Owen RHYDDERCH of Esgair Lwyd
William ANWYL of Hengae, Gent.
Catherine VAUGHAN
(Abt 1702-1793)
Humphrey OWEN of Pen y gareg, Gent.
(Abt 1720-1806)
Catherine ANWYL
William OWEN of Braich-goch, Gent.


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1. Jane MORRIS

William OWEN of Braich-goch, Gent.

  • Christened: 26 Jun 1755, Tal-y-Llyn, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married (0): not married
  • Married (1): 16 Jul 1806, Trefeglwys, Montgomery, Wales 2
  • Died: 25 Feb 1840, Braich-goch, Tal-y-llyn, Merioneth, Wales 3
  • Buried: 28 Feb 1840, Tal-y-Llyn St. Marys, Merioneth, Wales 4

  Research Notes:

William son of Humphrey Owen Gent and Catherine his wife (baptismal record)


William Owen and his sister Anne Williams were granted Admon of the personal estate of their uncle John Anwyl of Hengae, Gent. (1803)

Co-executor and residuary legatee of his father's Will (written 1803, proved 1811)


11-12 May 1812

Edward Owen of Llanfaircaereinion, Co. Mont., gent..
2. David Pugh of Bronlletyefan, pa. Llangelynin, Co. Meirionnydd, gent., and William Owen of Braichgoch, pa. Talyllyn, gent..
LEASE AND RELEASE of messuage, t’ment and lands called Gyfanedd, pa. Llanegryn. Consideration: £1,105. 5


William Owen of Braich-coch died aged 84 years (burial record)

The Will of William Owen of Braich-coch, farmer, written 19 Jan 1839, proved 14 Jul 1840.

(paragraphed for easier reading)

In the Name of God Amen This is the last Will and Testament of me William Owen of Braich-coch in the Parish of Talyllyn in the County of Merioneth late Farmer of Braichcoch being of Sound Mind Memory and understanding blessed be God for the same

First I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest Daughter Catharine Owens the wife of Edward Owens [of] Tynycornal in the Parish of Talyllyn in the County of Merioneth the Sum of Five Pounds of Lawful Money of the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Current in Great Britain

I also Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne the Sum of one Pound of like lawful Money

I also give unto my Grand son Owen Owens of Tynycornal my Learge English Bible.

I also give to my Grand son William Owen of Tynycornal the Sum of Two Pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain

And as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Personal Estate whatsoever and of what nature kind or Quality soever the Same shall or may consist I give leave and bequeath the Same And every part thereof unto my Son Evan Owen the present Tenant of Braichcoch, whom I nominate constitute and appoint Sole Executor and Residuary Legatee of this my last will and Testament Revoking all other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my last [Will] and Testament. In Witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament set and put my hand and Seal this Ninetenth day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Thirty Nine.

William Owen

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testator William Owen as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed Our names as Witnesses thereto.

Humphrey Davies
Evan Rowland
John Rowland
Thomas Owen

On the Fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1840, the within written Will was insinuated, proved, approved and in common form of Law decreed valid and Administration granted to the within named Executor Evan Owen, he being first sworn in common form of Law and that the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased do not amount in value to £20.

Before me, H. W. White, Surrogate.

The deceased died on the 25th day of February 1840. 3

  Marriage Information:

William married Jane MORRIS on 16 Jul 1806 in Trefeglwys, Montgomery, Wales.

  Marriage Notes:

William Owen, bachelor, farmer, of Trefelgwys, to Jane Morris, spinster, minor, of Trefelgwys

Marriage Bond, 9 Jul 1806. 6


Married by Licence

Witnesses: Evan Owen, David Davies


1 Talyllyn Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Trefeglwys Parish Registers, Marriages, no. 251.

3 B / 1840 / 188 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

4 Talyllyn Parish Registers, Burials, p. 36, no. 286.

5 Gwynedd Council Archives, XD28/2596.

6 Marriage Bonds, Bangor A 39/96, held at the National Library of Wales.

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