James Lewis of Powis Place

???? - 1820


Brother and heir of Charles Edward Lewis (q.v.), who had invested in enslaved people in Jamaica in the mid-1790s with John Deffell and Thomas Nevill (both of whom q.v.). In his will, James Lewis of Powis Place left a portfolio of London property to his son John Henry Lewis, and all his 'parts, share and interests of and in certain plantations' and people in Jamaica 'being the adventure of my brother Charles Edward Lewis with John Deffell and Thomas Nevill' to his children John Henry Lewis, Edmund Burke Lewis, Susanna Maria Lewis and Mary Caroline Lewis. He has an entry in the ODNB as 'architect': he designed the Bethlem Hospital 1812-1815 and a series of country houses.


Will of James Lewis of Powis [indexed as Pours] Place, Queen Square Middlesex proved 07/08/1820, PROB 11/1633/90; Peter Leach, ‘Lewis, James (1750/51–1820)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/37672, accessed 5 May 2017]

Further Information

Married but no further details
John Henry; Edmund Burke; Susanna Maria; Mary Caroline
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1800 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1800 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1800 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (1)


Addresses (1)

Powis Place, London, Middlesex, London, England