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Richard Lovelace
1618-1657 (Age at death: 39 approx.)

Richard Lovelace was born in 1618. His exact birthplace is unknown, but it is documented that it was either Woolwich, Kent, or Holland . He was the oldest son of Sir William Lovelace and Anne Barne Lovelace and had four brothers and three sisters. His father was from an old distinguished military and legal family.

His mother, Anne Barne (1587-1633), was the daughter of Sir William Barne and Anne Sandys and the granddaughter of Cicely Wilford and Edwin Sandys (archbishop), an Anglican church leader who successively held the posts of the Bishop of Worcester (1559-1570), Bishop of London (1570-1576), and the Archbishop of York (1576-1588). He was one of the translators of the Bishops' Bible. His brother, Francis Lovelace (1621-1675), was the second governor of the New York colony appointed by the Duke of York, later King James II of England. He was also the great nephew of both George Sandys (2 March 1577 - March 1644), an English traveller, colonist and poet; and of Sir Edwin Sandys (9 December 1561 - October 1629), an English statesman and one of the founders of the London Company. The Lovelaces owned a considerable amount of property in Kent. Unfortunately, Richard Lovelace"�s father died during the siege of Grol when he was only nine years old

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