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  • Sir Thomas Lowther, MP, 2nd Baronet (c.1699 - 1745)
    Family and Education b. c.1699, 1st s. of Sir William Lowther, 1st Bt., of Marske, Yorks. by Catherine, da. and h. of Thomas Preston, M.P. Lancaster 1688-97, of Holker Hall. m. July 1723, Lady Elizabet...
  • Sir William Lowther, MP, 1st Baronet of Marske (1676 - 1705)
    Family and Education bap. 4 Jan. 1676, 1st surv. s. of Anthony Lowther† of Marske by Margaret, da. of Admiral Sir William Penn of Pennsylvania. m. 24 June 1697, Catherine (d. 1701), da. and h. o...
  • Catherine Lowther (b. - 1701)
  • Thomas Preston, MP (1600 - 1679)
    Family and Education bap. 2 Mar. 1600, 1st s. of George Preston of Holker by 1st w. Elizabeth, da. of Ralph Assheton of Great Lever. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1617, BA 1619. m. Catherine, da. of Sir G...
  • Jane Brandreth Holt (1867 - 1922)
    From the University of Liverpool, History of the Jane Herdman Laboratories: "This year (1999) will see the 70th anniversary of the opening of Jane Herdman Laboratories and an excerpt from the booklet...

People Connected to Lancashire

Map Right - The historical boundary of Lancashire, in red, and the modern-day boundary of the ceremonial county, in green See also


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How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Lancashire to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Lancashire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Lancashire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Lancashire can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Lancashire (incl. Manchester & Merseyside) which covers the History of Lancashire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Lancashire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Lancashire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Lancashire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

To participate in any project

- you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance. See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!

See also the following GENi projects


Heads of Lancashire Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.




  • Andrew Christy (1799-1865) Although born in Shropshire the family established themselves in Lancashire


















The Tinnes were Dutch sugar merchants and ship owners, who went to Liverpool from Demarara in what was then Dutch Guiana, later to be re-named British Guiana (and finally, following independence in 1966, Guyana) on the North East coast of South America. During the 19th century, as part of the firm of Sandbach, Tinne & Co, the family made a great fortune importing sugar, molasses, coffee and tropical hardwoods from their plantations.





There are links to biographies and more of people buried in the Jewish Deane Road Cemetery, Liverpool at their web page.

  • Henry Aarons (c.1801-1874) stationer and synagogue beadle
  • Israel Barned (1777-1858) banker and founder of Deane Road Cemetery
  • Rev Raphael Barnett (c.1814-1887) minister of religion and kosher slaughterers
  • David Behrend (1792-1863) & George H Behrend (1826-1903) shipping agents
  • Louis Benas (1820-1890) & family bankers with illustrious ancestry
  • James Braham (c.1811-1873) benefactor
  • Isaac Bright (1762/3-1849) jeweller and silversmith
  • Rev Raphael Isaac Cohen (1803-1865) minister of religion and schoolmastern
  • Baroness Miriam de Menasce (1851-1890) baroness
  • Gabriel Pincus Gabrielsen (c.1831-1911) commercial traveller
  • Bearman Gollin (1818/19-1895) merchant & Mary Gollin (1830-1906)
  • The Hart/Simmons/Edwards Family outfitters and provision dealers
  • The Hime Family music publishers
  • John Raphael Isaac (1809-1870) painter and lithographer
  • The Jackson Family drapers and synagogue officials
  • Ellis Montefiore Joseph (1802-1880) cotton broker
  • Henry Leveaux (c.1796-1859) fancy goods merchant
  • Augustus Samuel Levy (c.1815-1888) fruit broker and philanthropist
  • David Lewis (1823-1885) retail mogul
  • Dr Sigismund Lewis (c.1820-1899) communal physician
  • Issacher R Marks (1836-1859) victim of Royal Charter shipwreck
  • Charles Mozley (1797-1881) banker and first Jewish Mayor of Liverpool
  • Harris Newrick (c.1846-1893) cotton porter, hawker and tailor
  • Rev Michael Solomon Oppenheim (c.1791-1855) minister of religion
  • Theresa Otterbourg (1828-1909) schoolmistress & Bertha Lewis (1832-1896)
  • Rev Prof Jacob Prag (1816-1881) minister of religion and university lecturer
  • Jonas Reis (1819/20-1877) banker and bullion merchant
  • Joseph Leopold Rosenheim (1835-1889) cotton merchant
  • Lyon Samson (c.1786-1843) optician
  • Moses Samuel (1764/5-1839) philanthropist
  • Moses Samuel (1795-1860) clockmaker, translator and correspondent
  • The Samuell Family watchmakers, merchants and lawyers
  • Abraham Saqui (c.1824-1893) composer and choirmaster
  • Moritz Paul Tueski (c.1833-1882) professor of languages
  • Dr Joshua Van Oven (1766-1838) pioneering surgeon and school founder
  • The Yates/Samuel Family merchant dynasty

Emigrants from Lancashire

Please add the names of people from Lancashire who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States



South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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