Born 2 January 1815 at Stanstead Bury, Hertfordshire, the second son of John Powell and Caroline Mary Foulkes. He was educated at King's School, Chester, Shrewsbury and Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 1837 and M.A. 1840. He was ordained deacon in June, 1839 with a title to the curacy of Halkin, Flintshire and in July of the same year he was ordained priest. He was given the living of Llandyssil, Montgomeryshire, in 1857 and he was made Archdeacon of Montgomery in 1861, an office that carried with it a canonry in the cathedral. He was presented to the living of Whittington, Shropshire in 1879 and he stayed there until his death. He married Jane Margaret, the daughter of Edward Lloyd, Rhagad and they had one daughter who died when she was 14.
He was the author of several handbooks for use in Sunday schools. He read a paper on the history of the Church in Wales at the Church Conference in Leeds in 1872. He died January 26, 1886 and was buried in St. Asaph cathedral.
Published date: 2001
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