James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Margaret Ellen Owen (1870-1932?) ... 1

Nevin 1895 Once again we return to the family of Rev. Elias Owen and Margaret. Their daughter, Margaret Ellen Owen, (b. 1870 [Caernarvon 1870, 1st qt]) was known as 'Maggie'. In 1888 it was she and her sister, Mary, who found their brother, Elias, when he had committed suicide. She was then living with her family at Efenechtyd Rectory and she gave evidence at the inquest into his death (see reports); she and her sister showed great presence of mind and maturity in the way they acted on the night of his death and on the way they gave evidence.

Maggie married James John (aka John James) Jones on 1 January 1895 [Oswestry 1895, 1st qt.]. The Denbighshire Free Press, 12 January 1895 reported the wedding: "MARRIAGE OF MISS MAGGIE OWEN, LATE OF EFENECHTYD. - On New Year's Day the pretty little village of Llanyblodwel was "en fête" on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Maggie Owen, third daughter of the Rev Elias Owen, vicar of the parish (late of Efenechtyd, Ruthin), with the Rev J J Jones, curate of Nevin (late of Eyarth, Ruthin). The bride, wearing a beautiful dress of white cashmere trimmed with silk, was led into church by her father, followed by the bridesmaids, Miss Lizzie Owen, Miss Myfanwy Owen, Miss Gwen Lily Owen, Miss Sally Owen, Miss Enid Owen (sisters of the bride), dressed in pink and white. Mr R H Jones, Eyarth (brother of the bridegroom), Mr Tim O. Shelby, Wrexham, and Mr W M Pierce acted as groomsmen. The service was beautifully read by the Rev W Ll Nicholas, rector of Flint, assisted by the Rev E J Owen (curate of Lknfairfechan), and the Rev T Owen (curate of Blaenau Festiniog), brothers of the bride. Amid showers of rice the happy couple left the church for the vicarage, where a reception was held from 3 to5 o'clock. After the ceremony of cutting the wedding cake, the bride and bridegroom left tor Oswestry, en route for Liverpool. In the evening a dance was held at the vicarage for the members of. the Llanyblodwel church choir, which was greatly enjoyed by all who accepted the kind invitation of the Rev E and Mrs Owen."  >