James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Ivy May Owen ... 5

In 1911, Launcelot, Ivy and Marjorie were living on the north side of Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex, at 18 South View. Launcelot was an engineer's fitter and turner, working for a gramophone company. Their home was one of many built in that road occupied by employees of the Gramophone Company Ltd. which had begun construction of its huge factory in Blyth Road in 1907. Here it built gramophones, with all the essential components being made on site, it recorded and produced records and it conducted research into related areas, later including TV and radar. One of its companies called "His Master's Voice" (HMV) took its name from the famous trademark of a dog listening to an early gramophone. For many years the Gramophone Company Ltd. claimed that its vast factory site at Hayes was one of "the largest talking-machine factories in Europe". (Click here for a brief history of the Gramophone Company Ltd. (HMV & EMI), an insight into Launcelot's work and an outline of what life in Hayes would have been like for the Fowlers.)

Fowler family By the mid 1920s the Fowlers had moved to 13 Blyth Road and by the early 1930s they had moved to 94, Pole Hill Road, Hillingdon, a bungalow they named ‘Brythdir’ (Ivy’s biological father was vicar of Brithdir, near Dolgelly, Merionethshire, from 1900 until 1926), which is where they lived out their years together. Their daughter, Marjorie Constance Fowler, born on 5 December 1909 [Uxbridge 1910, 1st qt] continued to live with them; she never married and she died in 2004 [Chichester, Oct 2004].

Their daughter Victoria Grace (aka Gracie) Fowler [b Uxbridge 1913, 1st qt] married Walter Henry Parrott [Uxbridge 1938, 4th qt]. I believe he had been born and raised in Henley-on-Thames (b 22 March 1910 [Henley 1910, 2nd qt]), and was named after his father who owned and hired out boats on the River Thames. In 1946-7 Gracie and Walter were living with her parents in Pole Hill Road, Hillingdon but within three years had moved to nearby 2 Lawrence Road, Hillingdon. By 1964, they were still living nearby, at 10 Romney Parade, Hillingdon. They had two sons. Sadly Gracie predeceased her mother, dying at the age of fifty-one [Uxbridge 1964, 3rd qt]. I believe Walter Parrott lived to be seventy-two [d Chichester, Sept 1882].