LOWE, John (d.1632), of Salisbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Ralph Lowe of Herefs. and Erlestoke, by Michaell, da. of John Gilbert of Maddington, Wilts. educ. New Inn; M. Temple 1583, called 1591, bencher 1612, Autumn reader 1612, treasurer 1620. m. (1) Alice, da. of Nicholas Downe of ‘Horchiston’ (?Orcheston), 1da.; (2) 1608, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Hyde DD, canon of Salisbury cathedral, 1s. 1da.

Offices Held


Lowe was a lawyer, of counsel to Salisbury cathedral by 1606, when he presented a piece of plate. During the course of his career he bought a number of Wiltshire properties, but how he came to sit for Wootton Bassett in 1597 has not been ascertained. He died 8 Feb. 1632 and was buried in Salisbury cathedral.

Wilts. Vis. Peds. (Harl. Soc. cv, cvi), 120; M.T. Recs. passim; J. E. Nightingale, Wilts. Church Plate, 7; Wilt’s. Arch. Mag. xxi. 375; Wilts. IPMs (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. xxiii), 326-9; W. Didsworth, Cathedral Church of Salisbury, 236.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: R.C.G.