The Early Lucas Family of Leatherhead  
                                                Generation III                            

                     John Lucas aka John Lucass                                                          
                                                              [1714-1797]
                                Wheelwright of Leatherhead, Surrey, England.

John Lucas aka John Lucass was born in 1714 the son of John Lucas [the younger] by his wife 
Patience nee Punter, He appears to have had a sister Patience.  At the age of twenty-four he was 
co-executor and Legatee with several other Family Member including his sister Patience, in the
Will of his paternal grandfather John Lucas 'snr' [bef.1664-1737] a wheelright of Leatherhead.

Assumed to have learnt his Trade under the wing of his grandfather, John Lucass was recorded
in several later documents also as a Wheelwright. 

At the age of forty-five he married the widow Mary Frances by Licence at Leatherhead under the 
name 'John Lucass' 8th April 1758, the first recorded use of the double 's' suffix in the name,
 later adopted by several other family members.
 
  Two Pages - click on images to enlarge. 
  it was common to falsify ages. The signature on the Document matches
  exactly that of his Will.  There was no Issue from the union.
  Access Larger images of the marriage licence 

John Lucass [formerly Lucas] died Testate, a widower without Issue at Leatherhead, buried on the 
24th May 1797, recorded aged 83yrs. His Estate was worth in excess of £5,000 combining Property 
and cash assets in the form of Securities. 

The Will of John Lucass [1797] was mainly directed to distributing his Estate amongst the surviving
descendants of his grandfather John Lucas.  Several other beneficiaries are noted, the majority of 
whom, upon their deaths their share of the Estate would fall to the descendants of his paternal uncle 
James Lucas [1780-1746], the testator's 1st cousins 'next of kin', John Lucas of Sandy Log Walk,
Southwark and his sister Frances Boxall and their children.

In 1806 his Will was challenged by subsequent surviving Legatees of his Will, divided regarding
the Administration of several aspects of his Estate. The Dispute was drawn out over several years. 

He is remarkable in Leatherhead's History [noted at British History Online], for his bequeathal to
the Leatherhead School which was still being paid to the Board of Education as recently as 1985 [5].
Sources

                             Go to the Will of John Lucass
                            For an detailed information relating to other Beneficiaries in his Will ACCESS
                            For Other Lucas Wills: ACCESS


                                     Estate of John Lucas [cash worth excluding properties]
                                     Comparing today's GDP - ₤5,000 Stock [Shares]

                                                    2006 = £350,183.      -  using the GDP deflator 
2006 = £440,276. - using the average earnings
2006 = £3,864,009. - using the per capita GDP
2006 = £13,680,494. - using the share of GDP
Source: URL: http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/
The Major Legatees awarded the interest of £400 [estimated at the most generous interest of 9%] would be entitled to only £36 per annum each. This is only a modest compared to the estimated annual earnings for this period, particularly for Tradesmen.
                              The Will of John Lucass [1797]
 
- Will of John Lucas 'Snr' [1738]          
                                                                    The Will of John Lucass
                                                                            
                                                                   Transcribed by J.S.Adams
                                      [Punctuation marks, indents & paragraphs have been added]

In the name of God Amen, I John Lucass at Leatherhead in the County of Surrey late of 
[missing word], 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.
 
Legatees in the Will of his paternal grandfather            Surviving Descendants of John Lucas 'snr' in 1797.
John Lucas Snr. [bef..1664-1738]

Son: James Lucas [1694-1772]:                                           is represented in 1797 in the Will of John Lucass by 
                                                                                                 his sole surviving son John Lucas [1724-1808] 
                                                                                                 noted 'of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark' and his sole 
                                                                                                 surviving daughter Frances Boxall [nee Lucas] 
                                                                                                 and their respective children and grandchildren. 
Grandson: John Lucas 'child of my son James':               Later John Lucas [1724-1808] of Bandy Log Walk, 
                                                                                                 Southwark son of James [above] - He was Legatee in both Wills.
Granddaughter: Frances Lucas 'child of my son James': Later Fanny Boxall wife of Thomas Boxall - Legatee in both Wills 
Granddaughter Carol Varne:                                              is represented in 1797 in the Will of John Lucas by
                                                                                                 her daughterSarah Chapmanher sole surviving child.
Daughter: Ann Woodruff [nee Lucas] [1703-1752]:          is represented in the Will of John Lucass in her great grandson 
                                                                                                 Joseph Woodruff, her sole surviving descendant.

Note: There were many other beneficiaries in both Wills
- See link above for John Lucas 'snr' 
- the Lucass Will 1797 is transcribed below. 
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.





James Lucas: His baptism has not been found nor have those of his siblings.
He was the namesake of his paternal grandfather James Lucas [1694-1772]  
He was not mentioned in the subsequent challenge of the same Will in 1806. See further information below James Lucas
James was the great-grandson & Legatee in the former Will of John Lucas Snr. [c.1664-1738]
Thomas Cole: Was also a co-witness to the Testator's Will.
Eldest son of William: John Lucas: born 30th Sept. 1787, Thames Ditton, he was aged ten years at this time. 
He was the Grandson of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk. More Information. 
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.




John Lucas: is interesting in that his position in the family is not clearly defined.
He is assumed to be the son of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk. 
He was not mentioned in the subsequent challenge of the same Will in 1806. Further information below John Lucas
Second son of William: William Lucas, born 11th April 1789, Thames Ditton, he was aged eight years at this time.
He was the Grandson of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk. More Information.
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.



Thomas Bartlett's grandmother was the spouse of Robert Lucas[1690-1762/4] of Leatherhead.
See detailed information below.  Thomas Bartlett
Third son of William: Philip Lucas, born 10th August 1790,Thames Ditton, he was aged seven at this time.
He was the Grandson of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk.  More Information.
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.



These mentioned sons of William [in red text] were the grandchildren of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk
by his son William.  They were all recorded baptised at Thames Ditton.  See Detailed information. 
Youngest son of William;
Thomas Lucas: Born 23rd January 1792 Thames Ditton, he was aged five years at this time.
Thomas was the Grandson of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk.  More Information.
I give unto JOHN LUCAS of Bandy Log Walk the interest of four hundred pounds in the
Old South Seas  Annuities.
John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk was 1st Cousin to the Testator, born the son of JAMES LUCAS [1694-1772], paternal uncle to the Testator. 
John Lucas has his own Biography which can be found on a separate page. JOHN LUCAS [1724-1808]
John Lucas was the grandson & Legatee [aged 14yrs] in the former Will of John Lucas Snr. [c.1664-1738]
I give the interest of four hundred pounds Stock unto JAMES LUCAS, Cooper and to his lawful
sons.
[2nd Mention] James Lucas, Cooper, was the son of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark.
He has been discussed above. 
I give unto JOHN LUCAS wheelwright the interest Stock of four hundred pounds in the old
Annuities and to his lawful heirs.
[2nd Mention} John Lucas, Wheelwright, 
He has been discussed above. 
I give unto WILLIAM LUCAS the interest of four hundred pounds Stock and to his lawful
heirs.
William Lucas was the son of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark.
Further Information 
I give unto the WIFE OF JOHN FORD the interest of four hundred pounds Stock and to
her lawful heirs.
Mary Ford [nee Lucas] 'wife of John Ford' was the daughter of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark.
She was also mentioned by the Testator as 'Sarah Ford' 
Further Information. 
I give unto her sister ANN the interest of four hundred pounds Stock and to her heirs.
Ann Lucas was the daughter of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk Southwark.  
Further information.
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].
Sarah Lucas is the unmarried daughter of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk Southwark.
Sarah died Testate, unmarried and without Issue, her Will Proved in 1812. 
More information.
I give unto FANNY the wife of Thomas Boxall at Ditton the interest of four hundred
pounds Stock and to her heirs.
Fanny Lucas is the daughter of JAMES LUCAS [1694-1772], the paternal Uncle of the Testator.
She was 1st cousin to the Testator and the sister of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark. 
Fanny was the granddaughter and Legatee in the Will of  John Lucas Snr. [c.1664-1738]
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.'
Sarah Chapman is the daughter and only surviving descendant of Caroline Chapman [nee Varne].   
Her mother was granddaughter and legatee in the Will of John Lucas Snr. [c.1664-1738]
I give the interest of four hundred pounds for a FREE SCHOOL AT LEATHERHEAD.
The Free School at Leatherhead and the Administration of this Legacy 
was one of the items in focus in the Challenge of the Lucass Will in 1806.  See extended information. 
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.
Joseph Woodroffe was the grandson and sole surviving descendant of Ann Woodruff [nee Lucas] paternal Aunt to the Testator.
He was wealthy in his own right and died two years after the 1797 Will at the age of twenty-nine himself Testate, leaving a widow
and several young children.   Joseph Woodroffe was the great grandson of John Lucas Snr. [c.1664-1738]
In 1808 his son William Woodruff was later witness in the Will of Sarah Wood whose mother was a Legatee in this Will.
Further Information
I give the interest of four hundred pounds unto EDWARD ARNOLD at Brockham during
life after I give the said interest unto the children of William Lucas at Bandy Log Walk.
Relationship to Testator Unknown at this point. 
Edward Arnold was the brother-in-law of Ann Mills, nurse and also a Legatee of the Testator.
His Lineage and children have been fully explored and is detailed below.
Further Informaton  
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.
Sarah Wood was the widow of Thomas Wood of Leatherhead.
Her or her spouse's relationship to the Testator is unknown. 
Her daughter Sarah Wood [the younger] was not included amongst the Testator's Legatees. 
Interestingly William Woodruff, the son of Legatee Joseph Woodruff [below] was a witness in the Will of 
Sarah Wood's daughter 'Sarah' in 1832. 
Further information.
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.
Thomas Bartlet's great aunt was the spouse of Robert Lucas[1690-1762/4] of Leatherhead.
Further Information.  
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.
William Baker was wealthy in his own right. His own Will found no relationship to the Testator, very likely an old friend.
He was nominated below as the sole Executor of the Lucass Will, the Administration of the Lucass Estate 
changed several times following Baker's death in 1799. 
Further Information.  
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 are 
properly instructed.
Wesleyan Clerk: The Administration of this Legacy was one of the items in focus in the Challenge of the Lucass Will in 1806.
Further Information.
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.
Ann Mills was also the sister-in-law of another beneficiary, Edward Arnold. Ann died Testate unmarried & without issue
in 1801 [Will Transcribed], the executor of her Will was fellow legatee Edward Arnold.
Any Relationship to the Testator for Ann Mills or Edward Arnold has not been found to date. 
Further Information. 
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.
Man, Woman or Wife: The Administration of this Legacy was one of the items in focus in the Challenge of the Lucass Will in 1806.  
Further Information. 
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.
James Ede a Baker: James later had issue at Leatherhead. He is very likely related to John Ede of Leatherhead, 
who was later appointed the Administration of the Lucass Estate by 1801.
Further Information
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.
As stipulated above, no relationship found to the Testator, very likely an old friend. He was sole Executor of the Lucass Will. 
William Baker was wealthy in his own right and died Testate, 
at his death the Administration of the Lucass Estate fell to his wife Ann, his sole executrix & beneficiary.  
Upon Ann's death the Lucass Administration passed to John Ede.
Further Information.
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. 
Grandchildren of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark by his son William. 
Further Information:  Lucas Children - Ford Children. 
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//.



The Testator died thirteen months later, widowed and without Issue, buried at Leatherhead 24th May 1797 at the recorded age of 83yrs.
Thomas Bartlett is mentioned twice above as a tenant & legatee. 
Thomas Cole is mentioned once above as a tenant 
This Will was proved in London on the 27th May 1797 at the Prerogative Court Canterbury.

Administration granted to William Baker as the sole Executor. 
Administration was granted to the named Executor William Baker three days after the burial of the Testator. 
Several aspects of this Administration were challenged in 1806.
Further Information 
                                       The Challenge of the Lucass Will in 1806 - c.1812 
                                                                     The National Archives, Kew, Surrey reports there are over 100 pages
                                                                     relating to this Family File.  The complete compliment was not ordered.
Summary assumed prepared by 
by the Court Clerk: Transcription
                                                           Observations 
*     In 1796 John Lucas the Testor named in the pleadings by his Will gave the Interest of £400 
       Stock in Old South Seas Annuities to a Free School at  Leatherhead.
*     He gave the interest of ₤100 stock NSS Annuities to the Vestry Clerk of Leatherhead 
       for him to inspect the Charity School to see the Scholars are properly instructed.
*     He gave man or woman Midwife that resides at Leatherhead the Interest of ₤100 
       Stock NSSA for assisting 6 of the poorest Women in Labour in this parish at 10/- each.
*     And to James Ede Baker the Interest of 100 Stock NSSA for delivering 4 wheaten 
       Loaves unto the 4  poorest & oldest Men in the parish weekly.
*     The residue of the NSSA to the Children of John Lucas & John Ford.
*     He appointed William Baker Sole Executor.  
*     Testor [Testator] died in May 1797
*     William Baker duly proved the Will, he died in July 1799 and made is Will and 
       appointed his Wife Ann Baker Sole Executrix, who proved his Will.  
       She made her Will and appointed Defendant John Ede Sole Executor 
       she died in 1803 and Ede proved her Will.
*     Some of the Relations of the Testor filed their Bill in 1806 against Ede 
       and others and the Attorney General and therein state that at the time 
       the Testor Lucas made is Will or when he died there was not nor hath there 
       been at any time since any Free School or Charity School at Leatherhead 
       aforesaid And  therefore the Plaintiff John Lucas the Elder is advised that 
       the bequest of ₤400 OSSA to a Free School at Leatherhead is void. 
*    And the other Plaintiffs say that the bequest of ₤100 Stock in NSSA to the 
      Vestry Clerk at Leatherhead for him to inspect the Charity School at Leatherhead 
      is void for the same reason.
*    And that the bequest of the Interest of 100 in the NSSA to the Man or Woman 
      Midwife that resides at Leatherhead is likewise void for uncertainty.
*    That the ₤400 not being otherwise disposed of the Testor ought to be considered as 
       having died in testate with respect thereto and his next of kin are entitled thereto 
       and to the Dividends from his decease. 
*     That the 2 Sums of ₤100 & ₤100 NSSA are included in the [?] bequests of Testor's 
       NSSA and that Plaintiffs are entitled thereto and to the Decree from testor's 
       [testator's] decease. 
                                                        As to a Charity School. 
     In 1725 Mr. David White made a Will & gave Money to be laid out in purchase of Land
     for the Benefit of several Charity Schools amongst which a 10 year was directed for one
     at Leatherhead in Surrey. This money was paid for some time, but in order to [?] 
     information was filed by the Attorney General in the Court of Chancery in a consequence
     of which the Annual payment was for some time suspended but from the year 1802 has 
     been regularly paid and a School has been regularly kept up in which 8 Children are 
     taught reading Writing & Arithmetic’s for 3 years each when others [?] received in 
     their turn.
*   It is hoped therefore that the bequest of the Int. of the ₤400 may be established 
     if so that the Interest of the ₤100 to the Vestry Clerk to inspect the School may not be 
     considered as void but be vested in Trustees with the others.
*  The interest of ₤100 for the benefit of the poor lying in Women is of so beneficial a 
    Nature that it is hoped it may be vested in Trustees for that purpose.
This document is an amended
List of the Parties Involved in 
the Challenge of the 1797
Lucass Will. 
Dated 1809.  
Plaintiffs:   John Lucas the Elder .................................................. 
                     William Lucas the elder ............................................
                     * John Lucas the younger .........................................
                     * William Lucas the younger ....................................
                     * Philip Lucas ..............................................................
                     * Thomas Lucas ...........................................................
                     * Joseph Lucas .............................................................
                     * Eliza Lucas, spinster ................................................
                     * under the age of 21 years by 
                        William Lucas the elder their Father. 
                      John Ford the elder .................................................... 
                      Ann Ford ...................................................................... 
                      Thomas Simpson and **Harriet Simpson ..............
                      **Charlotte his wife late Harriot 
                           otherwise Charlotte Ford spinster....................... 
                      John Ford the younger ..............................................
                      Joseph Ford ................................................................
                      infants by John Ford the Elder

Defendants: John Ede ......................................................................
                      Edward Arnold .............................................................
                      Thomas Bartlett ..........................................................
                      Sarah Wood .................................................................
                      Thomas Boxall ............................................................
                      Fanny Boxall ...............................................................
                      The Bank of England
                      The South Seas Company
                      Sir Vicary Gibbs - His Majesty's Attorney General.
Aged eighty-two: formerly of Bandy Log Walk now of Benjamin St. Southwark - died Testate in 1808 - his sole beneficiary was his son William
Assumed aged in his 50's - son of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk now of Benjamin St. Southwark - sole beneficiary of his father - died unknown.
Aged nineteen: John Lucas found in the 1851 Census married with issue.
Aged seventeen: William Lucas [jnr] outcome unknown.
Aged sixteen: Philip Lucas outcome unknown.
Aged fourteen: Thomas Lucas outcome unknown.
Aged thirteen: Joseph Lucas outcome unknown.
Aged twenty-one: Eliza Lucas, challenged either physically or mentally. 
She was sole beneficiary in the Will of her paternal Aunt, Sarah Lucas who provided 
for her maintenance, at her death the residue of her aunt's Estate to fall to her siblings. Died post 1812.
The spouse of Mary Lucas, daughter of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk.
Aged twenty-three: daughter of John & Mary Ford.
Aged twenty-five: daughter of John & Mary Ford, she was baptised at Thames Ditton 1781,
under the name Charlotte Ford, changed her name to Harriett. Granddaughter of John Lucas of Bandy Log Walk.
Married Thomas Simpson under the name Harriett Ford.
Aged twenty: John Ford [jnr] surviving son of John Ford and his wife Mary aka Ann nee Lucas, grandson of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk.
Aged twelve: Joseph Ford surviving son of John Ford and his wife Mary aka Ann nee Lucas, grandson of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk.


John Ede of Leatherhead, current administrator of the Lucass Will.
Aged seventy: Edward Arnold former Legatee, died at Mickelham 1816.
Aged seventy-three: Thomas Bartlett former Legatee, died at Leatherhead 1812. 
Posthumous: Sarah Wood, widow, former Legatee, died at Leatherhead 1809. 
Posthumous: Thomas Boxall spouse of Fanny Boxhall, the daughter of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk.
Posthumous: Fanny Boxall nee Lucas, the daughter of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk. Died Mortlake, Surrey 1808.  
Appears to be a statement 
by John Ford.
Dated: 25th June 1806 
Ford - Amended by order 
dated the 15th May 1809
 
"To the Rt Honorable Thos. Lord Erskine of [?] Castle  in the County of Cornwall 
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain  Humbly complaining shew unto your Lordship the 
sons John Lucas the elder of Benjamin Street in the parish of St. Sepulchre Without in the 
County of Middlesex, Sawyer, William Lucas the Elder of the same place, Sawyer, and the 
sons & daughters of John Lucas the younger. William Lucas the younger ,Philip Lucas, 
Thos Lucas, Joseph Lucas and Eliza Lucas spinster the children of the said William Lucas 
the elder Infants under the age of 21 yrs by the said William Lucas the Elder their father 
and next friend and said John Ford the Elder of Mortlake in the County of Surrey Butcher 
and the [?] Ann Ford of Stockwell in the County of Surrey Spinster and the [?]  & [?] 
Thomas Simpkins of May Fair in the County of Middlesex, Yeoman and Harriet otherwise 
Charlotte his wife late Harriet otherwise Charlotte Ford spinster, John Ford the younger 
and Joseph Ford infant by John Ford the Elder their next friend.
 
Appears to be a lengthy 
deposition by the Plaintiffs.
It is contained in several  
pages and is representative in 
many areas.
Excerpts: 
  
Page 1: * Recounts the List of Plaintiffs and Defendants.
              * Also states that 'John Lucass died in or around the 21st April 1796  
Page 2: * Recounts the full details of the Will of John Lucass [1797].
              * Now states John Lucass died in May 1797 without issue. 
              * Relates: That the said Testator at the time of making his Will was possessed of
                 or entitled to £5,000 Old South Seas Annuities [OSSA]. [end of page]
Page 3: * [Continues] and also possessed or entitled to £2,650 New South Seas Annuities.
                 Also another £400 in the Bank of England and other assets [not specified]. 
                 Recounts that the latter assets notwithstanding the £5,000 in annuities was 
                 sufficient to pay Funeral and Testatory Expenses but that the Executor had
                 used the funds in the OSSA allocated to the Legatees for these payments instead. 
              * That the Executor William Baker had died around July 1799 
              * That Administration of the Lucass Estate was passed to Ann Baker [William's Widow]
              * That Ann Baker, widow died in May 1803  
              * Discusses that there has never been a School at Leatherhead and questions the 
                 legacy to the Wesleyan Clerk also as invalid.  
Page 4:  * That the Testator died unmarried and without Issue. 
               * That John Lucas the elder and his sister Fanny Boxall the Testator's 1st cousins and 
                  only next of kin.
 



Full transcription next;
                          ' being the only children of James late of Leatherhead said Wheelwright
                            who was one the sons of [left blank] Lucas formerly of Leatherhead aforesaid 
                            deceased who was the grandfather of said John Lucas and which at said 
                            [left blank] Lucas the grandfather had only had only one other child named 
                            John Lucas, the father of said Testator.'

               * That Legatee Joseph Woodruff had died in December 1799 and that according to the  
                  Terms of the Will that his portion be divided amongst the children of William Lucas. 
               * That Legatee Ann Mills had died in 1801 and that according to the  
                  Terms of the Will that his portion be divided amongst the children of William Lucas.
               * That Mary Hannah Lucas child of William Lucas died intestate 
                  and that her father had applied for Administration of her Estate.
 
Page 5:   * That since the death of Ann Baker [former Administrator] that the portions relating to 
                   the above Legatees have not been received by the children of William Lucas as per 
                   the Terms of the Lucass Will.
                * That the Portions allocated to the Legatees Edward Arnold, Sarah Wood and Thomas
                   Bartlett ought to be secured in some way to ensure that upon their deaths that the     
                   children of William Lucas as per the Terms of the Lucass Will.                                       
                * That George Ford the child of John Ford and his wife Sarah had died intestate
                   [a child] and moves had been made by his father to secure his portion of the Estate.    
                * That the residue of the 1260 in the New South Seas Annuities should fall in 
                    12th Parts to each of the surviving Ford & Lucas Children as well as the Legacies
                    relating to the Poor of the Parish and the Wesleyan Clerk which have not been 
                    administered correctly. 
Page 6:    * That both these deceased children [Ford & Lucas] share be transferred to their 
                    respective fathers.
Page 7:    * Some of the Defendants including Fanny Boxall 1st cousin of the Testator had  
                    submitted that the administration of the Estate is in Keeping with the Will. 
Page 8:    * Plaintiffs complain that Edward Arnold, Thomas Bartlett and Sarah Wood refused
                    to join the Plaintiffs in the Suit.
Pages 9-11: Seem representative. 
Page 12:   * States that Thomas Boxall had died and Frances Boxall since died intestate and 
                    the administration of their Estates was petitioned by their sole surviving child
                    Thomas Boxall [the younger].
Page 13:   * That Sarah Wood had died and that her portion of the Estate be transferred 
                     to the children of William Lucas as per the Terms of the Will and the portion
                     allocated to the latter's deceased daughter Mary Hannah Lucas be transferred
                     to her father. 
                  * Also demand the portion allocated to the deceased Joseph Woodruff.
Page 14/15:  Is the Summary of the Case as transcribed above.

 This is incorrect, John Lucass was buried at Leatherhead 24th May 1797 at the recorded age of 83yrs.









 William Baker [1747-1799] died Testate without Issue, buried at Leatherhead 24th June 1799, recorded aged 52yrs. 

 Ann Baker [1723-1803] widow, died Testate, buried at Leatherhead 15th September 1803, recorded aged 80yrs.


 This is an incorrect statement. The Testator married Mary Francis, widow by Licence at Leatherhead 8th April 1758.
     It is however true that he died without Issue.






 The [Blank] would apply to John Lucas Snr. [c.1664-1738] who was grandfather to the Testator 
     and also John Lucas and his sister Fanny Boxall.  He in truth had seven sons [not two] and the 
     his grandson the Testator was the Testator of the Senior's Will in 1738.  
     Several other sons and grandchildren were also legatees in the earlier Will and their surviving
     descendants are included in the 1797 Will. 
     His son John, the stated father of the Testator died at Leatherhead, buried 

 Joseph Woodruff was wealthy in his own right and died Testate at the recorded age of twenty-nine 
     leaving a widow and small children.
 Ann Mills servant of the Testator died Testate: Will dated 8th July 1800 - Proved: 3rd March 1801.
    States she is 'of Leatherhead' at the time of Sealing but appears to have been buried elsewhere.
    The Executor of her Will was Edward Arnold her brother-in-law also a Legatee in the Lucass Will.
 Mary Hannah Lucas was baptised Southwark in 1797. No burial found.
    Estimated to have died sometime between 1798-1808 between the ages of 0-11yrs. 



 Defendant: Edward Arnold was wealthy in his own right and later died Testate, buried Mickleham
     23rd Feb. 1816 recorded aged 78yrs.
 Defendant: Sarah Wood, Widow, later buried at Leatherhead  5th March 1809, at the recorded age of 63yrs.
 Defendant: Thomas Bartlett, later buried at Leatherhead 13th December 1812 at the recorded age of 79yrs.

 Mother 'Sarah' Ford aka Mary [nee Lucas] daughter of John Lucas formerly of Bandy Log Walk.  
Document appears to be 
appointing a panel 
of Administrators to oversee
the Lucass Legacy relating 
to the Poor & Free School.
Henry Boulton of Thorncroft in Leatherhead Esq. Richard  Boulton Esq of Mickleham.  
The Rev James Dallaway Vicar of Leatherhead, Thomas Dickens Esq. of Leatherhead 
– I would …..[the rest of the page is torn off.] 
This is later found to apply to a statement by applicants nominated to undertake the 
distribution of the Lucas Estate to the poor and also the Free School at Leatherhead.
 
Appointments for all
surviving Parties from
1813-1814. 
A Few Appointments;
Lucas vs Ede
By Virtue of an Order of Reference I do appoint to consider of the Matters thereby to me referred on Monday next, at 12 of the clock at noon, at my Chambers in Southampton. Buildings, Chancery Lane, at which time and place all Parties concerned are to attend.  Dated the 16 day of July 1813 [Not?] at the cost of the South Seas Company.     Signed R Steele.
Lucas vs Ede By Virtue of an order of Reference, I do appoint to consider of the Matters thereby to me referred on Monday at one of the clock afternoon at my Chambers in Southampton. Buildings, Chancery Lane, at which time and place all Parties concerned are to attend.  Dated 4th day of March 1814 To proceed on the State of Facts Proposal of the Defendant the Attorney General. Signed R Steele.
 
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Arnold
EDWARD ARNOLD
[1736-1816] 

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EDWARD ARNOLD of Brockham*, Surrey 
                                    - Major Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1797]
                                       Interest of 400: to fall to son of William Lucas at death. 
                                    - Brother-in-law of ANN MILLS nurse & also beneficiary of John Lucass.
                                    - One of the Defendants in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806.
                                    - Sole Executor of the Will of ANN MILLS in 1801.
                                    - Died February 1816 at Mickleham. 

EDWARD ARNOLD is assumed the same was born 16th March, 1736, at Mickleham , 
the son of Thomas Arnold and Ann [nee Turner]
He lived at Brockham*, and was buried 1816 at Mickleham. 
He married SARAH MILLS in 1760, the sister of ANN MILLS, nurse and beneficiary of John Lucass. 
His relationship and that of his sister-in-law ANN MILLS to the Lucass Testator has not been found to date.
His sister-in-law's bequeathal [1797] implies gratitude for her Service to Testator.   
The size of his own legacy would imply descent from the Lucas Family although no link has been found as yet.  
* Brockham is a small hamlet 5 miles SE of Leatherhead & 3 miles SE of Mickleham. 
   By definition 'hamlet' Brockham had no church - all BDM events below held at Mickleham.
                                         Extended information
Edward Arnold is assumed the same baptised at St. Michael, Mickleham 16th March 1736 the son of Thomas. 
He married SARAH MILLS at Mickleham 22nd June 1760 by whom he had several issue [listed below].
He was named Sole Executor in his sister-in-law ANN MILLS' WILL in 1801. 
Anne's sister SARAH ARNOLD was living at this time, as was her spouse Edward Arnold 
who was granted Administration of Ann's Estate 4th March 1801.
He was one of the named 'Defendants' in the Challenge to the Lucass Will in 1808.  
Edward Arnold was buried at St. Michael's, Mickleham 23rd February 1816 recorded aged 78yrs.
His son Edward Arnold [the younger] was recorded on the 1841 Census and himself died Testate in 1842.
The Burial for Edward's wife Sarah [nee Mills] has not been found nor the burial of her sister ANN MILLS. 
It is possible that the two sisters returned to Horsham where they had family.

Issue of Edward Arnold & Sarah [nee Mills];
Child 1]  Edward Arnold baptised at Mickleham 30th Jan. 1774.
                 -  A beneficiary in the Will of his spinster maternal Aunt, Ann Mills. 
                 -  Edward Arnold [the younger] married Ann Willeter 24th Jan. 1796. 
                 -  Ann Willeter was bapt. Mickleham 25th  Feb. 1777 the daughter of William 
                    & Mary [nee Mott].
                   1841 Census; Edward was recorded on the 1841 Census at the hamlet of ‘Brockham’ 
                             [Betchworth]  widower, Farmer, aged 65yrs. [note: on this particular census 
                             the ages were rounded]  
                             Also Recorded were his children Edward Arnold Jnr. Aged 25yrs, Ann Arnold 25yrs;
                             John Arnold 20yrs and a servant Harriet Skelton aged 20yrs. 
                   Edward Arnold [the younger] died Testate buried at Mickleham the following year on the
                             5th May 1842 recorded age 68yrs [Will written 4th Nov. 1832  – Proved 19th July 1842]
                             His beneficiaries were his wife Ann [since deceased] and his five children.
                             Administration of his Estate was granted to his son Thomas Arnold on the 19th July 
                             1842 as the ‘sole surviving executor’ 
                              Beneficiaries;
                                         Wife:          Ann Arnold [nee Willeter]
                                                            [joint Executrix  [deceased at Administration]
                                         Son:           Thomas Arnold [surviving co-Executor]                     
                                         Daughter: Mary Ann Arnold bapt.  Mickleham 14th Aug. 1796 [aged 46yrs]
                                                            assumed 'Ann Maria Arnold' - unmarried 1832.
                                         Son:           Charles Arnold bapt. Mickleham 9th Jan. 1803 [aged 39yrs]
                                         Daughter:  Emily Arnold bapt. Betchworth  13th Aug. 1809 [aged 33yrs]
                                                             - unmarried in 1832. 
                                         Son:            Edward Arnold bapt. Betchworth  27th Nov. 1813 [aged 29yrs]
                                         Son:            John Arnold bapt. Betchworth 17th Aug. 1818 [aged 24yrs]
                                         Excerpt of the Will of Edward Arnold:  PCC Documents Online WILLS. 

Child 2: Ann Arnold baptised 2nd April 1763 at Mickleham 
                            daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills.
                         - Ann Arnold married Charles Booth 
                            mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt ANN MILLS in 1800.
                         - No suitable burial found for Ann Booth in Surrey.
Child 3: Sarah Arnold baptised 25th December 1764 at Mickleham 
                           daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills. 
                         - not mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt, ANN MILLS
                         -  No suitable burial was found in Surrey.
Child 4: Fanny Arnold baptised 28th December 1766 at Mickleham 
                            daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills.
                         - Fanny Arnold married Lewis Lee at Horsham Sussex 25th April 1799. 
                         - Fanny mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt, Ann Mills [1800]. 
                         - Fanny was also mentioned as ANN MILLS' God-Daughter.
Child 5: Susannah Gertrude Arnold baptised 2nd June 1769 at Mickleham 
                           daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills.
                         -  not mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt, Ann Mills [1800]
                         -  No suitable burial was found in Surrey. 
Child 6: Thomas Arnold baptised 13th August 1771 at Mickleham 
                             son of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills. 
                          - Thomas Arnold buried at Mickleham 13th October 1771.
Child 7: Esther Arnold baptised 28th April 1776 at Mickleham
                            daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills.
                          - not mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt, Ann Mills [1800]
                          - No suitable burial was found in Surrey.
Child 8: Sophia Arnold was baptised 1st February 1778 at Mickleham 
                             daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills.
                          - not mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt, Ann Mills [1800]
                             No suitable burial was found in Surrey.
Child 9: John Arnold baptised 25th December 1779 at Mickleham 
                             son of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills.
                             John Arnold buried at Mickleham 20th February 1780 [Est. 3 mths].
Child 10: Mary Arnold baptised 1st August 1781 at Mickleham 
                             daughter of Edward Arnold Snr & Sarah nee Mills. 
                             Mary was not mentioned in the Will of her maternal Aunt, 
                             Ann Mills of Leatherhead in 1800
                             No suitable burial was in Surrey. 

Child bearing period spanned 20 years.  
Sarah Arnold [nee Mills] estimated aged 40yrs in 1781 
[Sarah is assumed born around 1741 at Horsham, Sussex - see panel for her sister ANN MILLS] 

                                                Avenues for further Research

The name 'Edward Arnold' has been recorded at Mickleham since the 17th Century. 
One Edward Arnold of Mickleham was recorded in Lease dated 15th, April, 1664
Principals (1) Edward Arnold, Mickelham, co. Surrey, yeoman and (2) William Lupton, citizen & clothworker of London. PROPERTY: Messuage & tenement... 20 acres of pasture in Manor of Withstamble, p. Mickelham.Lease 21 yrs. Rent: £17 p. annum.
National Archives, Kew. [Papers held at Surrey History Centre].

Assumed Kin: 'The trial of Edward Arnold for felony in shooting at and wounding Thomas, Lord Onslow, at the assizes held at Kingston', Mar 1723/4 National Archives, Kew. [Papers held at Surrey History Centre].
Baker
WILLIAM BAKER
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WILLIAM BAKER      -  Beneficiary and Sole Executor in the the Will of John Lucass [1796]
                                      -  Interest of £200, at death to fall to the children of WILLIAM LUCAS
                                      -  Sole Executor of the Lucass Will [1797]

The Administration of the Estate of John Lucass passed several times in the interim between 1797 
and the Challenge of the Will in 1808; 
On William Baker's decease [1799] administration of the Lucass Will passed to his wife Ann.
On his widow Ann Baker's decease [1803] to JOHN EDE. 
JOHN EDE administrator and one of the defendants in the Challenge of the said Will in 1808, 
John Ede was the father of JAMES EDE, baker of Leatherhead mentioned in the Lucass Will. 

No connection to the Baker and Lucas Families was found [paternal or maternal]. 
It is assumed that William Baker was a respected friend of the Testator.
William was much younger than the Testator, aged 49yrs in 1796.

                                                     Further information
   
William Baker was baptised at Leatherhead 8th March 1747 the son of Richard.
At the age of thirty-eight William married Ann Attwood at Leatherhead 26th January 1778.
Ann Attwood was thirteen years older born 1723 and aged fifty-five at their marriage.
No evidence was found for the Attwood Family at Leatherhead, it was considered that she 
was a widow possible maiden name 'Charlton'. 
The couple recorded no issue.
William Baker died Testate, buried at Leatherhead, 24th June 1799, recorded aged 52yrs. 
 In his Will William named his occupation as 'Peruke Maker' of Leatherhead. 
The Estate comprised Stock & several Properties;  
-  Wife Ann his main beneficiary and Executrix.
-  Brother Richard Baker, 
-  Kinsman Samuel Charlton [possibly brother-in-law].
-  Samuel's children were also mentioned. 
-  five pounds to buy bread for the poor 
-  requested Head & Foot Stones for his grave.
-  He notes that 'Edward Lucas' is a tenant at one of his Estates.
Excerpt from the Will of Thomas Baker - PCC Documents Online Wills. 

*  His wife Ann assumed Administration of the Estate of John Lucass.
* Ann died Testate, buried at Leatherhead, 15th September 1803, recorded aged 80yrs.
* The Executor named in her Will was JOHN EDE.
* JOHN EDE then assumed Administration of the Estate of John Lucass.
* JOHN EDE was one of the Defendant in the Challenge of the Lucass Will in 1808.
Bartlett
THOMAS BARTLETT
[1733-1812]









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THOMAS BARTLETT   - Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796]
                                             Interest of £100, at his death to fall to the children of WILLIAM LUCAS
                                           - Tenant of property owned by the Testator [1796]
                                           - Co-witness in the Will of John Lucass [1796]
                                           - One of the Defendants in the Challenge to the said Will [1808] [age 73yrs]]
                                           - Relationship to Testator:  
                                             Thomas Bartlett was nephew Mary Bartlett, the wife of the Testator's
                                              paternal uncle ROBERT LUCAS [1690-1762/4]

Thomas Bartlett was baptised 15th May 1733 at Leatherhead the son of William and his wife Mary.
He was buried at Leatherhead 13th December 1812 at the recorded age of 79yrs.

                                                     Further information 
 
WILLIAM BARTLETT married Sarah Bundell 9th July 1763 Leatherhead.
Occupation: Carpenter.                            
He was known to live in a cottage owned by John Lucass, wheelwright in Leatherhead
Thomas was 20yrs younger than the Testator. 
Issue baptised at Leatherhead;
Child 1: William Bartlett: bapt. 29th Jan 1764          
Child 2: Thomas Bartlett: bapt. 26th Feb. 1768 - buried 28th Feb. 1768.         
Child 3: Ann Bartlett: bapt. 7th Oct. 1770 [late baptism]
Child 4: Sarah Bartlett: bapt. 3rd March 1771 
Child 5: George Bartlett: bapt. 27th Nov. 1774         
Child 6: Thomas Bartlett: bapt. 5th July 1780

                                                       Lineage
  
His grandfather EDWARD BARTLETT recorded five baptisms at St. Nicholas, Leatherhead.
Child 1: Susannah Bartlett b. 15th June 1684 - married Edward Geale 21/5/1711 [bride age 27yrs].
Child 2: Elizabeth Bartlett b. 17th Nov. 1689
Child 3: Mary Bartlett b. 5th Jan. 1692 - married ROBERT LUCAS 2nd November 1762 
               at age 21yrs.
Child 4: William Bartlett baptised 22nd June 1695
                William married Mary [nee unknown] around 1723.  
                William was buried ten years later 23rd December 1733 at the age of 38yrs.  
                - seven mths after the birth of his youngest child.       
                Issue: baptised at St. Nicholas Leatherhead;
                Child 1: William b. 7th April 1725
                Child 2: Edward b. 12th Sept. 1727
                Child 3: Thomas b. 19th Aug. 1729 – died.
                Child 4: Ann b. 17th May, 1731
                Child 5: Thomas Bartlett b. 15th May 1733 at Leatherhead 
                                - Married Sarah Bundell 9th July 1763 Leatherhead.
                                Thomas Bartlett was a lessor beneficiary in the Will of John Lucas [1797] 
                                 SEE INFORMATION ABOVE
Child 5: Edward Bartlett bapt. 22nd Oct. 1697.
               
Bartlett Family Members who may have entered this Site;
There may be more information relating to the Lineage of the Bartlett Family, 
some Wills are recorded which may be relevant. 
See;
Surrey History Centre
Documents Online
National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
IGI Custom Search.
Boxall
[nee Lucas]
FANNY BOXHALL
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FANNY BOXALL [nee Lucas]
                                   - Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796] [age 61 yrs]
                                   -  1st cousin and next-of- kin to the Testator with her brother John of Bandy Log Walk, Surrey.
                                   -  Fanny and her spouse were mentioned [posthumously] as a Defendant in the Challenge 
                                      of the same Will in 1808. 
                                                    
Fanny Lucas baptised 5th Feb. 1736 at Chessington, Surrey, the daughter of 
JAMES LUCAS [1694-1772] by his wife Frances nee Parker. 
At the age of two years she was beneficiary of 10s with several of her siblings and 
extended family, in the WILL of her paternal grandfather JOHN LUCAS [c.1664-1738]
Her parents had several of her siblings baptised at Leatherhead, then moved for a brief 
period to Chessington where her mother had family, Frances born at that time.  
Subsequently they moved south to Effingham where her remaining siblings were born. 
Frances appears to have moved north to Thames Ditton with her brother JOHN LUCAS 
and his young family around 1760.
At the age of thirty Fanny Lucas married Thomas Boxall at Thames Ditton 16th January 1766.  
The couple moved to adjacent Kingston-Upon-Thames where they recorded issue.
Later she moved near her married niece Mary Ford at Mortlake.
Fanny Boxall nee Lucas was buried at Mortlake 29th December 1808, est. 63yrs.
Issue; 
Child 1:  Fanny Boxall: Baptised 8th  March 1769 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. 
                                 - buried at Kingston 16th October 1769 'child of Thomas'
Child 2:  Elizabeth Boxall:  Baptised 15th April 1770 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.
                                 - buried at Kingston 10th March 1774 'd.o. Thomas'
Child 3:  Sarah Boxall: Baptised  23rd February 1772 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
                                 - buried at Kingston 7th September 1772 'd.o. Thomas'
Child 4:  Margaret Boxall:  Baptised 9th October 1774 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
                                 - burial not found but there are indications [1808 Challenge] 
                                   that Margaret died young. 
Child 5:  Thomas Boxall: baptised 10th December 1775 at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.
                                 - Thomas Boxall was noted on the Challenge to the Will of John Lucass 
                                    in 1808. 
Fanny  would have been aged 39yrs at the birth of her youngest recorded child.
Fanny Boxall nee Lucas was buried at Mortlake 29th December 1808, est. 63yrs.
Chapman
SARAH CHAPMAN
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SARAH CHAPMAN - Beneficiary in the the Will of John Lucass [1796] 
                                    - One of the Defendants in the Challenge of the same Will [1806]
                                    - Great granddaughter of John Lucas [c.1664-1738]

Sarah Chapman's mother 'Carol nee Varney was granddaughter and legatee of John Lucas 'snr' [bef. 1664-1738]
Sarah Chapman was baptised 9th August 1767 at Ashtead [adjacent Leatherhead],
 the daughter of John Chapman & his wife Caroline [nee Varney]
John Chapman & Caroline Varney had married at Ashtead 30th June 1761. 
They had one other child recorded there i.e. John bapt 17th Sept. 1762.
Sarah Chapman was aged twenty-nine at the time of the 1797 Will.
Her mother Caroline Chapman [nee Varne] was buried at Ashtead 14th April 1769
Sarah would have been aged two years at this time.
Her father remarried, recorded John Chapman to Rachel Harris at Ashtead 10th Nov. 1776.
No further issue was found. Her father appears to have been buried at Ashtead 29th Oct. 1796.
Cole
THOMAS COLE
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Nothing conclusive found for Thomas Cole. 
Ede
[a baker] 
JAMES EDE 
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JAMES EDE       - A baker - named in the Will of John Lucas [1796] 
                             - Interest of £100 [Stock Shares] for provision of four wheaton loaves of 
                                bread to the poor of Leatherhead Parish weekly.
                             - his father JOHN EDE was ultimately Executor of the Lucass Will 
                               at the Challenge in 1808. 
                             - Relationship to Testator: Father or son - nothing found. 

James Ede was baptised at Leatherhead 14th February 1772, the son of John & Elizabeth.
He was aged twenty-five at the date of the Testator's Will in 1796. He had issue at Leatherhead.
Ede
[Later 
Administrator] 
JOHN EDE
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JOHN EDE:        - Granted Administration of the Estate of John Lucass [1797]
                                by successive changes of Admin. 
                             - John Ede was the father of James Ede [above], a baker, mentioned
                               in the Will of John Lucass [1796].
                             - John Ede [as Executor] was one of the Defendants in the Challenge 
                                to the Lucass Will in 1808.
                             - Relationship to Testator;
                               Father or son - none found.
                                                         
The Administration of the Estate of John Lucass passed several times in the interim between 1797 and 
the Challenge of the Will in 1808; 
Original Executor: WILLIAM BAKER
On William Baker's decease [1799] administration of the Lucass Will passed to his wife Ann.
On his widow Ann Baker's decease [1803] to JOHN EDE.
The Challenge spanned several years from 1806 to find Final Resolution around 1814. 
Nothing confidently found for John Ede with the exception he recorded several issue at Leatherhead. 
Ford
[nee Lucas] 
MARY FORD
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MARY FORD [nee Lucas] - Beneficiary in the the Will of John Lucass [1796] [aged around 45 yrs].
                                              - One of the Defendants in the Challenge of the same Will [1806]
                                              - Great granddaughter of John Lucas [c.1664-1738]
                                              - Relationship to Testator: 1st Cousin once removed.

Mary Lucas was born c.1752 venue unknown [assumed Thames Ditton] the daughter of John Lucas 
and his wife Mary nee Bradford [by Inference] 
Under the name 'Mary Lucass' [note suffix] she married John Ford at Thames Ditton 7th June 1778.
The couple remained at Thames Ditton for several years where they recorded issue. 
Around 1788 they moved north to Mortlake recording several more children.
Although her spouse Thomas Ford and children were named Plaintiffs with John Lucas
and his son William and his children, Mary is not mentioned.  
John Ford appears to have been buried at Mortlake 5th Sept.1824 
recorded aged '76 years' [i.e. born 1748]. Several Burials could apply to Mary. 
Issue;
Child 1:  Charlotte Ford baptised 12th Aug. 1781 at Thames Ditton, Surrey. 
                 -   Charlotte was a beneficiary in the Lucass Will [1797]. [aged 16yrs]                
                 -   Under the name Harriett Lucas she married Thomas Simpkins 5th October 1800 
                      at St. Luke, Chelsea, London. [aged 19yrs]
                 -   She was noted in the challenge of the above Will [1808] as;
                      'Harriet Simpkins 'otherwise Charlotte Ford'.[Age 25yrs]
Child 2:   Ann Ford born 24th July 1783, Thames Ditton, Surrey
                 -  Ann was a beneficiary in the Lucas Will [1797] [age 14yrs]
                 -  She was named as a Plaintiff in the Challenge to same Will [1806] [aged 23yrs]
                    Ann was unmarried at this time.
The move to Mortlake; 
Child 3:  John Ford baptised 5th Feb 1786 at Mortlake Surrey.
                 -  John was a beneficiary in the Lucas Will [1797]   [aged 11yrs]
                 -  He was mentioned as one of the Plaintiffs in the Challenge [1806]  [aged 20yrs]
                 -  He is very likely the same John Ford in Military Service, 
                    Served 10th Dragoons from 1805-1816 recorded born Mortlake, discharged 1816 
                    at the age of twenty-eight.
                 -  Another Document:  Sun Alliance:  Insurance Policy; Date 18th November 1822.  
                     Insured: John Ford, Brick Stables, Mortlake Surrey, Gent. [aged 36]
                     [National Archives, Kew;  Ref:  MS 11936/493/99757]. 
Child 4:   Richard Ford baptised 29th June 1788 at Mortlake Surrey.
                 -  Was not mentioned on any further documents. 
                 -  Assumed the same buried either 1790 or 1794 at Mortlake.  
Child 5:   William Ford baptised 14th Nov. 1790 at Mortlake Surrey. 
                 -  Buried 18th January 1792 at Mortlake.
Child 6:   James Ford baptised 5th May 1793 at Mortlake Surrey.
                 -  Does not appear in any subsequent Documents. 
                 -  Assumed died young - No burial found at Mortlake. 
Child 7:   Joseph Ford baptised 10th April 1796 at Mortlake Surrey.
                 -  Joseph was a beneficiary in the Lucas Will [1797] [infant]
                 -  He was mentioned as one of the Plaintiffs in the Challenge [1808]  [aged 12yrs]
Mills
ANN MILLS
[c.1737-1801] 














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ANN MILLS, Nurse -  Major Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796]- Nurse to the Testator.
                                    -  Interest of £400, upon death to fall to children of William Lucas. 
                                    - Sister-in-law of EDWARD ARNOLD [1736-1816] a Major Beneficiary 
                                       in same Will. 
                                    - Ann died Testate in 1801 - Executor: EDWARD ARNOLD.

The size of the legacy to Edward Arnold in the said Will would indicate some blood tie.
Ann's legacy implies the gratitude of the Testator for her service.  

Ann Mills may have been born at Horsham*, Sussex, around 1737. 
*Horsham, Sussex is 12 miles SSW of Betchworth or 14 miles S of Mickleham. 
She appears to have worked as nurse to the testator John Lucass for some time.  
Her sister SARAH MILLS married EDWARD ARNOLD in 1760 and had issue.
Edward was a major beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796]
Ann Mills never married and died TESTATE  without issue around the 4th March 1801. 
Anne's sister Sarah Arnold [nee Mills] was living at this time, as was her spouse 
Edward Arnold who was granted Administration of Ann's Estate 4th March 1801. 
Several  siblings and Ann's Godchildren were mentioned in her Will [detailed below].
Any kinship to the Testator for herself or EDWARD ARNOLD has not yet been established.

                                           FURTHER INFORMATION
                                               WILL OF ANN MILLS
                        Written: 8th July 1800 - Proved: 3rd March 1801

To Ann:                          the wife of Charles Booth – seven guineas.
                                        NIECE & God-child:  by her sister Sarah & Edward Arnold.
                                        Ann Arnold baptised 2nd April 1763 at Mickleham. 
                                        Several siblings not mentioned. 
                                        God-child. 
To Fanny Lee:               the wife of Lewis of Hailsham in the County of Sussex  
                                        – seven and twenty guineas.
                                        NIECE & God-child:  by her sister Sarah & Edward Arnold.
                                        Fanny Arnold baptised 28th December 1766 at Mickleham. 
                                        Several siblings not mentioned. 
                                        Fanny Arnold married Lewis Lee at Horsham Sussex 25th April 1799.
To John Stedman:        the son of my sister Stedman - Five guineas.
                                        NEPHEW & God-child by her sister Mary & Edward Stedman. 
                                        John Stedman baptised Horsham, Sussex 27th April 1755
To Louisa Stedman      [assumed the sister of the above entry]  - five guineas
                                        God-child & Assumed NIECE by her sister Mary & Edward Stedman. 
                                        No baptism was found for Louisa. 
"that aforesaid five persons are my Godchildren" 
To Richard  Booth:        at Branbury – five guineas
                                         NEPHEW by her sister Ann & Charles Booth
                                         Richard Booth baptised 22nd August 1786 son of Charles & Ann, 
                                         at St. Mary Magdeline, Horsham.
To Edward Arnold:        at Branbury, farmer - Ten guineas
                                         assumed NEPHEW by her sister Sarah & Edward Arnold [the elder]. 
                                         Edward Arnold baptised at Mickleham 30th Jan. 1774, if so aged 26yrs.
                                         Edward [the younger] died testate in 1842.
To Esther Wheeler:       the wife of Jasper Wheeler and daughter of my above and sister Stedman
                                         – twenty guineas and all my clothes. 
                                         NIECE by her sister by her sister Mary & Edward Stedman.
"After all expenses paid"
The remainder to my brothers and sisters that is to say;
Edmund Mills; John Mills; Richard Mills; Mary Stedman; SARAH ARNOLD 
to be equally divided between them. Sole executor EDWARD ARNOLD [the elder] at Branbury. 
Witnesses:  Harry Killner [mark], Sarah Villner [mark], John Hunt [signed].

John Hunt appeared personally to the PPC London on the 3rd  February 1801
In a lengthy deposition he relating to a discussion between himself and the 
Testatrix regarding the bequeathal to Fanny Lee, implying the Testatrix had 
informed him that she had owed the beneficiary a sum of twenty pounds and 
that the bequeathal would cover the amount owed.  
There was a small entry above the stated seven guineas bequeathed to Fanny
"and twenty pounds" in the original Will. 
EDWARD ARNOLD was granted administration of the Estate on the same day
3th February 1801 as sole Executor.
Lucas
[Ann]
ANN LUCAS
Ann Lucas         -  Beneficiary in the Lucass Will [1797].
                            -  Not mentioned in the Challenge of the said Will in 1808.

Ann Lucas was the daughter JOHN LUCAS by his wife Mary [nee Bradford] [by inference]
The likelihood of a marriage is based on the premise that her father did not seek
administration of her assets in the Challenge in 1808.
Lucas
[James]
JAMES LUCAS



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JAMES LUCAS          -  Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass
                                     -   Interest of  £400 then to his heirs. 
                                     -   the rites of the dwelling  house in Testator's own occupation. 
                                     -   the rites of dwelling house in the occupation of Thomas Cole, 
                                          after James' death both houses to the eldest son of his brother. 
                                  

JAMES LUCAS was the son of JOHN LUCAS by his wife Mary [nee Bradford]
assumed born at Thames Ditton.
He was the namesake of his paternal grandfather JAMES LUCAS [1694-1772]  

                                      -  He was not mentioned in the subsequent challenge of the same Will. 
                                      -  He is considered to have been living at that time [1808] as his 
                                         father made no application for administration of his Estate.
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JOHN LUCAS of Bandy Log Walk, Southwark, Surrey [1796]
subsequently of Benjamin Street, Southwark, Surrey [by 1806]
Formerly of Leatherhead, Effingham & Thames Ditton, Surrey. 


                                       - Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796] [age 73yrs]
                                       - Interest of  £400 then to his heirs. 
                                       - One of the Plaintiffs in the Challenge of the same Will 1808 [age 82yrs]
                                       - Brother of FRANCES BOXALL [nee Lucas]
                                       - Relationship to Testator - 1st Cousin.
                                                                                     - Surviving next-of-kin. 

JOHN LUCAS [1724-1808] was baptised 22nd Sept. 1724 Leatherhead, Surrey, the eldest 
son and child of JAMES LUCAS & his wife Frances nee Parker.
At the age of fourteen he was a beneficiary of 10s in the Will of his paternal Grandfather
JOHN LUCAS [bef.1664-1738] , a wheelwright of Leatherhead.
He had several siblings born at Leatherhead, his parents then moved to Chessington 
for a brief period in 1736, where his sister FRANCES was born. 
The family then moved 8 miles South to Effingham where they had further issue.
His parents remained at Effingham until their deaths, his father James Lucas buried 
31st March 1761 and his mother Frances Lucas [nee Parker] buried 21st April 1772.

On the 19th January 1746, at the age of twenty-two, John Lucas married Mary Bradford 
at Effingham, Surrey.
The couple appear to have remained at Effingham for a brief period, before moving northward
to Thames Ditton accompanied by his then unmarried sister FRANCES who married at Ditton
in 1766.
The burial entry for 'Mrs' Lucas at Thames Ditton on the 24th March 1784 would imply the
death of Mary Lucas [nee Bradford]. 
John appears to have left Thames Ditton in May 1795 with his son William and his family to move
to Bandy Log Walk, Southwark [now Southwark Bridge Road] near London.
He was recorded living there when named as a beneficiary in the Will of his 1st cousin 
John Lucass in 1796.
Both John and his son William and his young family had moved to Benjamin Street, Southwark by 
1806 when they first initiated, with several other family members, a challenge to several 
aspects of the said Will.  John was aged eighty-two at this time. 
John did not live to see the conclusion and died Testate in 1808 at the age of eighty-four. 
His sole beneficiary was his son William.
For transcription of his Will and further information, access the link below                        
                                       
Issue; 
Possible Child: Thomas Lucas;
             Thomas Lucas buried 22nd March 1748 recorded 'Child' at Effingham.  
Child:WILLIAM LUCAS [by inference] assumed born Thames Ditton: 
           - Married Sarah & had issue.
Child:JOHN LUCAS [by inference in above Will]
Child: JAMES LUCAS [by inference in above Will]]
Child:MARY LUCAS [by inference in above Will]]
           - Married John Ford 
Child:ANN LUCAS [by inference in above Will]]
Child:SARAH LUCAS [by inference in above Will]]
           - Died Testate, unmarried & without issue - Will Proved 1815.
Possible child: Frances Lucas [by inference];
            Frances Lucas buried 27th Oct. 1766 at Kingston Upon Thames.
            assumed to be the namesake of John's mother & sister 'Frances'.
Possible child: Nathaniel Lucas [by possible inference];
            Convict of the first Fleet to Botany Bay 1787
            See Thomas Lucas & Nathaniel Lucas 'Were they Related?' 
Lucas 
[John, the younger]
JOHN LUCAS
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Wheelwright

No further information. 
Lucas 
[Sarah]
SARAH LUCAS

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SARAH LUCAS     -  Beneficiary in the Lucas Will [1797].
                                 -  Defendant in the Challenge to same Will in 1808

Sarah Lucas daughter John Lucas by his wife Mary [nee Bradford] - By inference.
Sarah appears to be a younger daughter, implied by the Testator still of child bearing age.
This would give her age under forty, possibly born not after 1765.
This would make her assumed mother 'Mary Bradford' aged around forty-two at her birth.     
Sarah died Testate in 1815 unmarried and without issue.  
Her beneficiary was her niece Eliza Lucas the daughter of her brother William. 
Eliza was impaired in some way and Sarah's Will directed her Estate to her brother
specifically for the maintenance of Eliza during her niece's life.
See Full Transcription of Sarah's Will in the Epilogue of her father John Lucas [1724-1808]
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WILLIAM LUCAS - Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796]
                                 - Interest of £400 for life. 

William Lucas son of JOHN LUCAS  by his wife Mary [nee Bradford] 
he is assumed the same William Luckess baptised at Thames Ditton 6th December 1765
at Thames Ditton son of John [a late baptism!].
He married Sarah [nee unknown] around 1784.
The couple settled firstly at Thames Ditton where they recorded several issue [listed below].
Shortly following the death of their infant daughter Caroline, William with Sarah and their 
remaining children moved to Southwark by November 1794, with indications that his father 
John Lucas also went with them.  It was at Southwark that a further two children were born. 
Neither William or his wife Sarah were found on the 1841 or subsequent Census.
A burial of William Lucass [note suffix] was buried at St. Thomas, Southwark 
9th December 1817 - address at death was St. Thomas's Hospital although this was from a 
'Poor Law' Record, perhaps not applicable.  

Issue; 
Child 1:  Eliza Lucas:  Born 6th Sep. 1785, Baptised 25th Sep. 1785 at Thames Ditton, Surrey,
                                       - Eliza appears to have been physically or otherwise impaired in some way.  
                                       - She was a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass 1797.  [aged 12yrs]
                                       - Eliza was named in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806.  [aged 21yrs].
                                       - Eliza was main beneficiary in the Will of her Spinster Aunt,
                                          SARAH LUCAS in 1812 [aged 27yrs] 
                                         and in the said Will, her Aunt provided for Eliza's care and maintenance 
                                         for her life.
 
Child 2: John Lucas: Born 30th Sept. 1787, Baptised 28th Oct. 1787 at Thames Ditton, Surrey,
                                     -  John was a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass 1797. [aged 10yrs]
                                     -  He was NOT was named in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806. [aged 19yrs]
               The Information presented below is assumed - otherwise nothing further was found. 
                                     -  He is assumed to have been living at this time as his father makes no 
                                         mention of administration of his Estate. 
                                     -  His absence in the Challenge is assumed to be because his inheritance 
                                         was not yet payable, the beneficiary not yet deceased.
   -  An entry for John Lucas was recorded in the 1851 Census living in London 
                                        with his children.   
                                     -  1851 Census: Address: Wilderness Row, Clerknenwell, St. John, Finsbury, London.
                                                                Frederick Lucas, Head, unmarried, age 30, Gutter Porch Dealer, 
                                                                                              born Westminster, St.Clements. 
                                                                John Lucas, Father,  widower, aged 63yrs, late a timber merchant, 
                                                                                              born Thames Ditton Surrey. [i.e. born 1787/8]  
                                                                Henry Lucas, brother, unmarried, age 26yrs, Mercantile Clerk, 
                                                                                              born Middlesex, Bethnal Green. 
                                                                Sophia Lucas, sister, unmarried, age 37yrs, housekeeper, 
                                                                                              born Westminster, St. Johns London. 
                                     -  His Entry in the 1841 Census has proved elusive. 
                                        However wife & two children were found living at Ashley Crescent, St. Leonard, 
                                        Shoredlich, Middlesex;   
                                                                Edmund Shepherd, Head, age 35yrs, timber merchant. 
                                                                Henry Lucas, age 15yrs, Clerk, born in County 
                                                                [see above 1851 Census]
                                                                Sarah Lucas, age 50, Independent, not born in County. 
                                                                [died by the 1851 Census]
                                                                Sophia Lucas, age 25, Independent, born in County. 
                                                                [see above 1851 Census]
                                                                Emma Lucas, 20yrs, Independent, born in County. 
                                                                [married living with spouse by 1851]
                                                                Margaret Lucas, age 15,  Independent, born in County. 
                                                                [married living with spouse by 1851]
                                                                No relationship to the 'Head' of the house was provided in this Census. 

Child 3:  William Lucas:  
                                     -    Born 11th April  1789, Baptised 10th May 1789 at Thames Ditton,
                                     -    William Lucas [the younger] was a beneficiary in the Will of 
                                          John Lucass 1797  [Aged 8yrs].
                                     -   William was NOT named in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806.
                                          [aged 17yrs]
                                           The Information presented below * is assumed - otherwise nothing 
                                           further was found. 
                                     *    He is assumed to have been living at this time as his father makes 
                                           no mention of administration of his Estate. 
                                     *    His absence in the Challenge is assumed to be because his inheritance 
                                           was not yet payable, the beneficiary not yet deceased.

Child 4:  Philip Lucas: 
                                     -   Born 10th August  1790, Baptised 5th Sept. 1790 at Thames Ditton,
                                     -   Philip Lucas was a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass 1797. [aged 7yrs] 
                                     -   He was named in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806.  [aged 16yrs]
                                     -   A suitable entry for Philip was not found in later Census Material. 
                                     -   May have married Susannah Hucks at St. Andrew, Holborn by banns, 
                                         25th Mary 1820 - both signed - no ages recorded - both of the Parish. 
                                         [if the same: est. age 30yrs]

Child 5: Thomas Lucas: 
                                     - Born 23rd January  1792, Baptised 19th Feb 1792 at Thames Ditton,
                                     - Thomas Lucas was a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass 1797.  
                                        [aged 5yrs] 
                                     - Thomas was named in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806.  
                                        [aged 17yrs].

Child 6:  Joseph Lucas: 
                                    - Born 30th March 1793, Baptised 28th April 1793 at Thames Ditton, Surrey,
                                    - Joseph Lucas was a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass 1797.  [aged 4yrs] 
                                    - He was also named in the Challenge of the same Will in 1806.  [aged 11yrs]
                                       There was a Joseph Lucas recorded  born 1794 recorded 1841 Census a Glass Cutter, 
                                       aged 47 yrs at Hatton Wall, St. Andrew Holborn [above the wall] London?

Child 7: Caroline Lucas: 
                                   - Born 11th May 1794, Baptised 7th June 1794 at Thames Ditton,
                                   - Caroline Lucas recorded 'Child' was buried at Thames Ditton 5th May 1794.
                                                                                            
The move to Southwark;

Child 8:   Elizabeth Lucas: Baptised 18th Nov. 1795 at St. Saviour Southwark, Surrey,
                                   - This child appear  to have died infancy - predeceasing the Testator,
                                      not mentioned in any documents.

Child 9:   Mary Hannah Lucas: Baptised 5th April 1797 at St. Saviour Southwark, Surrey,
                                   -  Mary Hannah was  born prior to 1796 as she was a beneficiary in the 
                                       Will of John Lucass 1796.
                                   -  She was mentioned in the Challenge of the same Will in 1808 - deceased, 
                                       Recorded that her father William took steps towards Probate relating 
                                       to any of her assets derived from the previously mentioned Estate.
                                    - Died sometime 1796-1808 between the ages of 0-12yrs.
See Extended details in the Biography of his father John Lucas formerly of Thames Ditton [1724-1808]
Poor 
[of Leatherhead] 
MAN, WOMAN, WIFE
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Wesleyan
Clerk
WESLEYAN CLERK

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Wood 
[Sarah]
SARAH WOOD
[c.1744-1809]

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SARAH WOOD [formerly Sarah Crane assumed nee Woodruff]
                             Recorded 'widow' was beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1797] 
                             Sarah Wood was a Defendant in the Challenge to the same Will in 1806.

SARAH WOOD assumed formerly or nee 'Crane', was the widow of Thomas Wood married 
2nd July 1764 at Leatherhead.
Thomas Wood was buried at Leatherhead 3rd May 1774.  His youngest child was 3yrs old at his death.

Her daughter Sarah died Testate, unmarried and without Issue in 1832, the witness to her Will was
William Woodruff the son of Joseph Woodruff, Joseph another beneficiary in the Will of John Lucas.

Sarah Wood was buried at Leatherhead 5th March 1809, at the recorded age of 63yrs. 
The Parish Record also records her as a 'widow'.
There was a Sarah Crane baptised at Leatherhead 12th June1745 
daughter of Samuel & Sarah nee Read.
No connection to the Lucas Family was found for the Crane Family. 
Issue [baptised at Leatherhead]; 
Child 1: Fanny Wood baptised 11th Nov. 1764.  Buried 7th June 1766. 
Child 2:  Sarah Wood bapt. 26th April 1767. 
                Died Testate, unmarried and without issue, buried at Leatherhead 24th February 1832.  
                She bequeathed the bulk of her Estate to her nephew John Weller 
                [the son of her since deceased sister Fanny Weller nee Wood], with a few other unrelated minor Legatees.  
                The Will was witnessed by William Woodroffe, the son of  Joseph Woodroffe [4th] deceased 1799, the latter
                a beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1797].     
Child 3:  Fanney Wood bapt. 4th Feb. 1770.  
                Fanny Wood married Richard Weller, St. Mary Marylebone, London 2nd Nov. 1799. 
                Fanny Weller [nee Wood] died at London, buried 19th Feb. 1801, recorded aged 25yrs. 
                Issue; 
                Child 1: John Weller bapt. London 5th Sept. 1800.  
                               John Weller was the main beneficiary in the Will of his paternal, 
                                spinster Aunt, Sarah Wood [the younger].  
               Child 4:  George Wood bapt. 14th April 1771 at Leatherhead.  Buried 12th August 1771 at Leatherhead.

Tenuous alternative;
 
A Sarah Woodruff  married James Crane 10th April 1768 at St. Luke Old Street, Finsbury, London.
If a connection is made, then Sarah would have been been related by a very early marriage
to the Testator and not blood kin, as in the case of THOMAS BARTLETT. 
This hypothesis is consistent with the size of both hers and Thomas Bartlett's legacy
and the reason her daughter Sarah was not included in the Lucass Will.
Otherwise;
Thomas Wood or Sarah's father was perhaps a good friend of John Lucass.
School
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John Lucass & David White Re:  Free School at Leatherhead 
WHITE, David; RE: THE LEATHERHEAD SCHOOL;                              
David White was a bricklayer who lived for some time at Ewell, Surrey 
about 5 miles NE of Leatherhead. 
He died Testate in 1725. David White was buried at Epsom Surrey 4 miles NE of Leatherhead. 
His Will was ordered and revealed that David had left annuities for the support of Free Schools 
[Wesleyan] at Abbots Langley, Ewell, Ashtead [Leatherhead] and Epsom,the maintenance for 
which was to be issued from Annuities derived by Stock held by the  South Seas Company. 
He also encouraged apprenticeships and purchased land for the use of these schools.
A reference to David White founding a Wesleyan Free School at Montrose, a seaport township 
72 miles NNE of  Edinburgh, Scotland was mentioned at the British History Online however 
David White's Will of 1725 made no  reference to the Montrose School in his Will.    
LUCASS, John:  RE: THE LEATHERHEAD SCHOOL;                             
John Lucass of Leatherhead was noted at 'British History Online for his 
Charitable bequeathals to the poor of the village and as 'the founder' and patron of the 
Wesleyan School also in Leatherhead in a bequeathal [Will 1797]. 
Excerpt;  "The Independents have a place of worship. A free school, endowed with £30 per annum, 
principally from bequests by John Lucas and David White, has merged into a national school,
for which a school-house was erected in 1839. 
 Several benefactions have been made for distribution among the poor." 
British History Online.
Excerpt;                            
 "Mr. John Lucas, by Will, endowed a school with 500 in 1797." 
Excerpt;                             
"In 1797 John Lucas, the founder of the school, endowed a midwife with £100, 
and left £100 for bread, the latter sum  being diverted to the school in 1815."
From: 'Parishes: Leatherhead', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3 (1911), pp. 293-301.
URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42970&strquery=lucas leatherhead. 
                          In fact it was David White who initially founded the School in his Will 
in 1725 although nothing appears to have                            
 been done of note until a challenge to the former Will occurred in 1806.                                
The testator [1797] John Lucass in his interesting bequeathal to the Wesleyan 
School at Leatherhead may very well                             
have known the original founder of the school, David White.  John Lucass would have 
been aged twelve at the time of                             David White’s death.
The legacy to the School, in both Wills in the form of Interest derived 
from Stock held by the same Old South Seas                             
Company, the dividends continued for over 200 years and have been noted in several 
historic publications and  Court Proceedings as still being paid annually 
to the Board of Education as recently as 1984. 
Also See Challenge of the Lucass Will in 1808.

Woodruff

JOSEPH WOODRUFF
[1770-1799]

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JOSEPH WOODRUFF  - Beneficiary in the Will of John Lucass [1796]
                                          - Interest of £400                                           

JOSEPH WOODRUFF [4th] was the great grandson of JOHN LUCAS [C.1664-1739]
by his daughter Ann.

ANN LUCAS bapt. 4th June 1707 at Leatherhead, daughter of JOHN LUCAS [C.1664-1739].
ANN LUCAS married Joseph Woodroffe [2nd] at Leatherhead 11th  Dec. 1729.
she had several Issue:   See Epilogue in the biography of her father [link above]
Son Joseph Woodroffe [3rd] bapt.  9th February 1737 - married Jane Deeton 29th May 1768
- only surviving child; 
      JOSEPH WOODROFFE [4th] bapt. 27th July 1770 at Leatherhead. 
      - Beneficiary Lucass Will
      - Joseph Woodroffe [4th] married Amelia Stevens 1st May 1791 at Leatherhead. 
      - Joseph Woodroffe [4th] died Testate at Leatherhead on the 5th Dec. 1799 
         recorded ' 29yrs'. 
         His children were young. His widow remarried.
         His fourth child i.e. William Woodroffe [1796-1852] was a Tailor.
         William Woodroffe was a witness in the Will of Sarah Wood in 1801 who was the
         daughter of SARAH WOOD a beneficiary in the Lucass Will [1796]. 
See further details in extended information for his great grandmother Ann Woodruff [nee Lucas]
in the Epilogue of John Lucas 'Snr' [link above]                                                                           
Deed Documents held in the name of John Lucass. 
 
17th January 1759 - Assignment of mortgage
1) John Peyto late of Guildford, grocer and now of Stoke next Guildford and John Eldridge of Guildford gent. 2) William Gardner of Guildford, carpenter
3) John Lucas otherwise Lucass of Leatherhead, wheelwright
4) William Lucas otherwise Lucass of Leatherhead, tailor.

1) by the direction of 2) and 3) assign to 4) Abrahams* and lands in Abinger. Surrey History Centre. * Abrahams was the name of a property in Abinger. Compiled by and copyright of Surrey County Council Heritage Conservations Team. Another Property. A month Later; 14th & 15th February 1759
Lease and release by William Gardner of St Mary in Guildford, carpenter, and Olive his wife, to John Lucass of Leatherhead, wheelwright, of Abrahams. Item ref: K43/22/5-6 Same Property: In February 1759: Indentures of a fine*. John Lucas, plaintiff;
William Gardner and Olive his wife, deforciants.
'1 messuage, 1 barn, 1 stable, 1 garden, 1 orchard, 35a [acres] land, 5a [acres] meadow and 2a [acres] wood in Abinger otherwise 'Abingworth'. Item ref: K43/22/3-4. Surrey History Centre. *Indentures of fine are very likely synonymous with 'feet of fines' which were misused as a form of cheap Property Conveyance in the 18th Century.
This 'William Lucas' aka 'Lucass' was not mentioned in the Will of 1738.
The Surrey History Centre kindly writes;

 "The only further information we have re John Lucas (died 1797) is that he inherited 
an estate of 24 acres and two houses known as Pitters in nearby Ashtead in 1785 
from his brother William.  John sold the estate in 1786 to William Finch, carpenter of Ashtead. 
The estate changed hands frequently before and after the period of the brothers Lucas ownership".
However this is not likely, as John Lucas had no brother mentioned in the Will of his grandfather in 1738,
and his father was deceased prior to this date.

His father had a brother William [mentioned 1738] however this William Lucas was buried at Leatherhead
2th October 1785 at the recorded age of 81yrs.
   
The Finch Will was investigated in order to establish a possible connection to the Lucas Family - Nothing found.

The William Lucass in the Deed Document died before 1760 noted on the conveyance of the property in 1806 viz;

'Letters of administration of the goods of WILLIAM LUCAS otherwise LUCASS, 
late of Leatherhead, deceased since 1760, limited to his interest in 'Abrahams'
in ABINGER, granted to Thomas Oldham of Bedford Row, gent, on behalf of 
Richard Witts of Hale House, esq. Granted in PCC.'    Ref: K43/22/13'
Compiled by and copyright of Surrey County Council Heritage Conservations Team.

On the 23rd December 1806 the property 'Abrahams' was again transferred with the prior 
Tenanature of the Lucas Family noted;
'Letters of administration of the goods of WILLIAM LUCAS otherwise LUCASS, late of Leatherhead, deceased since 1760, limited to his interest in 'Abrahams' in ABINGER, granted to Thomas Oldham of Bedford Row, gent, on behalf of Richard Witts of Hale House, esq. Granted in PCC.' Ref: K43/22/13 Compiled by and copyright of Surrey County Council Heritage Conservations Team. More on the subsequent administration of the Will of William Lucass; On the 20th/21st December 1803 the property was sold and its history recorded prior ownership by William Lucas; Lease and release There were several Principals;
On dorse of 2nd membrane: assignment - Abrahams, Abinger.
1) Richard Witts, Lee Steere Steere, William Haydon and Mark Noble Daniell, 2) Thomas Oldham of Bedford Row, gent, administrator of William Lucas, 3) Robert Harrison.
2) at the request of 1) assign to 3) the same premises, 13 Apr 1807 Ref: K43/22/11-12 - Surrey History Centre
Compiled by and copyright of Surrey County Council Heritage Conservations Team.
Sources; 
Wills/Documents        National Archives, Kew, Surrey:  Documents Online -Wills & Archives Search.
                                      Surrey History Centre:  Surrey's Past Online Catalogue.                                                                            
Births & Marriages:  Latter Day Saint [LDS] International Genealogical Index [IGI] Online. [IGI Custom Search]
Burials:                       Surrey Burial Index [CD]. 
[5]                                 British History Online.
Property Values:        Measuring worth: URL: http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/  
Deed Documents:      Compiled by and copyright of Surrey County Council Heritage Conservations Team.
All documents transcribed by the site author J.S.Adams.