Gideon Lowell

Male 1672 - 1753  (80 years)


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  • Name Gideon Lowell  [1
    Born 3 Sep 1672  Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1753  Amesbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I249  Seaver-Bilyeu-Lowell
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 

    Father Percival Lowell,   b. 1639, Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1691-1731  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Mary Chandler,   b. WFT Est 1630-1738, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1707/08, Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Sep 1664  Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Miriam "Mary" Swett,   b. 10 Apr 1672, Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1734, Amesbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1692  Newbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Lowell,   b. 1 Feb 1695/96, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1748  (Age < 51 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1672 - Newbury, Essex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jul 1692 - Newbury, Essex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1753 - Amesbury, Essex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999]
      Tradition says he opened a street through his land in Amesbury; built a house for each of his 7 sons and the street was known as Lowell Street.
      He was a sea captain and owned many vessels. His wife went with him on his sea voyages.
      From "The Lowell Genealogy" (Delmar R. Lowell):
      1696 he was a "cordwainer".
      1706 & later, he is called a "mariner" & "coaster".
      Calls himself a "yeoman" in his will 1748, & when his will is executed 1753 he is called "captain".
      Tradition says that he opened a street through his land in Amesbury; built a house for each of his seven sons and the street was known as Lowell Street.
      He was a sea captain; built, owned & commanded his vessels--one a "sloupe" of 50 or 60 tons buron; sailed widely; took his wife Marian with him often, & probably some of his children were born while on these voyages. It is a familiar tradition that his son John was born in South Carolina while there with his ship.
      In 1690 he was a soldier in the 1st expedition to Canada. (See Mass. Rec., Vol 114: p178)
      It would seem that he was a very bold & successful boyager, as he amassed a considerable fortune. Traditions make it probable that in his voyages the King's revenue was not always considered, nor did he hesitate to run up aside of and board by force a French or Spanish craft as the opportunity presented. His vessels were staunch and swift, though not showing as fine outlines as some more modern ones might.
      Unfortunately, the shipping records of those times were lost when the Custom House at Newbury was burned in 1811.
      He owned a wharf near "Ames' Wharf" at the mouth of the Powow River, where he landed his cargos of "Rhum" and "Shugar" from the West Indies, or rice, resin and tar from the Carolinas.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3815] Br+derbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #3699, Date of Import: Jun 20, 1999.