Owen JOHN AP RHYDDERCH of Crafnant, Gent.
(-Aft 1677)
Rhydderch OWEN of Crafnant, Gent.
Owen RHYDDERCH of Crafnant, Gent.
(Est 1685-1764)


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Elizabeth POOLE

Owen RHYDDERCH of Crafnant, Gent.

  • Born: Est 1685
  • Married: 6 Mar 1708/9, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Died: 1764, Crafnant, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth, Wales

  Research Notes:

Contrary to a number of secondary sources, this Owen Rhydderch married rather than died in Llanbedr in 1708.


One of the witnesses to the Will of Anthony Rowland of Llanbedr (1722)

Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1730), called Owen Roderick, father of Valentine Owen and William Owen.

One of those who took inventory of the personal estate of his father-in-law Samuel Poole of Llanbedr (1731)

One of those who took inventory of the goods & chattels of John Phillip of Ddolwreiddiog in Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Gent. (1731)

Owen Rhydderch of Cravnant was a witness to the Will of Ann Prys of Gerddibluog in the Parish of Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, widow (written 1742).

Owen Rhydderch was a witness to his mother's Will and one of those who took inventory of her personal effects (1746).

Churchwarden of Llanfair (1746 and 1749)

On 18 May 1750 Administration of the Goods of William Prydderch of Llanbedr was granted to his lawful brother Owen Prydderch of the Parish of Llanfair, yeoman, and to Griffith Williams of the Parish of Llanaber, yeoman. 2


Abstract of the Will of Owen Rhydderch of Crafnant in the County of Merioneth, Gentleman, written 20 Mar 1763/4, proved 30 Jan 1764/5.

Gives & bequeaths £20 to his granddaughter Elizabeth the daughter of his son John Owen.

Gives & bequeaths his grey mare to his grandson Owen the eldest son of his said son John Owen.

Wills that Robert the son of his nephew John Ellis shall have £2 toward an apprenticeship as shoemaker, if Evan Humphrey of Llandecwyn, shoemaker, will take him.

All the rest and residue of his personal estate he gives & bequeaths to and among his grandchildren Owen, Robert, John, William and Maurice, sons of his said son John Owen, share and share alike.

Nominates constitutes & appoints his said son John Owen sole executor of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: Humphrey David of Ynys Llanfihangel, Robert Owen 3

  Marriage Information:

Owen married Elizabeth POOLE, daughter of Samuel POOLE of Garth y ceiliog, Gent. and Ann ROWLANDS, on 6 Mar 1708/9 in Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales. (Elizabeth POOLE was born est 1685 and was buried on 14 Mar 1759/60 in Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales.)

  Marriage Notes:

Owenus Rhydderch et Elizabetha Pool


1 Llanbedr Parish Registers, Marriages.

2 B / 1750 / 98 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

3 B / 1764 / 154 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

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