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1857 in Wales

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1857 in Wales
Centuries:  17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Decades:  1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1857 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Prince of Wales — Albert Edward
  • Princess of Wales — vacant
  • Events

  • 4 March — Thomas Gee launches the radical nonconformist newspaper Baner Cymru in Denbigh.
  • 24 March — United Kingdom general election, 1857, concludes. Anglesey antiquarian William Owen Stanley becomes Whig MP for the Beaumaris District of Boroughs.
  • 6 May — Samuel Roberts (S. R.) sails for Tennessee.
  • 1 June — Opening of the Crumlin Viaduct, built to carry the Taff Vale Extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway.
  • 10 August — John Bowen is consecrated as Bishop of Sierra Leone.
  • 13 August — Eugene Goddard crosses the Menai Strait in his gas balloon Aurora from Caernarfon Castle to Llanidan.
  • 3 October — The Newport Gazette is founded by William Nicholas Johns.
  • 14 October — Four people are killed in a railway accident near Pyle.
  • 29 October — St Deiniol's Church, Hawarden, badly damaged by arson.
  • Autumn — Aberdare Strike 1857-8 against reductions in coal miners' pay begins.
  • Railway workers go on strike at Aberdare.
  • New books

  • Owen Wynne Jones — Dafydd Llwyd
  • Richard Williams Morgan — The British Kymry or Britons of Cambria
  • Robert Parry (Robyn Ddu Eryri) — Teithiau a Barddoniaeth Robyn Ddu Eryri
  • Music

  • John Ashton — "Trefeglwys" (hymn tune)
  • Births

  • 2 February - Sir James Cory, 1st Baronet, politician and ship-owner (died 1933)
  • 7 February — Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl Dunraven (died 1952)
  • 28 February — Charlie Newman, Wales rugby union captain (died 1922)
  • 27 April — Alfred Cattell, Wales international rugby player (died 1933)
  • 12 May — Sarah Jacob, the "fasting girl" (died 1869)
  • 20 June — Dan Griffiths, Wales international rugby player (died 1936)
  • 28 June — Sir Robert Jones, 1st Baronet, orthopaedic surgeon (died 1933)
  • 1 July — Martha Hughes Cannon, women's rights activist and politician in the United States (died 1932)
  • 19 September — James Bridie, Scottish-born Wales international rugby union player (died 1893 in England)
  • 8 November — Frank Purdon, Wales rugby union international
  • 14 November — John Thomas Rees, musician (died 1949)
  • 2 December — Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, surgeon (died 1943)
  • Llewellyn Cadwaladr, operatic tenor (died 1909)
  • Deaths

  • 3 January — Richard Philipps, 1st Baron Milford (second creation), 55
  • 10 February — David Thompson, explorer of Welsh parentage, 86
  • 29 March — Elijah Waring, writer, ±69
  • 16 May — Sir William Lloyd, soldier and mountaineer, 74
  • 13 June - Daniel Rees, hymn-writer, 64
  • 12 August — William Daniel Conybeare, dean of Llandaff, 70
  • 16 August — John Jones, Talysarn, leading non-conformist minister, 61
  • References

    1857 in Wales Wikipedia


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