POWELL, THOMAS (1572? - 1635?), attorney and author

Name: Thomas Powell
Date of birth: 1572?
Date of death: 1635?
Gender: Male
Occupation: attorney and author
Area of activity: Law; Literature and Writing
Author: Walter Thomas Morgan

Born about 1572, a native of Diserth, Radnorshire. He became a student of Gray's Inn, 30 January 1592-3, but was more interested in literature than in law. He wrote a number of works in both verse and prose, but to-day he is best remembered for his pioneer work on the public records. On 13 November 1613 he was appointed attorney-general in the Marches of Wales, but resigned his post, 5 August 1622. In the same year he published his Direction for Search of Records remaining in the Chauncerie, Tower, Exchequer, etc., and, in 1631, his Repertorie of Records, for which he made use of notes collected by Arthur Agarde, deputy chamberlain in the Exchequer. Other legal works by him are The Attorney's Academy, 1623, and The Attorney's Almanacke, 1627. He died about 1635.


Published date: 1959

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