Coat of Arms sent to William Pierce Owen
A copy of this coat of arms together with a hand-written letter (below) were sent to my mother Elaine Wynn Forbes (née Owen) by her second cousin, the late Hugh Wynn Owen, LL.B., a solicitor, son of William Pierce Owen and a grandson of Rev. Elias Owen. This information had been sent originally to William. The letter reads:
Paternal Arms of W. P. Owen, Esquire, being those borne by the family of Owen of Bodsilin, Clennenau, and Porkington, etc. in the First Nobel Tribe of Gwynedd & Powis – founded by Hwfa ap Cynddeluw Lord of Llifou in Anglesey to whom this ensign belonged.
Arms:- Gules, a chevron between 3 loncels rampant or, armed & langued azure.
Crest:- On a mount vert and beneath an oak tree, a s. ..ier statant proper the whole on a torse of the tinctures Mantling:- Gules, doubled and lined or.
Motts:- Upon an escrol the legend ‘Duw a’n Bendithio’
[Signed] E.B. Miller-Williams