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1848 Born in Greenwich.
1873 Joined the Society of Telegraph Engineers
1875 Married Katherine Mary Riddle in Greenwich
1875 Patent application by Francis Robert Lucas, of No: 08, Old Broad-street, in the city of London, in respect of the invention of "improvements in submarine cables."
1876 Birth of son, Ralph
1879 A civil engineer, at the baptism of his son Keith in Greenwich
1881 Francis R. Lucas 32, telegraph engineer, lived in Charlton with Katherine M. Lucas 29, Ralph Lucas 5, Keith Lucas 2
1891 Lived in Kidbrooke
1906 Patent on "improvements in grapnels for raising submarine cables".
1925 Retired as managing director of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co
1931 Died in Uckfield