(Father of Needham Market Brothers) Lucas
(Abt 1770-)
(Cal 1775-)
James Lucas
(Cal 1796-1862/1862)
Patience Garnham
(Cal 1802-1864/1864)
Obadiah Lucas
(Cal 1829-1899)


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Obadiah Lucas

  • Born: Cal 1829, Needham, Suffolk 2
  • Marriage: Sarah Pivett Jan to Mar 1848 in Bosmere &c (reg), Suffolk 1
  • Died: 25 Mar 1899, Queensland, Australia 3

   Another name for Obadiah was Shadrack Lucas.4


  General Notes:

Are Obadiah and Shadrack the same person? O appears only in 1851 and 1861 (next door to James and Patience in Ipswich) and S in 1841 only.

Looking more closely it seems likely that Obadiah's name was incorrectly copied as Shadrack from the original form - except for the first letter it's not hard to see"Obadiah" in "Shadrack"

From familyhistoryonline .....
Name Obadiah James LUCAS Date 1 May 1869 Aged 1m Place Ipswich Description Cemetery Denomination Cemetery County code SFK



He worked as a Labourer at Iron Foundry in 1851 and resided at Dove Yard, Ipswich. 5 (note that this is the Yard of the Dove Inn run by Obadiah B Lucas b 1800)

He worked as an Ag Lab in 1861 and resided at Milton St, Ipswich. 6 (note that he is next door to James and Patience Lucas who so far seem the best bet to be his parents)

He immigrated on the "St James" in 1874 to Queensland. 7 (settled in the Maryborough area)

He worked as a Labourer in 1871 and resided at Bramford Village, Suffolk. 8


Obadiah married Sarah Pivett Jan to Mar 1848 in Bosmere &c (reg), Suffolk.1 (Sarah Pivett was born Cal 1825 in Southwold, Suffolk 5 and died on 6 Jul 1895 in Queensland.)


1 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Marriages Mar 1848
Pivett Sarah Bosmere & 12 407
LUCAS Obadiah Bosmere &c. 12 407.

2 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, 1851C, 1861C.

3 Regsitry Queensland Historical Index, 1899/C003280 Lucas Obadiah James Lucas Patience Gamham

4 Online Census and BMD,, 1841.

5 Online Census and BMD,, 1851C.

6 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C.

7 Web (Misc),

8 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.