LOVEBAND, Oliver (by 1527-55 or later), of Calais.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1527.1

Offices Held

Deputy, afterwards collector of quit-rents, Calais 18 Dec. 1548-55.2


Loveband was elected to Parliament on 4 Nov. 1554 by the deputy of Calais and his council. After his replacement as collector in 1555 he is not heard of again at Calais: it is not known whether he had died or had left the town, perhaps following dismissal during the religious purge ordered by the Queen and carried out by William Herbert I, 1st Earl of Pembroke. He had not given offence by absenting himself without leave from Parliament before its dissolution in the previous January.3

Loveband may have belonged to a family known to have been settled in Devon by the close of the 16th century: it was then of rather low status but was to lift itself later.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: A. D.K. Hawkyard


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from first reference.
  • 2. CPR, 1547-8, p. 267; Stowe 571, f. 41; Rep. R. Comm. of 1552 (Archs. Brit. Hist. and Culture iii), 165.
  • 3. P. T. J. Morgan, ‘The govt. of Calais 1485-1558’ (Oxf. Univ. D. Phil. thesis, 1966), 236, 304.
  • 4. Vis. Devon, ed. Vivian, 634.