This page contains links to various documents of interest:
i) George Loveless diary of his time under transportation.
It is known that George Loveless had a diary which ends with his voyage home…. “Saturday, the 28th, I proceeded to Hobart Town , and went on board the ship (Eveline, Capt Jamieson) and on Monday the 30th, at nine-oclock we drew anchor and embarked for London, where I arrived on June 13, 1837″. The original copy is in the British Museum. A copy made by Mr Harry Brooks from the original consisting of 42 pages resides in the UWO J.J. Talman Regional Collection.
A PDF, a courtesy of Margarita Partridge, can be found here.
ii) 2017 history of Siloam Church in London, Ontario,
can be found here.
iii) Joseph Parnacott Brine and Charity Standfield Marriage Certificate
Their marriage took place on 10 April 1845 in Ongar, Essex. The witnesses were John and Elizabeth Standfield. This certificate is significant because it pretty much establishes the fact that the Standfields did not emigrate with the Lovelesses in 1844.
The marriage certificate can be found here.
We still do not know though what happened to Charity. Did she come to Canada? Did she pass away? Brine married Jane Laidlaw in 1855 in Canada, with whom he had 7 children.
iv) George Loveless’ Last Will and Testament (March 25, 2023)
This is a “copybook” version along with my own transcription. George’s will transferred ownership of the concession IV farm to his son Thomas, and thus was “copied” as a legal instrument into the Land Records of London Township. Thus, the handwritten portion is not actually in George’s hand, but in that of the transcriber. I have taken a shot at interpreting the handwriting, so it may not be totally correct. If you see words that you think are wrong, please let me know. The will is unremarkable, but is an interesting glimpse into George’s life.
Below is the transcription Some words which are in question are bolded
The Last Will and testament of me George Loveless the Elder of the Township of London in the County of Middlesex Yeoman made this twenty second day of June in the yea of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two. First after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath all my personal estate of every nature and kind whatsoever and wheresoever situate to my son Thomas Loveless of the Township of London aforesaid. Second I give and devise all the Real Estate of which I may die seized or possessed or in any way entitled to and being composed of the North Easterly part of lot number Eleven in the fourth concession of the Township Of London in the County of Middlesex and Province of Ontario comprising fifty acres more or less to my said son Thomas Loveless. To have and to hold the same unto my said son Thomas Loveless his heirs and assigns forever. And I hereby nominate and appoint my said son Thomas Loveless sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and fixed my seal this day and year first above written. Signed sealed and published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who both present together at the same time in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the words save and except two acres at the North East angle of said lot having been erased before the execution of this will.
Witnesses, Warren Rock and Robert Loveless
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