Lowe, Samuel
B: 15 Jun 1808, England
C: 03 Jul 1808, Aylsham, Norfolk, England
M: (1) Unknown d. bef 1849
M: (2) Ann Unknown b. 06 Jan 1811, England

FN: William Lowe, Sr.
MN: Newell Fox

Children of Samuel Lowe and Unknown:

i. William Lowe b. 1840

ii. Charles Lowe, Sr. b. 1842.

Children of Samuel Lowe and Ann Unknown:

i. James Webster Lowe (Twin of John Hatton born 10 minutes before)
B: 19 Feb 1856, Warrington, Lancaster, England

ii. John Hatton Lowe (Twin of James Webster born 10 minutes after)
B: 19 Feb 1856, Warrington, Lancaster, England


Jean Lowe family history book, information gathered from Lowe letters:

"In July of 1831, Samuel (1808) left Bungay, Suffolk, for Aylsham and worked for Bartrum for 2 years. He became so disgusted with his 'proceedings' that he went to Wisbeach, Cambry and Shove, and worked for J. Isley for 3 years. Isley was a wonderful 'master' to work for.

Samuel left Wisbeach in 1834 for Nottingham to work for a large builder there by the name of Patterson. Patterson was a Scotsman. Samuel stayed there for 3 years, leaving in 1837 to work for George Myers, a London builder constructing a new church in Nottingham. Samuel worked there for 8 months before being promoted to head foreman for the London builder in various parts of the country.

He traveled extensively in this position going from London, where the builder had his 'establishment' near Westminster Abbey to various jobs around the country. The last job for Patterson was a contract for 16,000 pounds in Kent among the hop grounds. When Samuel had to do business for Patterson, he traveled by rails which was quite a treat for him.

Another Patterson contract that Samuel did was a house in Wooege Mews, Greenwich, where King Charles II had lived. He described it as a fine mansion and in 1869 it was a Sailors Hospital. It seemed that the Greenwich Pentioners with their three-peaked hats and blue waistcoats and coats with yellow buttons were from there. In the Sailors Hospital, Lord Nelson's coat was displayed in a glass case, showing where the ball passed through the white satin lining leaving the blood stained marks behind.

In 1859, Samuel went to the Isle of Wight to work for a farmer for 6 months. The Queen had a splendid castle there called the Osborne Castle.

Samuel then moved to Warrington where he started a builder business. Apparently there was much competition there and Samuel gave the business up. He was heavily taxed because of new streets in Warrington and fought with the city about it, but he did have 7 years in which to pay at 5 per cent.

He and his wife operated a boot and horseshoe shop with a cigar store adjoining. They called them the Twin Shops.

Business in 1869 was very slack. As a result Samuel accepted the Clerk of the Works job with the Waterworks Company of Warrington to work on the extensive water works plan which was getting underway. He accepted the job at two guineas per week."