John Lovick is a name connected with Ocracoke Island, but not often remembered. On this date 285 years ago, in 1719, the Lords Proprietors granted to him the entire island of Ocracoke. John Lovick, an Irish Quaker, never made Ocracoke his home, but apparently did use the island for raising livestock. Fourteen years later, in 1733, he sold the island to Richard Sanderson. In 1759 William Howard purchased the island and moved here with his family.
Thank you William!