James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Marjorie Owen (c1892-1962)

Marjorie Owen was Thomas and Eleanor's daughter. If her age at death is correct her birth was registered in Lancashire [Ormskirk 1891, 4th qt] - there appears to be a connection with this part of Lancashire as in 1911 she seems to have been in West Derby, Lancashire, while her parents were in Pwllheli and her brother was away at school, - or her birth might have been recorded in Cheshire [1892 3rd qt]. Like her mother and brother she does not appear on the 1901 census. There is evidence of her living with her family in that she played the organ at her father's church [Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, 28 July 1916]

On 5 March 1919 Marjorie married [Pwllehi 1919, 1st qt] Harold Richard Boxer [b Bodmin, Cornwall 1895, 1st qt], a wireless technical assistant. He had been born in about 1895 in Lostwithiel, Cornwall [Bodmin 1895, 1st qt]. In 1919 he was listed as a passenger on the Caronia arriving at Liverpool from New York on 9 February; his occupation was given as 'wireless operator, his address as 27 Hilton Road, Newton Abbott, Devon, and he had been and was intending to live in England. A report in the Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, 7 March 1919, read:

On Wednesday at St. Hywyn, the marriage was solemnized between Miss Marjorie Owen, only daughter of the Rev T. E. Owen M.A. and Mrs. Owen the Vicarage, and Mr. Harold R. Boxer Newton Abbot Devonshire. The bride was given away by her father. The bridegroom's brother and sister were best man and bridesmaid. The Rev J. Lodwick Davies officiated and the church was tastefully decorated by friends of the bride, and the village was gay with bunting. The happy pair who were the recipients of valuable presents left for Devonshire to spend their honeymoon

Marjorie and Harold were living with their son in Tremona, Badgers Cross, Somerton, Somerset, in 1933 and they lived there until at least the mid 1950s.

Marjorie died in 1952, aged 60 [Bridgewater 1952, 2nd qt] and Harold died in the winter of 1974/5 [Worthing 1975, 1st qt], aged 80; his birth was estimated to be about 1895. Marjorie is buried in the graveyard at Aberdaron, the church where her father was vicar for many years. Recent severe gales eroded the cliff and damaged parts of this graveyard but I am told her grave is intact.

Marjorie and Harold had a son and there are living descendants.