John named Hester to be executrix of his estate under the watchful eye of friend Matthew Dale and son-in-law, John Ellis.
From Monica Hague
Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:05 AM
"I was looking at your site as I am a descendant of Capt. William Powell. I just got back from London and got a copy of John Powell's will 4 June 1599, Brewer/Ale House Southwark, Surrey Co, England. Hester was an ELLIS. He names his "brother in law" George ELLIS in the will. Just thought you would like the info. I also went to the Guildhall library and ordered the records on John/Hester William/Elizabeth Welles and George/Anne Ellis from St. Olaves and St. GIles at Cripplegate Parish Records. I did visit St. Giles and it was a wonderful experience as Shakesphere, Milton, Sir THomas More amongst others were also members of the Church. PS I wonder if William's son George married a cousin, Ann as his grandmother was an ELLIS also??"