|“||And you may have heard: Lovelaces are quitters.||”|
In the 1700s, a branch of the Lovelaces left the Clave and settled outside Glasgow, Scotland, where its members lived mundane lives for the centuries to come. According to George, these Lovelaces become sheep thieves. While the Clave attempted to appeal to the next generations to rejoin them, they eventually stopped.
In the 1800s, another branch gave up Shadowhunting. At one point, a couple died in London, and their daughter, Jessamine Lovelace, was forced to become a Shadowhunter and a ward of the local Institute until her own untimely death.
In 2008, shortly after the Dark War, the Clave began scouring the world for recruits to reinforce their dwindled numbers, both by inviting suitable mundanes and revisiting former Shadowhunters and their families. One of these included the non-active Lovelaces. George, a mundane child adopted into the family, decided to train to become a Shadowhunter at the newly-reopened Academy.
- Jessamine Lovelace (1860-1878)
- George's adoptive family (not active Shadowhunters)
- George Lovelace (1990-2010) — adopted
- Simon Lovelace (1990~) — Ascendant who chose the name