Powell, Vavasor a Welsh Puritan preacher, who was born in 1617, was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, but left the Establishment and became an itinerating minister. He was very zealous for the Church of God, was very outspoken and gave much annoyance to Churchmen, and was often in trouble. He died in Fleet Prison, London, in 1671. He published a number of Sermons, Theological Treatises, etc. (between 1646 and 1671), for lists of which and notices of their author, see Strena Vavasorensis (1654), Vavasoris Exammen et Purgamen (1654, 4to), and Life and Death of Vavasor Powell (1671, 8vo). His Concordance to the Bible, completed by N. P. and J. F., etc., was published in 1671 (8vo).