Post by Will Johnson Post by J. Sardina
I am trying to trace the family of one Humphrey Loe (Lowe?), of unknown origin, possibly from Shropshire or Staffordshire, apparently esq. and possibly living in the first half of the 16th century.
He has been mentioned in a series of posting on the Cuertons since he is shown as the father of one Agnes, wife of George Cuerton, esq. from Ightfield , Shropshire, living in 1558.
His arms are shown as a head, possibly of a wolf, erased, on a background that appears to be grayish or bluish (colors are faded).
Does anybody recognize that family?
"Or a bend cotised sable with three wolves' heads razed or on the bend."
The site mentions Feet of Fines for Worcestershire. 5 Hen. III, no. 22 as well Nash's History of Worcestershire.
Perhaps it is the Humphrey /Lowe/ of Lichfield, co Staf and of Halesowen; mercer; Bailiff of Lichfield 1556, 1567, 1573
He was born by 1523 (if not much earlier) and he was living in 1573
I have three children for him
Margery (Lowe) Weston d 1587
m James /Weston/ of St John's Hospital in Lichfield, co Staf d 1589
Michael /Lowe/ of Tamhorn near Lichfield co Staf 1577; Gent 1577; of Tymore, co Staff
bur 4 Aug 1593 Elford
m Margaret Biddulph
Isabel Lowe m Edward /Noble/ of the Close of Lichfield, co Staf
Thanks for the information. I have seen information about at least one, two or possibly three different lines of Lowe apparently from Staffordshire. One of those lines would be for Margaret Bromley. At least some of them seem to have been merchants. However, i have not been able to find arms for all of them, and the ones i have seen do match the ones painted on the 1558 documents whose pictures I have seen.
Last night I was checking an article of a different set of Loe families, originally from Cheshire. Apparently they had in the 14th century consisting of three wolves, but one of the lines in the 14th century seems to have used one single wolf.
THE LOWES OF DENBY AND ALDERWASLEY.
LOWE, A E LAWSON, CAPTAIN. The Relinquary : quarterly archaeological journal and review, July 1863-Oct. 1894; London Vol. 12, (Oct 1871): 113-114.
which can be viewed online at
Derbyshire Archaeological Society. Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society online.
digitized by google
Unfortunately, I found no connections to Staffordshire or Shropshire.