OWEN, Hugh (?1731-86), of Orielton, Pemb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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20 Mar. 1770 - 16 Jan. 1786

Family and Education

b. ?1731,1 1st s. of Sir William Owen; cos. of Hugh Owen.  educ. Dr. Newcome’s acad., Hackney; Christ’s, Camb. 17 May 1749, aged 18.  m. 16 Sept. 1775,2 Anne, da. of John Colby of Bletherston, 1s.  suc. fa. as 5th Bt. 7 May 1781.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. Pemb. Feb. 1778- d.


In October 1760 Owen was nominated for Anglesey on the Bulkeley interest. He immediately applied to Newcastle for support, and at the same time asked to be appointed constable of Beaumaris castle.3 He did not obtain the office, and was overwhelmingly defeated at the election. On the death of Sir John Philipps in June 1764 he began canvassing Pembr