Powell, Walter

Male 1625 - 1696  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Powell, Walter  [1, 2
    Born Between 1620 and 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1643  Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Capt. Samuell Mathews, a Quaker
    Residence 1668  Somerset Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 20 Nov 1695  Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will dated November 20, 1695 and proved February 4, 1695/96.
      "To my son, William Powell, the plantation I now live on called 'Granfield' and 50 acres called 'Powell's Addition' with 100 acres of land joining the marsh of the tract of land called 'Winter Quarter'
      called 'Powell's Addition'.
      "To my son, John Powell, my land called 'Winter Quarter' on the seaside.
      "To my daughters, Elizabeth Tingle and Mary Evans, one tract of land called 'Hilliars Discovery' and one tract called 'Powell's Mill Pond,'
      250 acres, the said two tracts containing 390 acres to be equally divided between them.
      "To my daughter, Margaret Schoolfield, land called 'Olivins Portion' lying at the seaside, containing 150 acres.
      "To my daughter, Catherine Powell, land called 'Friends Gift', 150 acres, lying at the seaboard side in Somerset County.
      "To all my grandchildren, one cow each. All the rest of my movable estate to be divided among my six children, viz: William, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret and Catherine, and my daughter Sarah, to be
      equally divided.
      "My three sons, viz: William Powell, John Powell and Henry Schoolfield, my sole execs."
      Witnesses John Comish, Peter Dent, Alex. Maddux, Henry Ayers, Archibald Holmes.
      Sons William and John Powell, daughter Elizabeth, and daughter Mary Evans. On March 28, 1695/6 Margaret Schoolfield, Catharine, Sarah; reference to "Quaker burying ground."
      Calendar of Wills, Vol 2, 1685-1702, Calendar of Wills 1685-1702, Page 102
    _UID E4A8978F88DC414FA8BF0B7309D8D7F6390C 
    Died 27 Jan 1696  Greenfields, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I603  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2015 

    Family Berry, Margaret,   b. 1620-1625, Accomack Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1679, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1666  Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 967ED524581B4F6BB354C4A41D36B35403DE 
    Children 
     1. Powell, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1665, Accomack Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Jul 1746, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     2. Powell, Sarah,   b. 2 Jan 1669-1770, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1695
     3. Powell, Mary,   b. 30 Jan 1669, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Mar 1732, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 63 years)
     4. Powell, William,   b. 12 Jun 1673, Greenfields, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1715, Greenfields, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     5. Powell, John,   b. 27 Sep 1674, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1718, Northampton Co., VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Powell, Margaret,   b. 22 Feb 1675, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Powell, Catherine,   b. 26 May 1678, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Greenfields, the Powell homestead on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Greenfields, the Powell homestead on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
    from "Somerset: An Architectural History" by Paul Baker Touart
    Histories
    Greenfields
    Greenfields
    from "Somerset: An Architectural History" by Paul Baker Touart
    Sidelights of Maryland History--Powell 1.pdf
    Sidelights of Maryland History--Powell 1.pdf
    FOLIOS
    Powell Family History
    Powell Family History
    excerpts from a book by Rosalie Noland Ball
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1620 and 1625 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1643 - Lancaster Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1666 - Somerset Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1668 - Somerset Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 20 Nov 1695 - Somerset Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jan 1696 - Greenfields, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Powell Walter will p1
    Powell Walter will p1
    Powell Walter will p2
    Powell Walter will p2

    Histories
    Powell Walter--Greenfields
    Powell Walter--Greenfields
    from Somerset, An Architectural History, Paul Baker Touart, MD Historical Trust, 1990
    Powell Benston House Greenfield
    Powell Benston House Greenfield

    News
    Castle Madoc Image.jpeg
    Castle Madoc Image.jpeg

  • Notes 
    • Came to America with Col. Samuel Matthews, a Quaker

      From:
      Old Somerset of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

      Walter Powell lived at "Greenfield," bequeathing this plantation, at his death in 1696/7, to his son, William Powell. William Powell likewise made his home at "Greenfield" and, dying in 1715, devised the plantation to his son, John Powell. Walter Powell directed by his will, dated March 27, 1695, probated February 4, 1696/7, that his body "be buried in the Quaker burying ground." William Powell's will, dated April 15, 1715, probated June 22, 1715, requests "to be buried according to the direction of the Quakers."

      Somerset Court, Liber DT, No. 7, pp. 41-3, deed, July, 1670, from Thomas Walker to Walter Powell for the three tracts of land, "Greenfield," "Middle," and "Exchange"; see wills of Walter and William Powell in Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. II, p. 102, and Vol. IV, p. 76. Walter Powell was evidently not a Quaker when he came into Somerset County to reside in 1669 or 1670. We find that John Powell, son of Walter and Margaret Powell, was born at Pocomoke [Pocomoke Hundred], September 27, 1674, "and baptized ye 25 day of October next following" , and that Elizabeth Powell was married December 22, 1683, to Hugh Tingle, "by William Traile, minister" . William Traile was a Presbyterian minister. Now we know that Quakers did not submit their children to "baptism," nor were they married by ordained ministers. Evidently Walter Powell and his household became "convinced" later than 1674, when his infant son, John, was baptized. The date of his "conviction" and becoming a "Friend" is not known. That his daughter, Elizabeth, was married to Hugh Tingle by a Presbyterian minister is not evidence that Walter Powell may not have become a "Friend" before that date. Parents who are "Friends" cannot be held accountable for the acts of their children any more than parents who are "non-Friends." Ladies in marrying--even gentle Quaker ladies--sometimes make choice "out of meeting"!



      POWELL, Elizabeth 1670/01/19 LIV registered cattle mark; dau of Walter

      1693/12/21 IKL m to Hugh Tingle

      POWELL, Henry 1671/04/10 MCW witn/w Stephen Horsey sr

      POWELL, James 1668/04/10 JUD1

      POWELL, John 1674/09/27 IKL b to Walter & Mary; Pocomoke; bapt 25
      Oct next; OT Powill

      1695/03/27 MCW exec/w Walter Powell

      POWELL, Katherine 1678/05/26 IKL b to Walter & Margrett; Pocomoke

      POWELL, Margaret 1679/11/24 IKL d&b plantation Pocomoke; alias Beere;
      wf of Walter Powell

      POWELL, Margrett 1675/02/22 IKL b to Walter & Margrett; Pocomoke

      POWELL, Mary 1669/01/30 IKL b to Walter & Elizabeth; Pocomoke

      1670/01/19 LIV registered cattle mark; dau of Walter

      POWELL, Sarah 1671 IKL b to Walter & Margrett; Pocomoke

      POWELL, Thomas 1698/11/15 JW15 app inv Samuel Showell


      155

      POWELL, Walter 1670/01/19 LIV registered cattle mark

      1671/04/01 ESMd imm; wf unnamed; dau Elizabeth

      1675/03/11 JUD2 Constable Pocomoke

      1678/07/29 LI Jury of Inquest - Macum Thomas case

      1678/11/01 VII Tobacco List

      1683/11/13 JUD3 appraiser

      1695/03/27 MCW prob4Feb1696;sons William,John; daus
      Elizabeth, Mary Evans

      1695/03/28 MCW Margaret Schoolfield, Catharine, Sarah;
      ref to "Quaker burying ground"

      POWELL, William 1673/06/12 IKL b to Walter & Margrett; Pocomoke

      1695/03/27 MCW exec/w Walter Powell

      Powells Lott, 443 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Long. 75 6' Lat, 38 27' Map 29 Benson.
      1695
      Patent Record 22, p. 387
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      MSA S 1602-5269
      "Powell's Lott," 443 acres, surveyed May 2, 1687, for Walter Powell, lying on the Seaboard side. 343 acres in possession of Charles Townsend for John Powell in Accomack, VA; 100 acres claimed by William Powell John Powell sold this land to William Holland, who owned it in 1727.  
      38°27'00.0"N 75°06'00.0”W             38.450000, -75.100000
      on Assawoman Bay, close to Bishopville and Selbyville 
      http://goo.gl/maps/8jFpI
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/38%C2%B027'00.0%22N+75%C2%B006'00.0%22W/@38.45,-75.1,17z?hl=en
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      Powells Lott, 443 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Long. 75 6' Lat, 38 27' Map 29 Benson.
      1695
      Patent Record BB 3, p. 285
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      MSA S 1602-5270
      part of Powell’s Lott was between Herring Creek and Pearch Creek. Perch Gut is off Turville Creek, near Herring Creek, now part of Glen Riddle.
      Powells Recovery, 112 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter
      1695
      Patent Record BB 3, p. 511
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      0
      MSA S 1602-5271
      "Powell's Recovery," 112 acres, surveyed May 27, 1695, for Walter Powell upon the Seaboard side. 
      Powells Recovery, 112 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter
      1695
      Patent Record BB 3, p. 511
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      0
      MSA S 1602-5272

      Powells Addition, 50 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of William Stevens.
      1687
      Patent Record 22, p. 89
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      0
      MSA S 1602-5258
      "Powell's Addition", 50 acres surveyed April 2, 1683 for William Stevens on the north side of Pokomoke River. Assigned to Walter Powell, Posession of William Powell

      Col. William Stevens 
      Powell’s Addition 
      50 
      On north side of Pocomoke River between Acquintica and Comungee…;land formerly belonging to Walter Powell… small gut on east side of a landing to land called Caldicott 
      October 24, 1679, p. 224 

      Powells Addition, 50 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of William Stevens.
      1687
      Patent Record NS 2, p. 287
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      0
      MSA S 1602-5259

      Powells Addiion, Walter Powell, 50 Acres
      1687
      Patented Certificate 2051A
      3
      0
      MSA S 1210-2193

      Powells Inclusion, 256 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter
      1686
      Patent Record 22, p. 284
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-5265
      "Powell's Inclusion", 256 acres, surveyed May 1686, for Walter Powell, back from the Seabord Side. 128 acres possessed by Hugh Ingle in his wife 's right. The residue by Walter Evans, who intermarried with Powell's daughter
      Hillards Discovery, 150 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter
      1681
      Patent Record 21, p. 240
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-3096
      John Godden assigned to Walter Powell 
      Hilliard’s Discovery 
      200 
      On seaboard side on the north side of the head of St. Martins River about four Miles back in the woods from the head of the said river. …divided from a parcel of land surveyed for Robert Richardson 
      July 16, 1679, p. 159 
      Hillards Discovery, 150 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter
      1681
      Patent Record CB 2, p. 313
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-3097

      Oliver Portion, 150 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of John Goddin.
      1681
      Patent Record CB 2, p. 236
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-4770
      John Godden assigned to Walter Powell

      Oliver’s Portion

      150

      At the head of St. Martin’s River about three miles back in the woods from the River

      July 15, 1679, p.159
      Winter Quarter, 200 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of John Goddin.
      1681
      Patent Record 21, p. 240
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      0
      MSA S 1602-7058
      "Winter Quarter," 200 acres, surveyed August 6, 1679, for John Godin, Assigned to Walter Powell, on the North Side of St. Martin's south side of Herring Creek. Possessed by Charles Townsend in the right of John Powell of Accomack. . The Peninsula of Virginia east of the Chesapeake Bay was generally designated in the old records as first as Acchomacke and later as Accomack and Accomac. The term covered territorially the present counties of Northampton and Accomac. The tract of land called Winter Quarter on St. Martin's River was on the Seaboard side near the present town of Berlin. This explanation is necessary since there were several other tracts of land of the same name located in different parts of Somerset County.
      Winter Quarter, 200 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of John Goddin.
      1681
      Patent Record CB 2, p. 238
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-7059

      Friends Gift, 150 Acres; Certifciate 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of George Goddin.
      1680
      Patent Record 21, p. 242
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-2513
      lying at the seaboard side in Somerset County.

      John Godden assigned to Walter Powell 
      The Friends Guift 
      150 
      On the seaboard side on the north side of the head of St. Martins River about three miles back in the woods from the said river. 
      July 16, 1679, p. 159 
      Friends Gift, 150 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Powell, Walter - Certificate in name of George Goddin.
      1680
      Patent Record CB 2, p. 235
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-2514
       
      Greenfield, 300 Acres; Certificate 
      Developer/Owner: Jones, Robert - Poss. William Powell, Rent Roll 9, folio 61, 19 A. Richard Brooks from John Powell and wife 3/25/1733, 70 A. Richard Brooks from William Powell 11/25/1734. 181 A. Alexander
      1668
      Patent Record 9, p. 30
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      MSA S 1602-2817
      To my son, William Powell, the plantation I now live on called 'Granfield' and 50 acres called 'Powell's Addition' with 100 acres of land joining the marsh of the tract of land called 'Winter Quarter' called 'Powell's Addition'.
      To my son, John Powell, my land called 'Winter Quarter' on the seaside.
      To my daughters, Elizabeth Tingle and Mary Evans, one tract of land call ed 'Hilliars Discovery' and one tract called 'Powell's Mill Pond,' 250 acres, the said two tracts containing 390 acres to be equally divided between them.
      To my daughter, Margaret Schoolfield, land called 'Olivins Portion' lying at the seaside, containing 150 acres.
      To my daughter, Catherine Powell, land called 'Friends Gift', 150 acre s, lying at the seaboard side in Somerset County.
      Greenfield, 300 Acres; Patent 
      Developer/Owner: Jones, Robert - Poss. William Powell, Rent Roll 9, folio 61, 19 A. Richard Brooks from John Powell and wife 3/25/1733, 70 A. Richard Brooks from William Powell 11/25/1734. 181 A. Alexander
      1668
      Patent Record 12, p. 102
      0
      0
      MSA S 1602-2818

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    2. [S720] The Family Tree of Col. Leven Powell's Line of the Powells of Virginia, Ball, Rosalie Noland, (November 1938).