John ap Owen
- Born: Bodsilin, Abergwyngregyn, Wales
" By turning to the left after gaining the summit of the hill we soon reach Bodsilin (the residence of Silin or Silian), which is most pleasantly situated, and commands a fine view. It is a place of great antiquity, and a family of very ancient lineage resided here for many ages Their pedigree is given at length in Lewis Dwn's "Heraldry," and of the principal families in North Wales claim their descent from them, Sir John Owen, the Royalist, was descended from this family. Owen Owen, of Bodsilin, was made archdeacon of Anglesey, and rector of Burton Latimers Northampton. His son, John Owen, born in 1580, was appointed chaplain to King Charles I., before he ascended the throne, ** advanced to the bishopric of St. Asaph, and consecrated September 20,1629. He was a distinguished Welsh scholar, and was the first to established preaching in the vernacular in the Parish Church of St. Asaph, 1630 During the Civil War he was a great sufferer, and, as one of the protesting bishops, was imprisoned in the Tower, an forced to compound for his Temporals by the payment of £ 500 This is all that remains of the bonds Ville of Bod Silin. It was once a small village in its own right with in the Manor of Aber but is now down to just one house Some of the people who lived in Bodsilin were Sir john Owen 1600, Mr. Richard Jones 1720, Mr. Lumley Owen 1784, Rev Richard Owen 1788 and wife Mary 1797, Margret Davis 1801. These people became prominent enough to have memorial's to them in St. Bofans Church in Aber."