As will be seen his career (which is sketched fairly fully in D.N.B. ) had been hitherto associated mainly with England . It was when he married a Welsh heiress that his connection with Wales began. This was in the summer of 1708 , his wife being Cecil , daughter of Charles Mathew , Castell Menich , Glamorgan , granddaughter and heiress of judge David Jenkins of Hensol (q.v.) . Talbot built at Hensol a Tudor-style castle to which his son added afterwards. He was raised to the peerage on 5 Dec. 1733 . He d. 14 Feb. 1736/7 .
The 1st baron Talbot was succeeded by his second son, WILLIAM TALBOT ( 1710 - 1782 ), 2nd baron Talbot , steward of the royal household ; he became earl Talbot in 1761 . When he d. in 1782 the earldom became extinct, the barony passing to his nephew, JOHN TALBOT , who at the same time was created 1st earl Talbot of Hensol ; he was the father of Sir CHARLES TALBOT , 2nd earl Talbot of Hensol , an account of whose career is given in D.N.B.
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959