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Percival Lowell

b. 1571 Kingston Seymour, Avon England
m. 1598 Bristol, Avon England
d. January 08, 1664 Newbury, Massachusetts (English Colony)

Spouse:

Rebecca () Lowell

Children:

Joanna (Oliver) (Lowell) Gerrish (b. 1620 England; m. April 17, 1645 Newbury, Massachusetts; d. June 14, 1677 Newbury, Massachusetts)
John
Richard

Biography:

Percival Lowell immigrated to America with his wife and children in 1639 on the ship "Jonathan," which landed in Newbury. He was a merchant and while living in England owned the mercantile company called "Percival Lowle & Co.," which consisted of himself, his sons, John and Richard and his future son-in-law, William Gerrish, all of whom he immigrated to America with.

He is buried in First Settlers Cemetery in Newbury, Massachusetts.

The Lowell name is of Norman English origin, however it is unknown when the first descendent arrived in England from Normandy. There is speculation that the first Lowell came with William the Conqueror in 1066. This information is far from convincing however since 1. It came from the Battle Abbey Roll, which was written years after the actual conquest so its content is questioned. In the years following the conquest in 1066, there is speculation that families added their names to the list when it was written to gain power, although in reality they emmigrated from Normandy after the battle itself; and 2. The name appears as "Louell," which may be the same family given the Norman spelling or the fact that a "u" could have been mistaken for a "w" in their writing.

England

Massachusetts

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References:

-Delmar R Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899, (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Comapny, 1899).
-Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis, Volume I, 511.
-David W Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1981), 233.
-Battle Abbey Roll.
-Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.