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  • 1. Ellie Wescott  |  21/03/2017 at 10:28 am

    My name is Ellie, and my Dad’s surname is Lowndes. I have never met him but spoke to him a few times, and was close with his parents growing up. Dad’s name is Darren Lowndes but he goes by Daz. His father, my granddad, is George Lowndes. I live on the Isle of Wight, as does my Granddad, but from what I understand they used to live in the Essex or London area. My dad lived in Birmingham too for a while when he was growing up – I cant remember if he was born there. I always am keen to learn more about my family, especially that side. 🙂

  • 2. Colin Steven  |  22/12/2016 at 10:53 pm

    I just found out that my father Colin Lowndes (he passed away December 9, 2008) had a brother named Gilbert James Lowndes (born Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1933). This was a shock to my mother, brother and I as this had never been shared with us. My father was also not aware of this. We think that my grandmother must have had a very good reason to maintain this a secret all of her life (she was very poor and may have given him up for adoption)… Her name was Elizabeth Lowndes (maiden name Davenport). We’re hoping that we can find Gilbert or anyone from his family. We would really love to meet Gilbert and I can be reached at lowndes.cs@gmail.com

  • 3. BIGfootASH  |  18/12/2016 at 11:00 pm

    I’m a Lowndes, based in the UK. I am keen to learn more about the Lowndes name

  • 4. Margaret Louise Drody Thompson  |  06/07/2016 at 9:20 pm

    Could Christopher Lawne be an ancestor?
    I am still searching for the English ancestors to my Henry Lounds, settler to Virginia. Henry Lound was born about 1619 according to later depositions in Henrico County. “Henry Lownee” appeared first in Virginia as a headright when Michael Master obtained a patent for land in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County in 1645. “Hen. Lownd” was later listed as a headright when Thomas Harris patented land in Lower Norfolk County in 1667. In March 1652 Henry Lowne patented 300 acres on the north side of the Appomattox River in Henrico County. His land was near that of Abraham Wood [7046.W]. Lound assigned this land to Thomas Wells before 1663 according to a 1672-patent issued to Wells. Lound later secured a patent on 516 acres in Henrico County on the south side of the James River in September 1674. He still owned this 516 acres in 1704. In 1690 the court confirmed Lound was due 200 acres for the importation of three “Negroes” and John Drake. Drake had been an indentured servant for Lound for at least four years.

    Mr. Henry Lound and his wife Ann, were socially prominent citizens of Henrico County. He served on Henrico County juries. Their children, both daughters, were Anne and Mary Lound. Mary married Mr. Henry Batte, and . Ann is my ancestress, marrying Henry Hatcher son of William, immigrant.

    Henry lived until November 1708, and left some of his estate to grandchildren, which was unique to have such a long life in those times.

    I have recently been researching the life of a Capt. Christopher Lawne, settler from England to Virginia to see if I could find a connection to him.. Not too much is known of this man’s history either. There is still a stream and a site named for him in Virginia.

    In late 1618 or early 1619, Sir Richard Worsley, knight baronet, of Appuldercombe, Isle of Wight, England, and his associates were granted a patent for a particular plantation by the Virginia Company. His associates were Capt. Christopher Lawne, Nathaniel Basse, John Hobson, Anthony Olevan, Richard Wiseman, Robert Newland, Robert Gyner and William Willis.

    To finance these ventures, The Virginia Company of London had been created with a charter issued by King James I in 1609. This profit-making company was organized by the ablest merchants, manufacturers, and statesmen of their time, including Bennett and Lawne. Some of the shareholders associated with the Virginia Company undertaking were leading artisans of London.

    On 27 April 1619, Captain Lawne arrived in the James River with a number of settlers on board The Marygold, commanded by Capt. Evans

    Capt Lawne had brought over 20 men with him for settlement. Lawne ‘planted’ his settlement at the mouth of a creek on the south shore of the James River, south east of Jamestown. He sited it on neck of land, now known as ‘Lawne’s Neck’, between the James River on the east and a creek,that subsequently became known as Lawne’s Creek, on the west, thus providing the settlement with protection against native attacks.

    Sometime in November 1619, Lawne and some of his settlement were struck down by disease and abandoned Lawne’s Plantation.

    The first clue to Christopher Lawne emerges in connection with the Barrowist and Brownist congregations in Amsterdam in the early seventeenth century. Both were separatist, Independent ‘puritan’ groups, advocating self-governing congregations. Both had emigrated from England in the last decade of Elizabeth I’s reign to escape religious persecution and benefit from the free religious atmosphere of Holland. While in Amsterdam, their church became known as the ” Exiled English Church”. It was from these congregations that the so-called “Pilgrim Fathers” – a term coined only in the 19th century – originat

    Other Lound, Lawne, Lowne members from England to Virginia
    Va Co. Records of 1622 1623 listed D’Lawne: Abraham and Gideon: Mr Gideon D’Lawne passed one share to his sonne Abra: D’Lawne: All wch were approued and confirmed

    Henry’s movements according to trips. It was the custom to share a trip with a neighbor for credit for land for bringing someone to the Colony.

    LAST FIRST ARRIVAL SPONSOR COUNTY
    —– —— ——- ——- ——

    Lownd Alexander 1637 Thomas Barnard Warwick River
    Lowne Thomas 1653 Henry Lowne Henrico
    Lownee Henry 1645 Michael Masters Henrico
    Lownes Edward 1637 Capt Henry Browne James City
    Lownes Mary(& wife) 1652 Richard Starnell ???
    Autrobos John 1653 Henry Lowne Henrico
    Nichols ??? 1653 Henry Lowne Henrico

    Henry also sponsored William Webster, Riddly, Sale , probably servants for his home and plantation.

    Others: The English name Lound is a very historical and distinguished name. Lound England is located due north of London on the east coast; se of Nottingham and in Nottinghamshire Parish.There were several Alexander Lound dating from 1100 at Caves England and one Knighted by King Edward circa 1400

    There is another branch in America with a different armorial with spellling Lowndes, one was once Gov of NC

    There was a Robert Lownes of Winslow, England had a son Robert who settled in with wife Jane Croke in Virginia.
    His younger son William Lowndes of Winslow Co. Bucks m. Ann, dau. And heiress of Sir Thomas Gates a member of the London Co. for med in 1609 for the colonization of Virginia.

    This line seems to have descendants in SC at Crowfield Plantation and a great history in SC politics.

    Still looking for others who are researching my lineage, and I hope what I post may help others’ searches.

    Best to all,
    Margaret Louise Drody Thompson; July 2016

  • 5. paul simo  |  30/06/2016 at 1:08 am

    Just a quick note about Captain Leicester from the Loch Sloy. His real name was Osmond Leicester and he was not travelling with his wife, Fermina Leicester (nee Blundell), but with his mistress Blanche Sophia Meyer-Edmonds, a rich Manchester heiress. Rose Cartledge was travelling with them as all their families were heavily involved at one time or another with the wine/champagne industry and had grown very rich off it too.

  • 6. Paul  |  09/06/2016 at 1:52 am

    There is a book about the Loch Sloy about to be released it covers the wreck and includes detailed bios of all of her passengers and crew. It will be available on Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc within 6 weeks of this date. 9th June 2016. The books title is ‘Loch Sloy – Chronicle of a Windship’

  • 7. Kathie Benson  |  12/12/2015 at 2:52 am

    I am looking for the family of Arthur Lownds who married Eliza Hill
    Kathie

  • 8. William G. Smyth  |  27/10/2015 at 10:07 am

    My grandmothers name was Marion Kate Norton. She often mentioned her relatives in native England as the Selby-Lowndes. She moved to Canada as a young woman and married John Wisely Willox.

  • 9. Shane Lowndes  |  12/06/2015 at 10:00 pm

    Hi all. I’m Shane Lowndes and from Australia. I’m too looking for ancestors from my dad’s side of the family. My Great Great grand-parents were Margaret C Lowndes born 1886 and passed away 28 April 1962 aged 76yrs and James Lowndes born 1859 passed away 16 September 1950 aged 91yrs.
    My Great Grand-parents were Eliza Beatrice (Beat) died 10-2-1977 and Thomas Lowndes died 14-9-1999 sorry that’s all the info I have on my Great grand-parents. Grand-Dad Lowndes John (Jocka) Francis Lowndes died 30-7-2008 aged 65yrs he had three sons my dad (dec), Frank and Shane (Dec). My dad Daryl John Lowndes born 11-1-1967 died 5-10-2002 aged 35 married my mother Sue Hyder 24-10-1991 and had me 21-11. Uncle Shane Thomas Lowndes was born 11-4-1969 and passed away 28-12-1988 aged 19yrs. If that helps anyone find any thing on Margaret C Lowndes and Eliza Beatrice would be great thanks Shane Lowndes

  • 10. Margaret Louise Drody Thompson (widow of Kenneth Reed Thompson, deceased)  |  20/12/2014 at 1:45 pm

    John Marius Wilson’s Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whaddon like this:

    WHADDON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Winslow district, Bucks. The village stands 3½ miles N by E of Swanbourne r. station, and 4½ S by E of Stony-Stratford; was once a market-town: gives the title of Baron to the Duke of Buckingham; and has a post-office under Stony-Stratford. The township comprises 2,300 acres. Real property, £3,406. Pop., 493. Houses, 104. The parish includes Nash hamlet, and comprises 3,730 acres. Pop., 955. Houses, 207. The manor belonged to the Giffords; passed to the Pigots, the Greys, the Dukes of Buckingham, the Willises, and the Selbys; and, with W. …
    Hall, belongs now to W. S. Lowndes, Esq. W. Chase is famous for its fox covers, and gives name to a hunt. A Benedictine priory was founded in the time of Henry III., by R. Martell, at Snelshall. Numerous coins of Cunobelin or Cymbeline, were found in 1849, in W. Chase. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300. Patron, W. S. Lowndes, Esq. The church is ancient. The rectory of Nash is a separate charge. There are Independent and Baptist chapels, national schools, alms houses, and other charities £20. Bishop Cox, who died in 1581, was a native.

    URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2572

    Date accessed: 20th December 2014

  • 11. Margaret Louise Drody Thompson (widow of Kenneth Reed Thompson, deceased)  |  20/12/2014 at 1:36 pm

    Whaddon Hall belongs to the Lowndes family. Whaddon Hall was visited by Queen Elizabeth in 1568, is a fine mansion of stone with a grand staircase and many spacious rooms, and is surrounded by a well-timbered deer park of about 315 acres. The remains of a Roman encampment, enclosing a space of about 5 acres, are at Whaddon Chase, and many ancient British and Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £275 with residence. The church, which stands on high ground near the Chase, is an ancient edifice of stone, consisting of chancel with N aisle or chapel, nave, aisles, N and S porches, and an embattled western tower. It has a beautiful brass of 1612, some ancient tombs and monuments, and an Early English font. There is a Congregational chapel.
    Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

  • 12. Margaret Louise Drody Thompson (widow of Kenneth Reed Thompson, deceased)  |  19/12/2014 at 9:14 am

    relatives of Henry Lound of Va. ?
    LowNDS, John (in Virginia 1654, &c.), Lower Norfolk
    county; brother of Nathaniel Lownds, of London, merchant.
    John Lounds was entitled to certain lands, &c. , at Salford, in
    the county of Lancaster, formerly the property of Edmund
    Knott, whose right heir he was.

    Lower Norfolk Records.

  • 13. Valerie Alice Ball (Lowndes.  |  12/10/2014 at 7:39 pm

    Valerie Alice Lowndes, direct granddaugther of Joesph Lowndes Duaghter of Alec Lowndes. I grew up in Whangarei NZ and have married Kevin Ball in 1964. I am keen to trace cousins from Joe, Donald, Sam, Richard, who were my fathers brothers. The gathereing at Thema and Brians home I was sad to miss but had not sort to find family at that time. Brianand Thema were working on family tree and Roy had advised me to go there. Brian was so like my father to look at it was unnerving and we spent some time with them on the family tree. Seems the family can be traced back to Richard the 3rd so Royal Blood flows for the Lowndes family…. My husband and I visited Winslow( the family seat )in 1989 and I felt that I had been there before. It was spooky. We then went onto a town not far away and went into the Libaray where we were given a big pile of books and it was said that William Lowndes had wanted a peerage and to prove his right had prepared the search to Richard the Third. The town was Aylsebury (Buckinghamshire)
    I live in Masterton New Zealand aged 67 and really would like contact with family.
    Val Ball

  • 14. Alison  |  02/10/2014 at 2:50 pm

    Just came across this site, v interesting! I am Alison Lowndes, married to James George, his Father is Jimmy Bernard Lowndes and his Grandfather was also James Lowndes. My husband has a brother Jeffrey Lowndes. We have 3 sons James, Christopher and Bradley. Jeffrey has 2 sons Glen and Jeff. Wd all live in Cape Town South Africa but I presume originated from ties in UK.

  • 15. Otto  |  08/09/2014 at 4:17 am

    Hi everyone trying to find some details on Bromley Lowndes (1920) looked him up on Ancestry.com he also had the alias (Bromley Mclounder) really interested if someone has any info on him!

  • 16. mikelowndes  |  09/03/2014 at 9:32 am

    Hi Trudy,
    To find out more about the early Lowndes visit my history pages, especially the heraldry page at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mike.lowndes/lowndes/heraldry.html

    Mike

  • 17. trudy lowndes  |  07/03/2014 at 12:53 pm

    hi im an Australian lowndes. ive traced my history back as far as Angus lowndes (Thomas). I believe before that we were French

  • 18. Dorothea Lowndes  |  09/01/2014 at 3:07 am

    It’s wonderefull to know that we are such alarge group-The Lowndes’s
    I have not yet added the name of our cinese adopted grand- daughter, Elizabeth Lowndes like her great grand-mother in Manchester England.
    Even though I was born in Brazil I’. feel proud to be a lowndes- Actually i feel more like an english woman than a Brazilian- My late husband was a wonderful English gentleman and after 52 years of marriage i want to be considered also an English lady.
    How fantastic would be if we could have some kindo of Convention or reunion sometime soon , so we could meet all our Lowndes famlies.
    Let’s hope we will can arrange that-
    Vancouver- Canada

  • 19. Amanda Hopkins  |  27/12/2013 at 8:21 pm

    Hi replying to Joan Wright – I was born a Wright – and my direct ancestor was Elizabeth Lowndes. I too have been searching for information for years, I have Elizabeth Lowndes b: c1720 and d: c1773 in wavendon, Bucks. Lowndes Wright b 1809 was my 3 x great grandfather. I came across some info some years ago suggesting elizabeth may have been born in Winslow, Bucks but nothing else. It has also been suggested that she may have been born in Chesham. She married Edward Wright in Wavendon: 26 Feb. 1744

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  • 21. Margaret Louise Drody Thompson  |  04/06/2013 at 4:25 pm

    I do Lownes/Lound family research. Am looking for the English ancestors of Henry Lounds and various spellings, who emigrated to Virginia. He was born 1619 in England and was in Virginia records by 1645. Please contact me at mdt421@aol.com with any direction to his ancestry.

    To add to our knowledge, looking for Henry found this about Hugh’s son Humphrey Lounds:
    My discovery of Humphrey Lownes of London, England just may lead us to the father of our Henry Lowne/Lounds who was born in England in 1619. I discovered a record of the contributors to the London Company in 1609. Humprhey was a member of the very active Stationers Guild, and is on record as having donated money to the voyage of 1609 for the Virginia Company.
    The Genesis of the United States
    A Narrative of the Movement inEngland, 1605-1616, which resulted in the Plantation of North America by Englishmen, disclosing the contest between England and Spain for the Possession of the soil now occupied by the Untied State of America; Set forth through a Series of historical manuscripts now first printed:
    Collected, Arranged, and Edited by Alexander Brown Volume 1 page 225
    Extract from Stationers’ Record. From the Court Minutes of the Stationers’ Company 1609 7mo Rgi
    Mr. Bisshopp Mr. the Copy of the receipte under Mr. H. Hooper I,, SirThomas Smithes hande for the Mr. H. Lownes j CompniM Adventure intoVirginia
    Viz. Received the 28th of April 1609 of Mr. Humphrey Hooper and Humphrey Lownes Wardens of the Stationers of the Citty of London the sum of one Hundred and twenty and five pounds & is for the said Compnie” adventure in the voyage to Virginia. I said recd $125.0.0. Tho. Smythe. The which sum of $125 pounds was Levyed and disbursed in The Compnie in portions as followeth
    Vs $ s d Mr. Bisshipp Mf the Comp” 10.0.0. Mr. Cole 3.0.0 Mr. Bonham Norton 5.0.0 Mr. Smithe 2.0.0 Mr. Hooper Elder Warden 3.0.0 Mr. Dighte 2.0.0 Mr. H. Lownes younger Warden 6.5.0 Mr. Knighte 2.0.0 Mr. Harrison the elder 5.0.0 Mr. Pavyer 2.0.0 Mr. Barker 5.0.0 Mr. Edw. Bisshopp 2.0.0 Mr. Mann th e elder 5.0.0 M’Bill 3.0.0Mr. John Norton 10.0.0 Mr. Cooke 2.0.0 Mr. Dawson 3.0.0 Mr. Islip 2.0.0 Mr. Seton 3.0.0 Mr. Kingstone 2.0.0 Mr. leake 6.5.0 Mr. Weaver 2.0.0 Mr. Standish 5.0.0 Mr. Lawe 2.0.0 Mr. Richard Collins 2.0.0 Mr. Cotton 2.0.0 Mr. Keyle 2.0.0 Richard Boyle 5.0.0 Mr. Adams 10.0.0 Mr. Swinhowe 2.0.0 Mr Ockold 2.10.0 Mr. Bankworth 3.0.0 Mr. John Jaggard 2.0.0 M’Gylmaa 2.0.0 The Stationers Company is a trade guild given a royal charter in 1557 to regulate the various professions associated with the publishing industry, including printers, bookbinders, booksellers and publishers in England. The Register itself allowed publishers to document their right to produce a particular printed work and constituted an early form of copyright law. See Wiki
    According to David Price’s book “Love and Hate in Jamestown”, The Stationer’s Company had invested substantially in the Virginia Company in 1609.
    In footnote, page 95, in Cyprian Blagden’s book The Stationer’s Company a History 1403 to 1959, the 125 pounds contributed by the Stationer’s Company toward’s Thomas Smith’s adventure into Virginia was made up of subscriptions varying from 2 pounds to 10 pounds from 34 individual members of the Company.
    Page 28 of the Report of the Virginia State Library volume 5 by the Virginia State Library.
    November 18, 1610 A True Declaration of the Estate of the Colony of Virginia, with a confutation of such scandalous reports as have tended to the disgrace of so worthy an enterprise was entered at Stationers’ Hall for publication, by Sir Thomas Smith, Sir Maurice Berkeley, Sir George Coppinand Master Richard Martin.
    1611 Master William Welby entered for Publication at Stationer’s Hall April 11, “Under The Handes of Sir Thomas Smith and Th’ Wardens. The Bylls of Adventure with Blanckes concerning the Summes of money disbursed for adventures towards the voyage of Virginia.
    As you can see Mr. Adams and Mr. Leek are mentioned in the list below. You will see these two names connected again in later discoveries.
    Volume I page 364
    Captain Adams who sailed from Virginia in the Hercules on the 25th of May, probably arrived in England late in June or early in July, 1611, bringing among other documents, letters, etc Dale to Counsell, and Dale to the Commiittees.”
    Page 365
    Excerpt from letter From Sir Thomas Dale to the President and Counsell of the Companie of Adventureres and Planters in Virginia.
    The 12. Of May we seized our Bay and the same night with a favorable Southeast gale (all prayse to God for it) we came to an anchor before Algernoone Forte at Point Comfory, where to our no small comfort again we discovered The Hercules, even then preparing to take the advantage of the present Tide to set sayle for England. We had no sooner saluted the fort, and that us, and were come to an anchor, but Captain Adams came aboard us in his longe boate, who gave me to understand both of his Lordship’s departure for Mevis in the West Indies some ten days before our coining in (as by his Lordship’s letters you shall further understand thereof) as of Captain Percy’s being at the Fort, who together with some of the present Counsell had come down thither to give Captain Adams his discharge. It was not full two hours before myself and Captain Newport went ashore, where we had related unto us the full circumstance of many things and the condition of the present Colony.
    Additionally he was in touch with Capt. John Smith, and was the publisher of his book “A description of New England : or observations and discoveries in the north of America in the year of Our Lord 1614 : with the success of six ships that went the next year, 1615 (1865)” author: Smith, John, 1580-1631 Subject: New England — Description and travel Publisher: Boston : William Veazie Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
    Language: English Call number: 12778687 Digitizing sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries
    Book contributor: University of Connecticut Libraries Collection: uconn_libraries; blc; americana
    Full catalog record: MARCXML This book has an editable web page on Open Library. Reprint. Originally published: London : Printed by H. Lownes, for R. Clerke, 1616
    He was the eldest son of George Smith and Alice Rickards. George Smith was a yeoman farmer who most probably worked for Peregrine Bertie (Lord Willoughby). Smith was educated in Alford and later he attended a boarding school in nearby Louth. He also served briefly as an apprentice to Thomas Sewell,
    Humphrey Lownes was a prominent author-publisher at the “sign of the Star on Bread Street-Hill”, London, England.

    I started researching on this name and found His father was Hugh Lownes of Rade, parish of Astbury, co of Chester.His brothers were Matthew, also of the Stationer’s Guild, a publisher 1591-1625 and William a publisher, from information posted on Google about the publishers..
    Humphrey Lowndes was Hugh and Thomasina’s second child, christened on the 20th February, 1562 at Gawsworth. An alternative date is given as the 20th February, 1561 at Gawsworth. Humphrey married an Eme in 1586 in Gawsworth. They had a son born around 1587 whom they named Humphrey.
    Humphrey Lownes had another distinctive claim to fame. He was a contemporary with Milton’s father, John, living on the same street with them. He furnished the young Milton books during his formative years: writings of Spencer & Sylversters translation of Du Bartas. J ohn Milton the poet: John Milton, (born Dec. 9, 1608, London, Eng.—died Nov. 8?, 1674, London?), English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, considered the most significant English author after William Shakespeare.

  • 22. Carolyn Arnett Prisock  |  29/05/2013 at 5:49 am

    I am looking of the name of the owner of the Hi Hat in 1964.

  • 23. Carolyn Arnett Prisock  |  29/05/2013 at 5:48 am

    I am looking for the name of the HiHat in 1964.

  • 24. Coreine  |  19/02/2013 at 1:40 am

    Hello…I have just started doing my family tree… It appears My father could have been an illegitimate child of Malcolm Edward Mcgregor Lowndes Born 11 September 1911. Son of Jane Mcgregor and Victor Lowneds. Malcom had siblings Jean Mcgregor Lownes B 12 April 1910, and also James Mcgregor Lowndes B 19 Janurary 1914. My Father Ian Keith russell-Oldham was Child of Eileen Clarke. It is uncertain that the father mentioned on my fathers documents is in fact his father and from photographs Malcolm left his mark on my father. Malcolm Mcgregor Lowndes was also my godfather. I would be thrilled if anyone related to this section of the Mcgregor Lowndes family could help me please.

  • 25. Peter Skellon  |  04/01/2013 at 8:49 pm

    Like several contributors, I have traced my ancestors back to Parnell(a) Lowndes of Buglawton, Cheshire. Her will is in the Cheshire Archives. Unusual for a woman of that time to have property in her own right. Her brother Edward is executor and the bequests identify her surviving children. Records for the ancient parish of Astbury , which covered Buglawton (now part of Congleton), have no information for her marriage or indeed confirmation of her parents although Richard & Isabel of Odd Rode seem most likely. Speculation of her husband being Hugh can only be surmised from the naming of her children since Hugh and Richard run through several succeeding generations.

  • 26. gemma  |  20/09/2012 at 10:10 am

    im wondering if anyone can help ive come across a james lowndes in my family history who was born in st martin jersey channel islands and had a son marcellus does anyone know anything email me at gemma_twilight19@hotmail.co.uk

  • 27. Felicity Balmanno  |  18/09/2012 at 2:15 am

    I’m Felicity Balmanno (nee Ledger). My great grandmother was Emily Anne Lowndes (daughter of Joseph Lowndes and Catherine Mckenny) who lived in Thames New Zealand. Emily later lived in Gisborne New Zealand married Alfred Ledger.Their son Sydney Leonard Ledger was my Grandfather,My father- Graham Ledger.( After Alfred Ledger’s death Emily married Edward Patrricks Joyce-both buried at Makaraka cemetery Gisborne, NZ). As I grew up in Gisborne met Emily’s great nephews Colin, Roy, and Noble kept in touch with my parents.Met Vanessa too when they visited from UK. My Aunt (Emily Anne’s granddaughte)r is now 99, still lives there and passes on lots of NZ Lowndes info. and Lowndes family stories from when she was young. She remembers Frank and Percy too.
    Who was at the Lowndes family reunion in Wellington at Brian and Thelmas house in the 1980’s? I have our photo but not the names.

  • 28. Alison  |  08/06/2012 at 9:55 pm

    Regarding various mentions of Parnell Lowdnes……she is my 11 x great grandmother! My 6 x great grandfather was George Nixon (1705-1761). My family lived in the Biddulph area of Staffordshire for many generations. I currently live in Chicago, USA but my family live in Derbyshire.

  • 29. annoneill@ireland.com  |  21/01/2012 at 11:37 am

    My grandmother Margaret Mary McAuley’s sister Elizabeth McAuley married a Barrister called Thomas Brindley Sheridan. She was 16 and they lived at 17 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. He was born in 1844 in Mount Nugent, Cavan. He spent about 2 years studying in England from maybe age 17 to 19. He was called to the Bar in Dublin. I have a copy of his papers, but I found on those papers that his mother’s name was Margaret Lowndes. I do not know where she was from. Her husband’s name was John Sheridan. Sadly Thomas died in Dublin 1888 age 44 and is buried in Glasnevin, Dublin. I do not know as yet where his parents are buried.
    Ann O Neill

  • 30. Joan Wright  |  23/06/2011 at 4:35 pm

    I have been tracing my husbands family tree for over 25 years (WRIGHT) and very early in my research I found an unusual boys christian name “Lowndes”. I subsequently traced the family back to Elizabeth LOWNDES who married Edward WRIGHT in 1744 in Wavenden, Buckinghamshire, UK. They had six children and called one of thier sons Lowndes WRIGHT and this name was then passed down the following four generations until it died out in 1873. My own son has called one of his twin sons, Max Lowndes WRIGHT so it is once more in the family tree.
    I have never been able to find anything out about Elizabeth Lowndes; I estimate her birth to be approx 1724 – she died in 1764 was buried in Wwavenden, Bucks.

    I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who has an Elizabeth Lowndes from around that time.

  • 31. Arthur Lowndes  |  03/06/2011 at 10:17 pm

    Just for the record I report the death of my sister Lady Elaine Noreen Lowndes married to SIr Alisdair Neil Primrose , daughter of Edmund Cecil Lowndes and Doris Emily Hulett. She was the only female Lowndes living in Argentina

  • 32. Sharron  |  18/02/2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hi, don’t know if anyone can help I’m rather stuck! My great grandather was and Edward Lowndes and he married a Mary Lizzie Booth in Dukinfield/Ashton-Under-Lyne in 1912. I think he was born around 1899 and is on the 1911 aged 22 in Nantwich. His youngest child was born 1919 and there is no record of him after this. He totally disappeared. The family story/myth/cover up is that he was in the merchant navy. I can find no record of him anywhere on any census, with and merchant navy records or indeed anywhere! The story goes that after 7 years my great grandmother had him declared dead, I don’t know how true this is but I’m baffled and would love to know what happened to him if anyone can shed some light??

  • 33. Diana Metcalfe  |  21/01/2011 at 9:28 pm

    Regarding Parnell Lowndes, she was my 8 X Great Grandmother & was married, I believe to Hugh Skelhorn, [Skellern] born abt 1543.She was the daughter of Richard Lowndes born abt 1513 to 1591 & Isabel Lawton born about 1514. I have found about 7 children!

  • 34. hilda  |  19/11/2010 at 8:31 am

    Does anyone know anything about Abraham Lowndes of Wolstanton Staffordshire he was born in 1771 father William and Mother Elizabeth Steen but this is unverified i need to verify his mother but also his wife, from the looks of the record it looks like Abraham married twice at least one to Mathilda Sawyer and Ann Brough, Abraham had a son called John born in 1811 I need to know who John’s mother was I am trying to trace my grandmas family line of lowndes can anyone help please, thanks.

  • 35. Melissa Beedle  |  10/11/2010 at 2:22 pm

    I found a book titled “Lowndes of South Carolina, a historical and genealogical memoir”, which can be read online at http://www.archive.org . The link will work if copied in the address bar on top of your page, but not through a search page, such as Yahoo. I found it rather interesting, and though it doesn’t pertain to my branch of Lowndes’s, it may help somone else!

  • 36. Patricia Marino  |  31/10/2010 at 1:14 am

    Hi my name is Patricia Marino maiden name Lowndes. I have 3 Sisters Susan, Janet, Jennifer and 2 brothers Michael and Peter.
    My parents are Allan and Delores (Iwikau).
    Would love to connect to this page to find out more about the Lowndes Family.
    I know my dad had a brother Sid and married Ngaire. Half brother Frank.
    I think his sisters name was Susan. I meet Uncle Len who was an excellent gourmet cook and Uncle Percy.

  • 37. Barry Crisp  |  16/10/2010 at 3:25 pm

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    As promised some a picture and the caption from my flickr account. Hope it’s of interest – feel free to use

  • 38. Rachael Skellon  |  13/09/2010 at 10:02 pm

    I have seen a couple of blogs regarding a Parnell lowndes (Married to Richard Skelhorne), we have been trying to connect her to the Lowndes of Odd Rode. We know she was related to a Robert and Hugh and was of substainial means having her own will.

    Has anyone found a Parnell in there family tree? I was thinking there was a connection to Peter Lowndes.

  • 39. john motavalli  |  08/09/2010 at 3:07 pm

    I have a number of books with the bookplate of Rawlins Lowndes. As they were published after 1800, I don’t think they were the property of the SC Governor. But precisely whose were they? Also, I have a 3 volume 1735 set, with the inscription, Gertrude L. Lowndes, from her father, Thomas Lowndes. Who was this exactly? Thanks. John Motavalli

  • 40. Barry Crisp  |  20/08/2010 at 8:30 am

    I stay quite often in a hotel in Gustavsberg, Sweden (nr Stockholm) and they have a photo on the wall of George Lowndes and his son John, who I believe was a factory manager of a ceramics factory around the turn of the century. Don’t know if you had any family around the Potteries around the mid to late 19th Century? As another Englishman running a ceramics factory here I was looking for more info. Next time I’m here I’ll try to take a copy and forward it to you if you tell me how.

  • 41. James Ernest Lowndes  |  19/08/2010 at 6:21 pm

    I’m James Ernest Lowndes, s/o James Henry Lowndes perhaps of Nottingham England.
    Married Etta Wallace of Toronto.
    I live in Orillia Ontario and know virtually nothing of my father as he died in 1950 when I was ten.
    Apparantely his father was a weaver by trade in England.
    I had an uncle Arthur, Harry, aunt Catherine (Kit) of Toronto and area.
    Don’t know if I am a member of this Lowndes group or not.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Jim Lowndes

  • 42. Marlene Morrow  |  14/07/2010 at 7:00 am

    I read the entries posted by Marian Douglas and Crystal Aileen Lowndes. My mothers family surnamed Louns originally came from South Carolina. The name was spelled several different ways at times. (Louns, Loun, Loune, Lown Lonz, Lonzs) This might have been because only about the youngest 6, of l6 children could read and write. The name could have originally been Lowndes. My ggrandfather was George W Louns he married Eliza Morris or Choice. They were probably slaves in South Carolina. George was born in 1850. There was also a Green Louns who was born in Marietta, South Carolina. He might have been George’s brother or cousin. His second wife was named Florence and his mother Sarah J Attin. (?) They were living in Ashville in 1900.

    The family migrated to Lower Hominy, Buncomge NC between 1876 and 1878. They moved to Muskogee, Ok between 1900 and 1902. About 1906 two of the sons moved to California and by 1916 the rest of the family had moved to Ca, and were living in Modesto. One daughter Ella remained in Oklahoma. Green moved to Oklahoma between 1900 and 1902 and also stayed there.

    Please let me know if these names are familiar.

    Thank you,
    Marlene Morrow

  • 43. Gary Bagnato  |  03/05/2010 at 12:33 am

    Came upon this site and saw Bladen Lowndes’ reference, an old friend from Rehoboth DE. Hey Bladen, let’s catch up.

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