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NameHugh Owen
DenominationDissenter - Congregationalist
Livedb. ca. 1640-01-01 - d. 1700-03-15 (new)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on 1 Corinthians 11:28 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Amos 3:2 -- preacher? (autograph: no)Sermon on Galatians 2:20 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Hebrews 12:4 -- preacher? (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesLlanegryn (Llaneurgayn) -- HomeWrexham -- ParishYsgafell -- ParishJesus College -- Place of StudyBodwenni (Bodweni) -- PostCynfal -- PostPeniarth -- PostPowys Castle -- Prison
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Hannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 21006)
Other NoteHugh Owen, the son of Humphrey Owen and his wife Susan, was born in 1639/40. He matriculated from Jesus College, Oxford in 1660; he left Oxford for London around 1662, and then departed for Wales. He acted as an itinerant preacher in Merioneth, Caernarvonshire and Montgomeryshire. By 1669 or 1670 he had married Martha, with whom he had three daughters and a son. Owen was licensed as a congregational teacher at his house in Llanegryn in 1672; the same year he was issued with licenses (most likely for preaching) in Bodwenni, Cynfal, Llanegryn, and Peniarth. Around 1675 he was ordained as a minister in the Independent church at Wrexham. During the reign of James II, Owen was imprisoned for a period at Powis Castle. He became minister of a mixed congregation of Independents and Baptists at Ysgafell, Montgomeryshire around 1685. He died on 15 March 1700 at the age of 61 and was buried in the churchyard at Llanegryn.
GEMMS record createdApril 14, 2016
GEMMS record last editedAugust 18, 2021