Lowe, John

Lowe, John
   Son of a gardener, born at Kenmure, East Galloway, South Scotland, he started life as a weaver. With help he went to Edinburgh University in 1771 to prepare for the church, although there is no evidence that he was ever licensed as a preacher in Scotland. He was tutor to the family of a Mr. M'Ghie of Airds on the Dee, East Galloway, and formed a romantic attachment with one of the daughters. In 1773 he went to the United States as tutor to the family of George Washington's elder brother, then opened a school at Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he took holy orders and obtained a living as a clergyman of the Church of England. Distance and time no doubt put a strain on the romantic relationship back in Scotland, and Lowe married a Virginia lady. The marriage was unhappy and Lowe took to drink. He was buried near Fredericksburg under the shade of two palm trees. His fame rests entirely on the ballad "Mary's Dream," inspired by the tragic death of a gentleman named Sandy Miller, a surgeon at sea who was attached to the other M'Ghie sister.
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Biography of John Lowe. Significant and Famous Scots (http://www.electricscotland.com/history/other/lowe_john.htm). Biography of John Lowe, Virtual American Biographies (http://www.famousamericans.net/johnlowe).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John Hanbury Angus Sparrow — John Sparrow (1906 1992) was an English academic and barrister.EducationHe was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.Academic careerHe was elected Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (1929).He became Warden of All Souls (1952 77) …   Wikipedia

  • John Lowe (Dean of Christ Church) — The Very Reverend Professor John Lowe (1899–1960) was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, England (1939–59) and Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1948–51).[1] Contents 1 Life 2 Selected works 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Lowe (surname) — Lowe is a surname, and may refer to:* Aaron Lowe (born 1974), Canadian figure skater * Adolph Lowe (1893 1995), German sociologist and economist * Al Lowe (born 1942), American computer game programmer * Alan Lowe (born 1961), Canadian politician …   Wikipedia

  • John Marcellus Huston — (* 5. August 1906 in Nevada, Missouri; † 28. August 1987 in Middletown, Rhode Island) war ein US amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler, der in seiner fast 60 jährigen Laufbahn an einer Reihe der größten amerikanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lowe — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adolph Lowe (geb. Löwe; 1893–1995), deutscher Soziologe und Nationalökonom Al Lowe (* 1946), US amerikanischer Spieleentwickler Allen Lowe, US amerikanischer Musik Historiker, Autor, Toningenieur,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Hiatt — en concert à l édition 2010 de South by Southwest (SXSW) Naissance 20  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Wise (balloonist) — John Wise (24 February 1808 – 28 September 1879?) was a pioneer in the field of ballooning. He made over 400 flights during his lifetime and was responsible for several innovations in balloon design.BiographyEarly careerJohn Wise was born on 24… …   Wikipedia

  • John Lowe (pianist) — John Duff Lowe was born in 1942. Lowe was a pianist from the middle late 50s. Lowe is remembered for his performance along with the Quarrymen, (including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Colin Hanton in drums) That ll Be the Day / In …   Wikipedia

  • John Barry (Filmkomponist) — John Barry OBE (* 3. November 1933 in York, England als John Barry Prendergast; selten benutztes Pseudonym Michael Angelo; † 30. Januar 2011 in Glen Cove)[1] war einer der erfolgreichsten britischen Filmkomponisten und Arrangeure des 20.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Knatchbull — (abt 1791 13 February 1844) was a naval captain and convict found guilty of murder in 1844. He was one of the earliest to raise in a British court the plea of moral insanity (unsuccessfully). Biography Knatchbull was born in Mersham, Kent,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”