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While setting up "Lord Lonsdale's ninepins", I've found one I can't place: Col. James Lowther (1753–1837), MP for Westmorland 1775–1812 and Appleby 1812–1818, returned for Haslemere 1790 but preferred to sit for Westmorland. Have you any notion of where he might fit into the family pedigree? Choess 18:39, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Afraid not. I have been tackling it from the parliamentary end, where I have most of the relevant reference books, and have been meaning to chase up the odds and ends of who is who later when it isn't immediately obvious. But I'll see if I can find out.Rgmmortimore 20:37, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

I've been able to find him. He was, in fact, quite a distant relative, the fourth cousin of Lord Lonsdale. He was the great-great-grandson of Lancelot Lowther, Rector of Long Marston and son of Sir Christopher Lowther (1557-1617). Lancelot's descendants, the Lowthers of Colby Leathes, were an obscure cadet branch, many of whom became clergy and occupied living controlled by the main branch of the family. Other than Col. James, the only other member of note I can find is his grandson William Henry Lowther, active during the Indian Mutiny and retired as a major-general, and perhaps his grandson Anthony William Lowther, architect and antiquarian. Choess 23:51, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Just as a small point on an otherwise good entry - name changes are by Royal License.Alci12 19:41, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I had that from a contemporary source, I think, but probably not reliable on terminology. I guess on reflection there would have been a letters patent to certify the change made by royal license? Rgmmortimore 18:30, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Narcissus Luttrell[edit]

Your edit summary here said that Luttrell was an MP. I wasn't aware of this--do you have a source you could point me to, so I could put it in the article? Thanks. Chick Bowen 15:55, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Only Leigh Rayment [[1]], but he's generally reliable - lists a Narcissus Luttrell as MP for Bossiney 1679-81, and the birth and death dates match - there can't be two of them! Found him while setting up the MPs' list for Bossiney. Rgmmortimore 18:22, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

OK--I see someone else has put in the MP info, but I'll add the source. Thanks. Chick Bowen 03:25, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Downton (UK Parliament constituency)[edit]

It is likely that this article will be removed, you should have added/ completed all your research and references to the article when creating it. Cheers, Jonomacdrones (talk) 19:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Downton (UK Parliament constituency)[edit]

Updated DYK query On 29 March, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Downton (UK Parliament constituency), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 06:19, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Headings and boxes[edit]

Hi Rgmmortimore, thanks for filling in the rest of the electoral career of Joseph Compton-Rickett, for whom I had listed only constituency. One small thing, though: according to Wikipedia:Guide to layout#Standard_appendices_and_descriptions, ll succession boxes and navigational footers should go at the very end of the article, following the last appendix section, but preceding the "categories and interwiki links" ... so I moved the succession box back below the sources section.

Thanks; in that case I suppose I will have to follow the house style. However, it ought perhaps to be reviewed - the material in the succession boxes is just as dependent on its sources and needing references as everything else in the article (and frequently includes details not spelled out in full in the text). Essentially it is a part of the article in a sense that categories, stub tags and so on are not.

Also, did you know that Category:Members of the United Kingdom Parliament from English constituencies had been renamed to Category:Members of the United Kingdom Parliament for English constituencies? The other national sub-categories of UK MPs were also renamed, to Category:Members of the United Kingdom Parliament for Scottish constituencies etc. The old names still exist (for now) as category redirects, but articles won't be moved across until the bot does one of its infrequent runs or someone moves them manually. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:25, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

I hadn't noticed the change in the category wording but will use the new version in future Rgmmortimore 10:14, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Historic constituencies and counties[edit]

Hi Rgmmortimore, thanks for your msg on my talk page. I replied there, but then realised that the discussion might be of interest to others working on constituencies, so I have moved it to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Parliament constituencies#Historic_constituencies_and_counties. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 07:42, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Just stopping by with cookies for those editors who started new articles. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:53, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

DYK nom[edit]

Hi. I've nominated John Palmer (postal innovator), an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on July 20, where you can improve it if you see fit. ww2censor (talk) 03:47, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Preston (UK Parliament constituency)[edit]

I cannot let you get away with the edits on Preston (UK Parliament constituency) without saying a massive well done and thank you. The historical MPs and sources is a perfect addition to the article. I can only offer my thanks, it's a great help :) doktorb wordsdeeds 20:01, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Creative Commons License[edit]

Please see the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history#Creative Commons License --PBS (talk) 23:06, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Also User_talk:Digweed#Creative Commons License -- PBS (talk) 12:04, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Luke Robinson (disambiguation)[edit]

Hello, just to let you know that this dab has been nominated for deletion using Template:db-disambig. If you have any questions about this, please contact me. Best wishes, Boleyn2 (talk) 18:55, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

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Arthur Duck[edit]

Hi, about Arthur Duck's disputed date of death, his will was proved 1st June 1649. RLamb (talk) 05:51, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

William Palmes[edit]

Hi Rggmmortimore,

I wonder whether you could kindly help me improve the article for William Palmes. I am new to this so unfamiliar with the protocol.

thank you very much

(Burnkilmon (talk) 22:18, 29 September 2012 (UTC))

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