born April–October 1824
in Middle Rainton, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1894
1824: FreeReg has a record of the baptism, which took place in St Michael's, Houghton-le-Spring on 24 October 1824. His father was a 'pitman', and the family dwelt in Middle Rainton.
1841 census: (as Lowery) living with parents, brothers, and a ?lodger on Downs Lane, Hetton-le-Hole. Occupation is given as coal miner. Age is 15–19, born in county.