Philly Lower1

F, b. 21 April 1793

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Priscilla Lower1

F, b. 19 April 1807, d. 1 July 1854

Grave of Priscilla (nee Lower) and Thomas Maddern - Paul Cholera Cemetery. Also a memorial to their daughters Catherine Williams and Mary Ann Barnes.
  • Priscilla Lower was baptized on 19 April 1807 in St Just in Roselands, Cornwall, England.2
  • She was the daughter of John Lower and Priscilla Gill.
  • At the age of 30 years, 2 months and 13 days, Priscilla Lower married Thomas Maddern, son of John Maddern and Grace Dunn Gill, on 2 July 1837 in Paul Church, Cornwall. The marriage record shows that they were married by Banns. Thomas was a 21 year old gardener of Newlyn (Father John Maddern, a gardener). Priscilla was a 28 year old servant of Newlyn (Father John Lower, a rope maker). Witnesses were John Maddern and Henry Warren. John and Priscilla were in fact, cousins, their mothers Grace and Priscilla being sisters.3,4
  • Priscilla Lower and Thomas Maddern appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in North Place, Newlyn. Thomas is shown as a 25 year old gardener living with his wife Prisiller 30 and daughters Catherine 3 and Maryann 2. All were born in Cornwall. The surname was spelt MADRON.5
  • Priscilla Lower and Thomas Maddern appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Church Lane, Newlyn, Cornwall. Thomas, the family head, was shown as a 35 year old farmer of 8 acres employing 1 labourer, born Paul. He was living with his wife Priscilla aged 40, born St Mawes and his six children Catherine 13, Mary Ann 11, Grace 9, Priscilla 7, Thomas 5 and John 3. All the older children were scholars and all the children were born in Paul.6
  • Priscilla Lower died on 1 July 1854 in Newlyn, Cornwall, at age 47. Of her children Catherine, the oldest was 17 and John, the baby of the family only 6. No doubt the older girls had a great influence both John and 8 year old Thomas junior in their early years.7
  • She was buried on 4 July 1854 in Paul Cholera Cemetery. The inscription on her headstone shows she was 44 years old, not 47. However the burial record shows she is 46 years old. Perhaps the family were confused as to her correct age, as she was almost 9 years older than Thomas. Thomas was buried with her 41 years later. [NOTE- THEIR HEADSTONE IS ALSO INSCRIBED WITH DETAILS OF THEIR DAUGTHERS MARY ANN BARNES AND CATHERINE WILLIAMS DEATHS - SAID TO BE COMMISSIONED BY THEIR SON JOHN MADDERN OF EMU CREEK]8,9

Children of Priscilla Lower and Thomas Maddern

Citations

  1. John Maddern, Death Certificate 1933.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C021891.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1837 LOWER Priscilla Penzance 9 225 MADDERE Thomas Penzance 9 225.
  4. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm
  5. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  6. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO 107/1918 Folio 357 (ED Ih Paul).
  7. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm, 4 Jul Priscilla Maddern of Newlyn aged 46.
  8. Paul Burial Registers 1813-1901, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/paulbur1.htm
  9. Rick Parsons, "MI lookups, Maddern," e-mail to Audrey, 13/6/2001.

Richard Lower1

M, b. 10 July 1785
  • Richard Lower was baptized on 10 July 1785 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1,2
  • He was the son of Joseph Lower.2
  • At the age of 30 years, 11 months and 5 days, Richard Lower married Mary Tiller on 15 June 1816 in Gerrans, Cornwall. . Richard is shown as bachelor, of St Just and a mariner. Mary is a spinster of Gerrans. They were married by banns and the witnesses were Nicholas Tiddy and William Mennear.1
  • Richard Lower and Mary Tiller appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Portscatha, Gerrans, Cornwall. Richard is shown as a 55 year old shipwright living with his wife Mary, 50, and daughters Lavina, 20, Elizabeth, 15, Ann 15 and Eden 13. All of the family were born in Cornwall.3
  • Richard Lower appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Portscatho, Cornwall. Richard is shown as a 66 year old shipwright, married, living with his daughter Lavinia, unmarried, aged 30, and grandson Charles F Lower, aged 7 a scholar. All were born in St Just.4

Children of Richard Lower and Mary Tiller

Citations

  1. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 148731 Transcribed by Bill O' Reilly.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  3. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO107/147 Book 10 Folio 21 Page 10.
  4. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Transcript of Piece HO107/1909.
  5. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C021891.

Richard Lower1

M, b. 23 September 1764
  • Richard Lower was baptized on 23 September 1764 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of James Lower and Phillipa Condy.1

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Richard Lower1

M, b. January 1861
  • Richard Lower was born in January 1861 in Gerrans, Cornwall.1,2
  • He was the son of Lavinia Lower.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Richard Lower was living in the household of Lavinia Lower in St Mawes. Lavinia is shown as a widow aged 41, born in St Just. She is living with her children: Charles T,17 born Gerrans; Eliza 6, born Gerrans; Joseph 5 born Gerrans; Lavinia (Louisa) 2 born Gerrans; Richard 2 months born Gerrans. John Hill aged 43, a retired master mariner, born Gerrans is living with the family.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Richard Lower was living in the household of Lavinia Lower in Tregassick Cottege, Gerrans, Cornwall. Lavinia is shown as a 57 year old widow annuitant, living with her children Eliza 16 a dressmakers apprentice; Joseph 14 a scholar; Louisa 12 a scholar and Richard 10. Living with them is Lavinia's 19 year old nephew James Truan, a carpenters apprentice. All were born in Gerrans.3

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, 1861—Transcript of Piece RG9/1553.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1855 Lower Joseph Truro      5c 158.
  3. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, 1871—Transcript of Piece RG10/2274.

Sarah Lower

F, b. 8 August 1742
  • Sarah Lower was baptized on 8 August 1742 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Lower and Mary Morton.2

Children of Sarah Lower

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C021891.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Sarah Ann Lower1

F, b. circa 1841
  • Sarah Ann Lower was born circa 1841 in Looe.1
  • She was the daughter of James Lower and Mary Ann Edwards.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Sarah Ann Lower was living in the household of James Lower and Mary Ann Edwards in Chapel Hill, Mevagissey, Cornwall. James as a 34 year old coast guard, born St Mawes living with his wife Mary Ann, 36, born St Mawes and their children Sarah Ann, 10 a scholar born Looe, Elizabeth Mary 9 born Mevagissey.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO107/1908 Civil Parish of Mevagissey,Folio 77 Page 26.

Sarah Elizabeth Lower1

F, b. 12 January 1834
  • Sarah Elizabeth Lower was baptized on 12 January 1834 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of James Lower and Mary Tidd.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Sarah Elizabeth Lower was living in the household of James Lower and Mary Tidd in St Mawes, Cornwall. James as a 45 year old fisherman, living with Mary also 45 years, Joseph 20 a sailor, Mary 15, John 15, Lois 13,Charles 9, Sarah 6, and Kitty 5. All were born in Cornwall.2
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Sarah Elizabeth Lower was living in the household of James Lower and Mary Tidd in St Maws, Cornwall. James as a 57 year old fisherman living with his wife Mary 56 and children Mary J aged 27, a grocer, Lois 22, Charles H 19, a sailor, Sarah 17 and Kitty 15, a scholar. The household had all been born in St Mawes.3

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Civil Parish of St. Just Book 11 Folio 26 Page 13.
  3. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO107/1909Civil Parish of St. Just In Roseland (including the Borough of St. Mawes), Folio 313 Page 8.

Stephen Lower

M, b. 10 October 1819, d. 1887
  • Stephen Lower was christened on 10 October 1819 in St Just, Cornwall, England.
  • He was the son of John Lower and Priscilla Gill.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 6 days, Stephen Lower married Catherine Lower, daughter of John Lower and Jennifer Unknown, on 16 March 1844 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. Stephen was shown as a bachelor, of full age, occupation mariner, living in St Mawes. His father was John Lower, a roper. Catherine Lower was a spinster of full age, father John Lower a mariner. She was living at St Mawes. Witnesses to the marriage were Jonathan Cundy Lower and John R Martins.1,2
  • Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Quay Street, Minehead, Somerset. Stephen was a 30 year old coast guard boatman, born St Mawes Cornwall. He was living with his wife Catherine aged 29, born Cornwall and their three sons - John 6, Stephen 4, William 1 all born in St Maws Cornwall.3
  • Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Castle Street, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Stephen is shown as a 62 seaman MS, born St Just, living with his wife Catherine aged 60 born St Just, Cornwall and their children:- Thomas a 22 year old seaman born Porlock, Somerset, and Mary A, a 19 year old dressmaker also born Porlock, Somerset.4
  • His death was recorded with the Axbridge, Somerset Registration District in the 1887 Quarter.5

Children of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower

Citations

  1. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 392099:.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1844 LOWER Stephen Truro 9 293 Catherine Lower.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1851 Census Minehead Somerset HO107/1920.
  4. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341582 Public Records Office Reference RG11Piece / Folio 2420 / 104.
  5. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Mar 1887 Lower Stephen 65 Axbridge.
  6. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341582Reference      RG11 Piece / Folio 2420 / 107 Page Number      23.
  7. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1856 Lower Elizabeth Jane      Williton      5c 351.

Stephen Lower1

M, b. September 1846, d. September 1868
  • Stephen Lower's birth was registered in the Truro, Cornwall Registration District in the September 1846 Quarter.1,2
  • He was the son of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower.1
  • Stephen Lower was baptized on 18 October 1846 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.3
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Stephen Lower was living in the household of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower in Quay Street, Minehead, Somerset. Stephen was a 30 year old coast guard boatman, born St Mawes Cornwall. He was living with his wife Catherine aged 29, born Cornwall and their three sons - John 6, Stephen 4, William 1 all born in St Maws Cornwall.1
  • His death was recorded with the Axbridge, Somerset Registration District in the September 1868 Quarter.4

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1851 Census Minehead Somerset HO107/1920.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Sep 1846 Lower Stephen Truro      9 31_.
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C021891.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Sep 1868 Lower Stephen      21      Axbridge      5c     376.

Stephen Lower1

M, b. 20 October 1701, d. 1747
  • Stephen Lower was baptized on 20 October 1701 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of Stephen Lower and Pascow Unknown.1
  • At the age of 26 years, 6 months and 2 days, Stephen Lower married Mary Morton on 22 April 1728 in St Just in Roselands.1,2
  • Stephen Lower died in 1747.3
  • He was buried on 17 November 1747 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.3

Children of Stephen Lower and Mary Morton

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 397695:.
  3. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Record Id 869907:.

Stephen Lower1

M, b. circa 1660, d. January 1729
  • Stephen Lower was born circa 1660.1
  • Stephen Lower married Pascow Unknown circa 1693.1
  • Stephen Lower died in January 1729.2
  • He was buried on 28 January 1729 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.2

Children of Stephen Lower and Pascow Unknown

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Record Id 869660:.

Stephen Lower1

M, b. 7 April 1735
  • Stephen Lower was baptized on 7 April 1735 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of John Lower and Joan Williams.1
  • At the age of 23 years, 8 months and 17 days, Stephen Lower married Catherine Roberts on 24 December 1758 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. They were both of the parish and were married by banns, they signed with their mark. Witnesses were Mark Tiddy (the minister or curate) and Richard Roberts, perhaps Catherine's father.1,2

Children of Stephen Lower and Catherine Roberts

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 522815.

Stephen Lower1

M, b. 22 May 1768

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Stephen Lower1

M, b. 6 January 1775

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Susanna Lower1

F, b. 27 September 1761

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Suzanna Lower1

F, b. 1 January 1745
  • Suzanna Lower was baptized on 1 January 1745 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of John Lower and Joan Williams.1

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

Tammy Lower1

F, b. 7 March 1819

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C021891.

Thomas Lower1

M, b. December 1858
  • Thomas Lower was born in December 1858 in Porlock, Williton, Somerset.1,2
  • He was the son of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Thomas Lower was living in the household of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower in Castle Street, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Stephen is shown as a 62 seaman MS, born St Just, living with his wife Catherine aged 60 born St Just, Cornwall and their children:- Thomas a 22 year old seaman born Porlock, Somerset, and Mary A, a 19 year old dressmaker also born Porlock, Somerset.1
  • At the age of 24 years and 9 months, Thomas Lower married an unknown person in September 1883 in Axbridge, Somerset.3

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341582 Public Records Office Reference RG11Piece / Folio 2420 / 104.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1858 Lower      Thomas            Williton      5c     539.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1883 to either Emily Ball or Ann Boley.

Thomas Sharrock Lower1

M, b. 15 November 1827
  • Thomas Sharrock Lower was baptized on 15 November 1827 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of Jonathan Cundy Lower and Clarinda Sharrock.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Thomas Sharrock Lower was living in the household of Clarinda Sharrock in St Mawes, Cornwall. Clarinda as the 45 year old wife of a mariner, living with her children Mary15, Thomas 13, Matthew 10, and William 8.2
  • At the age of 23 years, 5 months and 19 days, Thomas Sharrock Lower married Elizabeth Lower, daughter of John Lower and Jennifer Unknown, on 4 May 1851 in St Just in Roselands, Cornwall. Thomas was shown as a bachelor, a seaman living at St Mawes. Jonathan C Lowry (should be Lower), also a seaman.
    Elizabeth was a spinster, living at St Mawes, her father was John Lower, a seaman. Witnesses to the marriage were Charles Lower and M Elizabeth Lower.3

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Civil Parish of St. Just Book 11 Folio 38 Page 36.
  3. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 392190.

Ursula Lower1

F, b. 21 March 1773
  • Ursula Lower was baptized on 21 March 1773 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Lower and Catherine Roberts.1
  • At the age of 29 years, 10 months and 11 days, Ursula Lower married George Dowrick on 1 February 1803 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. They were both of the parish and were married by banns, they signed with their mark. Witnesses were Matthew Jenking and Joseph Pascoe.2

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 523207.

Wilfred Lower1

M, b. March 1877
  • Wilfred Lower's birth was registered in the Axbridge, Somerset Registration District in the March 1877 Quarter.1,2
  • He was the son of Isaac Lower and Sarah Lissman.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Wilfred Lower was living in the household of Isaac Lower and Sarah Lissman in 4 Little Carlton Street, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Isacc is shown as a 23 year old grocers porter, born Minehead, Somerset living with his wife Sarah 30, born Wellington Heath, Hereford and their four year old son Wilfred, born Weston Super Mare. A Thomas Clapp, 21, a fisherman born Tredegar, Monmouth, is lodging with them.1

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341582Reference      RG11 Piece / Folio 2420 / 107 Page Number      23.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1877 Lower Wilfred Isaac      Axbridge      5c     563.

William Lower1

M, b. March 1850
  • William Lower's birth was registered in the Axbridge, Somerset Registration District in the March 1850 Quarter.1,2
  • He was the son of John Lower and Jane Bamfield.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census William Lower was living in the household of John Lower and Jane Bamfield in St Mawes, Cornwall. John was a 45 year old pensioned coast guard, born St Maws, living with his wife Jane, 46 born Tregony, and their children Edward J a 13 year old scholar born Uphill, Somerst, William a 10 year old apprentice shoemaker born Uphill Somerset, Arthur an 8 year old scholar born Barrow, Somerset and Catherine Jane an 6 year old scholar born Barrow.1
  • At the age of 24 years and 7 months, William Lower married Mary Kitt, daughter of Samuel Kitt, on 10 October 1874 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. William is shown as a mariner, bachelor, father John also a mariner, living at St Mawes. Mary is a spinster of full age, living at St Mawes, father Robert KITT, a customers agent. Wintesses are Samuel KITT and Catherine Jane LOWER.3
  • William Lower and Mary Kitt appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Well Lane, Falmouth, Cornwall. William is shown as a 32 year old mariner born Uphill Somerset living with his 30 year old wife Mary, born St Mawes and three year old son Edward John born Falmouth. A Frederick John Martin, 25 year old engineer born Falmouth is lodging with the family.4
  • William Lower and William G Lower appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Marine Parade, St Mawes, Cornwall. William is shown as a 41 year old seas mariner, born Uphill, Somerset living with his wife Mary 39 born St Mawes and their children Edward J 13 born Falmouth and William 9 born Falmouth and James H 7 also born Falmouth.5

Children of William Lower and Mary Kitt

Citations

  1. Cornwall 1861 Census, The Archive CD Project.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1850 Lower William Axbridge 10 331.
  3. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Record ID 392379:.
  4. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341556 P RO Reference RG11Piece / Folio 2316 /14.
  5. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Transcript of Piece RG12/1827.

William Lower1

M, b. June 1849
  • William Lower's birth was registered in the Williton, Somerset Registration District in the June 1849 Quarter.1,2
  • He was the son of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census William Lower was living in the household of Stephen Lower and Catherine Lower in Quay Street, Minehead, Somerset. Stephen was a 30 year old coast guard boatman, born St Mawes Cornwall. He was living with his wife Catherine aged 29, born Cornwall and their three sons - John 6, Stephen 4, William 1 all born in St Maws Cornwall.1

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1851 Census Minehead Somerset HO107/1920.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Jun 1849 LOWER William Williton (includes Minehead and Porlock) 10 536.

William Lower1

M, b. 25 April 1832

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C021891.

William Lower1

M, b. 22 October 1833

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C021891.

William Lower1

M, b. 8 December 1832
  • William Lower was baptized on 8 December 1832 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1,2
  • He was the son of Jonathan Cundy Lower and Clarinda Sharrock.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census William Lower was living in the household of Clarinda Sharrock in St Mawes, Cornwall. Clarinda as the 45 year old wife of a mariner, living with her children Mary15, Thomas 13, Matthew 10, and William 8.3
  • At the age of 28 years, 9 months and 13 days, William Lower married Elizabeth Peters, daughter of William Peters and Mary Bellman, on 21 September 1861 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. William is shown as a bachelor of full age, a mariner living at St Mawes. His father is shown as Jonathan Cundy (deceased), also a mariner. Elizabeth is a spinster of full age living at St Mawes. She is a dress maker daughter of William Peters a shipwright. Witnesses to the marriage are William Henry Jenkins and Margaret Peters.4
  • William Lower and Elizabeth Peters appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in New Street, Falmouth. William is shown as a 36 year old pilot born St Mawes, living with his wife Elizabeth 34, born St Mawes and children William J 10 scholar, born St Mawes; Edward X 8 born St Mawes, a scholar; Edith 4 born St Mawes and Lilla 1 born Falmouth.
  • William Lower appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in St Mawes. William is show as a 47 year old mariner, head of the house, living with is children William J Lower, 19, an apprentice pilot born St Mawes; Edith, 13 a scholar born St Mawes and Lilla, 11 a scholar born Falmouth. His wife Elizabeth was living with her sister Margaret and brother in law William Jenkins.5
  • Early in July 1881 William Lower attempted to murder his brother-in-law William Jenkins. The following articles appeared in the Falmouth Packet on July, 1881 -
    Attempted Murder at St Mawes (Falmouth Packet July 9 1881)

    On Tuesday evening a great sensation was caused at St Mawes by the attempted murder of a well-known inhabitant, Mr William Jenkins, a pilot, by his brother-in law, William Lower, a boatman who resides in the same place, and who fired at Mr Jenkins, in a public thoroughfare, with a revolver three different times. The report of the firing was heard by a great number of people and the would-be murderer was soon surrounded by a most indignant crowd. It appears that Lower has from time to time treated his wife very badly, and she has taken refuge in the house of Mr Jenkins, and lived with her sister. She had since left him and refused to return to live with him again, and Lower, being jealous, had sworn vengeance against Mr Jenkins who is a kind hearted man. According to his own confession, Lower intended to murder him for a long time past, and he went about it in the most deliberate manner. Mr Jenkins went to the Fowey regatta on Tuesday, as pilot in the Wotton, of which he is part owner; and on returning to St Mawes in the evening, and after the passengers had been landed, he was walking home about half past Ten o'clock, when Lower stepped out from a recess, where he had hidden himself, drew a revolver, and shot him in the head. The ball entered the forehead just above the eye, and came out a little higher up. Mr Jenkins though stunned for the moment, did not fall, but started to run, Lower following him, who fired two other shots, neither of which, however, took effect. After running about thirty yards, Mr Jenkins fell against Mrs Kendall of the Fountain Inn, who was standing at the door with her husband. The blood was flowing very copiously from the wound and Mrs Kendall was soon covered with it. An angry crowd surrounded Lower and one of the men took the pistol from him. Mr Harding, surgeon, St Mawes was sent for, and was on the spot in a minute or two, and attended to the sufferer, and the wound, it is said, is not likely to endanger life unless erysipelas supervines. PC Crewes, who heard the pistol shots, came up and took Lower into custody, and brought him at once to Truro, and he was lodged in the County Police Station between two and three o'clock the next morning.

    During the morning the prisoner was brought before Mr J Hendy, county magistrate, and charged with feloniously shooting with a certain revolver, loaded with gunpowder and five lead bullets, against one Wm Jenkins, with intent in so doing, thereby, feloniously, wilfully, and with malice aforethought to kill and murder the said Wm Jenkins. PC Crews stated that he was on duty at St Mawes at about half past ten O'clock on Tuesday night, and heard three shots fired; he ran at once towards where the report came from, when he heard people shouting "There's a man shot", and calling for the police. When he came up the prisoner was standing in the mist of the crowd, and witness took him into custody and charged him with shooting at Wm Jenkins with a revolver, with intent to murder. Witness cautioned him as to what he should say in reply, but he said "I done it; I hope he is dead; I intended to do it this long time". Witness produced the five-barrelled revolver, which had been handed to him by a man name Wm James Thomas, who said in the prisoners presence "I took it from him". Witness examined the revolver and found three chambers empty and the other two chambers loaded with bullets. He found seven bullets in the prisoner's pocket of the same description as those extracted from the revolver.
    The prisoner was remanded to the 14th inst. Supt. Marshall acted as prosecutor.

    Attempted Murder at St Mawes (Falmouth Packet July 16th 1881)

    MAGISTERIAL EXAMINATION
    At the South Powder Petty Sessions, held at Truro on Thursday before Mr James Hendy, William Lower, mariner, St Mawes, was charged with having, on July 5th feloniously shot at William Henry Jenkins, a pilot, his brother-in law, with intent, and with malice aforethought, to kill and murder him.

    William Henry Jenkins stated that he was a pilot, and had lived at St Mawes for many years. The witness also resided there. Witness and Lower had married two sisters, and between the prisoner and his wife there had frequently been differences. He on one occasion deserted her, and was brought before the magistrates, but witness acted as peacemaker, and they lived with each other with occasional separations, until about five months since, at that time Lower's wife again left him in consequence of his conduct towards her and came to witness' house, where she resided for a short time, and then went to live with her mother and sister. Witness worked in No 2 Pilot Boat, and prisoner sailed with him up to about two month since, when he was dismissed for drunkenness. Since then the witness had frequently met the prisoner, and four or five weeks ago the latter asked him to see his wife and request her to send down the message she had promised. Witness attempted to convey the message but should not do so and went to the prisoner's house and told him so. They then walked down to the quay with Lower's son and Lower said the boy should never live "to pay that whore's debts", referring to his wife. This occurred on Saturday night, and he said he should call witness at five o'clock on the following morning, having previously intimated that he would "Do for the boy". Witness saw him at six o'clock the following morning and he said "I haven't done it; but never mind". They had frequently met since then and had short conversations. On Tuesday the 5th witness went in the steamer Wotton to Fowey regatta with his wife, prisoner's wife and her sister and mother. They returned to St Mawes about 9.30 in the evening and landed the St Mawes passengers and then went to Falmouth, finally returning about 10.30. From the quay witness could either of three roads to his house, but having overheard two men on the quay saying that the prisoner had been using threats towards him he did not take his usual route, but went by way of Collet' lane. The lane entered by wide steps, and witness had gone up two of them and had his foot on the third, when a shot was fired from a porch opposite, and a bullet struck him over the right eye. He turned towards the porch and threw his stick in that direction, exclaiming, "Oh! You Villain"! Prisoner then came out of the porch and fired another shot, and witness cried out "Lower has murdered me" and began to run. He looked back and saw prisoner following him, and immediately the latter fired a third shot, which witness heard whistle past. Lower still followed him until he came to Mr Kendall's public house about 60 yards from where the first shot was fired. Mr and Mrs Kendall were standing in the door, and witness, from exhaustion, fell into Mr Kendall's arms. Meanwhile the steamboat's crew had followed him from the quay. A doctor was sent for, and witness had been under his treatment ever since. He lost a quantity of blood. Prisoner had no questions to ask.

    John Sparks, marine engineer, William Kendall, licensed victualler, and William James Thomas, sail maker, also gave corroborative evidence.

    PC Cruse, St Mawes, stated that he heard people calling for the police and stating that a man had been shot. He found Lower in the midst of a crowd, and he charged him with shooting at Jenkins with intent to murder. He said, "I have done it I hope he is dead. I intended doing it this long time". He found seven bullets in the pocket of prisoner who was perfectly sober. He then brought the prisoner to Truro in custody.

    Dr Henry Harden St Mawes, proved being called on the evening of the 5th inst to see Jenkins, who was bleeding profusely from a wound in the forehead. The prosecutor had a very narrow escape and he was suffering a great deal from shock. He had been under his care ever since. The wound was such as could be caused by the bullet produced. Prisoner was then committed for trial at the Bodmin Assizes.

    Cornwall Summer Assizes - Attempted Murder at St Mawes (Falmouth Packet July 30th 1881)

    William Lower, 47, seaman was indicted for shooting at William Henry Jenkins, pilot St Mawes, with intent to murder him. The other count one into was a charge of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Mr St Aubyn MP prosecuted, assisted by Mr McCleod. Prisoner was undefended.

    William Henry Jenkins, Trinity House Pilot, residing at St Mawes, stated that he and prisoner, who was a mariner, also residing at St Mawes, married two sisters. Prisoner and his wife did not live very happily together, and had separated. On these occasions witness frequently acted as peacemaker. On the morning of 5th July witness went to Fowey regatta in the steamer Wotton. His wife, prisoner's wife, and her sister and mother, went with him and they returned to St Mawes about 10pm. When witness landed, in consequence of a conversation between two men he overheard, he did not go by the usual route but by way of Collett's land. He was proceeding up some broad steps forming the entrance to the lane, when a shot was fired from a doorway, the bullet striking him over the right eye, and glancing off the bone. He exclaimed "Oh you villain!" and threw his stick at the porch the direction in which he saw the flash. Immediately after the prisoner stepped out of the porch and fired another shot which missed him. Witness then shouted out "Lower has murdered me," and ran down the steps.

    Corroborative evidence as to hearing the shots and seeing the prisoner pursuing Jenkins with a pistol in his hand was given by John Sparks, engineer of the Wotton; Wm Kendall, licensed victualler, St Mawes and WJ Thomas, sailmaker St Mawes.
    PC Crews, St Mawes, state that he apprehended the prisoner and charged him with attempting to murder Jenkins. Witness cautioned the prisoner and he replied, "I intended to do it, I hope he is dead. I have intended doing it this long time". Witness found seven cartridges on the prisoner all filling the revolver produced.

    By the judge: Prisoner was perfectly sober.

    Mr Henry Harding, surgeon St Mawes, was called to see Mr Jenkins on the night in question, and he noticed the bullet mark over his eye, about three quarters of an inch above the eyebrow, and another hole about two inches distant where the bullet had appeared to have passed out. There was no doubt that the wound might have been caused by bullets like those found on the prisoner. If the bullet had struck Jenkins and inch lower the wound must have been fatal.

    Prisoner put in the following written statement:- For years past I have been subjected to a system of annoyance. My wife has neglected the children, spent my money, run me into debt, and wasted most of her time at William Jenkins house. I have often remonstrated with him about this, but to no purpose, believing as I did, and do still, that he is largely the cause of her thus neglecting her children, and wasting time and money. On the night in question, being on the quay, I heard Jenkins talking behind me, and I went across the quay towards Middle Lane, hoping to avoid him as he was walking towards Kendall's house at the time. But he changed his direction and came after me, and as he was close behind me, on reaching Middle lane, I turned into a porch to let him pass. Just at that moment it came into my head to frighten him. No sooner said than done. I drew out a pistol that I had been carrying for some weeks previously, and, as I thought, fired over his head. He ran away and I followed, firing two more shots in the direction of the sea, a totally different direction from that in which he was running. Thomas then came behind me and took hold of me around the two arms and tried to take the pistol from me. I said to him "Mind the pistol, there are two charges in it now; I have not hurt any person and I do not want to hurt any person".

    His Lordship, in summing up, said he would leave it to the Jury to decide what were a man's intentions if he fired three times with an instrument which his lordship was sorry to say was coming so much into use, and was scarcely ever used for any good purpose at a man, hitting him once, one of the bullets whizzing past his ear, and another, the witness thought, passing between his legs? Neither bullet appeared to have been guided above Jenkins head. What inference could they draw when a man fired three times in the direction of which the witness spoke, and who used the expressions the policeman said he did?

    The jury, after a few seconds' deliberation, found the prisoner guilty of the first count with firing with intent to murder. Prisoner in reply to the usual question, said it was not his intention to shoot Jenkins; he only wanted to frighten him. His children were starving through the prosecutor, and he had had nothing but bread for a fortnight, and there was no fire in his house when he committed the deed.

    His lordship said it was a grievous thing to find a man in the prisoners' position, but he had not the least doubt that the verdict of the jury was quite right. Had it not been for a providential intervention, and no thanks to the prisoner, he would have been standing there on trial for his life. If Mr Jenkins had died, nothing would have saved him from the gallows; he must have sentenced him to death, and it would have been carried out. Still he was guilty of a very grave offence; he was guilty of murder as far as intention could make him guilty, and though he had taken into consideration everything that could be urged in favour, he must pass a long sentence. He was liable for his offence to be sentenced to penal servitude for life, but he would be sentenced to penal servitude for 15 years.
    Prisoner seemed quite overcome by his sentence, and made some incoherent observations towards the prosecutor to the effect that he had disturbed him and his wife and family.6
  • He appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in HM Convict Prison, Gillingham. He is shown as William LAWLER.6

Children of William Lower and Elizabeth Peters

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/
  3. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Civil Parish of St. Just Book 11 Folio 38 Page 36.
  4. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, record ID 392279:.
  5. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Enumeration District 4;Civil Parish of St. Just In Roseland, Eccl. District of -Folio 50 Page 31.
  6. Tim Knight, "E-Mail - Tim Knight re William Lower," e-mail to Audrey, 13 may 2011.

William Lower1

M, b. 17 March 1737
  • William Lower was baptized on 17 March 1737 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of John Lower and Joan Williams.1

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.

William Lower1

M, b. 29 April 1759
  • William Lower was baptized on 29 April 1759 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of James Lower and Phillipa Condy.1
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 11 days, William Lower married Elizabeth Dowrick on 9 June 1782 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall. They were both of the parish and were married by banns, they signed with their mark. Witnesses were Mark Tiddy and William Pasco.1,2
  • William Lower appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in St Mawes. William was shown as a 60 year old fisherman living with Susan Pascoe, 50, and Thomas Pascoe a 25 year old shoemaker and Lucy Pascoe also 25 years old. All were born in Cornwall.3

Children of William Lower and Elizabeth Dowrick

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 523011.
  3. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Civil Parish of St. Just Book 11 Folio 21 Page 3.

William Lower1

M, b. 29 January 1815, d. between 1846 and 1851
  • William Lower was baptized on 29 January 1815 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of James Lower and Mary Tidd.1
  • His marriage, at 31 years and 4 months, to Patty Walwell Bellman, daughter of Henry Bellman, was registered in the June 1846 Quarter in Truro, Cornwall Registration District.2
  • William Lower died between 1846 and 1851. Patty was shown as a widow on the 1851 Census.3

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch C053181.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Jun 1846 William Lower Patty Walwell Bellman 9 364.
  3. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, HO107/1909Civil Parish of St. Just In Roseland (including the Borough of St. Mawes), Folio 312 Page 6.