in Penshaw, Co. Durham
1841 census: living in St Giles, with wife and children. Surname spelt 'Lowery'. Age is 40 [to 44], born in county, and profession is miner.
1844: a 'pitman' living in Monk Heslesden at the time of the birth of his son Daniel.
1850: a collier at the time of his son James's marriage.
1851 census: living on Broomside Lane, St Giles, with wife and children. Surname spelt 'Lawery'. Age is 42, born in 'Pensher', and profession is miner.
1861 census: living in Colliery Houses, Durham, with wife, children and grandson. Age is 59, born in 'Lampton', and profession is miner.
1881 census: living in Sherburn village, with wife, daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Age is 79, born in 'Wappen', and profession is former miner.
The death of a John Lowery aged 82 is recorded in the December quarter of 1884 in Durham district (10a207).