son of Robert and Jane Owen, Dolserau, Dolgelley. He served as a medical man in Lancashire for some time before he emigrated in 1684, with his aged parents, to Pennsylvania, where he settled in Merion ('Welsh Tract'). He travelled much on behalf of his faith and it would seem that William Penn had a high opinion of him. He returned in 1695, in which year he published Our Ancient Testimony, to controvert the views of George Keith. With his son he discovered a remedy for the ' Barbadoes distemper.' [He died in 1717, 'aged 70' - see J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees, 201.]
Published date: 1959
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