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Thomas Lowes
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Birth: 1751
Death: Sep. 18, 1812
City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Thomas Lowes inherited Ridley Hall upon the death of his nephew William Cornforth Lowes in 1810. He is the last male "Lowes" to own Ridley Hall which passed on to his daughter upon his death. He died in Edinburgh in 1812 and is buried in Holyrood Abbey located in the grounds of Holyrood Palace.

Thomas Lowes' epitaph is found on a large stone tablet prominently located within the Holyrood Abbey ruins. His epitaph is a compelling read and is as follows: 
 
Inscription:

Here lies the Body of
THOMAS LOWES Esq.
Late of Ridley Hall.
In the County of Northumberland.

One instance among thousands,
Of the uncertainty of human life,
And the instability of earthly possessions
And enjoyments.
Born to ample property,
He for several years experienced
A distressing reverse of fortune,
And no sooner was he restored to
His former affluence,
Than it pleased Divine Providence
To withdraw this, together with his life.
READER.
Be thou taught by this,
To seek those riches which never can fail,
And those pleasures
Which are at God's right hand
For evermore,
The gracious gift of God,
And to be enjoyed through faith
In JESUS CHRIST, our Saviour.

An only Daughter, over whom the deceased
Had long watched with the tenderest care,
And many Friends who admired
His liberal and generous mind unite
In deploring his loss.

He departed this Life
On the 18th day of September
In the Year of our Lord 1812 and
In the 61st Year of his Age.

 
Burial:
Abbey of Holyrood
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
 
Created by: brewerlunnen
Record added: Jun 20, 2013
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Thomas Lowes
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