John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace

John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace (February 1616 – 25 November 1670) was a British peer and Royal servant.


John was born in Hurley, Berkshire the son of Richard Lovelace, 1st Baron Lovelace and his wife, Margaret, the daughter of London merchant William Dodworth, and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He lived at Ladye Place at Hurley which he inherited on the death of his father.

He was an ardent Royalist and was committed by the Parliamentarians to the Tower of London and made to pay a heavy fine of 18,373l. 1s. 10d. After the restoration of the Monarchy he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 28 August 1660 to 25 November 1670. In 1670 he was made steward of the old Royal palace at Woodstock and died in the palace gatehouse on 25 September 1670. He was buried on 1 October 1670 [1] in the old priory church in Hurley.[2]

After his death he was succeeded by his son John Lovelace, 3rd Baron Lovelace. His wife Anne, daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Cleveland, succeeded her niece as 7th Baroness Wentworth, which after her death passed to their granddaughter Martha Johnson. His daughter Dorothy Lovelace married Henry Drax (1641–1682), a plantation owner in Barbados.[3]


  1. ^ "Genealogie Online".
  2. ^ Seccombe 1893.
  3. ^ Parker, Matthew. (2012). The sugar barons : family, corruption, empire, and war in the West Indies. Walker and Company. ISBN 978-0-8027-7798-0. OCLC 1055572011.

Seccombe, Thomas (1893). "Lovelace, John" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 34. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 166–168.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Honorary titles
Interregnum Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
Succeeded by
The Duke of Cumberland
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Richard Lovelace
Baron Lovelace
Succeeded by
John Lovelace