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John Lowell

Male - 1694


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Lowell was born in in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (son of John Lowell and (Unknown first wife of John Lowell)); died on 7 Jan 1694 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a cooper. He is not the John Lovwell, tanner, who married Elizabeth Silvester in Scituate in 1658, who was erroneously merged into this John Lowell by Lowell family genealogist Delmar Lowell.

    John married Naomi Torrey. [Group Sheet]

    John married Hannah Proctor on 3 Mar 1653 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of George Proctor and Edith) was born before 14 Apr 1634. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Ebenezer Lowell was born in 1675 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 10 Sep 1711 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Lowell was born before 11 Oct 1604 (son of Percival Lowle and Rebecca); died on 10 Jul 1647 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 11 Oct 1604, Portbury, Somerset, England

    Notes:

    He was apprenticed to Richard Baugh, glover of Bristol, on 17 Feb 1619. Ten years later he appears as a burgess of Bristol in 1629. He was married and had several children by the time of his emigration in 1639. Family tradition gives him a first wife named Mary, but no evidence has been found to confirm that.

    John married (Unknown first wife of John Lowell). [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  (Unknown first wife of John Lowell)
    Children:
    1. 1. John Lowell was born in in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; died on 7 Jan 1694 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Percival Lowle was born about 1570 in Portbury, Somerset, England (son of Richard Lowle and Christian Percival); died on 8 Jan 1665 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England
    • Alternate death: 8 Jan 1664, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors", and LDN's sole one so far. He emigrated to New England in 1639, when he was an old man, with his wife and several other family members, including his son John and John's first wife whose name has been lost. The ship on which they travelled was probably the Jonathan.

    Before emigrating he was an assessor for the parish of Kingston Seymour in Somerset, and (probably) a merchant in Bristol.

    His descendants include the "Boston Brahmin" Lowell family, as in "the Lowells speak only to Cabots, and the Cabots speak only to God." Notable individuals descended from him include:

    James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), poet, critic, editor, abolitionist, and diplomat

    Charles Russell Lowell (1835-1864), Civil War general

    Percival Lowell (1855-1916), astronomer, founder of Lowell Observatory in Arizona, brother of Abbott Lawrence Lowell and Amy Lowell

    Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856-1943), president of Harvard University, 1909-33, brother of Percival Lowell and Amy Lowell

    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, sister of Percival Lowell and Abbott Lawrence Lowell

    Robert Lowell (1917-1977), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Herman Melville (1819-1891), novelist

    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), Nobel Prize-winning poet

    Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), playwright

    William Bundy (1917-2000), foreign-policy advisor to JFK & LBJ

    McGeorge Bundy (1919-1996), brother of the above, National Security Advisor to JFK and LBJ, architect of the Vietnam War

    Elliot Richardson (1920-1999), resigned as Nixon's Attorney General rather than obey Nixon's order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox

    Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (1941- ), 46th Vice President and servant of Beelzebub

    Percival married Rebecca about 1600. Rebecca died on 28 Feb 1645 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Rebecca died on 28 Feb 1645 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Dec 1645, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 2. John Lowell was born before 11 Oct 1604; died on 10 Jul 1647 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. Anne Lowell was born after 1614; died on 27 Nov 1690 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Lowle was born about 1535 in Somerset, England (son of John Lowle and Apolyn Leversedge); died before 7 Jun 1577.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Portbury, Somerset, England

    Richard married Christian Percival about 1570. Christian (daughter of Edmund Percival and Elizabeth Yorke) died after 7 Jun 1577. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Christian Percival (daughter of Edmund Percival and Elizabeth Yorke); died after 7 Jun 1577.
    Children:
    1. 4. Percival Lowle was born about 1570 in Portbury, Somerset, England; died on 8 Jan 1665 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.