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William Love

Male Abt 1727 - 1793  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name William Love 
    Born Abt 1727  Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between May 1793 and Dec 1793  Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 11 May 1793  Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 23 Dec 1793  Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9150  MyTree
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2012 

    Family Sarah LNU (Love) 
    Married Abt 1760  Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Love,   b. Abt 1761, Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Martha Love,   b. Abt 1763, Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Love,   b. Abt 1765, Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jean Love,   b. Abt 1768, Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Samuel Love,   b. Abt 1771, Londonderry, Chester Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Love" Name Meaning and History:
      1. English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English female personal name Lufu ‘love’, or the masculine equivalent Lufa. Compare Leaf 2.
      2. English and Scottish: nickname from Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve ‘female wolf’ (a feminine form of lou). This nickname was fairly commonly used for men, in an approving sense. No doubt it was reinforced by crossing with post-Conquest survivals of the masculine version of 1.
      3. Scottish: see McKinnon: McKinnon Name Meaning and History
      Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning ‘fair born’ or ‘fair son’. It is also translated as Love, and has been taken as being from Gaelic Mac Ionmhuinn ‘son of the beloved one’.
      4. Dutch (de Love): respelling and reinterpretation of Delhove, a habitational name from Hove and L’Hoves in Hainault, for example.

      Last Will and Testament of William Love, witnessed by son, Samuel on 11 May 1793, and proven on 23 Dec 1793 in Chester Co., PA.
      Remarks: Love, William. Londonderry. May 11, 1793. Dec. 23, 1793.
      To wife the best improved 1/2 of the land I now live on. To daughter
      Rebecca wife of James Thompson and daughter Martha Love the other 1/2
      of said plantation. To son Samuel Love 5 shillings, and to his son
      William £40 gold or silver, and to his daughter £30. To son John 5
      shillings. To daughter Jean £60, etc. at her mother's decease.
      Remainder to wife Sarah. Executors: Wife and son John and Charles
      Creswell. (The original records from which this database has been compiled are
      held at the Chester County Archives and Records Service, 117 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380. For more information, see also the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) for FHL 20844-20849.)(Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service)

      Chester County was formed in 1682 as an original county in PA.
      Now home to such historical sites as Valley Forge National Historical Park,
      Chester lies just southwest of Philadelphia. The states of Delaware and
      Maryland also border southern Chester County.
      Geographically the area referred to as amish/dutch country centers around Allentown, Hershey, Lancaster, Reading and York and the surrounding counties.
      It includes the counties of Chester, Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Dauphin, Lebanon, Berks, Montgomery, Bucks, Northampton, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Northumberland, and Center.
      Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants would spread from this area outwards outside the Pennsylvania borders between the mountains along river valleys into neighboring Maryland (Washington and Frederick counties), West Virginia, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) and North Carolina and this larger region has been historically referred to as Greater Pennsylvania. The historic Pennsylvania Dutch diaspora in Ontario has been referred to as Little Pennsylvania.
      The country lies in the piedmont (disambiguation) region of the Appalachian mountains. The landscape is marked by rolling, wooded hills, deep stream valleys, and fertile soils. The Susquehanna River bisects the region and provides its drainage. (Source: Wikipedia)