OWEN, William Samuel - Extra Data
(member of OWEN's Party)
Brother of Thomas OWEN, Party Leader
Death Notice (Cape Archives) says his father was William OWEN and suggests a date of birth ca 1774.
[NB the father of Thomas and William Samuel OWEN was William, not the Rev.John OWEN of Fulham as suggested in The Settler Handbook. The letter by John OWEN says his son was 18 and living in Bremen]
Freedom of the City of London Admission Registers (held at London Metropolitan Archives)
William Samuel OWEN, son of William OWEN, Citizen and Butcher of London, came before the Chamberlain the day and year aforesaid and desired to be admitted into theFreedom of this City by Patrimony, and was born after the admission of his Father to the said Freedom. Year of birth 1774.
London Metropolitan Archives:
William Samuel OWEN of the parish of St.Mary Abchurch, London, bachelor, married Judy Ann SPENCER, spinster by Licence on 28 December 1803 in St.George's, Hanover Square.
Both signed their names.
Witnesses: Jas. SPENCER and Mary SPENCER
Baptisms in St.Mary, Abchurch:
Margaret, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 14 November 1805 (born 23 September)
Mary, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 17 July 1806 (born 29 June)
Ellen, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 24 May 1809 (born 25 March) [presumed to have died in infancy]
Judith daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, baptised 17 April 1811 (born 18 February) [presumed to have died in infancy]
Elizabeth, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, Cannon St No.36, butcher, baptised 9 March 1814 (born 27 July 1813)
Ellen, daughter of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, Cannon Street, butcher, baptised 23 March 1816
Frederick John, son of William Samuel and Judy Ann OWEN, Cannon St No.36, butcher, baptised 16 July 1817
Marriage licence dated 26 December 1803 lists wife's name as Judiana, and this is the spelling on NAAIRS for her will, dated 1870. Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Judiana lists her parents as James and Mary SPENCER, who were the witesses at her wedding.
Judy Ann d. of James and Mary SPENCER baptised 4 July 1779 in St.George's, Hanover Square (born 9 May)
[Judy Ann's sister Elizabeth was baptised in St.George's in 1784. She later married Thomas OWEN, brother of William Samuel]
James SPENCER of this parish and Mary NEWPORT of the parish of Paddington, a minor, were married by Licence with the consent of John NEWPORT, the natural and lawful father of the said minor, on 17th October 1775 in St.George's, Hanover Square.
Witnesses: John SMITH and Jane WOTHINGTON