CFHS code : HS39

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ETHEL HOPE LUCAS daughter d Mar 25 1935 also ALICE MEDWAY LUCAS wife of GRAHAM LUCAS d Aug 10 1948 also ALICE ADELAIDE JOHNSTONE LUCAS d Mar 18 1965 aged 89

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202315, 0.13773528 – click here for location

Lucas monument May 2018

Monument

The kerb stones have become loose and fallen. Two corner posts are missing and one is loose. As the headstone has fallen forward it was not possible to check the inscription.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ETHEL HOPE LUCAS daughter d Mar 25 1935

also ALICE MEDWAY LUCAS wife of GRAHAM LUCAS d Aug 10 1948

also ALICE ADELAIDE JOHNSTONE LUCAS d Mar 18 1965 aged 89

Ethel Hope Graham Lucas (c.1878 – 25 March 1935)

Ethel was the youngest daughter of Graham and Alice Lucas and was born in Cambridge.   She lived with her mother and sister at 42 Milton Road and worked as a governess (1901).  Ethel did not marry and died at home aged 57 years old

Alice Medway Lucas  (née Lee) (1 October 1852 – 10 August 1948)

Alice was the only daughter of Henry Isaac Lee (1784 -1854) and his wife Maria (née Robson).  She was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey and baptised there on 24 November 1852.  Her father died when she was 18 months old, and it thought that her mother was later hospitalised so she was raised as a ward of Robert and Louisa Woodward (1861).  By the age of 18 Alice was living by herself in Islington and was described on the census of 1871 as being of indepdenent means.  She married Charles Graham Geffrey Lucas (known as Graham) (1856-1898) on 14 July 1874 at St Mary the Virgin Church in Dover, Kent.  The couple had two daughters: Alice Adelaide Johnstone and Edith Hope Graham and spent the early years of their marriage living in Dover and Paris.

The marriage ended in divorce in due to Graham’s adultery with Frederica Plus (1859-1902) which Alice alleged had been ongoing since 1877.  The divorce was finalised in Cambridge on 24 February 1881.  Alice and her daughters lived in Cambridge for the rest of their lives. She worked as a school mistress, and both her daughters worked as governesses. She died at Milton Road aged 95 years old.

Alice Adelaide Johnstone Lucas (29 July 1875 – 18 March 1965)

Alice was the eldest daughter of Alice and Graham Lucas and lived with her mother and sister at Milton Road.  She was still living there in 1965, but died at Chesterton Hospital aged 89 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Adelaide Johnstone Lucas; Alice Medway Lucas; Ethel Hope Lucas
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