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Owen, Lewis [Lewis ab Owen]

Peter R. Roberts

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Owen, Lewis [Lewis ab Owen] (1522?–1555), member of parliament and administrator, of Plas-yn-dre, Dolgellau, Merioneth, was the son of Owen ap Hywel ap Llywelyn, of Llwyn, and claimed descent from Gwrgan ab Ithel, prince of Powys.

Owen was a representative of the new class of officials drawn from the ranks of the local gentry who after the ...

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