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July 9, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part IV

Eustice Henry Lawford, Jr., Delayed Birth Record.

Need to catch up? Click here: Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part I

In 1940, Eustice Henry Lawford, Jr. registered a delayed birth certificate which revealed details about his parents, as well as his birth at Bombrook, Cumberland County, Virginia, on March 12, 1890.

His father was Eustice Henry Lawford, thirty-nine years old at the time of his son’s birth, and was residing in Cumberland County, Virginia at the time. A mechanic, E. H. Lawford, Sr. was born in Thornbury, England. His wife, born Mary S. Putney, in Cumberland County, Virginia, was twenty-eight years old when her son was born.

Do these details E. H. Lawford, Jr.’s birth indicate that Cedar Croft was established after the spring of 1890? Or, perhaps, the Lawfords purchased it after that time.

By September 1899, when their son Thomas Cuprain Lawford was born, the Lawfords had relocated to Buckingham County, near Nuckols. Thomas’ delayed birth record indicates that his mother was born at Trenton Mills, Cumberland County, Virginia and that her full name was Mary Sydenham Putney.

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