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Henry Lowe (bef. 1652 - bef. 1717)

Col. Henry Lowe
Born before in Denby, Derbyshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 May 1686 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before at about age 65 in St. Mary's, Marylandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Mar 2011
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Col. Henry Lowe was a younger son of John Lowe, Esq. and Katherine Pilkington.[1][2][3][4][5] He was baptized 10 July 1652 at Denby, Derbyshire, England.[1][6]

Life in Maryland

Henry was a planter and merchant. He immigrated to Calvert County, Maryland in 1674 and settled in St Mary's County[1][3] by 1695.[7] Henry was a legislator serving in the Lower House, St. Mary's City, 1701-1704. He served in the provincial offices of naval officer for Patuxent District 1684-1685 and Justice of the Provincial Court 1694-1697.[7] He held local offices in St. Mary's County as well, including Sheriff 1698-1700, Justice 1709, and Clerk 1709-1717 (the 1709 appointments were made by Edward Lloyd, Henry's brother-in-law: Henry likely was unable to serve in public office from 1704-1709 because his wife and daughters were Catholic). He held the military titles of Lieutenant Colonel from 1697/8 to 1704 and was a Colonel by 1712.[7] He was Commander of the St. Mary's County militia in 1696 and served as and Deputy Commissioner in 1697.[3]
At Maryland's first election, Henry held 10,915 acres of land in Maryland.[7]

Marriage and Children

Henry Lowe married to Susanna Maria Bennett, daughter of Richard Bennett and Henrietta Maria Neale[3][5] and widow of John Darnall.[1][7] Their marriage contract was dated 18 May 1686[1] and the couple was married before 4 September 1688 (land record).[8] Susanna Maria had one child by her first husband, a daughter Henrietta Darnall.[7] The couple had four sons and seven daughters:
Henry's wife Susanna died 28 July 1714 and was buried at Fenwick's Manor in St. Mary's County.[3]


Henry's will dated 25 October 1717 names the following children: sons Henry, Jr., Bennett, Thomas, and Nicolas; daughters Ann, Elizabeth, Henrietta Maria, Dorothy, Mary, and Susanna Maria wife of Charles Diggs. He named sons Henry and Bennett as executors.[11] His will was proved in St. Mary's County, Maryland on 6/14 November 1717.[3][11][12] His total estate value at death was £7,236.8.10 (including 68 slaves and 3 servants) with a final balance after his debts were paid of £6,238.19.1. He held a total of 11,138 acres of land in Cecil, Kent, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Baltimore, and Charles counties, plus a tract in the Tuckahoe Creek area of the Eastern Shore and one in Kent County, Delaware.[7]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. III, p. 643, LOWE #22.ii.
  2. Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011, vol. III, p. 59 LOWE 19.ii.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 G. Rodney Crowther. "Lowe of Denby, County Derby, England and Maryland" in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Vol. 51. Washington DC: The Society, 1964, page 43. Online at FamilySearch: #14, Lt. Col. Henry Lowe.
  4. Stephen Glover. The History of the County of Derby. Derby, Printed for the publisher by H. Mozley and Son, 1829, p. 367. Lowe Pedigree.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Robert W. Barnes. British Roots of Maryland Families Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002, page 297-298.
  6. "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918," database with images, (FamilySearch: 19 October 2020), Henry Lowe, 11 Jul 1652; citing 11 Jul 1652; citing Christening, Denby, Denby, Derbyshire, England, Derbyshire Record Office, England; FHL microfilm 1,041,445.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789. Vol. 2. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985. Archive edition available online at Archives of Maryland Online (pub'd 2002): vol. 426, page 548 LOWE, HENRY (?-1717)
  8. Maryland Indexes - Marriage References. MSA S 1527, citing INAC 14:117
  9. The Maryland Calendar of Wills: Wills from 1726 to 1732. Vol. VI. Baltimore MD: Kohn & Pollock, 1920, p. 113. Google Books: Will of Nicholas Lowe.
  10. Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory. Colonial Families and Their Descendants. Press of the Sun printing office, 1900, page 227. Google Books.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Maryland Calendar of Wills. Vol. Kohn & Pollock, 1914, p. 125. FamilySearch: Will of Henry Lowe Sr., Gent.
  12. "Maryland Gleanings in England" in Maryland Historical Magazine. Maryland Historical Society, 1907, p. 280. Google Books
See also:
  • Barnes, Robert W., comp. Maryland Marriages Evidence 1634-1718. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 2005, p. 213 (not available online)


Magna Carta Project

This profile was re-reviewed and approved for the Magna Carta Project by Thiessen-117 on 7 April 2022.
Henry Lowe is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor (vol. I, pages xxiii-xxix) in a badged Richardson-documented trail to Magna Carta Surety Baron Richard de Clare (vol. III, pages 57-59, LOWE) . Henry Lowe is also the Gateway in trails to surety barons Robert FitzWalter (identified by the Magna Carta Project in 2018) and Saher de Quincy (identified in 2020, see MCA III:360-361 PINCHBECK) that need development. See the Magna Carta Trails below to view the profiles in these trails.
See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".

Magna Carta Trails

Badged Richardson-documented trail to Richard de Clare (MCA 3:57-59 LOWE) from the Lowe Gateways (Henry, Nicholas, Vincent and Jane)
1. Gateway Ancestors:
Henry Lowe (badged/re-reviewed 7 Apr 2022)
Nicholas Lowe (badged/re-reviewed 7 Apr 2022)
2. Henry and Nicholas are the sons of John Lowe (badged/re-reviewed 6 Apr 2022) and nephews of Gateway Ancestors:
Vincent Lowe (badged/re-reviewed 6 Apr 2022)
Jane Lowe (badged/100% 5-star)
3. John, Vincent and Jane are the children of Vincent Lowe (badged/100% 5-star)
4. Vincent is the son of Patrick Lowe badged/reviewed & approved)
5. Patrick is the son of Jasper Lowe (badged/reviewed & approved)
6. Jasper is the son of Jane Cokayne (badged/reviewed and approved)
7. Jane is the daughter of Thomas Cockayne (badged/reviewed & approved)
8. Thomas is the son of Thomas Cokayne (badged/reviewed & approved)
9. Thomas is the son of John Cokayne (badged/R&A 6 April 2022)
10. John is the son of Isabel (or Elizabeth) Shirley (badged/R&A 6 Apr 2022)
11. Isabel is the daughter of Hugh Shirley (badged/R&A 26 Jul 2021)
12. Hugh is the son of Isabel de Meynell (badged/R&A 28 Jul 2021)
13. Isabel is the daughter of Alice de Audley badged/reviewed & approved)
14. Alice is the daughter of Joan Martin (badged/R&A 30 Jul 2021)
15. Joan is the daughter of William Martin (badged/R&A 31 Jul 2021)
16. William is the son of Maud de Bryan (badged/R&A Jan 2021)
17. Maud is the daughter of Eve de Tracy (badged/R&A Feb 2021)
18. Eve is the daughter of Maud de Brewes (badged/R&A Feb 2021)
19. Maud is the daughter of Maud de Clare (badged/100% 5-star)
20. Maud is the daughter of Magna Carta Surety Richard de Clare
Unbadged trail to Robert FitzWalter - needs verification against Richardson, then development:
5. Patrick Lowe is the son of Dorothy Sacheverille (trail pending/needs development)
6. Dorothy is the daughter of Mary Lowe (trail pending/needs development)
7. Mary is the daughter of Isabel Strelley (trail pending/needs development)
8. Isabel is the daughter of Sancha Willoughby (trail pending/needs development)
9. Sancha is the daughter of Robert Willoughby (trail pending/needs development)
10. Robert is the son of Margaret Freville (trail pending/needs development)
11. Margaret is the daughter of Baldwin Freville (trail pending/R&A 3 June 2021)
12. Baldwin is the son of Baldwin de Freville (trail pending/100% 5-star)
13. Baldwin is the son of Ida de Clinton (trail pending/R&A 4 June 2021)
14. Ida is the daughter of John de Clinton (trail pending/100% 5-star)
15. John is the son of Ida de Odingsells (trail pending/100% 5-star)
16. Ida is the daughter of Ela FitzWalter (trail pending/100% 5-star)
17. Ela is the daughter of Walter FitzRobert (trail pending/100% 5-star)
18. Walter is the son of Magna Carta Surety Robert FitzWalter
Unbadged trail to Saher de Quincy, verified against Richardson, needs development (MCA III:360-364 PINCHBECK):
4. Vincent Lowe is the son of Anne Cavendish (trail pending/needs development)
5. Anne is the daughter of Henry Cavendish (trail pending/needs development)
6. Henry is the son of Elizabeth Hardwick (trail pending/R&A 19 Oct 2020)
7. Elizabeth is the daughter of John Hardwick (trail pending/needs development)
8. John is the son of Elizabeth Pinchbeck (trail pending/needs development)
9. Elizabeth is the daughter of Thomas Pinchbeck (trail pending/needs development)
10. Thomas is the son of Margaret Tailboys (trail pending/needs development)
11. Margaret is the daughter of Walter Tailboys (trail pending/needs development)
12. Walter is the son of Walter Tailboys (badged/needs re-review)
13. Walter is the son of Elizabeth de Burradon (badged/needs re-review)
14. Elizabeth is the daughter of Elizabeth de Umfreville (badged/needs re-review)
15. Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert de Umfraville (trail pending/needs development)
16. Robert is the son of Elizabeth Comyn (trail pending/needs development)
17. Elizabeth is the daughter of Elizabeth de Quincy (trail pending/100% 5-star)
18. Elizabeth is the daughter of Roger de Quincy (badged/100% 5-star)
19. Roger is the son of Magna Carta Surety Saher de Quincy

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Son Thomas Lowe Lowe-8293 appears to have been incorrectly detached and needs to be reconnected.
posted by Stephen Heathcote
Thank you, Stephen, for picking this up. I have reconnected Thomas.
posted by Michael Cayley
I have also removed incorrectly attached wife Margaretta Snelson,
posted by Michael Cayley
edited by Michael Cayley
Thanks Michael! I added the trails to this profile last month but did not do a re-review of the profile, so all the data in the bio still needs to be verified. I've added this profile to our Post-1500 Team spreadsheet that lists profiles needing work.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Lowe-8857 and Lowe-336 appear to represent the same person because: please retain dates from Lowe-336 in merge (sourced in profile; dates for Lowe-8857 appear to be a generation off (and I couldn't find the dates in source cited for Lowe-8857).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Lowe-3230 and Lowe-336 appear to represent the same person because: Same given name. same LNAB, same spouse, same DOD
posted by David Douglass