Catalogue description Diary of Roger Lowe of Ashton-in-Makerfield

This record is held by Wigan Archives and Local Studies

Details of D/DZ A58
Reference: D/DZ A58
Title: Diary of Roger Lowe of Ashton-in-Makerfield


Held by: Wigan Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Lowe, Roger, b 1642, of Ashton in Makerfield

Physical description: 1 File
Custodial history:

Acc. 2112

Publication note:

The diary has been published in full: W.L. Sachse, ed., The Diary of Roger Lowe (Longman 1938).


A MS. transcript is also available: see Acc. 1972

Administrative / biographical background:

Roger Lowe was born in 1642 and was indentured as an apprentice to an unknown mercer of Leigh, working in the latter's shop in Ashton. After nine years Lowe took over the business from his master, but in 1667 sold the shop and went back into service with a Warrington bookseller. He married Emma Potter in 1668.

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