August 19, 1813, Colebrook Terrace, Islington, Middlesex, England.

February 2, 1906, Newport, Isle of Wight.


Luke was the daughter of Thomas Thompson, a founder of the British and Foreign Sailors’ Society. She began writing early, being first published in the Juvenile Magazine when she was 13. She married Congregational minister Samuel Luke when she was 20 years old. From 1841-45, she edited The Missionary Repository. Her works include:

  1. I Think, When I Read That Sweet Story

Luke’s burial place