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Lowe, John (1805–1872)

John Lowe was sentenced to seven years transportation for larceny. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Shipley. He gained his certificate of freedom on 26 January 1826. It seems he returned to England for, in 1829, he was transported to Sydney for life aboard the Layton for street robbery. He married Judith Lightly on 23 March 1840 at Hawkesbury. She died in October 1847. On 27 December 1847 he married Anne Hewitt. He had nine living children (3 males, 6 females) in 1872, according to his death certificate.

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'Lowe, John (1805–1872)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/lowe-john-29810/text36901, accessed 2 December 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1805
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Death

30 August 1872
Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years