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Thomas Eyre POWELL

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Hello,

Just found out that Thomas Eyre POWELL was an army officer:

Name: William Henry POWELL
Date of Death: 15/7/1908
Place: District Hospital, Parramatta Municipality NSW
Occupation: Dealer, Invalidity Pensioner
***: Male
Age: 71
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Ireland, Locality Unknown
Time in Aust Colonies: 70 years in NSW

Father: Thomas Eyre POWELL
Occupation: Officer in Army

Mother: Elizabeth WARREN
Place of Marriage: Sydney NSW
Age at Marriage: 22
Name of Spouse: Elizabeth Kelter SANDS
Children of Marriage: William G H 48, Catherine 46, George H 44, Jane S 39, Clara K 37, Elizabeth 35 Living, 1 Male deceased

Informant: Mildred HARRINGTON, Staff Nurse, District Hospital Paramatta
Cause of Death: Bronchitis following Strangulated Hernia
Length of Illness: 12 Days
Medical Attendant: Reginald BOWMAN
Date Last Seen: 14/7/1908

Date of Burial: 18/7/1908
Place of Burial: Independent Cemetery Rookwood
Minister & Religion: Jas WORBOYS, Baptist
Undertaker: Ralph METCALFE
Witnesses: Alfred FATHERS, Charles GITTOES

Cremation Date:
Cremation Place:
Cremation Informant:
Cremation religion:
Cremation Witnesses:

Registered: 17/7/1908 Parramatta
Notes:

Ref No.: 1908/10852


Thomas was born abt 1807 Co Limerick - married 28 Oct 1828 Castleconnell ?? to Elizabeth Mitchell WARREN ??


Arrived in Australia per 'Susan' in March 1839.

His father was also in the army as per this death notice:

The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 24 November 1873 p.1
DEATHS
On the 15th instant, at his residence, Pitt-street, Redfern, Mr. THOMAS EYRE POWELL, aged 66 years, leaving ten children and an affectionate wife to lament their loss, second son of the former Captain Eyre Powell, Eyre Mount, Castle Connell, Ireland, and only brother of Eyre Powell, Esq., Prospect, county Limerick, Ireland.
 

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Wonder if his one of yours Dave,

Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, August 18, 1804
DIED - At Antrim Caftle, Lieut. Stephen Reed, of the Royal Dublin Militia, in confequence of a wound he had recieved in a duel with Captain Eyre Powell.
 

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Thanks gibbo. :)

That would fit. That would be Eyre, father of Thomas and of Eyre. Don't know when Eyre junior was born (sometime after 1801 marriage below) or when he died.

Index to Diocese of Killala and Achonry
Marriage Bonds Film 100868
Powell Eyre - Mary Barrett 1801 p.120
 

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If they were only Captains in local Militia we won't find much on them re service records.

Just bits and pieces:

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy section of Pigots (1824) for Castle-Connell
Captain Ayre Powell, World's-end.
 

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Thanks gibbo. :)

Yes, that's the family.

House or Townland of Prospect mentioned in several places in previous posts:

Townland: Prospect
Civil Parish: Stradbally
Poor Law Union: Limerick
 

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The Headstones are in the South Section of Deansgrange Cemetery, Deansgrange,
Co.Dublin.


No.142
In Memory | of | ANNIE EYRE POWELL | Widow of Captain EYRE POWELL | died Sept. 14 1904

That must be spouse of Eyre junior.
 
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Hi there! Sorry to revive an old forum, but I've only just opened an account on this website so I'm unable to privately message either of you.

Just wanted to thank you for all this information - you've both been immensely helpful years later! I too am a descendent of Thomas Eyre Powell, so this is fantastic. I just wondered Dave (should you happen to stumble across this again) if you might be able to provide the source of that information you opened this thread with? Seems to be a death certificate, would love to be pointed in the right direction there.

Thank you! :)
 

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Hello Jarrod and welcome to the Forum.

It is a transcription of this death certificate, ie a copy from an authorised transcription agent who has access to the BDM records and not a certified copy from the registry.

Death 10852/1908 POWELL WILLIAM H - THOMAS E - ELIZABETH - PARRAMATTA * 15 Jul

I'm not a descendant. This marriage is to a sibling of my direct Sands line not Powell line. I follow siblings as well so I have a very large tree.

Marriage 3/1860 POWELL WILLIAM HENRY - SANDS ELIZABETH CELTY - SYDNEY * 2 Jan

If you have any specific queries then post them on the appropriate board and we will try to help.

Dave
 
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Great, thank you for that - good to know!

No specific queries at this stage since I'm very new to the Powell line, but just out of curiousity, did you ever manage to get higher up the chain than Eyre Powell (Thomas's father), or did the records get a bit slim / was the line too removed for you to do further research?

Jarrod
 

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Thomas Eyre Powell to Elizabeth Mitchell Warren
28 Oct 1828 Castleconnell, Co Limerick, Ireland
No source found to support the date and place

Death 2921/1883 POWELL ELIZABETH - WILLIAM - ELIZABETH - PETERSHAM * 17 Mar

Rookwood
ELIZABETH MITCHELL POWELL Age 63 17/03/1883 19/03/1883 Zone B R 344

Don't know if parents as listed are correct or how accurate age at death is.

Death 2660/1873 POWELL THOMAS E AGE 66 YEARS DIED WATERLOO WATERLOO * 15 Nov

I have not been able to confirm parents as

Eyre POWELL & Mary BARRETT
Uregare, Ballinstona S, Co Limerick, Ireland

Index to Diocese of Killala and Achonry
Marriage Bonds Film 100868
Powell Eyre - Mary Barrett 1801 p.120

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People commemorated
First person
Title:
Captain
Name: Eyre
Surname: Powell
Date of death - day: 11
Date of death - month: February
Date of death - year: 1835
Age: 55 years
Second person
Name: Robert
Surname: Powell
Date of death - day: 14
Date of death - month: September
Date of death - year: 1814
Age: 64 years
Address: Prospect
Relationship with first person: Father
Number of people commemorated: 2
Exact wording of inscription:
Here rests the remains of
Eyre Powell Captain of the City
Limerick Regiment of Militia
who departed this life the 11th
Day of February 1835 aged 55 years
and also the remains of his Father
Robert Powell of Prospect who
departed this life the 14th day of
September 1814 aged 64 years
Memorial Type: Ledger Slab

Getting a bit off my main line but I would follow it if I could. Ireland gets rather difficult before 1830s. I'm stuck in 1830s with no baptisms for my direct Hamilton line.

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The Sydney Morning Herald - Mon 24 Nov 1873 p.1
DEATHS
On the 15th instant, at his residence, Pitt-street, Redfern, Mr. THOMAS EYRE POWELL, aged 66 years, leaving ten children and an affectionate wife to lament their loss, second son of the former Captain Eyre Powell, Eyre Mount, Castle Connell, Ireland, and only brother of Eyre Powell, Esq., Prospect, county Limerick, Ireland.


If you google 'eyre powell' and 'limerick' you will find quite a lot.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy section of Pigots (1824) for Castle-Connell
Captain Ayre Powell, World's-end

The problem is making the right connections.
 
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Hi Dave,

Have you encountered the publications of a genealogist named John Burke? He's got a number of volumes written in the early-mid 1800s that concern the lineage of noble families of the UK.

I've spent the last couple weeks trawling through those records alone and creating a visual representation of what his understanding of the lineage is, you can take a look here: https://tinyurl.com/v67tvqc

For me this is very groundbreaking! You're right, normally researching before the 1800s is near impossible for UK lines, but this has been huge for breaking that wall.

Would be interested on your thoughts and happy to point you to the exact sources if you wish.

Cheers,
Jarrod
 

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Hi Jarrod,

Yes, Ireland a bit easier if some are of 'noble' birth.

Thanks. I'll have a look.

Eyre and Stratford had to have earlier origins and you have them there.

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You can add 1801. Pity not the full date.

Index to Diocese of Killala and Achonry
Marriage Bonds Film 100868
Powell Eyre - Mary Barrett 1801 p.120
 

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You can add death for Robert.

Robert Powell of Prospect who
departed this life the 14th day of
September 1814 aged 64 years

If 1744 is right then age at death is out. Or they are both out a bit ??
 

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