Sarah Pownall

22nd Oct 1817 - ????


  1. Born 22/10/1817 in Jamaica, 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. Living at 2 Adelaide Villas, Clevedon, Somerset, in 1841, age 20, of independent means, with her sister Jane L., age 25. With her sister Isabella at 5 Ainslies Belvidere, Walcott, Bath, in 1851. A visitor at 14 Clarendon Terrace, Hampstead, in 1861. A visitor again at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in 1871. Not located in 1881. A lodger at 33 Artesian Road, Paddington, in 1891. The will of Sarah Pownall, spinster of 53 Northumberland Place, Bayswater, who died 28/08/1898, was proved in London by Emily Edith Jones, her niece, effects £2,881 10s 5d.


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

  2. 1841-1891 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1899.

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

Further Information

died unmarried
Wealth at death
£2,881 10S 5D

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 (6)

14 Clarendon Terrace, Hampstead, London, Middlesex, London, England
2 Adelaide Villas, Clevedon, Somerset, South-west England, England
33 Artesian Road, Paddington, London, Middlesex, London, England
5 Ainslie's Belvedere, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
53 Northumberland Place, Bayswater, London, Middlesex, London, England
Gothic Villa, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-east England, England