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Edward William Campbell Rich Owen
(1771-1849)

Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, son of William Owen, was born in 1771 and died on 8 Oct 1849. He served in the Royal Navy.

Honors:

Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) on 2 Jan 1815
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order (GCH) on 24 Oct 1832

Ranks:

Lt (1793)
Cdr (1796)
Capt (1798)
RAdm R (1830)
Adm B (1846)

Notes:

Elder brother of William Fitzwilliam Owen.

Colonel of Marines (19 Jul 1821)
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance - Ordnance Board (18 May 182720 Mar 1828)
Clerk of the Ordnance - Ordnance Board (30 Dec 183424 Apr 1835)

"My new Captain was a man somewhat turned of thirty, with light hair and a fair complexion; having an open and cheerful countenance, with bright blue eyes that bespoke at once intelligence and good-nature. His figure was tall and commanding, with a frame of vast power and strength, exhibiting in his person the semblance of one of those Saxon Thanes who led his followers to the conquest of Britain." Abraham Crawford (Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War with Sketches and Anecdotes of Distinguished Commanders)

Further Reading:

Crawford, Abraham. 1851. Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War with Sketches and Anecdotes of Distinguished Commanders (2 volumes). London: Henry Colburn.

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