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Roger Wake

b. 1456
m. Unknown
d. 1485




Unknown (Wake) Lowell (b. 1507 Clevedon, England)


The Wake name is of Norman English origin, however it is unknown when the first descendent arrived in England from Normandy. There is speculation that the first Lowell came with William the Conqueror in 1066. This information is far from convincing however since it came from the Battle Abbey Roll, which was written years after the actual conquest so its content is questioned. In the years following the conquest in 1066, there is speculation that families added their names to the list when it was written to gain power, although in reality they emmigrated from Normandy after the battle itself.

There is also a problem with the above dates, since according to the sources found, Roger died years before his daughter was born.





-Delmar R Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899, (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Comapny, 1899).
-Battle Abbey Roll