Lowndes 1884

Lowndes 1884

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.

Lowndes 1884
Lowndes 1884

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.

Lowndes 1884
Lowndes 1884

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).

2 thoughts on “Lowndes 1884”

  1. There is a Lowndes County in South Georgia. I should research to see if the same family. Thanks for the history and the excellent photos! William

    1. Probably related somehow. The first members of the Lowndes family that I found were in the middle of South Carolina after moving from St. Kitts. The original settlers here were almost all from British Caribbean.

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