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Lovett Families of England
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On 08 Jul 1630 at Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, Elizabeth LOVETT, daughter of Sir Robert and Anne SAUNDERS Lovett of Liscombe, Soulbury, Bucks, married John COMBE, son of John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, London, the latter a member of the Drapers Guild. No earlier association between the Combe and Lovett families has been discovered as yet, but in 1640, Francis LOVETT, son of Sir Robert, was apprenticed as a Draper; in 1643, Elizabeth's father, Sir Robert, died in Sparsholt, Berks (to where the Combes had removed in 1641-2); 1646, Sir Robert's son, Christopher, was apprenticed as a Draper; and in 1656, Elizabeth Elizabeth LOVETT Combe, now a widow and living in Oxfordshire, apprenticed her son Archdale to her brother, Christopher, who by 1658 and at least through 1663, was residing in Dublin, Ireland.
This study of the Lovetts of England began as an attempt to determine the descendants of Archdale COMBE, but has grown to encompass all early LOVETTS of England. Our primary Lovett researcher is Denise Mortorff, who has been ably aided by fellow Combs &c. Researchers Vince Griffith, Joe Kendalll and others. Research is still in progress and readers are encouraged to bookmark this report and check back frequently for updates.
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Note: Numerous additional Lovett records are located in our English and Irish Combs Counties, searchable using our Combs &c. Search Engines. Also note that Combs-Lovett research "mothers out" in the mid-1600s. For those researching later and/or other Lovett/Lovitt lines, see also Connie Bates' Lovett-Lovitt Genealogy (an excellent resource for all Lovett-Lovitt researchers)
- Descendants of Sir Robert LOVETT of Liscombe, Soulbury, Bucks (father of Elizabeth LOVETT Combe) - New 28 Dec 2000
- Descendants of John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe, Sr. (John COMBE, Jr. having married Elizabeth LOVETT)
- Lovett Family Lineages, including an overview of the Earliest Lovetts of England; Burke's Lineages and the Harleian Visitation of 1634, Buckinghamshire.
- Genealogical Achievement of The Lovett Family; from The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham
- Ecclesiastical Memorials of the Lovett Family by R. J. Arden Lovett, Osten (Belgium)
- A Comparison of Lovett Family Lineages by Denise K. Mortorff
- Lovetts of Normandy: Early English Manors - New 28 Dec 2000
- The Aylet Family of Essex (Penelope AYLETT having married Robert, son of Sir Robert LOVETT) - New 28 Dec 2000
- Mr. Lovett Out of Iorland (article: Christopher and Frances O'MORE Lovett and son, Col. John LOVETT) - New 18 Feb 2001
Miscelaneous Ed. Notes
From Denise Mortorff, a search of the indices for Old Rappa, Richmond and Essex counties, Virginia for the surname Lovett (and var. sp.) results in the following:
LOVETT/LOVATT (not LOUETT, etc.)
James RD-08 Richmond County 08=Order Book Abstracts 1697-1699
John RD-04,08,09 Richmond County 04=Deed Abstracts 1695-1701;08=Order Book Abstracts 1697-1699; 09=Order Book Abstracts 1699-1701
Mary RK-14 Old Rapahannock County 14=Deed Abstracts 1686-1688
Richard EX-20 Essex County 20=Order Book Abstracts 1699-1702
Ed. Note: Richmond and Essex sources not checked yet. The following for Old Rappa (still to be posted and still to be added to that Combs County page):
1-4 Apr 1688* (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia Deeds, 1686-8, p. 400. I Mary LOVET do give a two year old heifer being brinded and her mane being brinded unto Mary GOOGE and all the female encrease of her until the said Mary GOOGE shall come to be fifteen yeas old and then male and female to be her owne this marke is the right eare being whole and a hole in the left eare cropt and underkeele and a slit in it. No signature, undated* and no witnesses. (Old Rappahannock County Deeds, 1686-1688, Ancient Press, Ruth and Sam Sparacio) *Undated, but recorded immediately before 4 Apr 1688 during April session, thus recorded between the first and fourth of Apr.
Note: No other GOOGE surname entries found in this book. This surname not yet been checked in either list archives or other Old Rappa books). Nor has this specific mark been checked against other known Old Rappahannock County, Virginia marks.
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