William Lovelace (MP)

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Portrait of William Lovelace, 1576

William Lovelace (died 1577), of Bethersden, near Ashford and Canterbury, Kent, was an English politician and lawyer.[1]

He was the son of William Lovelace and studied law in Gray's Inn (1548), being called to the bar in 1551.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury in 1563, 1571 and 1572. He became serjeant-at-law in 1567.

He died in 1577 and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral. He had married twice; firstly Anne, the daughter of Robert Lewis, with whom he had 2 sons and a daughter and secondly Mary, the daughter of Sir Thomas White, MP of South Warnborough, Hampshire and the widow of Thomas Caryll.


  1. ^ "LOVELACE, William (d.1577), of Bethersden, nr. Ashford and Canterbury, Kent". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 7 June 2017.