ABT 1626 - England
BEF 4 FEB 1696 - Somerset, MD
Walter PowellWalter Powell >> John Powell >> Sarah Powell >> Elizabeth Haggoman >> Elizabeth Jacob >> Arthur Barnes >> James Barnes >> Susan Barnes >> Eddie Barnes >> Thelma Barnes >> Frances Franklin >> Mark Dameron
Walter Powell Immigrated to Virginia in 1643 and eventually settled in Somerset County, MD. He was a Quaker and a Planter.
In July of 1670 Walter purchased three tracts of land from Thomas Walker called Greenfield, Middle and Exchange. In 1674 when Walter's son John was born they had the baby baptized, Walter must have converted to the Quaker religion as some point after that event. In 1675 he served as the Constable of Pocomoke. Between 1679 and 1695 Walter received eight land patents. In November of 1679 Margaret's burial was recorded at the "Powell Plantation."
Walter wrote his will on March 27th, 1695. He divided his many parcels of land among his sons and daughters. Walter was apparently unable to write and signed his will by making a mark. The will was proven on February 4th, 1696.
"To my son, William Powell, the plantation I now live on called 'Granfield' and 50 acres called 'Powell's Addition' with 100 acres of land joining the marsh of the tract of land called 'Winter Quarter'
called 'Powell's Addition'.
"To my son, John Powell, my land called 'Winter Quarter' on the seaside.
"To my daughters, Elizabeth Tingle and Mary Evans, one tract of land called 'Hilliars Discovery' and one tract called 'Powell's Mill Pond,'
250 acres, the said two tracts containing 390 acres to be equally divided between them.
"To my daughter, Margaret Schoolfield, land called 'Olivins Portion' lying at the seaside, containing 150 acres.
"To my daughter, Catherine Powell, land called 'Friends Gift', 150 acres, lying at the seaboard side in Somerset County.
"To all my grandchildren, one cow each. All the rest of my movable estate to be divided among my six children, viz: William, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret and Catherine, and my daughter Sarah, to be equally divided.
"My three sons, viz: William Powell, John Powell and Henry Schoolfield, my sole execs."
- Dorman, John F. Adventurers of Purse and Person : Virginia 1607-1624/5: Volume Three Families R-Z. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2007. Print. Pg. 867.
- Maryland, Calendar of Wills, 1635-1743
- Maryland Wills and Probate Records, Vol. 6, Wills LIBER H. 1688-1700, Pg. 150.
- Miles Files, Eastern Shore Public Library, http://espl-genealogy.org