The Origins of some Lovelock or Loveluck Trees


It has to be admitted that none of the Lovelock Trees that have been assembled to date take us back even to the earliest days of parish records, which, as far as England is concerned, was that point in 1538 when Thomas Cromwell, from the court of Henry VIII, ordered that every wedding, baptism and burial was to be recorded. Indeed we are lucky in most cases to be able to trace unbroken Lovelock family lines back to the early 18th Century, although there are a good few Lovelock records from the 16th and 17th Centuries that have withstood the vicissitudes of time, weather, and military or civil unrest. It seems also that Lovelocks have never been a part of England's aristocracy, so although the construction of genealogies was common enough in the Middle Ages none of them need concern us in our pursuit of information on our Lovelock forebears.

Some of our Lovelock Trees are nonetheless quite extensive, but inevitably working backwards in time they reach a point beyond which no firm and absolutely attributable data seems to exist. However, there are occasions when the data that we have collected supports some reasoned theorising about 'what might have been', and the purpose of this page is to collect together the results of these theories, to touch upon the research that supports them, and perhaps to stimulate further research.

Thus we have assembled some information relating to each of the
trees in the following list. Please follow the links in the left hand column to the supplementary pages.

If you have any information which seems to have been missed, or if your research has pointed to the possibilities of extending these or any of the other trees back in time, please share it with us!


The Lieflock Line This tree currently starts with the marriage of a Richard Lovelock and Mary Head from Easton, but where was Richard from originally?
The Wallingford Line
This tree currently starts with a John Lovelock who was buried in 1817 at the age of 77, but which of so many John Lovelocks was he?
The Kingsclere Line This tree currently starts with a Francis Lovelock, married and buried in Kingsclere, but born where?
The Tangley Tree
This tree currently starts with a John Lovelock who may be one of two baptised less than 5 months apart.
The Glamorgan Lovelucks
This tree currently starts with a John Lovelock who married Ann John in the church of St Mary, Margam, 23 Nov 1765
The Brimpton Branch
This tree currently starts with a Thomas Lovelock who was buried on 23 July 1839 at Brimpton.
The Swallowfield-Heckfield-Worplesdon Tree
This tree currently starts with a Thomas Lovelock who was possibly born around 1645.
The Lambeth-Australia-NZ Tree
This tree currently starts with a Stephen Lovelock who was buried on 10 February 1837, but was he the son of another Stephen?
The Wiltshire-Cornwall Tree
This tree currently starts with a Robert Lovelock who was buried on 23 July 1830 but whose son in Easton was he?