James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Family life (cntd.)

In the 1891 census the Owen family was living at Llangoed vicarage in Anglesey.

Name
OWEN Rev. Elijah, M.A.
OWEN Elizabeth
OWEN Clara
OWEN Eyton P.
OWEN Oswald W.
OWEN Edith
OWEN Frank I.M.
OWEN Reginald W.
OWEN Charles A.T.
JONES, Elizabeth A.
Posn.
in family

h
w
d
s
s
d
s
s
lodger
serv
Marital
status

m
m
u
u
u
u



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Age
54
54
24
22
21
18
12
14
9
25
Occupation
Vicar of Llangoed, Llaniestyn


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General servant
Place of birth
MGY Llandisilio
MGY Welchpool
CVN Bethesda
CVN Bethesda
CVN Bethesda
CVN Bethesda
ANG Penmon
ANG Beaumaris
CHS Egremont
ANG Pentraeth

(The identity of Charles A T Owen was for a long time a mystery but see this page.)

The family's involvement in Elijah's work, in which they were sometimes called upon to demonstrate their artistic and musical talents, are mentioned at various times in newspaper reports such as these in the North Wales Chronicle (2 Jan 1892). As on other occasions, Edith Owen and other members of the Owen family had decorated the church, this time for the Christmas service. The report provides copious evidence of Edith's musical talents, playing the harmonium and leading the choir in church, playing the guitar and also playing waltzes (parts being whistled by her brothers) in an evening entertainment laid on at the vicarage for members of the choir. During that musical evening Eyton and Reginald performed some amusing songs. It was reported elsewhere that Clara also played the harmonium in church as, no doubt, did Mary; I know Mary Owen also had musical talent and later sang in a church choir so this report in 1890 about a presentation to a "Miss Owen, Llangoed Vicarage" in gratitude for her work as organist and choir leader may concern Mary since she was getting married later that year and might have been handing over the baton to one of her younger sisters.