OWEN, Dr. Griffith 1 2
- Born: of Wales
- Marriage: UNKNOWN, Sarah
- Died: Abt Jan 3, 1716/17, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
In the "WELSH TRACT OF PENNSYLVANIA-THE EARLY SETTLERS" Extracted from the Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania by Charles H. Browning provided by Donna Gill, On page 104 is the following excerpt:
"Dr. Griffith Owen, with his wife, Sarah, who survived him, son Robert, d. before 1717, and two daughters, Sarah and Elinor, and seven servants, from Prescoe, in Lancashire, came over (with his parents, and brother Louis Owen, who settled in New Castle Co.), in the hsip Vine, of Liverpool, sailing from Doleyserre with a large party bound for the Welsh Tract, and arrived in Philadelphia 17. 7 mo. 1684.
Besides the land he had from his brother, which Dr. Owen, by deed dated 1. 1 mo.1694-5, conveyed to Robert David, whose land adjoined, the Doctor bought some from Richard Davies and John ap John, and the Land Commissioners (of which board he was a member in 9ber, 1701), in Goshen,and had 775 acres, in one tract, which was confirmed to him, by patent dated 13 Dec. 1703. The Goshen Meeting House was built in the center of htis tract, on land donated by the Doctor.
Dr. Owen died in Philadelphia in 1717, aged 70 years, and was one of the earliest physicians here, others being Dr. Edward Jones, Dr. John Goodson, Dr. Thomas Wynne, and Dr. Graeme. His will, signed 3 Jan.1717, proved 6 Jan. named wife and children, Edward, Griffith (both became"practitioners in physick" in Philadelphia), John (a mariner), Sarah, wife of Jacob Jonathan Coppock, and Ann wife of John Whitpaine. Son-in-law William Sanders, and "daughter-in-law, Mary, wife of Samuel Marriot." (E)
Noted events in his life were:
• Will, Jan 3, 1716/17, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3
• Probate, Jan 6, 1716/17, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3
Dr. married Sarah UNKNOWN. (Sarah UNKNOWN was born of Wales and died after Jan 1708/09.)