Gervase Lucas

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Gervase Lucas was a governor of Bombay during the British Raj. He assumed the office on 5 November 1666. He died in office on 21 May 1667. He built a garrison on the island having a reinforcement of 60 men under a lieutenant, together with a supply of clothes, ammunition and stores, and a small vessel.

Lucas had his predecessor in office Humphrey Cooke jail for extortion while in office. After Cooke escaped and went to aid the Portuguese he was charged with treason.

Sources[edit]

  • John Keay. The Honorable Company: A History of the English East India Company. New York: Macmillan, 1991. p. 133.