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FOULKES , HENRY POWELL ( 1815 - 1886 ), cleric and author ;

b. 2 January 1815 at Stanstead Bury, Herts. , 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, Mont. , 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 d. January 26, 1886 and was buried in St. Asaph cathedral .


  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 (1908) ;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870) ;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph
  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1886 ;
  • S. Asaph diocesan records;
  • NLW MS 9257.


Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001