Darby Lux
(1694-1750)
Anna Saunders
(1700-1785)
Darby Lux [Jr.]
(1734-1795)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rachel Ridgely

Darby Lux [Jr.] 2 3

  • Born: 1734, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Rachel Ridgely on 15 Nov 1764 in Maryland, (United States) 1
  • Died: 1795, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 61

  Research Notes:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,... William Lux, Esq., Darby Lux, Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187):
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.

Ibid., pp. 77-80:

"LIST OF TAXES TAKEN IN BY NATHAN PERRIGO, CONSTABLE OF PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD 1773"

[Among those listed are:]

Lux, Darby; Richard Holden, slave; Negro Anthoney

Merryman, Aberilah, widow; Negroes: Ben, Toney, Flora, Lib, Hannar

Merryman, Joseph; Martin, his man

Ridgley, Charles; Negroes: Jack, Will, London, Dick, Sarah, Judia; White servants: Adam Bayles, James Bradley, Elias Button, Richard Hull, Tim Hurley, Samuel Bugh(?), Daniel Davis, Larry Garbin, Derby Kelly, Mathew Moade, Daniel Gallion, John McGinwish

Ibid., pp. 88-89:

"MEMBERS OF THE BALTIMORE COMMITTEE OF OBSERVATION, 1774

"From the proceedings of this committee (a copy of which is in the Maryland Historical Society Library) the following inhabitants of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County were duly chosen to serve on the committee in accordance with the 11th Resolve of the Continental Congress, November 19, 1774:

"Andrew Buchanan, Chairman, and Robert Alexander, Clerk....

"BALTIMORE TOWN: ... William Lux, ... John Merryman, ...

"PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED: Charles Ridgely and Thomas Sollers.

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED: Zachariah McCubbin, Charles Ridgely (son of William), and Thomas Loyd...

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED: Samuel Worthington, Benjamin Nicholson, T. C. Deye, John Cradock, Darby Lux, and William Randall....

"NORTH HUNDRED: Jeremiah Johnson and Elisha Dorsey....

"'Resolved that the same or any seven of them have power to act in matters within the Town of Baltimore and that any five may act in matters without the said Town in the said County. Resolved that T. C. Deye, Capt. Charles Ridgely, Walter Tolley, Jr., Benjamin Nicholson, Samuel Worthington, John Moale, Doctor John Boyd, and William Buchanan, or any three of them, be a Committee to attend the General Meeting at Annapolis on Monday, the 24th of this month. Resolved that Robert Alexander, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Doctor John Boyd, John Moale, Jeremiah Townly Chase, William Buychanan and William Lux, be a Committee of Correspondence for Baltimore County and Baltimore Town, and that any four of them have power to act.'
Noverber 21, 1774"

Ibid, pp. 104-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, only gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.


Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"[Taxables in] PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
Darby Lux - (B.R.U.)
Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13
Rebecca Talbot - 1
*Benjamin Talbott
Joseph Wells - 1

Ibid., pp. 50-54:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"

[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Cockey, John; Thomas Webster; Thomas Hersy; Thomas Draper; Edward Night; William Collins; Negro Nan

Cockey, William; Edward Flannagan; Rowland Bates; Negroes: Jack, Sam, Ja, Bett

Cockey, Edward, Joshua Cockey; Negroes: Easter, Juday

Cockey, Thomas Sr.; Thomas Cockey; James Space; Negroes: Jonathan, Boson, Burnam, (unclear), Haly(?), Cook, Jack

Lux, Darby; James Easam; Hopkin Hopkins; Negroes: Roger, Phillis, Beck, Hagar

Ridgley, Charles; William Cloman; John Corns; Negroes: Captain, Frank, Dick, Harry, Hester, Paterson, James, Cate(1), Phillis, Cate(2), Tony

Ridgley, Charles, Captain at Northamton Qtr.; Samuel Merry; John the Wagoner; George Goodwin; Edward Welch; Duch Henry; Shepard; Samuel; Dile; John Bowest; Denis; Jack Gum; Coleman; Michael; Slight; Negroes: Bob, Marane, Casly

Ibid., p 107:

"PETITION IN 1746

"'We, the Subscribers Inhabitants of Baltimore County and Town, and many of Us Members of a Club kept in said Town, having understood than an Information hath been made to this Government, that Mr. James Richards, high Sheriff of Our said County, and a Member of Our Club, hath spoken Words reflecting on his present Majesty King George his Person and Government. We therefore in Justice to the Character of the said James Richards do certify that He at all times and on all Occasions, when in Our Company, expressed the Greatest Loyalty and Zeal for his present Majesty and the happy Establishment both in Church and State, and frequently declared his utter Abhorrence of the present unnatural Rebellion; and always was One of the most Active and forward in expressing his Joy, on making any Conquest or gaining any Victory over the French, the Pretender, or any of his Majestys Enemies, and particularly distinguished himself on the Days We celebrated the taking Capt Breton, The Victory obtained over the Rebells at Culloden, under his Royal Highness the Duke, and on his Majesty's late Birthday. And further We believe the said Information to be malicious, spiteful and without Foundation.' (Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. XXVIII, page 375)

[Among those signing:]
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely


Darby married Rachel Ridgely, daughter of Colonel Charles Ridgely II and Rachel Howard of "Hampton", on 15 Nov 1764 in Maryland, (United States).1 (Rachel Ridgely was born in 1734 and died in 1813.)


Sources


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I7394.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I7374.

3 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).


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