1856 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

St. George Tucker

George and Evert Duyckinck, in Cyclopedia of American Literature (1856; 1875) 246.



JUDGE TUCKER, of Virginia, was born in the island of Bermuda, June 29, 1752 O.S., went to college at William and Mary, in Williamsburg, and in 1778 married Mrs. Randolph, the mother of John Randolph of Roanoke. He became Judge of the Court of Appeals in 1803, on the death of Edmund Pendleton. He published an essay on the question, How far the Common Law of England is the Common Law of the United States; a treatise on Slavery,, in 1796; a letter on the Alien and Sedition Laws, 1799, and an annotated edition of Blackstone. He died in Nelson county, Virginia, in November, 1827. He was a man of literary taste, great amiability, and thorough patriotism in the revolutionary struggle.