John Powell of St George, London

???? - 1773


London merchant, mortgagee-in-possession with Thomas Collett of the Bagdale estate and the enslaved people on it in St Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1762. Thomas Collett was shown continuing as mortgagee-in-possession 1763-1769.

  1. Will of John Powell of the parish of St George Middlesex merchant [made in 1771] proved 24/05/1773. In the will he left his entire estate in trust for his only son Thomas Collett Powell at 21, subject to an annuity of £30 p.a. to his [the testator's] mother Judith Powell. Thomas Collett of St Pauls Covent Garden was among the trustees. Thomas Collett Powell the son himself died c. 1780, his will of St George Middlesex proved 15/01/1781, in which he left everything to his widowed aunt Elizabeth Furnell.

  2. Nicholas Newton (q.v.), owner of Bagdale estate in St Elizabeth, surrendered it in 1761 to his mortgagees Lascelles & Maxwell, who according to Simon D. Smith sold it immediately to 'the London merchants Thomas Collet and John Powell [q.v].'


  1. PROB 11/988/201; PROB 11/1073/183.

  2. S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic: The World of the Lascelles, 1648-1834 (2006) p. 183.

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Thomas Collett Powell

Associated Estates (1)

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
1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

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