LOWE, Richard (d.1624), of Calne, Wilts. and Shrewsbury, Salop.

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 William Lowe of Shrewsbury by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Bromhall of Cheshire. educ. Clement’s Inn; L. Inn 1574, called 1583. m. (1) sis. of Sir Bartholomew Michell, s.p.; (2) by 1592, Maria, da. of Charles Wotton, 4s. 1da. suc. fa. 1588.

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Like Thomas Edwards, his fellow-Member in 1597, Lowe was a Shropshire lawyer. He acquired property in Calne and gave £20 to the town authorities to be lent to poor craftsmen and artificers. His will was proved 13 Aug. 1624, and he was succeeded by his eldest son John, then aged 32. His second son Richard married a sister of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. The youngest son, George, represented Calne in the Long Parliament, and joined the King at Oxford soon after the outbreak of war.

Wilts. Vis. Peds. (Harl. Soc. cv, cvi), 120-1 HMC Var. i. 82; Wilts. Arch. Soc. recs. br. vii. 113; PCC 71 Byrde; M. F. Keeler, Long Parlt. 257-8; Wilts. Mag. xxiv. 309-12.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: R.C.G.