Sources of information on the Loveluck Family Tree
The information on this web site builds heavily on the work of Janet Hearle, with help from Elizabeth Rushen and Dr. John Thomas. I have two versions of this data: a version which I obtained from my Aunts, Rose and Gwen; and a slightly different version, which I obtained from John E. Loveluck. This appeared to be more recent, and I used this data in case of conflict. However, the version obtained from my Aunts was in some cases more detailed.
I have also obtained information from a large number of people, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all. These include:
- Robert Sterry and his cousin Gwen Eastment (née Lovelock) who provided a large amount of information about the Lovelocks, and possible connections with the Glamorgan Loveluck family.
- Information and documents from John Dixon, who has been independently researching Loveluck family history for many years.
- Information obtained from various members of the Rootsweb Glamorgan mailing list,
including Allen Blethyn, Ron Davies, Helen Jones and Huw
Note that this mailing list has now moved to groups.io
- Information on their branches together with a host of other material from Patricia Davey, Lynne Davis, Denis Rawlinson, Ann Willis, Ron Davies and Yvonne Cochrane.
- John D. Thomas provided me with some complementary Notes on John Loveluck (1739-1803), which include some additional information which is not included in Janet's notes, and also a note, A Newton Legend, describing the connection between the Loveluck and Turpin families, and the legendary connection of the latter family to Dick Turpin.
In the above list I have certainly forgotten some of those who contributed information, and I hope they'll accept my apologies. I do attempt to acknowledge new material I receive, both in the Kiwitrees database itself, and on the What's New page.
Finally, I have also benefited from a number of publicly available on-line sources, including:
- The Glamorgan FHS , which publishes booklets of indexes of parish registers, available on the Genfair website
- The Aberavon Historical Friends web site, produced and maintained by Allen Blethyn and John Sparks
- The GENUKI pages dealing with Glamorgan (maintained by Gareth Hicks)
- FreeBMD - a volunteer project to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales and provide free access to the transcripts and to images of the returns.
- FreeCEN - a similar project providing free access to a database of UK 19th century census returns.
- The National Library of Wales web site