Lawrence LORD Gent of Cottisford OXF 
- Born: 14 Feb 1665/66
- Christened: 18 Feb 1665/66, Fritwell OXF
- Marriage (1): Anne 
- Buried: 31 Jul 1743, Cottisford OXF
Baptism Date: 14 Feb 1665/66
Baptism Place: Fritwell, Oxfordshire, England
Father: Lawrence Lord
Mother: Anne Lord
Event Type: Burial
Burial Date: 31 Jul 1743
Burial Place: Cottisford, Oxfordshire, England
British History Online.
. . . . .In 1675 Edward Andrews surrendered his rights and those of his wife in Cottisford to Laurence Lord of Fritwell, who received a new lease in 1676: (fn. 78) he died at Fritwell in 1708. His eldest son Laurence resided at Cottisford during his father's lifetime, and continued renewals of the lease of the manor until 1731. He died in 1743 . . . . ..
. . . . . A terrier of the manor in 1700, when Laurence Lord, gent., was tenant and there were five undertenants living in the parish, shows that Dove House Close and other closes covered about 88 acres and that there were 56 acres of meadow, including 31 acres shared with Hethe. It is probable from their position on the ground that all the 31 acres were meadowland, though only 10 acres were actually called meadow. The arable still consisted of 18 yardlands of dispersed strips. There were 40 sheep commons, 4 cow, and 2 horse commons to each yardland.
. . . . . About a century later (1706), the tenant Laurence Lord, junior, built another house, described in the renewal of his lease in 1707 as a 'good house'. (fn. 31) This house, now called Cottisford House, is built of coursed rubble with ashlar quoins; it is of two stories with attic dormers in a hipped roof . . . .
. . . . . None of the resident rectors is worthy of note except William Paxton, who was a shining example of devotion to his cure, since the registers are consistently kept in his handwriting throughout the 29 years (1691-1720) of his incumbency. By contrast, the visitation return of 1738, (fn. 268) made by James Smith (1727-68), discloses an unsatisfactory state of affairs. To begin with, Smith was a pluralist: 'I constantly supply my vicarage of Hurley in Berks . . . tho' my family lives at a small Hospital (at Stoke) in Bucks. of which I am Master.' Smith paid for a resident curate, John Lord by name, though apparently not related to the family at the manorhouse . . . . .
Lawrence married Anne  [MRIN: 9531].