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John Diston Powles

John Diston Powles

Male 1787 - 1867  (79 years)

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  • Name John Diston Powles 
    Born 16 Dec 1787  Helsingor, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptism 14 Oct 1792  St Martin Outwich, Bishopsgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • John Diston Powles, first born son of Richard and Deliana Powles, was baptised when he was five years old at the same time as his brother Edmund Davis Powles. Sadly Edmund died and was buried in the churchyard on 12 May 1793.
    John Diston Powles baptism 1792
    John Diston Powles baptism 1792
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1832  Clapton Common, Hackney, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Old Summit House 
    • "On Old Summit House (p14) .. In 1832 Mr John Diston Powles lived here, he was one of the four gentlemen who bought St Thomas' Chapel (then called Stamford Hill Chapel) from Dr Richards in 1827, and was an important man in Clapton. ?"
    Occupation 1837 to 1857  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Secretary, London Docks 
    Occupation 1840  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Director, Colombian Mining Association 
    Occupation 1845 
    partnership dissolution with Richard Stonehewer Illingworth 
    • remaining partners:
      John Diston Powles
      Alfred Williams Powles
      Thomas Octavus Powles
    Dissolution of partnership, announcement
    Dissolution of partnership, announcement
    Beneficiary 1846  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    last will and testament of John Henry Powell Schneider 
    • my friend John Diston Powles
      my son Henry William Schneider
      grandchild John Henry Augustus Schneider, son of Henry William
      other sons: George Augustus, Edward Congreve
      daughters: Anna Catharina, Charlotte Julia, Harriet, Elizabeth Mary
    Will of John Henry Powell Schneider
    Will of John Henry Powell Schneider
    Census 1851  York Place, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    merchant, age 63, head 
    Occupation 1863 
    author: 
    • New Granada: Its Internal Resources by John Diston Powles
      "a compilation of information, official and otherwise, obtained by Mr Powles as chairman of the Committee of Spanish American bondholders".
    Probate 28 Oct 1863  Elstree, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    on death of George Williams Powles widower to John Diston Powles of Austin Friars in the City of London, merchant, father. Effects under 800. 
    Died 14 Sep 1867  Barham Lodge, Elstree, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    John Diston Powles death - press announcement
    John Diston Powles death - press announcement
    The Railway News
    Buried Abt 18 Sep 1867  St Nicholas, Elstree Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    John Diston Powle's family tomb
    John Diston Powle's family tomb
    Elstree parish church
    inscription on John Diston Powles' family tomb
    inscription on John Diston Powles' family tomb
    Person ID I1358  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2016 

    Father Richard Powles,   b. 15 Dec 1763, Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1807, Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Deliana Williams,   b. 5 Oct 1762, Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 23 Aug 1849, Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F1166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse 1 Louisa Chambers,   b. 23 May 1790, Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 15 Feb 1808  St Leonard, Shoreditch, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • In 1814 there was a criminal court case brought by John Diston against Mr Le Mercier who lived next door and was a dancing master who had seduced Louisa. John Diston petitioned for divorce. This had to be done by a private Act of Parliament and was accomplished on 6 July 1815.
    Powles=Chambers marriage 1808
    Powles=Chambers marriage 1808
    Divorced 1815 
    John Diston Powles divorce
    John Diston Powles divorce
    Children 
     1. Louisa Powles,   b. 14 Feb 1809, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emma Maria Powles,   b. 5 Oct 1811, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1879, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. John Richard Powles,   b. 7 Feb 1813, Salford, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1862, Mariquita, Tolima, Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F1170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse 2 Emma Frances Ogle,   b. Abt 1789,   d. 26 Aug 1828, Summit House, Stamford Hill, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 19 May 1818  St Michael, Cornhill, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • John Diston re-married on 9 May 1818 to Emma Frances Ogle and the marriage register states that he was 'single and unmarried' (his former marriage had been declared void by Act of Parliament). This with three children by Louisa! Amazing.
    Powles=Ogle marriage 1818
    Powles=Ogle marriage 1818
    Powles=Ogle marriage 1818 -Pallots Index
    Powles=Ogle marriage 1818 -Pallots Index
    Children 
     1. Rev Richard Cowley Powles, MA,   b. 21 May 1819, Devonshire Square, Bishopsgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1901, Chichester, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Alfred Powles,   b. 24 Sep 1820, King Street, Shoreditch, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1826  (Age 5 years)
     3. George Williams Powles,   b. 18 Jul 1822, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1862, Barnet, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Mary Locke Powles,   b. 20 Apr 1824, Bishopsgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1839, Hackney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     5. Thomas William Powles,   b. 4 Nov 1825, Stamford Hill, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1857, Barnet, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. Sophia Cameron Powles,   b. 2 Jul 1827, Stamford Hill, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1913, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse 3 Anna Catherina Schneider,   b. 3 Mar 1799, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1874, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1841  Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Powles=Schneider marriage 1841
    Powles=Schneider marriage 1841
    the Rev Henry Schneider (her brother) officiated
    Note: Catherine Hose (witness)
    Children 
     1. Louis Diston Powles,   b. 11 Oct 1842, Lothbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1911, Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Alfred William McGregor Powles,   b. 7 Sep 1844, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1846, Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F2004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1787 - Helsingor, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1808 - St Leonard, Shoreditch, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Secretary, London Docks - 1837 to 1857 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Director, Colombian Mining Association - 1840 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1841 - Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBeneficiary - last will and testament of John Henry Powell Schneider - 1846 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Diston Powles, financier, administrative reformer and company promoter
    John Diston Powles, financier, administrative reformer and company promoter
    mezzotint, circa 1820-1826 by William Ward, after John Jackson

    Documents
    'Mrs Millions'
    'Mrs Millions'
    sendup of Mrs Powles in Disraeli book

  • Sources 
    1. [S3950] death i1358.

    2. [S3962] IGI i1358.

    3. [S1674] baptism i1358.

    4. [S5615] will i5286.

    5. [S7189] probate i4887.

    6. [S1659] burial i1413, i1402, i1358.

    7. [S63] marriage f1170.

    8. [S51] marriage f1164.

    9. [S4552] marriage f2004.