I have uploaded George Loveless’ Last Will and Testament to the tolpuddlemartyrsincanada.ca website. It can be found as entry iv) under the “Related Documentation” tab, or by clicking here. It is a “copybook” version plus my own transcription. The will transferred ownership of the concession IV farm to his son Thomas, and thus was “copied” as aContinue reading “George Loveless’ Last Will and Testament”
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Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Cemetery Restoration Project
Hiyas, Most of you know already that we have a GoFundMe campaign to correct the unfortunate neglect of the Martyrs’ graves in London, Ontario. If you are unaware, please read the online description of what we are wishing to do, and of course, any help you can give is gratefully appreciated!
Revision 11.1 to The Martyrs of Tolpuddle: Settlers in Canada now available
As of December 2022 a fairly extensive update to the 2020 booklet is now available here. At 164 pages, it is 32 pages longer than the original booklet.
The Search for Eli Loveless
As many of you know, one of my main research interests concerns the life and times and family of James Loveless, TM. Please see previous posts for background. James had 3 children, with the only survivor at the time of his emigration to Canada being Eli Wesley Loveless, born 1831. We have no record ofContinue reading “The Search for Eli Loveless”
Potential breakthrough in the search for James Loveless’ family
As we know, Martyr James Loveless was the younger brother of George. When he was transported, he left a pregnant wife and two children in England. While away he then became the father of three children. When he returned home, he was the father of only one child, as the youngest two had died inContinue reading “Potential breakthrough in the search for James Loveless’ family”
Martyrs Memorial in London, Ontario
Hi all, You might know that I gave a zoom talk for the Tolpuddle Radical History School in December about the Martyrs in Canada (https://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/history/radical-history-school). For technical reasons I had to wing it without notes, so there are a few niggly slips of the tongue which I hope nobody was paying enough attention to toContinue reading “Martyrs Memorial in London, Ontario”
Top of the Season!
Dear Tolpuddle blog followers, I hope you are all healthy and that you have folk you love, to share the joy of the season with. For myself, it has been a disrupted season. We have lots of family, and Covid has been doing its best to assert itself in quite an unhelpful way. However, weContinue reading “Top of the Season!”
A connection of the TM’s to British Peerage
The TM’s connect to the British Royal Aristocracy through the Fortescue=Wilbraham line.The 1st Earl Fortescue’s (1753-1841) daughter, Lady Anne Fortescue (1787-1864), married George Wilbraham (1779-1852). Their great granddaughter, Barbara Francesca Wilbraham (1897-1979), married a Canadian, Henry (Harry) Ernest Plant (1892-1981). Barbara is the 2nd great-granddaughter of the 1st Earl Fortescue, and her husband Harry isContinue reading “A connection of the TM’s to British Peerage”
John Loveless (1786-1861) Dorset Poor Law Settlement and Removal Records
John86 was apparently on hard times in his senior years, and was on Parish Relief. This Removal Order from February 1859 essentially was to assign his Parish Relief from Bridport to Burton Bradstock and to physically remove him thereto. He must have shortly thereafter arranged to come to live with his son Thomas in Ohio,Continue reading “John Loveless (1786-1861) Dorset Poor Law Settlement and Removal Records”
Who was the wife of John Loveless (1786-1861) – Ann Mary Way or Ann Moore?
last updated may 6 , 2021 John Loveless (1786-1861) was the oldest brother of the TM’s George and James. For many years, genealogists have been confounded by the question of who he was married to. Various people have chosen one over the other. The dilemma has really been exacerbated by the large number of John’sContinue reading “Who was the wife of John Loveless (1786-1861) – Ann Mary Way or Ann Moore?”