Very Rev. George William LUKIN
- Born: 1739
- Christened: 26 Sep 1739, Braintree
- Marriage: Susan Catherine DOUGHTY on 30 Jun 1767 in Hanworth
- Died: 27 Nov 1812, Deanery, Wells, Somerset, England aged 73
Extract from the "Biographical Register of Christ's College: 1505-1905" by John Peile, Vol. II (1913)
Lukin, George William: of Essex. School: Eton, under Dr. Barnard. Admitted pensioner under Messrs Shepherd and Backhouse 25 Jan. 1759. Age 18.
LL.B. 1797. Son of Robert Lukin, of Braintree, gent., whose widow Sarah married William Windham of Felbrigg. Resided till Lade Day 1763, but took no degree at that time: name in Study-rents till Lady Day 1767. Ordained deacon, Norwich, 1762 Dec.: priest, 1763, Dec. Rector of Aylmerton and Felbrigg, Norfolk, 1764. Married Catherine Doughty of Hanworth Park, Norfolk, by whom he had a son William, who succeeded his half-uncle, the Right Hon. William Windham, and took his name. Prebendary of Westminster 1797; when he proceeded to his degree of LL.B.: incorporated at Oxford, June 1798, and proceeded to D.C.L. June 23. Resigned his prebend 1799, when he became Dean of Wells. Died 27 Nov. 1812.
Extract from "The Visitation of England and Wales (Vol 3)" by Joseph Jackson Howard (1893)
The Very Rev. George William Lukin, bapt. at Braintree 26 Sept 1739; of Christ's College, Cambridge, LL.B. 1797, D.C.L. Oxford 1798; Rector of Felbrigge and Aylmerton, co. Norfolk, Prebendary of Westminster 1797, Dean of Wells 1799; died at the Deanery, Wells, co. Somerset 27 November 1812, buried at Felbrigge.
The Rev. George William Lukin was the half brother of William Windham (son of Colonel William Windham and Sarah Hicks), who was the local squire of Felbrigg Hall and one time member of parliament for Norwich and Secretary of War in the Cabinet. William Windham had a special affection for all the children of the Rev. Lukin and in particular William Lukin who would eventually become his heir.
George married Susan Catherine DOUGHTY on 30 Jun 1767 in Hanworth. (Susan Catherine DOUGHTY was born on 27 Feb 1748, christened on 28 Feb 1748, died on 15 Apr 1814 and was buried on 20 Apr 1814 in Parish Church, Hove, Sussex.)