Mary Wade Family

Perkins Rents, Westminster - where Lawrence died

Lawrence WadeAge: 42 years17521794

Name
Lawrence Wade
Given names
Lawrence
Surname
Wade
Birth 1752
Christening November 1752
Note: Digitised christening record located in media gallery
Birth of a brotherJohn Wade
1754 (Age 2 years)
Christening of a brotherJohn Wade
April 1754 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherPhillipa Harris
December 1765 (Age 13 years)
Burial of a motherPhillipa Harris
December 18, 1765 (Age 13 years)
MarriageMary SmithView this family
June 14, 1775 (Age 23 years)
Note: Digitised marriage record located in media gallery
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Wade
December 17, 1775 (Age 23 years)
Note: Original birth and baptism record located on Find My Past. Digitised record located in the media gallery.
Baptism of a daughterMary Wade
January 7, 1776 (Age 24 years)
Note: Original birth and baptism record located on Find My Past. Digitised record located in the media gallery.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Elizabeth Ann Wade
February 5, 1778 (Age 26 years)
Baptism of a daughterElizabeth Ann Wade
March 1, 1778 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Henrietta Wade
November 17, 1780 (Age 28 years)
Baptism of a daughterHenrietta Wade
December 10, 1780 (Age 28 years)
Criminal Trial
Criminal Trial
September 4, 1781 (Age 29 years)
Note: Lawrence was charged with stealing four sheep - the property of William Rounds who was a butcher living in Westminster. William asked his servant John Harrip to drive the sheep out onto the Tothill Fields common so they could graze. According to the trial, Lawrence stole the sheep. As he was a drover (noted at Mary's trial) and lived very close to Tothill Fields, he would have frequented Tothill Fields regularly and would have known the people who also grazed their sheep there. He also would have known William Rounds as Lawrence's wife Mary came from a 'great family of butchers'. I'm not sure what happened to Lawrence, as I can't locate a follow up to the trial paper. Mary Wade descendent Stephen Wilson discovered Lawrence's criminal past and advised members of the Mary Wade Family History Group on Facebook. It demonstrates that Mary was no stranger to the world of criminal activity.
Birth of a son
#4
Henry Wade
August 1, 1786 (Age 34 years)
Baptism of a sonHenry Wade
August 20, 1786 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonHenry Wade
April 1793 (Age 41 years)
Burial of a sonHenry Wade
April 24, 1793 (Age 41 years)
Death August 1794 (Age 42 years)
Burial August 13, 1794 (Age 42 years)
Note: Digitised burial record located in media gallery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 2, 1727St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex, England
7 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
9 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
11 years
younger brother
-1 years
himself
Family with Mary Smith - View this family
himself
wife
New Court.jpgMary Smith
Birth: December 19, 1753St Margaret's, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: November 18365 New Court, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Marriage: June 14, 1775Saint John the Evangelist, Smith Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England
6 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
6 years
son
Henry Wade Christening.jpgHenry Wade
Birth: August 1, 1786 34 32St Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: April 1793St Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Christening

Digitised christening record located in media gallery

Marriage

Digitised marriage record located in media gallery

Criminal Trial

Lawrence was charged with stealing four sheep - the property of William Rounds who was a butcher living in Westminster. William asked his servant John Harrip to drive the sheep out onto the Tothill Fields common so they could graze. According to the trial, Lawrence stole the sheep. As he was a drover (noted at Mary's trial) and lived very close to Tothill Fields, he would have frequented Tothill Fields regularly and would have known the people who also grazed their sheep there. He also would have known William Rounds as Lawrence's wife Mary came from a 'great family of butchers'. I'm not sure what happened to Lawrence, as I can't locate a follow up to the trial paper. Mary Wade descendent Stephen Wilson discovered Lawrence's criminal past and advised members of the Mary Wade Family History Group on Facebook. It demonstrates that Mary was no stranger to the world of criminal activity.

Burial

Digitised burial record located in media gallery

Media objectPerkins Rents, Westminster - where Lawrence diedPerkins Rents, Westminster - where Lawrence died
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Media objectLawrence Wade - map of crime area (Perkins Rents, Tothill Fields, St John's Church)Lawrence Wade - map of crime area (Perkins Rents, Tothill Fields, St John's Church)
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Note: Lawrence lived at Perkins Rents (possibly Pump Court). This was very close to Tothill Fields where he would have grazed livestock and where he was accused of stealing sheep. He was married and buried at St John's Evangelical Church.
Media objectLawrence Wade and Mary Smith Marriage Record 1775
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Note: City of Westminster Archives Centre, Westminster Marriages, St John The Evangelist, Westminster. Find My Past
Media objectLawrence Wade, Christening Record, 1752Lawrence Wade, Christening Record, 1752Lawrence Wade, Christening Record, 1752
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Note: Digitised image of Christening record for Lawrence Wade, 1752
Note: London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; London Parish Registers; Reference Number: P82/GIS/A/02
Media objectLawrence Wade Burial Record, 1794
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Note: City of Westminster Archives Centre, Westminster Burials, St John the Evangelist, Smith Square. Find My Past
Note: Westminster Burials- Transcripts, Westminster Archives. Find My Past.