Arthur Thomas, Harry, James, John Alfred and John Charles Pownall

Introduction to the Pownall Family By Gail Brumfitt, Main Author of this Post.

The surname Pownall is of Anglo Saxon origin and is a place name from Pownall Fee, north west of Wilmslow, Cheshire. It was recorded as “Pohenhale” in the 12th Century, and as “Pounhale” in the 1276 “Inquisitions post mortem”. Continue reading


Joshua Davies, Francis Lancelot Farnell, Francis Rubenstein Linekar and George William Linekar

Gail Brumfitt Main Author of the Following Biography

Gail Brumfitt Main Author of the Following Biographies

Joshua Davies

Joshua was the second youngest son of eight children born to Joseph (1841-1900) and Hannah Davies (neé Smith 1843-1887). Joseph Davies was born in Grange and was the son of agricultural labourer, Edward (1806-1879) and Nancy Davies (neé Pownall 1807-1889). Joshua’s siblings were: Hannah Smith Davies (1862-1931); Isabella (1864-1913); Joseph Henry (1867-1951); Charles (1870-1936); Richard (1873-1954); Nancy (1880-1926); and John (1882-?). Continue reading