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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES LUF

parents); managed 675 acres in Calvert County
as a trustee for his wife's uncle, Richard Bond,
a lunatic, ca. 1789-1802; sold at least 1,163 acres
in Somerset County, 1796-1811; purchased 608
acres in Somerset County, 1804-1808. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: administration bond filed on Au-
gust 29, 1815, in Somerset County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, $9,587.17 (including 32 slaves,
138 oz. plate, and books); FB, $3,441.81. LAND:
ca. 1,197 acres in Somerset County.

LUCAS, WILLIAM (?-ca. 1675/76). IMMI-
GRATED: by 1650/51 as a free adult with wife.
RESIDED: in St. Mary's County. MARRIED Frances,
who subsequently married William Holmes.

CHILDREN. SON: William. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
arrived with two servants; Mr., by 1654; no record
of officeholding except Assembly service. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St.

Mary's County (St. Michael's Hundred), 1658.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC

TION: owned land, but amount unknown. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: between November 30, 1675,
and January 12, 1675/76. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, 2,477 pounds of tobacco; FB, estate over-
paid 185 pounds of tobacco. LAND: will men-
tioned land, acreage unknown.

LUCKETT, WILLIAM (1711-ca. 1783). BORN:
in 1711 in Charles County. NATIVE: at least sec-
ond generation. RESIDED: in Prince George's
County by 1740 (this area became Frederick
County in 1748 and Montgomery County in 1776);
he apparently maintained a Charles County res-
idence as well until as late as 1750-1751. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Ignatius Luckett (?-1735),
who resided in Charles County. MOTHER: Jane,
daughter of John Hanson. BROTHERS: Samuel;
Ignatius; John; and Thomas Hussey. SISTERS:
Elizabeth; Ann; and Charity. MARRIED by 1739
Charity (1717-?), daughter of John Middleton
and wife Mary Wheeler. CHILDREN. SONS: William
(?-ca. 1817), a justice of Frederick County, 1777-
1800, and a Continental Loan Office subscription
officer for Frederick County in 1779, who married
Sarah Nelson; John (?-after 1782), who married
Polly Ann (last name unknown); Thomas Hussey,
a 1st lieutenant in Stephenson's Rifle Regiment,
who was taken prisoner and exchanged in 1780,
and who married Elizabeth (last name unknown);
Leven (1763-1829), who married Letitia Peyton
of Loudon County, Virginia; and Samuel, who

died without progeny on June 9, 1777. DAUGH-
TERS: Verlinda (1747-1799), never married; Su-
sanna (1758-after 1782), who married David
Luckett; Ann (?-after 1782); Elizabeth (?-after
1782), who married Thomas Offutt; and Mary
"Eleanor", who married Thomas Noland. PRI-

VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: brought up as a Catholic, but adopted
the Anglican faith in adult life; his wife was also
raised a Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1750; Esq., by 1772. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: planter. In 1748 he was operating a ferry
across the Potomac River to Virginia. Later this
ferry was run by his son-in-law, Thomas Noland.
Luckett was also an innholder in Frederick County
in 1754. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Frederick County, 1768-1770
(Grievances 3), 1771. LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Frederick County, 1757-1759, 1763, 1768-1770,
1772-1775 (quorum 1768-1770, 1772-1775); All
Saints' Parish Vestry, Frederick County, 1768;
Committee of Observation, Frederick County,
elected September 12, 1775. MILITARY SERVICE:
captain, French and Indian War, 1757, 1758; cap-
tain of militia, 1768; captain of militia, com-
manded a company of the 34th Battalion in 1776
and fought at the battle of Germantown in the
militia regiment of Col. Baker Johnson (1747-

1811). STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: Luck-

ett was one of the "twelve apostles of liberty,"
justices of Frederick County who first took issue
with England by opposing the stamp act, a defiant
action that caused general rejoicing among the

people. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL

PROPERTY: 22 slaves and 1 servant, 1776. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,884 acres in Charles, Prince
George's, and Frederick counties (all by purchase
and patent). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased and
patented 908 acres in Frederick County between
1769 and 1778; acquired 100 acres through mar-
riage, by 1781; sold 1,145 acres between 1769 and

1781. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between October

23, 1782, and January 17, 1783; will probated in
Montgomery County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: will
mentioned more than 17 slaves and plate. LAND:
ca. 1,700 acres in Prince George's, Frederick, and
Montgomery counties.

LUFFE (LUFTE), STEPHEN (?-1693). BORN: in
England. IMMIGRATED, ca. 1676, from Bristol,
England, as a free adult. RESIDED, in Somerset
County. MARRIED Sarah, widow of John Elzey (?-
1664), Thomas Jordan, and Charles Ballard (?-

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