Welcome to my Lowther Lineage Page. I have received much needed data from many new found cousins. Thank you all. The Surname of Lowther runs throughout history, back to Sir Hugh Lowther. My Lowther lines left England and went to Ireland. From Ireland they came to Pennsylvania. I believe the information below is correct, but if you find any discrepancies or if you would like to add to the lineage, please email me. I would like to thank with all my heart; Roxann Burk, for her major contributions, of which if it were not for her, I would not have a site to share with all of you. Thank you Roxann for your wonderful research. I hope you find the information helpful to you. Thank you for dropping by.

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Descendants of Sir Richard Lowther

*****************1st Generation*****************

     Sir Richard Lowther, was born on 14 Jan 1531/32 in Lowther Hall, Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England, the son of Sir Hugh Lowther and Dorothy de Clifford.  Richard Lowther at the age of 22 became the sole heir to his Grandfather Sir John Lowther's Estate. In 1560 he was appointed Deputy to Lord Henry Scrope, Warden on the British side of the border between England and Scotland. His principle duty of Deputy Warden was to lead raids into the Scots territory. Richard was Knighted in 1565, and was given the post of Sheriff of Cumberland. Richard took Mary Queen of Scots into custody on 17 May 1568, at the home of Henry Fletcher, accompanied by 400 men. Sometime later, it is said that Richard's sympathy fell toward Mary Queen of Scots. ; Richard was confined to the Towers of London on two separate occasions from 1570 through 1573, due to aiding in a small part to place Mary in the thrown of Queen Elizabeth. Richard married Frances Middleton. Frances was the daughter of John Middleton and Anne Tunstall. Sir Richard died on 27 Jan 1606/07 in England. Their children were:

1.  John Lowther, born: 18 Feb 1551/52 in Lowther Hall, Co. Westmoreland, England.

2.  Anne Lowther, born Middleton Hall, Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. She married Alexander Featherstonebaugh.   Children:  Christopher Featherstone.

3.  Christopher Lowther, Sir, born 08 Sept 1557 in Lowther Hall, Co. Westmoreland, England. He was heir to his fathers Estate, and the ancestor of the present day Earl of Lonsdale. He married twice. He married first to Mary Wilson, and second to Eleanor Musgrove in 1576. Children of Christopher and Eleanor: John Lowther, Sir.

4.  George Lowther, born 23 Sept 1558 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. He died on 28 Jul 1562 in Lowther Hall, Co. Westmoreland, England.

5.  Florence Lowther, born 07 Sept 1559 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England.

6.  Frances Lowther, born 19 Oct 1560 in Lowther Halll, Co. Westmoreland, England. She married Thomas Cleborne on 10 Mar 1593/94. Children:  Edmund Cleborne.

7.  Gerard Lowther, Sir, born 11 Dec 1561 in Lowther Hall, Co., Westmoreland, England. He married Grace Bellingham. Gerard founded Lowtherton (now Irvinetown), Ireland. He was a Jurist and a Judge there. He died without issue, willing his Estate to Sir Richard Lowther, son of his brother, William Lowther of Ingleton. Lowther of Shrigley Parl was Knighted on 03 May 1618.

8.  Hugh Lowther, born 1563 in Lowther Hall, Co. Westmoreland, England. He married the widow Burough.

9.  William Lowther, (See 2nd Generation), born 30 Jan 1573/74 in Lowther Hall, Co. Westmoreland, England.

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*****************2nd Generation*****************

     William Lowther born 30 January 1573/74 in Lowther Hall, Co. Westmoreland, England, left Lowther and went to Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England. He was know as William Lowther of Ingleton. William married Eleanor Welbury. Eleanor was born ca 1578 in Castle Eden, Co. Durham, England. William died on 21 July 1641, and Eleanor died in August of 1620. Their children were:

1.  Ann Lowther, born 21 Nov 1600 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. She married Thomas Heber ca 1621.

Richard Lowther, Sir, born 30 Apr 1602 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. Richard was a councilor of law and Governor of Penthefract Castle. He married Isabel Fletcher.

3.  Gerard Lowther, born 16 Apr 1603 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. He died on 25 May 1604 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England.

4.  Hugh Lowther, born 06 Jun 1604 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. He died on 24 Oct 1604 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England.

5.  Launcelot Lowther, born 01 Sept 1605 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England. He died on 07 Apr 1661. He married Sarah Milbank.

6.  John Lowther, born and died on 10 May 1607 in Lowther, Co. Westmoreland, England.

7.  Gerard Lowther, born 1608 in Shirmingham, England.   He married Margaret King.

8.  Robert Lowther, born 29 Jan 1609/10 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England. He was a Bachelor of Law, and Chancellor of Carlisle in 1665.

9.  Frances Lowther, born 01 May 1612 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England. She married twice.  She married first to William Newby, and second to Henry Curier.

10.  Eleanor Lowther, born 11 Jun 1613 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England. She married _____ Walker.

11.  Florence Lowther, born 22 Oct 1614 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England.

12.  Elizabeth Lowther, born 17 Dec 1615 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England.

13.  Thomas Lowther, born 06 Sept 1616 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England. 

14.  George Lowther, (See 3rd Generation), born 13 Jul 1618 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England.

15.  James Lowther, born 17 Aug 1620 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England.

*****************3rd Generation*****************

     George Lowther, born on 12 July 1618 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England, left England and sailed to Ireland. He returned to England, then went back to Ireland where he spent the remainder of his life. He was the Captain of Horse to the Duke of Ormand. George married Elizabeth Fitzgerald. I do not have any further information on George or Elizabeth. They had one son and four daughters. I do not have the names of the four daughters. Their son was:

1.  William Lowther, (See 4th Generation), born 13 Nov 1642 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England.

*****************4th Generation*****************

     William Lowther was born on 13 November 1642 in Ingleton, Co. Yorkshire, England. He was a weaver by trade. He became a Quaker in 1675. William married twice. He married first to Jane Kelso, ca 1671. Jane was born in Inniskillen, Co. Ulster, Ireland, the daughter of Rev. Robert Kelso of Scotland. Jane died in 1677. Their children were:

1.  Henry Lowther, born ca 1672 in Armagh, Ireland. He married Amy Featherstone. Amy was born in Ballinskill, Westmeath, Ireland. Children: Eleanor, Jane, William, Edward, Hannah, Samuel, John, Henry and Mary Lowther.

2.  Elizabeth Lowther, born 1677 in Armagh, Ireland.

     William married second to Isabel Lancaster on 24 July 1679 in Armagh, Ireland. Isabel was born in Armagh, Ireland. William died ca 1727 in Ireland, probably in Co. Kings. I do not have any further information on Isabel. William and Isabel's children were:

3.  Samuel Lowther, born in Nov 1681 in Armagh, Ireland.

4.  Mary Lowther, born in May 1684 in Armagh, Ireland. She married William Sproule on 15 Mar 1710/11.

5.  Catherine Lowther, born in Mar 1686/87 in Armagh, Ireland. She married John Horne on 02 May 1713.

6.  Hannah Lowther, born in Apr 1691 in Armagh, Ireland. She married Samuel Layborne on 05 Jan 1717/18.

7.  William Lowther, (See 5th Generation), born ca Jan 1693/94 in Tober, Co. Kings, Ireland.

8.  John Lowther, born in Jan 1696/97 in Tober, Co. Kings, Ireland. He married Elizabeth Rissell on 24 May 1723. Children: William Lowther.

*****************5th Generation*****************

     William Lowther, was born ca 1693/94 in Tober, Co., Kings, Ireland. He married Martha _____.According to Minnie Kendall Lowther, William, Martha, and his six children, left the British Isles in 1729 and settled in Pennsylvania. They were known as English Quakers, and were recorded in the Abington Monthly Meeting Records. They, along with Edward Farmer, and his wife Rebecca, took possession of a grant of one thousand acres of land, with two tracts being in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. William and Martha settled near Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. William owned a a large Plantation known as the Lowther Plantation. It was later known as the Bradshaw Plantation. The land belonged in the family for over 150 years before it was sold. William died in the fall of 1750 in Lehaska, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania as his will was proved in November of that year. William and Martha's children were born in Westmeath, Ireland, now Derry, Ireland. They were:

1.  Sarah Lowther, born ca 1713 in Westmeath, Ireland. She married Thomas Ely on 22 Jan 1734 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Thomas was born on 20 Jan 1714 (Birth date of Thomas from LDS files), the son of Hugh Ely and Mary Hewson. Thomas was conveyed 150 acres of land and the farm house from his father in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. In 1773 Thomas and his family moved to Harford Co., Maryland, taking a certificate of removal to Deer Creek Monthly Meeting (Thank you Marty Grundy). Thomas left a will written on 09 Nov 1781 and proved on 11 Jan 1783 in Harford Co., Maryland. Sarah died on 05 Apr 1775 and Thomas died in 1783, both in Harford Co., Maryland, and are buried in the Deer Creek Monthly Meeting Cemetery, Darlington, Harford Co., Maryland. Children: Hugh, Sarah, Joseph, William, Thomas, Mahlon, Martha, Rachel, Ruth, and Ann Ely.

2.  Robert Lowther, born 1713 in Westmeath, Ireland. He married Aquilla Reese on 20 Feb 1735/36 in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. Aquilla was the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Reese. Robert died ca 1780 in Hacker's Creek, Lewis Co., West Virginia. Children: Thomas, Hannah, Mary, Sara, William Beamer, Rebecca, Jonathan, Henry, Joseph, and Joel Lowther.

3.  Joel Lowther, born ca 1715 in Westmeath, Ireland. He married Phoebe Ellis on 05 Jul 1738 in Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. Children: John Lowther.

4.  Ruth Lowther, (See 6th Generation), born ca 1720 in Westmeath, Ireland.

5.  Martha Lowther, born ca 1723 in Westmeath, Ireland. She married Joseph Carver on 07 Nov 1747 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of John and Mary Carver. Martha died on 07 Nov 1774. Children: Joel, Joseph, Ruth, Rachel, John, William and Martha Carver.

6.  Mary Lowther, born ca 1725 in Westmeath, Ireland. She married Samuel Simpson on 02 Aug 1745 in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting House, Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Samuel was born ca 1745, and died in 1795. Children: Joel, Martha, Benjamin, William and Amos Lowther.

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*****************6th Generation*****************

     Ruth Lowther married James Bradshaw ca 1740. James was born ca 1711, the son of John Bradshaw.  James purchased the Lowther Plantation, and lived there until his passing.  Ruth died in 1803, and James died on 13 Mar 1776 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

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