LOWTHER, Hon. Anthony (aft.1694-1741), of Lowther, Westmld.
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Family and Education
b. aft. 1694, 3rd s. of John Lowther, M.P., 1st Visct. Lonsdale, by Katherine, da. of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, 1st Bt., sis. of Thomas Thynne, M.P., 1st Visct. Weymouth. unm.
Commr. of revenue [I] 1726-34.
Anthony Lowther, one of the handsomest men of his time,1 was brought in on the Lawson interest for Cockermouth at a by-election in 1721. Returned unopposed for Westmorland on his family’s interest at the general election of 1722, he obtained an Irish place, which he resigned in 1734. Next year his brother, Lord Lonsdale, resigned the privy seal, not on any specific grievance but owing to his general dislike of the management of public affairs. According to Hervey, Lowther,
who very unreasonably thought his merit superior to an employment of £1,000 a year in Ireland, and for that reason quitted it, contributed to strengthen these opinions, hoping that his brother’s dislike of things