Christopher Senior Lawrence was Senior

11th May 1777 - 1st Jul 1812


  1. Son of Gilbert Senior and his wife Mary nee Lawrence. Owner of Tripoli estate in St Ann, Jamaica. Changed his name to Lawrence as stipulated in the will of his uncle John Lawrence (q.v.) of St Ann. The will of his son Rev. Christopher Senior Lawrence of Ash Priors Somerset was proved 24/07/1855: in it, the Rev. Lawrence referred to his property in Jamaica.

  2. Christopher Senior Lawrence married Sarah Fussell Slocombe (1775-1825) and had three children: Mary Lawrence (1808-), Christopher Senior Lawrence (1809-1855) and Sophia Olivia Lawrence (1811-). The connection with the Slocombe family is seen in the will of Jemima Webber nee Slocombe, Sarah's first cousin once removed (Jemima's father Thomas Slocombe (b. 1718) was the brother of Sarah's grandfather Robert Slocombe (b. 1723)). Jemima made Sarah's son Christopher junior the third in line to inherit Slocombe property in Somerset and described him as “the grandson of my late cousin William Slocombe, deceased, and which said William Slocombe was the son of my late uncle Robert Slocombe, deceased, the brother of my father Thomas Slocombe, Esquire, deceased.”


  1. 'Senior Family History' [unsourced] at [accessed 23/04/2015]; Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. VI pp. 121-133, 'Lawrence of Jamaica'; PROB 11/2216.

  2. Children's dates from, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Will of Jemima Webber, Widow of Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, PROB 11/1776/284.

We are grateful to Galen R. Wilson for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary (1808-), Christopher (1809-), Sophia Olivia (1811-); possibly others

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1785 [EA] - 01/07/1812 [ED] → Owner

Relationships (8)

Step-son → Step-father
Son → Mother
Nephew → Uncle
Brother → Sister
Husband → Wife
Son → Father