In your research of the history of the Lowndes Family have you ever come across the three Rev Matthews Lowndes of Buckfastleigh in Devon? The 1st, circa 1750 -1825, the 2nd, 1787-1856 and the 3rd, 1834-1911. If so, do you happen to know where the first of them came from and who his family were.
My third cousin, Matthew R. Lowndes is the sixth known Matthew in this line. The third vicar was married to a Maxwell which is where I come in.
I can’t help Anthony – can any of you?