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'The Lovell family traces back to Normandy as early as 1060, and came to England
beginning with the Norman Invasion of 1066 with King William I. Robert Lovell,
a Peer, is in Norman records as early as 1060 and he left Peerage heirs in England bearing names
of Robert, William, John and James down to 1465 (The Complete Peerage, Vol. VII, p. 208).
Certainly all the Lovells of Westmoreland used these names, and this apparently indicates
a continuation of these ancestral names. The first Robert Lovell came to Virginia prior to
Nov. 8, 1625 (Va. land patents, Nugent abstracts), and a Robert Lovell with Patrick Norton
patented 1000 acres of land Dec. 2, 1663 on Rappahannock River,
a renewal of a Patent dated May 26, 1660.
ROBERT LOVELL, the progenitor, or at least the earliest proven,
of the Westmoreland Lovells, is first mentioned in existing records Nov. 5, 1666
(Deeds, Patents, etc., p. 329) when he and Elinor, his wife, deeded 150 a land to
Daniel Swillivant. He acknowledged the sale in Court but Elinor,
his wife, acted through her attorney, John Dinely, "It not being convenient for her to travel."
It may be the patentee of 1663 is the same Robert Lovell here mentioned.
On July 7, 1670 William Pierce assigned a patent of 500 a on the Potomac River
to Robert Lovell, who repatented this land on Nov. 25, 1670 evidently to insure a
clearer title (Va. Land Patents). This patent adjoined John Washington on the North
and Andrew Monroe to the South, as well as his original holdings. He died ante April 24, 1700,
date his Will probated by "his son" Robert Lovell, Jr. the Executor (Orders p. 70).
Will Book for that year is among missing documents.'
[Historic Southern Families, Vol. 1, p. 221]


Robert Lovell [152]

d. before 24 Apr 1700 Westmoreland County, Virginia

m. Elinor _____ [153]


Mary Lovell (before 1703 -)

m. Robert Redman

Elinor (?) Lovell

m. Thomas Beard


Daughter Lovell

m. _____ Massey

Robert Lovell, Jr. [see below]


Robert Lovell, Jr. [76]

b. before 1674

d. 1726; Will written 1 Jan 1726; probated 23 Feb 1726.

m. (1) Elizabeth (?) Pratt

Elizabeth Lovell

m. Anthony (?) Nicholson

John Lovell (1697 - Mar 1720 fell from his horse and was killed)

m. Elizabeth _____


(Robert Lovell, Jr.)


m. (2) 1698 Ursula (_____) Nicholas (d. before 1726) [77]

Widow of Lewis Nicholas, Jr.

Mary Lovell (1699 - 1745)

m. ca 1718 Andrew Harrison

Robert Lovell, III [see below]


James Lovell (ca 1703 - 1762 Halifax County, North Carolina)

m. ca 1728 Jane (?) Tyler

James Lovell, Jr. (d. after Jul 1767)

William Lovell (ca 1741 - 1803)

m. ca 1764 Mary Harrison

Elizabeth Lovell (after 1746 -)

Jane Lovell

m. _____ Marlow (?)

Malachi Lovell

Ann Lovell

Daniel Lovell (d. before 28 Jan 1735 d.s.p.)


Ursula Lovell

m. after 1735 George Riding

Elizabeth Riding

m. _____ Courts

Daniel Riding

m. Elizabeth Moon


Robert Lovell, III [38]


Moved from Westmoreland County, VA to Granville Co., NC in 1758.

b. circa 1701

d. after 1769 Granville County, North Carolina

m. (1) Ann Martin

Daughter of Jacob Martin and wife Sarah (_____) Scott

(2) 1743 Sarah Marshall [39]

The children of Robert, III and his wives are shown together rather than under the name

of their mother as there is some doubt as to which wife was the mother of which children.


Elizabeth Lovell [19]

b. ca 1750 Westmoreland County, Virginia

d. before 31 Mar 1835 when her husband's Will was written

She may have died in Tennessee before the family moved to Alabama

m. ca 1774 Virginia David Harmon Coffman, Sr. [18]

[See Coffman]


John Lovell (1727 - 1800 King George County, Virginia


m. (1) Unknown

William Lovell, Justice of Fredericksburg

m. (2) 1777 Ann Weedon

Robert Lovell, IV

m. Elizabeth _____

Jacob Lovell (d. Spottsylvania County, Virginia)

Daniel Lovell

Daniel Lovell (d. after 1777 Pittsylvania County, Virginia)

m. ca 1765 King George County, Virginia Elizabeth (Moon) Riding

Daughter of Samuel Moon and widow of Daniel Riding

Ann Martin Lovell

Samuel Moon Lovell, II

William Lovell (ca 1744 -)

m. 19 Apr 1774 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Mary Dudley


Sarah Lovell

Mary Ann Lovell

Markham Lovell

m. Pittsylvania County, Virginia _____ Jones


Sources: Electronic Bulletin Boards

Historic Southern Families, Vol. I

Notes of Cora Legg Grigsby



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