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1790 in Wales

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1790 in Wales
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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1790 to Wales and its people.



  • Prince of Wales - George (later George IV)
  • Princess of Wales - vacant
  • Events

  • 9 June - Royal assent is given to establishment of the port of Milford Haven.
  • Sir Herbert Mackworth gives up the Parliamentary seat of Cardiff when John Stuart, Lord Mount Stuart, comes of age.
  • The world's first railway viaduct (used by horse drawn wagons to carry coal from the mines) is built at Blaenavon.
  • Construction of the Glamorganshire Canal begins.
  • Monmouth County Gaol built.
  • John Coles, son of the founder of the Cambrian Pottery, goes into partnership with entrepreneur George Haynes, resulting in the expansion of the business.
  • New books

  • Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant) - Gardd o Gerddi
  • Thomas Pennant - Indian Zoology
  • Peter Williams - Tafol i Bwyso Sosiniaeth
  • Births

  • 27 January - William Davies Evans, mariner and chess player (died 1872)
  • July - James Williams, cleric and co-founder of the Anglesey Association of the Preservation of Lives from Shipwreck (died 1872)
  • 4 July - George Everest, surveyor and geographer (died 1866)
  • 11 August - William Probert, minister and author (died 1870)
  • 16 September - Thomas Vowler Short, Bishop of St Asaph (died 1872)
  • 29 September - John Jones, printer (died 1855)
  • Deaths

  • 20 March - Thomas Richards of Coychurch, cleric and lexicographer, 80
  • 24 August - John Worgan, organist and composer, 66
  • 16 October - Daniel Rowland, Methodist leader, c.79
  • 5 November - Michael Lort, clergyman, academic and antiquary, 65
  • References

    1790 in Wales Wikipedia

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