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Dr John Lowe, MB CM

Male 1848 - 1925  (77 years)


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  • Name Dr John Lowe, MB CM  [1, 2
    Title Dr 
    Suffix MB CM 
    Born 07 Jul 1848  Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Queen Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    aged 3, born Coupar Angus 
    Education Bef 1871  University of Paris, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Education Bef 1871  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 02 Apr 1871  Queen Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    student of medicine, aged 22, born Coupar Angus 
    Graduation Aft 02 Apr 1871  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    MB, CM 
    Occupation 19 Sep 1871  [7
    registered with the General Council of the British Medical Associatio 
    • From 1858, anyone practising medicine or surgery had to register with the General Council of the BMA. An official Medical Register, listing practitioners' qualifications, commenced publication in 1859. John Lowe's name continued to appear in the Medical Register up until 1919.
    Author 1872  [4
    "Case of Rupture of the Heart", published in the Lancet 
    Employment Between 1873 and 1874  South Yorkshire Asylum, Wadsley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 03 Apr 1881  4 St Mary's Place, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    physician, aged 32, born Coupar Angus 
    Census 05 Apr 1891  Queen Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    medical practitioner, aged 42, born Coupar Angus 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Dalbreck, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    general medical practitioner, aged 52, born Coupar Angus 
    Died 20 Oct 1925  Dalbreck, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate 22 Jan 1926  Principal Probate Registry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    confirmation of probate to son, Robert, and Rev Charles Stewart, estate valued at £8,330 
    Person ID I612  Caro's Tree

    Father Robert Lowe,   b. 04 Oct 1812, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1907, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Catherine Ballingall,   b. 09 Nov 1822, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1892, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F301  Group Sheet

    Family Annie Willie Cowpar,   b. 11 May 1852, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1931, Murray's Institution, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1881  St Mary's Place, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Lowe,   b. 01 Apr 1882, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1955, Alington Road, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Jul 1848 - Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - general medical practitioner, aged 52, born Coupar Angus - 31 Mar 1901 - Dalbreck, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1925 - Dalbreck, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - confirmation of probate to son, Robert, and Rev Charles Stewart, estate valued at £8,330 - 22 Jan 1926 - Principal Probate Registry, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] National Probate Calendar, 1926.
      Lowe John of Dalbreck Coupar Angus died 20 October 1925 Confirmation of Robert Lowe and the reverend Charles Stewart M.A. B.D. Sealed London 22 January.

    2. [S3] Death Certificate, British Columbia Archives Microfilm B13223, Registration Number 1955-09-003080.
      Robert Lowe, 6 March 1955

    3. [S17] Family Search, Coupar Angus, Perthshire C112796.
      John Lowe, Birth: 7 Jul 1848, Father: Robert Lowe, Mother: Catherine Ballingall

    4. [S31] Directory, The Medical Directory, 1925.
      Scotland. Pg 1412. Lowe John, Coupar Angus, Perth, (retired). MB CM Ed 1871. (Univ Ed & Paris), JP, Paroch Med Off Coupar Angus, Cargill, Collace & Kettins; MOH Coupar Angus, Certif Fact Surg. Author "Case of Rupture of the Heart" Lancet 1872. "On Electri-Excitability in Mental & Nervous Diseases" W.R. Asyl Med Reps vol iii

    5. [S31] Directory, Slater's Directory, 1896.
      Coupar Angus. Private Residents. Lowe, John M.B, C.M (Edin surgeon). Queen Street.

    6. [S12] 1881 Census, SCT1881/453, Folio 6, Page 39 (transcript).
      4 St Mary's Place, St Andrews. Annie W Coupar, Visitor, Unmarried, 28, Annuitant, India. John Lowe, Visitor, Unmarried, 38, Physician B M Of Edinr, Cupar Angus.

    7. [S31] Directory, Medical Register, 1922.
      Lowe John. Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Date & place of Registration: 1871, Sept 19. E. Qualifications: MB. CM. 1871. U. Edin.

    8. [S32] Website, Middlewood Mental Hospital, http://www.shef.ac.uk/misc/personal/cm1djw/lochist/thesis/midhos.htm.
      It was decided to have an Asylum closer to Sheffield and so a site was chosen at Wadsley Park, three and a half miles from the town ... The plans for building a 750 bed Asylum were drawn up by the West Riding Surveyor ... Work on constructing the Asylum began during the summer of 1869 and was completed by the end of 1871. There were two, large, three floor blocks, with the males in the North Wing and the females in the South Wing. Between them, in the middle, was the Central Administration block which contained, the senior staff quarters, main dining hall, kitchens and administrative offices. In the wards, the sick and infirm were put on the ground floor, day-rooms were on the middle floor and the dormitories were placed on the top floor. Nearby, in separate buildings were the, laundry, workshops, bakery and brewery. The 800,000 gallon reservoir was built at the highest point of the site. Soon after, the mortuary and post-mortem suites were provided and then the Hospital was ready for use. It was declared open on August 21st, 1872, and the total cost had been £150,714. During the first 16 months, 585 patients were admitted and some of the reasons for their admission were amazing:-
      Overwork, heredity, unjustly charged with carelessness, accidents or blows to the head, disappointments in marriage, trouble, women, death of relative, religious excitement, religious doubt, drinking, grief, oversensitiveness, childbirth, family affairs, prodigal life, change of life, fright, dog bite and sunstroke.

    9. [S33] Newspaper, The Times, 27 January 1926, page 17.
      Wills and Bequests. Lowe, Mr John, of Dalbreck, Coupar Angus (personal estate in Great Britain) £8,330.