Philip Monoux Lucas

1778 - 1830

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Partner in Chauncy Lang & Lucas (q.v.) and husband of Sarah Lucas (q.v.), who as trustee under his will was awarded compensation for the enslaved people on several estates in British Guiana and St Vincent.  

  1. Active in the West Indies c. 1802-1810 and acted as a resident agent (or factor?) in the slave-trade in St Vincent.

  2. Recorded as "of Nottingham Place, co. Middlesex merchant" in 1827 in a settlements of annuities.

  3. Burial of Philip Monoux Lucas of St Mary le Bon[e] 04/12/1830 at St John Hackney.

  4. Will of Philip Monoux Lucas of [Nottingham Place] Marylebone proved 07/01/1831. In his will he names his children as Anna Maria, Harriet Fraser, Emma, James and George.

  5. Emma, the daughter of Philip Monoux Lucas and Sarah Lucas, married Edward Walker, a London solicitor who left £500,000 on his death in 1872. James Lucas was a famous eccentric who became known as "Mad Lucas" or "The Hermit of Hertfordshire" and left £120,000 on his death in 1874.

  6. Anna Maria Lucas married the Austrian Joseph Ferdinand Count de Taafe and Harriet Fraser Lucas married Count Samuel Ernest Alexander Konarski.

Sources

  1. Cambridge University Library 'Royal Commonwealth Society 2007 Exhibition', showing letters from Add MS 8369 concerning the Lucas family, including (1) George Case to Messrs P.M. Lucas & Co. 05/08/1806 re imminent arrival at St Vincent of Case's ships Bess and Eliza with 426 enslaved; Gabriel James & Co. 09/02/1807 to Messrs Lucas on departure from Liverpool of their ship Stork for Angola, requesting information on slave-marke tin St Vincent to be left for the Captain of the Stork at Barbadosl and (3) John Bean to PML from Trinidad 12/07/1807 on arrival in Trinidad of ships Aurora and Agreeable with 290 and 250 enslaved respectively. http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/rcs/slavery/case4.html1.

  2. West Sussex Record Office AMS29 Mss 26547.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. PROB 11/1780.

  5. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1872/112. The ODNB entry for James Lucas erroneously gives his father's name as James Lucas but correctly identifies him as a major plantation owner and partner in Chauncy Lang & Lucas: [accessed 25/06/2013]. National Probate Calendar 1874.

  6. Email from Charles Ross Baron of Biggar, 02/06/2013.

We are grateful to Charles Ross Baron of Biggar for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Sarah Beesly
Children
Philip Monoux, James (1813-1874), Emma (1818-); George (1819-), Anna Maria, Harriet Fraser

Associated Claims (4)

£18,195 0S 8D
Other association
£17,896 4S 5D
Beneficiary deceased
£21,607 18S 3D
Beneficiary deceased
£272 12S 3D
Beneficiary deceased

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Chauncy, Lang
West India merchant  
 

Relationships (6)

Husband → Wife
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England