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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #27 on: Monday 01 April 19 11:08 BST (UK) »
Diolch / Thank you Keyboard


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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #28 on: Monday 01 April 19 18:22 BST (UK) »
Correct.  I havent fully researched this family yet, from my notes Evan Owen had a sister Margaret, possibly born 1860 Llanwrst.
Just found this reference to Watkin Owen,

The Owen family of Llanrwst, are probably the most prolific and best known family of 18th century clockmakers in Wales. Watkin Owen (1755-1809) was aged just 21 when his father, the respected clockmaker John Owen,died.
Crosbie, Crosby, Black, Woods, Johnstone, Kelly, Howatt, McMillan, Wauchope Scott, Smith, Gibbons, Roberts, Hildred, Jones, Hughes. Curran, Palmer. Hughes, Jones, Wilcox, wilbraham, owen
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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #29 on: Monday 01 April 19 21:54 BST (UK) »
Hi purlin, that is correct, this is her in 1881 census Bridge Street, Llanrwst

Dorothy Owen 59 Widow occ Seed Dealer b Llanbedr
Evan 28 occ Gardener ( Domestic )
Margaret 21
Both born Llanrwst
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So working on the fact his father was John, baptism Watkin Owen 16th April 1755 Llanrwst Father John Mother Elizabeth, so therefore in my reply 22 ignore baptism, but marriage looks correct.

Griffith & family lived for many years in Denbigh Street, Llanrwst, Bridge Street is approx 4 minutes walk away.
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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 17:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you keyboard,  i have to say this has renewed my interest in this branch of the family. 

My clock takes pride of place in the house but i have to say after how ever many years at Bridge St. which suffered badly from flooding, the lower part of the clock had to be extensively restored.  It still tick-tocks steadily away though so i salute Watkins craftsmanship.
Crosbie, Crosby, Black, Woods, Johnstone, Kelly, Howatt, McMillan, Wauchope Scott, Smith, Gibbons, Roberts, Hildred, Jones, Hughes. Curran, Palmer. Hughes, Jones, Wilcox, wilbraham, owen
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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 17:40 BST (UK) »
 :) Glad to hear you have by the sounds of it a superb working clock, Watkin Owen was buried 18th April 1809 Capel Garmon aged 54

Dorothy Owen was buried 26th March 1898 Llanrwst aged 76 address 9, Bridge Street.

David Owen occ Gardener abode Llanrwst was buried 7th September 1865 Llanwrst he was born c 1821 Capel Garmon.
 Possibly the Daffyd Owen baptism 29th October 1820 Capel Garmon Father David Mother Margaret.
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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 04 April 19 17:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you once again, very much obliged for your interest.
Crosbie, Crosby, Black, Woods, Johnstone, Kelly, Howatt, McMillan, Wauchope Scott, Smith, Gibbons, Roberts, Hildred, Jones, Hughes. Curran, Palmer. Hughes, Jones, Wilcox, wilbraham, owen
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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #33 on: Friday 05 April 19 16:46 BST (UK) »
Hi again, I am still trying to connect Watkin Owen to Griffith Owen, but feel certain as they were both Clockmakers, their must be one, so going back to Griffith and his baptism at Ebenezer Independent Bangor parents Griffith and Janet, he was born 13th May 1818 and baptised 26th May 1818.
He had a sister Catherine born 4th June 1821 and baptised 2nd July 1821 same venue/same parents.
They were both born Llanllechid.
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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #34 on: Friday 05 April 19 17:13 BST (UK) »
Hello Keyboard,

Thank you for the info. I have Catherine, born 1826 died in 1906 though, maybe it is me that's wrong with her birthdate. Should I change it? Did she herself have family?

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Re: famous clockmaker family from Llanrwst - Griffith Owen
« Reply #35 on: Friday 05 April 19 17:44 BST (UK) »
Hello Keyboard,

Thank you for the info. I have Catherine, born 1826 died in 1906 though, maybe it is me that's wrong with her birthdate. Should I change it? Did she herself have family?

Dewi

Hi your Catherine, who/when/where did she marry, if at all?
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