevailed on to part with them which I trust she will. Will & codicil written
5 Aug 1764.
At court held 4 Apr 1771, will of Thomas Landrum CLK deceased was presented by
Nelly Landrum. On oaths of Thos Jett, Thoms Hodge, William Barnard and
Alexander Rose admitted to record. Nelly Landrum, Executrix

Caroline County Chancery Suits:

Box 7, K-Ma

Rodham Kenner vs Thomas Landrum

No Date Rodham Kenner against Thomas Landrum, administrator of Nelly Landrum.
Thomas Landrum has died intestate & Christopher T. Collins is his administrator

24 Oct 1780 Nelly Landrum, widow, administratrix of the last will of Rev.Thomas Landrum, decd, sells one slave to Dr. John Tennant of Port Royal.

8 Dec 1809 Maryanna Stone in the house of Samuel Stone on 8 Dec 1809 states that a few days before the sale of her deceased mothers estate, she gave her sister, the wife of Rodham Kenner, feathers to make her a good bed.

11 Dec 1809 Thomas Landrum of Westmoreland county states that Rodham Kenner married a daughter of Nelly Landrum and is entitled to a part of her estate.

8 Dec 1809 Robert Kay states that on 8 Dec 1809 he was at the sale of Nelly Landrum’s estate and that Thomas Landrum demanded bonds from Samuel Stone and Rodham Kenner for their purchases.

Rodham Kenner, et al vs Sarah Tennant

No date Jury finds that Thomas Landrum died on 5 Aug 1764 (sic) and his will was admitted to record in King George Co on 4 Apr 1771. Nelly Landrum, widow of Thomas Landrum qualified as executrix. Thomas Landrum at his death left children, viz, Thomas Keith Landrum, Hellen Kenner, wife of Rodham Kenner,
Marianna Stone wife of Samuel Stone and Peter Landrum. On 24 Oct 1780 Nelly Landrum sold a slave to John Tennant (now dead) and his wife Sarah Tennent.
Nelly Landrum died in Dec 1803.

11 Sep 1804 Mary Parker is judged to be too old and infirm to be able to
testify in court.
Box 8 MO-MU Folder

Jul 1779 Murdock, William et al vs John Edward Henry Turner Dixon and John
and Alice Pratt; Nelly Landrum listed in the Account of the Estate of Capt. Joseph
Murdock decd, for 1778 in King George County Court

Box 12 St-Sw
Samuel Stone vs Thomas Lendrum, administrator of Nelly Lendrum

1808 Samuel Stone states that he married a daughter of Nelly Landrum and is
entitled to a part of her estate and has purchased Peter Landrum’s share of
the estate from him

29 Sep 1805 Peter Lendrum appoints Samuel Stone his attorney to receive from
Dr. Thomas Lendrum of Westmoreland Co his full share of Nelly Landrum’s
estate.

16 Sep 1806 Peter Lendrum signs a note stating that he has received ‘my
proportion of my deceased mothers estate Mrs. Nelly Lendrum.”

3 Dec 1809 Thomas Lendrum states that Samuel Stone is entitled to 1/4th of
Nelly Lendrum’s estate in right of his wife plus 1/4th interest bought from
Peter Lendrum

13 Mar 1812 Thomas Lendrum died intestate in Westmoreland Co

Caroline County Court Records, Box 2 1742, 1762-90, Folder 5

4 Apr 1771 Thomas Landrum will (abstracted above)

Caroline County Court Papers

Box 7, Folder 4 Ended papers J & L 1805

11 Apr 1805 Mary Parker states that Mrs Nelly Landrum, now deceased, sold a
slave to Dr. John Tennent, now deceased and that Mrs. Landrum and her family
“were in want of bread and meat.” Nelly Landrum was the widow of Thomas
Landrum.

30 Jan 1804 Peter Landrum states that Rodham Kenner and Samuel Stone are
married to his sisters and that the will of his father was dated 1 Aug 1764.

Apr 1805 Thomas Landrum, Rodham Kenner & Helen Kenner his wife and Samuel
Stone and Marianne Stone his wife sue Sarah Tennent

3 Jan 1784 Thomas Lendrum sett. Port Royal Va, ch Thomas-Keith pre 1784 SRO
SH
3244 (Original Scots Colonists of Early America 16 12-1783, David Dobson, GPC
1989)

3 Jan 1784 Thomas Keith Lendrum, to his father Thomas Lendrum in Port Royal,
Virginia (Dictionary of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825)

3 Jan 1794 Thomas Lendrum, burgess of Aberdeen, sh. 1765, sett Port Royal, VA,
fa of Thomas, d pre 1784 (Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830, David Dobson,
GPC, 1992)v. 
Graduation*1 April 1741 He was graduated on 1 April 1741 at Master of Arts; Parish of Slayns; Source: Officers and Graduates of Kings College, Aberdeen 1495-1860 - Peter J. Anderson (Scotland.) 
Employment*15 July 1749  He was a lawyer listed among the lawyers qualified to practice in Caroline Co., VA
A John Buckner was listed as a lawyer in 1757 in same County
Aug 15 1749 Court approves motion of Thomas Landrum, certified to be attorney Essex County Orders 15 p. 373; Caroline County Order Book 1746-54 pg. 164 on 15 July 1749 at Lawyer, Caroline, VA. 
Will*5 August 1764 He left a will on 5 August 1764 at VA He made this will in anticipation of a voyage back to England. Evidently he was rather young as his wife was pregnant at the time will was made. He specified that he wanted his sons educated as parsons or doctors "for I will by no means intail on them the drudgery of the Law'.
Will of Thomas Landrum August 5, 1764

In the name of God Amen. Wereas I intend God Willing in a few days to sail for Great Britain from whence perhaps I may never return, I think it proper to make my Last Will and Testament which I do in the following manner In the first place I subject all my real as well as personal Estate to the Payment of my Debts; and for that purpose I devise my Lots in Port Royall, and the Reversion in the Land I lately bought of Thomas Sullinger after the Death of his mother to my Exucutors and the Survivors of them with full Power and authority to them to sell and convey the same or either of them. as they shall Judge to be most to the Interest of my Family.
After my Debts are paid as I have Great Confidence in the discretion and Motherly affection of my wife, I devise to her all the Residue of my Estate for the Support of Her and my Children. During her life in Lieu of her Dower requesting her to use as much of it as She can possibly spare on the Education of my Son Thomas Keith, and the Child Shee is now with if a Son to Qualify them for Parsons or Doctors (for I will by no means intail on them the Drudgery of the Law.) and the charge of their Education I particularly Recommend to the Reverend Robert Innes and Alexander Ross who I am confident will take care that they shall have a~virtuous and Religious Education tho perhaps their share of my Estate may not afford them ~ learned one.

After the death of my wife I desire all my Estate Real and Personal may be equally Divided among my surviving Children and representatives of; But in Case my son Thomas Keith when he comes to the years of Discretion, should desire to Live in Port Royall, or my Executors Should think it a fisable for him so to do so then he may take a fee simple Estate in all my Lands and Houses that may then remain unsold; but with the Burden of paying his other Brothers and Sisters and their Representatives as aforesaid, aproportionable part of the value of what he shall take by this Devise. And in Case of his Death before he shall make his choice as Aforesaid, or the said Houses and Lands be alloted him by my Executors, I give the same Benefit of Election to and leave the Same Discretionary Power in my Executors in Regard to the Child my Wife is now with, if a Son, who make take the Said Estate on the Same Terms. If my Wife Should out Live all my Children and there Issues then shee Shall have the Disposal of One Hundred Pounds of my Estate by Deed or Will as Shee Shall think proper One third part of the Ballance thereof I Leave to Robert Innis Son of the above named Robert Innis. The other two thirds I desire may be converted into Money,and remited to my Father or Mother if alive, if not to my Sisters and Brothers Equally their Children of Such of whom as may be Dead at the time for and of this my Last Will I appoint my Wife, Robert Gilcrist, James Miller, John Gray, Alexander Ross and John Skinker Gentlemen Executors and my Said and the said Robert Innis guardians of my Children In Witness Whereof this my Last Will and Testament wrote with my own hand I have signed and sealed on Sunday the fifth day of August In the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four Thos. Landram

As the profits of my Son or Sons Shares of my Estate may not be sufficient for his or their Education I would by no means confine my Executors or their Guardians to our Laws in that regard, but impower and even desire them to expend every Penny of their fortunes on it if my wife can be prevailed on to part with them which I trust she will This Codicill made the same Day -

Thos. Landrum
(At a Court held for King George County the 4th Day of April 1774) The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Landram deceased was presemted into Court by Nelley Landrum Executrix therein named who made oath there to and the said Will being proved to be the hand writing of the said Thomas by the Oath of Tho Jett, ( Thomas Jett was born in King George County Va. and lived at Walnut Hill once owned by William Ball. He was father of William Storke Jett a soldier in the Revolution) Thomas Hodge,Willian Barnard and Alexander Ross and admited to Record and on the motion of the Said executrix She performed what the Law in such cases require Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.2 
CHURCHMEMB*3 April 1765 He was a member of church on 3 April 1765 at Hanover Parish, Virginia, A letter of recommendation for Thomas Landrum's candidacy for holy orders was written Jul 28, 1764. The next spring on April 3, 1765 he appeared on a list of ministers ordained for Virginia and on February 25, 1765 he was listed as a minister of Hanover Parish in Virginia. 
Emigration*say 1784 He emigrated say 1784 from Port Royal, Scotland. 
INHEIRTANC*1784  In 1784 at Scotland The land Parson Thomas inheirited from his father was called Symon's Croft, lying in the Seton Parish of Old Machar and sherriffdom of Old Aberdeen. (Could this have been his birthplace?)

1714, Symon's Croft, Seton Parish, Old Machar, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Note 2016 from MVW: I have no idea what this means or where i got it. It is after Parson thomas died. Am leaving in just in case it is a clue for future research. 

Family

Nelly (?) d. December 1803
MARRIAGE* He married Nelly (?) 
Children
Last Edited15 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."
  2. [S33] David Dobson, Original Scots Colonists of Early America.

William Landrum1,2

M, #2864, d. 1726
ChartsWilliam Landrum
Reference1500
Death*1726 William Landrum died in 1726 at Parish - Logie Buchan, Watridgemuir, Scotland, The information from the edicts was supplied by Diane Baptie a Scottish Researcher hired by George Landrum in 1999. 
EMAIL*  Here is an interesting message worth saving for further research:I'm really sorry about how much trouble it has taken to send such a relatively simple email. Quite simply, the original 'thank you' was about thanking you for getting back to me so quickly. While I pride myself on how quickly I can go through the originals of 17th and 18th century Virginia documents, I really struggle with the Scottish documents of the same years. I had only gotten halfway through verifying the data that I had on those early Lendrums, when your email came in with the suggestion that the Margarets were mixed up. By the way, I agree with that conclusion. The papers that I had from the Scottish archives were, among others, the settlement papers of Patrick Lendrum's estate. One of the main points of that exercise was to name all of the then existing heirs.
That is not to suggest that what Heather has to say is not interesting. In the first place, I had never heard of any Lendrum's as far north as Kirkwall before. And her usage of primary evidence, such as the register of deaths, leaves it in very good stead, as far as the reliability of evidence goes. I was also particularly interested in her naming William as the father of Peter. One of the nuggets that Diane Baptie, the Scottish researcher I hired to get me the copies of Peters estate settlement, was an abstract of the will of a William Lendrum of Logie Buchan. Diane sent it to me because one of William's heirs was a Peter Lendrum. As I recall, William's will was 1726 -- this would suggest that it is possible that the Peter named in William's will could be Peter, the father of Thomas Lendrum of Port Royal. However, it was no more than that -- there was no more that the coincidence of name and age -- no real proof of kinship. If Heather has better evidence, I would be interested in seeing it.
I was also interested in her identification of Donald as the father of Helen Farquharson. I had seen in the OPR in IGI where Peter Lendrum and Helen Farquahrson were married 12 Nov 1719 in Foveran. I checked my 1696 Aberdeenshire poll books for Foveran and found a Donald Farquahrson -- who I guessed was Helen's father. Do you know if Heather has any primary evidence that Donald is Helen's father?
Also in the errant email was thanks for asking after my book. It is written, and in the can. However, I want to hire a professional editor, who is familiar with the period, and that part of Virginia, to edit it. Aside from wanting to put out a work of quality, it is really necessary. I spend a good portion of my book pointing out the shoddy and misleading research of others. I need to be on very firm ground, myself, especially if I am going to take others to task for their misleading publications. So when I save the funds necessary for the effort, it will go forward.
George LandrumGC@aol.com.3 
Note*2006  In 2006 LANDRUM TIMELINE BASED ON COMPILED INFORMATION
This document is a compilation of Margot Woodrough’s Lendrum narrative with the time line on Landrum developed by Linda P. Landrum 12907 Jadestone Dr. Sun City West, AZ 85375-3241. Her notes are in italics.

1726 Notes from Diane Baptie, a Scottish researcher, state: William Lendrum of Watridgemuir, parish of Logie Buchan died and his executors were his children, Peter, Robert, Jean and Janet. (This could be the father of Peter/Patrick
Thomas Lendrum Sr. is called both a lawyer ( Note from Linda P. Landrum dated August, 1998 states: Reverand Thomas got his college degree in Scotland and it was eight years between that and the time he appears in Virginia. Since his father was a burgess in Scotland makes one think that Thomas was born in Scotland. ( Linda Landrum descends from James the emigrant discussed at length in Joel Shedd’s book, but Linda feels that Parson Thomas was NOT a descendent of James, but could have been a nephew or more likely a cousin) (“Original Scots Colonists in Early America, by David Dobson states: Thomas Lendrum settled in Port Royal, VA, child was Thomas Keity Landrum) in Joel P. Shedd’s book, the “Lendrum Family of Fayette Co., Ga.”, p. 32. Thomas Sr. was either an immigrant or a native born Virginian, and there is evidence for both cases. If he was an immigrant, he well could have been the Thomas Lendrum mentioned in the Order Book for Caroline Co., Va., dated Feb. 8, 1750, wherein he secured fifty acres of land according to Royal institutions, by which each newly arrived settler was entitled to such a grant from the Crown. On the other hand, if he was a native born Virginian, as indicated in the family tradition which says that the Lendrums came from Scotland in 1680, then who is the father? Joel Shedd’s book casts no light on this problem.
(1-21-82 note - correlate this with Thomas Sr.’s will.)
1 Apr 1741 Thomas Lendrum, Master of Arts, of the parish of Slayns, source:
Officers & Graduates of Kings College, Aberdeen, 1495-1860, by Peter J.
Anderson

15 Jul 1749 On motion of Thomas Landrum, who is desirous to practice the law,
this court being satisfied of his probity, honesty and good demeanor, do order
the same to be certified (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 164)

15 Aug 1749 Thomas Landrum Gent produced a license to practice as Attorney
and
took the usual oaths to the government and the oath of an attorney
according to law. (Essex County Orders 15, p 373)

8 Sep 1749 Thomas Landrum, Gent, produced a license from Peyton Randolph
Esq,
etc, to plead at the County Courts, took the oaths and subscribed the Test.
(Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 171)

18 Dec 1750 Harry Turner of King George County, Gent; John Miller of Caroline,
Planter, and John Lee of Essex, Gent; concerning 5 Oct 1748 mortgage between
John Miller and Harry Turner for 273 pounds 2 shillings 5 pence paid by Harry
Turner to John Miller, Miller sold to Turner 200 acres m Essex adjoining
John Corbin Esq, purchased by Miller from Thomas Ship, plus 11 slaves; for 5
shillings Turner sells his rights in the mortgage to John Lee; Wits: for
Harry Turner; John Smelt, Win. Parker, John Lee, Jr; by Miller: E. Pendleton,
Obad. Marriot, Thomas Lendrum, Henry Lee.

8 Feb 1750/1 Thos. Turner, Thos. Landrum, Jno. Shores, Geor. Frazear, Edward
Dixon, Patrick Couts, Jas. Donald, John Gray, Win. Gray and Robert Scott made
oath that they came immediately from Great Britain into this colony to dwell
and that this is the first time of their having proved the same in order to
entitle them to 50 acres of land each, and severally assigned their rights to
Jas. Maddison, Gent. (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, p 247)

6 Apr 1753 Thomas Landrum attended meetings of Masons at Fredricksburg
Lodge #
4, and a dozen times in the next few years.

8 Nov 1753 Thomas Buckners mortgage to James & Robert Berries, merchants in
Glasgow, was proved by Thomas Landrum, John Gray and William Scott,
witnesses
thereto. (Caroline County Order book 1746-54, p 433)

12 Jan 1754 Thomas Landrum, ‘became a member’ (probably made Entered
Apprentice) at Fredricksburg Lodge # 4.

12 Apr 1754 Thomas Landrum, at a meeting of Free & Accepted Masons, listed as
visiting brethren, at meeting of Port Royal Kilwinning Crosse Lodge # 2;
signed first by-laws.

14 Dec 1755 Thomas Landrum, affiliated as Fellow Craft Mason, Kilwinning
Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia

12 Jan 1756 Thomas Landrum, among first to earn Master Mason Degree,
Kilwinning Crosse Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia


Thomas Landrum was one of two visiting members and 10 Port Royal citizens
who met to form what was then an unchartered lodge of masons on 12 Apr 1754 . He was among the first to earn the Master Mason Degree in the Lodge on 12 Jan 1756, and also served two terms as Grand Master of the Lodge (1761-1762).
A copy of Thomas Landrum's signature appears on the by-laws of the Kilwinning Port Royal Crosse Lodge.

26 Jul 1760 Mr. William Wren payment to Mr. Landrum for taking Wm Ailsops
deposition - 7/6 (folio 226); Thomas Lendrum same date, receives 7/6 for
taking witness deposition (folio 118), Edward Dixon’s Business Papers,
Container 17, reel 6 (1759-60)

10 Dec 1760 Thomas Landrum elected Master of the Lodge, Kilwinning Crosse
Lodge 2-237, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia, served as Master of the
Lodge apparently until 1763.

20 Aug 1761 Thomas Lendrum, revenue from Wm Marshall; (folio 41), Edward
Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 18, reel 6 (1760-61)

1761 Thomas Lendrum, revenue from Elizabeth Buckner, Richard Tankersley
Dr. John Sutherland;
1762 Ann Marshall, 7/6
by Dr. Bankhead for Gibson’s suit; (folio 18), Edward Dixon’s Business
Papers, Container 197, reel 6 (176 1-62)

6 May 1762 Thomas Landrum Gent Guardian Divers of Turner Dixon and Harry
Dixon
under the will of Thomas Turner the elder deceased, Thomas Turner by Thomas
Jett, Mary Turner and Sarah Turner by Anthony Thornton Gent their guardian,
defendants; vs Edward Dixon Gent only acting executor of the will of Thomas
Turner the elder; Suit concerns promise of Thomas Turner the elder to pay
Edward Dixon 2,000 pounds current money of Virginia on Dixon’s marriage to
Turner’s daughter Sarah. (King George County Orders #3, pp 994-1012)

1763 Mr. Thomas Lendrum; previous account folio 67, next account folio 56;
Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 20 reel 7, (1762-63)

1764 Mr. Thomas Lendrum; cash received for account Robt. Million(folio 56);
Edward Dixon’s Business Papers, Container 21 reel 8, (1763-64)

28 Jul 1764 Thomas Lendrum, Letter of recommendation, candidate for holy
orders, practiced as a lawyer, has a title from the vestry of a parish in the
county of King George; letter from Francis Faquier in Williamsburg to the Lord
Bishop of London

31 Jul 1764 Thomas Lendrum, letter of recommendation, candidate for holy
orders, has been intimately acquainted with the gentleman since his youth,
studied together for 4 years in the same University, where he took the degree
of Master of Arts. Since his residence in this colony, he spent part of his
time with my family, and the rest of it a small distance from me. letter from
Robert Innes, rector of Drysdale Parish

9 Aug 1764 Thomas Landrum, letter of recommendation, candidate for holy
orders, resided near my parish for upwards of 15 years; letter from John
Smelt, rector of St. Annes

10 Aug 1764 Thomas Landrum, letter of recommendation, candidate for holy
orders, letter of recommendation from Alexr Cruden, rector or South Farnham
Parish

3 Apr 1765 Thomas Lendrum on list of ministers ordained for Virginia

17 Aug 1765 Thomas Lendrum, at Port Royal, writes a letter of recommendation
for holy orders for Christopher McRae, who studied at Marishali College, from
which he says he has a diploma. Rev. Mr. Henry has given him a title to his
curate(?)

25 Feb 1765 Thomas Lendrum, Hanover Parish, Virginia, writes a letter of
recommedation for holy orders for Mr. George Goldie.

3 April 1765 Thomas Lendrum on list of ministers ordained for Virginia

3 Apr 1765 Thomas Lendrum, Bond given to Richard, Lord Bishop of London, for
40 pounds, Terms: Lendrum licensed by Richard, Lord Bishop of London to
perform the office of Priest in Province of Virginia, given His Majesties
bounty of 20 pounds, that sd Lendrum will sail to province of Virginia to
perform sd office within 3 months of date of bond. Wits: Benj Chamberlain,
Wm Dickers, Not Pub

4 Apr 1765 Thomas Lendrum, Virginia - Money Book 49-306 (A List of Emigrant
Ministers to America 1690-1811, Gerald Fothergil, GPC 1965)

1769 Revd. Mr. Thomas Lendrum; revenues from Wm Boon; Edward Dixon s
Business
Papers, Container 23 reel 8, (1762-63)

1765-1771 Thomas Landrum, minister of Hanover Parish (A List of the Colonial
Church in Virginia from 1607-1785)

1771 Thomas Lendrum, Admitted as an Attorney in King George County Court in
1758. Went to England for ordination 1764. Licensed for Va April 3, 1765.
Became minister of Hanover Parish, King George County and remained its
minister probably until his death in 1771. Appointed Justice of the Peace for
King George County, 1767. Will probated in King George County, 1771 (A List
of Emigrant Ministers to America 1690-1811, Gerald Fothergil, GPC 1965)

The author of the Lodge history said that Thomas was probably made an
entered apprentice at Fredricksburg Lodge # 4 in Fredricksburg, Va. The Port
Royal Lodge met on 5 Sep 1770 to conduct Thomas' funeral service . Thomas
Landrum is shown on a list of members of the Fredricksburg Lodge between 1752
and 1771.
5 Sep 1770 Called meeting of Masons of Kilwinning Crosse Lodge 2-23 7, Port
Royal, Caroline County, Virginia for funeral of Thomas Landrum. The corpse
appeared to have been at the home of Robert Gilchrist, & from there procession went to the cemetery.
     The best hunch, until more evidence appears, is that Thomas Sr. was newly arrived from England, and that he was one and the same as the Lendrum mentioned in “Dictionary of Scottish Immigrants to the U.S.A.” by Whyle, p. 200. The book states that Lendrum arrived in Port Royal, Va. before 1784, and that he was the son of Thomas Keith. (S.H. #2778) the SH means Service of Heirs) If this fact is true, it would help to explain the family tradition which includes the name Keith in that of Thomas Lendrum, even when there is no documentary proof for this name. Possibly, the same Thomas that arrived in Port Royal was the same as the Thomas who, on February 8, 1750, along with others, “made oath that they came immediately from Great Britain into this colony to dwell, and that this ye first time of their having proved the same in order to entitle them to 50 acres of land according to Royal institutions, and that the said persons severly assign their rights to James Madison, Gent.” as shown in the Order Book of Caroline Co., Va. It would then, also, be likely that the recent immigrant, Thomas I, was the lawyer and parson who was admitted to the practice of law at Port Royal in 1749. This latter Thomas, being the same man who wrote a will in 1764, probated in King George County, Va. in 1771. The will named his son, Thomas II.

In a codicil that stuck me (George Landrum) as odd, he implores the guardians/executors to spend their own funds to educate Thomas' children, in the event that their
shares of the estate are inadequate.
Why does Thomas feel free to implore his guardians/executors to spend
their own funds on his children's education? We find what might be part of
an answer in one of the letters of recommendation for ordination as a
minister written to the Bishop of London. In a letter dated 31 Jul 1764,
Rev. Robert Innes, the Rector of Drysdale parish, said that he had been
intimately acquainted with Thomas since his youth, as they studied together
for 4 years at the same University. Thomas took the degree of Master of
Arts. Innes further said that when Thomas spent a part of his time in the
Colony 'in my Family', and the rest of it a small distance from him .
I found that Rev. Robert Innes had obtained an MA from Aberdeen
University . Andersons' list shows Thomas Lendrum, of the parish of Slains,
to have received his M.A. 1 Apr 1741. I could not find a Robert Innes, Moray
province, parish of Alva, with an M.A. until 1745. I wrote and asked the
University of Aberdeen how it might be possible that these two men might have
studied together for the 4 years mentioned in the letter of recommendation.
They replied that Robert Innes began studying in 1737, but only graduated in
1745.


4 Apr 1771 Thomas Landrum Will, written Sunday, 5 Aug 1764, ‘I intend., in a
few days to sail for Great Britain’; gives executors to sell all estate, real
& personal, to pay debts; lots in Port Royal; reversion in land purchased
from Thomas Sullinger after the death of his mother; rest of estate to wife in
lieu of dower, requesting her to bestow as much as she can spare to educate
son Thomas Keith, & child she is now with if a son to qualify them for Parsons
or Doctors (for I will by no means intail on them the Drudgery of the Law);
the charge of their education I particularly recommend the Reverend Robert
Innes and Alexander Rose, who I am confident will take care that they shall
have a Virtuous & Religious Education tho perhaps their share of my Estate may
not affort them a Learned one; after the death of my wife.. my estate may be
divided among my surviving children, but in case my son Thomas Keith, when he
comes to the years of discretion, should desire to live in Port Royall, he may
take a fee simple estate in all my land and houses that may remain unsold (if
he dies, to unborn child if son; if wife survives all she shall have the
disposal of 100 pounds; 1/3 of the balance thereof I leave to Robert Innes,
son of the above named Robert Innes; the other 2/3’s I desire may be converted
to money and remitted to my Father or Mother, if alive, if not to my sisters
and brothers equally. Wife, Robert Gilchrist, James Miller, John Gray,
Alexander Rose & John Skinker, Gentlemen, executors, & said Robert Inness
guardian of my children.
Codicil: As the profit of my son or sons shares of my estate may not be
sufficient for his or their education, I would by no means confine my
executors, or their guardians to our laws in that regard, but impower and even
desire them to expend every penney of their fortunes on it, if my wife can be
prevailed on to part with them which I trust she will. Will & codicil written
5 Aug 1764.
At court held 4 Apr 1771, will of Thomas Landrum CLK deceased was presented by
Nelly Landrum. On oaths of Thos Jett, Thoms Hodge, William Barnard andAlexander Rose admitted to record. Nelly Landrum, Executrix
     Thomas Lendrum Jr. was the Physician of Port Royal, Va. and was probably born sometime between 1750 and 1758. During the war of Revolution, he served with the Virginia State Navy. Evidence of this is contained in the rather lengthy “half-pay” file which rests in the National Archives. The evidence that this particular Thomas Lendrum is the direct ancestor of Lillie Hudson Lendrum is contained in this file and proved by several letters which were found in the attic of “Beechwood”, in So. Ft. Mitchell, Ky. (It is interesting to note that there were at least two Thomas Lendrums, and possibly there were even three. The several D.A.R. papers filed claiming descent from the revolutionary soldiers are as a rule incorrect. Even those of Lillie Hudson Lendrum was entirely erroneous! Since she claimed descent from a man, Warren T. Lendrum who was actually her uncle. It is easy to see how she could have made this error, since, evidently, her grandfather, Thomas Lendrum II, ( the surgeon), was middle aged when her father, John B. Lendrum was born. Thomas Lendrum II served as surgeon’s mate on board the ship “Tempest” during the Revolutionary War. There are several proofs of this service:

     1.      December 30, 1779 he was allowed 18” of brown sugar.
          September 9, 1779 he received coffee and sugar.
          December 10, 1779 he received sugar coffee and tea.
     2.     During his time of service he was acquainted with several men who in later           years made affidavits to this fact:

Jul 1779 Murdock, William et al vs John Edward Henry Turner Dixon and John and Alice Pratt; Nelly Landrum listed in the Account of the Estate of Capt. JosephMurdock decd, for 1778 in King George County Court

24 Oct 1780 Nelly Landrum, widow, administratrix of the last will of Rev.
Thomas Landrum, decd, sells one slave to Dr. John Tennant of Port Royal. Caroline County Chancery Suits

3 Jan 1784 Thomas Lendrum sett. Port Royal Va, ch Thomas-Keith pre 1784 SRO
SH
3244 (Original Scots Colonists of Early America 16 12-1783, David Dobson, GPC
1989)
1784 Thomas Keith Lendrum inderits the share left to his father, Peter/Patrick.Peter was described of once of Colliestown, lately Burgess of Old Aberdeen. The land that thomas Keith inderits is called Symon’s Croft, lying in the Seton parish of Old Machar and sherriffdom of Old Aberdeen. Data goes on to mention the rest of family.
3 Jan 1784 Thomas Keith Lendrum, to his father Thomas Lendrum in Port Royal,
Virginia (Dictionary of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825)

3 Jan 1794 Thomas Lendrum, burgess of Aberdeen, sh. 1765, sett Port Royal, VA,
fa of Thomas, d pre 1784 (Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830, David Dobson,
GPC, 1992)


     a. In 1834 John Cannady of Fauquier Co., Va. states that Thomas Landrum was a surgeon’s mate who stayed with the “Tempest” until it was abandoned by the crew when the enemy took command of the River (James) and finally the vessel. Thomas had been on board at least two years and ten months prior to the capture of the “Tempest”.
     b. In 1834 Charles Hayden of King George Co., Va. stated that he knew Thomas Landrum and also the fact that he died in Westmoreland County, Va., and was the son of Parson Landrum of King George Co. Both Thomas Landrum and Higdon (wonder if this should be Hayden. If so its an error made by MVW when her original notes typed in the 1970’s) grew up in the same area. Thomas Landrum married after the war and lived in Leedstown in Westmoreland Co., Va.
     c. William Stoke Jett (note that Thomas Lendrum’s wife was named Margaret Stoake.) likewise made an affidavit in which he states that he was acquainted with Thomas Landrum, the son of Parson Lendrum of King Geo. Co., Va. He too says that after his marriage Thomas resided in Port Royal, Caroline Co. and practiced medicine. Later he moved to Westmoreland Co. where Jett was living. William Jett recalls the anecdote wherein Landrum was called upon to perform an amputation, his first, while in service on board the “Tempest”.
     Following the Revolutionary War, Thomas married Margaret Stoake. It would be reasonable to assume that the wedding took place sometime between 1788 and 1790. If this date, and his presumed birthday are correct, then Thomas was probably in his mid thirties when he married. (Family stories indicate that Thomas Lendrum’s wife was named Buckner but his will clearly calls her Margaret Stoake.) In fact, the name Buckner has persisted in the family up until the early 1900’s, but to date no record is found of a connection with the Buckners. Perhaps the name belonged to either Margaret or Thomas’ mother.

Rodham Kenner, et al vs Sarah Tennant

No date Jury finds that Thomas Landrum died on 5 Aug 1764 (sic) and his will
was admitted to record in King George Co on 4 Apr 1771. Nelly Landrum, widow
of Thomas Landrum qualified as executrix. Thomas Landrum at his death left
children, viz, Thomas Keith Landrum, Hellen Kenner, wife of Rodham Kenner,
Marianna Stone wife of Samuel Stone and Peter Landrum. On 24 Oct 1780 Nelly
Landrum sold a slave to John Tennant (now dead) and his wife Sarah Tennent.
Nelly Landrum died in Dec 1803.


11 Sep 1804 Mary Parker is judged to be too old and infirm to be able to
testify in court.

Box 8 MO-MU Folder



Box 12 St-Sw
Samuel Stone vs Thomas Lendrum, administrator of Nelly Lendrum

1808 Samuel Stone states that he married a daughter of Nelly Landrum and is
entitled to a part of her estate and has purchased Peter Landrum’s share of
the estate from him

29 Sep 1805 Peter Lendrum appoints Samuel Stone his attorney to receive from
Dr. Thomas Lendrum of Westmoreland Co his full share of Nelly Landrum’s
estate.

16 Sep 1806 Peter Lendrum signs a note stating that he has received ‘my
proportion of my deceased mothers estate Mrs. Nelly Lendrum.”

3 Dec 1809 Thomas Lendrum states that Samuel Stone is entitled to 1/4th of
Nelly Lendrum’s estate in right of his wife plus 1/4th interest bought from
Peter Lendrum

13 Mar 1812 Thomas Lendrum died intestate in Westmoreland Co

Caroline County Court Records, Box 2 1742, 1762-90, Folder 5

4 Apr 1771 Thomas Landrum will (abstracted above)

Caroline County Court Papers

Box 7, Folder 4 Ended papers J & L 1805

11 Apr 1805 Mary Parker states that Mrs Nelly Landrum, now deceased, sold a
slave to Dr. John Tennent, now deceased and that Mrs. Landrum and her family
“were in want of bread and meat.” Nelly Landrum was the widow of Thomas
Landrum.

30 Jan 1804 Peter Landrum states that Rodham Kenner and Samuel Stone are
married to his sisters and that the will of his father was dated 1 Aug 1764.

Apr 1805 Thomas Landrum, Rodham Kenner & Helen Kenner his wife and Samuel
Stone and Marianne Stone his wife sue Sarah Tennent


8 Dec 1809 Maryanna Stone in the house of Samuel Stone on 8 Dec 1809 states
that a few days before the sale of her deceased mothers estate, she gave her
sister, the wife of Rodham Kenner, feathers to make her a good bed.

11 Dec 1809 Thomas Landrum of Westmoreland county states that Rodham
Kenner
married a daughter of Nelly Landrum and is entitled to a part of her estate.

8 Dec 1809 Robert Kay states that on 8 Dec 1809 he was at the sale of Nelly
Landrum’s estate and that Thomas Landrum demanded bonds from Samuel Stone
and Rodham Kenner for their purchases.


About 1800 Caroline County Chancery Suits:

Box 7, K-Ma

Rodham Kenner vs Thomas Landrum

No Date Rodham Kenner against Thomas Landrum, administrator of Nelly
Landrum.
Thomas Landrum has died intestate & Christopher T. Collins is his
administrator


     In January of 1811, Thomas Lendrum (note that the spelling has now changed to Lendrum - the way it has persisted until the present.) wrote a will leaving to Margaret Stoke Lendrum, his property for the maintenance of his children. His youngest child, John B. (presumed Buckner) Lendrum was seven years old, at the time. His oldest daughter, Elizabeth Washington Lendrum, however, was married to Dr. Christopher Collins. Dr. Collins was named executor of the will. Thomas’ wife, Mary (Margaret or Mary ?), was to be the administrator. Evidently Margaret relinquished the right to administrator to Christopher Collins. When Collins died, his wife Elizabeth was granted letters of Administration by the Court, even though Margaret Lendrum was still alive. (Thomas Lendrum died July 12, 1811)
     Starting about 1834, Elizabeth Lendrum Collins, as a representative for the heirs, her brothers and sisters (presumably her mother now dead), started proceedings to secure the pension due as a result of the Act of Congress of July 5, 1832, granting pension rights to veterans or survivors or their heirs.
     Elizabeth had quite a job ahead of her and evidently it became necessary for her to enlist the aid of her congressman, J. Taliaferro, in an attempt to collect Thomas Lendrum’s pension. Apparently there was some dispute as to when Thomas Lendrum actually terminated service, the Va. State Navy having been reduced in number prior to the close of the war. It was initially presumed that Thomas was relieved of duty at this time ________. However, it soon became apparent that two ships were retained in service past the date of reduction, these being the “Tempest” and the “Tattler”. There are three affidavits in Thomas Lendrum’s “half-pay” file which state that he was on board the “Tempest” as Surgeon’s Mate. That being the case, J. Taliaferro was able to use the following facts from a similar case to cause the pension office to grant a pension, which allowed for Lendrum’s service from the date of the ship’s capture.
          Leigh’s Reports - Vol. 1, p 517:
The Captain of the Tempest was named Markham and he was made prisoner when his ship was captured in Hampton Rhodes. His heirs filed suit in the Virginia Court of Appeals for half-pay and won. Taliaferro requested that the war department grant the same right to Thomas Lendrum, since it was proved that he, too, served on the vessel until it’s capture and so should be entitled to the same rights as the captain.
     In May of 1835, Lucy E. Lendrum, the daughter of Thomas, and sister of Elizabeth, acted as attorney-in-fact for Harriet E. Lendrum, Thomas W. Lendrum, John B. Lendrum and Lucy E. Lendrum in granting power of attorney to the estate administrator, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Collins. In fact the estate did succeed and on May 9, 1838, received a total of $2529.74 for 27 years and 264 days half-pay pension based on the rate of $91.25 per year.
     Presumably, the heirs used their hard earned pension to support themselves, and evidently it was a greatly needed pension for their support, for Mr. Taliaferro, in an effort to speed up the proceedings, refers to the needy, unmarried heirs. One wonders what part John B. Lendrum, who was at this time, far away in Kentucky, received. It is possible that he and his brother, Warren T. Lendrum, forfeited their rights to the pension in favor to their widowed and unmarried sisters.
     Having won the initial battle for the “half-pay” pension, and presumably having exhausted the funds received, Elizabeth Collins again became active in the pension case in 1845. She reopened the issue by requesting that half-pay be allowed from Nov. 30, 1781, the date on which Thomas Lendrum terminated service (?) until April 22, 1783, the date on which the original pension had commenced. She was successful, as shown by a letter dated Sept. 17, 1845, from the Pension Office in Washington which allowed the heirs an additional 91.25 per year for the extra 18 months, a total of $127.00.
     The matter was still of interest to someone in 1854, for one Thomas C. Peek, of Hampton, Elizabeth County, Va. whose relationship is yet unknown, wrote to the Pension Office in Washington asking how much half-pay had been allowed for Thomas Lendrum, when and to whom it had been allowed.
     All of these proceedings had a two-fold effect. Initially, they granted a living to a widow and her two maiden sisters. (Harriet B. Lendrum was listed as head of the household in 1850 in Va. census and family letters indicate that she lived with Elizabeth, her sister.) The long range effect was to bring to the present the vital information necessary to establish which of the two, and possibly three, Thomas Lendrums of Virginia was the real ancestor of Lillie Hudson Lendrum. Lillie had filed D.A.R. papers on _________, stating that her descent from one Thomas Lendrum of Virginia. The papers contained only that grain of truth. Lillie was in error in most other respects, and it took the combination of the Virginia State Navy half-pay file and some personal letters found in the attic at “Beechwood” to establish the true identity of Thomas Lendrum, Surgeon’s Mate.
     The available evidence concerning the immediate heirs of Thomas Lendrum indicate that the three girls, Elizabeth L. Collins, Harriet, and Lucy E. Lendrum all remained in Virginia. Walter T. Lendrum attended West Point, married, raised a family, and served in the Mexican War. Possibly, he lived for a time in New York. Here are the texts of two letters which came from the attic at “Beechwood”, the home of Lilly Hudson Lendrum Blakelys’ son, Stephens Laurie, which is located in Kenton County, Ky.
     The first letter is from Harriet Lendrum addressed to her brother, John B. Lendrum. It is only a fragment and so the date and entire contents and the order of the pages is not known. Each page will be shown as a separate paragraph:
     “her mother and only eleven years old and very pretty and so is Joesia. I wrote to your father a short time since and informed him of Mr. Jetts death. You said nothing about your friend Georgie Phelps. Where is she now? I really was surprised to hear old Mr. and Mrs. Benton were still living. I suppose the old man is nearly and idiot. He seemed to have so little sense when I saw him. I was sorry to hear of Laura child being afflicted. I hope Kate married well. She is a very sweet person. Is old Mr. Preston still living? Do you know anything of Mrs. Fairchild? I really like to....”
     “..before but I had a rising on my finger so that I could not write without a good deal of pain. I am now writing on Sunday when they are all at church because it is the only quiet time I have and I can’t write in a bustle. I was very glad to get a letter from you and to hear you all were well. This has been one of the coldest winters so early in the season I have known for a good many years. The ground is covered with a deep snow and very cold. Do you expect to spend a Merry Christmas? I expect to spend a very sad one. It will be the only Christmas I have spent without some of the boys kin, their mother’s death and.....”
     “scarcely ever go out even to Church. We have a fine preacher, Bishop Payne. He is very popular and is calculated to do some good. He is a devoted Christian. I have not heard a Methodist minister more than two or three times since I left Covington and I miss it very much for although I like to hear Bishop Payne I like my own church best. I hear very often from Fred. He says his little boy is a very fine child and the great comfort to him. Says he is the greatest chatter box he ever heard. Warren scarcely ever writes but we hear from him through Doct. Marye. The other boys are well. John is in Memphis and.......”
     “I am very glad to hear Thom is doing so well. I hope he will try and lay up his money. Is Mrs. Porter still in the office? What has become of our cousin Mrs. Whips? Give my love to her if she is in Covington. I must now close this uninteresting letter for I have nothing to write about for there never was a duller place than this. Remember me affectionately to your father, mother, and Harry and any one that asks for me also Thomas when you see him. I should like so much to see you all once more but never expect to have that pleasure. Yours, Aunt H. E. Lendrum”

          1856 letter addressed to John B. Lendrum from his niece, Marie Lendrum
                    Marie, daughter of Warren T. Lendrum
Dear Uncle;
Once again I have retained my pen for the purpose of devoting a few moments to you. I have to confine myself to a few moments as I am seated by the sick bed side of Sallie. and am liable to be called off at any time to administer to her wants. She has been confined to her bed for the past two weeks with a “Nervous Fever” and it is impossible to say when she will be able to leave it. She is of course completely prostrated not being able to take any nourishment in her weak state. The doctor has been attending her constantly but does not think there is anything very serious the matter with her, but of course it will take her some weeks to recover her accustomed health. It was extremely negligent of me dear Uncle not to have acknowledged your letter sent by Mr. Taylor and the daguerreotypes but I hope it is not quite too late to do so now and say how much I appreciated both. Lillie must have grown amazingly since I saw her judging from her picture but it does not flatter her in the least. It is not nearly as pretty as she is. The same can be said of the boys but you know that is characteristic of all daguerreotypes. We are looking forward every day for John’s arrival. He has not written lately and as that is the case I think intends taking us by surprise as he usually does. I think that we will give up on anticipated visits to Virginia for the present as we received a letter from Cousin Maria a day or two since, written of course in great depression of spirits stating that poor Tom Wheelwright was with them and in dying condition. I suppose you know that he was in decline, did you not? I am afraid that the next accounts will be that he is dead indeed. I sincerely sympathize with his afflicted family. His mother is so completely wrapped up in him. Even if this were not the case I do not suppose that Mary (John’s wife) would feel in the spirits for visiting, being afflicted herself having lost her brother a month ago. We heard some charming news a few weeks since, the removal of the troops from Arkansas to Old points. If that is the case, of course, John will be sent probably for two or three years indeed, I really hope it is something more than idle reports, as he never had an agreeable station since he has been in the army. I suppose you have heard of Colonel Taylor’s removal from Texas. He left here about two weeks ago with his family for the purpose of spending the length of time with Mrs. Taylor in Cincinnati. He is probably now on his way. You cannot imagine how much we miss Sallie and Mary. We have always been so intimate. Upton is now at Cedar Park. He was here for a few days but could not resist the temptation of returning. He now talks of going back to Sante Fe but whether he will carry his intentions out or not I cannot say. He is not very communicative. I suppose your city as well as ours has been “politically agitated” for the past few weeks, has it not? Indeed that has been the topic of the day here. Even the ladies seemed to take as much interest as the opposite sex. I formed an exception however for since we are not permitted to vote I think it is a decided waste of time and breath to espouse either party. Don’t you think so? It is getting late dear Uncle and I will have to close. Do pardon the penmanship of this letter as I am writing with an old stick (it cannot be called a pen) Give my kindest love to Aunt E. and the children in which Sallie joins me
Yours most affectionately,
Maria

     Family stories say that John B. Lendrum, the son of Dr. Thomas Lendrum, went to Kentucky, Campbell County, around 1829-1830, and that he was born Aug. 19, 1804 at Oak Grove in Westmoreland Co., Va. However, the 1850 census for Kenton County, Ky. shows John B. Lendrum as age 39, which would place his birth at 1811. In either case, he married and started a family rather late. (As also did his father Thomas Lendrum Jr., which explains what at first seemed a gap in generations.) By 1850 John appears in the 3rd Ward of Covington, Kenton Co., Ky. His occupation is City Clerk and he resides with his wife, Elizabeth (Rudd) who is age 29 and is a native Kentuckian. They have two sons, Thomas W. age 3, and evidently named for his Uncle, and the infant Harry Stokes, age 1. The family is wealthy enough to include a maid named Mary Roe, age 17, who came from Germany. Since John B. Lendrum did not marry his wife until 1846, at which time he was either 42 or 35, both of which are a bit old for the day, he must have quite a past waiting to be discovered. INSERT J.B. LENDRUM PICTURE HERE.

     By the year 1861 John Lendrum was living on Garrard Street, between Third and Fourth, in Covington, Ky. and is called, in the Cincinnati City Directory, a general agent e.s.( don’t know what es means – need to look up) His daughter, Lillie Hudson, who was born Sept. 13, 1852, was by this time, nine years old. Her future husband, Laurie J. Blakely, has just arrived in town at this time ( Not so sure about this date for Laurie need to double check)(1861) for he is listed, also, in the same City Directory as -------------.
     The court records for August 28, 1862 show (order book 1, p. 316) that John B. Lendrum produced his commission as justice of the peace for the 1st District of City of Covington. In 1871 when the Directory was published, the Lendrums were living at the N.W. corner of Greenup and Fifth Street and John B. Lendrum was employed as a store keeper at Wessel’s and Schultz. By now, son Harry S. was serving as a clerk at the Post Office, at 86 E. Fifth Street in Covington. Harry was later to marry Sarah Morrison, move to Brooklyn, N.Y. and produce six children: Ralph Hemmingway, Harry Stokes Jr., Paul Grant, Earl Randolph, Victor Stephen and Lillian Hudson. The other son, Thomas W. disappeared and is reported through family tales to have gone to prison for embezzlement, a great source of embarrassment to an otherwise outstanding family who practically pioneered Covington, Ky.
     The daughter, Lillie Hudson Lendrum married at the age of 25, on June 28, 1877 to Laurie John Blakely of Covington, Ky. The wedding was held at the bride’s home, 619 Scott Street in Covington. The groom was a Catholic, from a very Catholic family, but since the bride was Baptist, the wedding could not be held in the church. The following is a description of the wedding:
     ORANGE BLOSSOMS No sweeter lady was ever wedded to a worthier or genial gentleman than when Miss Lillie Lendrum was wedded to Mr. L. J. Blakely. The marriage was celebrated in simple, pretty style at the home of the Bride’s parents, #619 Scott Street, yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Father Ton Major, of Cynthiana, officiating. The bride looked indisputably lovely in her pure white attire, ornamented with natural flowers; and the groom was as handsome as handsome can be. The parlors were clothed in white, decked off with flowers and pretty illuminations, and the whole presented a most charming tableau. Only a few of the nearest relatives and intimates were there. And the wedding pair took passage on the Fleetwood at 4 o’clock destined for Greenbrier, White Springs, where they will abide for a few days, and then return to their home. Among the wedding gifts were: ornamental work from her own workmanship, Miss Carrie Gedge; bracelets, Mr. Harry Lendrum; pickle jar, silver stand and spoons, Warren T. Lendrum; silver fruit spoons in case, Mrs. W. H. Mackey; a case of silver knives, Mrs. J. B. Lendrum; silver jewell casket, Mrs. Boyd; silver napkin rings, “Cousin Mollie”; pitcher and goblet, Mrs. Mary B. Ryan; silver basket, Mrs. A. J. Whipps; bouquet of elegant ---, Mrs. N. B. Stephens (This is Mrs. Napoleon Stephens _who knows the B. could be Bonapart) [The various “Stephens” in the family were named for Napoleon B. Stephens – the best friend of Laurie Blakely. Thankfully the last name of Stephens was used not the first of Napoleon – whew a near miss!]; another of same from “Dodo” Ryan.
     It was hardly a year past the wedding date when on May 25, 1878, at the age of about 70, John B. Lendrum died. His death was recorded thus: (It seems that the extract came from a newspaper clipping, although there is no notation of the date or issue. Taken from a typed copy found in the attic at “Beechwood”.) “Esquire J. B. Lendrum died at his home, 619 Scott Street, yesterday morning in the 74th year of his age. The funeral takes place tomorrow at 2 o’clock. John Buckner Lendrum was born on the 19th day of August, 1804 at Oak Grove, Va. He was the son of Dr. Thomas Keith Lendrum, and his mother’s maiden name was Margaret Buckner. His father was a regimental surgeon in a Virginia command in the Revolutionary War. The deceased came to Covington in 1830 and has resided here ever since. He served 12 years as City Clerk and several years besides as Magistrate; also as Mayor pro tempore in the administration of Mayor Cyrus Preston and S. W. Foley. In 1836 he was initiated in Washington Lodge, I.00F in this city. He was also, at his death, a member of the Simon Kenton Pioneer Association. Both these Societies will attend his funeral, having already called a meeting for this purpose. Esquire Lendrum has been failing fast, from mere old age for several months. He leaves a widow and three children, and very many of this community, who have learned to respect him as a good and venerable citizen, will unite with them in mourning his death.”
     Two years following her husband’s death, on Monday March 13, 1880, Elizabeth Rudd Lendrum died and her funeral was held at the First Baptist Church on 4th Street in Covington. Her obituary read as follows: “Mrs. J. B. Lendrum, my estimable lady and old citizen died at midnight of day before yesterday, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Elizabeth Lendrum, widow of the late John B. Lendrum, and one of Covington’s oldest residents, esteemed by all for her many admirable qualities of mind and heart, died yesterday at the residence of her son in law, L. J. Blakely, Esq.”
     It must have been a trying few years for the newly married Lillie Lendrum and Laurie J. Blakely because their first son, Stephens L. Blakely was born on April 23, 1878, only one month prior to his grandfathers death, and their second son, Paul Lendrum Blakely was born Feb. 27, 1880, only a month prior to his grandmother’s death from what was described as a long and painful illness, and during which time she seemed to have been living with the newlyweds.
     In July, 1977 the Court and Probate records of Kenton County were examined to find a will or administration of the estate of John B. Lendrum, or his wife Elizabeth Rudd Lendrum, but none were found.
     In the year 1896, the son of John B. Lendrum, Harry S., died. Here follows his obituary: “The news of the death of Harry Stokes Lendrum, which occurred last Sunday at his residence in Brooklyn, N. Y., will be heard with sincere regrets. He was in his 46th year at the time of his death. He was born in Covington, Ky. and was the son of the late John b. and Elizabeth H. Lendrum, pioneer residents of this city. The deceased, early in his life, was appointed to a position in the City of Covington Post Office, served under the late Jesse R. Grant and Shadford Easton. During the second administration of General Grant, Mr. Lendrum was the President’s personal request, transferred to the New York Post office where he subsequently became chief of Division of the Registry Dept. In his many years of service in the department, both here and in New York, he possessed and merited the full and hearty confidence of his superiors in office. He was a good son, a devoted husband and father. In Covington he enjoyed the friendship and esteem of a wide circle of acquaintances and friends. He leaves a surviving widow and four children, a girl 14 years of age and three boys, and his sister, Mrs. Laurie J. Blakely. The burial was in Brooklyn.”
     This brings to a close the Lendrum line. The story continues with the family of Laurie J. Blakely and Lillie Hudson Lendrum Blakely.
Note that the notes below as well as others incorporated into the text in the same type were supplied by George Lendrum who is descended from James (not this Thomas) and is writing a book on the Landrums of Essex. An exerpt from his book, beautifully footnoted is in the file of MVW 8-99

The post town of the parish of Slains is Ellon. Ellon is one of the
sites reported by Shedd and others as being one of the early centers of
concentration of Landrum's in Scotland.
I found the close association of Robert Innes and Thomas Lendrum
interesting. Robert Rose was the minister of St. Anne parish, Essex County,
from 1725-1748 . Parson Robert Rose's youngest brother, Alexander Rose,
settled at Grantswood, in King George County, Virginia, and served as an
attorney in the surrounding county courts . The Old Parochial Register of
the parish of Alves shows an entry on page 64 (1720) shows an entry that
states: "Robert Rose Student of Philosophy at Alves" as being one of the
witnesses to the baptism of Robert Innes, the son of William Innes and
Margaret McKay in Wester Alves, Scotland .
After ordination, Thomas Lendrum replaced the Rev. Johathan Boucher as
the minister of Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia in 1765 . The
Thomas Lendrum mentioned above was Boucher's immediate successor in Hanover
Parrish in King George County, Virginia. Curiously enough, another Thomas
Landrum was to succeed Boucher in St. Anne's Parish (Annapolis, Maryland).
In Maryland, Boucher left St. Annes in 1771 , and the other Thomas Landrum
did not succeed Boucher until 16 Jan 1775 . Boucher is best known for being
a Loyalist who was tutor to George Washington's step son, Jackie Custis from
1768-1773. The largest and most complete collection of Washington's
surviving pre-revolutionary correspondence is with Boucher during this period
. Oddly enough, the Thomas Landrum who succeeded Boucher at St. Anne's was
also a Loyalist, deserted his parish and sailed for England in 1778 .
Boucher will appear again in later chapters, as will the Thomas Landrum of
Hanover Parish.
Thomas Landrum provides a number of genealogical clues, as of 1764 when
he wrote his will. We can surmise that as far as he is aware, both of his
parents are living. He also has both brothers and sisters. He names one
son, Thomas Keith. Squabbles among heirs provide us with the names of the
remainder of his children. One squabble will suffice to provide us with
their names. In Rodham Kenner, et al v Sarah Tennent we find Thomas, at his
death, had children Thomas Keith Landrum, Hellen Kenner, wife of Rodham
Kenner, Marianna Stone, wife of Samuel Stone and Peter Landrum. The suit
concerned a slave sold to John Tennent (then deceased) and his wife Sarah
Tennent. It is also mentioned that Thomas' wife Nelly died in Dec 1803.
There is no date on the papers, but the suit is clearly after 1803."
I see that the signature exemplar did not come through. Also, none of
the footnotes came in the above copy. If you want, I can do the above as a
separate document and attach it -- that way the signature example & footnotes
should come through.
Bye for now,
George. 

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  1. His name is a guess given that his children are mentioned and one of the children is Peter. however, this could be a different Peter. Connection needs to be proved.
  2. [S455] Edicts of Executry.
  3. [S454] George Lendrum,, "Essex Co., Va."

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Last Edited6 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. I have the picture of Elenore Langiois in my mother's old Savary's scrapbook. Printed on the picture it states, "Father's Mother". So this would then have to be Grandpa Savary's mother. I was in error.
  2. [S566] Joan Mc Dermott, "Joan Notes," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, 2004-2005.

Catherine LANIER1,2

F, #1806, b. 1650, d. 17 February 1691
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1650 Catherine LANIER was born in 1650.3 
MARRIAGE*6 November 1671 She married William Bass Sr., son of John Basse Sr. and Elizabeth Keziah Tucker, on 6 November 1671.3 
Death*17 February 1691 She died on 17 February 1691.4 
Married Name6 November 1671  As of 6 November 1671,her married name was Bass. 

Family

William Bass Sr. b. 29 March 1654, d. 13 August 1741
Children
Last Edited2 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. She is a full Blooded Nansemond Indan.
  2. [S634] Barb Clayton, "usgwarchives", Ancestral File.
  3. [S487] John Bass, Documents MVW file.
  4. [S467] Free African Americans, online www.freeafricanamericans.com.

Harriet Lanman

F, #284
MARRIAGE*1832 Harriet Lanman married Jacob Wykoff Piatt, son of Benjamin McCullough Piatt and Elizabeth Barnett, in 1832. 
Divorce*say 1836 She and an unknown person were divorced say 1836. 
Married Name1832  As of 1832,her married name was Piatt. 

Family

Jacob Wykoff Piatt b. 29 March 1801, d. 29 May 1857
Last Edited5 Jun 1998

Lillian Frances Larson1

F, #5363, d. after 2017
Death*after 2017 Lillian Frances Larson died after 2017.1 
Last Edited14 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. [S638] Unknown compiler, "unknown short title", Ancestral File.

H.W. Lawrence

F, #2084, b. 8 January 1872, d. 23 January 1872
Father*Lawrence (?)
Mother*Martha Helen Bass b. 3 May 1848, d. 23 Jan 1872
Birth*8 January 1872 H.W. Lawrence was born on 8 January 1872. 
 She was the daughter of Lawrence (?) and Martha Helen Bass
Death*23 January 1872 She died on 23 January 1872.1 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S304] Unknown subject unknown repository.

James C. Lawrence

M, #2817
Last Edited18 Sep 1999