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
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[Problems and solutions equally welcome.]
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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 helped to fill some of the gaps in our records.
Volunteers were sought to help with the work of extracting or
- 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.
- The Parish Records Project
The objective of this project was 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 (August 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!
- The Census Project
- The objective of this
project was to gather as complete a collection as possible
of Lovelock census extracts from the English and Welsh
Barring entries which have been indexed under undetected
variants of 'Lovelock' or 'Loveluck' we believe we have now
completed this project for all Census years from 1841 to
1911, excluding an exercise to identify wherever possible
which of our family trees each entry 'belongs' to.
There are still a considerable
number of entries which it has not yet proved possible
to allocate to one tree or another and any help to
positively identify the persons in these entries will be
- The 1939 Register
The objective of this, our latest
project, was to gather as complete a collection as possible
of Lovelocks and Lovelucks from the English and Welsh
counties who were included in the 1939 Register.
By the end of 1938 the Government of the day had decided
that war was a distinct possibility and so in December of
that year an announcement was made to the effect that a
National Register would be taken to record details of every
civilian in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Register
was to form the basis of Identity Card and Rationing
schemes, and later was used in the embryonic stages of the
National Health Service.
As the 1931 Census was almost completely destroyed in World
War 2 and the Census due in 1941 was not taken the Register
represents the only national overview we have of Lovelocks
and Lovelucks in Great Britain between 1921 and 1951.
Registration Day, when all the data was collected, was 29th
September 1939. The Lovelock and Loveluck entries were
transcribed from the imagery at Findmypast by Sue Lovelock
with some assistance from Graham Lovelock..
Suggestions for other analyses are most welcome, and these can be
submitted through the Lovelock Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
how to join the Mailing List can be found on the Mailing List page).
Bill Lovelock (Wilfred M. Lovelock) provided the
following photographs with this note:
"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
The other two photos below are obviously of the same Arthur
Lovelock as an older man posing with his new bride.
|Arthur Lovelock and
|Arthur Lovelock and
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 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
If you can identify any of the other five people please let us
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.
A potential addition to the
Crime and Punishment page
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 on how this family mystery might