Summary Of Lawrence For Isaac Swayse
John Jennings was renting a farm from …show more content…
He was then arrested by the British for robbery in 1783 and then released. He left for St. David’s in Niagara by 1784 and got himself elected in 1792 to the 1st Parliament of Upper Canada representing part of Lincoln County. His story continues with unfounded sedition and mistrust, eventually becoming a captain in the War of 1812, but, the good thing for Lawrence was that he supported policies favouring the common folk and not the elite. That was also very unusual for the time.
Lawrence’s petition was read the very day it arrived and within a mere 6 days of receiving it 200 acres were granted. This would provide an older son, Edward and family with property of their own. At the time land in Pelham, if you had to purchase it, went for 1d 3p per acre.
Over the next few year’s Lawrence and Hannah continued to have children: Thomas (b 1798) and Septimus (b 1801). With the latter, the Jennings were keeping the old tradition in naming of their seventh son with a proper Latin name, indeed, something to boast about!
With the arrival of Septimus, the roads in Pelham were being built to accommodate the increasing traffic and farming. As usual such developments don’t always go smoothly. Lawrence and his neighbouring freeholders, in a sworn statement delivered by their foreman Amos Chapman in the late spring of 1801 stated