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TUDOR , OWEN DAVIES ( 1818 - 1887 ), legal writer ;

b. 19 July 1818 at Lower Garth , Guilsfield , eldest son of Robert Owen Tudor , a captain in the Royal Montgomeryshire Militia , by his wife, Emma , daughter of John Lloyd Jones , Maesmawr, Mont. He was educated at Shrewsbury School , was admitted to the Middle Temple in April 1839 , and was called to the Bar in June 1842 . After practising in London for many years he was appointed joint registrar of the District Bankruptcy Court at Birmingham ; he retired in 1872 . He was prominent as a legal writer , being the author of A Treatise on the Law of Charitable Trusts , Leading Cases in the Law of Real Property and Conveyancing , and Leading Cases in Mercantile and Maritime Law . His wife, whom he m. in Sept. 1849 , was Sarah Maria , daughter of David James , vicar of Llanwnog, Mont. ; there were two sons and three daughters of the marriage. He d. 14 Nov. 1887 , and was buried in Brompton cemetery.


  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894) (2nd ed.).


Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959