born April 1791–April 1792
in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
1815–18: daughters Bessy and Martha were baptised at St Michael's, Houghton-le-Spring (1815 and 1818 respectively). On both George's occupation is given as 'pitman', and the family are said to live in in Collier Row.
1841 census: (as Lowery) living with wife, sons, and a ?lodger on Downs Lane, Hetton-le-Hole. Occupation is given as coal miner. Age is 45–49, born in county.
1861 census: (as Lowery) living at Low Downs, Hetton-le-Hole, with wife and grandson. Occupation is given as coal miner. Age is 69, occupation is coal miner, and place of birth is Chester-le-Street.