Monument and a sarcophagi on the edge of a marsh. The Lowndes family is one of the oldest in Charleston. Like most of the original settlers they were originally from the British Caribbean. Howerver, from St Kitts not the rice planters of Barbados.
The Lowndes were wealthy traders, bankers, and of course later planters. They were also one of the few that managed to keep some wealth after the US Civil War. This burial spot, and the funerary artwork were among the most expensive around Charleston.
The monument displays a ‘clover topped cross’ which is distinctive of their heritage to the House Of Tudor in early England (King Henry VIII was a Tudor).