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Families covered: Lowther of Little Preston, Lowther of Lonsdale, Lowther of Lowther, Lowther of Maulds Meaburn, Lowther of Swillington, Lowther of Whitehaven

Sir John Lowther of Lowther (d 15.09.1637)
m. Eleanor Fleming (dau of William Fleming of Rydal)
1. Sir John Lowther, Sheriff of Cumberland, 1st Bart of Lowther (b 20.02.1605, d 30.11.1675)
  m1. Mary Fletcher (dau of Sir Richard Fletcher of Hutton)
  A. John Lowther of Hackthorpe and Maulds Meaburn (b 1628, dvp before 03.1667-8, Colonel)
  m1. (1665) Elizabeth Bellingham (dau of Sir Henry Bellingham, Bart)
i. John Lowther, 2nd Bart of Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale (b 25.04.1655, d 10.07.1700)
  m. (03.12.1674) Katherine Thynne (d before 25.06.1713, dau of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, 1st Bart)
  a. Richard Lowther, 2nd Viscount Lonsdale, 3rd Bart (d unm 01.12.1713)
  b. Henry Lowther, 3rd Viscount Lonsdale, 4th Bart (d unm 12.03.1750-1)
  The viscountcy expired but the baronetcy passed to his cousin James, below.
  c. Mary Lowther (b c1676, d 16.04.1706)
  m. (02.1692) Sir John Wentworth, 1st Bart of North Elmsal and Broadsworth
d. Elizabeth Lowther (d 27.06.1736/1764)
  m. (06.08.1695) Sir William Ramsden, 2nd Bart (b 1672, d 1736)
  e. Margaret Lowther (d 15.09.1728)
  m. (20.03.1706) Sir Joseph Pennington, 2nd Bart of Muncaster (b 04.10.1677, d 03.12.1744)
  f. Barbara Lowther (d 1716)
  m. (c1703) Thomas Howard of Corby (d 1740)
  g.+ other issue (d unm) - Anthony (d 24.11.1741), Jane (d 04.1752)
  ii. Mary Lowther
  m1. John Lowther of Dantzic
  m2. George Preston, younger of Holker (dvp)
  m2. Mary Withins (dau of William Withins of Eltham)
  iii. William Lowther in Carlisle (d unm)
B. Richard Lowther of Maulds Meaburn (Malmesmeburn) (a 1688, 3rd son)
  m. Barbara Prickett (dau of Robert Prickett of Wresal Castle)
  i. Richard Lowther (dsp)
  ii. Robert Lowther of Maulds Meaburn, Governor of Barbados (b 13.12.1681, d 09.1745)
  m. (22.06.1731) Katherine Pennington (d 07.12.1764, dau of Sir Joseph Pennington, Bart, cousin)
  a. James Lowther, 5th Bart of Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale, 1st Viscount Lonsdale (b 05.08.1736, dsp 24.05.1802)
  James inherited the baronetcy from his cousin Henry, 3rd Viscount Lonsdale, above. His earldom and viscouncy were new creations, the latter being created (after the earldom) as heritable by his kinsman William, below.
  m. (07.09.1761) Mary Stuart (b 20.01.1740, d 05.04.1824, dau of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute)
  b. Margaret Lowther (d 10.09.1800)
  m. (19.03.1757) Henry Vane, 2nd Earl of Darlington (b 1726, d 08.09.1792)
  c. Katherine Lowther (d 21.03.1809)
  m. (08.04.1765) Harry Paulet, 6th Duke of Bolton (b 06.11.1720, d 224.12.1794)
d.+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, Barbara
  iii. Christopher Lowther of Wresal
  m. Anne Cowper (dau of Sir John Cowper, cousin of Earl Cowper)
  iv. Eleanor Lowther
  m. _ Barnard in York (physician)
  C. Eleanor Lowther
  m. Sir Christopher Wandesford, Bart (b 19.08.1626, d 02.1686)
  D. Barbara Lowther
  m. John Belby or Beilby of Micklethwaite Grange (b c1634)
  E. Mary Lowther
  m. Edward Trotter of Skelton Castle
  F. Frances Lowther
  m. Sir Thomas Pennyman, Bart (d 03.08.1708)
G.+ other issue - Richard (d young), Christopher in London, Hugh in London, Anne (d young), Mary (d young)
  m2. Elizabeth Hare (d before 21.10.1699, dau of Sir John Hare by Elizabeth Coventry)
  L. Ralph Lowther 'of Ackworth Park' (b 03.07.1655)
  m. Mary Lawson (dau of Godfrey Lawson)
  i. John Lowther (d unm 1727)
  ii. Elizabeth Lowther
  m. Robert Frank (recorder of Pontefract)
  iii. Dorothy Lowther
m. Lawson Trotter
  iv. Margaret Lowther
  m. William Norton of Gawley (sb Sawley)
  M. William Lowther (b 27.04.1659)
  m. Elizabeth Rawlinson (dau of William Rawlinson)
N. Robert Lowther (b 17.02.1662, d unm)
  O. Margaret Lowther (b 27.04.1650)
  m. Sir John Aubrey of Borestal, Bart
2. Sir Christopher Lowther, Sheriff of Cumberland, 1st Bart of Whitehaven (d 09.1644)
  m. Frances Lancaster (dau of Christopher Lancaster of Stockbridge, m2. John Lamplugh of Lamplugh)
  A. Sir John Lowther, 2nd Bart of Whitehaven (bpt 20.11.1643, bur 17.01.1705-6)
  m. Jane Leigh (dau of Woolley Leigh of Addington)
i. Sir Christopher Lowther, 3rd Bart of Whitehaven (dsp 02.10.1731)
  m. Jane Nanson (dau of Philip Nanson, rector of Newnham)
  ii. Sir James Lowther, 4th Bart of Whitehaven (b 1671-2, d unm 02.01.1755)
  iii. Jane Lowther (d unm 27.12.1730-1)
B. Frances Lowther
  m. Richard Lamplugh of Ribton
3. Sir William Lowther of Leeds & Swillington (b c1607, d 02.1687)
  The following is partly supported by 'Ducatus Leodiensis' (Ralph Thoresby, 1715, just after p88).
  m. Jane Busfeild (bpt 07.09.1615, d 168*, dau of William Busfeild of Leeds)
  A. Sir William Lowther of Swillington & Great Preston, Sheriff of Yorkshire (bpt 25.08.1639, d 07.12.1705)
  m. Catherine Harrison (d 170*, dau of Thomas Harrison of Dancers Hill)
  i. Sir William Lowther, Sheriff, 1st Bart of Swillington (d 06.03.1728-9)
  m. (1691) Annabella Maynard (d 08.08.1734, dau of Banister Maynard, 3rd Lord of Estaines and Turrim)
  a. Sir William Lowther, 2nd Bart of Swillington (dsp 22.12.1763)
  m1. (1719) Diana Condon (d 01.01.1736, dau of Thomas Condon)
  m2. (17.08.1736) Cartherine Ramsden (d 05.01.1778, dau of Sir William Ramsden, 2nd Bart)
b.+ other issue - Henry of Newcastle (dsp 1743), John (dsp, Governor of Surat), Annabella (d unm), Jane (d unm)
  ii. Christopher Lowther of Little Preston (d 1718)
  m. Elizabeth Maude (dau of Daniel Maude of Alverthorpe)
  a. Sir William Lowther, 1st Bart of Little Preston (b 10.07.1707, d 15.06.1788, rector of Swillington, prebendary of York)
  m. (31.08.1753) Anne Zouch (d 03.04.1759, dau of Charles Zouch, vicar of Sandal)
  (1) Sir William Lowther, 2nd Bart of Little Preston, 2nd Viscount Lonsdale, 1st Earl of Lonsdale (b 29.12.1757, d 19.03.1844)
William inherited the baronetcy from his father and the viscouncy from his kinsman James, Earl of Lonsdale, above. His earldom was a new creation.
  m. (12.07.1781) Augusta Fane (d 06.03.1838, dau of John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland)
  (A) William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale (b 30.07.1787, d unm 04.03.1872)
  (B) Henry Cecil Lowther of Barley Thorpe (b 27.07.1790, d 06.12.1867) had issue
  m. (19.05.1817) Lucy Eleanor Sherard (d 08.06.1848, dau of Philip Sherard, 5th Earl of Harborough)
  Their eldest son became 3rd Earl of Lonsdale.
(C) Elizabeth Lowther (d unm 12.02.1869)
  (D) Mary Lowther (d 21.10.1862)
  m. (16.09.1820) William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck (b 02.11.1781, d 11.02.1828, Major General)
  (E) Anne Lowther (d 08.11.1863)
  m. (20.01.1817) Sir John Beckett, 2nd Bart (dsp 31.05.1847)
  (F) Caroline Lowther (dsp 01.11.1883)
  m. (03.07.1815) William John Frederick Vane, 3rd Duke of Cleveland (b 03.04.1792, dsp 06.09.1864)
  (2) Sir John Lowther, 1st Bart of Swillington (b 04.1759, d 11.05.1844)
  m. (04.09.1790) Elizabeth Fane (d 19.05.1844, dau of John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland)
  (A) Sir John Henry Lowther, 2nd Bart of Swillington (b 23.03.1793, d unm 23.06.1868)
  (B) Sir Charles Hugh Lowther, 3rd Bart of Swillington (b 26.09.1803, d 06.11.1894) had issue
  m. (10.05.1834) Isabella Morehead (d 02.07.1887, dau of Robert Morehead, rector of Easington)
  (C)+ other issue - George William (b 17.10.1795, d 1805), Elizabeth (d unm 02.10.1863)
  b. Martha Lowther
  m. (1750) George Thompson
  iii. Richard Lowther of Leeds
m1. _ Wandford
  m2. Mary Fenwick (dau of Sir Robert Fenwick)
  a.+ issue - Mary, Katherine, Elizabeth
  iv. Catherine Lowther
  m. Henry Slingsby
v. Mary Lowther
  m. John Stanhope of Horsforth
  iv.+ other issue - Robert, Gerard, John, 2 other sons
  B. Richard Lowther (bpt 16.11.1642, d 1702, rector of Swillington)
  m. Margaret Adams (a 1712, dau of John Adams of Rowcliff)
  i.+ issue - Richard (a 1712, rector of Swillington), John, daughter?
  C. Jane Lowther (b c1641, d 07.04.1713)
m. Sir Francis Bland, Bart (b c1642, d 14.11.1663)
  D. Eleanor Lowther (b 19.10.1643)
  m. Richard Harrison of Cave
  E. Mary Lowther (b 23.02.1647)
  m. William Francis Ellis of Kidwell
  F. Agnes Lowther (b c1658, bur 22.11.1704)
  m. (11.09.1684) William Dawson (bpt 01.04.1662, d 1736)
  G. Frances Lowther
  m. (02.10.1676) Richard Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont (b 1654, d 1691)
  H. Dorothy Lowther
  m. Robert Baynes of Knowerthorp
4. Anne Lowther
5. Agnes Lowther
  m. Roger Kirby of Kirby or Kirkby
6. Frances Lowther
  m. John Dodsworth of Thornton Watlas

Main source(s): BP1934 (Lonsdale) with support from BEB1844 (Lowther of Whitehaven), BE1883 (Lowther of Lonsdale), Wotton's 'The Baronetage of England' (vol I, as extended by Kimber & Johnson, 1771, Lowther of Whitehaven) and a little input from BP1934 (Lowther)
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