Peasants to Puddles
My Family History - By Nicky Rowberry
Much of the information on this page was kindly given to me by Mel Lowth, who is also descended from William Lowth and Elizabeth Ingle. Sadly Mel has since passed away, so I'd like to dedicate this page to him for all his kindness and help.
George Lowth or Louth was one of the brothers of my 5 x great grandfather Thomas Lowth. He was born in 1768 in Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, the eighth of ten known children of William Lowth & Elizbeth Ingle. George married Jane Glenn in 1794 in nearby Grantham. Although he was only a labourer, he did manage to sign his name when he married so he must have had some education at least. George & Jane had at least 6 children in the Harrowby and Spittlegate areas of Grantham. I don't know when Jane died, but in 1825 the widowed George married Lois Tasker (herself a widow) in Grantham.
George & Lois remained in Grantham for the rest of their lives. The table below shows them in the 1841 census (HO107/625 folio 5 page 43), with a Mary Ann Tasker - possibly a daughter of Lois from her previous marriage. George died later that year and Lois in 1852.
|City or Borough of Grantham|
|Parish or Township of Spittlegate|
|Place||Names of each Person who abode therein the preceding Night||Age||Profession, Trade, Employment or of Independent Means||Where Born in Same County|
|Brewery Hill||John Watson||70||Ind.||Yes|
| ||George Lowth||72||Labourer||Yes|
| ||Lois Lowth||65|| ||Yes|
| ||Mary Ann Tasker||30|| ||Yes|
George & Jane's eldest son, another George Lowth, also married in 1825 in Grantham, to Mary Rilett. Their first child Mary was born in Grantham, but they must have quickly moved to Carlton Scroop where their subsequent 8 other children were born and where they remained for the rest of their lives. This George Lowth was an agricultural labourer, but he was also described in 1871 as the clerk to the parish, suggesting he too had at least some education. Miraculously for the time, all George & Mary's children survived to adulthood and married, meaning there must be an awful lot of Lowth descendants out there. One son in particular intrigues me - William Lowth born in 1830 seems to have been labourer all his life, yet 2 of his children were born in India. How did a labourer from Lincolnshire end up having children in India? By 1881 they were all back in Carlton Scroop and the rest of the children were born there. If anyone can throw any light on this one, I'd love to hear about it. Sadly 2 of this William's sons died in WW1. The elder of the two - James Francis Alexander Lowth is commemorated on and I hope to do another one soon for his brother Harold.
The family tree below summarises what I know about this branch of the Lowth family. 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