Julia Howard Bovell (née Griffith)

16th Apr 1811 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


'Of England', counterclaimant with Howard Connell, of St John and her brother John Poyer Poyer, for the whole of the compensation for an as yet unidentified estate in Barbados to be applied to the trusts of the will of Wm. Griffith. The award was made to Henry Thornhill and Thomas Went, upon trusts of the will of Wm. Griffith.

  1. Julia Howard Griffith, born 16/04/1811 and baptised 27/07/1806 [sic - 1816] in St Lucy, Barbados, daughter of John Poyer Griffith and his wife Sarah Howard.

  2. Marriage of Julia Howard Griffith, spinster of Russell Pl., daughter of J. P. (John Poyer) Griffith (q.v.) with James Bovell (q.v.) also given as of Russell Pl., son of John Bovell (q.v.), at St Pancras 31/08/1837, when John Poyer Poyer (q.v.) was among the witnesses.

  3. Living at Denison Avenue, Toronto, in the census of 1861, with husband James and daughters Sarah Julia, age 22, born Ireland (currently on a visit to Barbados), Mary Emily Stokes, age 21, born Barbados, Alice James, age 19 [sic], born Barbados, and Laura Louisa Johnson age 11, born Canada.

  4. She is shown in her husband's entry in the Candian Dictionary of National Biography of surviving him for 11 years after his death on Nevis in 1880.


  1. Familysearch.org, Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887 [database online].

  2. Ancestry.com London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921.

  3. Canada census 1861 online.

  4. Charles E. Dolman, 'James Bovell' in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, http://www.biographi.ca/EN/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=4852.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
James Bovell

Associated Claims (1)

£1,576 17s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Sister → Brother

Addresses (2)

Denison Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Russell Place, London, Middlesex, London, England