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Elizabeth Owen (Brookes)

Also Known As: "Brookes;Brooks"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Henrico, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Henrico, Va, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Brooks and Joana Jones Brooks
Wife of Thomas Owen and Thomas Owen Jr
Mother of Owen Owen; Catherine Griffith; Mary Allen; Samuel Owen; Thomas Owen and 16 others
Sister of Elizabeth Owen
Half sister of Elizabeth Shipp

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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Immediate Family

About Elizabeth Owen

Name: Elizabeth <--?--> 1 Sex: F Birth: ABT 1667 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales 1 Death: 1741 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA 1 Burial: Baptist Church in the Great Valley, Devon, PA Event: Find-A-Grave Memorial 82194370 Note: Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

OWENS, ELIZABETH. Widow. Willistown. Being ancient. May 5, 1741. October 1, 1741. B. 94. To son Thomas £4. To daughter Eleanor Vernon 5 shillings. Remainder to daughter Catherine and her husband Benoni Griffith also executors. Witnesses: Thomas John, Nathan Griffith, Ricd Jones.

The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Owen, Widow of Willistown Chester Oct. 1 1741

Then formally appeared Thomas John & Richard Jones two of the Witnesses to the within Written Will who on their solemn Affirmations did declare that they were present & saw the Testatrix therein named Sign Seal Publish Pronounced & declared this Writing to be her last Will and Testament & that at the day thereof she was of sound mind & memory to the best of their Understanding.

Elizabeth Owen's will to be Delivered to Benony & Catherine Griffith after her [Decease]

I Elizabeth Owen Now of the Township of Williston {sic} in the County of Chester in the Province of Pensilvania Widdow being Ancient and weak in Body but of Sound disposing mind and Memory Praised be God for the Same do make and Dispose my last will and Testament as followeth viz

First and Chiefly I Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it Hopeing through the Merits and Intercession of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to Enjoy a Blessed Imortality, And my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter Named

And as for what Worldly Substance and Effects which through the Mercy of God I am now Possesst of I give Bequeath & Dispose as Followeth viz

First it is my will that my just Debts and Funeral Expenses be Paid and discharged Also --- I give and Bequeath to my Son Thomas Owen the Sum of Four Pounds Current Money which is due to me from him as by his Bill dated November the Twenty fifth 1740/ Also I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elinor Vernon the Sum of Five Shillings Current Money of this Province Also I Nominate and Ordain my daughter Catherine and her Husband my Son in Law Benony Griffith to be Executors of this my last will & Testament to whom I give and Bequeath all the Rest and Residue of my Goods--Effects Money and Debts to me due in whose hands Soever the Same Shall be found and lastly I Declare all other wills by me made heretofore to be Null & void and Declare this only to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have herunto Set my hand and Seal this Fifth Day of the Month Called May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred Forty One

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Said Elizabeth Owen to be her last will and Testament in the presence of us . . .

Elizabeth E Owen

Thomas his T mark John }affirmed 18 Oc 1741 Nathan Griffith Richd Jones }affirmed ye 1: Octor 1741

Marriage 1 Thomas Owen b: ABT 1665 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales Married: ABT 1684 in Wales 1 Children

Richard Owen b: ABT 1689 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Owen Owen b: ABT 1691 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Elinor Owen b: ABT 1693 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Catherine Owen b: ABT 1700 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthernshire, Wales
Mary Owen b: ABT 1704 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Samuel Owen b: ABT 1706 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Thomas Owen b: ABT 1709 in Rhydwillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales
John Owen b: ABT 1712 in Whiteland Twp., Chester Co., PA

Sources: Title: Garrett.FTW Repository: Media: Other Text: Date of Import: Sep 4, 2000

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814. Thomas Owen

http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/o/s/Glenda-F-Moser/GENE3-0009.html

358. Thomas Owen, born in ,,Wales; died Bef. 24 November 1720 in (WP) Whiteland, Chester Co, PA. He married 359. Elizabeth Abt. 1684 in ,, Wales. �died Bef. August 1741 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co, PA. �ns Abt. 1720 in prob, Chester Co, PA.�ed Jacob Vernon 05 April 1712 in Chester MM Rec, PA; born 1680; died Bef. 1754 in Philadelphia, Phila Co, PA.�d Benoni Griffith Abt. 1719 in prob., Chester, PA. ��and his wife Elizabeth,also of Wales, d: 1741 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA, Thomas and Elizabeth married in Wales and came to Pennsylvania, settling in Whiteland Twp. Their children were: 1. Richard Owen, b: in Wales d: 1725 in Whiteland Twp., Chester Co., PA m. Elinor Evans; their children were: Rachel Owen, Rebecca Owen, and Child Owen, b: Abt 1725 2. Owen Owen, b: in Wales, d: 1727 in Chester Co., PA, m. Catherine _____; their children were Mary Owen and Hannah Owen 3. Samuel Owen, b: in Wales, d: Abt 1740 in Chester Co., PA, m. Margaret _____; their children were Ezekiel Owen, Hannah Owen, Sarah Owen, Owen Owen d: Bef 1740, Samuel Owen 4. Elinor Owen, b: in Wales d: 1754 in Philadelphia, PA, m. 4th mo. 05, 1712 in Chester Friends Meeting Jacob Vernon, d: Bef 1754 in Philadelphia, PA; their children: Robert Vernon b: June 03, 1713, David Vernon b: 9th mo. 9, 1715, Jonathan Vernon, 11th mo. 9, 1717\18, Elinor Vernon b: 6th mo 28, 1720 d: 10th 19, 1728 in Philadelphia, PA, Joshua Vernon b: Abt 1722, d: 7th mo 05, 1727 in Philadelphia, PA, Caleb Vernon b: Abt 1724, d: January 20, 1730/31 in Philadelphia, PA, Ann Vernon b: Abt 1726, d: January 20, 1730/31 in Philadelphia, PA, Grace Vernon, b: Abt 1728 (granted letters of administration for mother's estate 1754. 5. Catherine Owen, b: Abt 1700 Wales, d: Abt 1786 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA m. Benoni Griffith b: in Wales d: 9th 1760 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA m: Abt 1719 in Chester Co., PA; their children: Elizabeth Griffith b: 7th 06, 1720 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA, m. Uriah White; Nathan Griffith (1) b: 7th 21, 1722 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA; Nathan Griffith (2) b: 3rd 02, 1723/24 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA, m. Rachel Williamson; Sarah Griffith b: Abt 1728 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA m. Rees Morgan; John Griffith b: Abt 1730 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA m. Jane Yarnall 1762; Hannah Griffith b: July 07, 1732 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA m. Thomas Malin; Rachel Griffith b: 9th mo. 14, 1734 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA, m. Joseph Randall; Ezekiel Griffith b: Abt 1736 in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA m. 1779 Sarah "Sallie" James b: 1746 in Westtown Twp., Chester Co., PA d: 1803 in E. Goshen Twp., Chester Co., PA (parents of Susanna Griffith b: Abt 1780) 6 Mary Owen b: Abt 1704 7 Thomas Owen b: Abt 1710 8 John Owen b: Abt 1712

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-genforum/pageload.cgi?benoni,griffith::owen::60.html I descend from Thomas Owen thru his daughter, Catherine, who married Benoni Griffith. I was recently sent information on Thomas Owen that he may have come from Rhywillam, Carmarthenshire, Wales or Redstone, Pembrokeshire, Wales. They were early members of the Baptist Church of the Great Valley in Devon, Pa. They were received by the church in 1710/11 so they probably came to this country shortly before that.

http://www.chrisanddavid.com/LongGenealogy/longfamil/pafn16.htm _______________________________

Will of Elizabeth Owen mentioned in Owen Sourcebook p.47 of Sourcebook lists Benoni Griffith son in law

(Pages 196-197)

Abstracts of Wills Volume I 1714 - 1758

Will of Elizabeth Owens widow of Willistown "beint ancient" 5 May 1741 1 October 1741 Son Thomas Owens Daughter Eleanor Vernon Daughter Catherine and her husband Benoni Griffith Witnesses Thomas John Nathan Griffith Richd Jones

http://owenfamilyassociation.org/ofanewsletters/Source_Book_One.pdf


Joan's GGM (apparently two lines) Chester County Pennsylvania

Abstracts of Wills

Volume I 1714 - 1758 (Pages 196-197)

Will of Elizabeth Owens widow of Willistown "beint ancient" 5 May 1741 1 October 1741 Son Thomas Owens Daughter Eleanor Vernon Daughter Catherine and her husband Benoni Griffith Witnesses Thomas John Nathan Griffith Richd Jones

http://owenfamilyassociation.org/ofanewsletters/Source_Book_One.pdf

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Elizabeth Owen's Timeline

1665
February 18, 1665
West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
1676
November 15, 1676
Age 11
Henrico County,, Virginia, USA
1691
November 15, 1691
Age 26
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia
November 15, 1691
Age 26
Henrico County, Virginia
1691
Age 25
1693
1693
Age 27
1695
1695
Age 29
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1696
1696
Age 30
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1699
January 1, 1699
Age 33
Rhydwilliam, Carmarthernshire, Wales