Prominent British Owens of Today
The following data is extracted from Owen Family Records.
COLONEL CHARLES SAMUEL: C. M. G. 1918; D. S. O.. 1915; Royal Welsh Fusiliers; b. 1879; s. of late G. H. Owen; entered army, 1899; Capt. 1906; Adjutant, 1913; Major, 1915; Lt.-Col., 1921; Col. 1925; served China, 1900; European War. Club: Naval and Military.
DAVID JOHN: General Manager to the Port of London Authority since 1922; b. Liverpool, 1874; s. of Rev. R. Ceinwenydd Owen; educ., Liverpool Institute; Manager of Goole Docks, 1915; General Manager and Secretary to the Belfast Harbor Commissioners, 1915; Publications: "A Short History of the Port of Belfast," "History of Belfast." Add.: Llanfair, Park Road, Beckenham, Kent.
RT. REV. DERWYN TREVOR: Bishop of Niagara since 1925; b. Twickenham, England, 1876; s. of Trevor Randolph Owen; educ., Trinity Univ., Toronto; Rector of Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, since 1914; Dean of Niagara, 1915; Member General Synod, and Provincial Synod of the Church of England in Canada. Add: 172 Bay Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
REV. EDWARD CUNLIFFE: M. A. Oxon; Principal of King William's Coll., Isle of Man, since 1912; s. of S. J. Owen; educ., Pembroke Coll., Oxford; Assistant Master and Chaplain, Bromsgrove School, 18921900; Deacon, 1895; Priest, 1896; Headmaster of St. Peter's School, York, 1900-12; formerly President of York Univ. Extension Society. Add.: King William's College, Isle of Man.
EVAN ROGER: Deputy Chairman, Commercial Union Assurance Co., Ltd.; b. Wales; s. of Howell Owen, Abererch, Carnarvonshire; in insurance business all his life; gone through all stages of the business at home, and traveled abroad; has held position of President of the Federation of Insurance Institutes of Gt. Britain and Ireland; served in 1913 on the Government Advisory Committee on Investments under the National Insurance Act. Add.: Northcourt, Bickley, Kent.
REV. GEORGE VALE: b. Birmingham, 1869; s. of George Owen; educ., Midland Institute and Queen's Coll., Birmingham; Curate of Seaforth, Liverpool, 1893; Vicar of Oxford, Warrington, Lancs, 1908-22; Publications: "The Ministry of Heaven," "Facts and the Future Life," "On Tour in U. S. A.," etc. Add.: Lincoln Lea, Tubbenden Lane, Fernborough, Kent.
MAJOR GORONWY: D. S. O.; M. P. Carnarvonshire since 1923; stockbroker; b. 1881; s. of late Abraham Owen; educ., Univ. Coll., Aberystwyth; called to Bar, Gray's Inn, 1919; served European War. Add.: 76 Ridgmount Gardens, W. C. 1.
DR. GWILYM: M. A.; D. Sc.; Professor of Physics, Aberystwyth Coll. since 1919; b. Denbigh, 1880; s. of Rev. W. Owen ; educ., Univ. Coll., Liverpool; worked for three years at Cavendish laboratory under Professor Sir J. J. Thomson; Lecturer and Demonstrator of Physics at Liverpool Univ., 1904-13. Add.: University College, Aberystwyth, Wales.
HAROLD: Author; b. Burslem, 1872; s. of late William Owen ; trained as journalist, and has held editorial positions in London; has contributed largely to most of the leading papers; Publications: "Three Octobers," "The Staffordshire Potter," etc. Add.: 43 Wellington Road, St. John's Wood, N. W. S.
COL. HENRY MOSTYN: C. B. 1902; M. V. O.. 1904; Dragoon Guards; b. 1858; entered army, 1878; Lieut.-Col. 1898; served with the Carabiniers ; Afghanistan, 1879-80; S. Africa, 19O.1-02. Add.: Acomb House, York.
SIR, ISAMBARD : Knight created 1902; Hon. D. C. L. Durham, 1905; LL. D. Wales, hon. causa, 1911; Hon. Fellow of the Univ. of Bristol; b. Bellevue House, near Chepstow, Mon., 1850; s. of late William George Owen; educ., Downing Coll., Cambridge; late Physician to and Lecturer in Medicine at St. George's Hospital; member of council of Univ. Coll. Cardiff; Vice-Dean of Faculty of Medicine of Univ. of London, 1901-04; Principal of Armstrong Coll., Newcastle, 1904-09; took the leading part in the establishment of the Univ. of Wales, 1891-93. Add.: Care Faithful, Owen, Blair and Wright, Dacre House, Westminster, S. W. 1.
REV. ITHEL GEORGE: M. A.; Rector of Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, since 1921; b. 1863; s. of late Rev. Edward Owen; educ., Corpus Christi Coll., Cambridge; Rector of St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrews, Fife, 1893-99; Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Worcestershire, 1905; Rector of Old Swinford, Worcestershire, 1899-1921. Add.: Rectory, Bradwellon-Sea, Essex.
SIR JAMES GEORGE: Knight created 1918; J. P. Devon, 1917; b. 1869; joined Western Morning News, 1889; founded the Western Evening Echo, 1904; Governor Royal Albert Memorial Coll. and Library, 1905; President, The Newspaper Society, 1922. Add.: 4 The Crescent, Mount Radford, Exeter; Little Orchard, Thurlestone Sands, S. Devon. JOHN: Novelist; b. Liverpool, 1878; author of several books, among them being "The Cotton Broker," "The Idealist," "The Glory of Going On," etc. Add.: Rec. Bank, Felixstowe.
SIR JOHN ARTHUR: 4th Baronet, created 1813; b. 1892; s. of 3rd Baronet and Martha Roberts Lewis; educ., St. John's Coll., Oxford. Add.: Kencot House, nr. Lechlade, Glos.
HON. LANGER M. L.: C. B. E. 1918; Judge of Supreme Court of New South Wales since 1922; b. 1862; s. of late Sir William Owen ; educ., New Coll., Oxford; Barrister-at-Law; practiced at Bar in New South Wales, 1889-1922; K. C.1906. Club: Australian, Sydney.
LEONARD VICTOR DAVIES: Professor of History, Univ. Coll., Nottingham, since 1920; b. 1888; s. of John Owen of Cardigan; educ., Keble Coll., Oxford; B. A. 1911; M. A. 1913; Assistant Lecturer in History, Univ. Coll., of North Wales, Bangor, 1912-14; external examiner to the Univ. of Sheffield, 1925. Add.: University College, Nottingham.
MARY ALICIA: b. St. Joseph, Missouri, U. S. A., 1858; dau. of Hon. James Alfred Owen; educ., Vassar Coll.; began by writing ballads for parlor recitations; in 1886, definitely settled on literature as a profession; wrote many short stories; was admitted to tribal membership with the Indians, 1892; joined their secret societies and has written much of their beliefs and customs. Add.: St. Joseph, Missouri, U. S. A.
MORGAN O: General Manager, Alliance Assurance Company, 1916-26; Chairman of British Insurance Assn., 1924; High Sheriff of Merionethshire, 1920.-21; s. of Owen Owen ; educ., King's Coll., London; joined Alliance Assurance Co., 1891; Sub-Manager, 1912. Add.: 14 Irvine Court, W.
REV. REGINALD HERBERT: Headmaster of Uppingham School; b. 1887; s. of Herbert C. Owen; educ., Wadham Coll., Oxford; Assistant Master Clifton Coll., 1910-12; Fellow and Classical Lecturer, Worcester Coll., Oxford, 1912-15; Tutor and Dean, 1914-15. Add.: The School House, Uppingham.
LT.-COL. ROBERT HAYLOCK: C. M. G. 1916; Australian Military Forces; s. of Colonel Percy Owen; Lieut. Australian Soudan Contingent, 1883; Lieut. to Major in H. M. South Lancashire Regt. Add.: Woodmancote Dursley, Glos.
LIEUT.-COL. ROGER ARTHUR MOSTYN-OWEN: D. S. O. 1918; s. of Lieut.-Col. Charles Roger Mostyn-Owen ; b. 1888; served European War. Add.: Woodhouse, Oswestry.
LT.-COL. ROGER CARMICHAEL ROBERT: C. M. G. 1906; O. B. E. 1919; b. 1866; s. of late Loftus Owen ; unm.; educ., Rossall ; Capt. Oxfordshire Light Infantry, 1898; employed with King's African Rifles, 1899-1902; Governor of Eastern and Southern Deserts Prov., Egypt, 1918-20; Governor and O. C. Military District, Mongalla Province, Sudan, 1908-18; Political Officer, Southern Column, Beir Expedition, 1912. Add.: Luxor, Egypt.
VEN. WALTER EDWIN: Archdeacon of Kavirondo, Kenya Colony, since 1918; b. 1879; s. of John Simpson Owen ; educ., St. Enoch's, Belfast; Islington Theological Coll.; intended for business profession, but in 1901 offered as missionary to Church Missionary Society; ordained, 1904; priest, 1905; short curacy, St. John's; Reading, 1904; rural Dean of Budu, Uganda, 1915; Chaplain to Forces, German East Africa Campaign, 1916. Add.: Maseno Kisumu, Kenya Colony; Stocks Green, Hildenborough, Tonbridge.
WILL: R. C. A.; artist and lecturer; b. Malta, 1869; s. of Thomas Owen; educ., Rochester; entered Civil Service, G. P. O.; Publications: "Old London Town," humorous pages in illustrated papers and magazines, posters, etc. Add.: Granville House, Arundel Street, Strand, W. C. 2.
LT.-COL. WILLIAM HUGH: C. B. E. 1919; Royal Engineers, Montreal; s. of late Thomas Owen. Add.: 282 Stanley Street, Montreal, P. Q.
BRIG.-GEN. CHARLES CUNLIFFE-OWEN: C. B. 1915; C. M. G. 1918; b. 1863; s. of Gen. C. H. Owen : entered army, 1883; Brig.-Gen., 1915; served S. African War; commanded 26th Brigade R. F. A. France; Brig.-Gen. R. A. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, 1915. Add.: 4 Egerton Gardens, S. W. 3.
SIR HUGO CUNLIFFE-OWEN: 1st Baronet, created 1920; s. of late Sir Philip Cunlife-Owen; educ., Brighton Coll.; Civil Engineer articled to Sir John Wolf Barry; subsequently Vice-Chairman BritishAmerican Tobacco Co., Ltd. Add.: Weir Bank, Bray, Berks.
Source: Owen Family Records