son of Owen and Eleanor Owen, Cilirwysg, Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cardiganshire. The parents were Calvinistic Methodists but two of their sons took orders - John Owen and David Owen (for the latter see Yr Haul, 1842, 195). John Owen was educated at Ystradmeurig under John Williams (1745/6 - 1818). Ordained at S. Asaph (deacon 1811, and priest 1812), he was curate at Hirnant 1811-3, S. Martin, Leicester, and Thrussington (Leics.), becoming vicar of Thrussington in 1845 (and rural dean in 1853); he was buried at Thrussington on 31 July 1867. He published memoirs of Daniel Rowland (Llangeitho) and Thomas Jones, Creaton (1752 - 1845), and commentaries.
Published date: 1959
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