OWEN, Sir Arthur, 3rd Bt. (c.1674-1753), of Orielton, Pemb.
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b. c.1674, 1st surv. s. of Sir Hugh Owen, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Orielton by Anne, da. and h. of Henry Owen of Bodeon, Anglesey. m. Emma, da. of Sir William Williams, 1st Bt., M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons 1678-81, 6s. 6da. suc. fa. 13 Jan. 1699.
Mayor, Pembroke 1705, 1706, 1707; ld. lt. Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest 1715-d.; v.-adm. of N. Wales 1716.
Owen, whose family controlled Pembroke Boroughs, had a strong interest in the county, of which he was made lord lieutenant in 1715. Returned for Pembrokeshire as a Whig that year, he voted for the septennial bill in 1716, but against the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719, when he was absent from the division on the peerage bill. Losing his seat in 1727, he did not stand again. He died 6 June 1753.