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NameRichard Lucas
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. ca. 1648-03-25 - d. 1715-06-29 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on John 17:4-5 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Psalms 112:7 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked ReportsDiary of Marriot -- preacher
Associated PlacesSt Olave -- ParishSt Stephen Coleman Street -- ParishAbergavenny -- Place of BusinessJesus College -- Place of StudyWestminster Abbey -- Post
Source of DataJennifer Farooq; Benjamin Durham
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 17136); CCEd (Person ID: 164684)
Other NoteBorn in Presteigne, Radnorshire, ca. 1648/9. Son of Richard Lucas. Matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford, in 1665, when he was sixteen. Graduated BA in 1668. Proceeded to MA in 1672; incorporated at Cambridge in 1677. Master at the free school of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, ca. 1670s. Appointed as a preacher in the diocese of London in 1676. Published "Practical Christianity" in 1677. Vicar of St Stephen, Coleman Street, London, 1678-1715. Lecturer of St. Olave, Southwark, 1683-ca. 1700. Despite failing eyesight, he continued preaching and publishing devotional works. Created BD and DD in 1691. Prebendary of Westminster, 1697-1715. President of Sion College in 1701. Married to Anne and was survived by three sons, including Richard (1692/3–1747) and William (1702/3–1753) who also became clergymen. Died at Westminster on June 29, 1715.
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GEMMS record createdJuly 31, 2015
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 11, 2017