In the Henry Loucks Deed, I want to show you how the letter "L" was written two different ways. One way it looks like an "L". The second way it looks like a capital "S". This deed was recorded in the mid 1800s. The County of Lake was not created until 1837.
Also look over the handwriting to see if you can read the words correct.
I am also looking for a document to show you the three words "more or less". In some cases the word less looks nothing like itself. You can see and read the phrase in the body of this deed.
In order to put this deed on this website I had to reduce the size, so I hope you can see the two under scores for Lake. Also the phrase which is not under scored.
I am still looking for more documents that has unique handwriting.
Keep on doing your genealogy research and enjoy the ride.
Additional information on the name Loucks. Here are various spellings:
du Laux original French spelling; Laux; Laucks; Loucks.
The du Laux were Protestant French known as Huguenots. They were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. In the 16th and 17th centuries. They were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s'. 17th into 18th century the 500,000 Huguenots fled France for religious freedom.
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