Berkshire Lovelock Family Trees and Fragments


Berkshire within England

The following table summarises the Lovelock trees and fragments that have their origins in Berkshire. It includes links (in the 'Tree Name' column) to the corresponding Descendant Trees. There are also links for some of the trees, in the 'Progenitor' column, to the Lovelock Webtrees portal (LovelockTrees). Webtrees is a tool for dynamic visualisation of genealogy data on a Web site. Essentially, all the available data in the gedcom file is accessible, including not only direct descendants of the progenitor of one of the trees, but any individuals to which the descendants are related in any way. In addition, all aspects of the data can be examined, including source references, notes, etc. There are also links in the table to the corresponding gedcom file itself where one exists.

Note: the gedcom file at LovelockTrees is always our most up-to-date version of a tree so is recommended as your first port of call.

Tree Name
Number of Individuals
Aldermaston 4-Mar-2021 Edward Loveluck, who was buried on 7 Mar 1701 at Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire aldermaston 202 90*
A Bucklebury Fragment
Gabriel Lovelock who was married to Sarah Wood in Croydon, Surrey in 1824

Beenham - Berks 31-Jan-2021 James Lovelock, who was buried on 24 Mar 1800 at Beenham, Berkshire Beenham 193 82
31-Jan-2021 John Lovelock, who was married to Elizabeth Oxlade in Bray, Berkshire, in 1774 Bray-USA
The Brimpton Branch
See notes below this table.
Hungerford - Shalbourne 31-Jan-2021 John Lovelock who was married to Sarah Dore on 29 Apr 1770 at Hungerford, Berkshire
hungerford 366
Kintbury 31-Jan-2021 Thomas Lovelock who married an Elizabeth Unknown, and was buried on 7 Apr 1711 at Kintbury, Berkshire
kintbury-berks 311
Lambourn - Sparsholt 24-Jan-2021 John Lovelock who may have married a Jane or Jean, otherwise unknown, and then Mary Drue on 1 Nov 1708, and who was buried on 10 Nov 1724 at Lambourn, Berkshire
lambourn 538
19-Dec-2020 Thomas Lovelock, who married Joane Unknown, and was buried in Fawley, Berkshire on 14 Jan 1708
A Thatcham Fragment
Edward Lovelock who was married to Elizabeth Downham on 1 Jun 1634 at Thatcham, Berkshire
Wallingford Berks Line 27-Feb-2021
John Lovelock, born about 1740 who was married to Mary Whitwick at Wallingford, Berkshire on 15 Nov 1779 wallingford 1655 473

* = including variants

Details and Origins of Trees

Note: For details of recent revisions to the various trees, consult the What's New page.

The Wallingford Berks Line

(Previously known as the Reading and Oxfordshire Lovelock Line)
Note: Historically, Wallingford was in the county of Berkshire, although it is now in Oxfordshire.

This line was originally researched by Gwen Eastment (née Lovelock). Robert Sterry and John Lovelock are now the main contributors to research on this Line, which also stretches into Oxfordshire.
For more details of the Sterry connection, see Robert's Sterry Worldwide Web pages.

Details for Remaining Trees

Aldermaston. This tree was produced by Graham Lovelock by merging two previous Aldermaston trees (see below), together with a number of changes and additions (see entry in What's New file for 21-Mar-08). First version added to the Web Site on 21 March 2008.

Aldermaston Tree1 and Aldermaston Tree 2 were submitted by Graham Lovelock and first appeared on the Web site on 7 July 2005.

A Bucklebury Fragment was originally added to the 'Work in Progress' page of the Web Site on 6 November 2012. The 'Lovelocks in Berkshire' data currently has a gap in the Bucklebury records in the period when Gabriel was apparently born, so there is no clear indication of the identities of his parents. There are believed to be no living Lovelocks who are part of this Fragment.

Beenham - Berks (previously known as the Berkshire - Cheshire - Lancashire Connection)
A tree with its origins in Beenham, Berkshire, which extends to Cheshire and Lancashire. Contributed by Graham Lovelock in September 2005.

The Brimpton Branch There are a number of possibilities relating to the progenitors of this fragment, none of which may apparently be excluded by the existing evidence. They are :
1. That Thomas was the man baptised at Hungerford in 1774, which would be consistent with his age at burial.
2. That Sarah was the Sarah Lane born at Thatcham in 1785, and that she married Thomas at Kingsclere in 1805.
3. That said Thomas had previously married Martha Dopson in 1802, despite there being no apparent burial of Martha in our records.
4. That the man who married Martha Dopson was the Thomas baptised at Ramsbury in 1781.
5. That the Thomas baptised at Ramsbury in 1781 married Sarah Lane at Kingsclere in 1805, although this would not be consistent with his age at burial.
6. That Thomas and Sarah, the progenitors of this fragment, are an as-yet-undiscovered couple.
[John Lewis believed 1. and 2. to be the case, and incorporated the relevant information into his Kingsclere families database, which is no longer available online.]

Links to supporting Census entries elsewhere on the Web Site are included at the end of the fragment, which was added to the Web Site on 12 November 2012.

The Hungerford- Shalbourne Tree was produced with some help from Graham Lovelock, especially with census records which helped in constructing the later generations. The 'Burghfield branch', descendants of Thomas Lovelock (1813-1865) was added later, and was developed by Graham Lovelock with contributions from Robin Lovelock and James Loveluck. First version added to the Web Site on 12 September 2006, and the Burghfield branch was added on 24 November 2007.

Kintbury Tree: This tree was originally submitted by John Lewis and first appeared on the Lovelock Web Site on 13 November 2004 as the Shaw cum Donnington Tree. Later extensions were proposed by Nigel Gerdes and John Lewis. Then in 2020 some further work by Helen Norton and Vicki Houlbrooke, stemming from examination of several Wills, led to the conclusion that the true progenitor was Thomas Lovelock buried at Kintbury in 1711.

Lambourn/Sparsholt Tree: A preliminary version of this tree was first provided by Robert Sterry on 15 January 2004, and incorporated material from Gwen Eastment and Janet Hearle. A more complete version was provided by Graham Lovelock on 10 January 2005, and in revised form on 24 January 2005. This version also included additional material and corrections from Sian Davies, Michelle Lovelock, Nigel Gerdes, Michael Bousher and a "Living Bowden".

Swallowfield-Heckfield-Worplesdon Tree: This tree was formed by a merger of the Swallowfield/Heckfield Tree, which was originally submitted by John Lewis, who is descended from Thomas Lewington, son of Jonathon Lewington and Elizabeth Lovelock, and of the Worplesdon (Surrey) Tree, when a John Lovelock born 1765 or 1766 was identified as being common to both. The original trees first appeared on the Web Site in 2004 and 2006 respectively. The combined tree first appeared on the Lovelock Web site on 3 September 2012.

A Thatcham Fragment: This Fragment begins with Edward Lovelock who married Elizabeth Downham on 1 June 1634 at Thatcham. Their great-grandson Francis, baptised at Thatcham on 8 July 1711, has been suggested by John Lewis as the progenitor of the Kingsclere Line. There is presently no independent evidence to support the suggestion. The Fragment was originally added to the 'Work in Progress' page of the Web Site on 9 January 2013.