CFHS code : ML94

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of FRANCES DYSON HOLLAND daughter of THOMAS DYSON HOLLAND b June 24 1809 d Jan 28 1902 aged 92 Sacred to the Memory of MARGARET LUCAS wife of the late WILLIAM RUSSELL LUCAS Esq daughter of T DYSON HOLLAND of Heighington House Lincoln b Dec 26 1813 d Jan 10 1901 aged 87

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202717, 0.13738871 – click here for location

Holland and Lurns grave
Holland and Lucas monument



Frances Dyson Holland (24 June 1809 – 28 January 1902)

Frances was born in at Heighington – about four miles south of the county town of Lincoln and was the daughter of Thomas Dyson Holland.  In 1861 she was living with her widowed sister Amelia in Clifton, Bristol – she was described as a ‘fund holder’ on the census of that year. When the census of  1881 was taken she was living at ‘Formosa’ in Widcombe, just outside Bath with her sister Margaret and niece Fanny Hort (née Holland).

Fanny and Margaret then moved to Cambridge – presumably to be nearer to their niece and her family.  In 1891 they were living at 8 Trumpington Street and then both went to live with Fanny Hort at 6 St. Peter’s Terrace (1901).  Fanny died at St. Peter’s Terrace aged 92 years old.

Margaret Dyson Lucas (née Holland) (26 December 1813 – 10 January 1901)

Margaret was Fanny’s younger sister and married William Russell Lucas (1807-1846) on 14 November 1839 at St. John’s Church, Washingborough  near Heighington.  William was in the Soldier and was a paymaster in the ‘Kings Regiment’ when they married. He was the son of Royal Navy Commander Mark Robinson Lucas and his wife Sarah. William died in Cheltenham in 1846 aged 38 years old and it is not believed that the couple had any children. She later went to live with her sister Fanny and died at 6 St. Peter’s Terrace aged 87 years old.



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Frances Dyson Holland; Margaret Lucas