Henry Lowndes

10th Apr 1798 - 24th May 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Thomas Lowndes (an Englishman) and Isabella Gillies.

  1. Born Paisley 1798. Arrived Jamaica 1815. Attorney to his uncle John Blackburn of Killearn, then to Lord Carrington. 1830 member of House of Assembly for St Thomas-in-the-Vale. 1836 visited Britain. 1844 left Jamaica, sought to set up as merchant in Glasgow 1844-9 (where he married 1846) then in Liverpool 1849-53. Returned to Jamaica 1853, where his wife died the same year and he followed shortly thereafter.

  2. Henry Lowndes married Anna Charlotte Murray Douglas in Barony, Lanark, 24/11/1846. Living at West Derby Street, Liverpool, in the census of 1851, born Paisley, age 52, "Merchant West India Agent", with wife Anna C. M. (age 25, born Scotland), a visitor named Isabella G. Forbes (age 27, governess, born Aberdeen), two female servants and one office boy/servant.


  1. http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/Caledonian Mercury, 19 July 1862 – R G Lowndes v J B Douglas – extract – R G Lowndes v. J B Douglas. 'This is an action of count and reckoning at the instance of the representatives of the deceased Henry Lowndes, against the trustee and executor. The point substantially at issue between the parties regards the right of the defender Mr Douglas as executor of the late Henry Lowndes to retain for his own use one-third of the personal estate by virtue of the Act 1617, cap. 14, recently repealed. Mr Lowndes, by his settlement, disponed his whole estate to the defender, and another as trustees in trust for certain purposes, and appointed the said trustee to be his executors. By this deed, the testator’s wife was appointed residuary legatee. The application of the Act appearing to depend on Mr Lowndes’ domicile, being at the date of his death in Scotland, a voluminous proof was led, tracing his life and intentions. It appeared that Mr Henry Lowndes was born in Paisley in 1798, his father being an Englishman domiciled in Scotland and married to a Scotchwoman. His father went to reside in London in 1808, taking with him Henry, who was then ten years of age. Henry was educated at St Paul’s School, and after finishing his education there, went to Jamaica in 1814 to push his fortune. In Jamaica he remained till 1844, employed as a planter and agent. In 1844 he left Jamaica and came to this country, retaining however his estate in Jamaica. He attempted to establish a business in Glasgow, as a commission-agent for West Indian produce, and resided there till 1849, having married a Scotch lady in 1846. Not being very successful in his attempt to establish a business in Glasgow, he went to Liverpool in 1849, where he entered into partnership in 1851. In 1853 he returned with his wife to Jamaica where she died in August 1853. Mr Lowndes himself died in Jamaica in May 1854.'

  2. Familysearch.org batch no. M11968-8. 1851 census online.

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Anna Charlotte Murray Douglas

Associated Claims (4)

£248 10s 6d
£30 19s 2d
£162 0s 7.5d
£430 8s 8d

Associated Estates (14)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Lessee
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Lessee (Enslaved)
1832 [EA] - → Executor
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1839 [EA] - → Not known

Probably attorney.

1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1826 [EA] - → Not known

Addresses (2)

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
West Derby Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England