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  • ID: I10568
  • Name: John, Baron '4th Lord Lovelace of Hurley, Royal Governor of New York Colony' LOVELACE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1672 in of Hurley, Berkshire, England
  • Death: 1709
  • Note:
    Bibliographic information provided by the University of Michigan Library.
    Author: New Jersey. Legislature.
    Title: His Excellency John Lord Lovelace, Baron of Hurley, capt. general and governour in chief of the provinces of Nova Casarea or New-Jersey, New York and territories depending thereon in America, and vice-admiral of the same. His speech to the General Assembly of New-Jersey, conven'd at Amboy the 4th day of March, 1708.
    Author: New Jersey. Governor (1708-1709 : Lovelace).
    Author: Lovelace, John Lovelace, Baron, d. 1709. ; Extent: 12 p. ; (fol.) ; Place of publication: [New York] :
    Publisher: Printed and sold by William Bradford, printer to the Queens most Excellent Majesty for the province of New-Jerssey,, ; Date of publication: 1709.

    In Feb 2004 "The Prices" advised (note From
    Notable British Families, 1600s-1900s is in really tiny print. It starts with Sir Richard Lovelace, son of Richard Lovelace,Esq., of Hurley, Barks, and grandson of John Lovelace, who d. 1558, possessed of Hurley, was elevated to the peerage, 30 May 1627, as Baron Lovelace, of Hurley, co. Berks. He married 1st Katherine, dau. of George Gyll, Esq., of Wydial, Herte, and widow of William Hide, Esq., of Denelsworth and Kingston L'Isle, Berks, but had no issue. He m. 2ndly, Margaret, only dau. and heir of William Dodsworth, citizen of London, and had issue,
    1 John, his successor
    2 Francis whose son William m. Mary, dau. of William King, Esq., of Iver, Bucks and left a son John who inherited as 4th baron

    His grandson, John Lovelace (1672-1709), eventually became the 4th Lord Lovelace of Hurley and died of pneumonia (along with two of his three sons) six months after his arrival as Royal Governor of New York Colony in December, 1708. The surviving son, Neville Lovelace, the 7th Lord Lovelace of Hurley (born in 1706), returned to England with his mother and died "sans progeny" (without an heir) in 1736.

    A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 1831: (see
    Gloucestershire : During the revolution of 1688, Lord Lovelace, on his march through Cirencester with a small party, to join the Prince of Orange, was attacked by Captain Lorange of the county militia, made prisoner, and sent to Gloucester gaol; this was the first skirmish that took place after the prince's landing.

    See 'Social and Cultural Activities', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume IV: The City of Oxford (1979), pp. 425-41. URL: for mention of Woodstock and horse racing activities in 1680 of John Lord LOVELACE.
    See 'Woodstock: Local government', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume XII: Wootton Hundred (South) including Woodstock (1990), pp. 372-400 at notes : In 1692 the Earl of Lichfield was ousted from the high stewardship in favour of John Lovelace, Lord Lovelace...There was a vacancy after Lovelace's death in 1693....In 1674 council...agreed to built a new market be paid for for John, Lord LOVELACE.
    See 'Woodstock: Parliamentary representation', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume XII: Wootton Hundred (South) including Woodstock (1990), pp. 400-06. URL:
    From the 1670s Spencer's influence was challenged by John Lovelace, Lord Lovelace (d.1693) steward of the manor (1670-9)
    ..Lovelace inserted into the Woodstock council soon after his father acquired the stewardship in 1668...Lovelace a succesful racehorse owner...Lovelace (rescued) from prison during the invasion (ca 1688/89)..Lovelace in 1692 elected High Steward.
    ..After Lovelace's death in 1693....

    Father: William '3rd Lord Lovelace of Hurley' LOVELACE b: 1650 in possibly of Hurley, Berkshire, England
    Mother: Mary, dau. of William Esquire of Iver, Bucks. KING b: Abt 1650 in possibly of Iver, Bucks., England

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has No Children Neville (d.s.p) '7th Lord Lovelace of Hurley' LOVELACE b: 1706 in of Hurley, Berkshire, England
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