Elizabeth Owen

about 1777–16 May 1855 (Age 78)
Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Owen was born about 1777, in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. She married Hugh Howells about 1806, in Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 16 May 1855, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Howells
Elizabeth Owen
Marriage: about 1806
Mary Howells
Ann Howells

Spouse and Children

about 1806
Wales, United Kingdom



    Ann Howells


World Events (5)


Age 38

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 46

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 54

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Owain, probably a borrowing in Roman times of Latin Eugenius ( see Eugene ), but possibly of more ancient Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic Eoghan.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ ( see McEwen ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Information About Hugh and Elizabeth Howells from The Ancient Families of Howells and Llewellyn written by Norma Lewis Ashton

Hugh Howells, an iron miner, was born (according to the 1851 census) about 1782, and Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. This is probably true for there are a number of people named Howells on the 1851 …

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Howells in household of Hugh Howells, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Howells in household of Hugh Howells, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizth Owen, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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