Dictionary of Welsh Biography


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BACON family, iron-masters and colliery proprietors .

BADDY, THOMAS (d.1729), Independent minister and author .

BAILEY family, of Nant-y-glo, Aberaman, etc.

BAILEY family, of Glanusk Park, Brecknock, etc.

BAKER, DAVID ( Ven. Augustine Baker ;1575 -1641), Benedictine scholar and mystic .

BAKER, ELIZABETH ( c. 1720 -1789), diarist .

BALLINGER,Sir JOHN (1860 -1933), first librarian of the National Library of Wales .

BANCROFT, WILLIAM JOHN (1871 -1959), rugby player and cricketer .

BANKES,Sir JOHN ELDON (1854 -1946), judge .

BARHAM family, ofTrecŵn, Pembs.

BARHAM (formerly NOEL , née MIDDLETON ), DIANA (1763 -1823),peeress [in her own right, 1813], benefactress of the evangelical movement .

BARKER family, of Pontypool, etc., artists .

BARKER, THOMAS WILLIAM (1861 -1912), registrar of the diocese of S. Davids .

BARLOW, WILLIAM (1499? -1568), Bishop .

BARNES, EDWARD ( fl. c. 1760-1795 ), poet and translator of religious books .

BARNES, WALLEY (1920 -1975), association footballer .

BARNWELL, EDWARD LOWRY (1813 -1887), antiquary and schoolmaster .

BARRETT, WILLIAM LEWIS (1847 -1927), flautist .

BARRINGTON, DAINES (1727 -1800),lawyer, antiquary, and naturalist .

BARSTOW,Sir GEORGE LEWIS , (1874 -1966),civil servant, president of University College Swansea .

BASSETT, CHRISTOPHER (1753 -1784), Methodist cleric .

BASSETT, RICHARD (1777 -1852), Methodist cleric .

BATTRICK, GERALD (1947 -1998), tennis player .

BAUGH, ROBERT (1748? -1832),engraver, map-maker, and musician .

BAXTER, GEORGE ROBERT WYTHEN (1815 -1854), author .

BAXTER, WILLIAM (1650 -1723), antiquary .

BAYLY, LEWIS (d.1631), bishop and devotional writer .

BEADLES, ELISHA (1670 -1734), Quaker and writer .

BEALE, ANNE (1816 -1900), writer .

BEAUMONT, JAMES (d.1750), early C.M. exhorter .

BEAUMONT,Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. RALPH EDWARD BLACKETT (1901 -1977), Member of Parliament and public figure .

BEBB, LLEWELLYN JOHN MONTFORD (1862 -1915), cleric .

BEBB, WILLIAM AMBROSE (1894 -1955),historian, prose writer and politician .

BECK (or BEK ), THOMAS (d.1293), bishop of S. Davids .

BEDLOE, WILLIAM (1650 -1680), adventurer and Popish Plot informer .

BEDO AEDDREN ( fl. c. 1500 ), bard .

BEDO BRWYNLLYS ( c. 1460 ), a Brecknock poet .

BEDO HAFESP ( fl. 1568-1585), poet of Montgomeryshire .

BEDO PHYLIP BACH ( fl. 1480), poet of Brecknock .

BEFIS, ( Syr BEFIS LLÊN )(n.d.), poet .

BELCHER, JOHN ( fl. 1721-1763), Methodist exhorter .

BELL, ERNEST DAVID (1915 -1959), artist and poet .

BELLEROCHE, ALBERT de (1864 -1944), painter and lithographer .

BELL,Sir HAROLD IDRIS (1879 -1967), scholar and translator .

BELL, RICHARD (1859 -1930), M.P. and trade union leader .

BELL, RONALD MCMILLAN (1914 -1982), Conservative politician .

BENNETT, NICHOLAS (1823 -1899), musician and historian .

BENNETT, RICHARD (1860 -1937), Calvinistic Methodist historian .

BERE, CLIFFORD IFAN ( CLIFF ) (1915 1997), Welsh nationalist and republican .

BERGAM, Y ( 14 c. ),poet, vaticinator .

BERNARD (d.1148), bishop of S. Davids .

BERRY(FAMILY), Lords Buckland, Camrose and Kemsley , industrialists and newspaper proprietors .

BERRY, ROBERT GRIFFITH (1869 -1945), minister (Congl.) and writer .

BERTIL,PRINCESS LILIAN, DUCHESS OF HALLAND (1915 -2013 ) .

BERWYN, RICHARD JONES (1836 -1917), colonist and man of letters .

BEUNO (d.642?), patron saint .

BEVAN, ANEURIN (1897 -1960), politician and one of the founders of the Welfare State .

BEVAN, BRIDGET (‘Madam Bevan ’;1698 -1779), philanthropist and educationist .

BEVAN, EVAN (1803 -1866), poet .

BEVAN, HOPKIN (1765 -1839), Calvinistic Methodist minister .

BEVAN, LLEWELYN DAVID (1842 -1918), Independent minister .

BEVAN, LLYWELYN (1661 -1723), Independent minister .

BEVAN, SILVANUS (1691 -1765), Quaker physician .

BEVAN, THOMAS (1796? -1819), missionary in the service of the London Missionary Society .

BEVAN, THOMAS (Caradawc, orCaradawc y Fenni ;1802 -1882), antiquary .

BEVAN, WILLIAM LATHAM (1821 -1908), archdeacon .

BEYNON, ROBERT (1881 -1953),minister (Presb.), poet and essayist .

BEYNON, ROSSER (Asaph Glan Tâf ;1811 -1876), musician .

BEYNON, THOMAS (d.1729), minister .

BEYNON, THOMAS (1744 -1833), archdeacon of Cardigan and patron of eisteddfodau and Welsh literature .

BEYNON, TOM (1886 -1961),minister (Presb.), historian and author .

BEYNON, WILLIAM (1884? -1932), former British bantam-weight champion .

BEYNON,Sir WILLIAM JOHN GRANVILLE (1914 -1996), Professor of Physics involved in an international study of the ionosphere .

BIDWELL, MORRIS ,Puritan preacher, under the Commonwealth .

BIGGS, NORMAN (1870 -1908), Wales and Cardiff Rugby wing threequarter .

BIRCH, EVELYN NIGEL CHETWODE, ( Baron Rhyl of Holywell ) (1906 -1981), Conservative politician .

BIRCHINSHAW ( BYRCHINSHA , BYCHEINSHA ), WILLIAM ( fl. 1584-1617), poet .

BIRCH, JAMES (d.1795?), watchmaker and sectary .

BIRD, JOHN (1768 -1829), landscape painter .

BLACKWELL, HENRY (1851 -1928),bookbinder and bookseller, bibliographer and biographer .

BLACKWELL, JOHN (Alun ;1797 -1840), cleric and poet .

BLAYNEY family, ofGregynog, Mont.

BLAYNEY, THOMAS (1785-?), harpist .

BLEDDYN ap CYNFYN (d.1075), prince .

BLEDDYN DDU ( c. 1200 ), poet .

BLEDDYN FARDD ( fl. 1268-1283), one of the bards of the independent Welsh princes .

BLEDRI (d.1022), bishop of Llandaff .

BLEDRI ap CYDIFOR (fl.1116-30), chieftain .

BLEGYWRYD ( fl. c. 945 ), an authority on the ancient laws of Wales .

BLETHIN, WILLIAM , bishop of Llandaff from1575 to 1590 .

BLIGH, STANLEY PRICE MORGAN (1870 -1949), landowner and author .

BLOOM, MILBOURN (d.1766), Independent minister .

BODVEL ( WYNNE and GWYNNE ), of Bodvel (Caerns.), Caerfryn ( Anglesey), etc.

BODWRDA ( BODURDA )family, ofBodwrda, Caerns.

BOLD, HUGH (1731 -1809), lawyer , of Brecon .

BONAPARTE,Prince LOUIS-LUCIEN (1813 -1891 ).

BOOTS, JOHN GEORGE (1874 -1928), Wales and Newport Rugby forward .

BOSANQUET family.

BOSSE-GRIFFITHS, KATE (1910 -1998), Egyptologist and author .

BOWDEN, HERBERT WILLIAM, BARON AYLESTONE (1905 -1994), politician .

BOWEN family,Llwyn-gwair, Pembs.

BOWEN, BEN (1878 -1903), student and poet .

BOWEN, D.E. ( fl. 1840-80),editor, author and Baptist minister in U.S.A.

BOWEN, DAVID (1774 -1853), Felinfoel, minister .

BOWEN, DAVID (‘Myfyr Hefin ’;1874 -1955), minister (B) and editor .

BOWEN, DAVID GLYN (1933 -2000), minister and multifaith theologian .

BOWEN, EDWARD GEORGE (1911 -1991), developer of radar and an early radio astronomer .

BOWEN, EMRYS GEORGE (1900 -1983), geographer .

BOWEN, EVAN RODERIC (1913 -2001), Liberal politician and lawyer .

BOWEN, IVOR (1862 -1934),K.C., county court judge .

BOWEN, JOHN (1815 -1859), bishop of Sierra Leone .

BOWEN, SAMUEL (1799 -1887), Macclesfield, Independent minister and teacher .

BOWEN, THOMAS (1756 -1827), Independent minister .

BOWND, WILLIAM ( fl. 1658), Arminian Baptist .

BOWYER, GWILYM (1906 -1965), minister (Congl.) and college principal .

BOX, DONALD STEWART (1917 1993), Conservative politician .

BOYDELL, JOSIAH (1752 -1817), painter and illustrator .

BRACE, DAVID ONLLWYN (1848 -1891), Independent minister .

BRACE, WILLIAM (1865 -1947), miners' leader and M.P.

BRADFORD, JOHN (1706 -1785),weaver, fuller, and dyer .

BRADNEY,Sir JOSEPH ALFRED (Achydd Glan Troddi ;1859 -1933), historian of Monmouthshire .

BRANGWYN,Sir FRANK FRANCOIS GUILLAUME (1867 -1956), painter .

BRAOSE ( BREOS , BRAUSE , BRIOUSE , BREWES , etc.) family.

BRAZELL, DAVID (1875 -1959), singer .

BREESE, EDWARD (1835 -1881), antiquary .

BREESE, JOHN (1789 -1842), Independent minister .

BREEZE (or BREES ), EVAN (1798 -1855), poet .

BREEZE, SAMUEL (1772 -1812), Baptist minister .

BRERETON, ANDREW (or HENRY) JONES (1827 -1885,Andreas o Fôn), writer .

BRERETON, JANE (1685 -1740), poetess .

BRERETON, OWEN SALUSBURY (1715 -1798), antiquary .

BREWER, JEHOIADA (1752? -1817), Independent minister and hymn-writer .

BRIDGEMAN, GEORGE THOMAS ORLANDO (1823 -1895),cleric, antiquary and genealogist .

BRIGSTOCKE, THOMAS (1809 -1881), portrait painter .

BRIOC ( BRIOG ), saint ( fl. 6th cent. )

BRISCOE, THOMAS (1813 -1895), cleric and scholar .

BROCHWEL YSGYTHROG , more correctly ‘Ysgithrog,’ i.e. ‘of the tusks’ ( fl. 550), prince .

BROMLEY, HUMPHREY ( fl. 1796-1826), Unitarian preacher .

BROMWICH, RACHEL SHELDON (1915 -2010), scholar .

BROOKE,Dame BARBARA MURIEL, Baroness Brooke of Ystradfellte (1908 -2000), politician .

BROSTER family, printers , Chester and Bangor .

BROUGHTON family ofMarchwiel, Denbs.

BROWN, JAMES CONWAY (1838 -1908), musician .

BROWN, MIA ARNESBY (1867 -1931), artist .

BRUCE, CHARLES GRANVILLE (1866 -1939), mountaineer and soldier .

BRUCE, HENRY AUSTIN (1815 -1895), 1st baron Aberdare .

BRUCE, MORYS GEORGE LYNDHURST, 4th Baron Aberdare (1919 -2005), politician and sportsman .

BRUCE, WILLIAM NAPIER (1858 -1936 ).

BRUNT,Sir DAVID (1886 -1965), meteorologist and vice-president of the Royal Society .

BRWMFFILD ( BROMFIELD ), MATTHEW ( fl. 1520-60), poet .

BRYAN, JOHN (1776 -1856), Wesleyan Methodist minister .

BRYAN, ROBERT (1858 -1920), poet and composer .

BRYANT, JOHN (Alawydd Glan Tâf ;1832 -1926), harpist .

BRYANT, TOM (1882 -1946), harpist .

BRYCHAN , saint ( fl. mid 5th cent. )

BRYDGES,Sir HARFORD JONES (1764 -1847), diplomatist and author .

BRYNACH , saint ( fl. late 5th cent. — early 6th cent. )

BRYN-JONES, DELME (1934 -2001), opera singer .

BULKELEY family, Anglesey, etc.

BULKELEY, HUGH ( fl. 17th cent.), bard .

BULKELEY-OWEN, FANNY MARY KATHERINE (1845 -1927), author .

BULKELEY, RICHARD ( fl. late 16th — early 17th cent.), bard .

BULKELEY, WILLIAM (1691 -1760), squire and diarist .

BULMER, JOHN (1784 -1857), Independent minister .

BULMER-THOMAS, IVOR (1905 1993),Labour, later Conservative, politician and writer .

BURGESS, THOMAS (1756 -1837), bishop .

BURTON, RICHARD ( JENKINS ) (1925 -1984), stage and film actor .

BUSH, PERCY FRANK , (1879 -1955), rugby player .

BUTE,marquesses of Bute, Cardiff Castle, etc.

BUTTON,Sir THOMAS (d.April 1634), admiral and explorer .

BWTTING, RHYS (15th cent.), harpist .