Friday, November 19, 2010

The Powell Edwards Line

Novington Manor, in the centre in the trees, with Odintune on the left
The Powell Edwards links to the Pugh family stem from Howell Powell Edwards (1827 - 1897), who became tutor to the family of John Evans and Elizabeth Pugh Evans, married their daughter Elizabeth Pugh (1832 - 1873) in Aberystwyth in 1852.

Howell Powell Edwards was born in Llysworney, Glam and went to Jesus College, Oxford and obtained a BA in 1848 (MA 1851). In 1851 he is recorded as a curate in a parish in Newcastle. He later became vicar of Llangattock, Caerleon and retired as Rector of St Andrews and Dinas Powis, Cardiff. They had ten children and their eldest son Howell Powell Edwards (1855 - 1916), born at Llanbadaran, Cards, married Katherine Elizabeth Bonsall (1854 - c1911), daughter of Thomas Bonsall and Katherine Hughes, in Aberystyth in 1881. Howell became a solicitor at Gray's Inn and purchased Novington Manor, an ancient estate recorded in 1258, in 1885 having made his money in property, owning a section of Oxford St. The Powell Edwards family own it still.

Click the heading for some photos from the Powell Edwards archive [to be continued]