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Samuel Lucas

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
Death: April 16, 1865 (54)
London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Hayhurst Lucas
Husband of Margaret Lucas
Brother of Frederick Lucas

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Samuel Lucas

"Samuel Lucas (1811–1865) was a British Journalist and abolitionist. He was the editor of the Morning Star in London, the only national newspaper in Britain to support the Unionist cause in the American Civil War. He died knowing that legal slavery in America had ended...

...Samuel Lucas was born in 1811 to a Quaker family in Wandsworth. Frederick Lucas was his younger brother. His father bought and sold corn. Lucas married his cousin Margaret Bright on 6 September 1839 who was also from a well connected family in the Society of Friends. His wife was to become famous in her own right largely after Lucas's death...

...Lucas died in London on 15 April 1865 of a bronchial illness, and it was noted that he lived long enough to be told of end of the battle of Richmond which marked the end of the American Civil War and slavery in the United States. He was buried in Highgate Cemetery in London, where in time his wife was also buried."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Samuel Lucas', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 July 2012, 16:31 UTC, <> [accessed 9 November 2012]

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Samuel Lucas's Timeline

London, England
April 16, 1865
Age 54
London, England