|Edward William Campbell Rich Owen|
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.
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
RAdm R (1830)
Adm B (1846)
Elder brother of William Fitzwilliam Owen.
• Colonel of Marines (19 Jul 1821)
• Surveyor-General of the Ordnance - Ordnance Board (18 May 1827–20 Mar 1828)
• Clerk of the Ordnance - Ordnance Board (30 Dec 1834–24 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)
Crawford, Abraham. 1851. Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War with Sketches and Anecdotes of Distinguished Commanders (2 volumes). London: Henry Colburn.