Work in Progress

The purpose of this page is to provide a home for material which is somewhat tentative or incomplete. It may also be used to pose questions about possible connections, or about 'missing persons' or 'strays' who don't seem to fit into any of our current trees.


Any questions or comments concerning these contributions should be sent by email to the Lovelock Mailing List:

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Extending established Trees and Fragments back in time

All Family Trees have to start somewhere, and it is often not as far back in time as living members of the trees would like. Lovelock and Loveluck Family Trees are no different in this respect, but sometimes there are tempting glimpses of what 'might have been'.

Please follow
this link to read about the theories and associated research that apply to attempts to extend some of our trees and fragments back in time.

Proposed Trees and Fragments


This section describes projects which should help to fill some of the gaps in our records. Volunteers are sought to help with the work of extracting or transcribing records.
The objective of this project is to complete the collections of "Lovelocks by Parish" for different counties. Robert Sterry has done a magnificent job of compiling collections for a number of counties, with input from a large number of fellow-contributors, but we have by no means complete collections for all of these counties, and there are still (January 2017) four of the old (pre-1900) counties of England for which we have not a single Lovelock event record: Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Nottinghamshire and Westmorland. That may be because there are none to find, but it would be nice to know!

Statistical Analyses

Although on-line sources now provide access to relatively large amounts of genealogical data, we have not yet (October 2016) embarked on any large scale analyses of any of that data as it affects or refers to Lovelocks. A start has been made, however, and the results of reviews of Adult and Infant Deaths, of Registered Births, and of National Probate Calendar data can be accessed here.

Suggestions for other analyses are most welcome, and these can be submitted through the Lovelock Mailing list:
(instructions for how to join the Mailing List can be found on the Mailing List page).

Arthur Lovelock and the 2nd St Pancras Tree

Bill Lovelock (Wilfred M. Lovelock) provided the following photographs with this note:

James Lovelock and family

"I have 3 photos of an Arthur Lovelock", says Bill. "He does not appear in the "Family Photo" above as being a son of James Lovelock, but perhaps he was a cousin. My Auntie in Essex (who died in 1998) immediately identified him as "Uncle Arthur" in the photo below left, with two of James Lovelock's sons who were actually her true uncles."

The other two photos below are obviously of the same Arthur Lovelock as an older man posing with his new bride.


Who's who?

Bob Hossack provided the following photograph with this note:

"The lady at the far left back row is Jessica Lovelock (b.1890, Bethnal Green) and the lady kneeling in front of her is Minnie Lovelock (b.1880, Haggerstone). They were the sisters of Ellen Lydia Lovelock, who was my great grandmother. Ellen's eldest son Frederick Peter Ingarfield was my grandfather and his wife, Betty (Ellen's posthumous daughter-in-law), is the lady in the middle holding the arm of the young man in the dark jacket (who is Betty's brother). So, I know the names of the of three standing on the left and the one kneeling on the left, but the three standing to the right, and the two girls kneeling next to Minnie, are a mystery to me. I'm guessing they are Lovelocks, but can't be sure."

If you can identify any of the other five people please let us know.

Jessie plus Minnie plus ...?



This section is for the listing of families or individuals which have not currently been linked to any of the trees on the Web site, but are or appear to be, of particular interest. Please access this material through this link.