Owen RHYDDERCH of Crafnant, Gent.
(Est 1685-1764)
Elizabeth POOLE
(Est 1685-1760)
John OWEN of Crafnant, Gent.
John OWEN of Crafnant, Gent.


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Elizabeth JONES

John OWEN of Crafnant, Gent.

  • Christened: 1 Jan 1753/4, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merionethshire, Wales 1
  • Married: On or shortly after 25 May 1781, Criccieth, Caernarvonshire, Wales
  • Buried: 25 Apr 1835, Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merionethshire, Wales 2

  Research Notes:

John son of John Owen Gent. of Crafnant (baptismal record)


Named as a beneficiary in the Will of his paternal grandfather Owen Rhydderch of Crafnant, Gent. (written 1764).

On 26 Dec 1785 John Owens of Crafnant, Gent. was granted Administration of his father's personal estate.

Named in the Will of his father-in-law John Jones of Ynyscain, Gent. (1787) as husband of his daughter Elizabeth.

John Owen of Crafnant is named in the 1794 Will of his friend John Owen of Merthyr in the Parish of Llandanwg as one of the guardians & trustees of his children while they are under age, and as a co-executor of his last will and testament. 3

In 1805 John Owen of Crafnant was one of those who took inventory of the goods and chattels of John Humphrey, late of Pandy Cwmyrafon in the Parish of Llanbedr.

In 1810 John Owen of Crafnant was a witness to the Will of John Morgan of Dol-bebin in the Parish of Llanbedr, yeoman. 4


John Owen of Crafnant died aged 82 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth JONES, daughter of John JONES of Ynyscain, Gent. and Lowry FERCH ROBERT, on or shortly after 25 May 1781 in Criccieth, Caernarvonshire, Wales. (Elizabeth JONES was born about 1754 in Criccieth, Caernarvonshire, Wales and was buried on 30 Dec 1834 in Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth, Wales, aged 80 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

John Owen, bach., Llanfair, Merioneth to Elizabeth Jones, sp., Cricieth, Caernarfonshire.

Marriage Bond: 25 May 1781 (Bangor A 17/169 )


1 Llanfair-juxta-Harlech Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Ibid., Burials, p. 18, no. 137.

3 B / 1794 / 100 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

4 Note that in 1833 John Owen's son, Owen Owen of Crafnant, was a witness to the Will of John Morgan's son, Morgan Jones of Dolbebin, farmer.

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