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Name: Thomas Lowden

Burial Number: 1400

Gender: Male

Occupation: Engineer

Born: 00/07/1836

Died: 00/05/1929

Buried: 18/05/1929


Thomas Lowden was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in July 1836; his parents were Joseph Lowden, 33yrs, Bookkeeper, and Margaret, 32yrs, nee Stuart, he was 1 of 9 children. At the age of 14yrs, Thomas was already a bookkeeper, and he had several changes of occupation throughout his working life.

To say that Thomas over stretched himself would be an understatement – at various times he was an accountant, public auditor, debt collector, sharebroker, tea dealer and grocer before being declared bankrupt in 1878 in Dewsbury. A local press report of the case headlined ‘Numerous Irons in the Fire’ (see below). However, he went on to be a successful engineer becoming managing director of his own firm of mechanical engineers, fitting steam boilers.

On 21st December 1861, Thomas married Hannah Maria Wiseman, 18yrs, at Bradford Cathedral and over the next 20 years they had 10 children. They lived in Liversedge and Kirkleatham, Yorkshire, before moving to Heston, Middlesex, after 1881. They were back in Yorkshire in 1911, and were living at 5, Wensley Road, Harrogate, in 1916, when Hannah died, aged 73yrs, on Christmas day.

In 1921 Thomas and his daughter, Lilian, were living in Worthing, Sussex, at 111, Rowlands Road. Thomas was 84yrs 11months, and still an employer with his engineering business, which was registered at 85, Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Thomas died in 1929 in Worthing, aged 92yrs, he was buried at Heene Cemetery on 18th May.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 16

Exact Location (what3words): closed.globe.sizes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - buried with Albert Henry Jillett b.24/10/1901 d. 25/10/1901

Further Information


Name: Thomas Lowden

Gender: Male

Born: 00/07/1836

Town: Leeds

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 21/12/1861

Spouse First Name: Hannah

Spouse Second Name: Maria

Spouse Last Name: Wiseman

Town of Marriage: Bradford

County of Marriage: Yorkshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/05/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 111

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 60, Springfield Place, West Leeds, Yorkshire. Joseph Lowden, 47yrs, Stuff and Woollen Finishers, employing 18 men, wife, Margaret, 46yrs, 9 children, Helena 24, Sarah 22, Jane 20, Thomas 14, Clerk, Stuart 12, Mary Ann 10, Joseph 8, Charles 6, and William 1.


Living at Corn Mill House, Liversedge, Yorkshire. Thomas Lowden, 34yrs, Corn Miller’s Traveller, wife, Hannah, 28yrs, 5 children, Herbert, 8yrs, Lilian, 7yrs, Ernest, 5yrs, Annie, 3yrs, and Edith, 11months.


Living at Queen Street, Kirkleatham, Yorkshire. Thomas Lowden, 44yrs, Share Broker, wife, Hannah, 37yrs, 10 children, Herbert, 18yrs, Clerk, Lilian, 16yrs, Ernest, 15yrs, Annie, 13yrs, Edith, 10yrs, Thomas W. 9yrs, Harold, 5yrs, John, 4yrs, Margaret, 2yrs, and Henry, 1yr.


Living at Thornleigh, Heston, Middlesex. Thomas Lowden, 64yrs, Engineer, Steam Boiler Fitters, employer, wife, Hannah Maria, 58yrs, Lilian, 37yrs, single, John, 23yrs, Stamp Dealer, daughter, Annie Jackson, 33yrs, married, 2 granddaughters, Nancy Lilian Jackson, 3yrs, Margaret Selby Jackson, 1yr. plus 1 domestic servant.


Boarding at 18, Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, Yorkshire. William G. Barker, 67yrs, Coal Canvasser, wife, Eliza Ann, 63yrs, Lodging House Keeper, boarder, Alfred Tareton, 34yrs, Shop Assistant, boarders, Thomas Lowden, 74yrs, Managing Director of Engineering Co., and Hannah Maria, 68yrs.


Living at 111, Rowlands Road, Worthing, Sussex. Thomas Lowden, Hd. 84yrs, Engineer Iron Mechanical Stokers, Employer, daughter, Lilian Lowden, 57yrs, single, Conveyor.

Miscellaneous Information

Dewsbury Reporter – Saturday 14th September 1878.


Numerous Irons in the Fire -The failure is announced of Thomas Lowden, late accountant and sharebroker, debt collector and public auditor, and proprietor of telegraph and newsrooms, Union Street, Dewsbury; late clerk to the Liversedge School Board, at Woodlands, Liversedge: also of Boar Lane, Leeds, accountant and collector; also, accountant and sharebroker of No. 16. Arcade, Leeds; also of Mill Hill, and Marsh Lane, Leeds, carrying on business as a tea dealer and grocer, under the style or firm of Messrs. H. Wiseman & Co.; also, of No. 11. Woolshops, Halifax, carrying on business there as a tea dealer and grocer, as “Ah Chang & Co.” A meeting of his creditors, for whom, by the way, it is expected there will be very little, is to be held on the 23rd inst., at the Queen’s Hotel, Leeds. Mr. Ferns is the debtor’s solicitor.