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DAVIES , JOHN LLOYD ( 1801 - 1860 ), Blaendyffryn and Alltyrodyn , Llandysul, Cards. , M.P. .

Born at Aberystwyth 1 Nov. 1801 . He became articled to a solicitor , and at 24 years of age had succeeded to a practice in Newcastle Emlyn .

In 1825 he m. Anne , daughter of John Lloyd , Allt-yr-odyn , and through his marriage inherited that estate. He m., secondly, in 1857 , Elizabeth Bluett , the only child of Thomas Bluett Hardwicke of Tytherington Grange, Glos.

He was a J.P. and D.L. for Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire , and high sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1845 . In 1855 he was elected M.P. for the Cardigan boroughs , but he resigned at the general election two years later. He was a Conservative in politics and a zealous member of the Church of England .

During the Rebecca riots he was the chief opposer of the rioters in the Llandysul district. He worked to secure a railway from Carmarthen to Llandysul and succeeded in his efforts.

He d. 21 March 1860 , at the age of 59 years.


  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) (1908) ;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , i, 201-2;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • W. J. Davies , Hanes Plwyf Llandyssul (1896) ;
  • W. R. Williams , The History of the Parliamentary Representation of Wales (1895) ;
  • NLW MS 9254;
  • Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales ;
  • T. Morgan , Enwogion Cymreig (1700-1900) (1907) .


Nansi Ceridwen Jones, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959