John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green (Parish Records)

by jane gould @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 18:23 (1989 days ago)

I'm looking for information about John & Ann Powell, who lived at Hewler's/Uler's Farm Brain's Green . John is there on the electoral register in 1843 and they are both there on the 1850 census. I think Elizabeth was born in 1818 in Awre and she married William Wood in 1850. But I can't find a marriage for John & Ann in Awre and am wondering whether they arrived there from an adjoining parish. There's a John Powell marrying Ann Brooks in Redmarley in October 1808 but not sure if it's the right couple. Would really appreciate some help.

John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green

by shepway @, Sunday, February 03, 2019, 19:40 (1989 days ago) @ jane gould

This appears to be the baptism for Elizabeth:
Year: 1812
Month: Aug
Day: 9
Parents_Surname: POWELL
Child_Forenames: Elizabeth
Fathers_Forenames: John
Mothers_Forenames: Ann
Mothers_Surname: nee(Cook Spinster)
Officiating_Minister: Charles Sandiford Vicar
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: [1]D[aughter] [2]b[or]n July 11
Notes: Blakeney Chapel
Register_Reference: P30 1 IN 1 Part 2
Page_Number: 579
Parish_Chapel: Awre

Fortunately the record also gives Ann's maiden name as Cook and there is a corresponding marriage in nearby Westbury on Severn:

Year: 1805
Month: Apr
Day: 23
Grooms_Surname: POWELL
Grooms_Forenames: John
Groom_Condition: Batchelor
Grooms_Residence: otp [Westbury]
Brides_Surname: COOK
Brides_Forenames: Ann
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: otp [Westbury]
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns: No 53. April 7t
Signature_or_Mark: Both Mark
Witness_1: Sarah Moody
Witness_2: A Bennett
Officiating_Minister: Richard Wetherell Vicar
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P 354 IN 1/5
Page_Number: 68
Parish_Chapel: Westbury on Severn


John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Monday, February 04, 2019, 00:08 (1989 days ago) @ shepway

Hi again Jane,
took a while but eventually found this record on FamilySearch, hope it helps you;

1841 Uler'S Farm, Awre, Gloucestershire, England
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
John Powell M 65-69 Gloucestershire
Ann Powell F 65-69 Gloucestershire
Ann Powell F 25-29 Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Powell F 20-24 Gloucestershire
Frederick Powell M 20-24 Gloucestershire
John Morse M 15-19 Gloucestershire
William Powell M 30-34 Gloucestershire
William Wood M 30-34 Gloucestershire

Page Number 17
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 350/39


1851 Tything Blakeney Awre, Gloucestershire, England
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
William Wood Head M 46 Farmer 37 Acr 1 Agr Lab. East Dean, Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Wood Wife F 38 Awre, Gloucestershire
William Wood Son M 0 Awre, Gloucestershire
John Powell Lodger M 82 Past Labour. Awre, Gloucestershire
Ann Powell Lodger F 78 Maisemore, Gloucestershire
James Warren Servant M 13 Agr Labour. Lydney, Gloucestershire


Even with the added 1851 info, struggling to find local PRs for the Powell family though...

Possibly our John, but lot's of Powells born in Awre in C18th so ??

Record_ID: 22012
Entry_Number: 1285
Year: 1856
Month: Jan
Day: 30
Surname: POWELL
Forenames: John
Residence: Brains Green
Age_at_death: 87
Officiating_Minister: J H Malpes Vicar
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P30 IN 1/10
Page_No: 161
Parish_Chapel: Awre


John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green

by MPGriffiths @, Monday, February 04, 2019, 07:42 (1989 days ago) @ Jefff

There is a previous thread with all census info etc (30 April 2017)

James POWELL 1785 Shoe Maker Brains Green

John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green

by jane gould @, Monday, February 04, 2019, 07:55 (1989 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Many thanks for pointing out this thread. I had searched the forum but didn't find it. Really helpful to know that Ann's maiden name was Cook.

John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green

by jane gould @, Monday, February 04, 2019, 07:56 (1989 days ago) @ shepway

Many thanks for your help with this. Some useful clues here.

John & Ann Powell of Brain's Green

by jane gould @, Monday, February 04, 2019, 08:02 (1989 days ago) @ shepway

Many thanks for this. Hope to be able to progress this line further now.

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