James Lucas

1813 - 19th Apr 1874

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

"James Mad Lucas" or "The Hermit of Hertfordshire", son of Philip Monoux Lucas and his wife Sarah nee Beesly (both q.v.) and one of the "heirs of Philip Monoux Lucas" named as a beneficiary of his late father's estates. His entry in the ODNB erroneously gives his father's name as James Lucas but correctly identifies him as a partner in the West India merchant firm Chauncy Lang and Lucas (q.v.). 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.

Sources

http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/17131 [accessed 25/06/2013]. National Probate Calendar 1874. See separate entries for his parents Sarah Lucas and Philip Monoux Lucas.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Children
d.s.p.
Wealth at death
£120,000
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (4)

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

Relationships (6)

Brother → Sister
Brothers
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Son → Mother
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

7 Cambridge Terrace, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
Elmwood House, Great Wymondley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England