Lucas, Frederick (1872-1907)


A transcription of the obituary published in the Minutes of Conference by David T. Mann is attached. He writes as follows:”Our brother lived much in the ideal, in contemplation of the mind of Christ, yet he was no mere dreamer, but manifested a strong practical wisdom with his idealism. His sermons were deeply coloured by both. He seta high ideal of life, and coupled with it practical guidance for its realisation. He had a lofty and dignified conception of the preacher’s office. The pulpit to him was the Holy of Holies—hallowed with intense sanctity. It was no place for a jest, but to prophetically declare, in clear and dignified language, high and holy truth. He had a Gospel—the Gospel of the Cross realised in his own experience, and to it he was passionately loyal.” 


Frederick was born on 3 May 1872 at Osset, Yorkshire, to parents Nathan Lucas, a butcher & grocer(1881), and Ellen Grace.

The 1891 census records Frederick as a butcher’s son. At the time of the 1901 census, Frederick was visiting in the Isle of Man.

Frederick died in late 1907 at Ossett, Yorkshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1894 Sheerness
  • 1897 Redhill
  • 1899 Burton on Trent
  • 1900 York
  • 1903 Ripon
  • 1906 Ossett


PM Minutes 1908/19 

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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