John OWEN of Crafnant, Gent.
John JONES of Ynyscain, Gent.
John OWEN of Crafnant, Gent.
Elizabeth JONES
(Abt 1754-1834)
Lowry OWEN of Fronfair


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Lowry OWEN of Fronfair

  • Born: 1792, Criccieth, Caernarvonshire, Wales
  • Died: 8 Mar 1854, Fronfair, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merionethshire, Wales 1 2
  • Buried: 15 Mar 1854, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth, Wales 3

  Research Notes:

In 1819 Lowry Owen was a witness at the marriage of her sister Elizabeth to William Davies.

In 1841 Lowry Owen, aged about 45, ind[ependent], was living in Fronfair, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth.

In 1851 Lowry Owen (59) of Llanfair, unmarried, was living in Fronfair, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech.


Lowry Owen of Fronfair died aged 62 years (burial record).


Abstract of the Will of Lowry Owen of Fronfair in the Parish of Llanfair-juxta-Harlech in the County of Merioneth, Spinster, written 7 Mar 1854, proved 8 Mar 1855.

Bequeaths £10 to the Rector of the Parish of Llanfair so that he can commence and carry on a clothing club for the benefit of the poor of the said Parish.

Bequeaths £10 to the Rector and Churchwardens of the said Parish to be applied at their discretion towards a school for poor children of the said Parish.

Remits £378 19s. 8d. to her nephew John ap Rhydderch Owen which he owes her on Note and Bond.

Gives and bequeaths £400 to her niece Elizabeth Hunter Hughes of Pwllheli for her own separate use and benefit. Also bequeaths to her all her wearing apparel and linen.

Gives and devises to her said niece Elizabeth Hughes all her messuages, tenements, lands and hereditaments in the Parish of Llanfair called Fronfair, Tanrhiw, Tynygaurdda fach, Tynygaurdda fawr and Ty cerrig for the term of her natural life, and after her decease, to her daughter Elizabeth Owen Hughes.

Gives and bequeaths £500 to her nephew the Reverend John Evans.

Gives and devises to her said nephew John Evans all her houses at Harlech and the allotment on Harlech Marsh (subject to a life interest to be given by her in one of the said houses called Lloft-ganol).

Wills and desires that her servant Catherine Jones shall have and occupy Lloft-ganol rent free for the term of her natural life.

Remits £300 to her nephew Robert Owen, part of a mortgage debt of £850 due to her from him and secured on his farm of Hendredwyfrgi.

Bequeaths the residue of the said £850 to the said Hugh Hunter Hughes and her nephew Owen Evans of Tynycoed upon Trust to continue the same on its present investment and to pay the interest, dividends and proceeds thereof to her niece Mary Catharine Owen, daughter of her deceased nephew William Owen, and after her decease, to her children. And if she should die childless, then said principal is to be paid to the children of her said nephew John ap Rhydderch Owen and of her said nephew John Evans and of her said niece Elizabeth wife of Hugh Hunter Hughes, share and share alike.

Gives and bequeaths household furniture, plate and china to her nephews John Evans and Owen Evans, and her said niece Elizabeth the wife of Hugh Hunter Hughes, share and share alike.

All the residue and remainder of her lands, tenements, hereditaments, and real estate she gives and devises to her said nephew Owen Evans and his heirs, appointing him Executor of her last will and testament.



John Vincent Davies, Rector of Llanfair
Rees Humphrey, joiner, of Frondeg
Griffith Ellis 2


1 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Festiniog district, 1st Quarter, vol. 11b, p. 330.

2 B / 1855 / 253 / W (i), Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

3 Llanfair Juxta Harlech Parish Register, Burials, p. 38, no. 302.

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