Notable and Noteworthy Lovelocks

[With acknowledgement to Malcolm Lovelock, who provided quite a lot of additional information.]

Among the most well-known Lovelocks are:

  • John Edward (Jack) Lovelock (1910 - 1949):  Jack was a New Zealand runner who won a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics for the 1500 metres, which he ran in 3m 47.8s. See the Wikipedia page for Jack Lovelock for more details, together with photographs.
Jack appears in "Jack Lovelock Line - NZ runner" on the Lovelock Trees and Fragments for Other Count(r)ies page. There are also a number of hypothetical links to various Lovelock branches, but the evidence is not conclusive - see the notes on:

                                          Ancestors of John (Jack) Edward Lovelock 1910-1949, NZ Athlete.
       Early versions of some Lovelock trees and fragments also postulated links to Jack Lovelock, for example:

  • William Lovelock (1899 - 1986): William had a distinguished career in music - from 1939 to 1956 he was examiner in music at London University, where from 1954 to 1956 he was also Dean of the Faculty of Music; from 1956 to 1959 he was director of of the Queensland State Conservatorium (sic) of Music. He published numerous textbooks on music theory and the teaching of music. Further details can be found at:

William Lovelock can be found on the Wallingford Berks Line, married to Winifred Irene Littlejohn. According to the Australian Dictionary of Biography their wedding took place on 19 Jul 1926 at The Church of the Ascension, Battersea, London.
        [Information provided by Robert Sterry, John Lovelock and Graham Lovelock ]
Photo of William Lovelock