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Lovelock, Elijah

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1829
Place of birth Burbage, Wiltshire, England
Date of arrival 1839
Principal occupation Farmer
Date of departure 1855
Date of death 1907
Place of decease Salisbury, SA

Elijah Lovelock was born at Burbage, Wiltshire, England on 7 March 1829. He was the second oldest surviving son of George Lovelock senior (1802-1853) and Ann Glass (1805-1875). He was Church of England. Elijah, aged 10 years, arrived in South Australia with his parents aboard Prince Regent from London on 24 September 1839. He grew up in Aldinga and lived there until about 1855, when he took up land in Yankalilla. He lived in Yankalilla for nearly 50 years.

Elijah Lovelock, aged 21 years, married Mary Ann Martin, aged 22 years, (1828-1904) at O’Halloran Hill in 1850. Mary Ann was the oldest daughter of Thomas Martin (1797-1862) and Mary (née Evans) (1806-1887). They had 3 children:

  • Richard (1854-1928) was born at Aldinga. He married Ann Grundy (1859-1936) on 12 March 1879 at St James Church, Glenburn. They had four children and lived at Yankalilla. Richard died at Magill, SA.
  • Eva Priscilla (1856-1940) was born at Yankalilla. She married Angus William Kelly (1851-1923) on 26 April 1883 at North Adelaide and they had eight children. Eva died at Malvern and is buried at Payneham.
  • Euphemia Eulie (1858-1918) was born at Yankalilla and married Horace Newton Jameson Meyer (1860-1936) on 8 April 1885 at Christ Church, Yankalilla. They had four children. Euphemia is buried at Victor Harbor.

Mary Ann Lovelock (née Martin), aged 76 years, died on 5 June 1904 at Yankalilla. Elijah died on 17 September 1907 at Salisbury, South Australia. He was 78 years of age. They are both buried in the Christ Church Anglican Cemetery at Yankalilla.

Sources

  • Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum
  • South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
  • South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
  • South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
  • SA Census 1841
  • Ratepayer List Willunga & Aldinga Councils 1850-1888
  • The Advertiser 19 Sept 1907:6



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