1.Lusby1 was born 1740, and died Unknown. Notes for Lusby: Notes from the Lusby Genealogy pages Although I can't trace my Lusby family further back than to James Lusby, born in Tennessee in 1797, there have been Lusby families in America since its beginning. There is no doubt that some of these families were the ancestors of James Lusby, but no direct connection has been made. Some of these earlier Lusbys will be listed but first some words about the name "Lusby" and where the Lusbys came from. . The Lusbys came from England. According to the Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, by Bardely, "The name 'Lusby' was given to the people who came from a town, Lusby, in the County of Lincoln, England. The town, in 1833, had 140 inhabitants, and was located 5 miles west northwest of Spilsby. The Village of Lusby has always been a predo- minatly agricultural settlement. There was a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's book at 8.14 lbs., and in the patronage of R. C. Brackenbury, Esq. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodist." A letter, dated 28 August 1986, from Dr G A Knight, Principal Archivist, Lincolnshire County Council, stated, "The village of Lusby has always been a predominantly agricultural settlement. It is mentioned in Domesday Book and is recorded as having a church, a priest and a mill as well as outlying land (berewic) in Hagworthingham, a larger village nearby. This would indicate that it was at that time a fairly important settlement. The church is medieval and is described in Pevsner's 'The Buildings of England - Lincolnshire." The Domesday Book is an inventory made in the year 1086 after England was conquered by William I, the Conqueror, in 1066. . The towns and villages in this part of England with the name ending in "by" were founded by the Scandinavian people in about year 868, and was ruled by the Danelaw in the ninth century. Therefore the original people in the village of Lusby were from Denmark, Sweden, or Norway.1 . Many Lusby families can be found in the court records of Lincolnshire County, England between 1500 and 1671. The following is a list of Lusbys that died in England during that period as recorded by the Consistory Court of Lincoln. The records can be found in the Index Library England, Volumes, 27, 28, 41, 42, 52, and 57; . . Died in Stallingbrough . Robert Lusby in 1538John Lusby in 1552 Alan Lusby in 1585Christopher Lusby in 1590 Thomas Lusby in 1592Allan Lusby in 1592 Thomas Lusby in 1593Brian Lusby in 1604 Robert Lusby in 1609William Lusby in 1650 . Died in Great Coates . Beatrice Lusby in 1582Thomas Lusby in 1592 Eleanor Lusby in 1599John Lusby in 1668 . Also others who died . Richard Lusby died 1541 in Algarkirk Emet Lusby died in 1543 in Clee Thomas Lusby died in 1545 in Great Grimsby John Lusby died in 1551 in Sutterton George Lusby died in Toynton John Lusby died in 1601 in Boston Richard Lusby died in 1610 in Fulstow Robert Lusby Died in 1612 in Killingholm Thomas Lusby died in 1630 in Humberstone Edward Lusby died in 1637 in Tattershall . Through the years the name Lusby has been spelled many different ways. People tended to spell names the way they sounded to them. Here I have spelled the name like it was found in the records. . There were several people with the name "Lusby" that came to America in the earliest days. The first Lusbys that came to America came to Virginia. There is a Robert Lusbie who was a witness on a deed on Lower Norfolk County, Virginia on April 27, 1647; a Robert Lushby who was transported to Virginia on December 1,1652 by Thomas Cartwright, who received land on the Elizabeth River for transporting Robert and several others; a Robert Lusby was transported on March 11, 1664 to Virginia by Richard Yates, who received 350 acres of land on Deep Creek on the south branch of Elizabeth River for transporting 7 people to Virginia.2 These Lusbys must have died without any male heirs, because there is no other records of any Lusbys in Virginia for 100 years. People who were transported to America by someone else, served them as indentured servants for 6 or 7 years. . The only record of a Lusby family coming to America was a Robert Lusby, who immigrated to Maryland in 1662, with his wife, Dorothy, and their children, Elizabeth, Jacob, Rebecca, and Sarah. For paying the transportation of his family he was granted 300 acres of land in Anne Arundel County. This acreage was located between the Severn and Magothy Rivers, near the head of the Mill River and St. Margaret's Church.3 It is believed that most of the Lusbys in America today are descendants of this family. There are many records to document these descendants. I believe, but do not know, that James Lusby, born in Tennessee in 1797 was a descendant. . Other Lusbys that immigrated to America before James Lusby was born are as follows; Thomas Lusby, age 16, a laborer from Lincoln, England to Philadelphia on January 9, 1774 as a indented servant; Robert Lusby, age 21, and Henry Lusby, age 23, clerks from London to Maryland on March 2, 1774 as indented servants.4 It looks as if they arrived just in time to be cannon fodder. . During the Revolutionary War there were several Lusbys who either served in the war and/or signed Oaths to their state. In Maryland there was Baldwin, Jacob, John, Robert, and Vincent Lusby of Anne Arundel County; Samuel Lisby from Prince George County; Henry Lusby from Baltimore County; and John Lusby from Calvert County.5 In Virginia a William E Lusby was in the war, also a William Lusbey in Augusta County, believed to be the same person.6 . After the Revolutionary War the people started to move into the new territory that had been acquired. Many of them moved down the Shenandoah Valley into Eastern Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Western South Carolina. . In Virginia, these records are found. William Lushby was delinquent in taxes in Augusta County, William Lusby married Easter Hair May 24, 1784 in Rockingham County, and William Lusby paid taxes in 1787 in Rockbridge County.7 In North Carolina, Aaron Lisby (Lizby) is found from 1780, when he served on a jury to 1791 when he and his wife, Milly, sold 200 acres of land in Surry County.8 Although, it appears, that Aaron stayed in North Carolina until 1791, He and a William Lisbey were given a land grant in North Carolina for 125 and 187 acres of land in Sullivan County, Tennessee in 1784.9 (The introduction to the references states "This list is an invaluable 'pointer' to the County of residence of Tennessee's earliest pioneers. However the 1790 shows that Aaron was in Surry County, NC.) In the 1800 census of North Carolina a Henry Lisby is listed in Surry County, and a Nathan Lusby is listed in Rutherford County. . Aaron Lisby, probable, moved into Tennessee in 1791, after he sold his land in North Carolina. Therefore he would have been in Tennessee when my ancestor, James Lusby, was born in Tennessee in 1797. He is found to have paid taxes in Grainger County in 1804, 1805, and 1806.10 He had a son, Moses who paid taxes in Knox County in 1806 also.11 Moses Lusby stayed in Knox County and raised a large family which can be easily documented. . Notes 1 333.322 W 877, Michael Wood, Domesday, A Search for the Roots of England. 2 975.5 W 231, Walter, Book B Lower Norfolk County, Virginia from November 1, 1646 to January 15, 1652. 975.5 N, Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, volume 1. 3 972.2 M 393, Skordas, The Early Settlers of Maryland, Index of Names, page 297. 975.2 Riley, A History of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, page 30. 975.2 S 819, Steen Jr., The Original History of Howard County, Maryland, map on inside cover. 4 972 P 287 Tepper, Passengers to America, pages 231, 257. 5 975.2 C 293 Carothers, Signers of Oath to Maryland During the Revolution. 6 975.5 G 994, Gwathmey, Virginians in the Revolution, page 488. 7 975.5 A Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlements in Virginia, Vol 37, page 258. 975.5 V 886, Vogt, Virginia Historic Marriage Register, Rockingham County, VA, 1778-1850. 975.5 V 24, The 1787 Census in Virginia, Taxes. 8 975.6 N 867 Surry County, NC Deed Abstracts Books, C,D,F. 975.6 N 867 Surry County, NC Court Minutes Vol I & II, 9 976.8 B, Burgner, North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, 1778-1791. 10 Ansearchin News, Tennessee, Vol 19. 11 976.8 C 913, Creekmore, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers. AS mentioned in "Early Lusbys", Robert Lusby and his family was the first Lusby family to come to America. Robert brought his wife, Dorothy, and his four children to Maryland in 1662. The Charter of Maryland granted to Cecilius Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, on June 20, 1632, established a proprietary form of government. This meant that Cecilius owned all of the land within the boundaries of the colony. The land was of little value without someone to live on it and work on it, so as an incentive to settlement, he proclaimes in 1633, even before the first vessel had left for Maryland, the first of his several Conditions of Plantation. Under the terms of these Conditions, he offered certain amounts of land to those who furnished their own transportation or who provided for the passage of others to Maryland. This condition continued until 1680.1 . Typically, the procedure for taking up land under the Conditions of Plantation was for the applicant to appear before the Secretary of the Province and claim a certain number of acres of land for transporting himself and others persons to Maryland. He was required to name each of the persons he had transported. The secretary then issued a warrant to the Surveyor directing him to layout and survey the specified quantity of land for the applicant and return the certificate of survey to the Secretary's office. The certificate named the person for whom the survey was made, described the boundaries of the land and gave the total acreage of the tract. A patent was issued granting the land described in the certificate to the applicant. The patent was dated, sealed and with the great seal of the Province and signed by the Governor, acting for Lord Baltimore in whose name the land was granted. In 1663 Robert Lusby was granted 300 acres in what was called the Broad and Town Neck Hundred located between the Severn and Magothy Rivers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.2 . Robert and Dorothy has two additional children after they arrived in Maryland. Since these Lusbys were land owners there are plenty of information in the court records of deeds and wills to put together a listing of the family. The next Lusbys to arrive in America was three men in 1774; Thomas Lusby, age 21 who went to Pennsylvania; Robert Lusby, age 21, who went to Maryland; and Henry Lusby, age 23, who also went to Maryland. All three of these were indented servants, which meant they had to work for whoever paid their passage for 7 years before they could be on their own. Since all three were from London and listed as a laborer and two clerks, it is believed that they would end up in a city rather than as a farmer. By this time Baltimore was becoming a nice size town or city, as well as Philadelphia. Since all three were young single men and the revolution started one year later, there is a greater chance that some, if not all were killed in the war. However it is possible that all three survived and raised families in Pennsylvania and Maryland that later spread through the country. . As these families grew, they moved into other counties of Maryland, into Cecil, Kent, Baltimore, Prince George, and Calvert. Parts of Montgomery and Prince George Counties of Maryland in 1790 became part of the District of Columbia in 1800. Therefore there were many Lusbys in the District of Columbia that were born in Maryland. As the population began to grow, the need for good land sent these farmers into North Carolina and Tennessee and from there into AL, Mississippi, Kentucky, AR, and Missouri. In the 1900 census Lusbys in the following states were born in Maryland; California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Washington state. . In addition the Lusbys in this family, there are many Lusby families in the families listed by states. Many of those families are probably descendants of this family but can't be connected by the available records. The same can be said about the families in the District of Columbia. . Following are charts of the first Lusby family to come to America, Robert Lusby in 1662. Robert must have been a man of some means, because he was able to pay the transportation cost of his family of 6 to America. An indented servant had to work 6 or 7 years to pay for his or her transportation. . Notes 1 975.2 M 393, Skordas, The Early Settlers of Maryland, pages VII, 297. 2 975.255 Riley, A History of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, page 30. . . The North Carolina Lusby Family . . This family is called the "North Carolina Lusby Family" because that is the last place we can trace them back to. We do not know for sure where this North Carolina family came from, but I think the most likely scenario is that this family is descendants of the Maryland family. From reviewing that family, you can see that they had many descendants. . Records shows that in the early years three Robert Lusbys came to Virginia, in 1647, 1652 and 1664. No record of any Lusbys can be found in that Virginia for the next 100 years. Therefore it is reasonable to assume that this group died out or lost the name.1 . The next records of Lusbys coming to America are as follows: In 1770, James Lusby was transported to the Colonies, in bondage, and sold as an indented servant. In 1773, William Lushby was transported to the Colonies, in bondage, and sold as an indented servant. In 1774, Thomas Lusby, age 16, a Laborer was transported from Lincoln to Philadelphia, as an indented servant. In 1774, Henry Lusby, age 23, a clerk was transported from London to Maryland, as an indented servant. In 1774, Robert Lusby, age 21, a clerk was transported from London to Maryland, as an indented servant. These five Lusbys arrived in America just in time to get involved in the American Revolutionary War. Except as stated in the next paragraph, all were probable killed in that war.2 . We believe that William R. Lushby did settle in Virginia where he fought in the Revolutionary War in Augusta County. He was in the 1790 census of Hampshire County Virginia, which is in Vest Virginia now.3 . Most families in America had many children. This was good in producing their farm labor, but it meant that as these children married and had their families. soon they were running out of enough good farm land. In addition to this there were still large numbers of people coming to America from Europe and the British Islands. Land in the colonies became so tight that they had to have a place to go. . The Indians, the Appalachian Mountains, and land speculators kept most of the people in the colonies from moving west into the back country of these colonies. Beginning in about 1727, so many families were coming into the ports of New York and Pennsylvania, it became necessary for many of these peoples to come from Pennsylvania and cross the South Mountains through the Crampton's Gap into the Shenandoah Valley, where some of them stayed. Others went through the mountain gaps into the Carolina back country. From there, later, they could move on into Tennessee, AL, Kentucky, or up into Ohio and Indiana. The people in the valley found that their best markets lay not across the mountains, in Virginia and the Carolinas, but in Philadelphia, or, after 1730, in Baltimore.4 . If you review the Maryland Lusby chart, starting on page 13, or the list, starting on page 17, you will see that the Lusbys started in Anne Arundel County. After about two generations the families began to spread out in Maryland to Cecil, Kent, Baltimore and Prince George Counties. Washington DC was created out of parts of Montgomery and Prince George Counties of Maryland in about 1800. From these areas the Lusbys spread through many other states of the America. . It appears that we had at least two families or groups of families, from Maryland, move into or through the Shenandoah Valley into back country North Carolina. One group moved into Virginia, in the area of Rockingham, Augusta, and Rockbridge Counties. A William E Lusby served in the Revolutionary War in Virginia. A William Lusby married Easter Hair on May 24, 1784, in Rockingham County. And a William Lusby paid taxes in Rockbridge County in 1787. Also Joseph and Rebecca Lusby had a daughter, Elizabeth, in Augusta, on December 11, 1788. No other record has been found of either of these families.5 . The other family settled in Surry County North Carolina. Aaron Lisby had jury duty in 1780, 1781 and 1788. Aaron was also granted 200 acres of land in Surry County in 1784. Aaron and his wife, Milly, sold these 200 acres to David Davis in 1791. Aaron and his family, along with Margaret Lisby and her family were in the 1784/7 census of Surry County, North Carolina. Aaron was in the 1790 census of Surry County, while Henry Lisby was in the 1800 census of that County. Between 1787 and 1791 Aaron and William Lisby were granted land in Tennessee from North Carolina Land Grants. Aaron and William were together when they received their land grant.6 . These four Lusbys, including Margaret's husband, were in Surry County North Carolina at the same time, therefore we assume that they were brothers who had a father most likely born in Maryland about 1740. Two of these brothers, Aaron and William went into Tennessee, the other, Henry went to Kentucky. I have no idea what happened to Margaret and her family. In 1784/7 Margaret had 2 males and 2 females. . In Tennessee Aaron was granted 125 acres on Horse Creek in Sullivan County in 1784, while William was granted 187 acres on the Fall Branch of Horse Creek at the same time. William was on jury duty in Greene County in 1792 and he served in the Southwest Territory Militia in 1794. Aaron and one of his sons, Henry paid taxes in Grainger County in 1805.7 . On page 49, I listed the sons of Aaron Lusby, as I think them to be. This is based upon information, mostly in censuses, that showed that all were born in Tennessee during a period that Aaron could have been their father. It is possible that some of these could have been sons of William Lusby, however since there are no records of William after 1794, I think he disappeared from the area. Henry, Nathan and James were born in Tennessee and were found in AL in the same or adjacent counties of AL. Samuel and John H were both born in Tennessee and moved to almost adjacent counties in Kentucky. . You can speculate on what Lusby in the Maryland Chart could be the ancestors of these Lusbys. Their father would have been born about 1740. Following is a list of possibilities on the charts: Page 13 - Joseph Lusby born in 1744 in Baltimore County. Page 13 - Robert Lusby born about 1736 in Anne Arundel or Cecil County. Page 13 - Edward Lusby born about 1745 in Anne Arundel or Cecil County. (All three of them had an uncle names Aaron Lusby.) Page 14 - Robert Lusby born about 1738 in Anne Arundel County. (Robert Lusby had a third cousin, Gasaway C Lusby, who died in Baltimore County in 1824. Gasaway's relatives sent a copy of his death notice to a newspaper in Mississippi. They must have though that some of Gasaway's kin lived there.)8 Page 15 - Robert Lusby born in 1737 in Anne Arundel or Baltimore County. Page 15 - John Lusby born in 1742 in Anne Arundel or Baltimore County. Page 15 - Joseph Lusby born in 1744 in Anne Arundel or Baltimore County. Page 15 - Josiah Lusby born about 1740 in Anne Arundel or Baltimore County. . . Notes 1 975.5 N Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. 975.5 W 231, Walter, Book B, Lower Norfolk Co. VA, Nov 1, 1646 to Jan 15, 1652. 2 942 C 688, Coldham, The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage 1614- 1775. 972 P 287, Passengers to America, pages 231, 257. 3 975.5 G 994, Gwathney, Virginians in the Revolution, page 488. 4 973 B 598, Billingtom/Ridge, Westward Expansion, A History of the American Frontier, chapter 6. 5 975.5 G 994, Gwathney, Virginians in the Revolution, page 488. 975.5 V 886, Vogt, Virginia Historical Marriage Register, Rockingham Co. VA, 1778-1850. 975.5 V 24, The 1787 Census in Virginia, Taxes. Virginia Genealogist, Number 8, page 15. 6 975.6 N 867, Surry County Court Minutes, Vol I & II, 1768-1789, pages 21, 22, 27, 145, 147. 975.6 N 867, Surry County, NC, Deed Abstracts, Book C, 1777-1788, page 152. 975.6 N 867, Surry County, NC, Deed Abstracts, Book F, 1791-97. 976.8 M, McGhee, Partial census of 1787 to 1791 in Tennessee taken from North Carolina Land Grants. 7 976.8 M 145, McGhee, Tennessee Census 1787-1791 From North Carolina Land Grants, page 66. 976.8 B 956, Burgner, Greene County TN: Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, 1783-1795, page 125. 973.41 C 594, Clark, (Dimenion) Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1790-1796. Ansearchin News Tennessee Vol 19. 8 Volume 19, page 195, Journal of Mississippi History. . . . Children of Lusby are:
Aaron2 Lisby, born 1761 in NC; died 1808 in Grainger County, TN.
William Lusby, born 1764 in NC; died Unknown in TN.
Notes for William Lusby: 1792 William had jury duty in Greene County, TN, 976.8 B 956 and P 125 976.8 M, McGhee, partial census of 1787 - 1791 in TN taken from NC land grants to Aaron and William Lisby