Peasants to Puddles
My Family History - By Nicky Rowberry
William Lowth was one of my 3xgreat grandfathers. He was the second known son of Paul Lowth & Sarah Wyan, who had 9 children in total. His early life was spent in Horbling, before he married Mary Leak in 1838 in nearby Aswarby. The couple settled in first Scredington then Heckington, raising a large family. More information on William & Mary's family can be found on Page 1 of the Lowths:
William's parents, Paul & Sarah had had married in 1809 in Horbling, Lincolnshire. Paul spent most of his adult life working as a labourer in Horbling. The table below gives a transcription from the 1851 census (H.O.107 2095 Page 203 schedule 57), showing Paul Louth with his wife Sarah, widowed son Paul and youngest daughter Elizabeth.
|Parish or Township of||Ecclesiastical District of||City or Borough of||Town of||Village of|
|Horbling|| || || ||Horbling|
|No. of Schedule||Name of Street, Place, or Road, and Name or No. of House||Name and Surname of each person who abode in the house, on the Night of 30th March, 1851||Relation to Head of Family||Condition||Age||Rank, Profession or Occupation||Where Born|
|57||Horbling||Paul Louth||Head||Mar||65||Farm Lab.||Edenham|
| || ||Sarah Louth||Wife||Mar||63|| ||Horbling|
| || ||Paul Louth||Son||wid||37||Farm Lab.||Horbling|
| || ||Elizabeth Louth||Dau||unmar||23||Dressmaker||Horbling|
Paul Louth was the second son of Thomas Louth & Ann Allen and was born in 1786 in Edenham, Lincolnshire. Thomas & Ann had married in Edenham in 1784 and had their first child the same year, at which point Thomas was described as a labourer. Thomas & Ann had 11 children, the last being Nathan Louth born 1802 in Edenham. Thomas probably died in 1836 in Witham on the Hill, which is just a couple of miles from Edenham and Ann probably is the one who died in 1845 in the same village. Thomas was born in Colsterworth in 1762, the son of William Lowth and Elizabeth Ingle. The already widowed William had married Elizabeth in 1755 in Colsterworth and they had at least 10 children together. William was described in several of the records as a husbandman, which I think means he was probably a smallholder. At his burial he was described as a farmer.
The family tree below summarises what I know about this part of the Lowth family tree. It is hopefully reasonably accurate, but if you spot any errors, or any relatives, please feel free to E-mail me
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Peasants to Puddles - My Family History. By Nicky Rowberry