Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Luke Wheeler

Male 1694 - 1742  (48 years)


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  • Name Luke Wheeler 
    Born 8 Jan 1693/94  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Mar 1741/42  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002195  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Ignatius Wheeler,   b. 14 May 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1698, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Frances Slye,   b. Abt 1669, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1702, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Protheser {Unproven} Lawton,   b. Abt 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1785, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1717  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ignatius Wheeler,   b. Abt 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. William Wheeler,   b. 1722, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1805, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Clement Wheeler,   b. Abt 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1799, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     4. Nancy Susannah Wheeler,   b. Abt 1727, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     5. Raphael Wheeler,   b. Abt 1727, St Mary's Parish, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1794, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Bennett Wheeler,   b. Abt 1729, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     7. Henrietta Wheeler,   b. Abt 1738, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wheeler, Luke, St. Mary's Co., 30th Nov., 1741; 3rd March, 1741.
      To son Ignatius, dwell, plan., 250 A. "Maiden's Bower".
      To son William, "Planter's Delight", Charles Co., where Thomas Mitchell now lives.
      To son Clement, "Planter's Delight" where Joshua Alford lives.
      To son Raphell, "Planter's Delight" where John Delozour lives.
      To son Bennet, any of afsd. estates if the owner should die without hrs.
      To wife Protheser, extx., and daus. personalty.
      Test: Richard Cooper, Mary Cooper, Ignatius Wheeler (Cooper), Elizabeth Cooper, James Thompson. 22. 437
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      Luke Wheeler 27.56 SM 246.8.0 Mar 10 1741 Aug 3 1742
      Appraisers: John Hoult, Theodorus Jordon.
      Creditors: Philip Key, James Black P. C. S.
      Next of kin: Ignatius Wheeler, Susannah Wheeler.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Pretheser Wheeler.
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      Luke Wheeler 19.537 A SM 246.8.0 64.1.8 Sep 6 1743
      Sureties: Richard Cooper, William Mills.
      Received from: Thomas Mitchell, Joshua Allford, Joseph Clemmens, John Edon, Samuel Jordon, Thomas Jordon, Philip Sylonan, George Wood, John Jordon, David Macrackling, Ignatius Wheeler, Edward Norton, Philip Key, Peter Heart, John Larton, Richard Reaper.
      Payments to: Thomas Shanks, Mr. Philip Key, Dr. McWilliams, Joseph Millard, Thomas Kirby, Justinian Jordan, Thomas Druge, Luke Causack, Catherine Barran, William Mills.
      Executrix: Protheser Wheeler.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Wheeler, Luke, s/o Ignatius and Francis Wheeler of Portobacco, b. 8 Feb 1693
      Wheeler, Luke, s/o Ignatius and Francis Wheeler of Portobacco, d. 8 Jan 1694
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber R, Page 548
      Luke Wheeler, s/o Ignatius Wheeler; 10 Jan 1692/3
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      there were 2 or 3 Luke Wheelers.

      Luke Wheeler, cattle mark registered - s/o Ignatius after indenture of 31 Jan 1692, CCLR R.548
      Luke Wheeler 8 Feb 1693- 8 Jan 1694
      Luke Wheeler bet 1694-1697
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      Luke Wheeler was born on 8 Feb 1689 in Portobacco, Charles Co. Maryland. He died in 1741 in Charles Co. Maryland. Luke Wheeler born about 1696 ??? in Charles County, Maryland.

      He inherited 600 acres called "Red Neck" (Md Calendar of Wills 6, 296). On 29 Jul 1717, he sold to Joseph L Clements a tract of land containing 300 acres called "Indian Field", a part of "Planter's Delight" (Charles County DBH No 2, fol 270). On 1 Jun 1728, he sold to Peter Mills a tract containing 100 acres of land called "Red Bird Thicket" in Prince George County, MD (Ibid M Fol 305). This parcel of land was patented in 1697 by Ignatius Wheeler, father of Luke Wheeler, in 1697.

      The will of Luke Wheeler was signed 30 Nov 1741 in St Mary's Co, MD. It was probated 3 Mar 1741 (Md Calendar of Wills 22.437). The Inventory was filed 10 Mar 1741 and approved 3 Aug 1742. The value of the estate was 246 pounds, 8 shillings (Inven. of the Prerogative Crt. of Md Liber 27, f 56).
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      English (Engelich), Alex., St. Mary's Co., 30th Jan., 1716; 5th Feb., 1716.
      To Geratt Jordan, money borrowed from sd. Jordan's mother, on testator's account.
      Justinen Jordon, 10s.
      To Joseph Gesep, Alex. Chilan, John Lets, Luke Barber, Timothy"-Crowelly and Eugen heirs, personalty.
      Ex.: Luke Whiler.
      Test: Alex. Chilan., Dolle Leu. 14. 307.
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      Abram Langley 26.331 SM 24.14.3 Jun 12 1741 Aug 6 1741
      Appraisers: Theodorus Jordon Luke Wheeler.
      Creditors: Thomas Kreeder, Philip Key.
      Next of kin: Susannah Wildman, John Langley.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Eliza Langly,
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      LUKE WHEELER (John1; Ignatius7), born ca 1696, died in 1741/42 in St. Marys County, Maryland. He sold to Peter Mills 1 June 1727 100 acres, "Red Bird Thicket", Prince George's County. (18) This was acknowledged by Luke and Prothania, his wife, 1 June 1728. Luke's will, written 30 November 1741/42 and probated in St. Marys County 3 March 1741 (sic), with Richard Cooper, Mary Cooper, Ignatius Wheeler (Cooper), Elizabeth Cooper and James Thompson as testators and his wife Protheser as executrix, gives to his son Ignatius the dwelling plantation, 250 acres, "Maiden's Bower"; to sons William, Clement and Raphell, parts of "Planter's Delight"; to son Bennet, any of aforesaid estates if the owner should die without heirs; to wife, land and personalty; and to daughters, personalty. (19) "Maiden's Bower" he had inherited from his mother; hence, the partition deed of 1763. (20)

      Prothezer, who remained a widow until her death in 1785, wrote her will 17 February 1773, and it was probated 25 August 1785 in St. Marys County. It was witnessed by Jeremiah Jordon and Matthew Goodwin. In it she mentions granddaughters Mary Wheeler, daughter of late son Bennett, and Elizabeth Hoult; her grandson Joseph Sheircliffe; sons William and Clement Wheeler; her daughters Susanna Sheircliffe, Henrietta Peake, Mary Anne Clements; sons Raphael and Ignatius Wheeler, the last of whom had had "use of his mother's land some years past." He was also executor of her will. (21)
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      Lawton (Laton, Latton), Thos., St. Mary's Co., 4th Mar., 1718.
      To sons Jno, Thos. and Joseph, daus Mary and Anne, personalty.
      To servt. Aaron Nesley, liberty to enstock children, and personalty when at liberty.
      Extx.: Wife Jemine. Should she marry again, sons to be free at 18; if she remains a widow, to be free at age of 21.
      Test: Alex. Clealeaud, Luke Wheeler. 15. 74.
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      Thomas Lawton 1.496 SM 90.12.8 Mar 10 1718 Apr 10 1719
      Appraisers: Thomas Boullt, Justinian Jordan.
      Approvers: Luke Wheeler, Mary Jesup.
      Executrix: Mary Jemmyme Lacohor
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      Thomas Lawton 1.529 -- 90.12.8 Mar 4 ---- Apr 10 1719
      Appraisers: Thomas Boullt, John Whelar.
      Approvers: Mary Jesup.
      Executrix: ---- Lacohor (first name not given).
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 270
      31 Jul 1719; Recorded at request of Joseph Clements, planter:
      29 Jul 1719; Indenture of Lease between Luke Wheeler of St. Mary's Co. and Joseph Clements; tract called Planter's Delight; formerly where Ignatius Wheeler lived; containing 300 acres; /s/ R. Hanson, Jo. Harrison; ack. by Hanson and Harrison
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 305
      Enrolled at request of Peter Mills 6 Aug 1728:
      Indenture, 1 Jun 1727; Between Luke Wheeler of St. Mary's County, planter, and Peter Mills, planter; for 5,000# tobacco; a parcel called Red Bird Thickett; containing 100 acres; /s/ Luke Wheeler; wit. Justn. Jordan, John Attarsay; ack. 1 Jun 1728 St. Mary's Co. by Luke Wheeler and Prothania his wife
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 1. At the request of Alexander Hamilton the following Lease was recorded May 4, 1793
      Indenture made April 27, 1793; whereas Ignatius Wheeler {d. 1698} of Charles County, Maryland did by his deed dated February 11, 1695 for divers causes and considerations did demise and to farm let unto Henry Quandoe a tract called "Wheelers Folly" containing 116 acres and lying in Charles County, Maryland (now in PGCo) for the term of 99 years and also covenanted that at any time before the expiration of the term at the request of Henry Quandoe execute a further demise for 99 years or a longer time; and whereas Henry Quandoe by his deed dated January 1, 1718 did demise and to farm let the tract unto Edward Stevens which at his decease became the right of William Stevens, his eldest son, who by his deed dated December 19, 1778 conveyed the tract to his son Thomas Darnall Stevens, who by his deed dated July 25, 1792 conveyed the tract "Wheelers Folly" unto Alexander Hamilton. Now this indenture witnesseth that Ignatius Wheeler of St. Mary's County, Maryland, heir at law of Luke Wheeler {d. 1742} late of said county who was heir at law of Ignatius Wheeler {d. 1698} of Charles County, Maryland, in consideration of the covenants and 10 shillings paid by Alexander Hamilton has demised and to farm let unto him the aforesaid tract "Wheelers Folly" containing 116 acres and beginning at the 5th bound tree of "Indian Field" for the term of 999 years commencing February 20, 1794. Signed Ignatius Wheeler in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Bond, Edmund Plowden (JPs of St. Mary's County, Maryland and certified by Timothy Bowes, clerk)