John Love

1 April 1747–9 May 1823 (Age 76)
Coggeshall, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Love was born on 1 April 1747, in Coggeshall, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Love, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Lesswell, was 29. He married Mary Gage in 1772, in Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 May 1823, at the age of 76, and was buried in Coggeshall, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

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John Love
Mary Gage
Marriage: 1772
Mary Love
Jemmima Love
John Love
William Love

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Essex, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 54

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 61

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 68

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English female personal name Lufu ‘love’, or the masculine equivalent Lufa. Compare Leaf 2.2 English and Scottish: nickname from Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve ‘female wolf’ (a feminine form of lou). This nickname was fairly commonly used for men, in an approving sense. No doubt it was reinforced by crossing with post-Conquest survivals of the masculine version of 1.3 Scottish: see McKinnon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Love, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • John Love, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Love, "Find A Grave Index"

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