I typed in the word Huguenot and came up with message #175; so some of this information is probably a duplicate of what was in that message.I am not related to these people, just entering information from one of my books "Huguenot Refugees in the Settling of Colonial America" by the Huguenot Society of America.
"No Eastern Shorman would forgive an author of an article about Maryland Huguenots if he failed to mention this numerous and long-established family.The progenitor was Antoine Le Compte, a native of Picardy, who was in Calvert County in 1658, but who settled in Dorchester County in 1659 on a tract called 'St. Anthoine.'On his return to France he met his future wife, took her to London and married her there in 1661.He brought her home to Maryland the next year.She was formerly Hesther Dottando (or Dotlando), a native of Dieppe, Normandy."
"Le Compte was appointed a justice of Dorchester County in 1669.He died four years later, leaving a widow and six children.All but one son married and left issue, in due course.The surname Le Compte today is wide-spread, especially on the Eastern Shore of Maryland."
"Le Compte Bay and Le Compte Creek in Dorchester County are enduring reminders of those purposeful Huguenot Settlers, Antoine and Esther Le Compte, who established their home on the shores thereof in 1662.Of their many notable descendants, one of the most distinguished was the late George L. Radcliffe (1877-1974) of Dorchester Conty, former U.S. Senator from Maryland.He was the 'chief architect.of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936,' which became the keystone and foundation of U.S. maritime law and of the merchant marine activity in our country.In his obituary this dynamic and most versatile citizen was called 'the dean of Maryland historians."