born May–November 1820
in Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1890
1820: FreeReg has a record of the baptism, which took place in St Michael's on 17 November 1820. His father was a 'pitman', and the family dwelt in Collier Row.
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 20–24, born in county.