Hannah Pownall (née Pownall)

20th Jan 1815 - ????


  1. Born in Jamaica 20/01/1815, the reputed daughter of James Corne Pownall by "free mulatto" Sarah Watt. Inherited a share in Silver Hill estate in St Andrew, Jamaica, in trust with her six siblings and six of her first cousins, on the death of his father in 1824. Her father's will stipulated that his daughters would forfeit their inheritance if any of them returned to Jamaica unless with husbands.

  2. Married her first cousin Rev. William Lowe Pownall in Cambridge, 18/09/1839. Living at Olney, Buckinghamshire, in 1841. A visitor at 1 Regent Terrace, Madron, Cornwall, in 1851 with the occupation "Governess". Her husband was second master at Derby Grammar School, 1851-1853. Neither have been traced in later censuses but Rev. Pownall was a curate at Painstown, County Carlow, Ireland, 1853-1860, domestic chaplain to the Duke of Leinster 1860-1869 and curate (later vicar) of Shankhill, County Kilkenny, 1869-1905. Their four children were born in Carlow, Ireland, between 1853 and 1863. William Lowe Pownall was a widower living at Carlow when remarried in London in 1865.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; will of James Corne Pownall, PROB 11/1719/375.

  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005 [database online]; 1841 and 1851 censuses online; Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

We are grateful to Howard Mais, Rita Lamb and Jill Britton for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Lowe Pownall
3 sons, 1 daughter

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
1824 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (16)

Niece → Aunt
Natural Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
Natural Daughter → Mother

Addresses (2)

Olney, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England
Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland