Owen Williams , 1870

1871 (Aberdovey) Census for Elizabeth WILLIAMS (506)
Name
Owen /Williams/
Given names
Owen
Surname
Williams
Registration

Volume 11b, Page 195

Census

RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 37 Page 34

Census

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Residence

RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 37 Page 34

Residence

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Shared note

From the 1871 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire (RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 37 Page 34) Owen, 1, was with his mother Elizabeth, married, 32, from Borth, Cardiganshire, in High Street, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. With him were his sisters Ann Elizabeth, 10, Scholar, Mary, 8, Scholar, Margareta (sic), 5, Scholar, Lizze (sic), 4, Scholar, and . All the children were recorded as having been born in Aberdovey, Merionethshire. Also present was servant Elizabeth Davies, 22, General Servant from Borth, Cardiganshire. Visiting the family were his uncle John Davies, 35, Master Mariner from Borth, Cardiganshire, aunt Amelia Davies, 25, from Carnarvon, cousin David Davies, 4, Scholar born Aberdovey, Merionethshire, and cousin Jane Ann, 1, born Carnarvon.

From the 1881 Census (RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 50 Page 21) Owen, 10, was with his mother Elizabeth, 42, a Sailor's Wife, at Church Street, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. His father was busy in Milford Haven aboard the 'Olive Branch'. With him were his siblings Annie Elizabeth, 20, a General Servant, Mary, 18, a Dressmaker, Scholars David John, 8, Susannah, 6, and Jane Ellen, 4, along with Thomas Owen, 2, and my Taid, John Davies, 2 months.

In 1883, at the age of 13, according to Lewis Lloyd in 'A Real Little Seaport' (ISBN 1 874786 48 8), Owen was Boy aboard the schooner Olive Branch - his father was Boatswain and Purser at the time. The vessel sailed from Swansea to Tunis, etc. and then on to St. John's Newfoundland. The wage was 5 shillings a month and when Owen was discharged at Liverpool on 28th March 1883 he had earned himself 2 shillings!