LOWE, John (c.1628-67), of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 10 Oct. 1667

Family and Education

b. c.1628, 1st s. of John Lowe, barrister, of Salisbury, Wilts. by Mary, da. and coh. of William Grove of Shaftesbury. educ. M. Temple 1646-7. m. by 1655, Helen (d. 6 Oct. 1661), da. and coh. of Lawrence Hyde of Heale, Wilts., 1s. 1da. suc. fa. c.1636; kntd. 19 Apr. 1661.2

Offices Held

J.p. Wilts. July 1660-2; commr. for assessment, Wilts. Aug. 1660-d., Dorset 1661-d., Salisbury 1661-3, 1664-d.


Lowe came from a legal family. His grandfather, of Herefordshire origin, settled in Wessex, sat for Wootton Bassett in 1597, and registered his pedigree at the 1623 visitation of Wiltshire. His father, also a lawyer, was returned as a ship-money resister shortly before his death, but his offence seems to have been accidental. No inquisition post mortem was held, as an informer pointed out, but in any case Lowe would not