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Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen (1804–1831)
Sarah Harriet Williams (1832–1856)
Sarah Harriet Haliburton (1857–1882)


Eldest daughter of William Mostyn Owen Sr of Woodhouse. Married Edward Hosier Williams (d. 1844) in 1831 and Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796–1865; ODNB) in 1856. A close friend and neighbour of CD before the Beagle voyage.


BMD (Marriage index)

Burke’s landed gentry 1952 s.v. Mostyn-Owen

Census returns of England and Wales 1881 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG11/0843/38/13)

Correspondence vol. 1 s.v. Owen, Sarah Harriet

London Gazette, 25 May 1888, p. 2983


BMD: General Register Office, England and Wales civil registration indexes. England & Wales birth index, 1837–1983. England and Wales marriage index, 1837–1983. England and Wales death index, 1837–1983. Online database. Provo, Utah: The Generations Network. 2006.

Burke’s landed gentry: A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but unvisited with heritable honours. Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. By John Burke et al. 1st–18th edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1833–1969.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.