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.
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The 'live' topics for
us at the moment are:
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.
This section describes
projects which have helped or will help to fill some of the gaps
in our records. Volunteers were sought to help with the work of
extracting or transcribing records, and are still sought where
the projects are incomplete.
- A Mostly USA
Fragment: this Fragment has been assembled from a
range of sources, including various US Census data, the US
Social Security Index, and the FamilySearch website. Although
its roots are in England, the progenitors John Lovelock and
Delia Watson being identified as having been born there,
according to the FamilySearch entry detailing the death of their
son Francis J (possibly Francis Joseph), they do not seem to
have married in England so their precise geographical origins
- A Fragment linking the Lovelocks
of Wanborough and Highworth in Wiltshire was
proposed by John Lewis on 31 Oct 2012. As indicated at the head
of the fragment, John noted that there was no direct evidence
to link the William born in Wanborough in 1593 with the man
married in Highworth in 1610 and 1624, so this remains a matter
of speculation ... unless you have found that evidence!
sources now provide access to relatively large amounts of
genealogical data, we have not 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: email@example.com
how to join the Mailing List can be found on the Mailing List page).
A potential addition to the
Crime and Punishment page?
Marty Lovelock has asked if anyone can help regarding the
following potential addition for the Crime and Punishment
page for which he has not been able to verify the details of
the crime. What he does have is family oral history
concerning Thomas Charles Lovelock (of the
Luckington-Dowdeswell Tree) born 1868, son of Thomas Charles
and Sarah (nee Croucher). He was christened as Thomas
Francis Albert but known by family and appeared in census
documents as Thomas Charles. He is reputed to have been
accused of embezzling, along with a fellow accountant,
£250,000 from the Bank of England and running off to
Australia to avoid capture, not to be heard of again.
This theft would have occurred after 1901 when he was still listed
in the Census as a victualler, presumably in the Tally Ho Public
House which his mother had inherited on his father's death.
Marty's family know the pub was sold to a brewery some time before
1916, so they assume that Thomas then worked at the Bank in some
accounting capacity as he had been schooled in that field.
Here's the dilemma: Marty is unable to identify that such a theft
took place. He has searched the British Newspaper Archives from
1900 and found no reference, but wonders if the Bank may not have
publicly acknowledged such activities. Thomas does not appear in
the 1911 census so it seems quite possible that he had left the
country, yet Marty is unable to find him among the passenger lists
which he is able to search (but then, as a fugitive, he may have
adopted an alias or possibly departed from a port on the
Continent). Marty can also not find a record of him entering
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to solve this family