James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Domestic Life 1841-1851

At the time of the 1841 census, James, Susannah and family were living in Long Bridge Street, Llanidloes. Their twins Timothy Morgan and Thomas William were born on 29 July 1843 and their last child, Elisha, was born on 24 July 1846.

From 1849 their house would have borne a sign, courtesy of the Town Council, indicating a constable lived there. In 1851 they were living at Club buildings, Lower Green, Llanidloes, not far from their eldest daughter and her husband. I believe Club Buildings was a row of terraced houses sharing a long attic on the top floor where work in the processing of wool took place. There was a valuable spring on the Lower Green and its waters were described as the most pure of any to be found in the neighbourhood.

This is the family's entry in the 1851 census which demonstrates how evidence from early censuses cannot be relied upon; Susannah, Isabel, Elias and Elijah were not born in Llanidloes and Jemima′s birth certificate states she was born in Sarney (Guilsfield is about 5 km south of Sarney).


Name
OWEN James
OWEN Susannah
OWEN Isabel
OWEN Elias
OWEN Elijah
OWEN Jemima
OWEN Edward James
OWEN Thomas Williams
OWEN Timothy Morgan
OWEN Elisha Edwin
Posn.
in family

h
w
d
s
s
d
s
s
s
s
Marital
status

m
m
u
u
u
u
u
u
u
u
Age
44
45
19
17
15
12
11
7
7
4
Occupation
Police Officer

Dressmaker
Pup. Teacher, National School
Printer
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Place of birth
MGY Llansanffraid
MGY Llanidloes
MGY Llanidloes
MGY Llanidloes
MGY Llanidloes
MGY Guilsfield
MGY Guilsfield
MGY Llanidloes
MGY Llanidloes
MGY Llanidloes