LUCAS, John, of Southampton.
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It may have been this John Lucas who, at an unknown date after 1405, wrote from London to Henry Beaufort, bishop of Winchester, to report that he had been trying to obtain an exemplification of certain letters patent of which the bishop had sent him a copy, and requested reimbursement for various payments made on his behalf. The bishop’s attorney had not yet arrived, but when he did Lucas promised to discuss with him matters of concern to his lord. But apart from this letter, Lucas only appears in January 1418 (two months after his election to Parliament), as tenant of a house in Castle Lane, Southampton, and in the following year when he sold two messuages in the town to William Pepper of London.
Letters of 15th and 16th Cents. (Soton Rec. Soc. xxii), 3; Southampton RO, SC4/2/233; CP25(1)207/31/22.