Born: ABT 1610 England

Marriage: to Mary Grant

Immigration: 1637
Note: From Kent on the ship “True Love”. In his party were his wife Mary Grant and their infant son John, his mother Mary, and older half-brother, Daniel Lovett.

Lived in: Salem, where John and his family remained when Daniel and his stepmother removed to Braintree in 1637. That year, John and Mary were living at Mackerel Cove, then part of Salem, now part of Beverly.

Birth of Son: ABT 1637
Name: John Lovett

Land: On 25 July 1639 John Lovett and seven others were admitted as inhabitants of Salem and received grants of land.

Occupation: John was in the employ of Daniel Rea, a cooper, in Mackerel Cove in 1641.

Court: [Salem Quarterly Court, June 1641] John Kettle, a boy, apprenticed to Jno. Lovett of Mackerell cove to be severely whipped, and to serve his master 40s. longer to pay fine (which Lovett is to pay) “for breaking open Jno Wards house & stealing milk (though he had eat milk that same morneing)” and “his willfull breach of ye saboth.”

Birth of Son: 08 SEP 1650 (baptized)
Name: Joseph Lovett

Birth of Daughter: 08 SEP 1650 (baptized)
Name: Mary Lovett

Birth of Son: 08 SEP 1650 (baptized)
Name: Simon Lovett

Birth of Daughter: 13 JUN 1652
Name: Bethiah Lovett

Birth of Daughter: 20 AUG 1654
Name: Abigail Lovett

Land: He was given a grant of two acres of marsh land lying near the old Planter’s Meadow in the vicinity of Wenham common on 3 November 1665, at the “seven mens meeting” at Beverly. His land grant was at present Cabot and Central Streets, Beverly.

Note: John was a surveyor of highways, constable and selectman.

Court: NOV 1669 – Had a jury trial

Note: The inventory of the estate of Richard Kemball, taken 17 June 1676, includes a debt of 7s. owed to John Lovett, cooper.

Death: 05 NOV 1686

Will/Inventory: 8 November 1686
Details: It appears he held much real estate, which was divised principally to his children, John, Joseph, Abigail, Mary and Bethiah, and his grandson, George Standley. He bequeathed a set of cooper’s tools to his son, John, and also twenty acres of land on the east side of “dirty hole” lying between the lands of his son, Joseph, and his son-in-law George Standley.

Parents are unknown


Mary Grant

Born: ABT 1615 England

Death: JUN 1695

Parents are unknown

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