James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Marjorie and Harold were living with their son in "Tremona", Badgers Cross, Somerton (near Langport), Somerset, in 1933 and they lived there until at least the 1950s. They were there in 1939 when Harold's occupation was "Wireless Technical Assistant". Interestingly, below their names in the 1939 Register there were two records that were officially closed. Generally such records were those of young people but they definitely had only one child. Another member of this extended Owen family, James Henry Shelby, a draughtsman aircraft engineer, was living with his wife about 10 miles from where Marjorie and Harold lived and between them was RNAS Yeovilton; they might have worked at the same facility.

Marjorie died in 1952, aged 60 [Bridgewater 1952, 2nd qt]. She is buried in the graveyard at Aberdaron, the church where her father was vicar for many years. Some years ago severe gales eroded the cliff and damaged parts of this graveyard but I am told her grave is intact. Harold maintained his association with the sea in his later years, moving to a flat in Sea Lane, Rustington, West Sussex. He died on 11 March 1975 [Worthing 1975, 1st qt], aged 80.

(Richard) Owen Boxer (1921-2013)

Marjorie and Harold's son (Richard) Owen Boxer [b Bristol 1921, 4th qt] married [Bath 1946] Beatrice Lilian Francis [b Wincanton (Dorset) 1920] and they moved up to Pitlochry where Owen, a civil engineer, was involved in the local hydro electric scheme. For several years their address was Ardlevale, Lower Oakfield, Pitlochry, Kinross and West Perthshire. The property was part of a significant Victorian villa built around 1887 (pictures of Ardlevale Cottage and a map showing its location can be seen here). They moved to Dingwall in 1951, just before the birth of their daughter, and soon afterwards to Kilbarchan, near Glasgow. In the early 1960s they lived in Teheran, where Owen was involved in developing the city's water supply. In 1965 they moved to Edinburgh where Owen worked on various road building developments.

Beatrice died in Edinburgh on 25 May 2000. Eventually, Owen moved south to be nearer his daughter's family. He died in Coventry on 23 December 2013. There are living descendants.