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Name: William Powell

Burial Number: 1332

Gender: Male

Occupation: Draper

Born: 13/12/1851

Died: 02/02/1928

Buried: 08/02/1928


William Powell was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 13th December 1851. His father, William Powell, Snr. 28yrs, was a Mercer, (dealer in fine cloth), his mother, Ann, 26yrs. He had 5 siblings, Jane b.1853, Ann b.1857, Mary b.1858, Elizabeth b.1860, John b.1864.

William 19yrs in 1871 was described as Mercer’s son, no occupation. In 1898 William was admitted to the Holloway Sanatorium, also known as Virginia Water Asylum.

In 1901, William, retired draper, and his parents, were living with his married sister, Jane Blackmore in Wales. In 1902, aged 50yrs, William married Mary Jane Eccleston, 49yrs, at Atcham, Shropshire, and by 1911 they had moved to Worthing, living at Haughmond, West Avenue.

On 14th October 1920, William was admitted to Graylingwell Hospital, the West Sussex County Asylum, Chichester, as a private patient, suffering from melancholia, he died there on 2nd February 1928, aged 75yrs.

Probate was granted to Edward Percy Everest, barrister-at-law, effects £21553 4s 11d.  Value 2021 – £1.3m.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for William Powell

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): think.moods.slate

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of dear Will the dearly loved husband of Mary Jane Powell born 13th Dec 1851 at rest 2nd Feb 1928 "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Hold Thou me up in my goings that my footsteps slip not" "Just as I am" Also his beloved wife Mary Jane "Pollie" born 22nd Feb 1849 at rest 15th Dec 1934 "Thou wilt answer for me righteous Lord, Thine all the merit, mine the great reward"

Further Information


Name: William Powell

Gender: Male

Born: 13/12/1851

Town: Shrewsbury

County: Shropshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1902

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Eccleston

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Shropshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/02/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Graylingwell Hospital

Town: Chichester

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £21553 4 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £1.300000

Census Information


Living at Woodford House, Mountfields, St. Chad, Shrewsbury. William Powell, 37yrs, Mercer, wife, Ann, 36yrs, William 9, Jane 7, Ann 3, Mary 2, Elizabeth 1 month, plus 3 apprentices, nurse and 1 domestic servant.


Living at Woodford House, Mountfields, St. Chad, Shrewsbury. William Powell, 47yrs, Mercer, wife, Ann, 45yrs, William, 19yrs, Mercer’s son, Jane 17, Ann 13, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, John 7, 2 visitors, Phoebe Palmer, 58yrs, and Nora A. Manning, 12yrs, plus 6 employees, nurse and 2 domestic servants.


Living at 3, Romilly Road, Barry, Glamorgan. Edwin F. Blackmore, 52yrs, House Agent & Auctioneer, wife, Jane, 46yrs, 3 children, Insley 17, Engineer’s apprentice, Arthur 15, Percy 12, father-in-law, William Powell, 77yrs, Retired Draper, Ann Powell, 76yrs, brother-in-law, William Robinson, 53yrs, Baptist Minister, brother-in-law, William Powell, 49yrs, Retired Draper, plus 2 sick nurses and 1 domestic servant.


Living at Haughmond, West Avenue, Worthing, Sussex. William Powell, 59yrs, retired draper, wife, Mary J., 61yrs, visitor, Edith Emily Williams, 24yrs, draper’s shop assistant, plus 2 domestic servants.


William Powell, 69yrs, was an in-patient at

West Sussex County Mental Hospital, Graylingwell, Chichester, Sussex, England

Miscellaneous Information

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