Research Notes about Thomas Luckett and Mary Griffin


Notes for THOMAS LUCKETT: Thomas Luckett maintained his seat in Upper Port Tobacco Hundred, where he was a tax payer in 1783, with the following tracts--"Quick Dispatch" of 15 acres with one good dwelling; "Semmes' Support" of 40 acres; "No Dispute" of 48 acres with one good dwelling; and "Luckett's Outlet" of 24 acres. These tracts were acquired during the Revolutionary War, inasmuch as up to the year 1774 Thomas Luckett paid no quit rents to the Lord Proprietor.

On May 16, 1770, Thomas Luckett and Benjamin Jameson were sureties for Elizabeth Kerrick, of Charles County, the administratrix of Hugh Kerrick. And on January 16, 1775, he and Philip Murray filed bond in the amount of 200 for Walter Gherrick, the administrator of Elizabeth Kerrick.

In 1778 Thomas Luckett took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity to the State of Maryland in Charles County, his signature appearing on the list of "His Worshipful Robert Young Returns". [5]

According to the census of 1790, Thomas Luckett was the head of a family, he and another man being over the age of 16, 1 boy under 16, 6 females, and 11 slaves.

He died intestate in Charles County. His widow Mary was issued letters of administration, while the inventory of his personal estate, taken in April 1797, showed property given to his five children at the time of marriage, but since returned to the estate. The final account was rendered April 15, 1797, by his widow, and distributed to her and nine unnamed children. John Griffin and Thomas Luckett were the bondsmen.

On April 10, 1797, an indenture made in Charles County showed that Benjamin Luckett and Elizabeth his wife, Barton Robey and Priscilla his wife, John Semmes and Sarah his wife all of Nelson County, Kentucky, James Oldham and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Luckett and Mary his wife, Anne Luckett, Joseph Osborne Robey and Valinda his wife, Hezekiah Luckett, and Henry Luckett, all of Charles County, Maryland, deeded to Elizabeth Keith, of Alexandria, Virginia, a tract of land in Charles County called "All Dispute", being a portion of Zachaiah Manor which by patent of November 30, 1797, had been granted to Benjamin Luckett, Elizabeth Oldham, Priscilla Robey, Thomas Luckett, Sarah Semmes, Anne Luckett, Valinda Luckett, Hezekiah Luckett, and Henry Luckett, heirs of Thomas Luckett. Hezekiah Luckett was given the power of attorney for the residents of Nelson County.

[Source:  The Lucketts of Portobacco, MD]  

Notes for MARY GRIFFIN: "Mary shared in the will of her mother Sarah Griffin, of Charles County, during 1796"  Source:  The Lucketts of Portobacco, MD

Luckett, Mary - Will - W: 20, Apr 1803, P: 2 May 1803

Children: Elizabeth Cheatham, Benjamin Luckett, Thomas Luckett, Priscilla Roby, Sara Sims, Ann Stelton, Linder Roby, Elizabeth Luckett, Henry Luckett

Ex: Hezekiah Luckett

Wit: Henry Miles, Bernard Miles




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