Laurence III (Prince of Caledon)
|Sovereign Prince: Laurence III|
|Sovereign Prince of||Principality of Caledon|
|Preceeded by||Simon III|
|Succeeded by||Hamish II|
Laurence Fitzmartin Andrews was the fourth son (sixth child) of Laird Andrew and Lady Beatrice Andrews of Kilcudlough.
After serving 12 years in the fleet, Laurence joined the House of Lords, and was head of Simon III's privy council. After Simon's passing without suitable offspring, Laurence (and Laird Andrew) negotiated a deal with the clans Searl, MacArthur of Loch Beairn and others to attain the throne; the deal including marrying off two of his children - his son Hamish (the future Hamish II) and daughter Alison (to Gordon Searle).
Laurence, 49 years old at accession, was ruler through one of the most fraught and turbulent periods in the Principality's history; the Reaver War, the unprecedented expansion (the Principality annexed four systems during his reign).