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James Lowrie (1844 - 1917)

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James Lowrie
Born in Lantonford, Northumberland, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Gateshead, Durham, Englandmap
Died in Liverpool, Lancashire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2018 | Last significant change: 28 Nov 2018
07:02: Malcolm Cowan edited the Biography for James Lowrie (1844-1917). [Thank Malcolm for this]
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Categories: Lanton, Northumberland | West Rainton, County Durham | Leamside, County Durham | Leamside Railway Station, County Durham | North Eastern Railway | Railroad Stationmasters | West Derby, Lancashire.

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James Lowrie was born in Northumberland, England.



James Lowrie was born in about January 1844 in Lantonford, Northumberland, England[1]. His parents were William and Susan Lowrie[2]. He worked as the Station Master at Leamside Railway Station. for several decades until his retirement in 1909[3].

In 1851 and 1861 the England Census shows he was living in Northumberland[4][5].

He married local girl Margaret Craggs in Gateshead on 16 March 1872[6].

He and Margaret had four children, Susan (b. 19 Mar 1874)[7], Robert (13 Jun 1875)[8], William (b.1877)[9] and Edith (b. 1884)[10].

Link to website about Leamside Station:
Link to photograph of Leamside Station:

The Census of 1881[11] shows that he was living on Pit House Lane, Leamside, and working as a Railway Station Master.

In 1891[12] and 1901[13] he is working as a Railway Station Master.

After his retirement in 1909 he and his daughter Edith left West Rainton and moved to Liverpool, where they settled in West Derby with his daughter Susan (Lowrie) Fairs, son-in-law John Thomas Fairs and grandson Geoffrey Fairs (1911 Census)[14].

He passed away in December 1917 in West Derby, Liverpool. His death was registered during Q1, 1918[15]. He was buried in Allerton Cemetery, Woolton Road, Allerton, Liverpool, L19 5NF, England[16].



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  • Source: Ref_1 England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915: Registration Year: 1844; Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar; Registration district: Glendale; Volume: 25; Page: 275 Ancestry Record 8912 #19765662
With the increased demand for coal to power the industrialisation of Britain the wooden waggonways used for transporting coal were replaced by the locomotives and iron railways. The Leamside Line was the former Main Line through Ferryhill, Leamside, Fencehouses, Penshaw and Washington to Pelaw. The companies using the line were the Durham Junction Railway and the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway. In 1854 the North Eastern Railway was formed and in the 1881 census James Lowrie was listed as the Station Master of Leamside Station.
  • Source: Ref_5 England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973: Marriage Date: 16 Mar 1872; Marriage Place: Gateshead,Durham,England; Spouse: Margaret Cragg; FHL Film Number: 252794, 252795, 252796, 252797, 252798, 252799, 252800, 90786 Ancestry Record 9852 #22514177
Name James Lowrie
Age 37
Estimated Birth Year abt 1844
Relationship to Head Head
Spouse Margaret Lowrie
Gender Male
Where born Lantonford, Northumberland, England
Civil parish West Rainton
County/Island Durham
Country England
Street Address Pit House Lane ((Leamside))
Marital Status Married
Occupation Railway Station Master
Registration district Houghton Le Spring
ED, institution, or vessel 14
Piece 4977
Folio 83
Page number 42
Household Members
Name Age
James Lowrie 37
Margaret Lowrie 38
Susan Lowrie 7
Robert Lowrie 5
William Lowrie 4
Robert Craggs 64
Name James Lowrie
Gender Male
Age 47
Relationship Head
Birth Year 1844
Spouse Margaret Lowrie
Child Susan Lowrie
Birth Place Ford, Northumberland, England
Civil parish West Rainton
Residence Place Rainton Gate, West Rainton, Durham, England
Sub registration district Hetton le Hole
ED, Institution or Vessel 15
Piece 4118
Folio 114
Household Members
Name Age
James Lowrie
Margaret Lowrie
Susan Lowrie
Robert Lowrie
William Lowrie
Edith Lowrie
Household Members
Name Age
NameJames Lowrie Age57
NameSusan Lowrie Age27
NameWilliam Lowrie Age24
NameEdith Lowrie Age17
Name: James Lowrie
Age in 1911: 67
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relation to Head: Father-in-law
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ford, Northumberland, England
Civil Parish: Garston
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County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: Sherbro Whetchedge Rd Grassendale Liverpool
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Retired Railway Station Master
Registration district: West Derby
Registration District Number: 455
Sub-registration district: Wavertree
ED, institution, or vessel: 30
Piece: 22683
Household Members:
Name Age
John Thomas Fairs 37
Susan Fairs 37
Geoffrey Fairs 2
James Lowrie 67
Edith Lowrie 27
  • Source: Ref_14 England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915: Dec 1917; Registration district: West Derby; Volume: 8b; Page: 718 Ancestry Record 7579 #18323345
  • Source: Find A Grave memorial Find A Grave: Memorial # 175258284 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 28 November 2018), memorial page for James Lowrie (unknown–1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175258284, citing Allerton Cemetery, Allerton, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England ; Maintained by Cyndi (contributor 47314338) .

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