Peter Larrance

 1. John Larrance (1725-1800) m Nancy Ann Needham (1744-1829)
 2.. Peter Larrance (1774-1855)
     +Abigail Heydock (1771-1815)
 3...  Mary E. Larrence (1800-1851) 1,2,3
     +Abigail Hinshaw (?-1819)
     +Sarah Hinshaw (1795-1856)
Peter Larrance     [ID 03000] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Peter Larrance1 [Peter Larrence1,4, Peter Lawrence1,4].

Born 6-2-1774.1,3,4  

He married Abigail Heydock, about 1795.1,3  Abigail, daughter of John Haydock & Susanna Hinshaw, was born Mar 16 1771, Grange MM, Charlemont, County Tyrone, North Ireland.3  


Susannah Lawrence, born 1796; died 1850; married Soloman Stout
Nancy Lawrence, born 1798; died 1870; married Elisha Hammer
Mary Lawrence, born 1800; died 1851; married Benjamin Hinshaw
Isaac Lawrence, born 1801/1804; died 1896; married Elizabeth Ellis
Jonathan Lawrence, born 1806; died 1845; married Elizabeth Swafford
Elizabeth "Betsey" Lawrence, born 1809; died 1838; married Samuel Allen
Nathan Nicodemus Lawrence, born 1812; died 1862; married Penninah Webb
Ruth Lawrence, born 1812; died 1848; married Moses Hammond (Moses later remarried to Sybel Hinshaw)

Abigail died Aug 29 1815, Randolph County, North Carolina.3  

He then married Abigail Hinshaw, 12-10-1817, Rocky River Meeting House, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,3  Abigail Hinshaw, daughter of Benjamin Hinshaw & Elisabeth Hinshaw.  


William Lawrence, born 1818; died 1883; married Sally Peacock; Priscilla Williams; Elizabeth Townsend.

Abigail Hinshaw died Oct 9 1819, Randolph County, North Carolina.3  

He then married Sarah Hinshaw, 1-12-1822, Marlborough MM, North Carolina.1,4,5  Sarah Hinshaw, daughter of Thomas Hinshaw & Rebecca Holliday, was born 5-20-1795, Marlborough MM, North Carolina.1,4,6  

Sarah & Peter's marriage was noted on Friday, February 8, 1822 in the "Raleigh Register":5,7

In Randolph Co., on the 12th of the previous month, Mr. Peter Lawrence was married to Miss Sarah Henshaw, both of said county.  This is Mr. L's third wife.


Jesse Lawrence
Thomas Hinshaw Larrance
Rebecca Larrance
Jane Larrance
Martha Larrance
Winney Larrance
Stephen Larrance
Sarah Lawrence
Hanna Lawrence
Daniel Lawrence
Eliza Lawrence

Peter Larrance died Sep 18 1855, Henry County, Indiana; buried Spiceland, Henry County, Indiana.3,4  

Sarah Hinshaw died Jan 21 1856, Henry County, Indiana; buried Spiceland, Henry County, Indiana.4  

For more on the Lawrence/Larrance family, see the Carol Lawrence Vidales web site:

(photo)Photo: Marriage certificate record for Abigail Hinshaw & Peter Lawrence Cane Creek MM marriage records 8


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  3. Contribution from Carol Lawrence Vidales.
  4. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  5. "Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, North Carolina, Newspapers 1820-1829", Vol. II., GR929.3756 N34 in a local library.
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  7. "Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s" - Marriage Notices;
  8. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251

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