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1891 Contents & Preface

The Pedigree of the Family of Powell, 
Sometime Resident at Mildenhall, Barton Mills, and Hawsted, in Co. Suffolk, and Afterwards at Homerton and Clapton, Co. Middlesex, and Elsewhere, From Henry VII, to Victoria, to which are added Pedigrees of the Families of Baden and Thistlethwayte, of Co. Wilts.

Compiled and edited by Edgar Powell
Printed for the Editor

London:
Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited.
Stamford Street and Charing Cross
1891


C O N T E N T S.                                                                                    PAGE

FOLDING CHART PEDIGREE.........................................................           Pocket

NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF FAMILY,

WITH A SELECTION OF ORIGINAL LETTERS............................................    1

 

PEDIGREES CONTINUED FROM FOLDING CHART.................................................................................................      25

 

BLANK PAGES FOR GENEALOGICAL MEMORANDA..........................................................................................   42

 

SOME ACCOUNT OF COURT ROLLS OF MILDENHALL, SUFFOLK,

WITH EXTRACTS THEREFROM............. ............ ............ ............ ............   52

 

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE COURT ROLLS OF BARTON MILLS, SUFFOLK,

WITH EXTRACTS THEREFROM... ............................ ................................   57

 

EXTRACTS FROM PARISH REGISTERS, NOTES FROM FAMILY BIBLE,

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS, &C.. .....................................................     62

 

PEDIGREE OF THE BADEN FAMILY.........................................................     80

 

PEDIGREE OF THE THISTLETHWAYTE FAMILY

AND EVIDENCES RELATING THERETO.......................... ..........................    83

 

PEDIGREE SHOWING CONNECTION WITH

FAMILIES OF CLARK, KIPLING, AND PARKER........................ ...................    92

 

EXTRACTS FROM WILLS...........................................................................    96

 

APPENDIX............................................................................................       121


ABBREVIATIONS.

ch. = christened.

P. R. = Parish Register.

M. I. = Monumental Inscription.

o. s. p. = obiit sine prole (died without issue).

da. = daughter.

s. = son.

P. R. O. = Public Record Office, London.

P. C. C. = Prerogative Court of Canterbury (at Somerset House).

A line thus - - - - indicates that the step is lacking in proof.

The mark, ^ denotes that a marriage had issue.


ILLUSTRATIONS.

Frontispiece -- Facsimile from Court Rolls of Barton Mills. [See below]

Hamond's Farm, to face p. 10.   [See below]

Powell Armorial Bearings, to face p. 23.


PREFACE.

As I have during the past few years devoted a good deal of spare time to the study of Powell Genealogies (with special reference to the East Anglian representatives of the Name), it has been suggested to me by several members of my own family that I should print a short genealogical history of the branch to which we belong. Believing that it might be advisable whilst time and opportunity offered to put on record, without waiting for further research, the results of my investigations on the subject, I have set them forth, together with short pedigrees of the families of Baden, Thistlethwayte, and Clark, in the following volume, which will, I hope, be of sufficient interest to excuse its imperfections. I have added, in the form of an Appendix, a list of the earlier East Anglian Wills of the name, with abstracts of some of them; also of the documents in which the name occurs among the Feet of Fines for Suffolk; also an extract from a Suffolk Subsidy Roll. Notes explaining some obsolete words, &c., will be found at the end of the book.

With regard to the plan of the work, I have thought it best to set forth the history of the family, as far as possible, by means of a large folding Chart Pedigree, having adopted this form as being the clearest.

In order, however, to avoid making this chart of too unwieldy dimensions, it has been found necessary to continue the pedigrees of some of the branches by means of tabular and narrative pedigrees, in the text. Where this has been done, references are given on the chart to the pages where such continuations will be found.

With the Chart Pedigree before him, the reader will find pp. I-23 act more or less as a running commentary, the various evidences, etc., being given later on.

Following p. 41 will be found ten blank pages for the entry of genealogical memoranda and continuations of the pedigree, which I hope will be found useful.

It must be borne in mind that the dates, previous to 1753, are given in the old style, in which the year began on the 25th of March.

I have to record my especial thanks to Sir Edward Bunbury, Bart, for his kindness in allowing me access to the Court Rolls of Mildenhall; also to Mr. Gery Milner-Gibson Cullum, of Hardwick House, and to Mr. O. F. Read, of Mildenhall, for similar favours.

To the Rev. A. G. Livingstone (Rector of Mildenhall), the Rev. W.B. Lott (Vicar of Barton Mills), the Rev. Leslie Mercer (Rector of Hawsted) my thanks are especially due for their kindness and courtesy in allowing me free access to the registers of their parishes.

I also wish particularly to record my obligation to the late Mrs Charles Powell of Speldhurst, to whose kindness and help in dealing with the family documents I have been exceedingly indebted; and to Mr. Arthur Powell of Milton Heath for his contribution towards the expenses of the work.

EDGAR POWELL

Bisham, Marlow, Bucks

June, 1891.

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