Capt. Samuel Tucker, of Henrico

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Samuel Tucker

Birthplace: Curles, Henrico County, Virginia
Death: September 27, 1690 (59-60)
Curles, Henrico, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of William Tucker, Gentleman and Elizabeth Thompson
Husband of Jane Pleasants
Father of Mary Woodson and Sarah Woodson

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About Capt. Samuel Tucker, of Henrico

He was master of the "Vine Tree" or "Pine Tree." I got this off the web:

1. CAPTAIN SAMUEL2 TUCKER (WILLIAM1 TUCKER?) was born Abt 1630 in Curles Henrico Co Va or Bristol England1. He married JANE LARCOME TUCKER, daughter of Rene Larcome.

Notes Captain Samuel Tucker was the master of the ship VINETREE and the ship SEAFLOWER. . He was in the business of shipping tobacco from Virginia to England and Rotterdam Netherlands. Repository

Public Record Office Class: E 190/880/2. Exchequor King's Remembrancer Port Books. Lyme. Controller Dates 1665 Tucker, Samuel -- master of ship: Seaflower -- 1665, SR 09524, p. Repository Child of Captain Tucker and Jane Tucker is:


Upon the death of Captain Tucker, Jane Larcome Tucker married a second time to John Pleasants. The following was researched by RHODA FONE. From COLONIAL WILLS OF HENRICO CO., VA - 1654-1737, by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III: p. 149 of Curls 27 Sept. 1690

To son John Pleasants, (born of the body of my wife, JANE, formerly wife and executrix of SAMUEL TUCKER, dec'd), all of plantation where I now dwell called "Curles", 300 acres, which was purchased by me of William Cookson; also that plantation purchased of Philip Ludwell, called "Timber Slash" 900 acrs; also my part of a tract taken up between JOHN WOODSON, Hen Rowing, and myself, the whole tract being 7000 acres, 1/2 being mine called "Half Sink"

If son John has no heirs, then above to son Joseph (also son of wife, JANE) and if he have no issue, to daughter Elizabeth Pleasants, (also daughter of wife JANE), and if no issue to my brother Samuel Pleasants, and if no issue, to my brother Benjamin Pleasants, and if no issue, to my brother Thomas Pleasants, and if no issue to my next of kin. Numerous items to son John and if he die to be divided between Joseph and Elizabeth, when they reach 18.

To daughter, Elizabeth, land I purchased of Abram Childers, bordering Curles Swamp, 70 acres; and also land purchased of Hen. Rowing and ROBERT WOODSON, about 400 acres, also livestock and items. . . . [ will goes on and on, ) . . . . To the Friends (now called Quakers) a small parcel of land purchased of Benjamin Hatcher, next to Thomas Holmes, for a meeting house and burying place.

To daughter in law Mary Woodson, 20 pounds sterling To my dear and loving mother, 20 pounds My wife to be sole executrix . . . . . "(This will was presented in court by JOHN PLEASANTS HIMSELF, apparently wanting to be sure it was probated as he wanted it.)" Recorded 1 Oct. 1690.

Apparently "daughter in law" MARY WOODSON was his step-daughter and dau. of his wife Jane by Samuel Tucker.

Will of JANE PLEASANTS of Curles: To daughter MARY WOODSON, items & negro woman Maria To grandaughter JANE WOODSON, items and negro Samson To JOHN WOODSON, daughter [sic] of said Jane, 2 silver spoons To MARY WOODSON, daughter of said Jane, 1 silver spoon To JOSEPH WOODSON, daughter [sic] of said Jane, 1 silver spoon To grandson JOSEPH WOODSON, negro girl Bridget, livestock etc. To grandson TUCKER WOODSON, negro girl Nanny, at age 21 To grandson BENJAMIN WOODSON, items at age 21 To son JOSEPH PLEASANTS, 1 negro man Dick, items, and negro boy Neddy, who is to be a shoemaker To daughter ELIZABETH COCKE, 10 lbs. and 5 lbs. to her son JAMES COCKE and 5 lbs. to her daughter ELIZABETH COCKE, when they come of age To daughter DOROTHY PLEASANTS, items (. . . . goes on to name a bunch of Pleasants grandkids . . .) To my friend Mary Howard, clothes To William Porter, the Elder, clothes To son JOHN PLEASANTS, 1 negro man Caesar, 1 negro woman Betty All the rest of the estate to son JOHN PLEASANTS and he is sole executor. . . . Dated 2 Jan. 1708, rec. 1 June 1709.

The following from: HENRICO CO., VA DEEDS 1677-1705, by Benjamin B. Weisiger III:

JANE PLEASANTS, formerly wife and executrix of SAMUEL TUCKER, dec'd, for 15,000 lbs. tobacco, to MARTIN ELAM, two tracts in Burmuda Hundred, both given me by my husband SAMUEL TUCKER in his will, vizt; that purchased by him of GILBERT ELAM whereon we lived, 40 acres, and that purchased by him of ANTHONY PATRAM, dec'd, and REBECCA, his wife, one of the heirs of Reginald Evans, dec'd, 23 acres. 29 Nov. 1680 Wit: Edward Thomas, Math. (M) Mocke Signed: Jane Pleasants Recorded 1 Aug. 1680 JOHN WOODSON, JR. as marrying the orphan of SAMUEL TUCKER, assign my right in the above tract to MARTIN ELAM. 20 Aug. 1681. Wit: Robert (O) Easly, Hugh Davis Signed: John Woodson, Jr. Recorded 20 Aug. 1681 I, JOHN WOODSON, JR. as marrying orphant of SAMUEL TUCKER, dec'd, vist., MARY TUCKER, have released all claim to above land. 15 Dec. 1680 Wit: Zacheus Ellis, Robt. (O) Easly. Signed: John Woodson, Jr. Recorded 20 Aug. 1681

JOHN PLEASANTS, for 1000 lbs. tobacco, assigns to Hugh Jones the 732 acres in this patent (p. 253) 1 Dec. 1701. . . Recorded 1 Dec. 1701. DOROTHY, WIFE OF JOHN, relinquished her dower right, through her attorney JOSEPH PLEASANTS. Witnessed by JNO. WOODSON

Generation No. 2

2. MARY TUCKER3 (CAPTAIN SAMUEL2 TUCKER, WILLIAM1 TUCKER?). She married JOHN WOODSON 1677 in Va, son of John Woodson and Sarah Tucker. Children of Mary Woodson and John Woodson are: i. JOSEPH4 WOODSON, b. 1680. ii. SAMUEL WOODSON, b. 1682. iii. BENJAMIN WOODSON, b. 1685, Henrico Co Va; d. 1778, Fluvania Va. i. MARY JANE WOODSON, b. 1686. "Somewhere Out There" , midi sequenced by Don Carroll


Not a known child of Capt. William Tucker.  Disconnected June 2015.


Captain Tucker was descended from the emigrant Andrew Tucker who was a resident of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and his family was descended from an ancient Scottish family. They were a maritime people, with seahorses on their shield. In this country, in the early years of settlement, they took to the sea and for many years they were known as shipbuilders and merchantmen, owning and sailing their own craft and carrying on a lively trade between the Colonies, the West Indies, and England.

Samuel was the master of the ship "Pine Tree" and was in the business of shipping tobacco from Virginia to England and Rotterdam, Netherlands. He was presumed to have gone down with his ship when it was lost at sea.

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Capt. Samuel Tucker, of Henrico's Timeline

Curles, Henrico County, Virginia
Curles, Henrico, Virginia
September 27, 1690
Age 60
To America