Elijah Owen (1835-1894) 60



James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Marriage

Reginald Owen's wedding 2 Nellie Edith Grindon William and Annie Edith Grindon spent holidays in Anglesey with their five children, the eldest being twins Beatrice and Nellie Edith Grindon (b. 29 July 1876). The children of the two families seem to have been quite close and I am told it was Beatrice who set her cap at Reginald but he fell in love with her twin, Nellie. The Grindon family were very artistic and musical – William was a professor of music and a music teacher – and Nellie was as excellent violinist; I am told she and Beatrice played at the Hallé Concerts in Manchester.

Reginald Owen's wedding 1
I believe there was a major family rift over the marriage and it was Reginald’s sister Mary Tyson who helped to arrange the wedding. Nellie’s address on the Marriage Certificate was given as the Tyson’s home, “Wynnfield”, Craven Drive, and Reginald’s as "Angorfa", 171 Sea View Road, Liscard, Cheshire, which was where his mother and sister Edith lived. The marriage took place on 22 June 1910 at the Parish Church in Wallasey, Cheshire, and the witnesses were Mary’s daughter, Gwladys, and Dr. John Owen, a Liverpool G.P. and long-standing friend of Reginald. Nellie’s twin, Beatrice, and their widowed mother arrived, uninvited, on the day which caused some consternation.