Isabella Pownall

10th May 1821 - ????


  1. Born 10/05/1821 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 with her brother James Pownall and his wife at Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, in the census of 1841. With her sister Sarah at 5 Ainslies Belvidere, Walcott, Bath, in 1851. At Living at 9 Windsor Terrace, Bristol, in 1861, with her sister Mary Ann Britton nee Pownall and family. No death has been found for Isabella Pownall.


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

  2. 1841-1861 censuses online.

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

Further Information


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 (3)

Calne, Wiltshire, Wessex, England
5 Ainslie's Belvedere, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
8 Windsor Terrace, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England