Sir Hugh Owen Recorder of Caermarthen
- Born: 1550, Orielton, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Wyrriot on 13 May 1571 in Bodowen (Bodeon), Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, Wales
- Died: 8 Feb 1614 at age 64
- Buried: Monkton Church, [Orielton, Pembs?]
Another name for Hugh was Hugh ap Owen Recorder of Caermarthen.
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Notes: Called to the bar from Grays Inn, Practised on the Carmarthen Circuit of Great Sessions. In 1574 was elected Recorder of Carmarthen.
Inherited the Orielton estates by way of his marriage to Elizabeth Wyrriot. Orielton remained the main residence and seat of the Owen family until it's sale in the 1850's.
High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire in 1583
From Welsh Biography Online (http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-OWEN-BOD-1545.html) :
"OWEN AP HUGH of Bodeon was quite a prominent man in Anglesey in the early age of Elizabeth, sheriff twice, and Member of Parliament in 1545 for Newborough (according to the old order). His son, the first Sir HUGH OWEN, was a man of law, and recorder of the town of Carmarthen; this position enabled him to win the hand of Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of George Wirriott of Orielton in Pembroke (see Owen of Orielton ). When the Civil War broke out the attitude of the family, both in Anglesey and Pembroke, was indeterminate and non-committal; he would be a clever man who could say whether the second Sir Hugh favoured the king or the Parliament, so taciturn was he, and so close he kept his secrets."
Hugh married Elizabeth Wyrriot, daughter of George Wyrriot of Orielton and Jane Philipps, on 13 May 1571 in Bodowen (Bodeon), Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, Wales. (Elizabeth Wyrriot was born in 1551 in Orielton, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales and died in 1599.)