The United States Connection

The Lowndes Family-Distinguished Statesmen In England and America- Early Colonists to Southern Provinces

From: “The Baltimore Sun” – Sunday, September 15, 1907 MARYLAND HERALDRY

By Emily Emerson Lantz

Lowndes arms as born by Wm. Lowndes, of Bostock House in Hassall in the county of Chester, son and heir of William Lowndes of Sandbach, Esq., by his wife Susanna, daughter and heiress of John Kirkly.

Arms – Argent, fretty asure, on a cantous goules. A lion’s head erased, or A Crest – A lion’s head erased, or This is the coat of arms and crest born by the Lowndes family of North Carolina and Maryland, of which the late governor Lowndes was a distinguished descendant.

The English name of Lowndes is one of ancient origin and honorable record in England, and equally distinguished in the annals of American statesmanship and in social life.

William Lowndes, of Bury Chesham, made during his lifetime, much research relating to the several branches of the family. According to the pedigree of the Winslow branch, the first of the Lowndes name in England and the common ancestor of all was William Seigneur de Lounde, who accompanied William the Conqueror into Great Britain in 1066, and acquired large possessions in Buckinghamshire, North Hamptonshire, Lincolnshire, and Bedfordshire. In Middlewich and Sanbach, adjourning parishes in Cheshire, were early settled by the Lowndes family, which had become wealthy in the seventeenth century owing to success in opening salt mines upon their estates. From these mines, worked for several centuries, an enormous amount of salt was sent out, both for home consumption and foreign shipment.

There were many interesting Lowndes estates, including Bostock House and Hassall Hall, in Cheshire, the first of which has bequeathed its name to the family mansion of the Lowndes family of Maryland. The old manor, Bostock House, is at present time a farm house, containing within its walls some portion of an elegant mansion which was defended by a moat, a part of which still remains. The Hall of Hassall is finished with gables and surrounded with antiquated gardens and offices. It occupies an elevated knoll and far away stretch pleasure grounds, hedge rows and stately trees of growth and proportion strikingly distinguished from those of the surrounding country.

Still another estate owned by the family is Overton Hall, located about three miles southeast of Bostock House. It is surrounded by 125 acres of land, which belongs to the University of Cambridge, to which corporation it is supposed it has passed from the executors of Thomas Lowndes. Most of the house is comparatively modern, but a portion of the front represents the original structure of the period of Henry VIII. On the roof, under a canopy, is a bell which tolled the hour. The clock connected with it still exists, laid away in the garret. It was originally afixed to the inside of the back wall of the central hall. The dial plate was on the outside of the back wall and, with the clock, was removed only a few years since when alterations were made in the building. The front of the older portion of the building is covered with rough plaster or cement; the back shows the timbers filled in with mortar, so peculiar to ancient buildings in Cheshire, while the walls of the modern portions of the building are of brick. A gateway, built about1700, with large stone posts, stands in front of the house.

Then also there is Lea Hall in Winbaldsley. The present building which occupies but a portion of the original hall, is a large square house in the barbarous architecture of the commonwealth period. A portion of the wall that encircled the ground is still standing, supported by massive pillars.

A branch of the Lowndes family settled at a very early period at Yorkshire, and in the commissions of array for that county in the thirteenth century continuously occur the name Lownde of Cave, of Holdernesse of Thorneton in the Benes and of Harewood.

There is a school in Middlewich near Lea Hall, founded in 1603, where eight boys of the parish, selected by the church warden are educated free of expense. The nomination of the master of the school was claimed in 1700 by Robert Lowndes, owing to the fact that he had given the schoolhouse. The name Lowndes is variously spelled. In a list of 99 wills of persons of this name provided between 1586 and 1768, in the probate court of Chester, the name is spelled: Lownds; Lownes; Lounde; Loundes; Lound; Lownde; Lownds; Lowndes.

The Lowndes descendants are included in the Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal through two lines of descendant, that of Anne Shales, who married Charles Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury of England, and though her sister Essex Shales, who married William Lowndes of Winslow, member of Parliament, born 1706, died 1775. The son of the latter pair was William Selby-Lowdnes of Winslow and Whadden, Buckinhamshire, born 1734, died 1813, who married Mary Goostrey, who died 1780.

Anne and Essex Shales descended from George, Duke of Clarence, K, G, the next brother of King Edward IV. The Duke of Clarence was killed in the Tower in 1478, by being drowned in a butt of Malmady. His wife was Isabelle Neveill, daughter of Richard Neveill, Earl of Warwick, known as the “Kingmaker,” by his wife Isabelle, the Duke of Clarence had two children – – Edward, Earl of Warwick, the last of the male line of the Plantagenets, who at the age of 15 was beheaded in 1400 (?) on Tower Hill, and his sister, the last of the Plantagenets, who was known as the “Blessed Princess Margaret.” She married Sir (Richard Pala ??) by whom she had five children and thus became the feminine ancestress of all those whose names are included in the

Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal. Anne and Essex Shales were directly descended from Henry, Baron Montagu, K.G., eldest son of the Blessed Princess Margaret, thus through their marriages with Charles and Richard Lowndes, they brought into the Lowndes family the illustrious strain of Plantagenet blood.

William Lowndes of Westminster and Winslow, born at Winslow, November 1, 1652, died 1722, was the most distinguished man who bore the Lowndes name in England. He was a member, for many years, of the House of Commons, and served as chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means. He originated the funded system and rose to great power and influence in Parliament. In recognition of his service, Queen Anne conferred upon him the office of Auditor of the Land Revenue for life, in reversion to his sons with an augmentation to his coat of arms. Mr. William Lowndes was known through the length and breadth of Great Britain as “Ways and Means Lowndes.”

He married first, in 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Roger Harsnett and, by her, who died in 1680, had a son, (1) Robert Lowndes, baptized in 1678 at Winslow.

Mr Lowndes married, second, Jane Hoper (?) who died in 1685. By her, he had a daughter (2) Anne Lowndes, born 1684. Mr. Lowndes married, third, in 1686, Elizabeth, the daughter of Rev. Richard Martyn, D.D.. She died in 1689, but by her, he had two children, (3) William Lowndes of Astwood Bury, ancestor of the family of Lowndes-Stone of Brightonwell. (4) Elizabeth Lowndes, born 1688, died in 1712, married Thomas Duncombe (?).

Mr Lowndes married, fourth, in 1691, Rebecca, the daughter of John Shales, by whom he had seven sons and seven daughters and among them (4) Charles Lowndes, ancestor of the family of Lowndes of Chesham.

According to the Planetanget Roll, Charles Lowndes, of Chesham, Secretary of the Treasury, born 1699, died 1788 (1782?), married Anne Shales.Their son, William Lowndes of Chesham, died 1808, married Lydia Mary Osborne,died 1778.

William Lowndes of Chesham, born 1771, died 1831, was bachelor of civil law, justice of the peace, deputy Lieutenant, son of William Lowndes and grandson of Charles Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury; married Harriet Wilson, daughter of John Kingston of Hickmansworth (Richmansworth??).

Their children were
(1) William Lowndes of Chesham, bachelor of civil law, justice of the peace, born 1807, married, first, Mary Harriet Mason, married, second, Martha Sutton, and had issue

(a) William Lowndes of Chesham, LL. B., J. P., and a co-heir of the baroness of Grandison and Montagu;

(b), George Lowndes, born 1846, married Eleanor Sprules. They had a daughter Helen Clara Lowndes, born 1806 (1896??)*, who married Henry M. Denham;

* modified from Sally Kennedy-Lamb ( via email:

George was Resident at an address in Croydon for several years in
1890’s onwards. I think the date of birth of his daughter is not accurate. Helen Lowndes is recorded as being 6 in the 1881 census, therefore more likely d.o.b. is 1875. I would be fascinated to know more about this family and how the son of a Gentleman ended up in a modest terrace house taking in lodgers!

(c) Clara Lowndes born 1841;

(d) Mary Lowndes born 1844, married 1869, Henry Frith and had issue William Frederick Lowndes Frith, Ernest Henry Frith, and Bowland Girdlestone Frith, Percival Lowndes Frith, Ida Mary Frith, and Lillian Frith; (e) Anne Lowndes born 1848.

(2) Rev Charles Lowndes, M.A., Rector of Hartwell and Little-Hampden, Buckinghamshire, born 1808, died 1890, married 1840, Jane, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Walker. Their children were (a) Charles Lowndes of Stratford-On-Avon, married Mary Christina Crawford, daughter of the Rev. Robert Crawford. They have a daughter, Ella Frances Lowndes, born 1885 (??); (b) William Henry Lowndes, born 1843, married Annie Spencer. Their children are William Henry Lowndes, born 1885; Lillian Mary Lowndes, born 1873; (c) Joseph Leo Lowndes, born 1852, married 1899 to Janet Laing.

(3) Elizabeth Lowndes died 1899, married 1887 Rev Charles Henry Tyler, rector of Rodney Stoke , Somersetshire. Children are (a) William Henry Dacre Tyler, born 1851, married 1885, Jessie Simpson: Charles Forbes Dacre Tyler, born 1885; John Lowndes Dacre Tyler, born 1888, Margaret Elizabeth Dacre Tyler: (b) Harriet Elizabeth Tyler; (c) Mary Georgina Tyler; (d) Fanny Mary Tyler; (e) Laura Tyler; (f) Anne Tyler.

(4) Harriet Lowndes died in 1882, married 1835, Captain Thomas Roberts of the Indian Army. Their children are: (a) Arthur Roberts Oakleighly , Etham, born 1838, married Mary Frances Hughes, daughter of John Hughes. They have a daughter, Frances Dorthea Lowndes Roberts, born 1877, married 1898, Beamish St. John Barter, Major Second Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (b) Harriet Roberts, born 1836, married 1857, General George Ricketts Roberts in the East India Company Service, and late of the 41st Bengal Native Infantry.

Her children are Harriet Amy Lowndes Roberts, born in 1857 and Catherine Isabella Roberts born in 1864.

Essex Shales, sister of Anne Shales, who married Charles Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury, married Richard Lowndes of Winslow, Member of Parliament, born in 1706 and died in 1775. Their son, William Selby-Lowndes, of Winslow and Whaddon Buckinghamshire, born in 1734 and died in 1813, married Mary Goostrey, who died in 1786. Their children were:

(1) William Selby-Lowndes, of Winslow and Whaddon, Member of Parliament, who married twice, his second wife being Mrs. Ann Eleanor Isabella Hanmer, who died in 1852
(2) Mary Selby-Lowndes, born in 1766, married Rev. Thomas Howard.
(3) Essex Selby-Lowndes, born in 1772, married Richard Humphries, of the Ivy, Chippenham
(4) Elizabeth Selby-Lowndes, born in 1774, died in 1829;married, first, in 1799, Bernard Harman and, second, Rev. Robert Ashe, of Langley
(5) Lydia Selby-Lowndes born in 1777, married Rev. Thomas Goldsborough, rector of Steinbridge, Glouchestershire.

The Selby-Lowndes line has also a distinguished and interesting record, as given in the Planetanget Roll.

William Selby-Lowndes of Whaddon Hall, Member of Parliament, died in 1840. He married in 1806 , Ann Isabella Hanmer, daughter of the Rev . Graham Hanmer, vicar of Hanmer, Flint. Their children were
I – William Selby-Lowndes of Whaddon Hall and Winslow, Justice of Peace, Deputy Lieutenant and co-heir of the Baroness of Grandison and Montigu. He was born in 1807 and died in 1886 and married in 1832, Lucy, daughter of Isaac Rawlings Hartman, of the Coldstream Guards. Their children were:
(a) William Selby-Lowndes of Whaddon Hall and Winslow, Justice the Peace, master of foxhounds, was born in 1836 , married in 1869 Jessie Mary, widow of Eyre Coote, of West Park., Hante, daughter of Lieutenant-General Lichmere Worrall. Their children are:
1. William Selby-Lowndes, Justice of the Peace of Selby House, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire; born in 1871; married Florence, widow of Sir Edwin Abercromby Dashwood, 8th Baronet, and daughter of Frederick Norton, of Mangaware, New Zealand. Their children are: William Selby-Lowndes, born in 1896; George Cosby William Selby-Lowndes, born in 1899; and Essex Selby-Lowndes born in 1900.

2. Henry William Selby-Lowndes born in 1873, married in 1893, Blanche Frederica, daughter of Alfred Milne. Their children are: Montacute W. W. Selby-Lowndes, born in 1896; Mabel Selby-Lowndes, born in 1894; Dorothy G. Selby-Lowndes, born in 1900; Violet G. Selby-Lowndes, born in 1902.

(To be continued next Sunday).

The Baltimore Sun Sunday, September 22, 1907

MARYLAND HERALDRY – Continued from Last Sunday)

3. Richard Selby-Lowndes.

  1. Cyril Selby-Lowndes, married in 1902, Ada, daughter of the Hon.William Frederick Barton Massey Mainwaring, Member of Parliament.
  2. Essex Selby-Lowndes, married in 1890, Sir Wyndham Charles Henry Hanmer, sixth baronet, Deputy Lieutenant. There children are: Griffin Wyndham Edward Hanmer, born in 1893; Victoria Violet Essex Hanmer, Marguerite Frances Hanmer, Heather Hanmer, and Myrtle Evelyn Hanmer.

6. Jessie Selby-Lowndes.

7. Sylvia Selby-Lowndes, married Seymour Harries, of Ceylon, and has a son Arthur Harries.

8. Marjory Selby-Lowndes, married, first, Lawrence Wright, and second, Geoffrey Selby-Lowndes.

(b) John Fleetwood Selby-Lowndes, born in 1838.

(c) Charles William Beresford Selby-Lowndes, born in 1843.

(d) Rev. Octavious William Cotton Selby-Lowndes, of Mursley Rectory, Winslow, born in 1845, married in 1879, Edith Anna Evelyn, daughter of James Arthur Browne, of Browne Hall. Their children are: John William Fleetwood Selby-Lowndes, born in 1881, and Muriel Dorothy Selby-Lowndes, born in 1885.

(e) Clara Essex Selby-Lowndes, died in 1896, married, first, in 1837, Thomas Wright, of Hilltop, Dancastershire, and, second, in 1884, Algernon St. George William Rushout, Master of Foxhounds. She has one son, Lawrence Wright.

(f) Lucy Isabella Selby-Lowndes, married in 1862, Henry Peach Keighly-Peach of Idlicote House, Justice of the Peace, Idlicote House, Shipston-on-Stour; Alderminister Lodge, Stratford-on-Avon. Their children are:

1. Henry Keighly-Peach, born in 1864.

2. Charles William Keighly-Peach, born in 1965, married in 1901 Kathleen Emily, daughter of T. Ramsey Dinnis, paymaster -in-chief of the Royal Navy.

Their children are: Charles Lindsey Keighly-Peach and Enid Kathleen Keighly-Peach.

  1. Lucius Cary Keighly-Peach, born in 1871

4. Cecil Vandeleur Keighly-Peach, born in 1876, married in 1902, Margaret Amelia, daughter of Sir Henry Paul Seale, second baronet.

5. Fleetwood Keighly-Peach, born in 1879.

6. Isabella Emma Maria Keighly-Peach, married in 1900, Otho (??) Le Marchant Hambrough.

7. Lucy Christina Keighly-Peach, married in 1894, Acheson Obins Lindsey.

8. Florence Jessie Keighly-Peach.

9. Caroline Essex Keighly-Peach.

10. Edith Cressida Keighly-Peach.

11. Adela Sarah Keighly-Peach.

(g) Cressida Elizabeth Selby-Lowndes, married in 1866, Henry Richard Johnstone-Scott, of Woodhall, Weatherby, Yorkshire. Their children are: Henry Lister Johnstone-Scott, born in 1869; Charles Johnstone-Scott, born in 1870; Egerton Johnstone-Scott, born in 1873; Lucy Cressida Johnstone-Scott, born in 1878.
(h) Florence Wynn Selby-Lowndes, married in 1884, Jacob Eusebius, Baron Hoboken.

II- Richard William Selby-Lowndes of Elsmers, justice of the peace, born in 1811, died in 1892, married in 1842, Mary Susan, daughter of Rev. William Fletcher, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Their children were:

(a) Richard William Selby-Lowndes of Elmers, Bletchley, born in 1848, married in 1872, Elizabeth Frances, daughter and heir of Hon. Henry Thomas Howard. Their children are: Cecil Richard William Selby-Lowndes, born in

1873; Geoffrey William Selby-Lowndes, born in 1877, married Marjory, widow of Lawrence Wright, and daughter of William Selby-Lowndes of Whaddon Hall; Howard William Selby-Lowndes, Lieutenant Royal Marines, born in 1870;

Georgina Mary Frances Selby-Lowndes, married C Gouldsenitu.
(b) Mary Isabella Maria Selby-Lowndes, born in 1848, died in 1895, married in 1868, Robert Augustus Aspinall. Their children are: Robert Lowndes Aspinall, born in 1869; Algernon Edward Aspinall, born in 1871; Geraldine Elizabeth Mary Aspinall, born in 1864, married in 1895, Charles Leslie; Augusta Isabel Aspinall, born in 1865, married H. Teague.

(c) Eleanora Anna Selby-Lowndes, born in 1844, married in 1880, Lieutenant-General Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, Knight Commander of the Bath and of St. Michael and St. George. Their children are: John Richard Lowndes French, Royal Field Artillery, born in 1881; Edward Gerald Fleming French, born in 1883; Essex Eleanor French, born in 1886.

(d) Sophie Edith Selby-Lowndes, married in 1868, Edward Hanshope Watts, Justice of the Peace. Their daughter, Irene Watts, born in 1870, married in 1900, Mark Poore, and they have two children: Edward Poore, born in 1901, and Robert Poore, born in 1904.

(e) Emily Harrietta Selby-Lowndes, married in 1876, Charles Stuart Thornton, of Kimpston Grange. They have a daughter, Charlis Eleanora Caroline Emily Thornton.

(f) Madeline Philippa Selby-Lowndes, married in 1888, Alexander Edmund Coutts (??) Trotter, of Bush.

(g) Gertrude Matilda Selby-Lowndes, married in 1894, Christopher Richardson, of Field House, Whitby.

(h) Evelyn Rose Selby-Lowndes, of the Elms, Hillmorton, Rugby, married, first, in 1887, Arthur Charles Isham; married, second, the Rev. Clement Eustace Macro-Wilson, Bachelor of the Arts. Her children are: Vere Arthur Richard Isham, born in 1889; Henry Euseby Murray Isham, born in 1895; Dorothy Evelyn Vere Isham; Elizabeth Mary Victoria Isham.

(I) Clara Ivy Selby-Lowndes, married in 1892, Edward Yatman.

III – Edward William Selby-Lowndes, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenand, born in 1813, died in 1885, married in 1834, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Rawling Hartman. Their children were:

(a) William Seymour Selby-Lowndes, Justice of the Peace and Captain of the late Sixth Regiment, born in 1838, married in 1870, Cecilia Jane, daughter of Major-General Arthur Hall of Tymaur. Their children are: Rev. Edward Arthur Selby-Lowndes, vicar of St. Mark’s, Notting Hill, born in 1873, and Annie Isabelle Selby-Lowndes.

(b) Rev. Owen Charles Selby-Lowndes, vicar of Chorlton, born in 1843.

(c) Meyrick Edward Selby-Lowndes, Justice of the Peace, born in 1848,married in 1891, Mary Louisa, daughter of Captain Phillip S. Dauncey. Their children are: Meyrick Edward Selby-Lowndes, born in 1898; Doris Mary

Selby-Lowndes; Violet Isabelle Selby-L owndes; Eileen Alice MaudSelby-Lowndes; Ida Betty Selby-Lowndes.

  1. Mary Isabella Selby-Lowndes.
  2. Maria Meyrick Selby-Lowndes, married in 1876, Colonel Charles MacKenzie Hall.

(f) Lucy Selby-Lowndes, married in 1887, John Adam Cramb, Master of Arts, Fellow of Glasgow University. They have a son, Meyrick John Hartman Cramb, born in 1888.

(g) Clara Elizabeth Selby-Lowndes.

IV – Rev. Charles William Selby-Lowndes, Justice of the Peace, born in 1815, died in 1988, married, first, in 1840, Laura Anne, daughter of Thomas Delves Broughtop, who died. He married, second, Fanny Nina, daughter of John Clode, of Great Linford. Their children were:

(a) Charles William Selby-Lowndes, Lieutenant-Colonel of the last First Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (Bexhill-on-Sea), born in 1842, married in 1876, Fanny Maria, daugther of Colonel Charles Chester of Chicheley

Hall, Buckinghamshire. Their children are: Charles Henry Chester Selby-Lowndes, born in 1880; George Noel Selby-Lowndes, born in 1886; Laura Fanny Maria Selby-Lowndes; Ella Louisa Selby-Lowndes; Mary Isabella


(b) Laura Elizabeth Selby-Lowndes.

(c) Fanny Isabella Selby-Lowndes, married Charles W. Powell.

(d) May Jemima Selby-Lowndes, married the Rev. John Studholme Brownrigg, master of arts, Canon of Bangor. Their children are: Katherina Laura Verena Studholme Brownrigg, who married in 1900, John Matthew Knapp, master of arts and Justice of the Peace.

(e) Henrietta Jane Selby-Lowndes.

(f) Nina Gwendoline Selby-Lowndes.

The strength of the Lowndes family, collectively and individually, lie in a rare combination of scholarly attainments and spiritual qualities, combined with a practical common sense and a reliability of character that has made them leaders of men. These attributes are shared equally among the widely separated branches of the family and have served to make each branch and honor to the community in which its lot has been cast.

The mottoes of a house are interesting as showing the composite trend of thought of those who have had greatest influence in directing the family destiny, and the high ideals of the Lowndes family are well expressed by the mottoes adopted by its several branches.

The motto of the old “Ways.”

In the Athenae Cambridgieusis volume _, occurs the following (Go on in thy valor), and others – “Ne quisquam serviat.” (Let no one be a slave), “Non est mortale quod opto.” (I desire what is immortal) and the good plain

English motto, “Be just and fear not.”

The scholarly attainments of the family are shown in the matriculation register of the University of Oxford, where in Volume III, Part I, the name Lowndes is entered twelve times from 1500 to 1714, and in part II, the name Lowndes is entered 31 times between 1715 and 1886.

In the Athensae Cambridgieusis, Volume I, page 10, occurs the following: “John Lowndes, admitted fellow of Peter House, 1 April 1488; was proctor of the university, 1493; ordained priest 2 April 1496 and doctor of divinity, 1502. He died in 1505.”

According to Burke’s “History of the Commoners,” descendants of a younger son of the family of Lowndes of Overton, in Smallwood, and itself a branch of the ancient family of Lowndes, of Lea Hall, near Middlewich, bought in

the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Bostock House, in Little Hassall, parish of Sandbach, County of Chester.

William Lowndes died June 4, 1590, leaving five children, of whom his fourth child, Richard Lowndes, gentleman, of Bostock House, baptised in 1587, died in 1652, became his heir.

Richard Lowndes of Bostock House, married, first, Elizabeth Rawlins, and second, Marjory, last name unknown. There were four children by the first marriage and one son, John Lowndes, by the second wife.

John Lowndes, gentleman, of Bostock House, baptized in 1625, died in 1667 married Jane Welde, daughter of John Welde, gentleman. Their children were: (1) Richard Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, on October 13, 1645, who succeeded as his heir. (2) John Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, November 8, 1646. (3) Mary Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, June 4, 1648; married Savyle. (4) Audrey Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, June 5, 1649; married John Walker. (5) Ellen Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, April 19, 1651; married Robert Bennett. (6) Christopher Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, August 27, 1652. (7) Edward Lowndes, baptized at Sandbach, August 1, 1953. (8) Frances Lowndes. (9) Charles Lowndes, baptized at Middlewich, December 6, 1658, and was described in the parish register as the “son of John Lownes.” (10) William Lowndes.

This Charles Lowndes, born in Middlewich and son of John Lowndes, was born as Charles the elder. He married Sarah whose last name is unknown, and had one son, Charles Lowndes, the younger, who was ancestor of all the name Lowndes in South Carolina.

Charles Lowndes, the younger, immigrated in early life, to St. Christopher’s, or as it is commonly known, “St. Kitt’s,” the largest of the Leeward Islands. Soon afterward, he married Ruth Rawlins, daughter of Henry Rawlins, a wealthy planter of St. Christopher’s, who endowed his daughter with a goodly inheritance.

The children of Charles and Ruth (Rawlins) Lowndes were: (l) William Lowndes. (2) Charles Lowndes. (3) Rawlins Lowndes born in 1721. All the children were born on the island of St. Christopher, and in 1730, Charles Lowndes, the younger, resigned his position in the Council asrepresentative of the parish of St. Peter, Basseterre, and sailed with his family for Charleston, S.C., whither he was soon followed by his Negroes and movable property. He died in Charleston in 1736.

Mrs. Charles Lowndes (nee Rawlins) survived her husband 27 years, but after her bereavement, she returned to St. Kitt’s, the home of her girlhood, accompanied by her eldest son, William Lowndes. She died in Christchurch, Nichola Town, July 25, 1763. and in the same church, her son, William Lowndes, was married on April 7, 1730, to Mary, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Taylor. Their children were: (1) Mary Lowndes, baptized June 1, 1740. (2) John Taylor Lowndes, baptized August 1, 1744, died 1812. The latter was Surveyor-General of Dominica. He married and had several children.

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Mrs. Lowndes’ two other sons, Charles and Rawlins, remained in Charleston,SC, under distinguished guardianship and splendid educational instruction,while their mother returned to St. Kitts.

Charles Lowndes died in 1763, second son of Charles and Ruth (Rawlins) Lowndes, was a planter in Colleton County, SC, and in 1752 was appointed Provost-Marshall of South Carolina in immediate succession to his brother,

Rawlins Lowndes. He married Sarah Parkins and their only son, also Charles Lowndes, married, according to an old neighborhood rhyme – the only authority extant – Jeanne Perry. The jingle runs:

“Hell of a wedding over the ferry,

Charlie Lowndes to Jeannie Perry.”

The ferry in the neighborhood of which this gay matrimonial festival seems to have taken place, was Parker’s Ferry, on the Edisto River.

Rawlins Lowndes, third son of Charles and Ruth (Rawlins) Lowndes, was a brilliant lawyer and Provost-Marshall for South Carolina from 1742-1752. This office corresponded to that of High Sheriff and was in a measure an inherited honor in the Lowndes family. In the records of the Plantations General occurs this entry: “September 27, 1725. Patent for Mr. Thomas Lowndes to be Provost-Marshall, Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the Crown, know all men by these presents, that we, the true and absolute ) lords proprietors of Carolina, do hereby given and grant onto Thomas Lowndes, gentleman, his heirs and assigns forever the office and place, etc., of Provost-Marshall, clerk of the peace, and the clerk of the Crown,” etc. This patent was accompanied by the further grant to Thomas Lowndes of four baronies of land in the province of 12,000 acres each, by the possession of which he became one of the original landgraves of the colony. The exact relationship between Mr. Thomas Lowndes and the sons of Charles Lowndes, the younger, is not clearly defined, as the will the of former does not mention his kindred.

Mr. Rawlins Lowndes, born in 1721, was successively a member of the Legislature, Speaker of the House, Justice of the Quorum, and in 1766, received from the Crown, the appointment of Associate Judge. He rendered on May 13, 1776, the first judicial option rendered in America upon the Stamp Act, declaring it against the Constitution and common rights and refusing to enforce it in his court.

When the provincial congress of 1775 was called in defiance of royal authority, Hon. Rawlins Lowndes, was chosen a member of the Committee of Safety, and when South Carolina declared her independence of the Crown, Mr.Lowndes, who had been one of a committee of eleven to devise a plan of government, was chosen a member of the legislative council. In 1778, he succeeded to the Presidency of South Carolina.

Mr. Lowndes married three times. First, to Amarinthia Elliott of Rantoules, Stone River; second, Mary Cartwright of Charleston; third, Sarah Jones of Georgia. He had many children and died in Charleston in 1800, leaving large estates on the Ashley, Combakee and Santee Rivers. Hon. William Lowndes of SC, who at the time of his death was the nominee of his native state for the office of President of the United States, was born February 11, 1782, on the Horseshoe Plantation, St. Bartholomew’s parish, Colleton, S.C., and died at sea October 27, 1822.

He was the youngest and only surviving child of Hon. Rawlins Lowndes of South Carolina, by his third wife, Sarah Jones. William Lowndes was one of the most brilliant political lights of South Carolina and took an active

part in the vital affairs of the United States during a long period of Congressional Service in the days when congressmen travelled from southern plantations to Washington under many difficulties of transportation, the

journey frequently being made on horseback. It is the boast of the Washington Light Infantry, the chief military corps of Charleston, that Hon. William Lowndes was its first captain. He married Elizabeth Pinckney, eldest daughter of General Thomas Pinckney of South Carolina. They had three children: Rawlins, Thomas Pinckney, and Rebecca Motte Lowndes, the last was born in the year 1810.

Under President Munroe, Mr. William Lowndes was offered almost every embassy available, all of which he refused, believing himself to be more use to the Republic in the House of Representatives.

As has been seen, the Lowndes family of South Carolina, descends from Charles Lowndes, 9th child of John Lowndes, gentleman, of Bostock House, in Cheshire. The Maryland Lowndes line, descends from Richard Lowndes of Bostock House, eldest son and heir of John Lowndes, gentleman, so that both families descend from the same ancestor, John Lowndes, of Bostock House, with the Maryland branch having the distinction of descending from the eldest son and heir.

The Maryland progenitor was Christopher Lowndes, 5th son of Richard and Margaret (Poole) Lowndes of Bostock House, in Hassall, Chester, England. He was the son of Richard Lowndes (2nd), who was the son of Richard Lowndes, eldest son and heir of John Lowndes, gentleman, of Bostock House. Christopher Lowndes was baptized at Sandbach, June 10, 1713 and died at Bladensburg, Prince George’s county, MD, January 8, 1785. He is mentioned in his father’s will in 1743, and his death is chronicled in the Maryland Journal and commercial advertiser of Baltimore, under the date of January 18, 1785. He was the senior partner in 1748 of the firm of Christopher Lowndes and Company, conducting a merchandise business between Maryland and England. According to the record of Prince George’s county, Christopher Lowndes, colonist, was a Justice of the Peace of Prince George’s county from 1753-1775, and Justice of the Quorum from 1769. In 1777, he was commissioned under the United States Government one of the justices of the county and Judge of the Orphans’ Court. He married, as is recorded in the register of St. Anne’s parish, Annapolis, Elizabeth Tasker, daughter of the Hon. Benjamin Tasker, for a number of years President of the Queen’s Council, the wedding taking place May 14, 1747. The faded records of St. John’s Piscataway parish, give the following register of the five children of Christopher and Elizabeth (Tasker) Lowndes. The entry occurs June 20, 1755 and reads as follows: “On this day was registered by John Welling the names and ages of Christopher and Elizabeth Lowndes’ children:

(1) Ann Margaret Lowndes, daughter to the above, born June 15, 1748;

(2) Benjamin Lowndes, son of the above, born December 30, 1749;

(3) Francis Lowndes, son of the above, born October 19, 1751;

(4) Samuel Lowndes, son of the above, born July 20, 1753;

(5) Elizabeth Lowndes, daughter of the above, born April 7, 1755.”

In another entry occurs the statement: “Sarah, daughter of Christopher and Sarah Lowndes, born April 7, 1755.”

There is also given the baptismal date of Anne Margaret, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Lowndes, born June 15, 1748; baptized the 7th of August.

Still later, occurs the entry: “Christopher, son of Benjamin Lowndes and Dorothy, his wife, born May 28, baptized August 4, 1799.”

Dr. Christopher Johnston, in the Maryland Historical Magazine, gives a more

complete list, as follows:

(1) Anne Margaret Lowndes, born the 15th of June, 1748, died unmarried, 16th January 1822. (2) Benjamin Lowndes, born the 30th of December 1749, died the 6th of January, 1802; (3) Francis Lowndes, born the 19th of October, 1751, died April, 1815; (4) Samuel Lowndes, born 20th of July, 1753; (5) Elizabeth Lowndes, born 7th of April, 1755; (6) Rebecca Lowndes, born 1757, died the 10th of February, 1802, married the 17th of June, 1781,Honorable Benjamin Stoddert (born 1751, died 1813), first Secretary of the Navy of the United States. (7) Harriot Lowndes married about 1781, Levi Gantt, Esquire, of Prince George’s County; (8) Richard Tasker Lowndes, born 25th of December, 1763; (9) Charles Lowndes, born 1765, died April 1846.

Benjamin Lowndes, son of Christopher Lowndes, born 1749, died 1802, married Dorothy Buchanan of Baltmore County. Their children were: (1) Elizabeth Lowndes (2) Andrew Lowndes (3) Benjamin Lowndes (4) Susan Lowndes (5) Eleanor Lowndes (6) Christopher Lowndes

Francis Lowndes, son of Christopher Lowndes, born in 1751, died 1815, married Jane Maddox of Yorkshire, England. They had one son, Francis Lowndes, born in England in 1784, died in Georgetown, District of Columbia, 1867, who married Angeletta Craighill of Virginia. They had no children.

Richard Tasker Lowndes, son of Christopher Lowndes, was born in 1763 and was known as Richard Tasker Lowndes of Blenheim, Bladensburg, Md, and of Bostock House, Prince George’s County. He married Anne Lloyd, daughter of Colonel Edward Lloyd of Wye and Elizabeth (Tayloe) Lloyd. Their children were:

(1) Elizabeth Tayloe Lowndes, married Rt. Rev. William Pinckney, D.D. Bishop of Maryland, died April 1878;

(2) Anne Lloyd Lowndes, died May 1, 1850, unmarried;

(3) Edward Lloyd Lowndes, died young;

(4) Richard Tasker Lowndes, born in 1804, died 1815;

(5) Edward Lloyd Lowndes, born in 1807, died in 1832, unmarried.

(6) Benjamin Ogle Lowndes, born in 1810, died in 1897, unmarried.

Charles Lowndes, son of Christopher and Elizabeth (Lloyd) Lowndes, and progenitor of Gov. Lloyd Lowndes of Maryland, was born in 1765, died in 1846. He was twice married. He married, first, in 1794, Elizabeth Lloyd, daughter of Col. Edward Lloyd of Wye, and sister of the wife of his brother, Richard Tasker Lowndes. He married, second. Frances Whiting of Virginia. Charles Lowndes was, in his early manhood, a merchant at Georgetown, D.C.; but retired from business to an estate in Jefferson County, Virginia.

The children of Charles and Eleanor (Lloyd) Lowndes, were:

(1) Harriot Lowndes, born 1795, died 1835; married Dr. Samuel Scollay of Jefferson County, Virginia.

(2) Edward Lloyd Lowndes, born 1797, died 1797.

(3) Chas Lowndes, born 1798, died 1885.

(4) Lloyd Lowndes, born July 1800, died 1879; father of Governor Lowndes.

(5) Richard Tasker Lowndes, born 1808, died 1844;

(6) Elizabeth Ann Lowndes, born 1805; married Horace Leeds Edmondson.

The children of Charles and Frances (Whiting) Lowndes were:

(1) Frances Perrin Lowndes, died young.

(2) Beverly Bladen Lowndes, born 1813; drowned 1835.

(3) Frances Whiting Lowndes, born 1814, died 1815;

(4) Frances Perrin Lowndes, married John James Frame, of Charleston, W.Va.

Charles Lowndes, son of Charles Lowndes and grandson of Christopher Lowndes, born 1798, died in 1885, was Commodore in the United States Navy. His great great grandson has made contact. He married in 1826, his first cousin, Sally Scott Lloyd, daughter of Gov. Edward Lloyd of Wye and Sally Scott (Murray) Lloyd. Their children were:

(1) Sally Lloyd Lowndes, born 1827; married John W. Bennett, United States Navy.

(2) Ellen Lloyd Lowndes, born 1831, died 1845.

(3) Dr. Charles Lowndes, born 1832; married Catherine M. Tilghman, daughter of William GibsonTilghman, of Grosses.

(4) Edward Lloyd Lowndes, born 1836, died 1887.

(5) Lloyd Lowndes, born 1838.

(6) Richard Tasker Lowndes, born 1843, died 1845.

(7) Elizabeth Tayloe Lowndes, born 1844; married Dr. Julius A. Johnson, of Easton, Talbot County, MD.

Lloyd Lowndes senior, son of Charles Lowndes, and grandson of Christopher Lowndes, born 1800, in Georgetown, D.C., died in 1877, in Clarksburg, W. VA. He married in 1840, Maria Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Thomas Moore,

of Clarksburg. Their children were:

(1) Dr. Charles T. Lowndes, died in 1865 while serving as United States Assistant Surgeon.

(2) Richard Tasker Lowndes, succeeded to the large business interest of his father, and in 1896, married Mary Goff.

(3) Hon. Lloyd Lowndes, born March 21, 1845, died January 8, 1905, Governor of Maryland from 1896 – 1900. He married his first cousin Elizabeth Tasker Lowndes, daughter of Richard Tasker Lowndes.

(4) Clarence Moore Lowndes, born in 1847, died young.

Richard Tasker Lowndes, son of Charles Lowndes, and grandson of Christopher Lowndes, was born in 1803 and died in 1844. He settled in Cumberland, MD, in 1824, and married Louisa Black, daughter of James Black of Cumberland. Their children are:

(1) Eloise Lowndes, married Phillip Roman of Cumberland, MD.

(2) Elizabeth Tasker Lowndes, married her cousin, the late Hon. Lloyd Lowndes, Governor of Maryland.

The Baltimore Sun Sunday, October 6, 1907



The Hon. Lloyd Lowndes was a graduate of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania and, early in life, settled in Cumberland, Md. When only 28 years old, he entered the Forty-third Congress as its youngest member. He was the president of the Second National Bank of Cumberland and an officer in many important companies. He was a member and vestryman of the Episcopal Church, from which he was frequently sent as a delegate to the diocesan convention. He was a man of large wealth and a generous contributor to public and private enterprises.

Governor Lowndes’ son, the late Richard Tasker Lowndes, Jr., married in 1896, Miss Mary Elizabeth McDowell, of Danville, Ky. They have a son, Richard Tasker Lowndes, 3rd, of Bostock House, Clarksburg, W.Va. Richard Tasker Lowndes, Jr., who, with his twin brother Lloyd Lowndes, was Governor Lowndes’ first born, removed to Clarksburg in February, 1896, and went into business with his uncle, Richard Tasker Lowndes, which position he occupied until his death, June 29, 1905.

Charles Tasker Lowndes, third son of the late Governor Lowndes, lives in Colorado, and a fourth son, W. Bladen Lowndes, is president of the First National Bank of Mount Savage, Md. Dr. Charles Lowndes of Easton, Md., great-grandson of Christopher Lowndes, colonist to Maryland, is the head of the Maryland line of the Lowndes family and Governor Lowndes’ brother, Richard Tasker Lowndes, and his little grandson, Richard Tasker Lowndes, 3rd, represent that immediate line of the family.

Mrs. Murray Addison of Washington, D.C., descends from Christopher Lowndes through his daughter, Harriot Lowndes, who married, about 1781, Levi Gantt, Esq., of Prince George’s County.

Perhaps one of the most interesting branches of the Lowndes family now found in Maryland is the line whose earliest known ancestor, Hugh Lowndes, suffered death for conscience sake. The father of Hugh Lowndes was either Christopher (or Hugh) Lowndes, who, according to tradition, disinherited his son for his Quaker principles. All the family traditions link the South Carolina, the Maryland, and the Virginia families of the Lowndes name in the tie of kinship, and the date of their united settling in the American colonies and the recurrence of the baptismal names common to all would indicate the same. The descendants of Hugh Lowndes came first to Pennsylvania and the story of their coming is best told by an inherited manuscript treasured in the family, which was written by James Lowndes, of Philadelphia, Pa., who died in the latter city December, 1830, aged 90 years. It reads as follows:

“James Lownes, son of Joseph Lownes, now in the eighty-third year of his age in the year of our Lord 1828 (1823??), being mindful to trace the origin of his ancestors partly from record, partly from tradition and partly from memory, beginning with his great-grandfather, who was named Hugh Lowndes. He lived in England.

He was convinced of the Friends’ principles under the ministry of George Fox, and was, with many others, in the time of persecution for conscience’ sake, thrown into prison. He died there, leaving a widow and four sons, who embarked with William Penn for America, and settled at Springfield, Chester county, Pa. Two of the sons remained there, and reared numerous families. The third either died childless or went to some unknown place, as no account remains of him. (It is said by Rebecca Ash that he was drowned soon after their arrival in attempting to cross the Skuykill).

“The fourth son, James Lownes, my grandfather, se ttled in Philadelphia. The letter “d” was at this time left out of our name; perhaps it was thought superfluous, as they four children were all boys and there were no others of the name in America.

“My grandfather had six children named: (1) Joseph (2) James (3) Hannah, (4) Susannah (5) Rebecca (6) Mary.

“My uncle James had one son, who died young. My aunts had many children, and Joseph, my father, had ll children, namely: (1) Ann (2) John (3) Susannah (4) Joseph (5) Sarah (6) Hannah (7) William (8) Rebecca (9) James (10) Mary (11) Jane.

“My mother’s maiden name was Sarah Tidemarsh; my wife’s name was Sarah Pancoast, whose numerous relatives were chiefly settled in New Jersey. My children are as follows: (1) Mary, born August 6, 1764; (2) Sarah, born August 17, 1766; (3) Hyatt, born August 26, 1769, died October 27, 1821;(4) John, born September 21, 1771, died August, 1800; (5) Deborah, born February 20, 1774; (6) James, born August 21, 1776, died August 20, 1820; (7) Caleb, born August 17, 1778; (8) Jane, born June 30, 1780; (9) Joseph, born February 21, 1783; (10) William, born March 23, 1785.

“(1) Mary was married to Thomas Chapman. Her issue are: Marianne, born September 1, 1784, still unmarried; Charles, born September 21, 1785, died in India in 1821; Elizabeth, born March 2, 1787; Charlotte, born April 23, 1788; John James, born January 10, 1790; Sarah, born August 12, 1792; Louisa, born May 24, 1794.

“(2) Sarah Lowndes was married to John Scott Pleasants. Their issue are: Sarah Lownes; George, dead; Mary Hewes, Frederick Woodson, Eliza Ann, Charles Scott, Louisa, James, Fitzhenry, Cyrus Rodalphus.

“(3) Hyatt, married Elizabeth Emmery. Their issue are: George Emery, dead; Jas Pancoast, dead; John, dead; Margaret, dead; Elias and Betsey Ann.

“(4) John, died, unmarried, August, 1800.

“(5) Deborah was married to Samuel Pleasants, July 18, 1795. their issue are: Lucinda, dead; Sally Ann, dead; leaving an infant, Samuel, Pleasants, Christian, Samuel, Madison, Lucinda, dead; Edwin Chapman; Ellen, dead; Charlotte, Mary Galego, dead.

“(6) James, married Sarah Donaldson. Their issue are: Sarah Donaldson, Lydia Greene, William Donaldson, Caleb Pancoast.

“(7) Caleb, married Jane Steel. Their issue were: George Steel, married Kate Williams, dead; Hannah Pancoast, married George Shippen, dead; Araminta Steel, married Francis Barnes, dead; Levin Birdhead, Samuel Pleasants; Ann, dead; James, dead; Andrew Jackson, married Mary Bucknall, dead.

“(8) Jane, died as an infant.

“(9) Joseph, died unmarried, August 31, 1814.

“(10) William, married to Arian Wormly Glynn. their issual are: Josiah Hewes Davis, married Arrabella Sinton on May 14, 1834; Mary Glenn, married G.L.Denison on May 12, 1831; Charles Chapman, Virginia Radcliffe, married F.G. Annen in November 1834; Jane Dade, married Mr. Root; John Henry Augustus, dead; Margaret Ann; Willianna, married Mr. Miller.

“Of Mary’s children: (1) Marianna is unmarried; (2) Charles Chapman is dead, on August 27, 1821. He was married to Charlotte Christie, and left issue: Charlotte, Charles, and Frederick Wiltshire.

“(3) Elizabeth, married to Samuel Harvey. Their issue is Thomas, Louisa, and John James.

“(4) Charlotte, married to Thomas Inglis, who died in 1812, without issue.

“(5) John James, not married.

“(6) Sarah, married to Thomas Ash. Their issue is: Mary, Joshua, Charlotte, dead; Charles.

“(7) Louisa, not married. Ten children, 47 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; total, 74.”

Martin’s “History of Chester,” states that among the original purchasers of land in England, who settled in Chester, and some whose descendants are now residents there, will be found the name of Jane Lownds, now Lownes, of whom Dr. Smith says, (p. 480) she “came from Cheshire, where she had suffered persecution in the distraint of her goods in 1678 for attending Friends’ meeting at Newton and Selsby. She was the widow of Hugh Lowndes and accompanied to this country by three sons. Jane on her first arrival located her purchased land in Springfield township, upon which a cave was built that for some time accommodated the family as a dwelling. The site of this cave is marked by a stone planted by her descendants in 1799, which bears the date of the patent for the land (1685). The meeting records show the presence of Jane Lownes here in May, 1684, and she probably had arrived here a year earlier. It was usual to occupy lands a long time before they were patented.”

This statement settles definitely that the descendants of Hugh Lowndes came from Cheshire, ad did the South Carolina and Maryland branches of the family.

The lost line of Hugh Lowndes’ descendants is found in Virginia, and later in Maryland, William Lowndes, a wealthy and aristocratic Quaker gentleman, who married Miss Arianna Glynn, of Wales, came to Virginia from Pennsylvania, wither, according to the family tradition, he had “come over with William Penn, but probably in the care of his father, Hugh Lowndes, who, together with his four brothers (it was the widow of Hugh Lowndes and his four sons), came over from England and settled in Pennsylvania. They were Quakers and intimate friends with their leader, William Penn.” The record continues: “They do not seem to have remained Quakers very long after leaving Pennsylvania, although William Lowndes was said to have been a wealthy old Quaker gentleman, owning much property in Richmond, Va. The tradition in the family is that he was finally read out of meeting by the Quakers on account of his unorthodox views. He then became a Presbyterian and finally his family became Episcopalian, in which faith his descendants continue.

After leaving Pennsylvania, William Lowndes is said to have removed the letter “d” from his name as being superfluous and out of sympathy with Quaker simplicity. His descendant, the late Charles D. Lowndes, of Baltimore, and his brothers had the letter restored to the name by act of he Legislature many years ago, and the newspaper announcement of the fact can be still read.

Joseph H.D. Lowndes of Henrico county, Va., son of William Lowndes, Quaker, married Miss Arabella Sinton, of Ireland. Their son was the late Chas. D. Lowndes of Baltimore, who was born in Henrico county, Virginia, served gallantly in the Confederate army under General J.E.B. Stuart, and subsequently moved to Baltimore, Md., where he engaged in the baking and brokerage business successfully up to the time of his death, a few years ago, the firm being Brown & Lowndes, and later, Lowndes & Redwood. He married Miss Nancy Catherine Gamble, daughter of Dr. Cary Breckenridge Gamble, of Virginia, Florida, and later of Baltimore. The Gambles are related to the Preston, Cabell, Breckenridge, Wyckham, Lee, Brattan, Cary, and Selden families of the South. Dr. Gamble’s wife was Edwarda Shaw, of St. Augustine, Florida, who was descended from the Bartons, of England and Ireland.

Mrs. Charles D. Lowndes resides at Elkridge, Howard County, Md., and her children are Messrs. Cary Gamble Lowndes, Charles Henry Grattan Lowndes, Robert Glynn Lowndes, Edward Brecknridge Lowndes, and Miss Elise Gamble Lowndes and Miss Letitia Edwarda Lowndes.

Other descendants of this Lowndes branch include a cousin of the late Charles D. Lowndes, Miss Ida Lownes, of Petersburg, Va., who still clings to the Quaker spelling of the name; also Miss Florence S. Peple, of Richmond, Va., a niece of Mr. Charles B. Lowndes; Mr. William Lowndes Peple, Mrs. Virginia Radcliffe Allen, of Galveston, Texas, who is now 91 years of age; Mrs. Charles W. Linthicum, of Baltimore, who was formerly Miss Lowndes; Mr. William Chapman Lowndes; Miss Isabel Steele Lowndes, Mrs. Albert S.J. Owens, Miss Mary Lowndes Owens, Mr William C. (??) Lowndes, Jr., Mr. Andrew Jackson Lowndes; Mr. Lucian Chas Lowndes, all of Baltimore; Mr. James Lowndes Phippen, and James Lowndes Phippen, Jr., of Philadelphia; Miss Annie Phippen, Mrs. Walter Percival Glinn, of Richmond, Va.; Mr. George C. Barnes, Miss Alice Barnes, and Miss Ada Barnes.

The genealogical chart preserved in this branch of the Lowndes family is as follows: Hugh Lowndes died in prison in England during Quaker persecution. He had four sons, one of whom was James Lowndes. James Lowndes married and had the following children: (1) Joseph Lowndes, married Sarah Tidemarsh; (2) James Lowndes (3) Hannah Lowndes (4) Susannah Lowndes (5) Rebecca Lowndes and (6) Mary Lowndes.

The children of Joseph and Sarah (Tidemarsh) Lowndes are: (1) Annie Lowndes (2) John Lowndes (3) Susannah Lowndes (4) Joseph Lowndes (5) Sarah Lowndes (6) Hannah Lowndes (7) William Lowndes (8) Rebecca Lowndes (9) James Lowndes who married Sarah Pancoast (10) Mary Lowndes and (11) Jane Lowndes.

The children of James and Sarah (Pancoast) Lowndes are: (1) Mary Lowndes, who married Thomas Chapman; (2) Sarah Lowndes (3) Hyatt Lowndes (4) John Lowndes (5) Deborah Lowndes (6) James Lowndes (7) Caleb Lowndes, who married Jane Steel (8) Jane Lowndes (9) Joseph Lowndes (10) William Lowndes, who married Arianna Wormly Glynn, of Wales.

The children of William and Arianna Wormly (Glynn) Lowndes are: (1) Josiah Hewes Davis Lowndes, who married Arabella Sinton, of Ireland, May 14, 1834; (2) Mary Glynn Lowndes, who married G.L. Davison, May 12, 1831; (3) Charles Chapman Lowndes (4) Virginia Radcliff Lowndes who married F.G. Allen in November 1834 (5) Jane Dade Lowndes, who married Mr. Roote; (6) John Henry Augustus Lowndes (7) Willianna Lowndes (8) Margaret Lowndes (9) Ann Lowndes.

The children of Josiah Hewes Davis and Arabella Sinton Lowndes were: (1) Edward Lowndes, (2) Joseph Henry Lowndes, (3) Sarah Lowndes; (4) Josiah Hewes Davis Lowndes, (5) Charles Denison Lowndes, who married Nancy Catherine Gamble.

The children of Charles Denison and Nancy Catherine (Gamble) Lowndes are: (1) Robert Glynn Lowndes (2) Charles Henry Grattan Lowndes (3) Edward Breckinridge Lowndes (4) Elise Gamble Lowndes (5) Cary Gamble Lowndes (6) Letitia Edwarda Lowndes.

The descendants of Hon. Rawlins Lowndes, of South Carolina, includes the authoress, Mrs. Harriott Horry Ravenel (Mrs. St. Julien Ravenel), of Charleston, S.C., Mr. James Lowndes, of Washington, and Miss Katherine H. Lowndes of Baltimore.

There is a New York line of the Lowndes family, supposed to descend from a contemporary of Christopher Lowndes, who settled in New York when Christopher came to Maryland. Of this line was William Edward Lowndes, whose son, John Howard Lowndes, was the father of Mr. Stanley Howard Lowndes of Northport, Long Island, NY.

The writer is indebted for much assistance in collecting the foregoing data to Henry Keighley-Peach, Esq., of England, and to members of the Lowndes family; also to the published works of Mr. George B. Chase, Mrs. St. Julien Revenel, and Dr. Christopher Johnston.

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enjoyed reading about the Lowndes family history, and thought I’d make contact with you. I am the great-great grandson of Commodore Charles Lowndes. “Charles Lowndes, son of Charles Lowndes and grandson of Christopher Lowndes, born 1798, died in 1885, was Commodore in the United States Navy. He married in 1826, his first cousin, Sally Scott Lloyd, daughter of Gov. Edward Lloyd of Wye and Sally Scott (Murray) Lloyd”. Charles D. Lowndes Boone, NC USA