GSQ BlogWilliam Powell b1790William Powell – a man with vision

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William Powell – a man with vision — 11 Comments

  1. How lucky I am going to say lucky to receive such a photograph but I am sure that due to your diligent research over many years you have made connections what a wonderful legacy and more amazing that the factory is functioning today

  2. Thanks Lesley. One of my friends in the US, a G-G-G-grandchild of William’s emailed me the link to the video a few years ago. I had known he’d formed the company and done very well, but it was just wonderful to watch the video and learn so much more about the company. I know two or three of the houses he built & mentioned in the Will are still standing, and are really beautiful buildings today.

  3. Wonderful article Bobbie. So interesting & informative. Thank you 😊

    • Thanks Heather – my Powell line married into the Davies family when Harriet Powell b1824 in Ghent married John Davies. Like the other Davies siblings & cousins who emigrated to Oz., they were made of intrepid stuff. Harriet was the niece of William Powell, the subject of this blog.

    • Thanks Helen. You’ll be glad to hear that 4 of my siblings and cousins match Janie, my US friend well, mine is below the threshold I would normally consider, but my cousins in particular have obviously inherited much better Powell DNA than myself. You see, I listen to your lessons and such is the randomness of DNA.

    • Yes, members of that family have some incredible legacy items quite apart from the fact that the business still exists.

  4. You’re so fortunate to have photos and other items to help in recording Joseph’s story. Great story, Bobbie. Pauline

    • Thanks Pauline, Yes – William’s ancestors have some great mementos. His son Henry had a very interesting life, so I plan to do a story on him either as a blog or a Generation article.

  5. Thanks Pauline, Yes – William’s ancestors have some great mementos. His son Henry had a very interesting life, so I plan to do a story on him either as a blog or a Generation article.