Birth22 Apr 1765, Hardwick, Oxon
Baptism4 May 1765, Whitchurch on Thames, Oxon [19, Whitchurch on Thames]
Death11 Mar 1838, Hardwick House, Whitchurch, Oxon
Burial17 Mar 1838, St Mary the Virgin, Whitchurch, Oxon [19, Whitchurch on Thames]
General1st s. In 2nd Coy of Life Guards. High Sheriff Oxon 1818.
FatherPhilip Lybbe Powys (1734-1809)
MotherCaroline Girle (1738-1817)
Birthca 1766
Death11 Dec 1848, Orton on the Hill, Leics
Burial16 Dec 1848, St Mary the Virgin, Whitchurch, Oxon
GeneralOf Broomfield House, Mx. Yr dau. & co-heir.
FatherRichard Michell (1728-1789)
MotherCharlotte Dunbar (ca1741-1767)
Marriage18 Feb 1790, St George's Church, Hanover Square [26, “1790 Powys Phil L and Michell Louisa, Westminster (St Geo Han Sq)”]
ChildrenHenry Philip (1791-1859)
 Caroline Louisa (1795-1855)
 Sophia Charlotte (1796-1833)
 Richard Thomas (1798-1877)
 Amelia Frances (1805-1877)
Notes for Philip Lybbe Powys
Martin P-L writes:

1765 Whitchurch Baptism Register:
"1765 May 4 POWYS Philip-Lybbe s. Philip Lybbe Esqre & Caroline"
1783 spent 6 months at Lochee's Academy. General Conway gave him a commission as a cornet in the 50th Foot.
1785 Sub-brigadier and cornet in 2nd troop of Horse Guards.
1790 married, by his uncle the Dean, to Louisa Michell, second daughter and co-heiress of Richard Michell of Culham Court, Berks, and North Audley Street, London, and of Broomfield House, Middx.
1791-1805 they had five children.
1792 moved to Hardwick (which his parents had let).
1799 Clerk of Exchequer (whatever that means)
1800 with Louisa, involved in a suit, Chan. Pro. 697/1 (which I have not investigated)
1814 ff expecting to have to sell all his property, it seems, to pay debts. All the younger children would divide the residue, the eldest getting Broomfield.
1818 High Sheriff of Oxon (like his grandfather)

Whitchurch Burial Register:
"1838 Mar 17 POWYS Philip Lybbe, 72, of Hardwick House"

Louisa (I think) made a coverlet that is now in the Brighton Pavilion.

Broomfield House originally belonged to the Jackson family, in about 1700. A Thomas Jackson married a Miss Tash and had three daughters. One of them (taking Broomfield with her) married back into the Tash family. Their daughter, Elizabeth, married a Michell, whose grand-daughter Louisa married Philip, and left Broomfield to her son.
The house is a large one, with its own park, situated in N.W. London off Powys Lane (presumably named after our family). The estate was sold by Reginald Cecil. It now belongs to the local council, Enfield, who have built a sports ground and tennis courts in the park. The house when I saw it (in the early sixties) was a half-hearted museum. I see that it is still labelled as such on my map of London, but I have also heard that it was burnt down.

In 1808, living at Wargrave, Berks - Alumni Oxoniensis.

In the London Kalendar for 1800, there is a list of the The Honourable Band of GENTLEMEN-PENSIONERS (est 1509) which includes:

“Philip Lybbe Powys, jun. esq Clerk of the Cheque, 120l”

Sounds like him as his father was still alive then.

In 1799 The new Annual Register reported for May 14th:

‘Philip Lybbe Powys, jun., es. appointed clerk of the cheque to the band of gentlemen pensionser, vice Hayward resigned.’

From the London Gazette:

15 Nov 1817: Appointed senior Sherriff of Oxfordshire.

In her diaries on 27 April 1802, Caroline Powys wrote: our Son Philip Birth day born 1765. [This contrasts with other records that say he was born on 22 April 1765.]

TFPL, Oct 2011: In the 1789 Army List he is a Lieutenant in the Second Regt of Life-Guards with a regimental appointment date of 25 Jun 1783 and an Army appointment date of 31 May 1786.

From a Notice on the front page of The Standard on 15th March 1838:

“March 11, in his 73rd year, deeply lamented by his family and sincerely respected by his friends and neighbours, Philip Lybbe Powys Esq, of hardwick House, in the country of Oxford.”
Will notes for Philip Lybbe Powys
Will of Philip Lybbe Powys of Whitchurch , Oxfordshire 03 May 1838 PROB 11/1895
Mon Inscripts notes for Philip Lybbe Powys
In the church of St Mary the Virgin, Whitchurch on Thames, Oxon

On middle row on east side of Vault, in the churchyard:
Philip Lybbe Powys
17 March 1838 Aged 72 years
Armorial Blazon notes for Philip Lybbe Powys
Powys quartered by Lybbe.
Blazon source notes for Philip Lybbe Powys
The quartering was adopted after his grandfather's marriage in 1730 with the sole Lybbe heiress; quartering reversed in 1907 by RL after the name change, also by RL, in 1862.
Notes for Philip Lybbe & Louisa (Family)
In her diaries on 18th February 1802, Caroline Powys wrote: Phil & Louisas Wedding day, married in 1790.

The Reading Mercury of 20 Feb 1790 confirms the date and place of this marriage.
Last Modified 10 May 2017Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe