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The Will of John Lucass [1713-1796] Wheelwright of Leatherhead, Surrey 
Dated 21st April 1796. Proved in London 27th May 1797. [Transcription]
The Will of John Lucas [1724-1812] of Benjamin Street, Southwark, Surrey 
Dated 6th July 1807 Proved in London 11th April 1808. [Transcription]
The Will of Sarah Lucas otherwise Lucass, Spinster of St.Ohio, London [Daughter of John Lucas [1724-1812]].
Dated 19th July 1812. Proved in London 11th April 1815. [Transcription]
Will of Sarah Wood [1767-1837] of Leatherhead, Surrey  
Dated .  Proved in London 8th August 1837. [Untranscribed]
The Will of Elizabeth Lucas of Leatherhead, Surrey 
Dated 11th February 1830. Proved in London 24th February 1830. [Untranscribed]
                                                        The Will of John Lucass Wheelwright of Leatherhead, Surrey; 
                           
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            In the name of God Amen, I John  Lucass at Leatherhead in the County of Surrey late of Wheelwright doth in my own handwriting 
            do make this and as for my last Will and Testament. 

            First, I  commend my Soul to the care of God hoping for a full pardon for all my  transgressions through the merits of Jesus Christ 
            my Savior and Redeemer. As to  my Earthly Estate I give as followeth.
            I give unto James Lucas a Cooper  the son of John Lucas at Bandy Log Walk Southwark the rites of the dwelling  house in my own 
            occupation with the [rites] of the dwelling house in the occupation of Thomas Cole after his death I give the  [rites] of the said 
            cottages unto the eldest son of his brother William and to the lawful male heirs of his body.
            I give unto John Lucas, wheelwright the  [rites] of the dwelling house in the occupation of [?] and after his  death I give the [rites] 
            unto the second son of William Lucas and to the lawful male heirs of his body.
            I give the [rites] of the dwelling house in the occupation of Thomas Bartlett unto the third son of William Lucas and to the lawful 
            male heirs of his body.
            I give the [rites] of the two cottages with all the lands in the Fairfield at Leatherhead unto the youngest son of the said William Lucas 
            and to the lawful male heirs of his body.
            I give unto John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk the interest of four hundred pounds in the Old South Seas  Annuities. 
            I give the interest of four hundred pounds Stock unto James Lucas, Cooper and to his lawful sons. 
            I give unto John Lucas wheelwright the interest Stock of four hundred pounds in the old Annuities and to his lawful heirs. 
            I give unto William Lucas the interest of four hundred pounds Stock  and to his lawful heirs. 
            I give unto the wife of John Ford the interest of four hundred pounds Stockand to her lawful heirs.
            I give unto her sister Ann the  interest of four hundred pounds Stock and to her heirs. I give unto Sarah Lucas Spinster the interest 
            of four hundred pounds Stock.  If she do not leave lawful heirs the interest to go unto the children of her sister [the name ‘Ford’  
            is inserted above]. 
            I give unto Fanny the wife of Thomas Boxall at Ditton the interest of four hundred pounds Stock and to her heirs. 
            I give unto Sarah Chapman Spinster at Leatherhead the interest of four hundred pounds Stock. If  she does not leave a lawful son 
            I give the said interest unto the children of  Sarah the wife of John Ford.
            I give the interest of four hundred pounds for a Free School at Leatherhead. 
            I give the interest of four hundred pounds unto Joseph Woodroffe, wheelwright of Leatherhead after his death I give the said 
            interest unto the children of William Lucas Sawyer at Bandy Log  Walk.
            I give the interest of four hundred pounds unto Edward Arnold at [?] during life after I give the said interest unto the children of 
            William Lucas at Bandy Log Walk. 
            I give the interest of two hundred pounds unto Sarah Wood, widow. After her decease I have that interest unto the children of the 
            said William Lucas note the above is in the old Sea Annuities.
            I give unto Thomas Bartlett, Carpenter the interest of one hundred pounds Stock in the New South Seas Annuities for life after 
            unto the children of the said William Lucas.
            I give unto William Baker, Barber of Leatherhead the interest of two hundred pounds Stock in the New South Seas Annuity for his 
            life after I give the said interest  unto the children of William Lucas aforesaid.
            I give the interest of one hundred pounds in the New South Seas Annuity unto the Wesley clerk for him to support the Charity 
            School to see that the scholars is properly instructed. 
            I give unto my servant Ann Mills Spinster the interest of four hundred pounds reward to the nurse of Dr.[?] and at her death I give 
            the interest unto the children of William Lucas aforesaid.
            I give unto the man or  woman or wife that resides at Leatherhead the interest of one hundred pounds Stock in the New South Seas 
            Annuities for assisting six of the poorest women in labour in this Parish at ten shillings each person. 
            I give unto James Ede, baker the interest of one hundred pounds Stock in the New South Seas Annuities for delivering four wheaton 
            loaves unto the four poorest and oldest  in the Parish weekly. 
            Lastly I do make void all  former Wills by me at any former time made. And I do make and appoint William Baker, Barber at 
            Leatherhead my Full and Sole Executor of this my Last  Will and Testament dated twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one  
            thousand seven hundred and ninety six. 
            The remainder of my Stock in the New South Seas Annuities I give to be divided between the children of the aforesaid William Lucas 
            and the children of his sister the wife of John Ford, Butcher. 
            Jno Lucass [seal stamped] signed sealed published and  delivered by the said John Lucass as and for his Last Will and 
            Testament in the  presence of us who have set our hands in his presence, Thomas Bartlett, Thomas Cole, their marks//.

                                                    John lived a further thirteen months,  buried on the 24th May 1797 at the recorded 
                                                              age of 83yrs at St.  Mary & St. Nicholas [Anglican] Leatherhead, Surrey. 

                                                                               His Will was proved in London  27th May 1797.
                                                        The Estate was worth in excess of  ₤6,000 in Property & Stock [Shares]. 
Information relating to Persons Mentioned in the Will of John Lucass [1797]
John Lucass - Testator [1713-1997] In Main Chart 
John Lucas of Southwark - In Main Chart
William Lucas of Southwark - In Main Chart
Children of William Lucas of Southwark 
formerly of Thames Ditton - In Main Chart
James Lucas - Cooper - In Main Chart
John Lucas - Wheelwright   Identity Undetermined
Thomas & Fanny Boxall [nee Lucas]
of Mortlake, formerly of Thames Ditton - In Main Chart
John Ford & Wife [nee Lucas]   - In Main Chart
Ann Lucas [sister of Sarah & Mary Ford] - In Main Chart
Sarah Lucas-Spinster 
[sister of Ann Lucas & Mary [Sarah] Ford] - In Main Chart
Edward Arnold - In Further Information
Sarah Chapman - Spinster  -  some research in Main Chart
Sarah Wood - Widow - In Main Chart
Thomas Bartlett - Carpenter - In Main Chart
William Baker - Barber - In Further Information
Thomas Cole - In Further Information
James Ede - Baker - In Further Information
Ann Mills - Servant  - In Further Information
Wesleyan Charity School & Clerk - In Further Information
The Poor of Leatherhead - Mentioned in Challenge

                                                               The Will of John Lucas of Benjamin Street, Southwark, Surrey 
                              
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        In the Name of God Amen,
        I  John Lucas late  elder of Benjamin Street in the Parish of St. Scuplture Without, in the County  of Middlesex, Sawyer being of 
        sound disposing mind [inserted - thanks be God  for same] memory and understanding do make this my Last Will and Testament in  
        manner following, that is to say I give devise and bequeath unto my dear son William Lucas of Benjamin Street aforesaid Sawyer, 
        his heirs, Executors,  Administrators and Assigns all my real and provisional Estate and Effects of  what nature or find soever, the 
        same may be or consist of together with all Sum and Sums of money that now is or that may be out or in any way owing at the time 
        of my decease or to which I am or may be in any way entitled unto.  And I do hereby nominate and appoint  [inserted – my said son 
        William Lucas] sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament nowby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me 
        at  any time before made and I do declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have [?] to set my hand seal 
        this sixth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven. The mark X of John  Lucass [small seal]. 
        Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testor John Lucas as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at 
        his request and in his presence have [?]subscribed our names as witnesses.  William Lucas son, John [Bootham?].
       This Will was proved on the 11th April 1808.

       Notes: No Burial has been found for John.  [most Southwark burial grounds were investigated].
                   Information on John and his son William can be found in the Main 'Lucas Chart - Panel 5. 
                   No information was found for John Bootham [Witness]. 
 
                                                     The Will of Sarah Lucas otherwise Lucass, Spinster of St. Soho, London
                           
          SARAH LUCAS [aka LUCASS] WILL;
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          Transcription; 
          This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Lucas formerly of Oakley Street [Lambeth?] in the County of Surrey but now a 
          resident  of the [?] of the Parish of Saint Ann Soho in the County of Middlesex, Spinster as follows that is to say 

          I give and bequeath all the Estate and Efforts of  what nature or kind soever the same may be [?] possessed of or entitled to at the 
          time of my decease, to my brother William Lucas of Benjamin Street in the Parish of Saint Sepulchre-without in the said County 
          of Middlesex to hold the same to him the said William Lucas his Executors and Advisors Interest whatsoever, that the said William 
          Lucas, his executors and advisors shall and will pay and apply the same and the Interest and [?] thereof to the maintenance of my 
          Niece Eliza the daughter of the said William Lucas in manner as he shall think most fit and advisable and after the death of my 
          said Niece to pay and apply the remainder if any to my Nephews the sons of the said William Lucas who may be living at the time 
          of the death of my said Niece, share and share alike and I hereby appoint my said brother William Lucas sole executor of this my 
          Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this nineteenth day of July in the year of Our 
          Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve. [signed] Sarah Lucass [small  seal] Signed sealed published and delivered by the 
          said Sarah Lucas the  Testatrix as her last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in her presence, at her request and in the 
          presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto [signed] ? Cliffords [?], Richard Coskins? 22 8 Bridgeman  
          Street. 
          This Will was Proved at London on the 11th April 1815. 
           Notes:  No Burial has been found for Sarah.  [most Southwark burial grounds were investigated].
                        Information on Sarah, Sarah's brother William Lucas and her niece Eliza Lucas can be found in the main 
                        'Lucas Family of Leatherhead, Surrey' Chart. Panel 10. 
                        No information was found relating to the Witnesses, ? Cliffords or Richard Coskins. 

                                              The Will of Sarah Wood [1767-1837] of Leatherhead, Surrey    Untranscribed. 

                  


                  Summary:  [2?] September 1821 - Proved 8th August 1837. Untranscribed. 
                                       Sarah left her Estate to her nephew William Wetter.  
                                       The Will was witnessed by Thomas Gould and William Woodroffe.
                   NOTES:   Sarah's mother was a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [above] 1797.
                                     Witness to Sarah's Will i.e. William Woodroffe was the son of Joseph Woodroffe [deceased] who
                                     was also a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [above] 1797. 
                                     Information on Sarah, Sarah's mother her siblings and her nephew can be found in the main 
                                     'Lucas Family Chart' -  Panel 7 [a]. 
                       
                                                            The Will of Elizabeth Lucas of Leatherhead, Surrey  Untranscribed
                                 

                Notes:  Information relating to Elizabeth Lucas and her sisters is still under investigation. 
                             No information was found relating to Sarah Walker or Witnesses Ann Shrubb & Elizabeth Chillman at this time.