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Ancestry baptism lookup please

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brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 20:42

I would appreciate it if someone could just check this for me please. All I can see is:

'William Maurice Powell'

Many thanks.



Choccy Report 22 Nov 2012 20:45

this one?

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906

Name: William Maurice Powell
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 29 May 1872
Father's Name: Maurice Powell (Barrister at Law)
Mother's Name: Florence Powell
Parish or Poor Law Union: Christ Church, Albany Street
Borough: Camden
Register Type: Parish Registers

Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Albany Street, Register of Baptism, p90/ctc2, Item 004.

born 12th April 1872

Address - 50 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington


brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 20:51

Thanks very much Choccy - not mine alas! :-S


zenawarrior Report 23 Nov 2012 17:57

hi jan
how are you
have you any information about william
best wishes zena


brummiejan Report 23 Nov 2012 19:05

Hello Zena.
I'm fine thanks - and thanks for the question! Just be aware I have asked for help with him before, albeit a good while back.
My William Maurice Powell was born about 1829 and gives his birthplace as Tolworth Surrey. On his marriage cert he states his father as John Horace Powell, a land proprietor.
I have everything about him 1851 onwards but have never traced him 1841 or found anything about his father. By 1851 he was on the move, as he was a commercial traveller.
To be honest, I think you would probably be wasting your valuable time on this as I have searched high & low to no avail.
Jan :-S


zenawarrior Report 23 Nov 2012 19:12

ok jan i'm off to darts now but will have a look tomorrow on ancestry and find my past
you never know i might spot something
speak to you soon
zena x


brummiejan Report 23 Nov 2012 19:16

Thank you Zena - I did warn you remember!
jan :-D


Michelle Report 24 Nov 2012 07:05

Hi Jan
Could this be him from the 1841 census? The address looks as though it is Cumberland Row but it's quite difficult to read - I have saved a pdf copy of this census return if it's any help

Name: William Powell
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Where born:Surrey, England
Civil parish:St Mary Newington
Hundred:Brixton (Eastern Division)
Street Address:
Registration district:Newington
Sub-registration district:St Mary
View others on page
Page Number:6

Household Members:
William Powell 35
Francis Powell 25
William Powell 12
John Powell 10
Joseph Powell 6
James Powell 4
Thomas Powell 3
Fanny Powell 2
Ann Dristows 20

Kind regards,


Michelle Report 24 Nov 2012 07:11

sorry ... just noticed that you mentioned his father's name is John which would mean this is not the right William


brummiejan Report 24 Nov 2012 13:43

Just come online!
Thanks very much allotment. That looks very promising indeed - how come I never saw it then. I suppose the question mark is over the lack of middle names. I must have a look at the census, if only with a view to excluding this family. If I can't find them it makes it a stronger possibility doesn't it.
Have to go out in a bit but I shall be back!
Thanks a million for taking the trouble to go looking.


brummiejan Report 24 Nov 2012 16:34

Allotment, I owe you an apology - totally missed the fact that William's baptism is for William Morris! Really must get a brain transplant.
It does look like a real contender. My only issue now is his father's occupation of public house keeper rather than land proprietor! But as my Powell relatives have been known to be quite, um, creative about their own and their fathers' occupations, I shall not let that put me off for now.
Watch this space - and many thanks again.


brummiejan Report 24 Nov 2012 17:24

Me again.
I have been checking out the 1841 tree above (and have attached it to my tree for future reference!).
Now, there is nothing to confirm if it is him or otherwise but there are a couple of tantalising morsels here.
Firstly, an Ancestry member has researched this family, and particularly William and Frances' son Joseph, who it seems was Joseph Augustus. Interestingly my William named one of his sons Maurice Augustus. Obviously might be co-incidental but I am looking for even the slightest clue here!
In addition, although they have all the children from the 1841 (plus numerous others!) they have ignored William. This might be an oversight but I find it interesting, as for him to be mine he would have to be just living with them, most likely a nephew.
I need to contact them I think.