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Mary Lowe (nee James) born 1801

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Mark Report 3 Mar 2013 17:29

I am trying to find more information about Mary ie parentage, death etc. Anyone help?

This is infornation I have starting with her grandson I believe:

William Lowe born in 1866 in Birminghan, a french polisher by trade. In 1871 he is Liverpool and by 1881 residing in Manchester until his death in 1935. In the 1890s he changes his family name from Lowe to James

William parents were William Lowe and Ellen Demain married 20 May 1861 in St Thomas, Birmingham. William was born 1836 and his father was Joseph Lowe.

From the census records the family appear to be as follows:
Frederick Lowe born circa 1808 in Earls Croome - occupation french polisher, his wife is MARY born c1803 in Hanley Castle, The children are William born 1836 and James 1837 who both follow father's trade.

Going back there is a marriage of Joseph Lowe and MARY JAMES on the 26 May 1833 in Hanley Castle.

Can anyone help further back?


brummiejan Report 3 Mar 2013 17:44

Are you sure William changed the family name - or do you mean just for one census??

1911 England Census
Name: William Lowe
Age in 1911: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Birmingham, Worcestershire, England
Civil parish: South Manchester
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 6 Manor Road Barlow Rd Levenshulme Manchester Lancs
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Cabinet French Polisher
Registration district: Chorlton
Registration District Number: 464
Sub-registration district: Ardwick

William Lowe 45
Eliza Lowe 46
Ellen Lowe 19
May Lowe 17
Emily Lowe 15
William Lowe 13
Jane Lowe 11
Arthur Lowe 9
Elizabeth Lowe 5
Arthur Lowe 3/12
Cyril Lowe 4



Mark Report 3 Mar 2013 17:55

They changed to James in 1891 and back in 1911 but use chamged. William Lowe born 1866 died 1935 his probate records are listed as Lowe or James.

I know all the pst 1866 history and offspring uo to the present day,so its the earlier generations I am interested in Warwickshire and Worcestershire


brummiejan Report 3 Mar 2013 18:02

OK - there's a lot of info on your thread so got a bit tangled up!

Just to clarify birthplaces:

1851 England Census
Name: Joseph Lowe
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Lowe
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Earls Croom, Worcestershire, England

Civil parish: Birmingham
Ecclesiastical parish: St Paul
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England

Registration district: Birmingham
Sub-registration district: St Paul

Joseph Lowe 44
Mary Lowe 47 Where born: Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Williams Lowe 16 French Polisher
James Lome 14
George Hils 19


brummiejan Report 3 Mar 2013 18:05

name: Joseph Low
gender: Male
christening date: 30 Oct 1808
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: Thomas Low
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C02112-2
system origin: England-ODM
gs film number: 1042169
reference id:


brummiejan Report 3 Mar 2013 18:08

name: Mary James
gender: Female
christening date: 15 Mar 1801
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: William James
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Elizabeth
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C04216-1
system origin: England-ODM
gs film number: 435361, 465263
reference id:


Mark Report 3 Mar 2013 18:10

Yes that appears right.

Found a record of a marriage of Joseph and Mary on 26 May 1833 at Hanley Castle
which seem likely.

There is Mary James christened in 1801 in Hanley Castle parents are William James and Elizabeth Haines, and added them to my tree in ancestry. However, another researcher into the James family has stated my Mary James is in no way related to that James family. They state Mary James married Thomas Vivian and stayed i Hanley Castle all her Life