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John Powis

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John Powis (c1820-1871) of Powis, James and Co

1851 Living at 26 Watling Street, London: John Powis (age 30 born Knighton, Radnorshire), Ironmonger and Engineer employing two men (and unmarried). Also Stanley James (age 33 born Worcester), ironmonger (and Unmarried); and William Crowther, age 15 born Stafford), Shopman.[1]

1861 Lodging at Market Street, Bradford: John Powis (age 41 born Radnorshire), Ironmonger and Engineer. Unmarried.[2]

1871 Living at 2 Pall Mall, Westminster: Eleanor Bale (age 49 born Brampton, Herefordshire), No Occupation and a widow). With her children William Bale (age 26 born Orleton, Hford.) an Engineer's Draughtsman; Manfred Bale (age 22 born Ashford, Salop), an Engineer's Improver; and Ellen Bale (age 18 born Ashford, Salop). Also her brother John Powis (age 51 born Brampton, Hford), an Engineer - Unemployed) and her sister Margaret Powis (age 52 born Brampton, Hford), and her cousin Alfred Edwards (20 born Salop), an Engineer Apprentice. One servant.[3]

1871 September 15th. Died. Of 2a Pall Mall, a batchelor. Probate granted to Thomas Gitton Powis of Ashford Bowdler neear Ludlow, Farmer, Benjamin Powis of Woodson near Tenbury, Worcestershire, Farmer, and Charles Powis of Milwall Poplar, Engineers 'the brothers and three of the next of kin'

1872 Concerning his estate. '...all creditors and other persons having any claims upon the estate of John Powis, deceased, late of 2A, Pall Mall, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, formerly a Partner in the firm of Powis, James, and Co., of Victoria Works, Belvedere-road, Lambeth, in the county of Surrey, Engineers (who died on the 15th day of September, 1871, and to whose estate letters of administration were granted by the Principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, on the 15th day of January, 1872, to Thomas Gitton Powis, Benjamin Powis, and Charles Powis), are hereby required to send particulars of their claim...'[4]


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