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Thomas Lucas

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Sir Thomas Lucas (1822-1902)

Son of James Lucas

Married first Jane Golder and had a daughter and then after her death, married secondly Mary Amelia Chamberlin, daughter of Robert Chamberlin of Norwich and had six sons and four daughters.

1902 Obituary [1]

. . . . In 1874 arrangements were made for taking into partnership Mr. Aird, now Sir John Aird, Bart., M.P.; and under the style of Lucas and Aird, and John Aird and Sons, the new firms were heavily engaged in all directions on railways, dock and harbour construction, and gas- and waterworks, the Hull and Barnsley Railway, the West Highland Railway, besides work for most of the principal railway companies. The Tilbury and Royal Albert Docks, and numerous dock extensions, belong to the ensuing period; and it was to Lucas and Aird that the tentative scheme for connecting Suakim and Berber by railway, in 1886, was entrusted.

Mr. Charles T. Lucas and his brother both retired from business during their lifetime, after a partnership of half a century, during which small beginnings had grown through strenuous efforts into a record of remarkable achievements. . . . [more]

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