James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Herbert Ultimus Owen (1877 - 1933)

James and Mary Owen's son, Herbert Ultimus Owen was born in 1877 [Newtown 1877, 4th qt]. He was living with his mother at 30 High Street Llanidloes, in 1891 and in 1901 he was an insurance agent, boarding with the Winstone family at 42 Fount Street, Ystradyfodwg, Rhondda.

In 1911 he was a coal hewer, living at Glen View Villas, Station Road, Nantybwch, Tredegar (map), not far from his brother, Llewellyn. With Herbert were his wife of eight years (I have not yet found a marriage record), Sarah Ellaline (surname NK), aged twenty-six and born in Edge Hill, Liverpool, on 3 September 1884, and their two sons, the eldest, aged seven, also called Herbert Ultimus Owen (I believe father and son may both have been known as 'Albert') and the youngest, 'James Handel Owen', aged one. Both boys had been born in Merthyr Vale, Glamorgan.

I thought Sarah may have been the youngest surviving child of Sarah and Naphthali Jack, an Irish licenced vitualler, formerly in Dublin but then in various public houses in Liverpool. However, it now seems unlikely.

Herbert (senior) was still living at 2 Glen View, Station Road, Nantybwch, Dukestown, Tredegar, Monmouthshire, when he died, aged fifty-six, on Wednesday, 15 November 1933 [reg Crickhowell 1933, 4th quart]. In 1939 his widow, 'Sarah E Owen', was at the same address with a 'Brick works labourer' called Ernest O Owen, born on 8 May 1921 [b Crickhowell 1921, 3rd qt, mother's maiden name 'Russell']. A separately listed household at the same address included Herbert and Sarah's eldest son, also called Herbert.