Sarah Mary Barker Lowdell (née Boswell)

1827 - ????


Daughter of John Matthews Boswell and his wife Sarah nee Saxby. Due to inherit a half share in Abbey Green estate in St David, Jamaica, under the will of her father who died in 1827 (her mother was tenant-for-life). Married Stephen Lowdell 23/08/1848 in Brighton, Sussex.

Abbey Green was in receivership in 1820 but later restored to Boswell's mother and her second husband Henry Coppard. However, slave compensation was awarded to William Jegon and George Rutherford, as mortgagees.

In 1841 Sarah, age 13, was living with her mother Sarah Coppard age 35, of independent means, her brother John Boswell age 15, a relative Emily Saxby age 14 and one female servant at St Peter's Place, Brighton. In 1861 the Lowdell family were living at 18 Church Street, Seaford, Sussex, with Sarah's mother Sarah Coppard. Stephen Lowdell's occupation was given as 'formerly in practice as a solicitor'. The elder two children had been born c. 1850 in Eastbourne. Next door were Richard Saxby and his grandson Richard Serace[?] Saxby, presumably relations of Sarah's mother.


We are grateful to James Hodsdon for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Stephen Lowdell
Eliza, Sarah, Stephen, Alice, Frederick, Florence, Percy, Constance

Associated Estates (1)

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
22/07/1827 [SD] - → Residuary Legatee

Residuary legatee after the death of her mother who was tenant-for-life (and still alive in 1881)

Relationships (5)

Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Grand-daughter → Grandmother
Daughter → Mother

Addresses (3)

18 Church Street, Seaford, Sussex, South-east England, England
8 Cornfield, Eastbourne, Sussex, South-east England, England
St Peter's Place, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England