LUCAS, Thomas II, of Southwark, Surr.
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Family and Education
In April 1393 a Thomas Lucas, baker of Southwark, was doing business with the London merchant, Gilbert Mayfield, but since nothing more is heard of such a person for another 22 years it may well be that this was not the MP but another member of the family. During the Michaelmas term of 1415 Lucas was involved in the purchase of property in Chevening, Kent, by Richard Ode of Camberwell; and in February 1417 he witnessed a conveyance made in Southwark. Five years later, in May 1422, being described as ‘of Surrey, baker’, he joined with two others in suing William Walgrave, parson of Kincote, Leicestershire, for a debt of £6 6s.8d. Lucas was still alive in November 1439, since it was then that he and an associate obtained formal seisin of two shops and various other property in Southwark.1
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
He is not to be confused with Thomas Lucas, esquire, who owned property in Hertfordshire and Middlesex, and who, in February 1436, was suing a Southwark man for debt (CPR, 1429-36, p. 502; CCR, 1435-41, p. 340). This Thomas Lucas had connexions in the City (London Rec. Soc. i. 108-9), but is not known to have established any personal links with Southwark.
- 1. CP25(1)113/283/108; E101/509/19 f. 39; CCR, 1413-19, p. 380; 1435-41, p. 486; CPR, 1416-22, p. 430.