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1824 in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1824 to Wales and its people.



  • Prince of Wales – vacant
  • Princess of Wales – vacant
  • Events

  • 8 September – The Society of Cymmrodorion sponsors a major eisteddfod at Welshpool.
  • 18 December – William Chambers inherits the Stepney estate.
  • The first gasometer in Wales is built at Greenfield, Flintshire.
  • William Davies Evans develops the Evans Gambit.
  • Major repairs to Bangor Cathedral are begun.
  • Two new furnaces are erected at the Dyffryn ironworks by Anthony Hill.
  • Approximate date of construction of the "leat" at Loggerheads, Denbighshire, used in the local lead mining industry.
  • New books

  • T. G. Cumming – Description of the Iron Bridges of Suspension now erecting over the Strait of Menai at Bangor and over the River Conway
  • David Davis (Castellhywel) – Telyn Dewi
  • Benjamin Jones (P A Môn) – An Elegy on the death of Benjamin B. Jones, the eldest surviving child of B. Jones of Holyhead
  • Welsh Minstrelsy: Containing the Land beneath the Sea
  • Music

  • Seren Gomer (collection of hymns including Grongar by John Edwards)
  • Births

  • 17 February - James Crichton-Stuart, politician (d. 1891)
  • March - Isaac D. Seyburn, Welsh-born merchant captain and naval officer (d. 1895)
  • 24 July – Robert Jones Derfel, poet (d. 1905)
  • 15 December - Morgan Thomas, Welsh-born Australian surgeon and philanthropist (d. 1903)
  • date unknown
  • John Basson Humffray, political reformer in Australia (d. 1891)
  • David James Jenkins, shipowner and politician (d. 1891)
  • Deaths

  • 1 February - John Rice Jones, Welsh-born American politician and soldier, 64
  • 18 April – Edward Jones, harpist ("Bardd y Brenin"), 72
  • 30 July – David Howell, American jurist of Welsh descent, 77
  • November – William Moses, poet, 82
  • 24 December - John Downman, artist, 74
  • date unknown – Thomas Parry, Chennai merchant, 56
  • References

    1824 in Wales Wikipedia

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