0208…The Powell Family

Edited by Adrian Kerton

Courtesy of Mrs. Wendy Wiltshire.

Wendy Wiltshire was one of the few people to have copy of the 1915 sale catalogue with the plans of the plot numbers. I am indebted to her for allowing me to copy it.

powell family

This photograph was taken at the wedding of her Great Grandmother and Grandfather, William Reid and  Elizabeth Powell. Elizabeth was at one time Landlady of the Beaufort Arms around 1880, she then moved to Beaufort House at the top of Rock Lane. This was the village shop that sold just about everything and was the village off license. At the rear was a Farrier and they had a big apple orchard. At the end of the lane (plot 33 on the 1915 plan) resided a Romany Family named Kelly in their traditional horse drawn caravan. Elizabeth was about 90 years old in 1963. giving an approximate birth date of 1853. William was 80 in 1993.

Left to Right Back Row
Unknown Richard Powell William Reid Elizabeth Powell
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Front row Elizabeth’s  Sisters.

These two photos and records kindly supplied by Ginger Noble.

Rhoda Grace Powell, one time licensee of the Portcullis Inn

Rhoda Grace Powell

We have a bit of a mystery with Grace

In the 1871 Census as below we have Grace stating she was born in 1835 in Crowan, Cornwall.
The birth records seem to confirm this.
Name Grace Rodda Bate Gender Female
Christening Date 25 Oct 1835 CROWAN,CORNWALL,ENGLAND
Father’s Name John Bate Mother’s Name Sarah

Thanks to Ginger Noble on her marriage certificate we find

Grace Marriage

And we have a birth for this Grace

Grace Birth

Presumably Grace forgot her birth date.
Why does she adopt the name Rodda later or did she forget to declare this at the marriage?

Was this Grace’s mother?
Grace Rodda
christening: 19 May 1807
father: Thomas Rodda mother: Margaret

Name Rodah Grace Powell
Event Type Census Event Date 1871
Event Place Stoke Gifford, Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, England
Enumeration District 10
Gender Female
Age 36
Marital Status Married
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1835
Birthplace Crowan, Cornwall
Entry Number 13
Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/2573/0142
Role   Sex      Age    Birthplace
Edwin James Powell Head M 40 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire
Rodah Grace Powell Wife F 36 Crowan, Cornwall
Thomas Powell Son M 10 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire
Richard Powell Son M 9 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire
Joseph Powell Son M 4 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire
Sarah Mary Powell Daughter F 0 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire

Rhoda Grace Powell Probate

R G Powell Family2

Edwin James Powell Probate

If we check the records for Cornwall there are many entries for the Rodda Family.

Just in one Crowan, it seems Grace was a popular name.

Grace Rodda
christening: 19 May 1807
father: Thomas Rodda mother: Margaret

Grace Rodda
christening: 21 February 1813
father: Thomas Rodda mother: Elizth.

Grace Rodda
christening: 24 June 1821
father: James Rodda mother: Susannah

Grace Rodda
christening: 15 December 1824
mother: Sarah Rodda