Facts and Events
He had an estate probated on 23 Jun 1628. Known as Sir William Lovelace of Woolwich, is styled Sir William Lovelace, the younger, of Bethersden in his will and inquistion post mortem. He was a member of the Virginia Company and an incorporator in the second Virginia Company in 1609. A soldier, he died during the war with Spain and Holland in the siege of Groll Holland, a few days before the town fell. Left a will. "I Sir William Lovelace of Bidersden, county of Kent, Knight, appoint my wife Anne Lovelace and Thomas Twisden of Wie, County Kent, esquire guardians of my children....I give them all my lands whatsoever in Bethersden, Holden (Sholden), Cart Magna, Shidonhurst, and Canterburie till my eldest son, Richard Lovelace attain the age of twenty-four...." Will was proved by Anne Lovelace Relict, the other executor being dead. See http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lovelace/earliest.htm for further history on this family.