Lucas, Abner (1798-1865)

Family

This travelling preacher was probably Abner Lucas, born abt1798 at Tunstall, Staffordshire.

After leaving the ministry he developed a fire brick manufacturing business at Eighton Banks, Lamesley, nr gateshead, Co. Durham.

He married Isabella Hall (1806-1874) on 2 October 1824 at St Oswald, Shincliffe, Co Durham. Census returns identify ten children;  two further children are identified via his grave memorial stone.

  • Peter (1826-1883) – a firebrick manufacturer
  • Catherine (1828-1853)
  • Ann (b1834) – married George Walker in 1859
  • Mary (b abt1834) – not identified after 1841 census
  • Jemima (1836-1848)
  • John (1838-1900) – a firebrick manufacturer
  • Isabella (1840-1842)
  • Robert (abt1842-1844)
  • Isabella (abt1844-1846)
  • Robert (1846-1883) – a brick manufacturer
  • Jemima (1848-1929) – married George Ferguson Burrell, a commission agent (1871), in 1870
  • Abner (1850-1918) – a brick manufacturer

Abner died on 21 February 1865 at Eighton Banks, Co. Durham.

Circuits

  • 1824 S Shields (6 mths)
  • 1824 Newcastle (6 mths)
  • 1825 Brompton
  • 1826-7 not shown
  • 1828 Thorne (W Lucas)
  • 1829 Hull
  • 1830 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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