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Mark Antony Lower, son of Richard Lower and Mary Lower [Oxley]
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Mark Antony Lower, born 14th July 1813 in Chiddingly, the son of Richard Lower school master and his wife Mary Oxley. Mark Lower worked at his sister's school at East Hoathly before establishing his own school at Heathfield and then at Alfriston in 1832. He moved to Lewes in 1835 and established his school there initially in an old chapel and then at St Anne's House in the High Street. In 1838 he married Mercy Holman. It is during his 32 years in Lewes that Mark Antony Lower established himself as the county's foremost antiquarian as a founder member of the Sussex Archaeological Society in 1846; provider of numerous articles in the society's Collections; publication of English Surnames in 1842, Patronymica Britannica in 1860 and The Worthies of Sussex in 1865. After the death of his wife in 1867, Mark Antony Lower moved to Seaford and married Sarah Scrase in 1870 which coincided with the publication of A Compendious History of Sussex. He moved to London in 1871 where he died in 1876.


See also:
The Sussex Martyrs by M.A. Lower (1851)
The Worthies of Sussex by M.A. Lower (1865)
A Compendious History of Sussex Volume I by M.A. Lower (1870)
A Compendious History of Sussex Volume II by M.A. Lower (1870)

Date
Type
Information
Source
 
14th Jul 1813
Born
In the Parish of Chiddingly, Sussex
Nonconformist Registers
 
5th Aug 1813
Christened
At Heathfield Chapel in the Parish of Heathfield, Sussex; son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
Nonconformist Registers
 
8th Jan 1838
Married
Mercy Holman in the Parish of Bromley, Kent
ODNB web site
 
1839
Birth of a daughter
Winefride Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
1861 Census
 
1841
Birth of a son
Nynian Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
1861 Census
 
1842
Birth of a daughter
Isabella Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
Estimated date
 
1845
Birth of a daughter
Philippa Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
Estimated date
 
1848
Birth of a son
William de Warenne Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
1861 Census
 
1850
Birth of a daughter
Fanny Gertrude Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
1861 Census
 
1852
Birth of a daughter
Evelyn Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
1861 Census
 
1854
Birth of a son
Walter Anthony Holman in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
1861 Census
 
4th May 1870
Married
Sarah Scrase in the Parish of Seaford, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M14848-2
 
22nd Mar 1876
Died
At 4 Percival Villas, in London; aged 62 years
Probate Registry of England and Wales
 
after 22nd Mar 1876
Buried
At St. Anne in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
ODNB web site
 
21st Apr 1876
Will proven
At Principal registry, in London; Effects: under £600
Probate Registry of England and Wales

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Lower individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Mark Antony Lower
  
 Richard Lowerm: c 1780Sarah 
 b: c 1760  b: c 1760
  
  
 Richard 
 b: 19th Sep 1782 Eastbourne, Sussex
d: 30th Sep 1865 Tonbridge, Kent
 
    
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Richard Lowerm: 9th Apr 1803 Berwick, SussexMary Oxley 
 b: 19th Sep 1782 Eastbourne, Sussex
d: 30th Sep 1865 Tonbridge, Kent
  b: 1780
  
          
Unnamed  Alfred Ebenezer Simon Peter Mark Antony Joseph Mary Jemima Matthew Henry 
b: c 1805  b: 5th Jun 1809 Chiddingly, Sussex
ch: 27th Jul 1809 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 b: 23rd Dec 1810 Chiddingly, Sussex
ch: 31st Jan 1811 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 b: 14th Jul 1813 Chiddingly, Sussex
ch: 5th Aug 1813 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
d: 22nd Mar 1876 4 Percival Villas, London, aged 62 years
bur: after 22nd Mar 1876 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
 b: 18th Sep 1815 Chiddingly, Sussex
ch: 9th Oct 1815 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 b: 31st May 1817 Heathfield, Sussex
ch: 13th Jul 1817 Heathfield Chapel, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 b: 2nd Jul 1819 Heathfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Nov 1819 Heathfield Chapel, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 b: 26th Jan 1822 Heathfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Apr 1822 Heathfield Chapel, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 
  Martha Oxley               
  b: 20th Mar 1807 Heathfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Apr 1807 Heathfield Chapel, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
               
                 
Parental record
   
   
   
1st marriage Mark Antony Lowerm: 8th Jan 1838 Bromley, KentMercy Holman 
 b: 14th Jul 1813 Chiddingly, Sussex
ch: 5th Aug 1813 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
d: 22nd Mar 1876 4 Percival Villas, London, aged 62 years
bur: after 22nd Mar 1876 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
  b: 15th Dec 1813 Framfield, Sussex
d: 31st May 1867 Lewes, Sussex
bur: 4th Jun 1867 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
  
         
Winefride Holman Nynian Holman Isabella Holman Philippa Holman William de Warenne Holman Fanny Gertrude Holman Evelyn Holman Walter Anthony Holman 
b: 1839 Lewes, Sussex b: 1841 Lewes, Sussex b: 1842 Lewes, Sussex
d: 1844 Lewes, Sussex
 b: 1845 Lewes, Sussex
d: 1858 Lewes, Sussex
 b: 1848 Lewes, Sussex b: 1850 Lewes, Sussex b: 1852 Lewes, Sussex b: 1854 Lewes, Sussex 
Family record
   
2nd marriage Mark Antony Lowerm: 4th May 1870 Seaford, SussexSarah Scrase 
 b: 14th Jul 1813 Chiddingly, Sussex
ch: 5th Aug 1813 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
d: 22nd Mar 1876 4 Percival Villas, London, aged 62 years
bur: after 22nd Mar 1876 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
 b: 1813
d: 1875 Peckham, London, aged 56 years
bur: 21st Oct 1875 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex

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