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DAVIES , Sir DAVID ( 1792 - 1865 ), physician .

Son of David Davies , Gorwydd , Llanddewi-brefi, Cards. , and his wife Eleanor , daughter of John Price , Rhosybedw , Llanwrda . David Davies was christened at Llanddewi-brefi church , 5 Sept. 1792 . Adopting the medical profession he went while still young to London ; he served at Hampton , Middlesex , as assistant to one of the physicians to queen Adelaide ; later he himself became physician to king William IV and Adelaide . He was knighted by Victoria soon after she ascended the throne. Davies m., on 8th February 1819 , Letitia Maria, (not ‘ Anne ’) , daughter of John Williams (‘ yr hen Syr ,’ 1745/6 - 1818 ) ; they had four children — ( a ) Samuel Price ; ( b ) ( Sir ) Robert Henry ( 1824 - 1902 ), officer in the Indian Civil Service , mainly in the Punjab — from 1871 to 1877 he was governor of that province — he d. 23 Aug. 1902 ; ( c ) Thomas ; and ( d ) William . He d. at Lucca , Italy , 2 May 1865 , and was buried at Biarritz .

Sources:

  • Ceredigion: Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society , xiii, 74-80;
  • letters in N.L.W.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959