He assumed the office of Governor of Bombay on 5 November 1666 and 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.
- John Keay. The Honorable Company: A History of the English East India Company. New York: Macmillan, 1991. p. 133.
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