70. HUGH LOWE was born in 1786. In 1841 he was he was a weaver bringing up his family alone in Wigan.
Margaret Lowe b. 1821
Mary Lowe b. 1826
35. Cecily Lowe b. 1826
Ellen Lowe b. 1831
71. Wife unknown
Weaving at home before the Industrial Revolution
As a mill town, Wigan was an important centre of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution; however it wasn't until the 1800s that cotton factories began to spread into the town. This was due to a dearth of fast-flowing streams and rivers in the area, but by 1818 there were eight cotton mills in the Wallgate part of Wigan