About this blog

Lowndes Arms

I began the Lowndes website in October 1995 and people have been writing to me ever since with comments, requests for research I had no time to do etc. I’d take these emails and post them to the website. All very static and old-web.

So, from now on, no need for email.

I’ll post here occasionally, but if you’re a Lowndes and want to blog on the name history please get in touch and I’ll add you to the contributor list.

Hardcore genealogists may prefer to use the genealogy.com forum:



21 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Hello, cousin Jimmy Nicol…it’s been a while. Ya know, i really have no history of our family…I remember Great Aunt Polly and Aunt Aggie…but I was so young. I am Uncle Bills daughter, Becky. If you have any information on our family, I would greatly appreciate you passing it along to me..Thank you.

  2. Subject: Rosalind Blanche Chaddock-Lowndes(Rosalind Cartlidge 1872-1899)
    Drowned during shipwreck of the Loch Sloy 24 April 1899. My Great Grandfather was Captain Peter Nicol, Master of the Loch Sloy at the time of the wreck and was also drowned. I am writing a family history including the wreck of the Loch Sloy. From your website, I was able to get enough information on Rosalind but I would love to have a photograph of her if one is available to include in the story. Also on board the ship was Captain and Mrs Leicester passengers, thouht maybe Rosalind was traveling with them and you might have information on them as well.

    Thank you so much, James Milne Nicol. nicol@inreach.com
    My location California, USA

  3. I am trying to find a Rosina lowndes b.1801 approx born at axta juxta bham Uk
    any help out there with ancestry?
    Cheers Jennifer

  4. Hi Lesley …. I to am a descendant of William Lounds and Sarah Innocent … I want to look into William as I dont go any further bk on the Lounds side of family ( with proof )
    As you suggest he could be the same William from Aston Juxta ..i will try to look into it and will post any findings on here

  5. hi I am Emily Lownds great grandaughter and have been researching for 4 years This is the first time I have visited this sight. As she married 3 times are there anymore gg’s out there

  6. Hi, I’m also descended from William Lounds and Sarah Innocent of Mancetter. Re William, I’m wondering if he isn’t the William Lounds baptised in 1766 at Aston Juxta, Birmingham – not that far away – to Thomas and Elizabeth. His younger sister, Mary (baptised 1768) marries there in 1791 (to William Richards) but there’s no more mention of William in the IGI records. which means he could have moved.

  7. I noticed i’ve neglected to mention in my above post that i’m the Melissa decended down from Alfred Lowndes & Fanny Barry. Or that I’m now a Beedle, not a Billings, as my last post which described my Lowndes connection names me…

    I’d love to find out more on Peter Lowndes as well!

    Elizabeth Bickerstaffe messaged me on genesreunited, and now on here too. I’ll take my chances and put my e-mail for her to contact me… It’s catcha_layter_babe AT yahoo.com . (no spaces, subsititue the AT for @.)

    Take care!

  8. Heylo (everyone ) and ELIZABETH Bickerstaffe in particular!

    I found your comments today, and i’d be love to get together to collaberate on our Lowndes’s. I sent a message to Mike to see if there’s a way to pass on my e-mail address to you (off the message board). It’s not that i wouldn’t love to hear from other Lowndes’s, it’s just that i’m leery of bots that scour websites for spam purposes.

    Just wanted to let you know that i’m working on contacting you, and i’ve received your messages.

    Take care!

  9. Hi

    Ver interested in read Melissa’s update. We seem to be descended down the same line, though I wasn’s sure on her date of Peter Lowndes’ date of birth – 1821?, that would have made him 15 when his son, ALfred was born in 1836. Someone else suggested a birthdate of around 1806, but I’ve not been able to check that yet. That could link us to the tree of William Lowndes, possible brother of Peter. Will was born in 1805 and was the son of a John L, born 1760. As I say, I haven’t checked this through other records yet. My mother was born Unity Barry Lowndes (she always hated that name), daughter of Douglas Brodie L whose parents were Alfred Barry Lowndes (commercial cashier in Eccles) and Mary Brodie, daughter to a family of cotton manufacturers in Manchester. Alfred Barry was one of the 8 children born to Alfred and Fanny Barry.

    Would love to find out more about Peter and Margaret L and their ancestors!

  10. Hello,

    I am searching for my brother Patrick Lowndes, I last saw him in 1967 in England, Bow-road, I am now in Vancouver Canada and miss him dearly. If anyone has heard from him or knows his wearabouts please email me at babitaarora@hotmail.com. He is 58 now.


  11. Descendants of William Lowns
    Generation No. 1
    1. WILLIAM1 LOWNS was born 1760. He married SARAH INNOCENT 28 Apr 1798 in Mancetter, Warwickshire,
    daughter of STEPHEN INNOCENT and ANN COLLIER. She was born 1763 in Mancetter, Warwickshire.
    Children of WILLIAM LOWNS and SARAH INNOCENT are:
    i. THOMAS2 LOUNDS, b. 1799, Mancetter, Warwickshire.
    2. ii. WILLIAM LOUNDS, b. 1802, Alcester, Warwickshire.
    3. iii. JOSEPH LOUNDS, b. 1806, Mancetter, Warwickshire.
    iv. ANN LOUNDS, b. 1809, Mancetter, Warwickshire.
    More About ANN LOUNDS:
    Baptism: 21 May 1809, Mancetter, Warwickshire
    Generation No. 2
    2. WILLIAM2 LOUNDS (WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1802 in Alcester, Warwickshire. He married MARY BAKER
    26 Feb 1819 in Mancetter, Warwickshire. She was born 1796 in Atherstone, Warwickshire, and died 1892 in
    Willenhall, Staffs.
    Notes for WILLIAM LOUNDS:
    possibly born in Little Bytham Lincs – needs more investigation
    Children of WILLIAM LOUNDS and MARY BAKER are:
    4. i. JOSEPH3 LOUNDS, b. 1824, Atherstone, Warwick.
    5. ii. ELIZABETH LOUNDS, b. 1825, Atherstone, Warwick; d. 1890, Atherstone, Warwick.
    6. iii. JOHN LOUNDS, b. 1827, Atherstone, Warwick.
    7. iv. STEPHEN LOUNDS, b. 05 Mar 1830, Atherstone, Warwick; d. 13 Jan 1874, Darkhouse, Dudley, Worcs.
    8. v. THOMAS LOUNDS, b. 06 Sep 1833, Atherstone, Warwick.
    vi. ANN LOUNDS, b. 1834, Atherstone, Warwick.
    vii. HENRY LOUNDS, b. 1837, Atherstone, Warwick.
    3. JOSEPH2 LOUNDS (WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1806 in Mancetter, Warwickshire. He married MARY. She was
    born 1804 in Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    More About JOSEPH LOUNDS:
    Baptism: 22 Sep 1806, Mancetter, Warwickshire
    Children of JOSEPH LOUNDS and MARY are:
    i. BELINDA3 LANDS, b. 1830, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    ii. EDWARD LANDS, b. 1832, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    9. iii. JOSEPH LANDS, b. 1834, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    iv. ELIZABETH LANDS, b. 1836, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    v. HANNAH LANDS, b. 1838, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    vi. MARY LANDS, b. 1840, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    vii. BODEN LANDS, b. 1849, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
    Generation No. 3
    4. JOSEPH3 LOUNDS (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1824 in Atherstone, Warwick. He married MARY
    JOHNS 28 Apr 1844 in Coligate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffs, daughter of THOMAS JOHNS and JANE
    WHITEHOUSE. She was born 1824 in Willenhall, Staffs.
    Children of JOSEPH LOUNDS and MARY JOHNS are:
    10. i. EMMA4 LOUNDS, b. 1844, Willenhall, Staffs.
    11. ii. WILLIAM LOUNDS, b. 1848, Willenhall, Staffs.
    12. iii. HARRIET LOUNDS, b. 1851, Willenhall, Staffs.
    5. ELIZABETH3 LOUNDS (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1825 in Atherstone, Warwick, and died 1890 in
    Atherstone, Warwick. She married JOSEPH PEGG 25 Sep 1846 in Atherstone, Warwickshire, son of THOMAS
    PEGG. He was born 1825, and died 1906 in Atherstone, Warwick.
    Married possible 1846 sept q vol 16 p. 296 Atherstone.
    i. FREDERICK4 LOUNDS, b. 19 Nov 1844, Atherstone, Warwick; d. 1845, Atherstone, Warwick.
    6. JOHN3 LOUNDS (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1827 in Atherstone, Warwick. He married MARY ANN
    WALKER 25 Dec 1848 in St Chad’s Church, Stowe, Lichfield, Staffs, daughter of JOHN WALKER and MARY. She
    was born 1829 in Lichfield, Staffs.
    Children of JOHN LOUNDS and MARY WALKER are:
    13. i. JOHN4 LOUNDS, b. 14 Jun 1849, Lichfield, Staffs; d. 12 Dec 1919, Dudley, Worcs.
    ii. ELIZABETH LOWNDS, b. 1856, Willenhall, Staffs.
    iii. WILLIAM LOWNDS, b. 1857, Willenhall, Staffs; m. HARRIET EMMA GREEN, 21 Jan 1889, Walsall, Staffs.
    14. iv. JAMES LOWNDS, b. 1862, Willenhall, Staffs.
    v. BENJAMIN LOWNDS, b. 1866, Willenhall, Staffs.
    vi. HENRY (HARRY) LOWNDS, b. 1870, Willenhall, Staffs.
    7. STEPHEN3 LOUNDS (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 05 Mar 1830 in Atherstone, Warwick, and died 13
    Jan 1874 in Darkhouse, Dudley, Worcs. He married JANE CARRIER 04 Dec 1854 in Dudley, Worcs, daughter of
    THOMAS CARRIER and ANN. She was born 1832 in Sedgley, Staffs, and died 1912 in Dudley, Worcs.
    More About STEPHEN LOUNDS:
    Baptism: 25 Mar 1830, Independent Chapel Congregation, Atherstone, Warwickshire
    Children of STEPHEN LOUNDS and JANE CARRIER are:
    15. i. WILLIAM4 LOUNDS, b. 29 Mar 1851, Willenhall, Staffs; d. 23 Oct 1932, 5 Ct 1 Hse Queens Road Tipton,
    16. ii. MARY ANN LOUNDS, b. 12 Apr 1858, Greenlaw Barracks, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. 01 Jan 1880.
    iii. JOSEPH LOUNDS, b. 1861, Willenhall, Staffs.
    iv. STEPHEN LOUNDS, b. 07 Nov 1863, Sedgley, Staffs.
    8. THOMAS3 LOUNDS (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 06 Sep 1833 in Atherstone, Warwick. He married
    ELIZABETH EVANS. She was born 1835 in Sedgley, Staffs.
    More About THOMAS LOUNDS:
    Baptism: 06 Jul 1834, Atherstone, Warwick
    Children of THOMAS LOUNDS and ELIZABETH EVANS are:
    i. REBECCA4 LOUNDS, b. 19 Apr 1864, Lane’s Bank, Hall Green, Sedgley, Staffs.
    ii. THOMAS LOUNDS, b. 1867, Willenhall, Staffs.
    iii. WILLIAM LOUNDS, b. 1870, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
    iv. SARAH LOUNDS, b. 1872, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
    v. MARY ANN LOUNDS, b. 1879, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
    9. JOSEPH3 LANDS (JOSEPH2 LOUNDS, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1834 in Atherstone, Warwickshire. He
    married SARAH. She was born 1837 in Cheadle, Staffs.
    Children of JOSEPH LANDS and SARAH are:
    i. JAMES4 LANDS, b. 1875, Tividale, Staffs.
    ii. SAMUEL LANDS, b. 1877, Tividale, Staffs.
    Generation No. 4
    10. EMMA4 LOUNDS (JOSEPH3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1844 in Willenhall, Staffs. She married
    ROBERT BROWN 1862 in Wolverhampton, Staffs, son of ROBERT BROWN and ANNE. He was born 1838 in
    Child of EMMA LOUNDS and ROBERT BROWN is:
    17. i. REUBEN POLWORTH5 BROWN, b. 12 Nov 1863, Willenhall, Staffs; d. 1936, Brisbane, Australia.
    11. WILLIAM4 LOUNDS (JOSEPH3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1848 in Willenhall, Staffs. He married
    SARAH ATKINS. She was born 1843 in Willenhall, Staffs.
    i. MARY5 LOUNDS, b. 1870, Willenhall, Staffs.
    12. HARRIET4 LOUNDS (JOSEPH3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1851 in Willenhall, Staffs. She married
    (1) WILLIAM REYNOLD ROBERTS 13 Sep 1868 in Wolverhampton, Staffs, son of ROBERT ROBERTS and MARY
    REYNOLDS. He was born 1848 in Willenhall, Staffs, and died 1887. She married (2) THOMAS H PARKER 1891 in
    Walsall, Staffs, son of GEORGE PARKER and MARTHA BARNSTABLE. He was born 1848 in Walsall, Stafffs.
    Occupation: File Cutter, Bobber, Polisher, Grinder
    i. WILLIAM H T5 ROBERTS, b. 1870, Willenhall, Staffs.
    ii. SARAH JANE ROBERTS, b. 1875, Willenhall,Staffs.
    18. iii. JOSEPH ROBERT ROBERTS, b. 1875, Willenhall,Staffs.
    iv. THOMAS FREDRICK ROBERTS, b. 1878, Willenhall,Staffs.
    v. LEONARD ROBERTS, b. 1879, Walsall, Staffs.
    vi. LILLIAN HARRIET ROBERTS, b. 1881, Walsall, Staffs.
    vii. ARTHUR ALAN ROBERTS, b. 1882, Walsall, Staffs.
    viii. ROSE MARY ROBERTS, b. 1884, Walsall, Staffs.
    ix. RICHARD ROBERTS, b. 1889, Walsall, Staffs.
    x. MARTHA E5 PARKER, b. 1894, Walsall, Staffs.
    13. JOHN4 LOUNDS (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 14 Jun 1849 in Lichfield, Staffs, and died 12
    Dec 1919 in Dudley, Worcs. He married HARRIET TAYLOR 27 Oct 1879 in St. Stephens Parish Church,
    Willenhall, Staffs, daughter of HENRY TAYLOR and LOUISA. She was born 1850 in Willenhall, Staffs, and died
    03 Mar 1911 in Dudley, Worcs.
    More About JOHN LOUNDS:
    Burial: 1919, Dudley Cemetery in Section F Grave 1033
    Notes for HARRIET TAYLOR:
    Dudley Cemetery in Section F Grave 1033
    Marriage Notes for JOHN LOUNDS and HARRIET TAYLOR:
    M Dec q w’ton 1879 vol 6b p. 747.
    Children of JOHN LOUNDS and HARRIET TAYLOR are:
    19. i. ALFRED5 LOUNDS-TAYLOR, b. 04 Apr 1871, Wolverhampton, Staffs; d. 05 Jan 1938, Dudley, Worcs.
    ii. JOHN LOUNDS, b. Abt. 1872, Wolverhampton, Staffs; d. 12 Apr 1929, Dudley, Worcs; m. SUSANNAH
    SPITTLE, 25 Jan 1900, St. Matthew’s Parish Church, Wolverhapton, Staffs; b. Abt. 1872, Wednesbury, Staffs;
    d. 31 Mar 1950, Dudley, Worcs.
    Notes for JOHN LOUNDS:
    b John Taylor 1872 in Wolves
    Marriage Notes for JOHN LOUNDS and SUSANNAH SPITTLE:
    Wolverhampton, Staffs Mar q vol 6b p. 755
    iii. HENRY LOWNDES-TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1873, Wolverhampton, Staffs.
    b Henry Taylor b sept 1873 in Wolves
    iv. GEORGE LOWNDES-TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1877, Wolverhampton, Staffs.
    b George Taylor June 1877 in Wolves
    20. v. MARIAH LOWNDES-TAYLOR, b. Abt. 1879, Wolverhampton, Staffs; d. 04 Apr 1963.
    21. vi. SAMUEL TAYLOR-LOWNDES, b. 17 Jul 1881, Bilston Rd Union Workhouse, Wolverhampton, Staffs; d. 18
    May 1929, 14 Greystone Street, Dudley, Worcs.
    22. vii. HARRIET LOWNDES, b. Abt. 1882, Wolverhampton, Staffs.
    23. viii. ELIZABETH LOWNDES, b. 1887, Wolverhampton, Staffs; d. 1960, Dudley, Worcs.
    14. JAMES4 LOWNDS (JOHN3 LOUNDS, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 1862 in Willenhall, Staffs. He
    married SARAH ROGERS, daughter of MARY ROGERS. She was born 1862 in Willenhall, Staffs.
    Children of JAMES LOWNDS and SARAH ROGERS are:
    24. i. STEPHEN WILLIAM5 LOUNDS, b. 22 May 1881, Willenhall, Staffs.
    ii. THOMAS LOUNDS, b. 1884, Willenhall, Staffs.
    iii. MARY J LOUNDS, b. 07 Jul 1886, Willenhall, Staffs.
    iv. JAMES LOUNDS, b. 1892, Willenhall, Staffs; d. 02 Jan 1981, Willenhall, Staffs.
    25. v. CHARLES LOUNDS, b. 24 Aug 1895, Willenhall, Staffs; d. 05 Feb 1964, Willenhall, Staffs.
    26. vi. JOHN H LOUNDS, b. 29 Jul 1897, Willenhall, Staffs.
    vii. HANNAH LOUNDS, b. 19 Jul 1899, Willenhall, Staffs; m. WILLIAM POOLE, 1920, Wolverhampton, Staffs.
    More About HANNAH LOUNDS:
    Baptism: 19 Aug 1899, St. Giles Church, Willenhall, Staffs
    15. WILLIAM4 LOUNDS (STEPHEN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1 LOWNS) was born 29 Mar 1851 in Willenhall, Staffs, and
    died 23 Oct 1932 in 5 Ct 1 Hse Queens Road Tipton, Staffs. He married (1) ANNIE (RICHARDS) CARTER. She
    was born Abt. 1857 in Tipton, Staffs, and died 13 Dec 1913 in 14 Greystone Street, Dudley, Staffs. He married
    (2) MARTHA BYTHEWAY 12 May 1917 in St. Pauls Church, Tipton, Staffs, daughter of JAMES BYTHEWAY and
    MARY JONES. She was born 1885 in Tipton, Staffs.
    Notes for MARTHA BYTHEWAY:
    1901 martha was a scullery maid at girls college, Dudley Rd, Tipton, Staffs to Emily Armistead a teacher
    1891 living at 123 Park Lane, Tipton, Staffs
    Birth Sep 1885 Dudley 6c 85
    Children of WILLIAM LOUNDS and ANNIE CARTER are:
    27. i. ANNIE JANE5 LOUNDS, b. 25 Apr 1878, Chorley, Lancashire, England.
    28. ii. SARAH LOUNDS, b. 1879, Sedgley, Staffs.
    iii. STEPHEN WILLIAM LOUNDS, b. 1883, Segdley, Staffs; d. 13 Oct 1915, Flanders, France.
    Birth Dudley June 1883 6c 83
    29. iv. MARY ANN LOUNDS, b. 04 Apr 1886, Prince’s End, Staffs; d. 20 Apr 1957, 9 Primrose Crescent, Dudley,
    v. SAMUEL LOUNDS, b. 1891, Sedgley, Staffs.
    Notes for SAMUEL LOUNDS:
    birth Dudley M 1891 6c 53

  12. Hi Guys I just discovered more Lownds this time in Wetton,
    Staffs John Lownds 1640 m Alice is there anyone else linked to these? Mel

  13. Hi Guys as anyone got passed William Lowns born 1760 Unknown m Sarah Innocent.? Mel

  14. I believe i last posted around 2005, under my maiden name of Billings. (that post is now under the archives section).
    I’ve thankfully found out more about my Lowndes line since then, as I started off knowing almost nothing, besides the name…

    My grandfather,
    Clifford Hayward Melville Lowndes, was born Dec.7, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario. He was an only child. He married Edna Bailey.

    His father was,
    Frederick Kinsman Stanton Lowndes, was born March 20, 1864, in Manchester, Lancashire, England.
    He immigrated to Canada in 1906, and married Hannah Hayward. He died fairly early in Toronto, Ontario, in 1918. No other family members emmigrated here with him that i know of.

    Frederick’s father was,
    Alfred Lowndes, born 1836 in Manchester, Lancashire, Eng.
    He married Fanny Catharina Barry.(b. 1839). He was a tailor/woolen draper in Manchester.
    They had 8 children. Alfred, Florence, Frederick, Edith, Minnie, John, Walter and Edward.
    Alfred died in Aug., 1873.

    Alfred’s father
    is reputed to have been Peter Lowndes
    (b. abt. 1821), England and Margaret “unknown” (b. abt. 1831).

    I’ve only made one connection to someone researching any of this line, and that was through Fanny Barry (wife to Alfred Lowndes) Her step-father was a “Kinsman ” (a name that has also been passed down through decendants).

    I’ve checked back through your site from time to time, and i’m still glad it exists, i think it’s great to have a “meeting place” besides the busy message boards for Lowndes’s. You give it the “human aspect” that seems to be missing in some other places.

    Take care!

  15. Hello Clive
    i have looked at your tree we are distantly related through Joseph Loundes Born 1824.
    My relative is John Loundes Born 1827 who was Josephs younger brother.
    I noticed that on the 1841 cencus neither Joseph or John lived at the same address as their parents.
    I contacted Mel Cash earlier last year and she provided me with a wealth of info .
    Do you have anything else for William Loundes Baptised in 1760.

    Well done for all the hard work you have put into your tree.
    Thankyou so much you have made my day.


  16. Hello Caroline
    Thanks for responding to my email, if you have alook at my web site, follow the roberts line and you will see the lounds line, http://www.asyoudo.org , there`s plenty of information on them.
    look forword to hearing from you ..clive

  17. Hello
    I am amazed i have just typed the name of one of my ancestors into google (William loundes)hatter and it led me to this wonderful site . I would like to contact Clive as we share 2 names in common in our family line . Loundes and whitehouse.
    I come from john loundes/alfred loundes of willenhall.

    thanks, caroline

  18. Hello
    I have just found your lounds site, and would like to get in touch with Mel Cash if possible as her line lounds are the same as mine. ie joseph lounds of willenhall (locksmith) and his father william lounds of atherstone (hatter).

  19. Just visiting. Looking into name history. ANy help would be great. Live in NJ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s