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Percival Lowle

Male Abt 1570 - 1665  (~ 95 years)


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  • Name Percival Lowle 
    Born Abt 1570  Portbury, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death 8 Jan 1664  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 8 Jan 1665  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I21237  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2020 

    Father Richard Lowle,   b. Abt 1535, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Jun 1577  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Christian Percival,   d. Aft 7 Jun 1577 
    Married Abt 1570  [2, 4
    Family ID F13400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca,   d. 28 Feb 1645, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1600  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Children 
    +1. John Lowell,   b. Bef 11 Oct 1604,   d. 10 Jul 1647, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
    +2. Anne Lowell,   b. Aft 1614,   d. 27 Nov 1690, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 74 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F12571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1427] The Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton, 1775-1847, Wife of Capt. Abel Lunt of Newburyport, Massachuetts by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1947.

    2. [S2707] Brandon Fradd and Douglas Richardson, "The Royal Ancestry of Percival Lowell." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 157:309, 2003.

    3. [S1409] Stone-Gregg Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Galen Luther Stone and His Wife Carrie Morton Gregg by Alicia Crane Williams. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    5. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013., "about 1599".