Hugh Glendwr Palmer Owen

B 19 May 1859  D 20 October 1912

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Hugh Owen pictured on a wills cigarette card in 1896

Hugh (Universally known as Glen) was the 4th son of Bradwell Rector Edward Owen and was a naturally gifted sportsman.

At Cambridge University he gained a reputation as an athlete and played in goal for Notts County Football Club.

He was most gifted as a cricketer where he played for local Dengie Hundred sides and Essex Cricket Club.

Glen played, as a steady reliable batsman noted for his cuts and shots behind the wicket, for Essex Cricket Club from 1881 to 1902 and from 1895 was Club Captain.

He played 136 Matches as a right hand all-rounder , scoring 4,500 runs including 3 hundreds and bowled 101 overs taking 9 wickets.

He also played a few games for MCC including matches against the touring Australian side.

'Glen' played 136 matches and scored 4510 runs with a top score of 134.

'Glen' Owen's Headstone in Bradwell Churchyard

 On his retirement as Essex Captain a collection was held which realised the large sum of £200 from which a gun and a gold watch and chain was purchased to mark 20 years with Essex Cricket Club and 6 years as Captain.

In 1908 he married Annie Edith Sutton and moved to Landwick in  Dengie village. As they married comparatively late in life there were no children.

After retirement from cricket Glen became Chairman or Bradwell Parish Council, Trustee, manager of Bradwell Endowed School, Trustee of Aylett's Charity, member of the Maldon Board of Guardians and a members of the Maldon area advisory committee on education.

After just 4 years of marriage he died, aged 53, at Landwycke, Dengie on October 20th 1912 and was buried at Bradwell on Sea on the 23rd October 1912.

As befitted such a popular man his funeral taken by Rev Vardon (Tunbridge) and Rev Warmington (Dengie) with organist W J Chell at Bradwell Church was well attended.

Mourners included

His wife, The Revds. JRB Own and RG Owen (Brothers), Messrs Sutton and F Sutton ( Brothers in Law), Marjorie and Kathleen Owen ( Nieces).

Rev Herbert Brown (St Lawrence), Dr Barrett ,

Messrs P C P Lupton, E J Smith J P, J C Chillingworth, E J Gale , E W Page, C H B Croxon, C  W Parker, C E G Raby JP,  F H Bright, A W Freeman, E L Attenborough , E J Attenborough, Jas Brown, T E Bates, A S Kemp, G S Turner, W Hoather, G Harvey, A S Hart, O L Brown and O L Boordaile ( Essex Cricket Club).

Wreathes were sent by Essex Cricket Club, Teachers at Bradwell School-G Harvey, A Rayner, J Goodchild, G H Turner and Miss K Blanks. Mr and Mrs E J Gale, Mr and Mrs C W Parker, Mr and Mrs Harding, Mr and Mrs Bates, Mr Bryant Burgess and Miss Burgess, Mr W G Small and family, Miss Gale, Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Samms, Ethel and Rose, The children at Dengie Hall, Ernest and Lucy page, Dr and Mrs Barrett. Tillingham Cricket Club, Tillingham Football Club, Flower Show Committee and all at Bradwell Hall.