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

James Lucas

Male 1713 - Aft 1744  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name James Lucas 
    Born Feb 1712/13  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1744  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I014106  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father Thomas Lucas,   b. Abt 1650, Little Sexham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1721/22, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Dorothy MNU Lucas,   b. Bef 1676,   d. Abt 1723, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married 1692  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female Henry,   b. Bef 1716, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years) 
    Married Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lindores Lucas,   b. Aft 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alexander Lucas,   b. Aft 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1777, Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)
     3. Jemima Lucas,   b. Aft 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1775, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F43044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Deakins,   b. Abt 1716, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1744  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F09243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Lucas, Thomas, planter, Prince George County, 18th Oct., 1721; 26th Feb 1721-2.
      To sons Thomas and Charles, daus. Mary (wife of Wm. Scott) and Eliza. (wife of Geo, Moore)., 1s, each.
      wife Dorothy, extx., 250 A. dwelling plantation during life; at her decease to son John and hrs. He to pay to his bros. Samll. and James 500 lbs, tob. each.
      Sons to be of age at 18, John being 12 yrs. 20th last June,,
      James 8 yrs. last Feb., Samuel 4 yrs. last Sept. Personal estate, after wife's thirds are deducted, to all child. by sd. wife, viz. Susana, Sarah, Jane, John, Mary., James, Samll. and Eliza,
      Test: Edward Williot, Ninion Willett (Willcot), James Cross. 17.147.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 436. At the request of Jeremiah Berry the following Land Commission was recorded June 29, 1769
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Jeremiah Berry preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in March in the 18th year of our Dominion and so forth for a commission which was issued April 1st last aforesaid in the words following, to wit;, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore vizt; to Messrs John Fendall Beall, Clement Wheeler, Benjamin Ramsey Hodges and Robert Whitaker of PGCo Gentleman, whereas Jeremiah Berry, is seized of parts of two tracts called "Vale of Benjamin" and "Marlborough Plains" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tracts. Witness John Cooke, Gentleman, Chief Justice March 31, 1769 issued April 1, 1769, Thomas Sim Lee, Clk
      By virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Vale of Benjamin" and "Marlborough Plains" we intend to meet on Monday, June 5th next. Witness our hands and seals this April 21, 1769
      We met on the aforesaid lands on the south side of the Western branch of the Patuxent River and took the following depositions.
      James Lucas aged 56 years or thereabouts deposeth that about 35 years ago Thomas James, Joseph Story and this deponent being present at this place where stood a white oak and they told him that it was the beginning tree of "Marlbrough Plains" and further saith not. From thence we went to the top of a Stony Hill on the south side of Turkey Cock Branch and about 60 yards from the east side of the road that leads from Bladensburg to Marlborough where stands a crooked white oak.
      James Lucas sworn as above deposeth that about 30 years ago John Henry and him being present at this place and told him that the white oak was the third tree of the said Henry's land and it was a tree of James Magruder's and William Magruder's land and further saith not. From thence we remove to a black oak standing on a plain insight of the road and insight of Mrs. Berry's dwelling house and on the north west side.
      James Lucas sworn as above deposeth that about 30 years ago John Henry and him were at this place and he told him that this black oak was the 2nd tree of Henry's land and the tree stood in the line of "Marlbrough Plains" and "Vale of Benjamin"
      John King aged about 69 years or thereabouts deposeth that between 30 to 40 years ago John Henry brought this deponent to the black oak tree and desired him not to cut it as it was a bound tree of his the said Henry's land.
      William Edelen aged about 50 years deposeth about 25 years ago he was told by Thomas James his grandfather and Thomas James his uncle that the black oak was a bound tree of John Henry's land and John Burrett's land
      Edward Riston, aged about 74 year being sworn at the request of Basil Burgess deposeth that about 50 years ago he was with John Henry at the black oak who told him it was the said Henry's bound tree and several times after as he was getting timber for the said Henry on the south west side of the tree he told him not to go to that side of the line. And this deponent being asked by William Berry whether he knew or had ever heard this black oak tree was a tree of the "Vale of Benjamin" and his answer was he knew nothing and further saith not. From thence we removed to the Black Marsh between Mrs. Berry's dwellings and the dwelling of William Mockbee's
      Edward Riston being sworn as above saith about 51 or 52 years ago he was with Joseph Story at this place who told him, pointing towards the said marsh, was John Barrett's bound tree. And about 48 years ago he was walking by this place with John Barrett who pointed towards the aforesaid marsh and said his bound tree stood down there but he never saw the tree and further saith that Joseph Story told him the Black Marsh was vacant and that he intended to cut logs out of it. We adjourned to June 19, 1769 and met on the south side of Cabin Branch near the plantation of Isabella Henry's where stands a crooked forked white oak
      James Lucas saith about 30 years ago he was with John Henry at this place who told him it was the beginning tree of "Alexandria"and the second tree of "Marlborough Plains" and further saith not.
      Edward Riston sayeth about 7 to 10 years ago, he was present with James Magruder and Ninian Magruder at this place who told him that the white oak was the beginning tree of "Alexandria", a tree of "Marlborough Plains" and a tree of "Ladds Desire" and further saith not. From thence removed to the black oak standing on a plane as before described on June 5th instant
      John Goodman aged about 54 years deposeth that about 15,16 or 20 years ago he was at this tree with Thomas James who said it was a tree of three tracts of land one the "Vale of Benjamin", a tree of John Henry's land and John Barrett's land and that it was a dividing tree amongst them and further saith not. We then removed to the place in the field on the south side of of Black Marsh
      Edward Riston deposeth that Joseph Story told him that John Barrett's bound tree stood by the bank side of the marsh. These being all evidences produce the commission was closed and returned as directed, under our hands and seals this June 28, 1769 John Fendall Beall, Clement Wheeler, Benjamin Ramsey Hodges, Robert Whitaker
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      1783 Tax Assement Montgomery Co. Md

      James Lucas. MO Linganore and Sugar Loaf Hundred, p. 5. MSA S 1161-8-1 1/4/5/51
      James Lucas. Stratimoor, 100 acres. MO Linganore and Sugar Loaf Hundred, p. 22. MSA S 1161-8-1 1/4/5/51
      Sendorus Lucas. MO Linganore and Sugar Loaf Hundred, p. 9. MSA S 1161-8-1 1/4/5/51