I'm drafting a thesis on 'Lock(e)s in, southerly and westerly of Norwich, Norfolk, England during 16th to mid 19th century'.
Like many other researchers using Ancestry.com, I have information about the Lock(e)s living in Brockdish Hall, Norfolk, starting with Michael Lock born c1520 and his wife Jane Wilkinson who moved from London to Brockdish Hall, where one of their sons Samuel Lock was born in 1554. I also have the connection to Elizabeth Lock (Samuel's daughter)and her husband John Howard, who immigrated to the USA.
However, I haven't identified a John Locke born c1700, at least not born in Norfolk, England. Do you know where he was born?
He may have descended from William Locke (of London) born c1480-1490, who was Samuel's grandfather via one of William's first two of four wives. William's first wife Alice Spencer bore him 12 children, including Samuel's father Michael, and his second wife Katherine Cooke bore him 9 children. Between them, they lost about 7 of their 21 children in infancy, born during 1511-1537 (averaging almost 1/year - little wonder the women died fairly young!).
I've only done a little research on a couple of the 7 or so surviving male children, since I've not (yet) found a connection between my direct ancestors and William's descendants.
I look forward to hearing from you again.