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Mary LOWER (c. 1789-1867)

Name: Mary LOWER
Sex: Female
Father: Henry LOWER (c. 1760-bef1841)
Mother: Mary ROBERTS (1762-bef1841)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth c. 1789 On Sea from Ireland1
Baptism 28 Apr 1792 (age 2-3) Seaford, Sussex, UK2
Entry for Mary LOWER stated father was Henry LOWER, mother was Mary
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 51-52) Housewife; Rodmell, Sussex, UK3
Rodmell Village, Rodmell, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Mary BACK, status not stated, aged 55, born in Ireland
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 61-62) Ag Lab Widow; Rodmell, Sussex, UK4
Rodmell Village, Rodmell, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Mary BACK, head, widow, aged 62, born in Foreign Parts
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 71-72) Nurse; Rodmell, Sussex, UK5
Rodmell Village, Rodmell, Sussex, UK
Entry was for Mary BACK, head, widow, aged 73, born On Sea
Death 16 Aug 1867 (age 77-78) Rodmell, Sussex, UK6
Q3 1867 Lewes 2b 95 for Mary BACK stated age 82
Burial 20 Aug 1867 Rodmell, Sussex, UK7
Entry is for Mary BACK stated age 82

Marriage (1)

Spouse Henry LOWER (c. 1783-1819)
Children Charles LOWER (c. 1815-1889)
Mary LOWER (c. 1819-1863)
Marriage 25 Oct 1812 (age 22-23) Brighton, Sussex, UK8
St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, UK
Entry is for Henry LOWER widower m. Mary LOWER spinster both otp witn1: Sarah LOWER

Marriage (2)

Spouse John BACK (c. 1762-1842)
Children Joseph BACK (1824-1833)
Kitty BACK (1827-1833)
Isabella BACK (c. 1829-1887)
Jonathan BACK (1831-1919)
Marriage 10 Jan 1824 (age 34-35) Rodmell, Sussex9
Rodmell Parish Church, Rodmell
Entry is for John BACK widower m. Mary LOWER widow both otp grooms occ Ag Lab witn1: Henry LOWER witn2: Lucy LOWER

Individual Note

There are as yet unresolved inconsistencies re Mary LOWER b. abt 1789. More research is needed at East Sussex Record Office.


There was a Seaford baptism on 3 Oct 1790 for a Mary LOWER dau of Hannah no father stated; - and -

There was a Seaford baptism on 27 Apr 1792 for a Mary LOWER dau of Henry and Mary.


Note from a military history source: " In Feb 1793 France declared war on England and Holland. This war was to last on and off for over two decades . . . . ."


" . . . the new cavalry barracks outside Brighton were built in 1795/96 . . ."


"In 1805 the 35th (The Dorsetshire) Regiment was renamed the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot to reflect changed county allegience and recruiting ground"


"When a regiment was sent on active service, a small quota of six wives for every one hundred men were allowed to accompany them" (drawn by ballot).


"Disposition of British Army 1814 - Sicily: 1/35th, 75th, 7th KGL and Sicilian Regiment"

"1815 - Battle of Waterloo"

"1/35th remains in Ionian Isles before returning the next year" (1816?).


There is a record of a Charles LOURD being born in Palermo in "Overseas British Military Births Index" circa 1815


1"Family Tree". See
2"IGI Online Index".
3"UK Census 1841". See
4"UK Census 1851". See
5"UK Census 1861". See
6"UK GRO D Cert.". See
7"Rodmell Parish Burial Register 1813-1995" (PAR464/1/5/1 East Sussex Record Office).
8"Brighton St.Nicholas Marriage Register 1810-1842" (PAR255/1/1/12).
9"Rodmell Parish Marriage Register 1813-1835" (PAR464/1/3/1).