James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Beatrice Nesta Owen

A third daughter Beatrice Nesta Owen was born on Sunday, 4 December 1904, at Fronheulog, St. Davids Road, Aberystwyth. She married George Gosling on Thursday, 7 July 1921 and they had three children, two sons and a daughter. (George) Patrick Gosling was born on 26 January 1922 [Aberystwith 1922, 1st qt]. He was married three times. He met and married his first wife while he was serving in the Far East with the RAF in World War II. After the war they were divorced and Pat worked as a motor mechanic. His second wife Kathleen Frances Gosling (née Spanner) died of cancer in 1988 [Surrey NW 12/1988]. She had been born on 6 November 1914 and they were married in 1972 [Surrey NW 1972, 3rd qt]. He married his third wife, Pamela C. Buckingham in 1991 [Surrey NW, 1/91] not long before he himself died of cancer [Surrey N 11/91] for which he received treatment at Chertsey hospital. She was probably the Pamela Constance Gosling who had been born on 30 July 1934 and died in 1997 [Truro 1/97]. Pat had no children. Beatrice and George's younger son, Robert James Gosling, known as Robin, was born in 1926 [Aberystwyth 1926, 2nd qt]. In 1982 he married Mary Josephine Tomin [Luton, 1982, 2nd qt]. They lived in Luton which is where they both died in 2007, Robin on 21 July and Mary on 14 September.

Beatrice, George and the three children lived in Rhayader but the marriage ended in divorce. Beatrice then married Robert Lewis Jones (b. Rhayader, September 1903) on 29 Oct 1932 and they had a son. Beatrice was a strong and determined character and a beautiful pianist but died tragically young on Tuesday, 8 February 1944 aged 39. The two younger children of her first marriage went to live with their elderly widowed Owen grandmother and a maiden aunt in Aberystwyth where I understand they were not very happy; their grandmother was a strict disciplinarian. The son from Beatrice's second marriage fared better and enjoyed a happy childhood with his paternal grandmother.

There are living descendants.

Sheila Joyce Owen

William and Ethel’s fifth child, Sheila Joyce Owen, was born in 1908 [Aberystwyth 1908, 2nd qt]. Tragically she died at the age of four on 10 March, 1913 [Aberystwyth 1913, 1st qt]. Together with her brother William she is commemorated on a plaque in the Church of St. Padarn at Llanbadarn Fawr.