The Family of John George Lucy (1792 - 1873)

I am grateful to Ross Turle for some of the information on this page. The details of Mary Ann Lucy (daughter) are from the Internet tree of Doug and Jenny Laidlaw.

John George was baptised 1st April 1792 at St Mary's Newington, Surrey, a son of William Lucy and Mary late Blundell formerly Rutter.

There is a marriage of a John George Lucy to Sarah Saunders, 18 July 1828 at St Botolph Bishopsgate.

He married Ann (or Mary Ann Perie).

On 1 July 1839 John George Lucy dissolved his partnership with Charles Lucy. They were fishmongers at 17 and 99 Lower Thames Street, and 10 Darkhouse Lane, Billingsgate, London.

In the 1851 census index, at St James Islington, there is a John George Lucy aged 59 and born at Kevington (probably Newington). With him was Mary A Lucy aged 20 born at Shoreditch and three servants.

He married next Mary Ann Patman in the Wandsworth district in the March quarter 1852.

Mary Ann died in the Epping district in the September quarter 1857.

John George Lucy married finally Lucy Eliza Collins 22nd February 1859 at Epping Parish Church, Essex. Both John George Lucy and Lucy Eliza Collins were of full age. John was a widower and Lucy, a widow, and John gave his rank or profession as esquire. John's father was William Lucy, a sadler. Lucy's father was John Lee who was an upholsterer. The witnesses were Henry Blundell [half-brother], Henry Willis and Anne Willis; Anne may not be her first name as there is a name before Anne, which cannot be read, either because it was badly written or because it has been crossed out. A Mary Ann Blundell was a witness at the marriage of Sophia Maria Belsham, at Knockholt, Kent in 1864. Under the will of Lucy Eliza Lucy, a Sarah Ann Willis, a niece of Lucy's first husband and widow of Henry Willis was a beneficiary.

Lucy Eliza Collins was previously married to Robert Collins, for in 1851, at Great Marlow, Bucks, there is Robert Collins aged 79, born at Great Marlow, and his wife, Lucy Eliza, aged 39 born at Havant, with one servant. Lucy Eliza Lee and Robert Collins married in the December quarter 1837 in the Epping district. Robert Collins probably died in the June quarter 1856 in the Epping district.

In 1861, at The Plain, Epping, John J. (sic) Lucy was aged 69, (born therefore about 1791) a retired fish salesman, born in Newington, Surrey, with his wife, Lucy E. Lucy aged 48 and born at Havant, Hampshire. There was also his cousin, Elizabeth Belsham was aged 12 and born at Tawney, Essex. There were also three unmarried servants, Jane Layel a cook aged 21 born at Dagenham, Susan Wright, a housemaid aged 25 and born at Epping and William Shepperd, a groom and gardener, born at Shalford, Essex.

John George Lucy was living in Streatham in 1871. Elizabeth Belsham, on her marriage, was a spinster, of the parish of Streatham and so it is probable she was married from his home. This suggests that when James Belsham married again, in 1855, the children of his first marriage were dispersed and Elizabeth was brought up by John George Lucy and his wife, Lucy Eliza.

In the 1871 census index, at Streatham, there is a John E. Lucy aged 79, born at Borough Middx and Lucy E. aged 58 born at Havant.

John George Lucy's death was registered in the June quarter 1873 in the Wandsworth district. He was aged 81.

The notice of the distribution of his estate was published in the London Gazette 18 July 1873. He was a fish salesman late of Balham, Surrey and of 17 Lower Thames Street, London. He died 11 June 1873. His will was proved at the Principal Registry 7 July 1873 by Lucy Eliza Lucy was his sole executrix. Her solicitors were Wilde, Wilde, Berger and Moore of 21 College Hill, London.

His will was dated 22 November 1871. He appointed his wife, Lucy Eliza Lucy his sole executrix and his wife and John George Watts his trustees. The witnesses were Walter E. Moore, solicitor and George W. Abdy, clerk to Wilde, Berger, Moore and Wilde, solicitors, 21 College Hill, London. Probate was granted 7 July 1873 to Lucy Eliza Lucy of 3 Devonshire Place, Balham, his widow. Effects under £40,000. His bequests were

In 1877 Lucy Eliza Lucy was living at 1 Royal Crescent, Brighton.

In 1881 at 2 College Road Brighton, Lucy E. Lucy was a widow, aged 68, born at Havant, Hampshire. With her were her niece, Mabel Lucy Banks (as Mabel A. Bank, IGI transcription, a daughter of Elizabeth Banks, formerly Belsham) aged 5 and born at Croydon and her niece (should be great niece), Ellen M. Watts, unmarried, aged 28, (a daughter of John George Watts) born in Bermondsey. Ellen M. Watts, probably took Mabel with her when Ellen paid a visit to her great aunt and the label ‘niece’ was attached to Mabel by the enumerator.

Lucy Eliza Lucy's death was 12 May 1885 (registered in the Brighton district in the June quarter 1885 - she was aged 73).

Probate of her will was granted at the Principal Probate Registry, 9 July 1885 and her final gross estate was £21653.12s.6d (March 1886).

Her will was dated 22 August 1877. She was a widow of 1 Royal Crescent, Brighton. Her executors were Frederick Seymour Banks of Lesley Lodge, Croydon, esquire and John George Watts of 8 Brunswick Square, Camberwell, esquire. The witnesses were William Smith, clerk to Wilde, Berger, Moore and Wilde, solicitors, 21 College Hill, London and William Vanson, coachman to Mrs Lucy. Her bequests were as follows:

John George and Ann's child was:

  1. Mary Ann, born 5 July 1830 and baptised 27 May 1832 at St Leonard Shoreditch, a child of John George Lucy and Ann. She married first William Boykett in 1851 in Holloway (in the December quarter 1851 in the Islington district). She entered Port Adelaide, SA, Australia in 1853. William Boykett died 17 December 1875 at Smythesdale. She married secondly Henry James Maynard 7 August 1877 in Smythesdale. She died 6 October 1877 at Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia. She had a number of descendents.

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Posted January 2008