Sir William Lowther, 3rd Baronet

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Sir William Lowther, 3rd Baronet
Memorial to Sir William Lowther in Cartmel Priory

Sir William Lowther, 3rd Baronet (1727 – 15 April 1756) was an English landowner, of Marske Hall, Yorkshire and Holker Hall. He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Lowther, 2nd Baronet and Lady Elizabeth Cavendish.

In January 1755, he inherited the Whitehaven estates and coal mines from his fourth cousin once removed, Sir James Lowther, 4th Baronet,[1] and succeeded him as Member of Parliament for Cumberland. However, he died unmarried in 1756, last of his line. He left the bulk of his estates, including the Whitehaven inheritance, to his fourth cousin, James Lowther.[2] Holker Hall, which had come from his grandmother Catherine Preston, was left to a distant cousin of his mother Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, Lord George Cavendish.

Marske Hall was bought by Thomas Dundas, later Lord Dundas, in 1762.


  1. ^ "John Wesley's Letters, 1754". Archived from the original on 3 September 2006. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
  2. ^ Beckett, J. V. (2004). "'Lowther, James, earl of Lonsdale (1736–1802)'". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir James Lowther, Bt
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
Succeeded by

Honorary titles
Title last held by
The Viscount Lonsdale
Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland
Succeeded by
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Lowther
(of Marske)
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