Greenlaw, Greenlees, Grinlaw, Greenlie

David GREENLAW born 1660 Scotland, of Leberton / Liberton Parish, Midlothian Co. (formerly Edinburgh Co.) 

Spouse: Joan WORDY married 6/22/1688

Children: John baptized 12/1/1689, Liberton Midlothan Scotland


John GREENLAW baptized 12/1/1689 died1750

Spouse: Elisabeth THOMSON / Thomsone baptized 3/3/1688, marriage intentions published 7/30/1709, married 8/19/1709

Children: Elspeth born 6/17/1710; William born 3/9/ 1712 died 1776;  Robert born 5/16/1714; Helen born 1/11/ 1717; Margaret born 7/8/1719;   James born 3/1/1722;  Elspeth born 3/30/ 1725; Janet born 1731; 


William GREENLAW born 3/9/1712 Liberton Edinburgh Scotland, christened 3/14/1712 died 1776 Warren Co. ME, sailed from Greenock, Scotland and arrived on the coast of Maine summer 1753 on the Dolphin, settled on Deer Isle, Penobscot Bay

Spouse: Jane ____ born 1715 Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland died before 1789 married circa 1731

Children: James born c. 1732-1735 Liberton died 10/23/1777 Lunenburg NS, married 3/5/1759 Boston Catherine Crawford; Jonathan born c. 1736-8 Edinburgh, died  1818 St. Andrews NB age 80, married Elizabeth Lamb  2/10/1759 Falmouth ME; William born circa 1738 Edinburgh, died 1828 or 1814 St. George ME, married 1/10/1759 Elizabeth Fossett & Elizabeth Blithen; Charles born 3/1742 Edinburgh, died 1804 St. Andrews NB, married 112/10/1767 Mrs. Mercy Hawthorne Jameson St. George ME; Ebenezer born circa 1748 Liberton, died 1810 St. Andrews NB; Alexander born circa 1748 Liberton, died 5/1822 St. Andrews NB; married Hannah circa 1765 Deer Isle; all sons were Whigs went to St. Andrews in 1783, William was under Capt. Thomas Miller British Legion


Ebenezer GREENLAW born circa 1740  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Loyalist Penobscot Association, died 1810 St. Andrews NB age 70; in 1789 account book of Ferry's Point (Calais ME)

Spouse: Eunice _____   born before 1745 ME, died 1/29/1830 St. George NB age 75, married c. 1764 Falmouth/Portland

Children: Marian/Miriam/Mary; James born 1766 Deer Isle Hancock Co. ME married Abigail Greenlaw in 1794, born 1778 Deer Isle ME daughter of Alexander Greenlaw born 1748 Liberton Scotland died 5/1822 St. Andrews NB and Hannah Nason  (who was daughter of Robert Nason & Hannah Marshall of Deer Island ME); Elijah D. born 1765 Deer Isle ME, married Eunice, lived St.. George ME; Elizabeth born 1768; William born 1770; Jonathan born 1774;  Joanna; John born 1776 Deer Isle ME; Abigail born 1777--8 Deer Isle, ME, died St. Andrews NB, married Walter Greenlaw born 1768 Deer Island ME, died 1835 St. Andrews, married 4/12/1798, son of Alexander Greenlaw & Hannah Nason; Jane born 1778 Deer Isle ME;  Eunice born 7/14/1781 Deer Isle ME, married Aaron Linton ;  Ebenezer born 1783 Deer Isle ME; Martha M. born 1786 St. Andrews NB; Mary born 1792 St. Andrews?; Lucy? 


Marian / Miriam / Mary GREENLAW

Spouse: Elijah / John CUMBERLAND  born before 1787 married circa 1807 [listed as parents on Eunice's death record]

Children: Eunice L. born 3/17/1819 St. Andrews NB per 1850 Census of Calais,  died 10/11/1893 age 74 years 6 months 24 days of Cartinoveus of Uterus physician report death W. T. Black, M.D., Calais, buried Block 4, Lot 3, Grant Lane, Grave 3 (unmarked) per; married  John C. GLIDDEN born circa 1809 Farnsworth NH of Calais Washington ME died 4/20/1889; Ebenezer Greenlaw born circa 1808 NB; Aaron Linton born 10/17/1813;William born circa 1820; Jane born circa 1821;  Thomas born circa 1823; Mary Ann born 1/4/1827 Bayside St. Andrews


John C. GLIDDEN born 9/20/1809 Plymouth NH per son's death record, died 4/20/1889 age 79 years 7 months Calais, Maine

Spouse: Eunice L CUMBERLAND born 3/18/1819 St. Andrews NB per 1850 Census of Calais,  died 10/11/1893 age 74 years 6 months 24 days of Cartinoveus of Uterus physician report death W. T. Black, M.D., Calais, buried Block 4, Lot 3, Grant Lane, Grave 3 (unmarked), married 5/10/1834 Calais

Children: Charles S. born 1835; John Clark Jr. born 3/17/1836 in Calais, of Princeton ME, died 4/26/1914 age 78 yrs 4 mo 26 da in Princeton malaria, married Susan A. Bridges circa 1859, in Civil War, prisoner at Andersonville, applied for pension Certificate 143.364, widow certificate 788.421 5/8/1914; Rachel S. born circa 1840 in Calais, of Princeton, died after 1894 married William Robinston; Mary Abagail born circa 1843 in Calais died after 1894 married David Johnson; Eliza E. born circa 1845 in Calais died after 1894 married James Dudley & William Scott; Lucinda/Lucy born circa 1847 in Calais died after 1894 married Richard Piper; Sarah E. born circa 1848 married Thomas Tuomy, children living with John & Eunice 1880 census; Melissa born circa 1851 in Calais died 1/6/1905 Worcester MA widow,  married William E. Ashworth; George Alfred born 6/11/1854 Calais died 4/1/1941Calais-Lafayette, married Ada Fox & Barbara Vatcher; Horace W. born 3/23/1860 Calais died 10/28/1930 married Harriet Scott; Lotta L.born circa 1861 in Calais died after 1894 married ? Peaseley [children per] [William E. born 6/4/1851 Calais  died 2/25/1946 Calais - Father listed as Joseph Glidden in Calais vital records mother Eunice Cumberland ?]


"I'm descended from David Greenlaw father to John Greenlaw whom is father to William Greenlaw b. 9 Mar 1712, born unto Jane whos last name is unkown presently. William and Jane Greenlaw and their family sailed to America: They set sail from Greenock, Scotland aborard the ship "Dolphin" and arrived on the coast of Maine in the summer of 1753."  See Greenock Harbor, Scotland. 

Per Eldon Cumberland, John and Miriam Cumberland purchased property in St. Andrews around 1820. The next property sale listed (same date, same grantor) was to a Greenlaw who was a Loyalist (Penobscot Assn.) Ebenezer and Eunice Greenlaw had 5 children. Dau. Eunice m. Aaron Linton; Mary perhaps Miriam who married John Cumberland. Rootsweb World Connect

William Greenlaw born 1807 in Calais ME married Mary "Polly" Smith daughter of Hosea Smith & Abigail Hersey of Pembroke ME  on 11/7/1832 in Princeton ME

Penobscot Loyalist that were present at Passamaquoddy, 10 June 1784: Greenlaws - Adults; Jonathan, Eunice, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Alexx, Hannah, Rebecca. Children 10 and older; Hannah, Jean, :Lucy, Abigail, Eliz., Wm, James, Elijah, Jonathan, Wm., John, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Thomas, Richard, Walter, Eliz. Children 10 and under: Joanna, Jane, Eunice, Ebenezerr, Sarah, Rebecca, William, John, Abigail, Eliz., Wlm 3rd.

Loyalists to Canada: The 1783 Settlement of Quakers and Others at Passamaquoddy: pg 135-6 The St. Andrews Grantees - Greenlow/Greenlaw, Alexander, Ebenezer, Jonathan.  Pg 168-9 Greenlow/Greenlaw, Alexander, Charles, Ebenezer, Jonathan and William. The ancestors of these Revolutionary War Loyalists were David and Joan (Wordy) Greenlaw, of Leberton Parish, Midlothian Co. (formerly Edinburgh or Edinburgshire Co.) in southeast Scotland. David Greenlaw and Joan Wordy were married in Scotland on June 22, 1688. They had a son, John Greenlaw, who was baptized on December 1, 1689. His marriage intentions with Elizabeth Thomson (baptized March 3, 1688), were published in Scotland on July 30, 1709. John Greenlaw and Elizabeth Thomson were married in Scotland on August 19, 1709. One of their eight children, all of whom were born in Scotland was William Greenlaw (b. March 9, 1712, baptized March 14, 1712).  He married Jane (---).  //P// William and Jane Greenlaw migrated from Grenock, Scotland, to America in the summer of 1753 on the sailing ship Dolphin. Before leaving Scotland, the family probably moved to a seaport near the coast. After landing in America, they may have stayed, for a brief time, at Piscataqua Plantation (Kittery, Maine), with other Scotch immigrants . The Dolphin, with the Greenlaw family and its other passengers, then sailed in a northeasterly direction along the coast of Maine to the St George's River, and landed near Warren, Maine. Eventually the family settled on Deer Isle in Penobscot Bay. To this day, parts of the island - Greenlaw Road, Greenlaw Neck, and Greenlaw Cove - bear the family's name. Although the exact number of their children is not known, there were six sons: Alexander, Charles, Ebenezer, James, Jonathan, and William, all of whom were born in Scotland.  //P// Records show that, during the Revolutionary War, Alexander, Charles, Ebenezer and Jonathan, sons of Wiliam and Jane Greenlaw, were Loyalists. They were suspected of carrying information to the British, were captured, became prison-ship victims, and were treated cruelly by the Patriots.  It is believed that they were taken prisoner by the Rebel brig Pallas. Charles Greenlaw was forced to climb to the top of the ship's mast, and the Rebels entertained themselves by shooting at him "to see how closely they could miss, causing him to become "at times bereft of his sences".  In 1783 the Loyalist brothers, Alexander, Ebenezer and Jonathan, emigrated to St. Andrews. Charles Greenlaw may hae moved to St. Andrews later. Alexander, Ebenezer and Jonathan were grantees at St. Andrews. They submitted claims to the British government for their wartime losses, and each was allowed 50 pounds. Jonathan died at St.. Andrews in 1818 at the age of eighty. Jonathan Babbage Greenlaw,, a son of the Loyalist, Jonathan, was a ship-master who lived at Eastport, Maine. He was born at Deer Island, New Brunswick, on July 9, 170-. He married Abigail Ann (---) who was born at St George NB on August 5, 1793. Their children were: Julian Greenlaw, born at Eastport ME on Nov 14, 1818; Sophronia Carpenter Greenlaw, born on Oct 23, 1821; George William Greenlaw, born on Sep 21, 1823; and Mary H. Greenlaw, born on Sep 10, 1826.  //P// The Loyalist brother, Ebenezer died at St Andrews around 1810 at the age of 70. Eben Greenlaw's name is recorded in a 1789 account book of the Porter family store at Ferry's Point, now Calais ME.  //P// The brother, William Greenlaw, lived at his farm on the St. George's River, in Maine, during the Revolutionary War. He married Elizabeth Fossett  on June 10, 1759 and died at St. George in 1814. Silliam and Elizabeth (Fossett) Greenlaw had seven children. Their son, Thomas, (b Deer Islae 1770, d June 17, 1847), married Jane Elizabeth Davis at St. Andrews, NB.  Jane Elizabeth Davis was the daughter of Honor Davis, one of the 1784 Penobscot Association grantees at St. Andrews.

 Divided Hearts, Massachusetts Loyalists, 1765-1790 (Orig. Pub. by The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. David E. Maas, Divided hearts, Massachusetts loyalists, 1765-1790 : a biographical directory, 1980): Jonathan Greenlaw b. 1738, d. 1818 at St. Andrews, NB; Castine; shopkeeper L 1783; St. Andrews NB br. Charles; br. Ebenezer; br. Alexander B; POW. Alexander Greenlaw Deer Island L 1783; St. Andrews NB POW.  William Greenlaw d.1828 at St. George; St. George River RM.  Ebenezer Greenlaw b. 1740, d. 1810 at St. Andrews, NB; Deer Island L 1783; St. Andrews NB br. Charles; br. Jonathan; br. Alexander.  

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