Owen Family Records

Reliable authorities have the following to say regarding the name

“OWEN; whence comes Bowen.
“OWEN: a British personal name (a prince).
Domesday Book-Ouen.

” ‘Ap,’ the Welsh equivalent of our English `son,’ when it has come before a name beginning with a vowel, has in many instances become incorporated with it. Thus–`Ap-Owen’.”

The Owen family has been prominent in the British Empire and in America, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family pride is a commendable trait and should be cultivated. All Owens have just cause to be proud of their family history and tradi­tions.

The U. S. Marine Corps Headquarters at Washington reports that there were 103 Owens who served in the U. S. M. C. during the World War.

The data in this volume is gathered from reliable sources. Those desiring further information are advised to consult volumes mentioned in list of references given in the back of this volume. The writer and his associates will be glad to give their cooperation to any members of the family who may be interested in having a complete genealogy of the family published.
Unless otherwise plainly shown, the persons in this volume whose names are accompanied by three figures are sons or daughters of the immediately preceding persons bearing immediately preceding consecutive numbers. All persons in each group, bearing the same letter as a part of their respective numbers, are directly related. The generations of the descendants of those bearing numbers of three figures are represented as follows:

Generations: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Symbols:(1), etc. (A), etc. (a), etc. 1, etc. A, etc. a, etc. (I), etc. (i), etc. I, etc. i, etc.
ABBREVIATIONS: Ad., address; b., born; ch., children; coll., college; d., died; d. y., died young; d. w. i., died without issue; dau., daughter; grad., graduated; f., lives, lived; m., married, moved; s., son; univ., university.

Many old American families have formed associations, and some of them hold annual reunions. Local reunions have been held by various branches of the Owen family from time to time. There is some interest in the forming of a National Owen Family Association and the holding of a National Reunion.

Information regarding the Owen Coat of Arms will be found in Chapter (N). Attention is also invited to Chapter (P).

The compiler hopes that, in producing this volume he is bringing to the Owen Family of the World information which will be of interest and value to them, and that he is rendering an important service to the public. We are very desirous of receiving additional data of unusual interest, and members of the family who have such data are respectfully requested to send us copies therfore.

J. Montgomery Seaver

Ancient Owen Families

The following titled Owen families are listed in BURKE’S GENERAL ARMORY: Orielton, co. Pembroke; Plas-Issa in Edeirnion, co. Merioneth; Glansevern, co. Montgomery; Rhin Saeson, co. Montgomery; Glynafon, co. Anglesey; Bodsilin, Malldraeth, co. Anglesey; Clenneney, co. Carnarvon, and Porkington, co. Salop; Llunllo, co. Montgomery; Bettws, co. Montgomery; Tedsmore, co. Salop; Woodhouse, co. Salop; Condover, co. Salop; Garth Angharad, Caerbellan, etc., co. Merioneth; Godstone, co. Oxford, visit Oxon 1566; co. Salop; Shrewsbury, co. Salop; Wales; Wrexham, co. Denbigh; Worcester; co. Gloucester; co. Kent, London and co. Salop; co. Oxford; co. Oxford; Adbrightly, co. Salop; co. Pembroke; Dublin.

The earliest Owen ancestor shown in records consulted by the compiler is ELISEG, Prince of Powys, Wales. His descendant, eight generations removed, was OWEN ap Howel Dha, King of South Wales and Powys, A. D. 987.

Owen Orielton

The Owens of Orielton descended from Hwfa Ap Cynddelw, Lord of Llys Llifton, in Alglesey, contemporary with Owen Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales, to whom he was steward. He was the founder of the first fifteen noble tribes of North Wales. He lived about A. D. 1150.

A101 SIR. HUGH OWEN: 1st Baronet of Orielton; created 1641; M. P. for Pembroke in several parliaments 1626-60.

A102 SIR HUGH: 2nd Baronet; M. P. for Pembroke 1676-95; d. 1698.

A103 SIR ARTHUR: 3rd Baronet; M. P. for Pembroke 1695-1727; d. 1753.
(1) Sir William: 4th Baronet A104.
(2) John: Lieut-Gen. in the army; d. 1776.
(A) Sir Arthur: 7th Baronet; d. unm. 1817.
(B) William: Brigadier-General in the army; col. 61st regt.; d. 1795.
(a) Sir William: 8th and last baronet of the old creation; assumed by royal license, 1844, the additional name and arms of Barlow; d. unm. 1851, when the title conferred on his ancestor, Sir Hugh Owen, 1641, became extinct.
(b) Emma Anne: d. s. p. 1861.
(c) Frances: m. Rev. Charles Tripp; d. 1866, leaving issue. Their grandson, Owen Howard Tripp, of Huntspill, assumed by royal license the name and arms of Owen, as heir to his great uncle, Sir William Owen Barlow.
(C) Emma: m. Hugh Owen, of Lawrenny, who assumed the surname of Barlow.
(D) Corbetta: m. Joseph Lord.
(a) Sir John Lord: inherited the estates by will of Sir Hugh (the 6th Baronet), assumed the surname of Owen and was created a baronet, 1813, A107.
(3) Arthur.
(4) Margaret: d. unm.
(5) Emma.
(6) Elizabeth

A104 SIR WILLIAM: 4th Baronet; Lord Lieut. of Pembrokeshire; d. 1781.

A105 SIR HUGH: 5th Baronet; Lord Lieut. of Pembrokeshire; M. P. 1770-86; d. 1786.

A106 SIR, HUGH: 6th Baronet; M. P. for Pembroke 1809; b. 1782; d. unm. 1809; s. in the baronetcy by his cousin Sir Arthur, 7th Baronet; devised the estates, however, to another cousin.

A107 SIR JOHN LORD: 1st Baronet of the second creation, who was the eldest son of Joseph Lord (of co. Pembroke, by Corbetta, his wife, dau. of Lieut.-Gen. John Owen, and grandson of Sir Arthur Owen, 3rd Baronet) ; assumed the surname and arms of Owen; created a baronet 1813; b. 1776; Lord Lieut. of Pembrokeshire; governor of Milford Haven; d. 1861; s. by eldest son.
(1) Sir Hugh: 2nd Baronet-A108. (2) Charlotte: d. 1852.
(3) Maria: d. 1836. (4) Ellen: d.1857. (5) Eliza: d. 1862. (6) John: J. P.; b. 1831; & unm.
(7) William: b. 1834; killed in trenches before Sebastopol, 1855. (8) Arthur: b. 1836; d. unm. 1889. (9) Mary: d. 1892; issue. (10) Emma: d. 1876.

A108 SIR HUGH: 2nd Baronet; D. L.; hon. col. Pembroke artillery; A. D. C. to Queen Victoria; M. P. for Pembroke 1826-38 and 1861­68; 1803-1891.
(1) Sir Hugh Charles: 3rd Baronet-A109.
(2) John: J. P.; b. 1828; d. s. p. 1890.
(3) Arthur Rodney : comm. R. N.; 1829-1876.
(4) William: J. P. and D. L.; 1832-1889.
(5) Augustus: b. 1843; d. unm. 1868.
(6) Charlotte Angelina: d. 1888.
(7) Georgina: d. 1838.
(8) Fanny: d. 1835.
(9) Maria Frances: m. 1855, John Edward Russell.
(10) George Rodney: 1850-1886.
(A) Arthur Edward Rodney: b. 1877.
(a) Hugh George.
(b) Kitty.
(B) Alice Georgina.
(C) Kathleen.
(D) Margaret Edith: m. 1900.
(E) Maud Ellen.
(F) Georgiana Marian.
(11) Alice Henrietta Rodney.
(12) Edith Rodney: d. unm. 1910.
(13) Ellen Rodney.

A109 A109 SIR HUGH CHARLES: 3rd Baronet; J. P. and D. L., co. Pembroke; served at siege of Monte Video 1845-46, and in Kaffir War 1846-47; 1826-1909.
(1) Sir John Arthur: 4th and present Baronet-A110.
(2) William: b. 1894.
(3) Augustus: b. 1895; served in Great War; killed in action 1918.
(4) Margaret Catherine Gwenllian: Issue.

A110 SIR JOHN ARTHUR: 4th Baronet; b. 1892; educ. at Llandovery College, and St. John’s College, Oxford; s. his father 1909; rapt. late 11th batt. Somerset L. I.
(1) Hugh Bernard Pilkington: b. 1915.
(2) John William: b. 1917.


B111 WILLIAM OWEN, of Sheffield, co. York: b. about 1590.

B112 WILLIAM, of Sheffield: b. 1621.

B113 JOHN, of Sheffield: b. 1653.

B114 JOSEPH, of Sheffield: 1698-1773; master of the Cutler’s Company 1754.

B115 JOSEPH, of Crookes Moor, Sheffield: 1726-1800; m. 1746, Sarah (dau. and co-heir of Samuel Shargell by Elizabeth, his wife, dau. of

B116 JOHN CUNLIFFE, of Hollings, and eventual representative of that family).

B117 CHARLES, of Chelsea, co. Middlesex: J. P.; d. 1805. Capt. Charles Cunliffe: R. N., of Wycoller Hall, co. Lancaster; 1786-1872.

B118 SIR FRANCIS PHILIP CUNLIFFE-OWEN; K. C. B.; K. C. M. G.: b. 1828; Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor (France) ; A. D. C. General to King Frederick William IV of Prussia; d. 1894.
(1) Philip Lewis Fritz: b.1855.
(A) Philip Francis: b. 1878.
(B) Violet.

Mostyn-Owen of Woodhouse

C120 HOWEL, Owen Ap Griffith, of Llunllo.

C121 RICHARD, of Shrewsbury.

C122 EDWARD OWEN, of Shrewsbury: one of the executors of his cousin, Judge Owen, of Condover.

C123 ROBERT, of Woodhouse: High. Sheriff of Salop 1618; by three wives, had eighteen children; s. by his son-C124.

C124 EDWARD OWEN, of Woodhouse: b. 1602.

C125 ROBERT, of Woodhouse: High Sheriff of Salop, 1667; d. 1696.
(1) John: his heir-C126.
(2) Mary: m. Piers Lloyd, and hence descended John Lloyd, Esq. of Trawscoed.
(3) Ann: d. unm.
(4) Martha: m. Humphrey Kynaston, Esq. of Bryngwyn, co. Montgomery.
(A) Mary Kynaston: m. William Mostyn, Esq. (grandson of Sir Roger Mostyn, Knt. of Mostyn).
(a) William Mostyn.
1. William Mostyn:eventual inheritor of Woodhouse-C127.
(5) Muriel.

C126 JOHN, of Woodhouse: d. 1737, leaving two daus. and co- heirs, viz. Muriel and Sarah. These ladies agreed to put into possession of the Woodhouse estate, by a deed of gift, Hugh Owen, M. D. (son of Thomas Owen, of Lllunllo); but that gentlemancame to an untimely death, 1784; having made a will, by which he bequeathed the said estate to his benefactor, Mrs. Sarah Owen, who survived him. She created a new entail of the property successively to John Lloyd, of Trawscoed; William (eldest son of William Mostyn, of Bryngwyn); Robert, 3rd son of the said Wil­liam Mostyn; and Pryee Owen, M. D., of Shrewsbury; remainder, in default of issue male of all these persons, to her next heir male of the name and family of Owen, of Woodhouse. At the decease of John Lloyd, Esq. of Trawscoed, Woodhouse, it devolved on

C127 WILLIAM MOSTYN: d. 1795.
(1) William his heir-C128.
(2) Edward Henry Mostyn-Owen: Rector of Cound, Salop.
(3) Rebecca.
(4) Frances Maria.
(5) Harriet.
(6) Sobieski.
(7) Eloisa.
(8) Laura: d. unm.

C128 WILLIAM MOSTYN: of Woodhouse.
(1) William: late of Woodhouse-C129.
(2) Arthur: now of Woodhouse-C130.
(3) Francis.
(4) Henry: d. unm.
(5) Charles.
(6) Sarah Harriet.
(7) Frances.
(8) Caroline.
(9) Emma.
(10) Sobieske.

C129 WILLIAM MOSTYN: Major Royal Dragoons: d. unm. 1868; s. by his brother, now of Woodhouse.

C130 ARTHUR MOSTYN: of Woodhouse, Salop; s. his brother 1868; High Sheriff of Salop, 1876.
(1) Arthur William: b. 1853; Lieut. 1st Royal Dragoons.
(2) Charles Roger: b. 1855.

Kynaston of Hardwick

D131 RICHARD OWEN, of Shrewsbury: s. of Owen Ap Griffith of Llunllo.
(1) Thomas, of Condover: from whom descended the Owens of Condover.
(2) Richard-D132.
(3) Robert: bur. 1603.
(4) John: admitted to the Mercers’ Co. (1563), and the Drapers’ (1527).
(5) Elizabeth.

D132 RICHARD, of Shrewsbury and Whitley, co. Salop: d. 1594; bur. at St. Chadd’s.

D133 THOMAS, of Whitley: M. P. for Shrewsbury 1624-40; Lieut.-Col. in King Charles I’s Army; bur. at St. Chadd’s, 1650.

D134 THOMAS, “of Pauson, late of Whitley, Gent”: burgess of Shrews­bury, 1676; called “Thomas Owen, Sen. of Whitley, Gent,” on the Court Roll of Ford, 1678.

D135 THOMAS, of Whitley: (1671).

D136 EDWARD, of Pontesbury: burgess of Shrewsbury 1721; (in May, 1876, Rev. Loftus Owen, of St. Giles’ Vicarage, proved his descent from this Edward Owen and was admitted a free burgess of Shrewsbury).

D137 ROBERT, of Dublin: bapt. at Pontesbury 1722; resided at Sum­merseat, near Wexford, 1798 (will dated 1806, proved in Dublin, 1810) ; mentioned as remainder-man in the will of Mrs. Barnston (dated 1750) who d. 1755.
(1) William: Major 67th Regt.; fell in the Mahratta War.
(A) Elizabeth Jane.
(B) Matilda.
(C) Rebecca Anne.
(D) Anne: d. unm.
(E) Olivia.

 Owen of Tedsmore

The 3rd son of Thomas Owen, of Llunllo, who lived to an advanced age, was E138.

E138 HUGH OWEN: M. D. of Shrewsbury, where he resided profes­sionally, until his cousin, in the 7th degree, Mrs. Sarah Owen (last of the family of Woodhouse) made a deed of gift of the Wood­house estate in his favour, whither, at her request, he moved; d. 1764; he previously made a will, bequeathing Woodhouse back to Mrs. Sarah Owen, who made a new settlement of the property. (See Owen of Woodhouse.) To Dr. Owen’s other property, his sister-E139.

E139 Martha Owen: succeeded, and her husband, Richard Bulkeley Hatchett, erected the mansion house at Tedsmore, on her property.
(1) Bulkeley Hatchett, of Ellesmere: b. 1750; s. his younger brother in Tedsmore-E141.
(2) Hugh Hatchett: b. 1851-E140.
(3) Mary Hatchett: d. unm.
(4) Sarah Hatchett.

E140 HUGH HATCHETT: s. to Tedsmore and other estates of the Owen family; assumed that surname; d. unm. 1818, when his estate passed to his elder brother.

E141 BULKELEY HATCHETT, of Ellesmere: d.1830.
(1) Thomas Bulkeley: late of Tedsmore Hall-E142.
(2) Hugh James: d. 1791.
(3) Samuel Bulkeley: b. 1792; d. unm. 1817.

E142 THOMAS BULKELEY BULKELEY: b. 1790; adopted the surnames of Bulkeley-Owen as heir to a branch of that family; d. 1867; s. by eldest son.
(1) Bulkeley Hatchett: b: 1825-E143.
(2) Thomas Mainwaring Bulkeley: now of Tedsmore Hall-E144.
(3) Frances Marianne Eliza: m. and has issue.

E143 BULKELEY HATCHETT BULKELEY: d. s. p. 1868; s. by his brother

(2) Rev. Roger Carmichael-E145.
(3) Letitia: m. 1783, Rev. Sir Edward Kynaston (who s. his brother, under the special limitation as 2nd Baronet).
(4) Jane.

E145 REV. ROGER CARMICHAEL: Rector of Camolin, co. Wexford; 1756-1843.
(1) Robert-E146.
(2) Loftus: Major-Gen. in the Army; b. 1786; d. s. p. 1865.
(3) William: Fellow of St. John’s Coll., Cambridge; b. 1792; d. unm. at Leghorn, 1823.
(4) Richard: (Rear-Adm.) ; 1796-1863.
(A) Richard Cliffe: b. 1846.
(B) Charlotte Maria: d. unm. 1891.
(5) George Annesly: M. D. and B. A. Trin. Coll., Dublin; b. 1797.
(6) VERY REV. FREDERICK: Rector of Aghold, co. Wicklow; Dean of Leighlin ; b. 1800.
(A) Frederick William: Solicitor; b. 1828; d. s. p. in Australia.
(B) Henry Lindsey: b. 1832; d. s. p. 1886. –
(C) William: b. 1834; d. s. p.
(D) Bedell: b. 1837; d. s. p. in Sydney, 1886.
(E) Anne.
(F) Harriette.
(G) Louisa.
(H) Frances Maria.
(I) Thomasina Lucy.

E146 ROBERT: Col. in the Army; 1784-1867.
(1) Roger Carmichael Robert: Capt. in the Shropshire Militia; b. 1828; d. v. p. in Marceilles, 1865, unm.
(2) Walter Charles Edward: late Kynaston, of Hardwick-E147
(3) Loftus (Rev.) : Vicar of St. Giles, Shrewsbury; 1831-1888.
(A) James Loftus: b. 1861.
(B) Rev. Loftus Meade: b. 1864.
(C) Roger Carmichael Robert: b. 1866.
(D) William Charles McCarthy: b. 1867.
(E) Charlotte Mary: d. 1909.
(F) Gertrude Emma Owen: d. 1894.
(G) Walter Kynaston: 1878-1890.
(H) Mary Sophie: twin with her brother, Walter.
(4) William, of Sydney, N. S. W.; Chief Judge in Equity; b. 1834.
(A) Langer Meade Loftus: b. 1862.
(5) Mary Frances: b. 1832; d. unm. 1846.
(6) Charlotte Elizabeth: 1833-1872.

E147 REV. WALTER CHARLES EDWARD KYNASTON, of Hardwick, co. Salop: M. A. Trin. Coll., Dublin; b. 1830. Mr. Kynaston assumed, by Royal License, 1868, the name and arms of Kynaston, only, on succeeding to the Hardwick estates, in accordance with the will of his cousin, Mrs. Evelyn Sutton. He d. 1903, and was s. by his only son.
(1) Walter Roger: now of Hardwick-E148.
(2) Amy Frances.
(3) Maud Charlotte.
(4) Marian Annette.

E148 WALTER ROGER OWEN KYNASTON, of Hardwick, co. Salop: Lord of the Manor of Plas-y-dinas, Montgomeryshire; b. 1874; s. his father 1903.
(1) John Roger: b. 1914.

Owen of Bettws

The pedigree of this family is registered in the Heralds’ College from Rodri Mawr, King of All Wales.

F149 MADOC AP IEVAN: of Caereinion, descended fromGrono Ap Owen, son or grandson of Howell Dda, King of South Wales; his son, F150.

F150 GRIFFITH AP MADOD : m. Mali, dau. of Howel ap Ievan Lloyd, and was father of Owen ap Griffith: of Llunllo, near Machynlleth.
(1) David Lloyd ap Owen: his heir F151.
(2) Howel: ancestor of Owen of Woodhouse.
(3) Richard, of Shrewsbury.
(A) Thomas, of Condover, co. Salop: one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas.
(a) Sir Roger, Knt., of Condover: M. P. co. Salop; High Sheriff, 1694; d. s. p. male, and was s. by his brother.
(b) Sir William, Knt., of Condover: High Sheriff,1623; d. 1662.
1. Roger, of Condover : b. 1611.
A. Thomas, of Condover: b. 1641.
a. Roger, of Condover: High Sheriff, 1708; d. 1717.
(I) Edward, of Condover: his heir; d. s. p.
(II) Thomas Owen, of Condover: heir to his brother, and last male descendant of Owen of Condover; d. unm. 1731. (III) Letitia Owen, of Condover: devisee of her brother.
(B) Richard Owen, of Whitley: ancestor of Owen, now Kynaston of Hardwick.
(C) Robert Owen: bu. Mar. 27, 1603.
(D) John Owen, of Shrewsbury: living 1572.
(E) Elizabeth Owen: m. Hugh Phillipps, of Shrewsbury.
(4) Thomas: Sergeant-at-Law; left an only dau., Ursula.

F151 DAVID LLOYD AP OWEN: had issue (with four daus.) a son and heir F152.

F152 JOHN AP DAVID LLOYD OWEN, of Machynlleth.

F153 OWEN AP JOHN OWEN: (otherwise Owen Jones), of Machynlleth; had issue (with five daus.), a son and heir-F154.

F154 ROWLAND OWEN, of Llunllo: who first adopted the surname of Owen ; High Sheriff co. Montgomery, 1611; s. by eldest son­F155.

F156 THOMAS OWEN, of Llunllo.

F157 ROWLAND, of Llunllo.

F158 THOMAS, of Llunllo.
(1) Thomas, of Llunllo: High Sheriff co. Montgomery, 1726.
(2) William, of Bettws-F159.
(3) Hugh.
(4) Barbara: d. unm.
(5) Martha.

F159 WILLIAM, of Bettws, co. Montgomery; had issue (with a younger son, Thomas, b. 1712, d. unm.) a successor. Lingaine Owen: of Bettws: d. 1735, aged 29 years; leaving issue, (with four daus.), one son-F160.

F160 PRYCE, of Bettws : d. 1786.

F161 VEN. HUGH: M. A., of Bettws ; Archdeacon of Salop; d. 1827.
(1) Edward Pryce: his heir F162.
(2) Harriet.

F162 REV. EDWARD PRYCE: M. A., of Bettws; Vicar of Wellington, and Rector of Eyton, co. Salop; 1788-1863.
(1) Hugh Darby: his heir F163.
(2) Mary.

F163 HUGH DARBY, of Bettws Hall: 1827-1868.
(1) Hugh Darby Annesley: his heir F164.
(2) Edward Roderick: b. 1856.
(3) Mary Matilda: now of Bettws-F165.
(4) Alice Harriet Eva.
(5) Georgina West.
(6) Evelyn Maud.

F164 HUGH DARBY ANNESLEY, of Bettws Hall, co. Montgomery: 1852-1908.

F165 MARY MATILDA, LADY OWEN-MACKENZIE, of Bettws Hall, co. Montgomery: dau. of the late Hugh Darby Owen, of Bettws; m. (1st) Francis Fenwick; (2ndly) Archibald George Bovill; and (3rdly) Sir George Sutherand-Mackenzie, K. C. M. G., C. B., who d. 1910; she assumed by Royal License, 1909, the additional surname of Owen on succeeding to the Bettws estates; by 1st marriage she has issue-F166.

F166 GEORGE FENWICK: M. C.; Capt. late King’s Own R. Regt. Norfolk Yeo.; b. 1885.

Robert Owen



G169 PRINCESS EDGIVA: m. Henry, Count de Vermandois. 21

G170 HUBERT: Count de Vermandois and Troyes.

G171 LADY ADELA DE VERMANDOIS : m. Hugh Magnus, of France.

G172 LADY ISABEL DE VERMANDOIS: m. Robert, Earl of Mellent.

G173 LADY MABEL DE BELLOMONT: m. William de Redvers deVernon, 6th Earl of Devon.

G174 LADY JOANE DE VERNON: m. William, Baron de Briwere, by tenure, and Lord of Torboy.

G175 LADY MARGARET DE BRIWERE : m. William, Baron de la Ferte.

G176 WILLIAM, Baron de la Ferte; father of

G177 LADY GUNDRED DE LA FERTE : m. Pain, 3rd Baron de Cha­worth.

G178 PATRICK: 4th Baron Chaworth, Lord of Ogmore and Kidwelly; Wales; d..1257.

G179 PATRICK DE CHAWORTH : b 1253; d. s. p. m., 1282; his des. 11 generations removed was

G191 ELIZABETH POWELL: m. Hunphrey ap Hugh ap David ap Howel ap Grono ap Einion, of Merionethshire, Wales, and had: Samuel, John, Catherine, and:

G192 OWEN HUMPHREY: of Llwyndu, township of Llwyngwrill, Parish of Llangelynin, Merionethshire; justice under Cromwell ; living 1678; who had: Humphrey, Rowland, John, Joshua, Elizabeth, and:

G193 REBECCA HUMPHREY: m. 1678, ROBERT OWEN, of Fron Goch, Merionethshire, Wales; (b. 1657; d. Phila. Co., Pa., 1697) ; removed to Pa., 1690, and was a member of the Provincial Assem­bly; Justice of the Peace for Merion Township, Phila. Co.
(1) Evan Owen, of Phila.: b. Fron Goch, 1682; d. Phila., 1727; member of the Common Council and Alderman of Phila., 1717-24; Treasurer of Phila. Co., 1724-27; issue.
(2) Gainor Owen: m. 1706, Jonathan Jones (s. of Dr. Edward Jones, of Merion, Pa.)
(3) Elizabeth Owen: m. David Evans, of Philadelphia. Issue.
(4) Owen Owen: of Phila. ; 1690-1741; Sheriff of Phila. Co., 1726.
(A) Jane Owen: m. 1760, Dr. Cadwalader Evans; d. s. p., 1773.
(B) Sarah Owen: m. John Biddle; d. 1773.
(C) Tacey Owen: m. Daniel Morris, of Upper Dublin, Pa.
(D) Rebecca Owen.
(E) Robert Owen.
(5) John Owen, of Chester Co., Pa.: b. 1692-1752; Sheriff of Chester Co.; member of Provincial Assembly, 1733-48.
(A) Jane: m. Joseph West.
(B) George Owen: d. s. p., 1764.
(C) Elizabeth: m. James Rhoads.
(D) Rebecca: m. Jesse Maris, Pa.
(E) Susanna: m. Josiah Hibbard.
(6) Robert Owen, of Phila.: 1695-1730; m. 1716, Susannah, dau. of Judge William Hudson (Mayor of Phila.).
(A) Hannah Owen: 1720-1791; m. (1st) 1740, John Ogden, of Phila.; m. (2ndly) 174, Joseph Wharton, of “Walnut Grove,” Phila., and had issue. By her 1st husband (who d. 1742) she had one son, William.

Owen ap. Evan

H194 LOUIS IV, KING OF FRANCE, had by his wife, Lady Gerberga, of Saxony:

H195 PRINCESS ALBREDA: m. Renaud, Count de Reimes.

H196 GILBERT: Count de Reimes and Count de Rouci. EBLO I, Count de Rouci and de Reimes; m. Lady Beatrix (dau. of Rynerius V, Count de Hainault and his wife, the Princess Hedewige, dau. of HUGH CAPET,

KING OF FRANCE) ; his des. 6 generations removed was

H203 LADY JOAN DE CLARE: m. Rhys Gyrd, Lord of Yestradtywy.

RHYS MECHYLLT, Lord of Llandovery Castle: d. 1243; from whom was descended (thirteen generations removed)

H204 EVAN AP ROBERT AP LEWIS: of Rhiwlas and Fron Goch.
(1) Owen ap Evan: m. Gainor John.
(A) Jane: m. Hugh Roberts, of Merion, Pa.
(B) Ellen: m. Cadwalader Thomas ap Hugh.
(C) Robert ap Owen, of Merion, Pa.: d. 1697; ancestor of the Owen family of Montgomery Co.,Pa.
(D) Evan ap Owen.

Benjamin T. Owen

J219 LLEWELYN-IOWERTH THE GREAT, Prince of North Wales: d. 1240; m. Lady Joan Plantagenet.

J220 PRINCESS MARGARET, of Wales: m. John-tadody, Lord Braose, of Gower; (d. 1231).

J221 WILLIAM, Lord Braose, of Gower.

J222 WILLIAM, Lord Braose, of Gower: d. s. p. m., 1322; his dau. was

J223 LADY ALIVA DE BRAOSE : . m. (1st) John, 2nd Baron Mowbray; (d. 1321).

J224 JOHN, 3rd Baron Mowbray: d. 1361; m. Lady Joan Plantagenet (dau. of Prince Henry, third Earl of Lancaster, a grandson of HENRY III, KING OF ENGLAND).

J225 JOHN, 4th Baron Mowbray: d. 1368; m. Lady Elizabeth Segrave (a great-granddaughter of EDWARD I, KING OF ENGLAND).

J226 SIR THOMAS MOWBRAY: K. G., Duke of Norfolk; Earl Mar­shal of England; d. 1413; from whom was descended (nine generations removed)

J227 SAMUEL THOMAS: of Anne Arundel Co., Md. ; 1655-1743.

J228 PHILIP THOMAS: of Md. ; 1694-1763.

J229 PHILIP THOMAS: of West River, Md. ; 1727-1784.

J230 PHILIP THOMAS: of “Rockland,” Cecil Co., Md.; d. 1809.

(1) Catherine Thomas: b. 1785; m. 1804, George Davidson, of the Eastern Shore, Md.

(A) Elizabeth Davidson: m. BENJAMIN T. OWEN.

Edward H. Owen


K232 PRINCESS JANET: m. James, Earl of Morton.

K233 LADY JANET DOUGLAS: m. Thomas, Earl of Mar.

K234 LADY MARY ERSKINE : m. William Livingston, of Kilsyth.

K235 WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, of Kilsyth: d. 1540.

K236 WILLIAM LIVINGSTON: d. v. p., 1513; his son was


K238 BARBARA LIVINGSTON: m. Rev. Alexander Livingston, Minister at Monyabroch.

K239 REV. WILLIAM LIVINGSTON: minister at Lanark.

K240 REV. JOHN LIVINGSTON, of Ancrum: d. 1672.


K242 ROBERT LIVINGSTON: came to N. Y., 1636; m. at Albany, 1697, Margaretta, dau. of Colonel Pieter Schuyler.
(1) Jolin Livingston: of Stillwater, N. Y.
(A) Colonel Richard Livingston, of Montreal.
(a) Stephen Livingston, of Johnstown.
1. Jane A. Livingston: m. EDWARD H. OWEN, of New York.

William H. Owen

L243 WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, KING OF ENGLAND: m. 1053, Lady Matilda, dau. of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders.

L244 LADY GUNDREDA, of Normandy: d. 1085; m. William de Warren, in Normandy; created Earl of Surrey; (d. 1089).

L245 WILLIAM DE WARREN: 2nd Earl of Warren and Surrey; m. Lady Isabel de Vermandois (granddaughter of HENRY I, KING OF FRANCE) ; d. 1131.

L246 LADY ADELINE DE WARREN: m. 1139, Henry, Prince of Scotland; Earl of Huntingdon, and 9th Earl of Northumberland; d. v. p. 1152; (eldest s. of ST. DAVID I, KING OF SCOTLAND, and grandson of Queen Margaret, of Scotland, dau. of EDWARD THE EXILE, KING OF ENGLAND, and his wife, Agatha, dau. of HENRY II, Emperor of Germany).


L248 LADY BEATRIX: m. Walter Stewart, 5th hereditary Lord High Steward of Scotland.

L249 ALEXANDER STEWART: 6th Lord High Steward of Scotland; m. Lady Jean, dau. of James, Lord of the Isle of Bute.

L250 SIR JOHN STEWART, Laird of Bonkyll: b. 1246; k. 1298.

L251 SIR JAMES STEWART, Laird of Preston and Warwickhill; k. 1333.

L252 SIR ROBERT STEWART, Laird of Innermeath and Lorn: m. Lady Isabel d’Ergadia (a great-granddaughter of ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND) ; his des. 9 generations removed was

L262 JAMES LOGAN: Chief Justice of Pa.

L263 HANNAH LOGAN: 1719-1761: m. John Smith, of “Franklin Park”; (1722-1771) ; member of the Assembly of Pa., and of the Governor’s Council of N. J.

L264 JAMES SMITH: of Burlington County, N. J.; 1750-1833.
(1) Hannah Smith: 1773-1830; m. 1794, Henry S. Drinker, of Phila.
(A) Sandwith Drinker: m. Susan B., dau. of Blaithwaite Shober.
(a) Elizabeth Drinker: m. WILLIAM H. OWEN, of Spread Eagle, Pa.

William W. Owen

1205 HENRY III, KING OF ENGLAND: m. Lady Eleanor, dau. of Raymond de Berenger, Count of Provence.

1206 PRINCE EDMUND PLANTAGENET : Earl of Leicester, Lancaster and Chester.

HENRY PLANTAGENET, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester.

1207 LADY JOAN PLANTAGENET: m. John, 3rd Baron Mowbray, of Axholme.

1208 LADY JANE MOWBRAY: m. Sir Thomas de Grey, of Berwyke, Northumberland

1209 SIR JOHN DE GREY: K. G.; 1st Earl of Tankerville; his des. 7 generations removed was

1217 THOMAS LLOYD: first Deputy Governor and President of the Provincial Council of Pa.

1218 MARY LLOYD: m. 1694, Judge Isaac Norris, of “Fair Hill,” Germantown, Phila.; (Isaac Norris settled in Phila., in 1693, and at his death, 1735, was a member of the Colonial Assembly of Pa. He was Mayor of the City, Presiding Judge of the Common Pleas Court, and member of the Governor’s Council for over thirty years). He had, with other issue, by Mary Lloyd:
(1) Charles Norris, of “Fairhill,” Phila.; 1712-1766.
(A) Charles Norris, of Phila. ; 1765-1813.
(a) Mary Norris: m. 1813, John Schrack, of Montgom­ery Co.,Pa.
1. Eunice Norris: m. Colonel Augustus W. Shearer.
A. Catherine Shearer: m. WILLIAM W. OWEN. Issue.

Prominent British Owens, Past Generations

ANEURIN OWEN (1792-1851) : Welsh historical scholar; s. William O; appointed assistant to the commissioner for England and Wales; commissioner for inclosure of commonable lands, 1845; government entrusted work of Welsh history to him, 1822; he was an accurate and well-informed paleographer and an apt historical critic.

CHARLES, D. D. (d. 1746) : Presbyterian minister; his academy for training students for the ministry had considerable reputation.

CORBET (1646-1671) : Latin poet; s. William O, a clergyman; b. Hinton, Shropshire; graduated B. A., Lincoln’s Inn, 1665; studied medicine and took degree of M. A., 1669-70.

DAVID, D. D. (fi. 1642) : Controversialist; native of Isle of Anglesea; educated Cambridge.

DAVID (1794-1866) : Welsh journalist; b. Llanpumsaint, near Carmarthen; s. Benjamin O; established reputation as a journalist by an article in the “Seren Gomer,” a Welsh magazine.

EDWARD (1728-1807) : Translator of Juvenal and Persius; s. David O. of Llangurig, Montgomeryshire; president Warrington Library, 1760, and was prominent in promoting literary and social inter­ests of Warrington.

SIR EDWARD CAMPBELL RICH (1771-1849) : Admiral; s. Captain William O; commander, “Impregnable,” 1796; on the “Immortalite,” 1802, he saw active service on coast of France : commander-in­ chief in the West Indies, 1822-25; rear admiral, 1825; commander-in ­chief in East Indies, 1828-32; commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean, 1841-45.

EDWARD PRYCE (1788-1863) : Artist; s. Archdeacon Hugh 0-; officiated, Park Street Chapel, Grosvenor Square, London; vicar of Wellington; rector of Eyton-upon-the-Wildmoors; while traveling in France, Belgium, Italy, the Levant, Germany, and Switzerland he made numerous drawings from which he afterwards produced etchings and pictures in oils.

GEORGE (d. 1558) : Physician; b. Worcester; physician to Henry VIII; with John Chambre, he attended the birth of Prince Edward, afterwards Edward VI; 1537; received many grants of land from the king; was a subscribing witness to the will of Henry VIII, who left him a legacy of 100 pounds; admitted fellow, College of Physicians, 1545; president, 1553; nominated royal physician on Mary’s accession.

GEORGE (1552-1613) : County historian; b. Henllys, Pembrokeshire; s. William O; vice-admiral for counties of Pembroke and Cardi­gan, 1573; his chief literary work was the “Description of Pembrokeshire,” 1603.

GEORGE (d. 1665) : York herald; s. George O.-; b. Henllys, Pembrokeshire; attended the Earl of Arundal in his expedition against the Scottish covenanters in 1639 and was sent on a mission in the king’s service to Wales, 1640; with the retinue of Charles I at Oxford in 1643 and created D. C. L., and subsequently accompanied the king to Gloucester, 1643.

GRIFFITH (d. 1717) : Colonist and doctor; s. Robert O.- of Dolsereau, Dolgelly; b. Merionethshire; emigrated, 1684, to Pennsylvania where he was one of the first doctors in the colony founded by William Penn; distinguished himself at time the “Barbadoes distemper” was ravaging Philadelphia; attended Quaker meetings and worked among the Indians.

HENRY (1716-1795): Divine and scholar; s. William O.-; b. Cader Idris, Dolgelly, Merionethshire; was Boyle lecturer 1769-71 and published his sermons.

HUGH (1615-1686) : Jesuit; b. Anglesea; admitted student English College at Rome, 1636; ordained priest in Church of St. John Lateran, 1640-41; entered Society of Jesus at Watten, 1648, and returned to the English mission, 1650.

HUGH (1639-1700), of Bronclydwr, Merionethshire: Non-conform­ist preacher; s. Humphrey O.-; upon the passing of the Act of Uni­formity in 1662 and ejection of such clergy as would not conform he returned to Bronclydwr to spend the rest of his days as a non-conformist preacher.

HUGH (1761-1827): Topographer; s. Pryce O.-, M. D., of Shrews­bury; fellow of Society of Antiquaries; mayor of Shrewsbury, 1819; his principal work was “A History of Shrewsbury,” 1825.

HUGH (1784-1861): Colonel; b. Denbigh; at the battle of Vittoria, 1813, when leading a brigade into action, his name was noted by Wellington and he was directed to memorialize for a troop in the 18th Hussars; sent to Lisbon with dispatches and brevet rank of colonel in the 4th cavalry; a knight commander of San Bento d’Aviz; knight of the Tower and Sword; had the Peninsular gold cross, the Peninsular medal with clasps for Talavera, Albuera, Vittoria and Pyrenees.

SIR HUGH (1804-1881): Promoter of Welsh education and philanthropist; b. at Y Foel farm, parish of Llangeinwen, Anglesea; s. Owen O.-; founded the Cambrian Association for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb; helped to establish a Normal College for teachers at Bangor, 1856; he founded a Welsh provident society; was the chief means of establishing the London Welsh Charitable Aid Society, 1873; vice-president, National Thrift Society; treasurer and chairman of executive committee of National Temperance League; on London School Board; knighted in recognition of his “services to the cause of education in Wales,” 1881.

HUMPHREY (1712-1768): Bodley’s librarian and principal of Jesus College, Oxford; s. Humphrey O.-; b. Meifod, Montgomeryshire. JACOB (1778-1870) : Architect; b. North Wales; appointed clerk of the works to the royal engineer department at Portsmouth, 1804; transferred to Irish board of works in Dublin, as principal engineer and architect, 1832; made many additions to the Four Courts and Queen’s Inns m Dublin, and erected model schools and other government buildings in Ireland.

JAMES (1654-1706): Presbyterian minister; s. John O.-; b. at the farmhouse of Bryn, Carmarthenshire; challenged to a public dis­cussion on ordination by William Lloyd, bishop of St. Asaph, 1681.

JOHN (1560?-1622): Epigrammatist; s. Thomas O.- of Plas Dhu, Carnarvonshire; b. at Plas Dhu; his m. was Jane, sister of Sir William Morris; educated at Oxford; headmaster of Henry VIII’s school, Warwick, about 1594.

SIR. JOHN (1600-1666): Royalist colonel; s. John O.- of Clenenny, Carnarvonshire; governor of Harlech Castle, 1644; vice-admiral of North Wales; distinguished himself at the capture of Bristol by Rupert and was desperately wounded there; was made prisoner of war and put into Windsor Castle hut released at the suit of the Spanish and Dutch ambassadors.

JOHN, D. D. (1616-1683): Theologian; s. Rev. Henry O.-, vicar of Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, where he was born; preached before parliament; preacher to council of state; during the royalist rising 1654-55 he made himself responsible for security of town and county of Oxford; commissioned by the council of state to raise a volunteer corps for defense of Oxford, after the abdication of Cromwell; was an eminent puritan divine; his learning was vast, various and profound, and his mastery of Calvinistic theology complete.

JOHN (1766-1822): Divine; s. Richard O.- of Old Street, London; published sermons; secretary the British and Foreign Bible Society from 1804 until his death.

JOHN (1821-1883): Welsh musician; b. Chester; organist; composed a large number of glees, songs, and anthems; his fluent and melodious style of composition made him one of the most popular of Welsh musicians and he was much in request as conductor.

JOSIAH (1711?-1755): Presbyterian minister; came into note in connection with the rebellion of 1745 as a strong writer against the political and religious principles of the Jacobites.

LEWIS (1572-1633): Controversialist; native of Merionethshire.

NICHOLAS .(d. 1606): Jesuit; by his skill as a builder of secret cupboards and passages, he saved many Jesuits from capture; he was put in the Tower, 1594, but escaped and is said to have effected the escape of John Gerard from the Tower in 1597; it is not improbable that he died from the effects of torture in the Tower where he was again imprisoned.

NICHOLAS (1752-1811): Welsh antiquary; s. Nicholas O.-, rector of Llandyfrydog, Anglesey; succeeded his father as rector, about 1776; published works on remains and collections of antiquities.

RICHARD (1606-1683): Royalist divine; s. Cadwallader O.-; h. Llanfechain.

SIR RICHARD (1804-1892): Naturalist; b. Lancaster; s. Richard O.-, a West India merchant; his “Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus,” 1832, placed him in the front rank of anatomical monographers; first Hunterian professor of comparative anatomy and physiology at the Royal College of Surgeons, 1836; helped found the Royal Microscopical Society, 1840; elected into the select body of representative men called “The Club,” 1845; given cottage called Sheen Lodge in Richmond Park by the queen, 1852; by 1856 he was recognized throughout Europe as the first anatomist of his day; he wrote, with assistance of Dr. Woodward, the article “Palaeontology” for the “Encyclopaedia Britannica” ; in 1866 were published first and second volumes, and in 1868 the third volume of his great book on the “Anatomy and Physiology of the Vertebrates”; he was created a knight of the Legion of Honor by Napoleon III for his services in Paris, 1853; elected corresponding member of the Institute of France, 1839; 1857 was awarded the “Prix Cuvier” of the French Academy; Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin con­ferred upon him honorary degrees; he was an honorary or corresponding member of nearly every important scientific society in the world; the Royal College of Physicians conferred on him the Baly medal (for physiology), in 1869, and the Royal College of Surgeons its honorary gold medal, 1883; he was the first to receive the gold medal established by the Linnean Society, 1888; among his influential friends were Lord John Russell, Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Charles Dickens, Jenny Lind, George Eliot, G. H. Lewes, Sir Henry Acland, Sir Edwin Chadwick, Sir James Paget, Mr. Ruskin, and Lord Tennyson.

ROBERT (1771-1858) : Socialist; b. Newtown, Montgomeryshire; s. Robert O.-, postmaster of Newtown; became a member of “Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester”; Lord Sidmouth had his essays circulated by government in order to elicit comment from qualified people; ambassadors of Austria and Prussia consulted him; Grandduke Nicholas (afterwards Emperor of Russia) visited him at New Lanark and offered to take two million of the “surplus population” of England and establish a Russian New Lanark under Owen; in his mills at New Lanark, Owen demonstrated the success of educating children by kindness and of improving working conditions; he sailed for America, 1824, and bought a tract of land of 20,000 acres on the Wabash River in Illinois and Indiana; he took part in the cooperative congresses, of which seven met from 1830 to 1834, and in the succeeding “socialist congresses,” of which there were fourteen from 1835 to 1846, and was frequently chairman.

ROBERT DALE (1801-1877) : Publicist and author; b. Glasgow; s. Robert O.-; he had joined his father’s (Robert O.-, 1771-1858) New Harmony experiment as an economical reformer but returned to Europe in 1827; after making the acquaintance of Lafayette and other distinguished personages he returned to New Harmony, edited “New Harmony Gazette” and in 1828 commenced the “Free Inquirer,” an avowedly socialistic journal; elected to House of Representatives, 1843; he was employed in promoting the organization of the Smithsonian Institution, afterwards becoming one of the regents; took an active part in revising the constitution of Indiana, 1850-51; during the Civil War he was active as a pamphleteer on the Union side, especially as the author of three letters addressed to President Lincoln advocating emancipation of slaves.

SAMUEL (1769?-1857): Water-color painter; exhibited at Royal Academy; a series of eighty-four drawings were engraved by William Bernard Cooke for his work, “The Thames,” published in 1811; the South Kensington Museum has some of his pictures.

Prominent British Owens of Today

COLONEL CHARLES SAMUEL: C. M. G. 1918; D. S. O.. 1915; Royal Welsh Fusiliers; b. 1879; s. of late G. H. Owen; entered army, 1899; Capt. 1906; Adjutant, 1913; Major, 1915; Lt.-Col., 1921; Col. 1925; served China, 1900; European War. Club: Naval and Military.

DAVID JOHN: General Manager to the Port of London Authority since 1922; b. Liverpool, 1874; s. of Rev. R. Ceinwenydd Owen; educ., Liverpool Institute; Manager of Goole Docks, 1915; General Manager and Secretary to the Belfast Harbor Commissioners, 1915; Publications: “A Short History of the Port of Belfast,” “History of Belfast.” Add.: Llanfair, Park Road, Beckenham, Kent.

RT. REV. DERWYN TREVOR: Bishop of Niagara since 1925; b. Twickenham, England, 1876; s. of Trevor Randolph Owen; educ., Trinity Univ., Toronto; Rector of Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, since 1914; Dean of Niagara, 1915; Member General Synod, and Provincial Synod of the Church of England in Canada. Add: 172 Bay Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

REV. EDWARD CUNLIFFE: M. A. Oxon; Principal of King Wil­liam’s Coll., Isle of Man, since 1912; s. of S. J. Owen; educ., Pembroke Coll., Oxford; Assistant Master and Chaplain, Bromsgrove School, 1892­1900; Deacon, 1895; Priest, 1896; Headmaster of St. Peter’s School, York, 1900-12; formerly President of York Univ. Extension Society. Add.: King William’s College, Isle of Man.

EVAN ROGER: Deputy Chairman, Commercial Union Assurance Co., Ltd.; b. Wales; s. of Howell Owen, Abererch, Carnarvonshire; in insurance business all his life; gone through all stages of the business at home, and traveled abroad; has held position of President of the Federation of Insurance Institutes of Gt. Britain and Ireland; served in 1913 on the Government Advisory Committee on Investments under the National Insurance Act. Add.: Northcourt, Bickley, Kent.

REV. GEORGE VALE: b. Birmingham, 1869; s. of George Owen; educ., Midland Institute and Queen’s Coll., Birmingham; Curate of Seaforth, Liverpool, 1893; Vicar of Oxford, Warrington, Lancs, 1908-22; Publications: “The Ministry of Heaven,” “Facts and the Future Life,” “On Tour in U. S. A.,” etc. Add.: Lincoln Lea, Tubbenden Lane, Fernborough, Kent.

MAJOR GORONWY: D. S. O.; M. P. Carnarvonshire since 1923; stockbroker; b. 1881; s. of late Abraham Owen; educ., Univ. Coll., Aberystwyth; called to Bar, Gray’s Inn, 1919; served European War. Add.: 76 Ridgmount Gardens, W. C. 1.

DR. GWILYM: M. A.; D. Sc.; Professor of Physics, Aberystwyth Coll. since 1919; b. Denbigh, 1880; s. of Rev. W. Owen ; educ., Univ. Coll., Liverpool; worked for three years at Cavendish laboratory under Professor Sir J. J. Thomson; Lecturer and Demonstrator of Physics at Liverpool Univ., 1904-13. Add.: University College, Aberystwyth, Wales.

HAROLD: Author; b. Burslem, 1872; s. of late William Owen ; trained as journalist, and has held editorial positions in London; has contributed largely to most of the leading papers; Publications: “Three Octobers,” “The Staffordshire Potter,” etc. Add.: 43 Wellington Road, St. John’s Wood, N. W. S.

COL. HENRY MOSTYN: C. B. 1902; M. V. O.. 1904; Dragoon Guards; b. 1858; entered army, 1878; Lieut.-Col. 1898; served with the Carabiniers ; Afghanistan, 1879-80; S. Africa, 19O.1-02. Add.: Acomb House, York.

SIR, ISAMBARD : Knight created 1902; Hon. D. C. L. Durham, 1905; LL. D. Wales, hon. causa, 1911; Hon. Fellow of the Univ. of Bris­tol; b. Bellevue House, near Chepstow, Mon., 1850; s. of late William George Owen; educ., Downing Coll., Cambridge; late Physician to and Lecturer in Medicine at St. George’s Hospital; member of council of Univ. Coll. Cardiff; Vice-Dean of Faculty of Medicine of Univ. of London, 1901-04; Principal of Armstrong Coll., Newcastle, 1904-09; took the leading part in the establishment of the Univ. of Wales, 1891-93. Add.: Care Faithful, Owen, Blair and Wright, Dacre House, Westminster, S. W. 1.

REV. ITHEL GEORGE: M. A.; Rector of Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, since 1921; b. 1863; s. of late Rev. Edward Owen; educ., Corpus Christi Coll., Cambridge; Rector of St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, Fife, 1893-99; Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Worcestershire, 1905; Rector of Old Swinford, Worcestershire, 1899-1921. Add.: Rectory, Bradwell­on-Sea, Essex.

SIR JAMES GEORGE: Knight created 1918; J. P. Devon, 1917; b. 1869; joined Western Morning News, 1889; founded the Western Evening Echo, 1904; Governor Royal Albert Memorial Coll. and Library, 1905; President, The Newspaper Society, 1922. Add.: 4 The Crescent, Mount Radford, Exeter; Little Orchard, Thurlestone Sands, S. Devon. JOHN: Novelist; b. Liverpool, 1878; author of several books, among them being “The Cotton Broker,” “The Idealist,” “The Glory of Going On,” etc. Add.: Rec. Bank, Felixstowe.

SIR JOHN ARTHUR: 4th Baronet, created 1813; b. 1892; s. of 3rd Baronet and Martha Roberts Lewis; educ., St. John’s Coll., Oxford. Add.: Kencot House, nr. Lechlade, Glos.

HON. LANGER M. L.: C. B. E. 1918; Judge of Supreme Court of New South Wales since 1922; b. 1862; s. of late Sir William Owen ; educ., New Coll., Oxford; Barrister-at-Law; practiced at Bar in New South Wales, 1889-1922; K. C.1906. Club: Australian, Sydney.

LEONARD VICTOR DAVIES: Professor of History, Univ. Coll., Nottingham, since 1920; b. 1888; s. of John Owen of Cardigan; educ., Keble Coll., Oxford; B. A. 1911; M. A. 1913; Assistant Lecturer in History, Univ. Coll., of North Wales, Bangor, 1912-14; external examiner to the Univ. of Sheffield, 1925. Add.: University College, Nottingham.

MARY ALICIA: b. St. Joseph, Missouri, U. S. A., 1858; dau. of Hon. James Alfred Owen; educ., Vassar Coll.; began by writing ballads for parlor recitations; in 1886, definitely settled on literature as a profession; wrote many short stories; was admitted to tribal membership with the Indians, 1892; joined their secret societies and has written much of their beliefs and customs. Add.: St. Joseph, Missouri, U. S. A.

MORGAN O: General Manager, Alliance Assurance Company, 1916-26; Chairman of British Insurance Assn., 1924; High Sheriff of Merionethshire, 1920.-21; s. of Owen Owen ; educ., King’s Coll., London; joined Alliance Assurance Co., 1891; Sub-Manager, 1912. Add.: 14 Irvine Court, W.

REV. REGINALD HERBERT: Headmaster of Uppingham School; b. 1887; s. of Herbert C. Owen; educ., Wadham Coll., Oxford; Assistant Master Clifton Coll., 1910-12; Fellow and Classical Lecturer, Worcester Coll., Oxford, 1912-15; Tutor and Dean, 1914-15. Add.: The School House, Uppingham.

LT.-COL. ROBERT HAYLOCK: C. M. G. 1916; Australian Mili­tary Forces; s. of Colonel Percy Owen; Lieut. Australian Soudan Con­tingent, 1883; Lieut. to Major in H. M. South Lancashire Regt. Add.: Woodmancote Dursley, Glos.

LIEUT.-COL. ROGER ARTHUR MOSTYN-OWEN: D. S. O. 1918; s. of Lieut.-Col. Charles Roger Mostyn-Owen ; b. 1888; served European War. Add.: Woodhouse, Oswestry.

LT.-COL. ROGER CARMICHAEL ROBERT: C. M. G. 1906; O. B. E. 1919; b. 1866; s. of late Loftus Owen ; unm.; educ., Rossall ; Capt. Oxfordshire Light Infantry, 1898; employed with King’s African Rifles, 1899-1902; Governor of Eastern and Southern Deserts Prov., Egypt, 1918-20; Governor and O. C. Military District, Mongalla Province, Sudan, 1908-18; Political Officer, Southern Column, Beir Expedition, 1912. Add.: Luxor, Egypt.

VEN. WALTER EDWIN: Archdeacon of Kavirondo, Kenya Col­ony, since 1918; b. 1879; s. of John Simpson Owen ; educ., St. Enoch’s, Belfast; Islington Theological Coll.; intended for business profession, but in 1901 offered as missionary to Church Missionary Society; ordained, 1904; priest, 1905; short curacy, St. John’s; Reading, 1904; rural Dean of Budu, Uganda, 1915; Chaplain to Forces, German East Africa Campaign, 1916. Add.: Maseno Kisumu, Kenya Colony; Stocks Green, Hildenborough, Tonbridge.

WILL: R. C. A.; artist and lecturer; b. Malta, 1869; s. of Thomas Owen; educ., Rochester; entered Civil Service, G. P. O.; Publications: “Old London Town,” humorous pages in illustrated papers and magazines, posters, etc. Add.: Granville House, Arundel Street, Strand, W. C. 2.

LT.-COL. WILLIAM HUGH: C. B. E. 1919; Royal Engineers, Montreal; s. of late Thomas Owen. Add.: 282 Stanley Street, Montreal, P. Q.

BRIG.-GEN. CHARLES CUNLIFFE-OWEN: C. B. 1915; C. M. G. 1918; b. 1863; s. of Gen. C. H. Owen : entered army, 1883; Brig.-Gen., 1915; served S. African War; commanded 26th Brigade R. F. A. France; Brig.-Gen. R. A. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, 1915. Add.: 4 Egerton Gardens, S. W. 3.

SIR HUGO CUNLIFFE-OWEN: 1st Baronet, created 1920; s. of late Sir Philip Cunlife-Owen; educ., Brighton Coll.; Civil Engineer articled to Sir John Wolf Barry; subsequently Vice-Chairman British­American Tobacco Co., Ltd. Add.: Weir Bank, Bray, Berks.

Prominent Owens of America, Past Generations

ABRAHAM OWENS: Soldier; b. Prince Edward County, Va., 1769; d. Tippecanoe County, Ind., 1811; served in Indian campaign in Kentucky under Genls. St. Clair and Wilkinson; surveyor of Shelby County, 1796; magistrate and colonel of the first militia regiment raised in Kentucky; sat in legislature, 1798; member of the State Constitutional Convention, 1799, and state senator, 1810; first to join Gen. Wm. H. Harrison at Vincennes to resist the Indians under Tecumseh; aide­de-camp to Gen. Harrison; killed at Tippecanoe ; a county in Kentucky was named in his honor.

DAVID DALE: Geologist: b. Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1807; d. New Harmony, Ind., 1860; s. Robert 0- (1771-1858) ; educ. at Andersonian Institution in Glasgow; came to New Harmony in 1828, but returned to Europe for two years to study geology and natural history; conducted geological reconnaissance of Indiana, 1837; appointed geologist, 1839, by U. S. government; surveyed the Minnesota territory in 1849 for the government; state geologist for Kentucky, 1854-57; and for Arkansas and Indiana; his museum and laboratory were among the best in the United States and his collection of specimens was sold for $20,000 to Indiana State Univ.

GRIFFITH: Colonist; b. Wales; d. Philadelphia, Pa., 1717; active in promoting emigration of his Welsh co-religionists to the province of Pennsylvania; induced William Penn to set apart 40,000 acres as a Welsh tract, in which the Welsh alone should have the right of purchase, and in which the language of ancient Britain should prevail; on securing this he emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1684 and settled on this tract, which was called Merion; it is believed he performed the first surgical operation in Pennsylvania; served many years in the assembly; provincial councilor, 1690; alderman under the charter of 1691; justice of the peace; judge of court of common pleas; one of Penn’s commissioners of property; was useful in Society of Friends as a minister; traveled frequently to other colonies and to England and Wales.

JAMES: Congressman; b. Bladen County, N. C., 1784; d. Wilming­ton, 1865; sat in legislature, 1808-11; elected to Congress, 1816; president Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad; a major-general of militia.

JOHN: Governor of North Carolina; b. Bladen County, N. C., 1787; d. Pittsburgh, 1841; sat in legislature 1812-28; elected governor, 1828; influential in state politics, education, and prison reforms; president of convention that nominated Wm. H. Harrison for President.

JOHN: Publisher; b. Portland, Me., 1805; d. Cambridge, Mass., 1882; published the early works of his friend and college mate, Henry W. Longfellow, and those of James Russell Lowell; aided Longfellow preparing his “Poems of Places.”

JOHN JASON: Clergyman; b. Colebrook, Conn., 1803; d. New York City, 1869; principal of Cornelius Institute, New York, 183648; professor of Greek and Latin language and literature, New York Free Academy, 1849; vice-principal in 1853; became vice-president when its name was changed to New York Free College and received the degrees of D. D. and LL. D.

JOSEPH: Missionary; b. Bedford, N. Y.; 1814; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1870; graduated at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1838; missionary to Allahabad, India, 1840-68; president of Allahabad College; professor in the theological seminary there; translated several books of the Bible into the native language.

JOSHUA THOMAS: Soldier; b. Caermarthen, Wales, 1821; d. Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1887; emigrated to Baltimore in 1830; with his brother, Robert, established Chestnut Hill Academy for Boys; sat in legislature, 1857-59; as commander of the 69th Pennsylvania Regiment, which he organized, he participated in every battle fought by the Army of the Potomac from Fair Oaks to Cold Harbor; founded the “New York Daily Register,” New York, 1871.

RICHARD: Geologist; b. Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1810; emigrated to New Harmony, Ind., 1828; served under Gen. Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War; aided his brother, David Dale O-, in survey of Minnesota, 1849, and north shore of Lake Superior; professor of natural sciences, Western Military Institute, of Kentucky (later called Univ. of Nashville), 1849; assistant state geologist of Indiana; made geological survey of that state; served under Gen. Sherman at capture of Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, and Jackson, Miss.; held chair of natural sciences, Univ. of Indiana, 1864; contributed largely to knowledge of geology, especially as relating to Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ari­zona and North Carolina.

Prominent American Owens of Today

ALFRED OWEN: Educator. See Vol. VII (1912-1913), Who’s Who.

ALLISON: Architect; b. New Orleans, La., 1869; s. of Gen. Wil­liam Miller O-; Mass. Inst. Tech., 1892-94; War Coll., Washington, D. C., 1924; began practice New Orleans, 1895; mem. firm Diboll & Owen; prin. works: New Orleans Public Library; Notre Dame Sem.; Pythian Temple Office Bldg., etc.; v. p. La. State Bd. Architectural Examiners; served as maj. comdg. Washington Arty. on Mexican bor­der, 1916; mem. Knights of Columbus; Democrat. Home: 1237 State St., New Orleans, La.

RALPH DORNFELD: Prof. education; b. Watertown, Wis., 1884; s. of Sylvester Albert O-; M. A., U. of Wis., 1909; Ph. D., 1922; supervising prin. schs. Almond, Wis., 1906-08; prof. English methods, Nat. Teachers’ Sem., Milwaukee, Wis., 1913-19; prof. edn., Teachers’ Coll., Temple U., since 1925; mem. United Luther. Ch. America. Home: Overhill Rd., Ardmore, Pa.

ROBERT NATHAM: Principal Oak Grove Sem.; b. Gardiner, Me., 1892; s. of Charles Edson O-; grad., Coburn Classical Inst., Waterville, Me., 1910; Prin. Erskine Acad., S. Chine, Me., 1914-18; mem. Zeta Psi; Friend; Republican: Home: Vassalboro, Me.

ROBERT LATHAM: Ex-Senator; b. Lynchburg, Va., 1856; s. of Robert Latham O-; A. M. Washington and Lee Univ., 1877; LL. D., 1908; U. S. Indian agent for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1885-89; U. S. senator from Okla., terms 1907-13, 1913-19, 1919-25; Episcopalian. Office: Transportation Bldg., Washington, D. C

STEPHEN WALKER: Clergyman. See Vol. IX, Who’s Who (1916-17).

THOMAS HENRY: Judge; b. nr. Jasper, Ark., 1873; s. of James P. O-; educ., Valley Springs Acad., Ark.; city atty. and councilor, Muskogee, Okla., 1901-03; asso. justice, Supreme Court of Okla., 1917; elected chief justice, 1919; Presbyn.; Elk; Woodman. Home: 600 W. 14th St., Oklahoma City, Okla.

WALTER CECIL: Judge; b. nr. Trenton, Pierce Co., Wis., 1868; s. of Bradley O-; LL. B., U. of Wis., 1891; elected mem. State Senate, 1906; re-elected for term of 4 yrs., 1908; atty:- gen. of Wis., terms 1913­15, 1915-17; justice Supreme Court of Wis., term 1918-28; Republican; Mason. Home: Maiden Rock, Wis.

WILBUR ALLEN: Lawyer; b. Detroit, 1873; s. of Charles W. O-,I Sr.; LL. B., Columbian (now Washington) U., 1896; admitted to bar, 1897; now senior patent law firm Owen & Owen, Toledo, O. Home: 2364 Robinwood Ave., Toledo, O.

WILLIAM BISHOP: Educator; b. Union Sta., Licking Co., 0., 1866; s. of Thomas Walter O-; U. of Berlin, 1897; U. of Halle,1900-01; Ph. D., U. of Chicago, 1901; asst. prof. and asso. prof. Greek, 18941905; asso. prof. edn., 1905-09, U. of Chicago. Add.: 6754 Normal Ave., Chicago, Ill.

WILLIAM FRAZER : Ry. official; b. Mobile, Ala., 1856; asst. to pres. Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City R. R., 1907; gen. mgr. same road, 1907-09; pres. and gen. mgr., 1912-13; pres. Gulf, Mobile & Northern R. R. Co., 1917-1918. Home: Irvington, Ala.

WILLIAM OTWAY: Army officer; July 6, 1854-December 25, 1924. See Vol. 13, Who’s Who (1924-25).

WILLIAM RUSSELL: Clergyman; b. Portsmouth, Va., 1879; s. of Austin Everett O-; B. A., U. of Richmond, Va., 1901; D. D., 1916; ordained Baptist ministry, 1904; pastor, Memorial Ch., Phila., 1917-19; Spl. preacher Y. M. C. A. with 28th Div., 1st F. A., in France, 1919; Democrat. Home: 121 High St., Macon, Ga.

Officers in the Continental Army

OWEN, – (S. C.) : Captain South Carolina Militia; killed at Hayes’ Station, S. C., 9th November, 1781.
OWEN, CALEB (Vt.) : Lieutenant Vermont Militia in 1777 and 1778.
OWEN, STEPHEN (N. C.) : Ensign 8th North Carolina, January, 1777; Lieutenant, 15th August, 1777; retired 1st June, 1778.
OWEN, THOMAS (S. C.) : Captain South Carolina Militia in 1782. The following Owens served in the Revolutionary War from the respective colonies. Numbers following some of the names indicate the times which those names appear on the records examined:

CONNECTICUT: Asa, Daniel-4, Ebenezer-3, Eleazer-2, Elijah, Eliphalet-2, Ezekiel, Frederick, Isaac, Noah, Pernah, Samuel, Stephen, Thomas.

GEORGIA: Sergeant.

MARYLAND: Major, Thomas.

MASSACHUSETTS: Abijah, Alexander, Asahel, Benjamin-2, David -2, Ebenezer, Epenetus, Ephraim, Gidean, Hugh W., James, John-3, Jonathan-2, Joseph-3, Michael, Nathaniel, Philip-2, Robert, Samuel -3, Samuel, Jr., Seth-5, Thomas-2, William-6.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE: Benjamin-2, Jonathan, Robert, Silvanus–6, Timothy.


NEW YORK: Abel, Amasa, Anenias, Daniel-3, David, Eleazer, Epenetus, Israel, John-2, John D.-2, John Ostrom, Lieutenant Jonathan-2, Jonathan-2, Jonathan, Jr., Joseph-2, Joseph, Jr., Joshua, Moses, Mowberry, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Jr., Oliver, Sil­vanus, Solomon-2, Sylvanus, Thaddeus, William.

PENNSYLVANIA: Abraham-5, Barnaby, Christopher, David-10, Eaven, Edward-7, Ellis-3, Evan-5, Griffith, Jacob, John-3, Jonathen, Joseph, Mardecai, Michael-2, Morde, Mordecay, Mordical, Owen, Peter-3, Robert, Thomas-13. RHODE ISLAND: Benjamin-5, Daniel-9, George L., James-2, Solomon, Thomas-3.

VERMONT: Abdon, Abraham-2, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel-2, Edward, Elijah-4, Elijah, Jr.-3, Elisha -4, John-4, Samuel-6, Silvanus–9.

VIRGINIA: Charles, David, Ephraim, Henry, Herbert, Jesse-2, John-2, Richard, Robert, Thomas, Vincent, William. Total: 255.

American Owen Families

There has been very little material published on the American Owen families, as families. Biographical matter on individual American Owens will, however, be found elsewhere in this volume, and Royal ancestry of some of the American Owens will be found in a special chapter.

The reader will find suggestions, in the Introduction, regarding a plan for publishing a complete Genealogy of the American Owens.

Thomas Ap Evan (Owen) came from Wales 1698 and settled at Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pa. He died 1738. He had a son Evan, who was born in Wales 1684 and died at Gwynedd, Pa., 1747.

Miss Ruth Bryan, daughter of William Jennings Bryan, the “commoner,” married Reginald Owen.

Owen Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is an emblem which is displayed by titled persons, persons of royal blood, and their descendants.

Coats of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle as well as in civil life.

It is claimed by some writers that Coats of Arms, in a crude form, were used by Noah’s sons after the flood. There are records of other Coats of Arms, in one crude form or another, at different periods of ancient history. Heraldry, however, as we know it today, did not become of much importance until soon after the invasion of England by William the Conqueror, A. D. 1066. Heraldry became of general interest at about the time of the Crusades.

The Owen Coat of Arms shown on the cover of this volume is the Arms of the Owens of Orielton, Wales, and other branches to whom all the Owen families are related.

This Arms has been in use by the family for many centuries and is the oldest Owen Coat of Arms in existence. It is described in numerous authentic works on heraldry (see references), accompanied by pedigrees, and, in some cases, with illustrations, as follows (in heraldic parlance)

ARMS: Gu. a chev., between three lions, rampant, or. CREST: A Lion, rampant, or.

MOTTO: Honestas Optima politia (Honesty is the best policy).
SUPPORTERS-Two savages, each with a holly-bush on his shoulder, and wreathed about the heads and waists with holly-leaves, all ppr. Sir Bernard Burke, of Heralds College, London, said “Heraldry is prized by all who can show honorable ancestry or wish to found honor­able families.”

Many Americans are today displaying Coats of Arms which have been adopted by their progenitors in Europe.-ill I


All of the works listed below will be found in the Library of Con­gress. Most of them will be found in the libraries of historical and genealogical societies. Some of them will be found in the libraries of all of the large American cities.

2. BURKE’S LANDED GENTRY, 1879, 1921, 1925.
6. BURKE’S PEERAGE AND BARONETCY, 1848, 1891, 1915, 1924, 1925, 1926.
8. BURKE’S LANDED GENTRY, 1921, 1894 (Vol. II).
36. WHO’S WHO (British).
38. WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, 1926-27.





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