Powel(l), David a British clergyman, was a native of Denbighshire, and was born about 1552. He was educated at Oxford, and took holy orders after 1576, the year he quitted the university. He was successively vicar of Ruabon and rector of Llanfyllin; in 1579 vicar of Mivod, and in 1588 rector of Llansaintfraid. He died in 1598. His studies were principally in British antiquities, and are of a secular character. See Biog. Brit. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.