This son of the village, born in Norton in Hales in 1774, went on to become one of the most famous and recognised engineers and industrialists in his adopted home country of Sweden in the 19th Century. Norton in Hales Website is pleased to host information about Samuel Owen and his descendants.
A book has been written about the man and his achievements by Arne Sundstrom (in Swedish) and there is a Facebook page set up by Gunnar Westerholm, Children of Samuel Owen Facebook Group. The website would welcome more information on Samuel Owen and his descendants.
Genealogy of his mother
Presentation on Samuel Owen
Samuel Owen and his work with two Methodist missionaries
Samuel Owen Descendants
Samuel Owen Exhibition 2010