John Lovelace, 4th Baron Lovelace

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John Lovelace, 4th Baron Lovelace of Hurley
2nd colonial governor of New Jersey
In office
March 1708 – 6 May 1709
Lieutenant Richard Ingoldesby
Preceded by Viscount Cornbury
Succeeded by Richard Ingoldesby (Lt. Governor)
15th colonial governor of New York
In office
March 1708 – 6 May 1709
Lieutenant Richard Ingoldesby
Preceded by Viscount Cornbury
Succeeded by Pieter Schuyler (Acting Governor)
Personal details
Born The Hon. John Lovelace
1672
England
Died 6 May 1709
New York City
Resting place Trinity Church Cemetery, New York City
Spouse(s) Charlotte Clayton
Children Martha, John, Neville, Charles
Profession Governor

John Lovelace, 4th Baron Lovelace (1672 – 1709) was the Governor of both New York and New Jersey.

He the son of William Lovelace of Hurst, Berkshire, and was not related to Francis Lovelace, the second Governor of New York. Despite being born into an aristocratic family, the previous baron had weakened the family's fortunes through gambling, leaving John heavily in debt. He therefore served in the military following the inheritance of his peerage. In 1702, Lovelace married Charlotte, the daughter of Sir John Clayton, but her poor dowry little improved his financial situation. The couple had four children: Hon. Martha (d. 1788), Hon. John (d. 1709), Hon. Neville (d. 1736) and Charles (d. 1707 in Sanderstead, England).

In 1708, Lovelace was appointed to governorship of both New York and New Jersey to replace Lord Cornbury. Lovelace proceeded to convict several of Cornbury's supporters, members of the corrupt Cornbury Ring, including former Governor Jeremiah Basse. Lovelace was granted £1600 by a revenue bill on 5 May 1709. However, he died the next day, 6 May 1709. His funeral was held in Trinity Church, New York and he was buried in the adjacent cemetery.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Viscount Cornbury
Governor of the Province of New Jersey
1708–1709
Succeeded by
Richard Ingoldesby
Preceded by
Viscount Cornbury
Governor of the Province of New York
1708–1709
Succeeded by
Pieter Schuyler (acting)
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Lovelace
Baron Lovelace
1693 – 1709
Succeeded by
John Lovelace