My name is Kim and I am seeking information about my grandfather, Horace Lowe.
My links to his family are practically none, as most known relatives from my father's side of our family passed away many years ago. The remaining relatives are also in the dark.
According to Horace death certificate, his parents were Joseph Lowe and Elizabeth Gordon. He and my grandmother, Lily Nowell were married in Camberwell and emigrated to Australia in 1930 with their young family. Their marriage certificate states that Joseph was an Assistant Underground Manager.
My searching has lead to Horace Lowe, who was born in either Appleby Magna or Newton Nethercote (records differ) in 1897, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jordan. I am hoping that someone would have some recollections of the family and might be able to tell me if this Horace might possibly be our Horace. The other children in this family were Catherine (Measures), Alfred, George, Joseph and Leonard.
Any information at all would be gratefully appreciated.
I've just done a search of the Parish Registers and the 1891 and 1901 censuses and there is very little trace on anyone with the Lowe surname.
If fact I only found 1 Lowe. In the 1891 census - Philip Lowe aged 5 living with his grandparent, grandfather being George Jordan. In 1911 he was still living at the same property, but is now a railway porter.
Nothing at all in the Parish Registers, so guessing not an Appleby Family.
The Jordans of course are a very well know local family with a great number of entries in the Censuses and Parish Registers.
Good luck with your research.
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Hi and thanks Chris. I really appreciate your research on my behalf. Elizabeth is the daughter of George and Catherine Jordan, who look as though they were Appleby residents for much of their lives. I will look at the Phillip Lowe link as this might be a puzzle piece. I can't thank you enough for your generosity. I will keep looking further afield.
I know of a Lowe family in Appleby Magna. I grew up there and still live near the village. I went to school with Stephen (or Steven ?) and his brother (whom of which I can't remember his name) who would be around 28 years of age now. Their mum and dad lived in Parkfield Crescent, Appleby Magna. They may still be there. Maybe it's worth a search on Yell.com or BT Phonebook.
If you are still looking for contacts i'd be happy to track them down for you. It would only be a case of asking a few folk on social media, or friends in the village.
My email is sophie.smith2012 @ aol.com if you still wish to pursue this. I realise this post is nearly a year old but you may still be searching!
EDIT - some extra spaces added to the email address to try and avoid capture by web crawlers.