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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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of Trinity Parish, 1750-1752, and was a tobacco
inspector at Piles warehouse in Charles County
in 1758. MARRIED by August 23, 1769, Elizabeth.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION, literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Mr., by 1774. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Conventions, Charles County, 2nd, 1774, 4th, 1775
(elected, but did not attend), 5th, 1775 (elected,
but did not attend). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Charles
County, 1769-at least 1776 (quorum, 1771 -at
least 1776); Committee of Observation, Charles
County, elected 1775; collector of gold and silver
coin, Charles County, appointed 1776. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 2 slaves

inherited from his father, 1774. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION inherited 258 acres from his father in
1772, but sold it in May 1774, six months before
his first election. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: alive
in 1781; size of estate unknown.

LOWE, HENRY (?-1717). BORN: in Derby, Eng-
land. IMMIGRATED: in 1674 as a free adult. RE-
SIDED: in Calvert County; in St. Mary's County
by 1695. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER, probably
John Lowe (1616-?). MOTHER: probably Kath-
erine, daughter of Sir Arthur Pilkington of Stan-
ley, Yorkshire. UNCLE: Vincent Lowe (?-1692).
AUNT: Jane Lowe (?-1700/1), who married first,
Henry Sewall (?-1665), and second, Charles Cal-
vert, 3rd Lord Baltimore (1637-1714/15). BROTH-
ERS: Nicholas Lowe (ca. 1662-1714); Jasper; and
John (1642-?). SISTERS: Elizabeth; Jane; and
Dorothy. FIRST COUSINS: Nicholas Sewall (ca. 1655-
1737); Cecilius Calvert (1667-1681); Benedict
Leonard Calvert (1679-1715); Jane Sewall (ca.
1664-1692), who married Philip Calvert (1626-
1682); Elizabeth Sewall (?-ca. 1710), who mar-
ried first, Jesse Wharton (?-1676), and second,
William Digges (ca. 1650-1697); and Anne Sewall
(?-1693), who married first, Benjamin Rozer (?-
1681), and second, Edward Pye (?-1696). NIECE:
Mary Lowe (1691-?), who married third, in 1715,
Thomas Bozman (ca. 1693-1752). MARRIED in 1688
Susannah Maria (1666-1714), widow of John
Darnall (?-1684), daughter of Richard Bennett
(ca. 1639- 1667) and wife Henrietta Maria Neale
(1647-1697). Susannah Maria was the stepdaugh-
ter of Philemon Lloyd (1646-1685). Her brother
was Richard Bennett (1667-1749). Her half
brothers were Edward Lloyd (1670-1718/19); Phi-
lemon Lloyd (ca. 1674-1732/33); and James Lloyd
(1679/80-1723). Her half sisters were Henrietta
Maria Lloyd (1673-1702); Anne Lloyd (1677-

1748), who married Richard Tilghman (1672/73-
1738/39); Mary Lloyd (1680-1690); Alice Lloyd
(1681-1744); Elizabeth Lloyd; Margaret Lloyd
(1683-1747), who married Matthew Tilghman Ward
(ca. 1676-1741); and Jane Lloyd (1685-1690).
CHILDREN. SONS. Henry Lowe (?-1721); Bennett
(?-1722), who married Elinor (1705-?), daugh-
ter of Thomas Addison (1679-1727); Nicholas Lowe
(?-1728); and Thomas. DAUGHTERS: Susannah
Maria, who married Charles, son of William Digges
(ca. 1650-1697); Ann (?-1718); Elizabeth, who
married Henry (?-1782), son of Philip Darnall
(1671-1705); Henrietta Maria; Dorothy, who
married Francis (1696-1785), son of Benjamin
Hall (1667-1721); Mary, who married Edward
Neale; and Jane, who married by 1718 James
Bowles (?-ca. 1727/28). STEPDAUGHTER. Hen-
rietta Darnall (?-by 1704). PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: nom-
inal Protestant; wife and daughters were Catholic.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: member of a
prominent family who were strong proprietary
supporters; sued in 1704 by Henry Darnall, Jr.,
for the mismanagement of the estate of John Dar-
naU (?-1684). OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, St. Mary's City, 1701-1704 (Laws
2; dismissed from the 5th session for refusing to
subscribe to required oaths). OTHER PROVINCIAL
OFFICES: naval officer of Patuxent, 1684-1685;
justice, Provincial Court, 1694-1697 (quorum,
1696-1697). LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, St. Mary's
County, 1698-1700; justice, St. Mary's County,
1709; clerk, St. Mary's County, 1709-1717. MIL-
ITARY SERVICE: lt. colonel, 1697/98-1704; colo-
nel, by 1712. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES:

in 1697 Lowe was dismissed as a Provincial Court
justice because he refused to subscribe to the re-
quired oaths. Governor Seymour's stricter en-
forcement of oath requirements to exclude Cath-
olics from office probably kept Lowe out of public
life from 1704 until 1709, when he was appointed
justice and clerk by Council president Edward
Lloyd (1670-1718/19), Lowe's brother-in-law.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC

TION. 10,915 acres in Cecil, Kent, Prince George's,
St. Mary's, Baltimore, and Charles counties, plus
a tract in the Tuckahoe Creek area of the Eastern
Shore and one in Kent County, Delaware (7,861
acres acquired through marriage, 3,054 acres by
patent and purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: ac-

quired 223 acres in Cecil County, by 1717. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: in November 1717. PERSONAL

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