POWELL, Moore (d.c.1573), of Monmouth.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Thomas Powell of Whitchurch, Herefs. by his w. a da. of Gwllym Moore, vicar of Newland, Glos. m. Blanche, da. of Thomas Morgan of Arkeston, s.p.

Offices Held

Recorder, Monmouth from c.1564.


Powell was descended from the Powells of Whitchurch, Herefordshire, some four miles from Monmouth. Moore Gwillim was his sister’s son. Despite the fact that his mother was the daughter of a priest, Powell did not share the partiality towards the changes of religion of others in the same position. He was reported to the Privy Council in 1564 as not favourable to the existing religion, and in his will dated 22 Apr. 1573, proved 7 Feb. 1575, he left his soul ‘to Almighty God, our Lady Saint Mary, and to all the holy and blessed company of heaven’. He provided for tithes unpaid and left his widow and executrix Blanche Morgan the profit from the parsonage of Dixton and other life interests. After her death Powell’s property was bequeathed to members of the Gwillim family, especially George Gwillim of Tredgett Hall, who received his ‘great house’ at Monmouth. £5 went to the poor and £2 p.a. to the upkeep of the Wye bridge. No children are mentioned.

Clark, Limbus, 265-6 (where a first marriage is incorrectly attributed to Powell); Williams, Parl. Hist. Wales, 134; Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 17; PCC 7 Pyckering.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.