There are lots of Luckings in the United States, but most of them trace their ancestry to the Netherlands or to Germany. However, our family traces to Essex, England, in the vicinity of Chelmsford or somewhat north of that. There seem to be few Luckings or Luckins (more about that later) except in this area.
There were almost no vital records kept in England until the 1570’s, when parish priests were given the task of recording baptisms, marriages and burials. This work was at first haphazard and over the centuries increasingly structured as to form and location. The following examples are from parish registers of Good Easter, the earliest location of the Luckins. John Luckin and Joan widdow were married the 22 day of September 1596.
John Luckin was married to Mary Cooper the 20 day of September 1584
The family (our Luckings) in the mid-19th century