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From: "Heather MacAlister" <>
Subject: [ZA-IB] Powell
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 12:24:01 +0200
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Did a quick search for estate papers at the National Archives Web site at:
www.national.archives.gov.za and found this list of Annie + Powell
SELECT SOURCE VOLUME NO REFERENCE DESCRIPTION BEGIN DATE END DATE
MOOC 6/9/4088 33899 DORMER, ADA ANNIE. NEE POWELL. ESTATE PAPERS.
MOG 1/1/390 92/60 POWELL, SARAH ANNIE. NEE SANDERS. ESTATE PAPERS.
MOOC 13/1/4186 96 POWELL, ANNIE CRAWFORD. LIQUIDATION AND
DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT. FIRST 1921 1921
MOOC 6/9/1881 53 POWELL, ANNIE CRAWFORD. NEE SCOTT. ESTATE PAPERS.
MOOC 6/9/4355 39808 POWELL, ANNIE MARIA. NEE FISHER. ESTATE PAPERS.
MMK7590/1-989 Griqualand West Board of Executors. 1900 1960
MSCE 0 32438/1941 POWELL, ANNIE SHEEACH. (BORN MACKINTOSH) (S/S
POWELL, FREDERICK 1941 1942
MSCE 00 1385/1945 CARTER, VICTOR BADEN POWELL. S/SP CARTER, ANNIE
BESSIE. 1945 1964
MSCE 2933/1974 WOODWORTH, IDA ANNIE. (BORN POWELL). BORN IN DUDLEY,
WORES, ENGLAND. 1974 1995
MSCE 4131/1974 POWELL, JOHN. BORN IN ENGLAND. PREDECEASED SPOUSE
POWELL, ANNIE 1974 1975
MSCE 1852/1967 MERCER, ANNIE ELIZABETH. BORN POWELL. BORN IN
BRISTOL, ENGLAND. PRSP 1967 1967
MSCE 1218/1951 LANDSBERG, ERNEST GODFRED. S.SP. LANDSBERG, ANNIE
DOROTHY. (BORN 1933 1952
MSCE 0 6/318 FORD, ANNIE. (BORN POWELL). 1887 1888
MSCE 0 2449/1957 POWELL, ANNIE BEATRICE. (BORN DREW). BORN IN
LONDON, ENGLAND. S/SP 1955 1957
MHG 0 5484 POWELL, GEORGE HENDRIK. 1904 1904
MHG 0 64057 POWELL, ANNIE HAINE. BORN PADFIELD. 1927 1927
MHG 11084/69 ROBINSON, HENRY GEORGE. 1969 1969
MHG 12979/70 POWELL, CECIL ERNEST. 1969 1969
MHG 0 281/58 WHITTOCK, GEORGE HENRY. 1957 1957
WLD 0 129/1913 ILLIQUID CASE DIVORCE WILLIAM HENRY POWELL VERSUS
ANNIE CHRISTINA 1913 1913
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Juanita Hadwin" <>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 11:00 AM
Subject: Introduction - Was Re: [ZA-IB] New Member - Juanita Hadwin
> Hello listers,
> Thank you for welcoming me to this list. I live in British Columbia,
> and am a member of several other lists particularly Norfolk, England,
> I've been researching my maternal grandmother's ancestors for many years.
> However, research into my maternal grandfather's elusive South African
> POWELL family has been somewhat haphazard over the years, because of many
> confusing family stories and contradictory "facts". So I put it aside for
> awhile but am hoping to pick up the threads and hopefully make some
> now that there are more resources available through places like Heather's
> excellent site and those who contribute to it.
> My grandfather was Richard James POWELL, "allegedly" born in Grahamstown,
> Cape Colony, sometime between 1882 and 1889. Although I have several
> documents, all giving a birth date of 22 November, and the place is always
> given as Grahamstown, each document gives a different year!
> Richard emigrated to Ontario, Canada, shortly before 1914 I believe, moved
> to Vancouver after serving in WW1 and married my grandmother in 1929. On
> marriage certificate, his parents are given as Abel POWELL and Ann MARCUS.
> Richard states that Abel was born at Walthamstow and Ann was born at
> Lourenco Marques, Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. Ann was supposedly of
> descent. Richard's siblings were Amelia (Amy) (born ca. 1880), John (Jack)
> (b. ca. 1883), Connie (b. unknown), Violet (b. 1898) and possibly Abel (b.
> unknown); all allegedly born in Grahamstown. Apparently Richard and Connie
> were twins, but I've not been able to establish this for a fact. According
> to Amy's South African Death Notice, however, her parents are given as A.
> GUNN and R. GUNN, which has led us to believe there was a prior marriage
> Ann Marcus. I have other documentation which prove a definite relationship
> to Amy as a sibling of my grandfather's. I also have death notices for
> and Violet.
> I have assumed that Richard's father Abel was from Walthamstow in Essex,
> England but have found no birth registration for an Abel Powell in Essex
> from 1837 to 1850. There is, however, a birth registered for an Abel
> at Shropshire in 1849, which may be a son born to a Powell family residing
> at Wistanstow, Shropshire. I'm waiitng for the certificate to confirm the
> connection. Due to the story that Richard's father allegedly deserted the
> family when he was very young, Richard may not have remembered the name of
> his father's birthplace correctly. It is possible that Abel emigrated to
> South Africa sometime in the 1870s, but I have not been able to confirm
> A family story has it that Abel Powell may have met Ann's first husband,
> Gunn, while fighting in an East African war and I'm wondering if this
> to the Zulu War. It is possible Abel went to S.A. as a soldier, or went to
> seek his fortune in the diamond or gold fields. Allegedly, either Ann's
> father or Abel was a merchant in Johannesburg. Another story is that Abel
> was killed during the Anglo-Boer War and fought on the side of the Boers.
> The family allegedly was placed in an internment camp called something
> "Christie's" (possibly Christiana). Another branch of the family has it
> though that Abel abandoned the family and ran off with a "posh" dame to
> I've been unable to confirm the dates and place of birth for any of the
> Powell children, nor have I been able to find a record of either marriage
> for Ann Marcus. The family were Methodists by all accounts, but I haven't
> been able to find anything so far in Methodist records. I have been in
> contact with William Jervois and the Cory Library in Grahamstown, neither
> which could find any information about my Powell or Marcus family or a
> connection with Gunn at Grahamstown. I also search NAAIRS off and on.
> The "stories" are actually more complicated than the little I've given
> and some don't fit with historical fact or the timelines are way off, so
> has been very frustrating. I feel that instead of being able to search
> the "known" to the "unknown", there are just too many "unknowns" and none
> the "normal" procedures for family research seem to be working. I seem to
> jumping all over the place trying to sort fact from fiction and coming at
> from both ends trying to meet in the middle!
> So, in desperation I'm pleading for suggestions and help to:
> a) find births/baptisms for my grandfather and his siblings;
> b) find the date and place of marriage for Ann Marcus to an "R." Gunn;
> c) find the date and place of marriage for Ann Marcus to Abel Powell;
> d) find a Death Notice for Ann(ie) Powell (she may have died in the
> of Transvaal sometime after 1917, possibly as late as the 1940s).
> Many thanks for listening to me whine, and I look forward to suggestions!
> Best regards,
> Website: http://www3.telus.net/swanton_novers
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Heather MacAlister" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 6:12 AM
> Subject: [ZA-IB] New Member
> > Hello Everyone
> > Please give a warm welcome to Juanita Hadwin
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