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MEREDITH , Sir JOHN ( 1714 - 1780 ), lawyer , of Brecon ,

was a native of Radnorshire . He was high sheriff of Brecknock in 1762 (the year of his knighthood , it would seem), and also of Radnorshire — in 1780 , according to the printed copy of his memorial inscription ( Jones , Hist. Brecknock , 3rd ed., ii, 91), but in 1767 according to the list of sheriffs in Jonathan Williams 's Hist. Radnorshire , 2nd ed., 97. He d. 6 March 1780 ; his wife Johannah d. nine days before him. Meredith was Howel Harris 's man of law ; letters which passed between them are in the Trevecka collection at the N.L.W. , ranging from number 2123 to number 2546.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959