Joshua Powell of Bristol

???? - 1834


Bristol merchant, with diverse interests including wool trading and distilling, and former slave-trader, co-owner of the Bedminster and Eden estates on Dominica until the mid-1820s with Thomas Powell, probably his brother Thomas Hungerford Powell.

  1. Will of Joshua Powell of Bristol and the parish of Brislington proved 30/10/1834. In his will he said he had advanced £10,000 to each of his three daughters in anticipation of their marrying, and he left the rest of his property in trust to raise £10,000 for each of his two sons Joshua and Timothy Powell. The will identified his brother as Thomas Hungerford Powell. Joshua Powell's grandson Walter Rice Howell Powell (1819-1889) was MP for Carmathenshire 1880-1885 and then West Carmathenshire 1885-1889.


  1. PROB 11/1837/354; [accessed 16/02/2016].

Further Information


Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

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Addresses (1)

Brislington, Somerset, South-west England, England