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1815 in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1815 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

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

  • 23 January - John Scandrett Harford inherits the family estates on the death of his father.
  • 28 March - Opening of the British School for boys at Newport.
  • 12 April - Admiral Thomas Foley is knighted.
  • 23 May - John Luxmore replaces William Cleaver as Bishop of St Asaph.
  • May or June - Bryn Oer Tramway opens in South Wales.
  • 18 June - Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, famously loses a leg at the Battle of Waterloo. General Thomas Picton is killed in the same battle.
  • A twice-weekly boat service between Cardiff and Bristol is established.
  • New books

  • Walter Davies - General View of the Agriculture and Domestic Economy of South Wales
  • Richard Fenton - Memoirs of an Old Wig
  • Thomas Love Peacock - Headlong Hall (anonymous; dated 1816)
  • David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr) - Barddoniaeth Gristianogawl
  • Births

  • 24 January - Thomas Gee, publisher (died 1898)
  • 16 April - Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare (died 1895)
  • May - William Lucas Collins, author (died 1887)
  • 2 June - John Deffett Francis, painter and art collector (died 1901)
  • 21 November - John Bowen, Bishop of Sierra Leone (died 1859)
  • 13 December - Thomas Rees, Congregational minister (died 1885)
  • date unknown - Thomas Gruffydd, harpist (died 1887)
  • Deaths

  • 5 March - Sir Stephen Glynne, 8th Baronet, 34
  • 24 April - John Lloyd, naturalist, 65
  • 18 June - Thomas Picton, soldier, 56
  • date unknown - Edward Edwards, Royal Navy officer of Welsh parentage, 73
  • References

    1815 in Wales Wikipedia


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