Louisa Cecilia Bazalgette Lucas, 18531950 (aged 96 years)

Louisa Cecilia Bazalgette /Lucas/
Given names
Louisa Cecilia Bazalgette
Birth April 1853 38 32
Death of a motherLouisa Bazalgette
May 8, 1853 (aged 1 month)
Death of a brotherSt John Wells Lucas
1871 (aged 17 years)

Death of a brotherReginald Herbert Lucas
November 14, 1872 (aged 19 years)
Death of a fatherSt John Wells Lucas
August 10, 1890 (aged 37 years)
Marriage of a siblingHenry Frederick LucasKathleen Liffie BeatsonView this family
December 18, 1890 (aged 37 years)
MarriageJoseph StrattonView this family
1892 (aged 38 years)
Death of a sisterHelen Blanche Louise Lucas
1901 (aged 47 years)
Death of a husbandJoseph Stratton
January 11, 1917 (aged 63 years)
Marriage of a siblingGerald Bazalgette LucasEmma Grace BakewellView this family
1920 (aged 66 years) Husband: Tom Drake born 1879 Wife: Audrey born 1899
Address: Wrest Pembury Kent
Death of a brotherGerald Bazalgette Lucas
December 12, 1927 (aged 74 years)
Death of a brotherHenry Frederick Lucas
1943 (aged 89 years)
Death 1950 (aged 96 years)
Family with parents
Birth: 1815Louth, Lincolnshire England
Death: August 10, 189036 Albert St, Rugby
Birth: October 3, 1820 36 24Barningham
Death: May 8, 1853Manchester
Marriage: July 19, 1841
4 years
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
Birth: November 5, 1845 30 25TENBY Dyfed Wales
Death: 1901Weymouth
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
Birth: 1850 35 29Alford
Death: November 14, 1872At Sea in Steamship "Devon"
2 years
elder brother
Birth: 1851 36 30ALFORD Lincolnshire England
Death: December 12, 1927Pembury, Kent
2 years
Birth: April 1853 38 32Rusholme, Lancashire
Death: 1950Wokingham, Berkshire
Family with Joseph Stratton
Birth: May 1, 1839Clifton, Campville, Staffordshire
Death: January 11, 1917Wokingham, Berkshire
Birth: April 1853 38 32Rusholme, Lancashire
Death: 1950Wokingham, Berkshire
Marriage: 1892Kensington

From Richard Ellis: In the 1881 Census she appears at 83 Sloan Street, Chelsea (RG11/87, f53, p3) in the household of Emma Beddley (should be Baddeley), widow. She is described as single, aged 26, born Lancashire, which matches your data, but is also described as 'sister'. Emma Baddeley's maiden name was Curtis (or maybe Ellis, but therein lies another mystery), so not obvious why she should be described as sister, or sister-in-law.


Courtesy of Harvey and Judy Colling:

Notes for Louisa Cecelia Bazalgette Lucas LUCAS On the basis of family stories, Louisa believed she was descended from Lucas aristocracy, and extensively researched her ancestry. It is 'on record' that the Rev Francis White, Rector of Ormsby, urged a William Lucas, who had secreted himself in Lincolnshire during the Civil War, to make claim to the Baronetcy of Lucas, but he refused. This she linked to her known ancestor, William Lucas of Authorpe (abt 1670 - 1720), but she was unable to find any proof of the connection. Her research was presented to the SoG as The Lucas Pedigree: ''Perhaps the most attractive collection held by the Society are two beautifully illustrated albums compiled by Miss Louise Cecilia Bazalgette Lucas Lucas. She deposited them with the Society in July 1945, together with related paperwork. The albums however were compiled sixty years earlier. The genealogy in the albums is by modern standards undoubtedly dubious. Any doubt however about the quality of the research however is immediately overwhelmed by the visual feast: page after page of hand-coloured coats of arms or gold leaf marginalia take the breath away. The whole point of the album however was to commemorate a family however which Miss Lucas felt had suffered generations of decline. In the introduction she wrote 'We used to be big people once, but have gone down in the world. People at whom a hundred years ago we turned up our noses, now turn up their noses at us... We had married heiresses gone mounting up to the top of fortune's wheel, and it had been well with us - But alack, in these later days we had been too well known at Epsom and Newmarket. We had been very much at home at Crockford's [gambling club]... [and] had generally misbehaved ourselves, and in consequences, our many acres had passed into the hands of Manchester gents, with fat snug faces, who wage war of extermination against the letter h and use big words when little ones would have done better.' '' ...and in the history of St Nicholas Church, Little Saxham, Suffolk : ''The oak hymnboard was carved and presented in 1913 by Mrs Louise Cecelia Bazalgette Lucas Stratton, a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Lucas. She also carved the oak panelling on either side of the Lucas monument in the chancel, incorporating in the frieze on the left side, arms of Lucas, Aspall, Lucas with Kemys in pretence, Petchy and Gedding and, on the right side, those of Morieux, Lucas, Kemys quartering Griffith ap Rees, Brampton and Kemys.''


Courtesy of Harvey & Judy Colling:

Other events for Louisa Cecelia Bazalgette Lucas LUCAS

Census Living on own means, with Aunt Julia. (1891, Elgin House, Drayton Gardens, Kensington). Census Visitor, age 36 (recorded as sister) (1881, 83 Sloane St, Chelsea, London). Census Scholar, with Aunts Julia Bazalgette & her sisters. (1861, 1 Brunswick Rd, Hove, Sussex).