A pedigree in Hodgson’s History of Northumberland shows Susan, wife of John Maughan, as a daughter of William Lowes and mentions a will of William Lowes dated 23 Oct 1732, which I have not found.[1] However, the will of John Lowes of Whitshealls in Haltwhistle, written in 1709, names “my Daughter Susan Maughan”. John Lowes is shown as a brother of William Lowes in the pedigree in Hodgson’s History.


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JOHN LOWES of Whitshields, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, yeoman, was buried on 3 November 1709 at Beltingham.[2]


Children of John Lowes:[3]

i               WILLIAM LOWES.

ii             SUSAN LOWES, bur 3 May 1728, Haydon Bridge;[4] m 12 Jul 1696, Haydon Bridge, JOHN MAUGHAN[5] (see here).

iii            GEORGE LOWES.[6]

[1] John Hodgson, History of Northumberland, part 2, vol. 3 (Newcastle, 1840), 337-38.

[2] Haltwhistle parish register abstracts; Northumberland Burials (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[3] Durham University, DPRI/1/1710/L7.

[4] Haydon Bridge parish register abstracts.

[5] Haydon Bridge parish register abstracts.

[6] George was left the tenement Grandy’s Knowe in his father’s will. He was therefore probably the George Lowes of Grandy’s Knowe whose will was written in 1738. There was also a George Lowes of Wooes or Woolhouse in Haltwhistle whose will was proved in 1720.