Owen OWEN of Dolffanog, Gent.
(Abt 1751-1824)
Dorothy JONES
William OWEN of Braich-goch, Gent.
Edward Corbet OWEN of Ty'n y Cornel
Catherine OWEN
David OWEN of Cross Keys


Family Links


  • Sarah Catherine OWEN (d.y.)
  • Evan OWEN
  • Edward Corbet OWEN (d.y.)
  • John Corbett OWEN

David OWEN of Cross Keys

  • Born: 1846, Ty'n y Cornel, Tal-y-llyn, Merioneth, Wales
  • Christened: 20 Nov 1846, Tal-y-Llyn, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married: Abt 1878
  • Died: 29 Jan 1916, The Cross Keys Inn, Dolgellau, Merioneth, Wales 2
  • Buried: 1 Feb 1916, Dolgellau, Merioneth, Wales 3

  Research Notes:

David son of Edward Corbet Owen of Ty'n y Cornel, farmer, and Catherine (baptismal record)


In 1861 David Owen (15) of Talyllyn, cabinet maker, was at home with his widowed mother in West St., Dolgelley Merioneth.

In 1871 David Owen (23) of Talyllyn, joiner, was lodging with [his cousin] William L. Owen and his wife Caroline in Meyrick Cottage Dolgelley Merioneth.

In 1881 David Owen (34) of Talyllyn, builder & public house keeper, and wife Margaret (23) of Dolgelley, were living in Mill Street Dolgelley.

In 1891 David Owen (44) of Talyllyn, innkeeper & builder, and wife Margaret (34) of Dolgelley, were living in Mill St., Dolgelley. Present were children (born in Dolgelley): Evan (8), scholar, John C. (2)

In 1901 David Owen (54) of Parish of Talyllyn, innkeeper, and wife Margaret (43) of Dolgelley were living in Cross Keys Dolgelley. Present was son John Corbett Owen (12) of Dolgelley, schoolboy.

In 1911 David Owen (63) of Talyllyn, innkeeper, and wife of 33 years Margaret (53) of Dolgelley (mother of 4 children, 2 deceased), were living in the Cross Keys Dolgelley.


David Owen of Cross Keys Dolgelley died aged 69 years (burial record).


David Owen of The Cross Keys Inn Dolgelley Merionethshire, licensed victualler, died 29 January 1916. Probate St. Asaph 23 March to Margaret Owen, widow, and Evan Owen, bank cashier. Effects £4037 1s. 8d. 4


Cross Keys Inn, Dolgellau

"... In 1881 the inn’s license was transferred to builder David Owen, who was still building houses in the town in the early 20th century. He advertised that the Cross Keys was established in 1650, and described himself as a merchant of wines, spirits and bottled beers. In 1893 he received a contract to supply the local workhouse (an institution for poor people) with port wine, at 22 shillings per dozen bottles. He and his wife had several children while they ran the Cross Keys. One of them, Edward Corbett Owen, died suddenly in infancy in 1887. Their second son John Corbett Owen left his job in a Rhondda Valley bank to fight with the South Wales Borderers in the First World War. He was promoted to captain in 1916 and received the Military Cross for his bravery in 1917. He married a Red Cross nurse in February 1917. By then David Owen had died, aged 69, in January 1916. A few months later his widow relinquished the Cross Keys and sold its furniture." 5

  Marriage Information:

David married Margaret about 1878. (Margaret was born about 1857 in Dolgelley, Merioneth, Wales.)


1 Talyllyn Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 61, no. 482.

2 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Dolgelly district, 1st Quarter, vol. 11b, p. 527.

3 Dolgellau Parish Registers, Burials, p. 94, no. 746.

4 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966..., p. 378..

5 Historypoints.org, Cross Keys Inn, Dolgellau.

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