Four generations of the Lucas Family lived at Tyneham

James Lucas (1750-1790)

James married

James Lucas (1780-1832)

was also born at Tyneham

James married

William Lucas (1822-1891)

of Tyneham and his wife Harriett Lucas (nee Anstey) (1826-1905)

James William ‘Shepherd’ Lucas (1848-1925)

Shepherd Lucas was born at Tyneham to William Lucas (1822-1891) of Tyneham and his wife Harriett Lucas (nee Anstey) (1826-1905) who are pictured below:

Shepherd’s grandfather James Lucas (1780-1832) was also born at Tyneham as too was great-grandfather James Lucas (1750-1790).

Shepherd Lucas married Jane Diskett (1851-1931) of Compton Valence at Tyneham on 2 October 1871.

Shepherd and Jane had ten children, all born at Tyneham:

  • William James Lucas (1872-1967) – William married Clara Louisa ‘Louisa’ Moore (1884-1973) of Child Okeford and they had three children:
    >Frederick James Lucas (1905-?) – Frederick married Ethel Florence Davis (1909-1976).
    >William George Lucas (1907-1971) – William married Winifred M Miles (?-?) and they had a daughter Janet Mary Lucas (1939-2007)
    >Irene Kate Louise Lucas (1909-1993) – Irene married Edgar James Burgess (1906-1991) at Bryanstone, Dorset on 27 March 1932 and they later settled in Berkshire.
  • Annie Maria Lucas (1874-1951) – Annie married Frederick Pearce Rolls (1865-1931) of Bockhampton near Dorchester. Annie and Fred had eight children, the first born at Tyneham and the others at Bockhampton: Edith Bessie Rolls (1894-1971), Ethel Winifred Rolls (1895-1896), William Reginald G Rolls (1896-1897), Albert Leonard James Rolls (1898-1961), George Rolls (1900-1957), Daisy Rolls (1903-1972), Hilda Beatrice Mary Rolls (1904-1957), Dorothy Kathleen Rolls (1906-1977). The family moved to Winterborne Whitechurch.
  • Ellen Jane Lucas (1876-1954) – Ellen married Frederick Ernest Parker (1875-1899) at Tyneham on 27 December 1897 and they had one son Wilfred Charles Parker (1898-1988). Sadly Frederick died in 1899. Ellen married George Orchard in 1905 and they had two sons and a daughter: Frederick George William Orchard (1906-1945), Lilian Rose Orchard (1907-1979) and Bertram Orchard (1911-1986).
  • George Lucas (1879-?) – George married Miriam Alice Lacey (1878-1949) and they had at least three children in the London area:Leslie Ernest N Lucas (1907-1984) – Leslie married Sylvia in 1942 and they had a daughter
    George Lucas b. Tottenham (1909-?)
    Harry William Claude Lucas (1911-2005) – Harry married Irene Vera West (1920-1995) in 1940.
  • Bessie Lucas (1880-1923) – Bessie married Benjamin Cooper (1877-?) , a Royal Naval Officer, at Tyneham on 19 December 1906. Witnesses were brother William Lucas, sister Edith Kate Lucas and her future husband Percy Beach. Bessie and Benjamin had four children all born at Emsworth, Hampshire: Archibald Benjamin Cooper (1907-1977), Hilda Beatrice Cooper (1908-1975), Gladys Isabel May Cooper (1910-2000), Wilfred Albert Leonard Cooper (1913-1989).
  • Charles Henry Lucas (1882-?)
  • Edith Kate Lucas (1885-1958) – Edith married Percy Beach at Tyneham on 5 August 1911 and moved to Upwey. Edith and Percy had two sons Cecil Stanley Beach (1913-1974) and Rowland Percy Beach (1916-1986).

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