Prince of Wales - vacant
Princess of Wales - vacant
October - John Frost joins the Chartist movement.
Newly created baronets include Sir John Josiah Guest, Sir Benjamin Hall and Sir John Edwards.
John Cory of Devon opens his chandlery near the Custom House in Cardiff.
Thomas Gee joins his father's printing business.
Tinplate manufacture at Ystalyfera begins.
Foundation of the Bangor Church Building Society.
A major eisteddfod is held at Abergavenny.
Sir Henry Ellis (ed.) - Registrum vulgariter nuncupatum "The record of Caernarvon"
Lady Charlotte Guest begins publication of her translation into English of the Mabinogion.
Isaac Williams - Thoughts in Past Years
Jane Williams (Ysgafell) - Twenty Essays on the Practical Improvement of God's Providential Dispensations as Means to the Moral Discipline to the Christian
J. M. W. Turner paints a watercolour of Flint Castle.
April 14 - John Thomas, photographer (d. 1905)
December 8 - Charles Gresford Edmondes, clergyman and teacher (d. 1893)
December 27 - James Conway Brown, musician (d. 1908)
January 23 - Pascoe Grenfell, industrialist and politician, 76
March 14 - Wyndham Lewis, MP, 57
July 19 - Christmas Evans, preacher, 71
August 26 - Sir John Nicholl, politician and judge, 79
September 18 - Griffith Williams (Gutyn Peris), poet, 69
December 26 - Julia Ann Hatton, novelist, 74
1838 in Wales Wikipedia
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1838 to Wales and its people.