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Charles Bindin Powell (1810 - 1898)

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Charles Bindin (Charles Bendin) Powell
Born in Hackney Wick, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 14 May 1838 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Walkerville, South Australia, Australiamap
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A FIRST-SHIP PIONEER. (1895, October 30). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 7.

By the death of Mr. Charles Bendin Powell, which occurred at Upper Walkerville on Tuesday, South Australia has been deprived of another of the earliest settlers of the province. Mr. Powell, who was in his 88th year, arrived at Kangaroo Island on July 27, 1836, in the Duke of York, which was the first vessel belonging to the South Australian Company's fleet to enter St. Vincent's Gulf. He was a native of Hackney Wick, having been born there on March 1, 1810. On May 14, 1838, he was married at Trinity Church to the late Mrs. Powell, the officiating minister being the Rev. C. B. Howard. Powell went to work as a gardener on the island when he arrived there, having been engaged in that capacity by the South Australian Company. After two years of work, however, the company abandoned work on the island, and Mr. Powell severed his connection with the institution. Subsequently for a short time he engaged in business in Adelaide, after which he removed to Walkerville. A number of years were devoted to dairying, but for many years before his death he had lived in retirement. Up to the last he retained full possession of his faculties, with the exception that he was somewhat hard of hearing. Sixty years ago the advent of a ship into South Australian waters was quite an episode, and Mr. Powell could give interesting accounts of the arrival of all the earlier vessels which came to our shores. The first of these were the barque Duke of York, which left England on April 5, 1836, and arrival at St. Vincent's Gulf on July 27. Then came Lady Mary Pelham, which left England April 7, 1830, and reached its destination on July 30. These were followed by the John Pirie, the Rapid, and the Cygnet. - DEATH OF OLD COLONISTS. (1898, January 15). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 19. also: - DEATH OF OLD COLONISTS. (1898, January 13). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), p. 7.

See also A FIRST-SHIP PIONEER. (1898, January 12). Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912), p. 3 (ONE O'CLOCK EDITION).

See also interview: A FIRST-SHIP PIONEER. (1895, October 30). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 7.

Burial Notes Memorial at Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA: POWELL, Charles Bendin. 1-3-1810 - 12-1-1898. Husband of Jane (nee Gillard), father of Charles, Alicia, William and grace. Buried at North Road Cemetery 2 North 1765 with wife Jane


  • Baptism citation

FindMyPast Powell Charles Binden — — 1810 England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 Hackney, London, England

  • Birth Citation

South Australian Register Text: A FIRST-SHIP PIONEER. (1898, January 12). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 6. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from

  • Death Citation

SA BDM (Secondary evidence) Page: Ade 248 359 Text: DEATH OF OLD COLONISTS. (1898, January 15). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 19.

  • Burial Citation

Lorraine's Cemetery Records Pages (Secondary evidence) Text:


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