1817 Info 1a for Martha Crompton
Source: IGI film 919202 Nafferton church records Christened: 01sep1817 at Nafferton By Martha and Richardson Crompton Farmer, Nafferton Curate Thomas Ibbotson
Martha Crompton of North Newbald, aged 21, was married on 09 November 1837 at North Newbald, Yorkshire (GRO ref: Beverley 23 31) to James Botterill LOWTHER, of Beverley, aged 25,
Source: IGI v.4 Batch: Source: Type: MC male christening James Botterill Lowther William/Elizabeth 26apr1813 St. John and St Martin, Beverley Source: IGI v.4 Batch: Source: Type: HM husband marriage William Lowther Elizabeth Baker 18nov1802 St. John and St Martin, Beverley
The 1847 will of her father, Thomas Richardson CROMPTON, names James LOWTHER, coal merchant of Beverley, as an executor to his will.
1841 Census Sun/Mon 6/7 June 1841 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref HO107 Piece: 1229; Book: 14; Folio: ; Page: 15/17 Dwelling: Beckside Place: Beverley, St Nicholas, Yorks ER, England Name Age Occupation Born in County James Lowther 25 Coal Merchant Yorkshire Martha Lowther 20 Yorkshire William Lowther 2 Yorkshire Elizabeth Allenby Servant Yorkshire James Nutchley 17 Servant Yorkshire Note: Ages are usually rounded down to the nearest five years.
1851 Census Sun/Mon 30/31st March 1851 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref H1O7 Piece: 2359; Folio: 585; Page: 2; Sched: 7 Dwelling: Beckside Place: Beverley, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace James Botterill Lowther Head M 37 Coal Merchant Yorks, Beverley Martha Lowther Wife M 34 Yorks, Nafferton William Lowther Son U 12 Scholar Yorks, Beverley John Lowther Son U 8 Scholar Yorks, Beverley Elizabeth Gessop Serv U 21 General house servant Yorks, LeckonfieldThe LOWTHER origins in Beverley appear to be around 1802 when William LOWTHER is recorded as one of six Innholder in the town of Beverley 05 July 1802 to 08 May 1807. 1
|Beverley and East Riding Recorder, Saturday
16 February 1861, page 5
February 11th instant, at Beverley, aged 43 years.
Martha, wife Mr. J. B. Lowther, corn and coal merchant.
Martha was buried in St John and St.Martin Cemetery, Beverly. This small cemetery is now mainly grassed over and only a few headstones survive.
1861 Census Sun/Mon. 7/8th April 1861 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG09 Piece: 3570; Folio: 25; Page: 4; Sched: 26 Dwelling: Crane Hill Place: Beverley, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace James B Lowther Wid M 47 Coal and general merchant & town Yorks, Beverley councillor employing 10 men John Lowther Son U 19 Apprentice* Yorks, Beverley Martha Pennington Serv U 16 General servant Lancs, Bolton Thomas Lowther Neph U 12 Scholar Yorks, Beverley
*John Lowther was apprenticed to John Green, printer and book seller on Saturday Market, Beverley.It is interesting to note that nearly all residents along Beckside were tradesmen. As well as James B Lowther, there was one other coal merchant, also numerous watermen, and mariners, wheelwright, whitesmith, blacksmith, nail maker, millwright, cordwainer, carpenter, cooper, roper, rush cutter and cart man.
Following Martha's death, in 1861, James married again to Elizabeth FOSTER in the third quarter of 1863 (GRO ref: Beverley 9d 148). The 1861 census describes Elizabeth FOSTER as an unmarried lady who was a proprietor of house and land, born in Hull and living in Molescroft.
1871 Census Sun/Mon. 2/3rd April 1871 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG10 Piece: 4769; Folio: 135; Page: 4; Sched: 25 Dwelling: Beckside Place: Beverley, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace James B Lowther Head M 57 Coal merchant employing 11 men Yorks, Beverley Elizabeth Lowther Wife M 50 Coal merchant's wife Yorks, Hull Emma Appleton Serv U 22 General servant domestic Yorks, Beverley
James' deathJames Botterrill LOWTHER died on 16th December 1874 (GRO ref: Beverley 9d 76) and was buried 19th December 1874 in Beverley Minster's graveyard on Cartwright Lane Beverley. His monumental Inscription reads "In Memory of James Botterill Lowther who died 16th December 1874 aged 61 years". His second wife Elizabeth is buried at the same location.
|Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Thursday 17 December 1874, Page: 5|
|... morning Mr James Botterill Lowther, coal and and merchant Crane died very suddenly.
He was in the act of lacing his boots when he was taken ill, and almost instantly expired, it is thought, from the effects of disease of the heart. Mr Lowther was very much respected, and was a man great business habits.
He had served the office of town councillor for many years, and his present term would have ended next November. He was a consistent Conservative, and took active part in the political contests of the Borough.
|Beverley and East Riding Recorder, Saturday 19 December 1874, Page: 3|
We regret to here to record the vary sudden death of Mr. James Botterill Lowther, coal merchant, of this town. Mr. Lowther bad bean under treatment for schlerosis of the heart for some time past, and although not present at the town Council meeting on Monday, had attended to his business as usual.
He rose about o'clock on Tuesday? morning and was stooping to fasten his boots, while seated in his chair, when he fell and immediately expired.
Mr. Lowther, who had been a member of the Town Council for several years, was elected after short absence in 1878, so that his term of office would have expired on the first November next. He had resided in Beverley all his life, and was most energetic business man, and the news of his death caused painful [...] the town. His remains will be interred in the St John's Cemetery, this morning. Mr. Lowther was 61 years of age.
|Probate 22nd February, 1875|
|LOWTHER, James Botterrill,
The Will of James Botterrill Lowther late of Beverley in the County of York, Coal Merchant who died 16th December 1874, at Beverley was proved at York by Thomas Cussons Tanner and Thomas Forge Gentleman both of Beverley the Executors.
Effects under; £9,000.
1881 Census Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1881 Source: FHL Film TNA Ref RG11 Piece: 4740; Folio: 127; Page: 14; Sched: 97 Dwelling: 20 St. Mary's Terrace Place: Beverley, York ER, England Name Rel Mar Age Occupation Birthplace Elizabeth Lowther Head W 60 Annuitant Yorks, Hull Hannah Foster Vis W 79 Annuitant Yorks, Beverley Sophia Bell Serv U 44 General Domestic Servant Yorks, BeverleyHannah FOSTER may be Elizabeth's mother, providing she had Elizabeth at the age of 19. Elizabeth died in the second quarter of 1888 aged 70 (GRO ref: Beverley 9d 74).
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