John Lowe

Brief Life History of John

When John Lowe was born in May 1708, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, his father, John Lowe III, was 36 and his mother, Dorothy, was 33. He married Mary Cowlishaw on 6 November 1726, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 March 1759, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

John Lowe
1708–1759
Mary Cowlishaw
1704–1766
Marriage: 6 November 1726
Maria Low
1726–
Joseph Lowe
1744–
John Lowe
1727–
Mary Lowes
1729–
William Lowe
1732–1733
George John Lowe Sr.
1734–1809
Mary Low
1738–1740
Joseph Low
1740–
John Lowe
1741–
Samuel Lowe
1743–
Mathew Low
1744–

Sources (19)

  • John Loe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Low, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Low in entry for Samuel Low, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Low .

German (Löwe) and Danish (Løwe): from Middle High German lēwe, löuwe ‘lion’, hence a nickname for a brave or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion. It is also found in Sweden. Compare Loewe 1, Lau , Lave , and Lurvey .

Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): artificial name from German Löwe ‘lion’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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