The first genealogy describing New England Locke lines was published in 1853 by John Goodwin Locke and called "Book of the Lockes. A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of William Locke, Of Woburn. With an Appendix, Containing A History of the Lockes in England, also of the Family of John Locke, of Hampton, N.H., and Kindred Families and Individuals." This book is in the public domain and both electronic and reprint versions can be found online in several places. For example, has several instances:

The association has sponsored the printing of three volumes over the years that work in conjunction with each other. Arthur Horton Locke published an initial genealogy starting with Captain John Locke in 1916. A supplemental volume was published in 1979 by Donald Paul Hayes, Jr. that primarily expands the descendants of Captain John Locke but also contains supplemental information on the William Locke of Woburn lines along with information about George Locke of Virginia. A second supplement was published in 2002 and focuses exclusively on the Captain John Locke line. These three volumes are still available from the association, as described below.


A History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke [ 1627 - 1696 ] of Portsmouth and Rye, N.H. and his Descendants, also of Nathaniel Locke of Portsmouth, and a short account of the History of the Lockes in England. The bulk of these volumes concern John Locke and his descendants. Female lines are frequently carried forward for several generations, so this work also has much valuable information on other families of southeastern New Hampshire (Batchelder, Lamprey, Marden, Moulton, Page, Perkins, Philbrick, Sanborn, Trefethern, and many others). This volume contains 20,303 names. The span of years is 1627-1901, which involves 10 generations. by Arthur H. Locke 1 Volume paperback reprint, 720 pages. Originally published in 1916 ISBN 1-55613-889-X

Price: US$ 40.00 plus shipping


The first Supplement to A History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke [ 1627 - 1696 ] involving descendants of Captain John. A sub-section is also included about descendants of William Locke of Woburn. The number of names contained in this volume is 3,561. It covers the span of years from 1761 to 1971. It also spans from the 5th to the 13th generations. 1 Volume paperback reprint, 336 pages Originally published in 1979 ISBN 0-7884-0642-6

Price: US $30.00 plus shipping


The second Supplement to A History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke [ 1627 - 1696 ]. The number of names included in Supplement II is 9,740. The span of years that it covers is 1683-1991. It also spans 12 generations (3-15). 1 Volume Hardcover original, 556 pages Published in 2002 Peter Randall Publisher

Price: US $30.00 plus shipping

The Next Book of the Lockes

In 2000, Jerry Harrison published "The Next Book of Lockes: Descendants of William Locke of Woburn, Massachusetts" to finally supplement the original 1853 volume.


Available soon.

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