Among the first residents of Biddulph Township were free blacks from Cincinnati, Ohio who, after being forced to leave Ohio as a result of the enforcement of the state's "Black Laws", formed the Wilberforce Colony in 1821. As Wilberforce went into a steady decline by the late 1830's, many of the colony members sold their land to Irish settlers. The town was originally called "Marystown" in honour of Canada Company's John McDonald's wife, but was later changed to Lucan.
On January 1, 1999 the Village of Lucan and the Township of Biddulph united to become the Township of Lucan Biddulph. With an area of approximately 16,876 hectares and a population of 4,092 people, you can see that Lucan Biddulph Township has maintained it's small town feeling with lots of room and land to allow comfortable living.
If you're interested in finding out more about Lucan's history, please visit the Lucan Area Heritage Museum, located at 192 Frank Street, Lucan.