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The death took place on Monday of Mrs Caroline Agnes Lucas, of Castle Precincts, Lewes, a well-known Lewes lady who, for many years had been associated with the Sussex Archaeological Society and other local activities. She was 78 years of age and the third daughter of the late Rev W de St Croix, a former vicar of Glynde, and it was at the Glynde Vicarage that Mrs Lucas was born. She was married in 1876 and her husband died in 1893, leaving her with seven children, of whom five survive. One of her daughters, Miss Lucas, is assistant hon secretary of the Sussex Archaeological Society. Prior to living at Castle Precincts Mrs Lucas was at Barbican House.
The funeral was at St John's Parish Church, Lewes, yesterday (Thursday).
The family mourners were: Miss C M Lucas (daughter), Mrs Barnicot (daughter), Mr and Mrs John C Lucas (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs A D Pearce (son-in-law and daughter), Mr Arthur Hill (son-in-law), Mr J P A Barnicot (grandson), Miss E A de St Croix (sister), Mr and Mrs F de St Croix (brother and sister-in-law), and Mr and Mrs A W Richardson (nephew and niece).
Caroline Agnes Lucas (née de St Croix) 1850-1928, photographed in Reeves Studio, Lewes, c1868 when she aged 17-18.
She had been a founder member of the Glynde Butterflies stoolball team two years earlier in 1866.
She went on to marry John Clay Lucas, some eight years after this photo was taken. He was one of three partners leasing Glyndebourne Farm and the chalk pits in Glynde & Beddingham at the time.
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