Anthony Lowther, Viscount Lowther

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Anthony Edward Lowther, Viscount Lowther JP DL (24 September 1896 – 6 October 1949), English courtier and soldier, was the eldest son of Lancelot Lowther, 6th Earl of Lonsdale by his first wife, Gwendoline.

He was appointed a Page of Honour on 7 April 1908[1] and served in that office until 25 March 1913.[2] Educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he was appointed a second lieutenant in the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) on 11 August 1915.[3]

On 1 February 1922, Lowther married Muriel Frances Farrar, daughter of Sir George Herbert Farrar, 1st Baronet, of Chicheley Hall Bucks., by whom he had three children:[4]

  • James Lowther, 7th Earl of Lonsdale (1922–2006)
  • Hon. Anthony George Lowther (b. 23 September 1925), married Lavinia Joyce, of San Francisco, and has issue (maternal grandparents of model Adwoa Aboah)[5]
  • Hon. Ann Mary Lowther (30 August 1927 – 23 August 1956), married Colonel Julian Fane M.C. (1921-2013).

Lowther returned to the family estates after the war, dwelling in Clifton Hall, Westmorland.[6] Like many of his family, he was influential in local affairs, serving as High Sheriff of Westmorland in 1930,[7] and being appointed honorary colonel of the 4th Battalion, The Border Regiment on 19 December 1931.[8] He moved from Clifton Hall to Askham Hall in 1933. This building, bought by the Lowthers in 1815, was carefully restored and modernized under his direction.[6]

His career as a county gentleman continued when, on 29 April 1937, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Cumberland[9] by his uncle, Hugh, and he himself became Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland two years later. Upon the death of his uncle in 1944, Anthony assumed the style of Viscount Lowther as heir apparent to the Earldom. However, he predeceased his father in 1949, at the age of 53.


  1. ^ The London Gazette, issue 28126, 7 April 1908
  2. ^ The London Gazette, issue 28704, 25 March 1913
  3. ^ The London Gazette, issue 29258, 10 August 1915
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 19 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Woman with great literary mind". Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. 11 January 2003. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Sanford Book". Retrieved 19 May 2007. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette, issue 33592, 28 March 1930
  8. ^ The London Gazette, issue 33781, 18 December 1931
  9. ^ The London Gazette, issue 34934, 4 May 1937
Court offices
Preceded by
Donald Davidson
Page of Honour
Succeeded by
Thomas Brand
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Stanley Hughes le Fleming
Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland
Succeeded by
James Winstanley Cropper
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