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EDWARDS Sir FRANCIS ( 1852 - 1927 ), baronet and M.P. ;

b. 28 April 1852 , fourth son of Edward Edwards of Llangollen . Educated at Shrewsbury School and Jesus College , Oxford , he graduated in 1875 . In 1880 he m. Catherine , daughter of David Davis (see Davis family of Hirwaun , Aberdare , and Ferndale , in Appendix), Maes-y-ffynnon , Aberdare ; there was one daughter of the marriage. He served as J.P. and D.L. for Radnorshire , and in 1898 was high sheriff of the county. He represented Radnorshire in Parliament , 1892-5 , 1900-Jan. 1910 , and Dec. 1910-18 . He was created a baronet in 1907 . An ardent Liberal , he took an active part in the agitation for disestablishment . In 1913 he published a volume of translations from Welsh lyrical poetry entitled Translations from the Welsh . He d. 10 May 1927 .

Sources:

  • W. R. Williams , The History of the Parliamentary Representation of Wales (1895) ;
  • Who's who in Wales , 1921 ;
  • Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage (1952) ;
  • The Radnor Express , 19 May 1927 ;
  • Western Mail , 11 May 1927 .

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959