I have a little information on the Lawings in Mecklenburg. I am a decendant of William too. My grandmother told me that he came from England in the late 1700's and that his name was changed from Lewing to Lawing in a census error.I have found some listings of Lewings in Surrey County in England. I'm not sure of any relation. My great grandfather was JTA Lawing and he owned a furniture store at one time and also a matress factory at one time here in Charlotte.Any information on relatives would be appreciated.