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William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« on: Wednesday 27 January 21 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, I'm trying to find anything I can about my 7xGreat grandfather.

I believe he was born about 1702 in Broadhempston.

He married Mary Cole in Ipplepen on 12th May 1724.

I believe they had at least three children. William 1725, Mary (my 6xGGrandmother) and Richard 1733.

I cannot find anything on Ancestry beside the baptisms for the two male children.

Thanks in advance,
Richard.
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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 January 21 12:34 GMT (UK) »
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John 22-9-1724
William 13-2-1725
Mary 6-10-1728
Richard 14-11-1733

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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 January 21 20:13 GMT (UK) »
I think you will find that the marriage to Mary COLE (by Banns) took place in Broadhempston, not Ipplepen.
Have you seen the transcriptions provided here: https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/Broadhempston/PRs
Squance, Lillicrap, Dankester, Surtees, Yates


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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 January 21 10:12 GMT (UK) »
There apparently has been some research into the LOVECRAFT family as evidenced by the following book listings shown on the GenUKI Broadhempston page:
Docherty, C.J., Langley Searles, A. and Faig jnr., Kenneth W. Lovecraft of Devon, Kenneth W. Faig jnr., 2311 Swainwood Drive, Glenview IL 6025-2741, USA (2003). [DFHS Library] [Lovecraft family of Woodleand/Broadhempston area]
It looks as though a copy of this research is in the Devon FHS library, so you could try contacting them.
Squance, Lillicrap, Dankester, Surtees, Yates

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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 January 21 10:18 GMT (UK) »
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John 22-9-1724
William 13-2-1725
Mary 6-10-1728
Richard 14-11-1733

I've checked the baptism of that baptism of John Lovecraft on Ancestry and it shows his mother as Alice rather than Mary. Also his birth/baptism is a bit too close to William to have the same mother. Maybe there were two William Lovecrafts active in Broadhempston at the same time...
Pratt, Smith, Jay, Wyatt - Essex
Dickens, Betteridge - London, Oxfordshire
Perrins, Bourne, Hickman, Fletcher - Aylesbury, Stoke upon Trent

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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 January 21 10:19 GMT (UK) »
There apparently has been some research into the LOVECRAFT family as evidenced by the following book listings shown on the GenUKI Broadhempston page:
Docherty, C.J., Langley Searles, A. and Faig jnr., Kenneth W. Lovecraft of Devon, Kenneth W. Faig jnr., 2311 Swainwood Drive, Glenview IL 6025-2741, USA (2003). [DFHS Library] [Lovecraft family of Woodleand/Broadhempston area]
It looks as though a copy of this research is in the Devon FHS library, so you could try contacting them.

Thanks, that sounds very interesting.
Pratt, Smith, Jay, Wyatt - Essex
Dickens, Betteridge - London, Oxfordshire
Perrins, Bourne, Hickman, Fletcher - Aylesbury, Stoke upon Trent

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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 January 21 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Don't forget to make use of these transcriptions https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/Broadhempston/PRs
Squance, Lillicrap, Dankester, Surtees, Yates

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Re: William Lovecraft b circa 1702
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 January 21 11:20 GMT (UK) »
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I take your point about the date of John's baptism but it could  have been delayed.  From the image I read it as Mary but unfortunately I can't post a clip on here. Not important though as not a direct ancestor. Also he was buried the next February.