I am grateful to Andrew Peckett for most of the information on this page.
In 1861 she was at home.
In 1871, at Cambridge Road, Little Abington, next to her family, Mary Ann was a general servant aged 15, born at Abington, in the household of Thomas O. Kent aged 30 born at Fulbourn, a farmer of 430 acres.
She married Charles William Lucas, at West Wickham, 23 November 1878. He (X) was of full age, a bachelor of West Wickham, (no father stated). Mary Ann Cutter (X) was of full age, a spinster of West Wickham, a daughter of William Cutter, a labourer. The witnesses were Tom Cutter and Flora Cutter.
In 1881 Mary A. was living in West Wickham Street, West Wickham. She was aged 25 and born at Little Abington. Her husband, Charles, was aged 25, an agricultural labourer, born at Linton and their child was Dennes (sic), aged 1, born at West Wickham.
In the 1891 census of West Wickham, next to White Hall, in 4 rooms, Maryann was aged 35 and born at Little Abington. Her husband, Charles Lucas, was aged 35, an employed agricultural labourer and born at Linton. Their children were Dennis, aged 11, Agnes aged 9, Charles W. aged 7, Edith S. aged 5, Beatrice F. aged 3 and Alice L. aged 1, all born in West Wickham.
In the 1901 census of West Wickham, White Hall Cottage (3 rooms), Charles was aged 45, a horsekeeper on farm, born at Linton, with his wife, Mary Ann aged 45, born Little Abington and their children Agnes 19, Charles 17 (domestic house boy [worker]), Beatrice 13, Alice 9, Kate 8, and John 5, all born at West Wickham.
In 1911, at West Wickham in 3 rooms were Charles Lucas, aged 55, a horseman on farm born at Linton, his wife, Mary Ann aged 55 and born at Little Abington. They had been married for 32 years and had had 9 children of whom 2 had died. Also with them were their children Charles aged 27 a farm labourer, Alice aged 21 a general servant (domestic), Kate aged 18 and John aged 15 a farm labourer, all born at West Wickham.
On a memorial inscription at West Wickham Parish Church was inscribed: ‘In loving memory of Charles William Lucas fell asleep March 27 1924 aged 68 also of Agnes Priscilla his beloved daughter d. Nov 3 1905 age 24 also Mary Ann Lucas d. June 15 1929 age 73 also Denis Lucas PO Rifles 373750 died of wounds in France Dec 2 1917 age 38.
Mary Ann and Charles William had eight children:
Dennis Lucas (1879 - 1917), born 1879 December quarter at West Wickham and died 2 December 1917 in France. He was buried Rocquigny-Eguancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.
Agnes Priscilla Lucas (1881 - 1905), born 1881 September quarter at West Wickham and died 3 November 1905.
Charles William Lucas, born 1883 December quarter at West Wickham
Edith Sarah Lucas, born 1886 March quarter at West Wickham
Beatrice Flora Lucas, born 10 Feb 1888 at West Wickham
Alice Louise Lucas, born 1890 March quarter at West Wickham
Kate Lucas, born 1892 December quarter at West Wickham
Harry John Lucas, born 1895 December quarter at West Wickham
Posted November 2016