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OWEN , ROBERT ( 1834 - 1899 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and author ;

b. in 1834 , son of Robert Owen of Neuadd Ddu , Blaenau Ffestiniog ; his mother being of the Tyddynllwyn family, Llanfrothen . After having been at Bala C.M. College ( 1857-61 ) he won the Dr. Williams scholarship at the University of Glasgow , where he graduated [in 1865 ]. He was minister of the churches at Pennal and Maethlon, Mer. ( 1865-99 ). He was a capable writer and historian and published a number of books, such as Hanes Methodistiaeth Gorllewin Meirionydd (two vols.), 1888 ; Ysgolfeistriaid Mr. Charles ; Cofiant Dafydd Rolant, Pennal ; Cofiant y Parch. Griffith Williams, Talsarnau . He d. 8 Nov. 1899 .

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1901 , 194-5;
  • Y Drysorfa , 1899 , 564;
  • Y Goleuad , 15 Nov. 1899 .

Author:

Rev. Richard Thomas, B.A. (1872-1950), Caernarfon

Published date: 1959