Richard Lowther (died 1659)

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Richard Lowther (ca. 1583 – April 1659) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1626 and in 1640.

Lowther was the son of Sir Christopher Lowther, of Lowther, Westmorland and his wife Eleanor Musgrave, daughter of William Musgrave of Hayton Cumberland.[1] He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford on 14 May 1602, aged 18, and was awarded BA on 22 February 1605. He was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1614. He was of St. Giles, Cripplegate and was a J.P. for Middlesex.[2] In 1626, he was elected Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed. He was elected MP for Appleby for the Short Parliament in April 1640.[3]

Lowther founded a school in 1638 which was built at Lowther in 1640.[4]

Lowther died at the age of about 75 and was buried in Lothbury church.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Jackson
Sir John Selby
Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
With: Robert Jackson
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Sawyer
Edward Liveley
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Appleby
With: Richard Boyle
Succeeded by
Sir John Brooke
Richard Boyle