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SIR ANTHONY LeCOMPTE (From
Anthony LeCompte was born in Picardie, France. He immigrated with his family between 1650 and 1655 to the Colonies. Later he returned to London and married Hester Dottanttee (French Normandy) on July 11,1661 in London and returned to America in 1664 with his wife and child/children(?). Anthony died in Dorchester County, Maryland Colony on September 9, 1673.
"Anthony LeCompte, a native of the Province of Picardy in France, left that country about the time of the conflict between Richelieu, the Prime Minister and Dictator of France, and the Huguenots, near the close of the religious wars and persecutions there. He sought refuge in England, family tradition states that while there he served in the English army for eleven years, where he won military distinction and royal titles.
Anthony began a shipping business in the Chesapeake Bay. He settled on the Potomac River in St. Mary's County. Learning that the Great Choptank River was being settled by French Huguenots, he journeyed there and established his home/lands, called "LeCompte's Bay." Later he moved his family to the Potomac and settled upon the northern side of a creek to become known as LeCompte's Creek. This area was raided by the natives and he had to prepare his own defense against them as the few settlers were still a far distance from one another. He did fort himself in and did bring white servants with small arms, ammo and cannon weaponry to his home/land, and they did fight the Indians as needed and survived.
CASTLE HAVEN (From Maryland: A Guide to the Old State
Line, by Federal Writers' Project 1940)
See Also: http://www.lecompte.net/famous.htm#immigrant for info on Anthony and Hester
http://www.lecompte.net/places.htm#castlehaven for more info on Castle Haven and its location
http://www.lecompte.net/musings.htm for LeCompte DNA test results information
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/15232473 for History of Dorchester County
LeCompte History Notes by Tallulah LeCompte Reeder
MOSES LeCOMPTE and MARY SKINNER
When Moses LeCompte was born in 1664 in Dorchester County, Maryland British Empire Colony, his father was 46 and his mother, 19.
Mary Skinner was born in Dorchester County in 1667 to Thomas Skinner and his wife Elizabeth (Beckwith?).
Moses when about eighteen or nineteen years began to lose his sight, after which he married a lady by the name of Mary Skinner, the daughter of old Skinner from England that took up the land that is now owned by Joseph Byus (Per History of Dorchester County, Maryland by Elias Jones (see Google Books). Wedded in 1687 in Dorchester County, they had 11 children. The eldest was Phillip who lost his sight. Moses that lost his sight. Thomas also. Peter kept his sight. Samuel lost his. Joseph his. Anthony saved his, and William lost his. His daughters, Esther, Nancy and Elizabeth, all lost their sight. Per this same book 9 of the 11 lost their eyesight and 42 of this branch of the family became blind and in 1819 19 of those living were blind. A possible cause of the blindness in this family is: Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
Moses died in 1721 in Dorchester County at the age of 57. Mary died 20 years later in 1741.
http://www.lecompte.net/musings.htm for the tale of an Indian curse; unlikely true.
MOSES LeCOMPTE (Jr.) and LEVINIA PATRICIA
PATTISON (WIDOW OF MATTHEW DRIVER)
Moses LeCompte (Jr.) was born in Dorchester County, MD in 1680, where he also passed away in later years. He married Levinia P. Pattison (widow of Matthew Driver) in 1704 in the same county. She was the daughter of Thomas Pattison. Moses was the son of a Moses LeCompte and Mary Skinner. Moses I. became blind in his twenties, as had his father. Levinia Pattison around 1702 "inherited 150 acres of The Grove on Oyster Creek on James Island from the will of her mother, Ann Pattison." Moses/Levinia deeded half the "Grove" to their stepson/son, Matthew Driver, on Aug 11, 1731. Note: Adult-onset Retinosis Pigmentosa was evidently common within the LeCompte line.
Moses (Jr.) and Levinia had 4 children:
Moses I. LeCompte married second to Rebecca Stokes, daughter of Peter Stokes. Moses died in 1776 and was buried at Taylor's Island, Dorchester County, Maryland, Great Britain. He is not known to have had any children by Rebecca, who may have been a widow.
EDWARD & MARY LeCOMPTE CATOR
Edward Cator was born in 1711 in either Monmouthshire, Wales, or Dorchester County MD British Empire. He died in 1747 in Dorchester County, MD.
1711 Dorchester County, MD: Mary LeCompte born as daughter of Moses and Lavinia (above generation) and the granddaughter of Moses LeCompte and Mary Skinner on her father's side, and Thomas & Ann Pattison on her mother's side.
1744: Edward wed his bride, MARY LeCOMPTE; they had three children before Edward died in 1747...a too short marriage.
In 1748, Mary married Marmaduke Dove and they had three children.
In 1752 their third child was born; Marmaduke died this year also.
That same year she married a man named FNU Davey. They had no children. No other info about him is known.
Mary's death date is not known to me. She is buried in Dorchester County.
Nothing known yet to me about Edward Cator's ancestry!
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