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Powell Family of Jamaica

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  • Franklyn Powell (deceased)
  • Alice McKoy (1881 - d.)
    Ancestry of Gen. Colin Powell compiled by William Addams Reitwiesner OUR PAL POWELL; New US Secretary of State has Irish ancestors Eyre Coote (British Army officer)
  • Maud Ariel Powell (1901 - 1984)
  • Gen. Sir Eyre Coote, Kt., Gov. of Jamaica (1762 - 1823)
    Eyre Coote (20 May 1762 – 10 December 1823) (General Sir Eyre Coote until 1816; GCB 1815 - 1816) was a British soldier and politician who was born in Ireland. He was the second son of the Very Rev. C...
  • Sally, slave (deceased)

This project is to research and find out more about the Powell and other related families originating in Jamaica, West Indies.

An alphabetical list of property owners transcribed from the Jamaica Almanac and Registry for the years 1816, 1818, 1821, 1825 and 1830 for the parish of St. Elizabeth in the island of Jamaica. The list is sorted by name of owner, year tabulated, and name of property. Each entry lists numbers of slaves and livestock owned, and in some cases total acreage of holding. Property Owners - Jamaica Almanac (1816 to 1830) : Surnames: PIG > REN : Parish of St. Elizabeth. ( ).

I am related to the Powells from Meadesfield District in Knockpatrick, Manchester. Some of my ancestors left this area to move to Linstead which is Asafa Powell's lineage. The Powells "originated" post-slavery from Malton, Manchester and migrated to South Manchester and St. Elizabeth. We are also related to the Wilkins, Loneys, Johnsons, McDonalds, Jones, Blackwoods, Dias and Pitters. We are also connected to the Salmons, Swabys and Sinclairs. I have done an extensive family tree over the past 18 years and I have identified the 3 plantations where may come from in North Manchester. (Vincent Henry).

  • I've found Powells in Darliston, and Balaclava, that bear a striking resemblance to my family.

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Hi there. I am wondering where you received the family coat of arms? My name is Sharon Powell and we recently traced the family back to Captain James (1702- Died in Jamaica Nov. 21 1732 or 34 not sure with the records) Rainford- to Robert Powell born 1804 can you help as to more info to fill up the family tree if names are there. To all the Powells that may visit this address, please contact me on my Facebook page. I am the Powell with the little cute mice in the cup. LOL. We are seeking additional family from the Ximinis, Rainford, Laird, Powell of course., Butler, Chwan, and many other also Morgan. Please. we know we got more family on the Powell tree, so let us chat.

Elder's Stories

  • The Welshes and Powells were always marrying. My Dad told me a story of two sisters, way back, one married a Powell and the other married a Welsh. They started this tradition.

From Robin Michelsen, Oct. 10, 2004: "I looked in my database but I only have one "Welsh" in it. Robert Johnson Powell, (born 23 May 1855 to Alexander Powell and his wife Rosanna Barnaby), married Anne Eliza Welsh on 26 Dec 1884 at George's Valley. Does that fit into your family tree?"


William Powel