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SALUSBURY , Sir CHARLES JOHN ( 1792 - 1868 ), cleric and antiquary ;

b. in 1792 , son of Robert Salusbury (afterwards, in 1795 , Sir Robert Salusbury , bt. ) of Cotton Hall , Denbigh , and Catherine Vaun , heiress of Llan-wern, Mon. On the paternal side he was therefore a descendant of Katheryn of Berain (q.v.) by her second marriage. He succeeded his brother Sir Thomas Robert Salusbury , 2nd bt. , as 3rd bt. , and to the Llan-wern property in 1835 . He has been described as a man of letters and antiquary who took a particular interest in the history of Monmouthshire . There are letters to him from Richard Llwyd (‘ Bard of Snowdon ,’ q.v.) , John Montgomery Traherne (q.v.) , and others, in N.L.W. MS. B.R.A. 328 .

Sources:

  • The National Library of Wales Journal , ii, 89-90;
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908 ;
  • E. G. Salisbury , Border Counties' Worthies , 1878-80 , i, 219.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959