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Family of William OWEN and Rebecca OWEN

Husband: William OWEN ( - )
Wife: Rebecca OWEN (1872?- )
Children: William OWEN ( - )
Gladys OWEN ( - )
George OWEN (1897-1949)
Arthur OWEN ( - )
John OWEN ( - )
Edwin OWEN ( - )
Harold OWEN ( - )
Harry OWEN ( - )

Husband: William OWEN

Name: William OWEN1
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Wife: Rebecca OWEN

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Rebecca OWEN

Name: Rebecca OWEN2
Sex: Female
Father: George OWEN (c. 1837- )
Mother: Rebecca OWEN (c. 1833- )
Birth 1872 (cal) Argoed, Kinnerley, Shropshire2
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 9) Kinnerley, Shropshire2
The Poplars, Kinnerley, Shropshire
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 9) Kinnerley, Shropshire3
The Poplars, Kinnerley, Shropshire
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 8-9) Scholar; Kinnerley, Shropshire3

Child 1: William OWEN

Name: William OWEN1
Sex: Male

Child 2: Gladys OWEN

Name: Gladys OWEN1
Sex: Female

Child 3: George OWEN

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George OWEN

Name: George OWEN1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Lilian JONES ( - )
Birth 1897 Kinnerley, Shropshire1
Death 1949 (age 51-52)

Child 4: Arthur OWEN

Name: Arthur OWEN1
Sex: Male

Child 5: John OWEN

Name: John OWEN1
Sex: Male

Child 6: Edwin OWEN

Name: Edwin OWEN1
Sex: Male

Child 7: Harold OWEN

Name: Harold OWEN1
Sex: Male

Child 8: Harry OWEN

Name: Harry OWEN1
Sex: Male

Note on Husband: William OWEN

My grandfather was one of 8 children. William (who ended up living in Whitchurch, Shropshire), Gladys (the only daughter) who was adopted by her spinister Aunt, Sarah Owens and they lived in Worcester; George, my grandfather; Arthur also settled in Whitby; John worked on a farm in Oswestry later marrying and settling in Whitby too; Edwin disappeared to Australia after getting a local girl pregnant - she had twins!!!(more scandal) he turned up many years later living in Ross on Wye; Harold joined the army and ended up settling in Rochdale; and Harry joined the airforce and settled in London.1

Sources

1Vivienne Charnley, "Email from Vivienne Charnley to Graham Hoadly". Cit. Date: 22 February 2004. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Hi Graham
First of all, thank you so much for the photos you sent - they are great. Secondly, apologies for not getting back to you sooner - things have been hectic here what with school holidays etc. Anyway, I went to visit Aunty Hilda yesterday and we spent about four hours discussing 'the family!'. Ive made loads of notes and need to get them into some sort of order BUT what I can tell you is that my aunty does remember Lucy. My aunty Hilda was born and brought up in Whitby, Cheshire. She was the youngest of 7 children (I think there were 7, I'll confirm that later) born to Hannah Owens and Henry Pugh (also of Kinnerely). As a child Hilda went to Kinnerley regularly for holidays, staying with her Aunty Becky (my great grandmother). She told me that they often went to visit Aunty Lucy and Uncle John walking over the fields - about four or five miles (which, she said was nothing in those days!!!). I'm not sure of the geography but I guess Ruyton XI Towns is about that distance from Kinnerley. She said that Aunty Becky and Aunty Lucy were very good friends and used to laugh a lot together. Her most vivid memory of this house is of an immaculately polished red tiled floor!! My aunty believes that Lucy and John were married. She can't remember any children, but at that time Mary and John would be adults (my aunt was born in 1909). She told me she could remember someone called 'Polly' from there but wasn't sure of the connection. I didn't realise that Mary Deakin Owen was also known as Polly. My aunty cannot remember Agnes in connection with Lucy, but does have a vague recollection of an 'Ag'at the post office - is this the same person? I have got a few photos which, after they're scanned I'll send to you (unfortunately, none of Lucy, but there is another box to be retrieved from my aunty's attic, so fingers crossed for something more:o)) My aunty said something very interesting about an Aunty Mary who had 22 children, but only 21 survived!!!! I'm yet to work who she was, but, i think she was Hilda's Great Aunt. Have you heard of this woman?
My immediate family have no recent connection to Kinnerley. My grandfather George left Kinnerley aged 16 and came to Whitby to live with his Aunty Hannah and Uncle Henry. He settled here, marrying my grandmother, Lilian Jones. My mother Jacqueline Owen was born in Whitby, in 1934 and she was an only child. My grandfather was one of 8 children. William (who ended up living in Whitchurch, Shropshire), Gladys (the only daughter) who was adopted by her spinister Aunt, Sarah Owens and they lived in Worcester; George, my grandfather; Arthur also settled in Whitby; John worked on a farm in Oswestry later marrying and settling in Whitby too; Edwin disappeared to Australia after getting a local girl pregnant - she had twins!!!(more scandal) he turned up many years later living in Ross on Wye; Harold joined the army and ended up settling in Rochdale; and Harry joined the airforce and settled in London. My mum is in touch, and close to, most of her cousins so we do have quite an extended Owen family.
A little bit of info about me now. Im married to Stuart and we have three children Sara who's 19 and at St Andrews uni; Owen who's 17 and waiting to apply to join the police; and Freya whos 11 and obviously still at school. I'm a midwife and Stuart runs the family business with my brother, David. David has two girls Hannah and Lauren. My sister Stephanie has two girls too, Amelia and Evie.
It'd be nice to know a little more about you too!! Anyway, I will write again soon when hopefully we'll have a bit more info to share.
Take care. Viv.
Graham Hoadly.
2The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "1881 Census - Family Search Website" (Online 1881 Census for England and Wales). Custom Id: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. RG11/2655/19/7. Cit. Date: 3 April 1881. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
George OWEN Head M Male 45 Argoed, Shropshire, England Farm Labourer
Rebecca OWEN Wife M Female 48 Argoed, Shropshire, England
Robert OWEN Son U Male 15 Argoed, Shropshire, England Farm Servant
Hannah OWEN Daur Female 12 Argoed, Shropshire, England Scholar
Rebecca OWEN Daur Female 9 Argoed, Shropshire, England Scholar


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Source Information:
Dwelling The Poplars
Census Place Kinnerley, Shropshire, England
Family History Library Film 1341637
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2655 / 19
Page Number 7
3"Census 1881 Kinnerley, Shropshire RG11/2655/19/7" (RG11/2655/19/7).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
George OWEN,Head,Mar,M,45,Farm Labourer,Kinnerley, Shropshire,
Rebecca OWEN,Wife,Mar,F,48,,Kinnerley, Shropshire,
Robert OWEN,Son,Unm,M,15,Farm Servant,Kinnerley, Shropshire,
Hannah OWEN,Daughter,Unm,F,12,Scholar,Kinnerley, Shropshire,
Rebecca OWEN,Daughter,Unm,F,9,Scholar,Argoed, Kinnerley, Shropshire,
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Source: Census 1881 Kinnerley, Shropshire RG11/2655/19/7, Census UK 1881 RG11/2655/19/7