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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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LOW BIOGRAPHIES

NEPHEWS: Henry Lowe (?-1721); Nicholas Lowe
(?-1728). NIECE: Jane Lowe, who married by 1718
James Bowles (?-1727/28). MARRIED Elizabeth (?-
1719), widow of Ma j. William Combes, daughter
of Edward Roe (?-1676). CHILDREN. SONS: Nich-
olas (1697-1745), who married Margaret Turbutt
(?-1756); Vincent (1702-?); and Henry (1702-
1704). DAUGHTERS: Mary (1691-?), who married
first, John Allen (?-1708), possibly the Rev. John
Allen, second, Rev. William Glen (?-1715), and
third, in 1715, Thomas Bozman (ca. 1693-1752);
Elizabeth (1693-?), who married in 1715 William
Wood; Prudence (1695-?), who married (first
name unknown) Price; Dorothy (1700-?), who
married in 1716 Francis Harrison; and Sarah, who
married first, John Long, and second, John Pat-
tison. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate, cler-
ical skills. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: raised as a
Catholic; Protestant convert by 1694; Anglican,
St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by 1686; Gent., by 1697.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: attorney, admitted to
Talbot County Court, 1698, Queen Anne's County
Court, 1709; planter; merchant. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Talbot

County, 1694/95- 1696 (elected to the 2nd session
of the 1694-1697 Assembly; Laws 3, 5; resigned
after the 5th session to become sheriff), 1699
(elected to the 3rd session of the 1697/98-1700
Assembly, but his election was ruled invalid), 1704-
1707 (Laws 3, 4; probably chairman, 3), 1708A
(Laws), 1708B-1711 (Laws 1-4). LOCAL OF-
FICES: coroner, Talbot County, 1686-1689; clerk,
Talbot County, 1686/87-1689; justice, Talbot
County, 1694; deputy commissary, Talbot County,
1695; St. Peter's Parish Vestry, Talbot County,
1696; sheriff, Talbot County, 1696-1698. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: major, by 1704; colonel, by 1708.

STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: Opposed Rev-

olution of Protestant Associators in 1689 and was
replaced as clerk of Talbot County; returned to
offices by Gov. Francis Nicholson (1655-1727/

28). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: patented 2,650 acres in Talbot County,

1695-1696. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: On October
22, 1714. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £938.13.7

(including 28 slaves); FB, estate overpaid, £338.4.5.
LAND: at least 2,150 acres in Talbot County.

LOWE, NICHOLAS (?-1728). BORN: probably
in St. Mary's County. NATIVE: second generation.
RESIDED: in Resurrection Hundred, St. Mary's

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Henry

Lowe (?-1717). MOTHER: Susannah Maria (1666-

1714), widow of John Darnall (?-1684), daughter
of Richard Bennett (ca. 1639-1667), stepdaughter
of Philemon Lloyd (1646-1685). UNCLE: Nicholas
Lowe (ca. 1662-1714). HALF UNCLES: Edward Lloyd
(1670-1718/19); Philemon Uoyd (ca. 1674-1732/
33); and James Lloyd (1679/80-1723). HALF AUNTS:
Anne Lloyd (1677-1748), who married Richard
Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39); Margaret Lloyd
(1683-1747), who married Matthew Tilghman Ward
(ca. 1676-1741). BROTHERS: Henry Lowe (?-1721);
Bennett (?-1722), who married Elinor (1705-?),
daughter of Thomas Addison (1679-1727); and
Thomas, who probably died before 1718. SISTERS:
Susannah Maria; Ann (?-1718); Elizabeth; Hen-
rietta Maria; Dorothy; Mary; and Jane, who mar-
ried by 1718 James Bowles (?-ca. 1727/28). STEP-
SISTER: Henrietta Darnall (?-by 1704). FIRST
COUSIN: Mary Lowe (1691-?), who married third,
Thomas Bozman (ca. 1693-1752). NEPHEW: Ben-
jamin Hall, of Francis (?-1803). MARRIED never.
ADDITIONAL COMMENT: Lowe lived with Mary
Young, spinster, of St. Mary's County. When he
died he left her a legacy of £210.15.0 current money
and the use during her lifetime of a 350- acre
plantation. Mary Young, however, had to bring
suit against the executors of Lowe's will in order
to collect her inheritance. CHILDREN. Died with-
out progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Ail Faiths
Parish, St. Mary's County. His mother and sisters
were Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Esq., by 1723; Hon., at death; Gent., at death.
Lowe was a member of a prominent family noted
for its strong support of the proprietor. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1726-

1727 (appointed before the 3rd session of the
1725-1727 Assembly), 1728 (died before the 2nd
session of the 1728-1731 Assembly). OTHER PRO-
VINCIAL OFFICES: examiner general, 1720-1722;
agent and receiver general, 1722-1728; Council,
1725/26-1728 (qualified on March 23, 1725/26).
LOCAL OFFICE: visitor, Free School, St. Mary's
County, appointed 1723. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 6,373 acres in

Dorchester, Cecil, Kent, St. Mary's, and Charles
counties (3,950 acres through inheritance; 2,423
acres through personal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: purchased 1,032 acres in St. Mary's
County, 1727-1728; inherited 500 acres in Prince
George's County by 1728. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
in November 1728 in St. Mary's County. Lowe's
heirs were Mary Young of St. Mary's County,

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