Dictionary of Welsh Biography


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z



LATHROP , RICHARD (d. 1764 ), bookseller and printer at Shrewsbury .

There is no certainty that he was Welsh and his production of Welsh books, including ballads , was but small compared with that of his Shrewsbury contemporaries, Thomas Durston (q.v.) and Stafford Prys (q.v.) . He began as a master printer in 1738 (see Cambriae Suspiria In Obitum … Reginae Carolinae … Authore Tho. Richards ), and was admitted a freeman of the ‘ Combrethren of Saddlers … ’ on 22 June 1739 . His wife, whom he m. on 14 Feb. 1737/8 , was Mary Hesketh . Lathrop was buried on 1 Nov. 1764 .

Sources:

  • W. Rowlands , Cambrian Bibliography , Llanidloes, 1869 ;
  • J. H. Davies , A Bibliography of Welsh Ballads printed in the 18th century , 1908-11 ;
  • Ifano Jones , A history of printing and printers in Wales to 1810, and of successive and related printers to 1923 , 1925 ;
  • Llewelyn C. Lloyd , ‘The Book Trade in Shropshire,’ in Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society , 1935, 1936.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959