Sources - General
This page contains links to various collections of Lovelock and Loveluck records which are not restricted to a particular UK county or even to a single country:
Emigration and Travel from the UK
Lovelocks and Lovelucks arriving in the UK as Ships' Passengers
This data has been transcribed from an index to the Board of
Trade's passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom
from foreign ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean from
1890-1960, as presented on the Ancestry.co.uk website.
Note that where an address is quoted this may
simply have been the address the individual was to visit, rather
than a permanent residence.
Each link in the boxes below will take you to a table of arrivals for that decade.
Links in the right-hand columns of the tables for each decade will take you to the
appropriate Webtrees page.
GRO Records for England and Wales
The General Register Office (GRO) is part of Her Majesty's Passport Office and oversees civil registration in England and Wales. The Office maintains the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837.
Births, Marriages and Deaths from July 1837:
A large number of Lovelock birth, marriage and death events
registered with the GRO were provided in the early days of the
website by Malcolm Lovelock and Robert Sterry. However, not all
Lovelock events had been extracted (see below). Most of the
records were extracted directly from the GRO Indices by Malcolm
and Robert, but the database also includes information provided
by Gwen Eastment, John Dixon, and Alison Turner.
Last updated 2-Feb-2002.
Disclaimer: Although every effort was made to avoid errors, complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed in the transcription of such a large number of extracts from films, some of which were in poor condition.
The records are available as an Access
Database, an Excel
spreadsheet (with separate worksheets for births,
marriages and deaths) or in HTML format as separate pages for:
GRO Lovelock births, GRO Lovelock marriages and GRO Lovelock deaths
A set of tables
shows which events had been systematically extracted for which
years/quarters by Malcolm and Robert. There is also some data
for other events/years/quarters, mostly from other contributors
Transcriptions from the data at the Ancestry.co.uk,
Findmypast.co.uk or The Genealogist.co.uk websites have been
undertaken by Sue Lovelock and others of all available Lovelock
and Loveluck entries from 1984 to 2007. The transcriptions are
accessible through the links in the table below. Once again
every effort has been made to avoid errors but complete accuracy
cannot be guaranteed when transcribing such a large number of
entries. Each link will take you to other tables containing the
Birth, Marriage and Death data (as at 1 Sep 2018) for the
particular year listed in the table. Births are recorded in
alphabetical order of the first names of the individuals;
Marriages are recorded in month order, and alphabetically within
each month according to the first names of the Lovelock spouse;
Deaths are recorded in month order, and alphabetically within
each month according to the first names of the individual.
Loveluck entries in all cases follow the Lovelock entries and
the individuals' names are in bold.
Births, Marriages and Deaths 1984 -
Deaths 2007 - 2018:
The records of Deaths from 2007 to 2018 presently available on the above websites are probably far from complete. However the data that was available from Ancestry.co.uk or Findmypast.co.uk at 23 Oct 2019 was transcribed and may be accessed here: Lovelock and Loveluck Deaths from 2007 - 2018 (Note that there are only two Loveluck deaths recorded as at 23 Oct 2019). Where the deceased left a Will there is a link to our page of extractions from the UK Find a Will website.
Deaths 2007 - 2019 (GRO Online):
In November 2019 the UK General Record Office added information
on deaths up to a point in that year to their Online Index of
Deaths. This is differently detailed to the information referred
to in the previous paragraph so all of those entries are
duplicated to ensure as complete a picture as possible. This
additional data may be accessed here: Additional
General Record Office data for deaths in 2007-2019
FreeBMD: To quote
from the FreeBMD Web
site: "FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is
to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages
and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet
access to the transcribed records." Since the records referred
to at the head of this section that Malcolm and Robert extracted
were compiled the amount of data available on the FreeBMD Web site has
increased enormously, and is continually evolving. So
if you don't find what you're looking for in those files, you
should try FreeBMD itself. In addition, a large number of
digital images of the GRO indexes are available on the Free BMD
Currently, Free BMD record coverage is incomplete in a very few
places from 1975 onwards, although images and data for most
births, marriages and deaths are available up to Oct-Dec 1983
(Free BMD's original planned end-date). From 1984 to 1992 there
are 46 Lovelock births in 1984, 33 Lovelock marriages in 1984,
40 in 1985, 35 Lovelock deaths in 1985, one Loveluck birth in 1984, one Loveluck
marriage in each of 1984 and 1985, and two Loveluck deaths in 1985 but no other data as at 6 Jan 2020.
Others: Indexes of GRO
records for various periods are also available on the Ancestry
subscription web site, on the familyrelatives
pay-per-view site, or on the Findmypast website on
either a subscription or pay-per-view basis.
Military and War Records
- The Crimean War - we know from entries in various newspapers
of the times that an Edward Lovelock was a trumpeter in the Crimea, who
possibly went missing or was killed at the Siege of Sebastopol or in the battle of Balaclava.
He does not appear in the records of Chelsea Pensioners, so presumably he
perished at Sebastopol or later in the campaign.
George Lovelock from the Crompton Tree also served in the Crimea, and he is included in the records of Chelsea Pensioners below.
who were Chelsea Pensioners
- Lovelock Boer War Casualties
- Lovelock World
War 1 Army deaths (provided by Malcolm Lovelock), with
Name, Rank, Regiment and Date of Death.
[The links in the names lead to further information on each individual.]
- Lovelock Soldiers' Wills
of Soldiers' Effects
Army World War 1 Pension Records Originally provided by Graham Lovelock 18-Oct-07
- Lovelock World War 2 Service deaths
World War 2 Civilian deaths
- Lovelocks in The National Archives collection* of Royal Navy ratings' service records 1853-1923
- Lovelocks on
the Royal Air Force Muster Roll Provided by Sue
- Lovelocks from the 1841 Census in Military Establishments
- Lovelocks from
the 1871 Census in Military Establishments
from the 1911 Census in Overseas Military Establishments
Provided by Graham Lovelock
Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms
- British Armed Forces and Overseas
Data from Other Countries:
Army records for Australia, 1889 - 1907
Provided by Chris Hewson
Expeditionary Force (World War 1) Lovelocks
Provided by Graham Lovelock
Photographs of Lovelock and Loveluck War Dead The aim
of this Project, associated with the CWGC, is "to record and
available, photographs of as many war graves and memorials as possible so that there is a pictorial record of yesterday's sacrifices for
tomorrow's descendants". There are 87 Lovelock and 2 Loveluck graves listed.
Overseas Records for Lovelock and Loveluck British Nationals
- Births and Baptisms of Lovelocks and Lovelucks in the British Armed Forces and Overseas
- Marriages of Lovelocks and Lovelucks
in the British Armed Forces and Overseas
Wills and Probate
Wills for England and Wales are available
through the UK Find
a Will web site.
The databases include wills and probate details dating back
Database searches are free of charge, and the results include relevant scanned pages, with summaries of the corresponding wills.
There is a £10 fee for a copy of the complete will, but the summaries (for entries up to 1996) provide the essential details.
Transcribed Lovelock entries are accessible from the links below.
Extracts from the National Probate Calendars 1858 - 1943
Transcribed by John Lovelock and compiled by Robert Sterry
The National Probate Calendars are indexes to most Wills that have been proven in the United Kingdom since 1858 and are updated annually by the Probate Registry. They give basic information about the testator (full name, address, occupation and date of death) and probate information (date probate granted, where the will was proved, names of the executors and the value of the estate).
- LOVELOCK Extracts from the National Probate Calendars 1850 - 1995 Provided by Graham Lovelock 1-Nov-04, updated 6-Jun-12, and 13-Feb-15
- LOVELOCK Extracts from
the UK Find a Will website for deaths between 1996 and
- LOVELUCK Extracts from the National Probate Calendars 1877 - 1995 [There are no entries before 1877]
- LOVELUCK Extracts from the UK Find a Will website for deaths between 1996 and 2018
- A list of Lovelock PCC
Wills, together with transcripts of a number of
them, provided by Robert
Sterry, were added to this page on 1-Nov-03.
Will and Inventory of John Lovelock of Luckington made 2 August 1707 : A transcript provided by John Paul Bradford was added to this page on 25-Feb-19
Will of Gabriel Lovelock of Shaw, Berks made 5 November 1768 : A transcript was added to this page on 10-Oct-19.
Will of John Lovelock of Bitton made 9 March 1769 : A transcript was added to this page on 27-Oct-14.
Will and Codicil of Gabriel Lovelock the Elder of Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berks made 21 March 1814 : A transcript was added to this page on 10-Oct-19.
Will of Francis Lovelock Esq of Avington, Berks, 22 May 1834 (PROB 11/1831), A transcript by Leslie Lovelock and John Lovelock was added to this page on 8-Jan-05.
Will of Thomas Lovelock, Gardener of Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, 11 Oct 1839 (PROB 11/1917), A transcript provided by Chris Knight was added to this page on 2-Jan-05.
Will of John Lovelock of Barton Stacey made 14 February 1842 : A transcript was added to this page on 30 June 2015.
- Lovelock Wills from
the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives 1537 - 1858
Note that some of the wills are for places which are in Berkshire, others are in Wiltshire
- Land Records 1872 - 1873, transcribed by Mike Turner
entries in Boyd's Marriage Index 1500-1837 provided
by Robert Sterry, last updated 24-Jan-04
- Lovelocks and variants extracted for all counties included in the National Burial Index, other than Berks and Wilts provided by Robert Sterry 31-Jul-01
- Collected Lovelock Records (Excel file, HTML file) provided by Jill Fleming 29-Sep-03 (which contains many records for Berkshire, but also some for London, Hampshire, etc.)
- LOVELUCK births,
christenings, marriages, deaths, MI's and wills (HTML
document or Word
by John Dixon, last updated 5 Mar 2001. (Although this
document contains mainly LovelUck records, there are
also a number of LovelOck entries.)