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Lovelock, Henry

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1831
Place of birth Burbage, Wiltshire, England
Date of arrival 1839
Principal occupation Farmer
Date of death 1899
Place of decease Aldinga

Henry Lovelock was born at Burbage, Wiltshire, England on 10 March 1831. He was the third oldest surviving son of George Lovelock senior (1802-1853) and Ann (née Glass) (1805-1875). He was Wesleyan Methodist. Henry arrived in South Australia, aged 8 years, with his parents aboard Prince Regent from London on 24 September 1839. Henry lived at Aldinga for the rest of his life.

Henry, aged 27 years, married Grace Dunstan (1840-1930), aged 18 years, at the residence of Mr and Mrs Dunstan at Aldinga Bay in 1858. They had eight children:

  • Jabez (1861-1950) was born in Aldinga. He married Louisa Dunstan (1863-1921) on 22 March 1883 and they had three children. Jabez died at Mt Barker.
  • Asenath (1863-1931) was born in Aldinga. She married Thomas Henry Culley (1862-1955) on 12 February 1883 at Aldinga and they had four children. She died at Norwood.
  • Henry junior (1865-1957) was born in Aldinga. He married Ellen Adelaide Osbourne (1861-1936) on 21 October 1891 at Goolwa and they had six children. Henry was a farmer at Aldinga and died at Aldinga.
  • Albert Elijah (1868-1948) was born in Aldinga. He married Bertha Millicent Kelly (1884-1966) at the Methodist Manse, South Terrace, Adelaide, on 25 February 1914 and they had two daughters. Albert was a farmer at Aldinga and died at Aldinga.
  • Caleb (1871-1956) was born in Aldinga and married Catherine Ferguson (Katie) Watt (1875-1968) on 14 March 1906 at Strathalbyn. He was a farmer at Aldinga and died at Victor Harbor.
  • Amy Beatrice (1873-1925) was born in Aldinga. She married William Teakle Stone (1876-1949) on 6 May 1901 at Adelaide and they had one son. Amy died at Aldinga.
  • May Maud (1877-1880) was born and died, aged 3 years, in Aldinga.
  • Benjamin (1881-1944) was born in Aldinga. He married Eliza Amy Strout (1883-1973) on 24 September 1914 at the Bethany Chapel near McLaren Vale. They had three children. Benjamin was a farmer at Aldinga. He died at Aldinga and is buried in the Aldinga Uniting Church Cemetery.

Henry was a farmer at Aldinga. From 1867 he paid rates on 80-acre sections 209, 385 and 388 (this section was previously owned by his father George Lovelock), 77 acres of section 390, 75 acres of section 219 and 60 acres of section 395 (by 1870 owned by Richard Lovelock). By 1870, he was described as the owner of six sections - 209, 219, 385, 388, 390 & 395 (this section was previously owned by his father George). By 1872, Henry no longer paid rates on section 395 and, in 1877, he briefly paid rates on 80-acre section 383 (owned by his brother Levi Lovelock). By 1885, the land appears to have been largely taken over by his eldest son, Jabez, as occupier. Then three sections - 375, 388 & 390 - were taken over by his second son, Henry junior, as occupier in 1888.

Henry was a member of the Wesleyan Chapel Trust formed in 1861. Henry aged 68 years, died on 10 January 1899 and Grace, aged 90 years, died on 15 April 1930, both at Aldinga. They are buried in the Aldinga Uniting Church Cemetery.


  • 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
  • South Australian Register 16 Feb 1883:4
  • The Advertiser 17 Jan 1899:7
  • Adelaide Observer 21 Jan 1899:13

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