Person:Robert Love (2)

m. Bef 1704
  1. John Love1704/05 - 1790
  2. James Love, aka "The Weaver"1705 - 1760
  3. Jean LoveEst 1707 -
  4. William Love1710 - Abt 1780
  5. Mary LoveEst 1712 -
  6. Robert LoveAbt 1713 - 1786
  7. Alexander LoveEst 1715 - 1784
  • HRobert LoveBef 1687 - 1741
  1. Thomas LoveEst 1723 -
  2. Joseph Love1728 - 1804
Facts and Events
Name[1] Robert Love
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1687 County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Marriage to Mary Montgomery
Marriage Bef 1704 Prob. Irelandto Margaret Miller
Marriage to Unknown
Will[2] 3 Aug 1741 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[2] 1741 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Probate[2] 3 Nov 1741 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Will of Robert Love

WILL of Robert Love Lancaster Co., PA Will Book A, VOL 1, p 61

In the name of God Amen I Robert Love being sick of Bodey atpresentbut of perfit mind & memory calling to mind that isappointed for allmen to Die doeth make & appoint this as my LastWill & Testament asfolloweth Viz-

First I recommend my Soul to God who gave it My Bodey to thedust tobe Buried in a Christian like and Decant manner as theDesecration ofmy Exors. and in Touching such worly goods as ithas pleased God toIndow me with Bequeths in the manor & methodfollowing. I appointthat all my Lawfull Debts be first paid assoon as posable & my wellBeloved wiff to have as the Law derectsin the Like Cass I apoint thatthe Remaining part of the Estat ifaney be eqalley Devided among mychildren Except Robert and John.I order that they get but one shareas for my Son William I havealready given One hundred acers of Landto ____which he is inpossession of I order and appoint that to behis portion free &clear of all Incumbrance & that he shall have noother lot orpart among the rest I apoint my son Joseph shall go andLive withWilliam During pleasur & that William shall put him toscooll. Iappoint that my son Thomas shall live with his Mother & theRestof the children During pleasur att the Dureation of my Exort. Lastly I appoint my son William, James Porter & Samuel Ewing tobe myExorts & doe hearby Disanull & Revock all former will &testaments byme made & Doth Ratifie & confirm this to be my Lastwill & Testamentin wittness wherinto I have hearunto sett myhand & Seall this thirdDay of August 1741.

Witness presant His James Ewing Robert Love Arthur O'Neill mark

Lancaster County, PA the third day of November An Dom 1741.Thenpersonally appeared James Ewing and Arthur O Neal the twowitnesses tothe within written Will and on their oath didDeclare they werepresent and saw & heard Robert Love, Testatorwithin named Sign Seal &Declare the within Writing to be hisLast Will & Testament and that atthe doing thereof he was ofSound & Disposing mind & understanding tothe best of theirknowledge. Before me _____________Blurston Dp. Reg

Robert Love Will proved 3rd November 1741 (No 4)

Information on Robert Love

From Research of Don Collins (

ID: I0856 Name: Robert Love Sex: M Birth: in Ireland? Note: Robert Love (ca 1685 - 1741), according to the journal of his great grandson, William Calhoun Love, was, "of the Scott Irish descent emigrated and settled in Pennsylvania not far from the year 1700, he was married three times and my grandfather (Joseph Love) was one of the children by his third wife. It was said of my great grandfather Robert Love that when he purchased 300 Acres of land. He said he wanted no more as he had enough for himself - children and grand-children and his great grandchildren after him." Putting together what we have inherited by way of family tradition and what we have learned through the research of Franklin D. Love and other later researchers, we know that Robert Love was of Scots-Irish descent; that he apparently came from County Antrim, Ireland to Pennsylvania about 1720 or a few years later; and that he died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1741. He is not to be confused with "Robert Love of Craigetampan, County Antrim, Ireland", who was probably a generation older and apparently died in Ireland without ever having come to America. Just when our Robert Love was born and when he came to America are both matters of speculation.

Whenever he was born he probably came to Pennsylvania about 1720, since the "traditions" we have indicate that his first four sons, and possibly the fifth, were born in Ireland. We don't know exactly where Robert Love first settled, although there are a number of references to "Chester County, Pennsylvania." Some of these also mention, "West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania" or "Faggs Manor Parish, Chester County, Pennsylvania". We do know that he died in Lancaster County in 1741, so it could well be that he first settled in that part of Chester County which was cut off to from Lancaster County in 1728.

Robert Love wrote his will on August 2, 1741. That he died shortly thereafter is shown by the fact that the will was proved in Lancaster County Court three months later on November 3, 1741. The will does not name all of Robert Love's children but from it and other sources we believe he was the father of at least ten children who were born between about 1705 and about 1732. The oldest of these: James, John, William, Robert and possibly Alexander were born in County Antrim, Ireland and came to Pennsylvania with their parents. The other known children include: Thomas, Joseph (our ancestor), Samuel, Jean and Mary. These were born in Chester or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. James, Robert and Alexander moved to what now Chester and York Counties in South Carolina; Joseph and Samuelwent to Augusta County, Virginia; and John, William and Thomas appear to have remained in Pennsylvania.

Lancaster Co. PA Abstracts of Wills 1721-1820, pages 577-1120 Collections of The Genealogy Society of PA.

Some sources claim that Mary Montgomery was the wife of Robert Love, but more research is necessary to prove this. Please provide sources with updates to this family.

From post:

Will of Robert Love Bill Love (View posts) Posted: 27 Jul 1999 4:00AM

Classification: Will Surnames: Love, Porter, Ewing There was a Robert Love, who died in Lancaster Co.,PA. in 1741. Will executors: William Love,James Porter, Samuel Ewing. Children listed: John, William, Joseph, Thomas.Date of death: 8/3/1741.No mention of wife or daughters.

Ex: Lancaster Co.,PA. Abstracts of Wills 1721-1820

pages 577-1120

Collections of The Gen. Soc. of PA.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Elecia Tucker, Elecia Tucker,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Robert Love's Will, 1741.