Owen was twice m., and from his first marriage issued an unusually large number of the later gentle families of Merionethshire who appear in the present work; see J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees , 363. From the eldest son, JOHN OWEN of Llwyn , came the Bronclydwr family (see Hugh Owen , 1639 - 1700 ). The second son, HUGH OWEN of Cae'rberllan , Dolgelley , a lawyer , would appear to have been the ancestor of the Tan-y-gadair family (see Henry Owen , 1716 - 1795 ), but the pedigrees are inconclusive on this point. The third son, EDWARD OWEN of Hengwrt ( Griffith , op. cit. 201), was the grandfather of the antiquary Robert Vaughan (q.v.) and the ancestor of the later Hengwrt and Nannau families . The fourth son, GRIFFITH OWEN , of Tal-y-bont , Llanegryn , married the heiress of Peniarth ( Griffith , op. cit., 323); some hold that his eldest son, Lewis , was identical with the Lewis Owen who is the subject of the next article — if so (but the evidence is shaky), the ‘spy’ would be the grand-father of the famous Dissenter Hugh Owen of Bronclydwr , for Susan , daughter of Lewis Owen of Tal-y-bont , was Hugh Owen 's mother; it will be noticed that the Bronclydwr and Tal-y-bont families, each descended from ‘ baron ’ Owen , had intermarried. Another of Griffith Owen 's sons was Henry , father of the Independent divine John Owen ( 1616 - 1683 ) (q.v.) . The fifth of ‘ baron ’ Owen 's sons was ROBERT OWEN of Dolserau ( Dolgelley ) — see Griffith , op. cit., 363 — grandfather of the Quaker Robert Owen (d. 1685 , q.v.) , and great-grandfather of the Quaker Griffith Owen (q.v.) .
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 1959