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EVANS , Sir DAVID TREHARNE ( 1849 - 1907 ), lord mayor of London, head of the firm of Richard Evans and Co., trimming manufacturers ;

b. 21 April 1849 at Llantrisant, Glam. , son of Thomas and Anne Evans , Glan-y-mychyd , he belonged to a family who for generations resided in Glamorgan , carrying on business as brewers and maltsters . Educated at Merton ( Surrey ) and in France , he entered the business of his uncle, Sir Richard Evans , and at 21 was elected a partner, later becoming head of the firm . In 1875 he became a common councilman , and in 1884 an alderman of the City of London . He was senior sheriff of London and Middlesex in 1885-6 , and in 1891 became lord mayor of London , the first Welshman for nearly seventy years to occupy that position [see Waithman , Robert ]. On leaving office he was created K.C.M.G. He was connected with several city guilds, whose mastership he held in due course. A leading member of the Conservative Party , he might have represented the City in Parliament , but declined all overtures. He was a magistrate for Glamorgan and Surrey , and one of H.M. lieutenants for the City of London . He m., 1874 , Emily (d. 1903 ), daughter of Lawrence Boakes , and had four sons and four daughters. He resided at Ewell Grove , Surrey , where he d. 14 Aug. 1907 .

Sources:

  • Obituary notices.

Author:

Idwal Lewis, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959