Sir William Lowther, 1st Baronet, of Little Preston
The eldest son of Christopher Lowther (d. 1718) and grandson of Sir William Lowther, he went to school in Kirkleatham before entering Trinity College, Cambridge in 1726. Ordained priest in 1734, he became rector of Swillington from 1757 to 1788.
In 1754, he bought Alverthorpe Hall from his cousin, Thomas Maude. He inherited the estate of Swillington in 1763, upon the death of his first cousin Sir William Lowther, 2nd Baronet. The following year, on 22 August 1764, he was himself created a baronet.
- "Lowther, William (LWTR726W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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(of Little Preston)