Sir William Lowther, 1st Baronet, of Swillington

Sir William Lowther, 1st Baronet (8 June 1663 – 6 March 1729) was an English landowner from Swillington, West Yorkshire, and a baronet in the Baronetage of Great Britain.

He was the eldest son of Sir William Lowther by his wife, Catherine Harrison.[1]

He was educated in Yorkshire at Barwick-in-Elmet School, before being admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge, on 17 May 1681.[2] Eighteen months later, on 14 December 1682, he was admitted to Gray's Inn, one of the professional bodies for English lawyers.[1][2]

In 1691, he married Hon. Amabella Maynard (d. 1734), daughter of Banastre Maynard, 3rd Baron Maynard, and had five children:

and two daughters, Amabella and Jane, who both died unmarried.[3]

He served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1697–8,[1][2][4] and was returned to the Parliament of England and the later Parliament of Great Britain for Pontefract over seven parliamentary sessions from 1701 to 1710 and from 1716 until his death. He was created a baronet on 6 January 1715.[1][2]

He died on 6 March 1729, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son, William. Amabella, Lady Lowther, died on 8 August 1734.[1]

ArmsEdit

His coat of arms was: Or six annulets Sable, arranged as three, two and one.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Cokayne, George Edward (1906) Complete Baronetage. Volume V. Exeter: W. Pollard & Co. LCCN 06-23564. p. 25
  2. ^ a b c d "Lowther, William (LWTR681W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ a b Burke, John; Burke, Bernard Burke (1844) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, p. 329
  4. ^ "A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire". Archived from the original on 18 July 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Further readingEdit

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Bland, Bt
John Bright
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1701–1707
With: Sir John Bland, Bt
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1707–1710
With: Sir John Bland, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Bland, Bt
Robert Frank
Preceded by
Robert Frank
John Dawnay
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1716–1729
With: Hugh Bethell 1716–1722
John Lowther 1722–1729
Succeeded by
John Lowther
Sir William Lowther, Bt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Pulleine
High Sheriff of Yorkshire
1697
Succeeded by
Sir William Strickland, Bt
Baronetage of Great Britain
New title Baronet
(of Swillington)
1715–1729
Succeeded by
William Lowther