Jane (Scott) Lowrie
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Jane (Scott) Lowrie (bef. 1823 - 1861)

Jane Lowrie formerly Scott
Born before in Hawkshead, Lancashire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1852 in Canada Westmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Oxford County, Ontariomap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Dec 2012
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Jane is the daughter of Thomas Scott and Jane Simpson. She was baptized at St. Michael's Hawkshead on April 13, 1823. [1]
She likely attended the local school, Hawkshead Grammar, on at least a part time basis. Although this area would be termed something of a backwater, they appear to have been keen on education. One historian that visited the county in 1754 commented that it was not uncommon to come across a shepherd that was conversant in Latin and Greek. A generation before the Scott children, William Wordsworth had attended Hawkshead Grammar. Colt House, where the Scott family lived, was also the residence of Ann Tyson, who was William Wordsworth's landlady when he was at school.[2]
Jane arrived in New York on board the George Washington out of Liverpool on the 15th of June 1833, together with her mother and seven of her eight siblings, to settle in Upper Canada.[3] Her father had presumably arrived previously.
Jane was confirmed at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Tyrconnel, by the visiting Bishop of Toronto, John Strachan, on September 22, 1842.[4]
Some time before 1852, Jane married William Lowrie. Together they had two sons: Thomas, born 1852 and William (Bid) born 1858. Both were born in Dereham, Oxford, Ontario.
In the 1861 census, Jane's eighteen year old niece, Mary Jane Scott is living with them.[5] Jane died that July, leaving her husband and two sons ages 9 and 3 behind. Jane is buried in St. Charles Anglican Cemetery.[6]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXSW-LX1 : accessed 01 Aug 2014), Jane Scott, 13 Apr 1823; citing Hawkshead, Lancashire, England, reference item 3 p 59 cn 465; FHL microfilm 1471809.
  2. Reported by Kenneth Cook.
  3. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Roll M237, 1820-1897, Roll 019, pg. 628 of 746.
  4. Names of Individuals confirmed at Richmond, Township of Bayham, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there, 22 September 1842: Talbot Times Newsletter, March 1994, Volume XIII, Issue One.
  5. 1861 Census of Canada, Canada West, Oxford, pg. 930 of 1245.
  6. St. Charles Anglican Cemetery Index.

See also:

  • 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Canada West (Ontario), Oxford County, Dereham, Schedule: A; Roll: C_11745; Page: 41; Line: 41.

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