Lawrence, John Brown (1729-1796)

New Jersey lawyer and politician.

Mayor of Burlington. Member of the New Jersey Assembly (1761-68) and Council (1771- c. 1776). Suspected of Loyalist sympathies; imprisoned, tried for treason, and acquitted. Later moved to Canada, where he received a large land grant from the Crown.

Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Married; had issue.