Powel(L), Gabriel

Powel(l), Gabriel an English clergyman, son of David (see above), was born in 1575, and was educated at Jesus College, Oxford. He became in 1609 prebend of Portpoole, in 1610 vicar of Northall, and died in 1611. He is noted as the author of several treatises against Romanism (1602 to 1607); but he is best known by Gabrielis Poweli, Ordovicis Britanni, Davidis F., Disputationum Theologicarum et Scholasticarum de Antichristo et ejus Ecclesia, Libri duo (Lond. 1605, 8vo). Bliss says that he was a zealot and a stiff Puritan, and-was esteemed a prodigy of learning in his time. — Wood, Athenae Oxon. q.v.

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