Roger Owen (MP)

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Sir Roger Owen (1573 – 29 May 1617) was an English Member of Parliament. He was the eldest son of Thomas Owen of Condover, Shropshire and was educated at Shrewsbury School (1583) and Christ Church College, Oxford (awarded B.A. 1592). He trained for the law at Lincoln's Inn (1589) and was called to the bar in 1597. In 1598 he succeeded his father, who had built Condover Hall for him, and was knighted in 1604.

Offices held[edit]

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Shropshire by 1601 to 1614, High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1603–04 and a member of the Council in the Marches of Wales for 1602–07. He was a bencher at Lincoln's Inn in 1611 and treasurer in 1612–13. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Shrewsbury in 1597 and for Shropshire in 1601, 1606 and 1614.

Death[edit]

He died intestate in 1617 and was buried at Condover.

Family[edit]

He had married Ursula, the daughter of William Elkin, alderman of London. They had 2 daughters.

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