File PQG2/7. - Owen of Clenennau and Brogyntyn,

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Owen of Clenennau and Brogyntyn,


  • [1702x1823], 1879, 1882. (Creation)

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1 folder (14 items)

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Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain; 1761-1849), was a cleric, poet, antiquary, and a literary critic.

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Genealogical papers relating to the Owen family of Clenennau and Brogyntyn, which include a memorial inscription to Sir John and Dame Jonet Owen [at Penmorfa] commissioned under the terms of Ellen Owen's will [1702]; copies of monumental inscriptions, baptisms and burial records of Catherine Owen (nee Anwyl) of Llanddyn (d. 1685) and several of her children at Llangollen; and a copy of an inscription to John, infant son of Sir Robert Owen at Llanfihangel-y-traethau. The file also contains 'Deductions of Genealogies and Heraldry' by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), dedicated to John Owen of Penrhos by the author [pre-1823], showing the ancient lineage of the Owens of Penrhos and including the trial of their ancestor, Sir John Owen of Clenennau; a letter to Mary Jane Ormsby concerning the fate of Arthur Owen and heraldry of the Maurice family among other topics, 1811; pedigrees showing the marriages of Sir William Maurice and the family of John ap Meredydd; and extracts from papers of W.W.E. Wynne at Peniarth, relating to the history of Brogyntyn house and the Lacon family, 1879, 1882.

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Mainly English, some Welsh and Latin.

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Preferred citation: PQG2/7.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: PQG2/7 (64).