Owen, Griffith a minister of the Society of Friends, flourished towards the close of the 17th century. He died in 1717. As a minister of the Gospele was lively and pathetic; as a member of religious society, he was active and exemplary. William Penn, in one of his letters, mentions him as "tender Griffith Owen, who sees and feels." For some years he was an active member of the governor's council. He was not only a minister, but practiced medicine, and was eminently useful in the newly settled province. He was universally beloved through life, and lamented at death. See Janney, Hist. of the Friends, 3:67, 187.