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Ancestry report for Mark Antony Lower, son of Richard Lower and Mary Lower [Oxley]

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)

Generation No. 1
1. Mark Antony Lower was the son of (2) Richard Lower and (3) Mary Lower [Oxley]. He was born 14th Jul 1813 at Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 5th Aug 1813 at Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower; died 22nd Mar 1876 at 4 Percival Villas, London, aged 62 years; buried after 22nd Mar 1876 at St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
He married (1) Mercy Holman on 8th Jan 1838 at Bromley, Kent. She was born 15th Dec 1813 at Framfield, Sussex; died 31st May 1867 at Lewes, Sussex; buried 4th Jun 1867 at St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex. They had the following children:
iWinefride Holman who was born on 1839 Lewes, Sussex
iiNynian Holman who was born on 1841 Lewes, Sussex
iiiIsabella Holman who was born on 1842 Lewes, Sussex; died 1844 Lewes, Sussex
ivPhilippa Holman who was born on 1845 Lewes, Sussex; died 1858 Lewes, Sussex
vWilliam de Warenne Holman who was born on 1848 Lewes, Sussex
viFanny Gertrude Holman who was born on 1850 Lewes, Sussex
viiEvelyn Holman who was born on 1852 Lewes, Sussex
viiiWalter Anthony Holman who was born on 1854 Lewes, Sussex
He married (2) Sarah Scrase on 4th May 1870 at Seaford, Sussex. She was born 1813; died 1875 at Peckham, London, aged 56 years; buried 21st Oct 1875 at St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
 
Generation No. 2
2. Richard Lower was the son of (4) Richard Lower and (5) Sarah Lower. He was born 19th Sep 1782 at Eastbourne, Sussex; died 30th Sep 1865 at Tonbridge, Kent
He married Mary Oxley on 9th Apr 1803 at Berwick, Sussex. She was born 1780. They had the following children:
iUnnamed who was born on c 1805
iiMartha Oxley who was born on 20th Mar 1807 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 21st Apr 1807 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
iiiAlfred Ebenezer who was born on 5th Jun 1809 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 27th Jul 1809 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
ivSimon Peter who was born on 23rd Dec 1810 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 31st Jan 1811 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
vMark Antony who was born on 14th Jul 1813 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 5th Aug 1813 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower; died 22nd Mar 1876 4 Percival Villas, London, aged 62 years; buried after 22nd Mar 1876 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
viJoseph who was born on 18th Sep 1815 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 9th Oct 1815 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
viiMary who was born on 31st May 1817 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 13th Jul 1817 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
viiiJemima who was born on 2nd Jul 1819 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 4th Nov 1819 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
ixMatthew Henry who was born on 26th Jan 1822 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 18th Apr 1822 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 
3. Mary Lower [Oxley] She was born 1780
She married Richard Lower on 9th Apr 1803 at Berwick, Sussex. He was the son of Richard Lower and Sarah Lower. He was born 19th Sep 1782 at Eastbourne, Sussex; died 30th Sep 1865 at Tonbridge, Kent. They had the following children:
iUnnamed who was born on c 1805
iiMartha Oxley who was born on 20th Mar 1807 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 21st Apr 1807 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
iiiAlfred Ebenezer who was born on 5th Jun 1809 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 27th Jul 1809 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
ivSimon Peter who was born on 23rd Dec 1810 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 31st Jan 1811 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
vMark Antony who was born on 14th Jul 1813 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 5th Aug 1813 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower; died 22nd Mar 1876 4 Percival Villas, London, aged 62 years; buried after 22nd Mar 1876 St. Anne, Lewes, Sussex
viJoseph who was born on 18th Sep 1815 Chiddingly, Sussex; christened 9th Oct 1815 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
viiMary who was born on 31st May 1817 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 13th Jul 1817 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
viiiJemima who was born on 2nd Jul 1819 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 4th Nov 1819 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
ixMatthew Henry who was born on 26th Jan 1822 Heathfield, Sussex; christened 18th Apr 1822 Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, son of Richard Lower & Mary Lower
 
Generation No. 3
4. Richard Lower He was born c 1760
He married Sarah ..... on c 1780. She was born c 1760. They had the following children:
iRichard who was born on 19th Sep 1782 Eastbourne, Sussex; died 30th Sep 1865 Tonbridge, Kent
 
5. Sarah Lower She was born c 1760
She married Richard Lower on c 1780. He was born c 1760. They had the following children:
iRichard who was born on 19th Sep 1782 Eastbourne, Sussex; died 30th Sep 1865 Tonbridge, Kent
 

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