From Anthony Maxwell (copied from comment)

Dear Mike…

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.

Kind regards
Anthony Maxwell


I can’t help Anthony – can any of you?


My family tree

Finally, after 12 years of the Lowndes web site, it has happened. A distant relative, Bob Lowndes in my father’s home town of Wrexham, contacted me via the site. He has helped me hugely to extend my family tree, which I now keep up to date on Genesreunted, with a copy on The Genersreunited tree has started collecting links, and it looks like I’ll continue to make progress. The latest simple view of the tree is here. Thanks Bob!

Clinton Lowndes | September 5, 2007 at 7:43 pm

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A big how are yeh to all the Lowndes out there. Fell on this site and tink its fab. I’m looking into my family tree on and off. Any information regarding our clan in Ireland would be great.

My full name is Clinton Nicholas Michael Lowndes. The Nicholas comes from my grandfather and the Michael from my father. Looking through the antcestors, Nicholas and Micheal seemed favorites. My grandfathers family were from North County Dublin, Swords. They owned most of the land there and like most Lowndes before them they were famers and land owners. I’ve just started doing this so, you’ll have to bare with me. According to my father, our side of the family came from Yorkshire. The real ironic thing of it is, I have being living in Leeds, Yorkshire for the last 15 years and only found this out last year. I was again told, I don’t know if this is true the it was a member of the clergy who sowed his oats in Ireland that started our side!!!! I know from reading documents that there was a Rev. Lowndes in Yorkshire!!! Now I see from what some people are saying that we are decendents of Normans, well this could be true, but again I’ve being told by my family that we were dutch royalty at one time or knights of old!!! My grandfather Nicholas Lowndes had two older brothers, I’ve yet to find out their names, they sold the land in Swords when he was young and like some Lowndes in the clan they drank and gambled most if not all the money. My grandfarther never spoke to them much after that. So, instead of being a famer he had to look for employment and found it at Dublin airport when it opened in 1936, he was one of the first employees there and remained there for the rest of his working life. If you go to the main graveyard in Swords you’ll see all the Lowndes from our clan there. There are two things I would like to know…..1 How our family got to Swords from Yorkshire and 2 How our family got to Yorkshire. Any help welcome.

Pat | July 19th, 2007

Hello all,I’m the “Pat” that started the page for Lowndes–

Still looking for information on:
Lowndes family living in St. George Parrish Surrey 1863—John (aka Alexander John Julius) father Samuel. John was born in Marseilles France and joined the Royal Horse Guard 1863—immigrated to the US in 1866—anyone have any information on the family in that area or other areas?


From Richard Cranton | March 18th, 2007

My mother’s father was one William Lowndes born in 1895 his father was also William from Cheadle, Stafford however both he and several of the generations before him spelt the surname LOWNDS.

I don’t know why my grandfather decided to change the spelling or if it was always spelt LOWNDS.

Having read about William Lowndes the Highway Man I do wonder if the family decided to change the spelling of the surname for a while!

Any body got any ideas?

From Gail Ann Hodges Levis | glevis AT

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Furiously working to get ready for research trip to Philadelphia and surrounding counties for our elusive Levis connection.Mifflin Levis (Butler Co., PA who settled in Tama Co., IA) is my husband’s direct line. I’ve found Mifflin’s father Curtis and grandfather John but am looking for more pieces to the puzzle. Tonight I found a reference in George B. Lownes will (Delaware Co, PA) which mentions Levis and Pancoast names. Especially Curtis Levis sone of Edward.

I’ll be delighted to send along my Levis results, if you think we fit into your clan. Might be too early to know that yet!