Justinian Povey

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Justinian Povey (d. 1652), held office as Auditor of the Exchequer and administrator for Anne of Denmark.

Justinian Povey was the son of John Povey, an embroiderer in London. [1] His sister Joan married William Angell, a fishmonger. [2] A brother, John Povey, became the owner of Lauderdale House at Highgate.

Povey was listed as a member of the household of Anne of Denmark as auditor-general in 1619. [3]

In 1641 Povey was living on Aldersgate in London. He also owned The Priory at Hounslow.

Povey became auditor for Henrietta Maria and Keeper of the Woods in Yorkshire for Charles I.


Justinian Povey married Beatrix Stanley, the daughter of John Stanley of Roydon Hall, Essex, and Beatrix daughter of Henry Dynne of Heydon, Norfolk, an Auditor of the Exchequer. [4] Their children included:

Sir John Povey, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, was a close relative: his branch of the family settled at Market Drayton in Shropshire.

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  1. John Guillim, A Display of Heraldry (London, 1724), p. 138.
  2. ANGELL, John (1592-1670), of Old Fish Street, Billingsgate, London and Crowhurst, Surrey, Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010.
  3. See a household list of 1619, BNF MS Français 15990
  4. Walter Charles Metcalfe, The Visitations of Essex, part 2 (London, 1879), p. 603.
  5. Joseph Lemuel Chester, London Marriage Licences, 1521-1869 (London, 1887), p. 139.