There has been a house at Quex since the early 1400s, home to several different families over the centuries. It has been called 'Quex' since its ownership in the 1500s by the Quekes family, who prospered from the extensive wool industry in Kent. Major Powell-Cotton's ancestor, John Powell (1721-1783), bought the house and adjacent farm as an investment in 1777. His nephew, John Powell Powell (1769-1849) demolished the mansion, replacing it with an elegant Regency home.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
quex road - origins
Ok. Spurred on by Thomas, below, I have done the easiest first bit of this. Quex comes from Quex Park in Kent. Loads of Kilburn was owned by the Powell-Cottons, and names come from there. And here is the origin of Quex: