Name: ***William Lucas
Birth: 1654 in Surry County, Virginia
Death: 18 DEC 1717 in Surry County, Virginia
/////////////////Boddie, South Side Virginia Families
Lucas of Surry Vol. II, page 308
William Lucas of Surry was probably related to Roger and Walter Lucas who appears in the records of Charles City County (Charles City Co. O. B. 1655-65, pp 117, 121; William and Mary Quarterly 1st Series, Vol. IV, p. 168)
William and Anne Lucas apparently had only one son William Lucas born 1654
(D and W 1671-84, p. 183).
William Lucas died soon after 1659, and there is some reason to think his wife Anne married (2) Robert Dennis of Surry. Robert Dennis died betwen 1670-71, and his widow Anne Dennis on 01 March 1671/2 deeded 50 acres of land of a large tract she had bought from John LeGrande to her son in law Abraham Evans having previously sold half of the total tract to William Lucas (the son) (Deed and Will 1671-84, p. 264).
William Lucas (the son) was witness to the to the deed from LeGrand to Ann Dennis. (Surry County Records, Book II, 1671-1684 Folio 13, dated 01 March 1671.
William Lucas on 01 Nov 1688 was deeded more of the land by Nathaniel Dennis son and heir of Robert Dennis. (D and W 1687-94, p. 92)
William Dennis appears in William Lucas's households in the tithables of 1687, and Nathaniel Dennis is shown with William Lucas in 1690.
Ann Dennis also deeded land to to her son in law John Harris about the same time she made the deed to Abraham Evans (D and W 1671-84, p. 87.)
If the identification of Anne Dennis and Ann Lucas is correct, William and Ann probably had two daughters in addition to William Lucas, Jr. one of whom married Abraham Evans and the other John Harris.
William Lucas born 1654 lived in that part of Surry County which was very close to Charles City (later Prince George's County). He died there in 1717. He married Grace Beckwith, daughter of Marmaduke Beckwith and Maudlin Creed of Surry County. She died 1720.
Wills and Administration of Surry County, Virginia 1671-1750
by Eliza Timberlake Davis page 91
Will Book 7 page 79
Will of William Lucas
To my son William, the Plantation where he now lives,
To Ed. Ellis line 300 acres and 2 Negroes, clothing, 1000 nails, good when they come from England.
To son Charles all the rest of land, three Negroes, bed etc., also good sent for to England, etc.
To Daniel Eelbank all that he is indebted to me and bed where he lodges at my new dwelling house until he is married.
To grandson William Lucas 6 ells of dowlas.
To daughters Ann and Elizabeth one shilling.
To daughter Grace, pewter dishes etc.
To daughter Hannah one Negro.
To daughter Mary, pewter dishes.
Makes wife Grace Lucas and son Charles Executors.
Written: 01 October 1716, Proved 18 Dec 1717
Witnesses: Daniel Belbank, Henry Harrison, Thomas Bentley.
Book 7, page 79.
Lucas Genealogy, pages 35-36.
The Bookman Press, Los Angeles
Reprinted Higginson Publishing Co.
Father: ***William Lucas b: 1629 in Salt Ashe, co. Cornwall, England
Mother: Anne b: 1630
**Grace Beckwith b: 1646 in Surry County, Virginia
in Surry County, Virginia
- Elizabeth Lucas b: ABT 1680 in Surry County, Virginia
- Grace Lucas b: ABT 1681 in Surry County, Virginia
- Hannah Lucas b: ABT 1683 in Surry County, Virginia
- Mary Lucas b: ABT 1684 in Surry County, Virginia
- Ann Grace Lucas b: ABT 1686 in Surry County, Virginia
- ***William Lucas b: 1688 in Surry County, Virginia
- ***Charles Lucas b: 1690 in Surry County, Virginia