Dictionary of Welsh Biography


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SALESBURY ( SALISBURY ), HENRY (1561 -1637?), grammarian ;

SALESBURY, WILLIAM (1520? -1584?), scholar and chief translator of the first Welsh New Testament .

SALISBURY, ENOCH ROBERT GIBBON (1819 -1890), lawyer and bibliophile ;

SALISBURY, THOMAS (1567? -1620), London publisher .

SALMON, DAVID (1852 -1944), training college principal ;

SALTER DAVIES, ERNEST (1872 -1955), educationalist ;

SALUSBURY, SALESBURY family, of Rug and Bachymbyd .

SALUSBURY, FAMILY, of Lleweni and Bachygraig, DWB , 889.

SALUSBURY,Sir CHARLES JOHN (1792 -1868), cleric and antiquary ;

SALUSBURY, JOHN (1575 -1625), or John Parry , Jesuit and scholar ;

SALUSBURY, THOMAS (1561 -1586), conspirator .

SALUSBURY,Sir THOMAS (1612 -1643), poet and country gentleman ;

SAMSON ( c. 485 -565), abbot and bishop in the Celtic Church ;

SAMUEL, CHRISTMAS (1674 -1764), Independent minister ;

SAMUEL, DAVID (Dewi o Geredigion ;1856 -1921), schoolmaster and writer ;

SAMUEL, EDWARD (1674 -1748),cleric, poet, and author ;

SAMUEL, HOWEL WALTER (1881 -1953), judge and politician ;

SAMUEL, WILLIAM THOMAS (1852 -1917), musician ;

SAMUEL, WYNNE ISLWYN (1912 -1989),local government officer, Plaid Cymru activist and organiser .

SAMWELL ( SAMWEL , SAMUEL ), DAVID (1751 -1798), naval surgeon and poet ;

SANDBROOK, JOHN ARTHUR (1876 -1942), journalist ;

SANDERS, IOAN ( fl .1786), Methodist exhorter and hymn writer .

SANKEY, JOHN (1866 -1948 ;,1929 ;,1932), lawyer ;

SAUNDERS, DAVID ‘ II ’ (Dafydd Glan Teifi ;1769 -1840),Baptist minister, poet, and writer ;

SAUNDERS, DAVID (1831 -1892),Calvinistic Methodist minister, preacher, educationist, and defender of Protestantism ;

SAUNDERS, ERASMUS (1670 -1724), divine ;

SAUNDERS, EVAN (d.1742), deacon

SAUNDERSON, ROBERT (1780 -1863), printer and publisher ,

SAUNDERS, THOMAS (1732 -1790), Independent minister ;

SAUNDERS, WILLIAM (1806 -1851), poet and writer ;

SAUNDERS, WILLIAM (1871 -1950), minister (B) and educationalist ;

SAYCE, GEORGE ETHELBERT (1875 -1953), journalist and newspaper proprietor ;

SCOTT-ELLIS, THOMAS EVELYN (1880 -1946), and,landowner and sportsman, writer, and patron of the arts ;

SCOURFIELD, alias PHILIPPS ,Sir JOHN HENRY (1808 -1876), author ;

SCUDAMORE family, of Herefordshire .

SEABORNE-DAVIES, DAVID RICHARD (1904 -1984), lawyer and politician .

SEAGER, GEORGE LEIGHTON (1896 -1963 ;,1962 ); merchant and shipowner ;

SEAGER, JOHN ELLIOT (1891 -1955), shipowner ;

SEFNYN , an Anglesey poet of thesecond half of the 14th cent.

SEIRIOL ( c. 500- c. 550 ), founder and first abbot of Penmon church ;

SEISYLL ap CLYDOG ( fl. 730), first king of the combined realm of Ceredigion and Ystrad Tywi .

SEISYLL BRYFFWRCH ( fl. 1155 -1175), poet .

SEYLER, CLARENCE ARTHUR (1866 -1959), chemist and public analyst ;

SHADRACH, AZARIAH (1774 -1844),schoolmaster, Independent minister, and author ;

SHANKLAND, THOMAS (1858 -1927), bibliophile and historian .

SHEEN, ALFRED WILLIAM (1869 -1945), surgeon and first Provost of the Welsh National School of Medicine .

SHEEN, THOMAS (1718 -1790),Methodist exhorter, afterwards an Antinomian .

SHIPLEY, WILLIAM DAVIES (1745 -1826), cleric ;

SHORT, THOMAS VOWLER (1790 -1872), bishop of S. Asaph ;

SIANCYN FYNGLWYD ( fl. c. 1470 ), poet ;

SIBLY,Sir THOMAS FRANKLIN (1883 -1948), geologist and university administrator ;

SIDDONS, SARAH (1755 -1831), actress ;

SIDNEY,Sir HENRY (1529 -1586), of Penshurst, Kent, president of Wales from1559to his death,

SILS ap SION , a Glamorgan bard who flourished towards theend of the 16th cent.

SIMMONS or SIMONS , JOSEPH (1694? -1774),Independent minister, and schoolmaster ;

SIMON, BEN ( c. 1703 -1793), ofAbergwili, Carms.

SIMON, JOHN ALLSEBROOK, 1st VISCOUNT SIMON of Stackpole Elidor (1873 -1954), judge and politician ;

SIMWNT FYCHAN ( c. 1530 -1606), a poet

SIÔN ap HOWEL ab OWAIN (1550? -1626/7), translator ;

SION ap HYWEL ap LLYWELYN FYCHAN .

SION BRWYNOG (d.1567?), poet ;

SION CAIN ( c. 1575 - c. 1650 ), a herald bard ;

SION CENT (1367? -1430?), poet .

SIÔN CERI ( DWB , 913).

SION CLYWEDOG ( SION IEUAN CLYWEDOG ) ( fl. c. 1610-1630 ), poet .

SION DAFYDD ap SIENCYN ( SION ap DAFYDD ap SIENCYN , or SION DAFYDD SIENCYN ) .

SION LEIAF, ‘Syr ’ ( fl. c. 1480 ), poet and cleric ;

SION MOWDDWY ( fl. c. 1575-1613 ), poet .

SION TREFOR ( JOHN TREFOR ) .

SION TUDUR (d.1602), poet .

SKAIFE,Sir ERIC OMMANNEY (1884 -1956), brigadier and patron of Welsh culture ;

SKEEL, CAROLINE ANNE JAMES (1872 -1951), historian ;

SKENE, WILLIAM FORBES (1809 -1892), Scottish historian and Celtic scholar ;

SLINGSBY-JENKINS, THOMAS DAVID (1872 -1955), secretary of a shipping company and philanthropist ;

SMITH, THOMAS ASSHETON (1752 -1828), of Vaenol, Bangor, landed proprietor and quarry owner ;

SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY ( BILL ;1894 -1968 ) president of the Welsh National Opera Company ;

SMYTH, ROGER (1541 -1625), Roman Catholic priest and Welsh translator ;

SNELL, DAVID JOHN (1880 -1957), music publisher ;

SOMERSET family, of Raglan, Chepstow, and Troy (Mon.), Crickhowell ( Brecknock), Badminton (Glos.), etc.

SOMERSET, FITZROY RICHARD (1885 -1964 ),soldier, anthropologist, author ;

SOSKICE, FRANK, Baron Stow Hill of Newport (1902 -1979), barrister and Labour politician .

SOULSBY,Sir LLEWELLYN THOMAS GORDON (1885 -1966), naval architect ;

SOUTHALL, JOHN EDWARD (1855 -1928),printer, publisher, author; a member of the Society of Friends ;

SOUTHALL, REGINALD BRADBURY (1900 -1965), oil refinery director ;

SPARKS, JOHN (1726 -1769), early Moravian ,

SPARK, THOMAS (1655 -1692), cleric and classical scholar ;

SPOONER, JAMES (1789 -1856), railway engineer ;

SPURRELL family, of Carmarthen, printers .

SQUIRES, DOROTHY (1915 -1998), popular singer .

STANLEY family, of Penrhos, Anglesey .

STANLEY,Sir HENRY MORTON, formerly ROWLANDS, JOHN ( DWB , 922-3).

STANTON, CHARLES BUTT (1873 -1946), M.P. for the Merthyr and Aberdare constituency,1915-1922 ;

STAPLEDON,Sir REGINALD GEORGE (1882 -1960), agricultural scientist .

STEEGMAN, JOHN EDWARD HORATIO (1899 -1966), author of books on art and architecture ;

STEPHEN, DAVID RHYS (Gwyddonwyson ;1807 -1852), Baptist minister and author ;

STEPHEN, DOUGLAS CLARK (1894 -1960), newspaper editor ;

STEPHEN, EDWARD (JONES) (Tanymarian ;1822 -1885), musician ;

STEPHEN, ROBERT (1878 -1966),schoolmaster, historian and poet ;

STEPHENS, JOHN OLIVER (1880 -1957),Independent minister and professor at the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen ;

STEPHENSON, THOMAS ALAN (1898 -1961), zoologist ;

STEPHENS, THOMAS (Casnodyn,Gwrnerth,Caradawg ;1821 -1875), historian and social reformer .

STEPHEN, THOMAS (1856 -1906,) musician ;

STEPNEY (or STEPNETH )family, ofPrendergast, Pembs.

STONELAKE, EDMUND WILLIAM (1873 -1960), politician and a key figure in establishing the Labour Party in the Merthyr Boroughs constituency;

STRACHAN, GILBERT INNES (1888 -1963), professor of medicine ;

STRADLING FAMILY ( DWB , 925-7).

SULIEN, ‘ Sulgenus ’, surnamed ‘ The Wise ’ ;1011 -1091,

SUNDERLAND, ERIC (1930 -2010), academic .

SUTTON,Sir OLIVER GRAHAM (1903 -1977), meteorologist .

SYMMONS family, ofLlanstinan, Pembs.

SYMONDS, RICHARD (1609 -?), Puritan preacher .

SYPYN CYFEILIOG ( II ), fl. 1340-1390, poet .