How wonderful that you have such info. on the Pownalls (coming over from France so may years ago.) My maiden name was Pownell (changed from Pownall by my grandfather) and I am doing online research on my ancestors. I have failed to come up with the date of death of my great-grandfather John Pownall who was born in Bank Top, Macclesfield on 16 Dec.1839. He was married to a Margaret Moss but had a previous wife whose name I do not know. Can anyone help me?