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

and his sisters Susannah, Elizabeth, Mary, and
Dorothy. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £2,050.12.7
current money (including 51 slaves, plate, books,
and a small sloop); FB, £1,912.5.7. LAND: 7,905
acres in Kent, Cecil, St. Mary's, Charles,
Dorchester, and Prince George's counties. AD-
DITIONAL COMMENT: In his will Lowe mentioned
his estate in England (acreage unspecified).

LOWE, VINCENT (?-1692). BORN: in England,
probably in Denby, Derbyshire; third son. IM-
MIGRATED: in 1670, as a free adult. RESIDED: on
Great Choptank Island, Talbot County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Vincent Lowe of Denby,
Derbyshire, England, son of Patrick Lowe.
MOTHER: Anne, probably the daughter of Wil-
liam Cavendish. BROTHERS. John (1616-?), who
married Katherine, daughter of Sir Arthur Pilk-
ington; Nicholas, who was the agent for Mary-
land, 1681; Henry (?-1700), who married Prud-
ence, daughter of John Lowe. SISTERS. Jane (?-
1700/1), who married first, Henry Sewall (?-1665),
and second, ca. 1667, Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord
Baltimore (1637-1714/15); Dorothy; Grace; Anne,
and Mary. NEPHEWS. Nicholas Sewall (ca. 1655-
1737); Henry Lowe (?-1717); Nicholas Lowe (ca.
1662-1714); Cecilius Calvert (1667-1681); and
Benedict Leonard Calvert (1679-1715). NIECES. Jane
Sewall (ca. 1664-1692), who married Philip Cal-
vert (1626-1682); Elizabeth Sewall (?-1710), who
married first, Jesse Wharton (?-1676), and sec-
ond, William Digges (ca. 1650-1697); and Anne
Sewall (?-1693), who married first, Benjamin Rozer
(?-1681), and second, Edward Pye (?-1696).
MARRIED Elizabeth, daughter of Seth Foster (?-
1674/75). Her half brother was John Hawkins (ca.
1657-1717). Her sister was Sarah, who married
first, Michael Turbutt (?-1696), and second, Ja-
cob Covington. Her nephew was Foster Turbutt
(1679-1720/21). Elizabeth married second, by
1694, WillamCoursey (?-ca. 1717/18). CHILDREN.
Died without progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate, probably well educated. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND

ACTIVITIES: Gent., on arrival; Esq., by 1677; re-
lationship to the proprietary family brought con-
siderable patronage. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: at-
torney, admitted to Provincial Court and Chancery
Court, 1670; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1681-1682 (ap-
pointed by the 3rd session of the 1676-1682 As-
sembly; Accounts 4), 1682-1684 (Trade 1; Laws
3, chairman), 1686-1688. OTHER PROVINCIAL OF-
FICES: attorney general, 1670-1676; Council, 1679-

1689; justice. Provincial Court, 1679-1689; sur-
veyor general, 1679-1683, 1685-1692; Board of
Deputy Governors, 1684-1689. LOCAL OFFICE.
sheriff, Talbot County, 1676-1679. MILITARY
SERVICE: colonel, by 1676. STANDS ON PUBLIC/
PRIVATE ISSUES: opposed Revolution of Protes-
tant Associators in 1689; as a Catholic, lost all
posts after 1689, except for proprietary appoint-
ment as surveyor general. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: probably 4,500

acres, including 1,200 acres inherited by his wife
in 1674/75. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: estate pro-
bated on November 9, 1692. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY. TEV, at least £263.14.6 (including 2 serv-
ants). LAND, over 13,580 acres.

LOWES, HENRY (?-1767). IMMIGRATED, prob-
ably ca. 1736. RESIDED: in Somerset County. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. SISTERS: Mehitabel, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Hodgson; Elizabeth,
who married (first name unknown) Hughes. MAR-
RIED Esther, daughter of Richard Waters (?-1720)
and wife Elizabeth Littleton (?-1754), prominent
Quakers of Somerset County. Her brothers were
Littleton (?-1750) of Calvert County; Richard;
and William (?-1732/33), who married Abigail
(last name unknown) (?-1764). Her sisters were
Sarah (?-1789); Elizabeth (?-ca. 1744), who
married Frances Hutchins of Calvert County. Her
first cousin was William Waters Sr. (?-1781). Her
niece was Elizabeth Hutchins, who married John
Waters (ca. 1727-1784). CHILDREN. SONS: Henry
Lowes (?-ca. 1791); Tubman (?-ca. 1761), a
merchant who probably died at sea. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1757. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE, mari-
ner, 1736; merchant, 1736-1767; captain of a bri-
gantine, 1747. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE: Lower House, Somerset County, 1757-1758

(Accounts 1). STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES:

subscriber to the Charity School in Talbot County.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

owned sloop Esther, 1739; owned schooner Ogle,
1748, and schooner Industry, 1751; part owner of
brigantines Cookson and Douglass & Arbuckle,
1746/47. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 4,485 acres in
Somerset County and 240 acres in St. Mary's
County, plus lot 20 in Princess Anne Town (pur-
chased 4,030 acres, patented 195 acres, and leased
500 acres for 84 years from the Indians); also
owned an unknown amount of land on Riske Ho-
gan Island in the Kennebec River, New England.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

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