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Noteworthy Notes and Claims

Claims in Stone, 1843

See Edwin Martin Stone, History of Beverly Civil and Ecclesiastical, From its Settlement in 1630 to 1842 (Boston: James Monroe and Company, 1843), 31, 32 (John Lovett); digital images, InternetArchive, HathiTrust.

  • "Nov. 8th, 1686, John Lovett deceased, aged about 76."
  • Wife Mary "died June 1695, aged about 80" (p. 32); no reference. [Can find no supporting historical record.]
  • By his will, suggests he held a large real estate portfolio, devised mosty children, John, Joseph, Abigail, Mary, Bethiah, and his grandson George Standley
  • Will left a set of cooper's tools to his son John and land east side of "dirty hole," that was between lands of son Joseph, and son-in-law George Standley. Stone notes, "This land, now so valuable by its buildings and improvements, is on the east side of Cabot street, somewhere between the south meeting-house and the bank."
  • Wife Mary was executrix of his will; admitted to the Salem church, Sept. 1, 1650; "was one of the petitioners for the formation of the church in Beverly."

Of the records he consulted, Stone also wrote, (Preface; InternetArchive, HathiTrust),

In the preparation of this volume, I have made a thorough examination of the town records, the State archives, the collections of several historical societies, and a large number of private papers, amounting in all to nearly twenty thousand manuscript pages. Much information has also been obtained from individuals who were contemporaries of the Revolution, and from others whose antiquarian research has been minute and successful. My other principal authorities are Hutchinson's and Hubbard's Histories, Felt's Annals of Salem, and the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections. But with all my care, it is possible some resource has remained undiscovered, though it is confidently believed no material documentary fact has been overlooked.

Savage, 1861

James Savage, A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England ... 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1860-1862), 3: 124 (Lovett); digital images, InternetArchive, entry for John Lovett, Salem, 1639.

Pope, 1900

Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts ... (Boston, C.H. Pope, 1900), 293 (Lovett etc.) at 293; digital images, Internet Archive], for John Lovett, Salem, 1638.

Claims in Cutter/Lewis Publishing, 1908

See Richard Cutter, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, 4 vols., paged continuously (New York, Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1908), 3:1638-1643 (Lovett); digital images, HathiTrust, Cutter cites no references.

Cutter's claims, among others,

His wife, Mary, was born about 1605; she died Beverly June, 1695.
Mary was admitted to Salem church 1 Sept 1650.

Perley, Town Records of Salem

(See profile.)

Perley, History of Salem, 1924-1928

The three volumes contain various references to the family. See especially Sidney Perley, The history of Salem, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Salem, Mass., S. Perley, 1924-1928), 2 (1638-1670):70, 70n (Lovett), 70n-71n (Patch); digital images, HathiTrust.

Claims by Ralph Emerson Twitchell, 1929

See Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Genealogy of the Twitchell family : record of the descendants of the Puritan - Benjamin Twitchell, Dorchester, Lancaster, Medfield and Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1632-1927 (New York, N.Y. : H.K. Twitchell, 1929), xiii+; digital images, HathiTrust, various entries, including those for Joseph Twitchell and for Elizabeth (Lovet) Twichell. The author reports Elizabeth was the "daughter of James Lovet, by his wife Joane," citing "Chesham Parish Register, [County of Bucks, 1538-1636, vol. I, J. Garrett Pegge, London, 1904]."

WikiTree Notes. In 1995, Robert Charles Anderson published an article about Joseph Twitchell as part of The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633.[1] Anderson's profile of Joseph Twitchell varies from that on WikiTree as to origin, age, wife's name and known issue. About Joseph's wife, Anderson writes, "not seen in any New England record"; she is _____ (_____) Twitchell.

Ralph Emerson Twitchell wrote (1929),[2]

Further evidence [that Joseph Twitchell of Chesham was the immigrant is that] he married before he left England, and ... his wife ... Elizabeth Lovet ... had property left her by her father [James Lovet], the declaration in his will being "if she demands it," which was the customary declaration in the case of heirs who had immigrated to America.

Jacobus, 1945

Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry family and allied families : including the ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry (Hartford, Conn., E. F. Waterman, 1945), 270-271 (John Lovett); digital images, HathiTrust.

Claims by Frank Nelson Hall, 1965

See Frank Nelson Hall (Denton, Texas), A Lovett genealogy; emigrant ancestor, John Lovett, of Beverly, Massachusetts ,,, and allied families of Rea, Jordon, Thorndike, Larkin, Woodbery, Dodge, Proctor, Hale, Hall (n.p., 1965), p. 4; digital images, FamilySearch Catalog. To view this item (2023), one needs to access the film roll; see FHL film 1036394 (Item 10), Digital Collection (DGS) 7832676, beginning at image 1044 of 1280. As of 2023, the material is accessible as a PDF, SmithHarper.org.

As to the immigrant and his family, this is a generally unsourced genealogy by Frank Nelson Hall. The author opens by providing analysis intended to disprove one ancestral myth, but reasserts numerous other unsupported/unproven claims about the early New Engand family. For example, Hall claims (p.4),

(a) John Lovett immigrated aboard the True Love, 1637.
(b) claimed mother is Mary, who immigrated with John Lovett, then removed from Salem with john's half-brother, Daniel Lovett. (Daniel and his step-mother, Mary, removed to - and had a grant in -- Braintree, Mass. in 1639; and also land in Boston, 1650.)
(c) claimed brother, Daniel Lovett, who immigrated with John Lovett, then removed from Salem with mother/step mother Mary. (Daniel and his step-mother, Mary, removed to - and had a grant in -- Braintree, Mass. in 1639; and also land in Boston, 1650.)
(d) claims John Lovett's wife Mary is "Mary Grant," who immigrated with him.

Hall also writes (emphasis added), "Newberry Library says Chesham, Buckinghamshire, was Daniel's home in England, so probably also John's."

As to the Salem/Beverly settler and his family, Hall cites generally four sources,

(a) Perley's History of Salem
(b) Stone's History of Beverly, Mass
(c) "a printed pamphlet in the possession of the Beverly Historical Society"
(d) Cutter's "Boston and Eastern Mass.," 3:1638.

WikiTree Note: As they might relate to the early immigrant, John Lovett Sr. (abt.1610-1686), historical support is lacking. This includes that,

  • Robert Charles Anderson found no evidence of a relationship between John Lovett and Daniel Lovett--see T. Stanton's response to Should John Lovett, Sr. be PGM; he was rec'd at Salem 1639, which reference to Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640: A Concise Compendium (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), 212.
  • Other research finds no support for (a) 1637 True Love; (b) John Lovett at Salem in 1637; (c) Identify of wife Mary as "Mary Grant"; no record of her immigration; (c) ancestral clues, such as a brother Daniel or mother Mary.

Claims by Myers, 2003

Seems to follow the unreliable work of Frank Nelson Hall (1965).

See Patty Barthell Myers, Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Rice and His Wife Harriet Wade Rice with Related Families (San Antonio 2003), 453.454 (Lovett); digital images accessible via FamilySearch Books.

Anderson, Directory, 2015

Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640: A Concise Compendium (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), 212.

See T. Stanton on G2G, Should John Lovett, Sr. be PGM; he was rec'd at Salem 1639, response of 21 June 2021; reports Anderson's works consulted as below. Anderson includes notice that there is "no evidence provided for claimed relationship" between John Lovett and another early immigrant, Daniel Lovett (abt.1608-1692).

  • STR 89-90--Sidney Perley and Martha O. Howes, Town records of Salem, Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1869-), multiple vols., 1:89-90; digital images, Hathi Trust.
  • EQC 1:27--George Francis Dow, Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1911-1975), 9 vols., 1:27; digital images, ; Hathi Trust,
  • Perley 2:270, ala, Perley 2:70 -- Sidney Perley, The History of Salem, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Salem, Mass., S. Perley, 1924-1928), 2 (1638-1670):70, 70n (Lovett), 70n-71n (Patch); digital images, HathiTrust
  • Granberry 270-72----Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (Hartford: E. F. Waterman, 1945), 270-272 (Lovett); digital images, HathiTrust.
  • Lyon-Rice 453-54--Patty Barthell Myers, Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Rice and His Wife Harriet Wade Rice with Related Families (San Antonio 2003), 453.454 (Lovett); digital images accessible via FamilySearch Books. Note: As to the immigrant John Lovett, author follows the largely undocumented work of Frank Nelson Hall, and writes, "John and Daniel Lovett were half-brothers and both were immigrants to America. John was the older and his line is presented first."

Also, separately. S. Willson to GJ, 2023, for detail, "Unknown origins, Salem, Beverly, 1639," citing Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640: A Concise Compendium (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), 212.

New England Marriages, 2015

New England Marriages. Lovet/Lovett-Unidentified, by 1637 marriage, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), 2:972 (Lovet); database and digital images by subscription, AmericanAncestors, he is John Lovet (1612-?1610-1686), she is Mary _____; marriage is by 1637, by 1636?; works consulted as below; see also Sources-Torrey.

  • Salem 2:70 -- Sidney Perley, The History of Salem, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Salem, Mass., S. Perley, 1924-1928), 2 (1638-1670):70, 70n (Lovett), 70n-71n (Patch); digital images, HathiTrust
  • EIHC 40:215 --Eugene Tappan, "Essex County Estates administered in Suffolk County, prior to 1701," Essex Institute Historical Collections, multiple vols. 40 (1904):212-216+, at 215 (John Lovet senior of Beverly); digital images, Internet Archive, cites "Docket, No. 1523."
  • Granberry 275 [sic see 270]--Donald Lines Jacobus, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (Hartford: E. F. Waterman, 1945), 270-272 (Lovett); digital images, HathiTrust.

Notes--Doug Sinclair Archives

See Doug Sinclair, "John Lovett"; web content, Doug Sinclair Archives, accessed as recently as 2023.

(a) "No records have been found that connect this family to England. Researchers using the IGI database of the Mormon genealogy site familysearch.org found marriages of a John Lovett to Mary Lighthassel, Mary "Motyer" (the name is "Mote" in the marriage record) and Mary Grant."
(b) "Lovett was cooper and may have had an arrangement with Rea regarding services performed perhaps in exchange for his passage to Massachusetts, which probably was not long before if not in 1639."
(c) "He filled acceptably various town offices, surveyor of highways, constable and selectman."

Beverly

Beverly Town Records. Lovett families in Beverly town clerk compilation, "Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1653-1890," 2:104, 105 (1), 105 (2), 107-118; digital images, FamilySearch, FHL film 760604, digital collection, DGS 4934217, images 258-272 of 589.

  • 2:104 (258 of 589) John Lovett and Bethia Rootes, FamilySearch.
  • 2:104 (258 of 589) Goodwife Lovett (died 1714 [this seems otherwise the wife of John Lovett, Jr.) and John Lovett Sr. (died 1686), FamilySearch.
  • 2:105 (1) (259 of 589) Joseph and Elizabeth Lovett, FamilySearch
  • Lovett Index at image 160 of 589 FamilySearch.

Research Notes

Look at death VR, as his will seems later dated.

Essex Deeds

Grantor Index, Fos-Nix 1640-1799, FSL 866004, DGS 7462642 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99ZZ-YPKQ?i=525&cc=2106411&cat=209907 Grantee Index, Had-Pix 1640-1799, FSL film 862801, DGS 7462602 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9ZZ-BFL2?i=268&cc=2106411&cat=209907

Ebenezer Lovet Indenture, 25 March 1752, 92:168. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZZ-BFYG?i=175&cc=2106411&cat=209907

Sources

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. (1995), 1855-1856; digital images by subscription, AmericanAncestors.
  2. Without further reference as to the will, Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Genealogy of the Twitchell family : record of the descendants of the Puritan - Benjamin Twitchell, Dorchester, Lancaster, Medfield and Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1632-1927 (New York, N.Y. : H.K. Twitchell, 1929), xiii; digital images, HathiTrust.




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