Henry Lovemore, SV/PROG
|Death:||Died in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
Son of Zebedee Lovemore and Susannah Lovemore
|Occupation:||of Bushy Park. Arrived SA 1820|
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1820 British Settler
Henry Lovemore, 43, Builder, together with his second wife Ann Way, 30, and 6 children, initially registered as members of Bailie's Party, were subsequently independent members on the Settler ship Sir George Osborn.
- Departure London, 16 March 1820.
- Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 17 June 1820.
- Final Port Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - July 1820.
- Eliza Lovemore 15
- Robert Lovemore 6
- Henry Robert Lovemore 5
- Nancy Lovemore 3
- Maria Lovemore 2
- Sophia Lovemore 1
Three 'gentleman settlers', Bishop Burnett, Henry Lovemore and John Goodwin, broke away from the party to sail as independent emigrants in the Ocean, Sir John Osborn and Medusa transports respectively; Burnett and Goodwin received land grants in Albany, and Lovemore purchased a farm near Algoa Bay.
Henry Lovemore and his father-in-law Robert Way have been added to the list of Bailie's party for ease of reference, although they separated from the party in England and sailed as independent settlers in different ships. They did not associate themselves with any other party.
Henry Lovemore married 4 times. First marriage was to Sarah Jones on 10 Feb 1803 in St Martins-in-the Field, London, which produced 2 children.Anne Way was his second wife, 8 children. After Anne, he married Mary Anne Day on 6th Dec 1831 in St Mary's Collegiate Church, Port Elizabeth, Cape, 2 children, and then Sarah Hudson at the Sidbury Church, Sidbury, Cape in 1848.
LOVEMORE, Henry, 1820 Settler National Archives, Kew CO48/44, 466
No. 9 Mabledon Place
[undated, but filed with correspondence sent in December 1819]
Having received so great a kindness at your hands before I am quite ashamed to obtrude myself again upon your notice but trust the peculiarity of the favour I have ventured to implore will plead an excuse for the liberty I have taken.
Sir my wife happens to be the only child her father has living, who fancied we were not in earnest in our intention of going to settle at the Cape of Good Hope, but finding we are so, he is greatly distressed at the thought of our going without him.
Sir this is therefore most humbly to intreat your permition to alow him Robert WAY, Charles SHOUBRIDGE and Sarah his wife to accompany us in the Sir George Osborn in which ship Sir you have so kindly alowed myself and family to embark, in doing which you will confer ten thousand favours in one upon Sir
Your verry obliged and verry obedient humble servant
[Transcriber's Note: Though a member of BAILIE's Party, Henry LOVEMORE and family and his father-in-law, Robert WAY, sailed in the Sir George Osborn]
London Metropolitan Archives:
Henry LOVEMORE of this parish married Ann WAY of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden by Licence on 14 June 1812 in St.James, Piccadilly.
Both signed their names
Witnesses: Robert WAY and M. WAY
Robert WAY was Henry LOVEMORE's father-in-law (see notes for Robert WAY)
Robert Henry, son of Henry and Anne LOVEMORE, Brewer Street, wine merchant, baptised 26 May 1814 in St.James, Piccadilly
Baptisms in St.Bride's, Fleet:
- Ann, daughter of Henry and Ann LOVEMORE, Bride Lane, victualler, baptised 19 February 1817 (appears as Nancy in The Settler Handbook)
- Maria, daughter of Henry and Ann LOVEMORE, Bride Lane, victualler, baptised 4 February 1818
- Sophia Remnant, daughter of Henry and Ann LOVEMORE, Mabledon Place, Burton Crescent, victualler, baptised 19 December 1819
Although the marriage of Henry LOVEMORE to Ann WAY does not state his condition, it seems likely that he was a widower and that his daughter Eliza LOVEMORE was from a previous marriage.
Henry LOVEMORE, married Sarah JONES on 10 February 1803 in St.Martin in the Fields, Westminster.
Freedom of London Admission Registers (Held at London Metropolitan Archives):
This day the Right Honorable the Lord Mayor having presented unto this Court Henry LOVEMORE to be made free of this City as the second of three due unto his Lordship by virtue of his Prerogative. It is ordered that the same Henry LOVEMORE be admitted to the freedom of this City by Redemption in the Company of Pattenmakers, paying unto Mr. Chamberlain for this City's use the sum of forty six shillings and eightpence
Beneath this the word Victualler is written and ringed, to indicate current occupation
Henry Lovemore, SV/PROG's Timeline
July 23, 1804
London, United Kingdom
February 15, 1806
May 24, 1814
August 11, 1815
June 8, 1818
London, United Kingdom