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1862 in Wales

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1862 in Wales
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Decades:  1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1862 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

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

  • January — South Wales Railway merges with the Great Western Railway.
  • 5 May — Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, makes an important speech on the subject of education in Wales. He is later appointed vice-president of the Committee of Council on Education.
  • 2 June — Llangollen is linked to the rail network for the first time.
  • 4 July — Sarah Edith Wynne, noted soprano, makes her London début.
  • Guillermo Rawson, Interior Minister of Argentina, meets Love Jones-Parry and Lewis Jones to discuss the Welsh colonisation of Patagonia.
  • The incomplete Moel Famau Jubilee Tower collapses in a storm.
  • Completion of the railway between Merthyr Tydfil and Brecon.
  • The Clogau mine begins producing gold.
  • Llandudno lighthouse is erected by the Mersey Docks Harbour Board.
  • Arts and literature

  • "Religion", by Joseph Edwards, and "The Tinted Venus" by John Gibson are among sculptures shown at the Great Exhibition.
  • Awards

  • National Eisteddfod of Wales is held at Caernarfon. The chair is won by Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn).
  • New books

  • George Borrow — Wild Wales
  • Rees Howell Gronow — Reminiscences of Captain Gronow
  • John Ceiriog Hughes — Oriau'r Bore
  • Jane Williams (Ysgafell) — Celtic Fables, Fairy Tales and Legends versified
  • Music

  • Henry Brinley Richards — "God Bless the Prince of Wales"
  • Ebenezer Thomas (Eben Fardd) — Hymnau
  • Sport

  • Cricket
  • 21 July — South Wales Cricket Club defeat Surrey at The Oval.
  • 24 July — South Wales Cricket Club defeat MCC at Lord's.
  • Births

  • 5 January — John Fisher, Celtic scholar (d. 1930)
  • 16 January — Leifchild Jones, 1st Baron Rhayader, politician (d. 1939)
  • 17 January — Buckley Roderick, Wales international rugby player (d. 1908)
  • 23 January — Evan Richards, Wales international rugby player (d. 1931)
  • 1 February — Thomas Pryce-Jenkins, Wales international rugby player (d. 1922)
  • 16 February — Llewellyn John Montfort Bebb, academic (d. 1915)
  • 22 March — Edward Treharne, Wales international rugby player (d. 1904)
  • 11 April — Charles Evans Hughes, American politician of Welsh parentage (d. 1948)
  • 27 April — Sir Hugh Vincent, solicitor and Wales international rugby player (d. 1931)
  • 28 April — William Norton, Wales international rugby player (d. 1898)
  • 17 May — Sir William Rice Edwards, surgeon (d. 1923)
  • 5 August - Robert Mills-Roberts, footballer (d. 1935)
  • 16 September — Thomas Baker Jones, Wales international rugby player (d. 1959)
  • 27 October — Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas, admiral (d. 1928)
  • 16 November — Sir David Rocyn-Jones, medical practitioner and President of the WRU (d. 1953)
  • 7 December — Humphrey Jones, footballer (d. 1946)
  • 9 December — John John Evans, journalist (d. 1942)
  • date unknown
  • John Daniel Evans, Patagonia settler (d. 1943)
  • Seth Powell, footballer (d. 1945)
  • Deaths

  • 3 January — Dan Jones, Mormon missionary, 51
  • 8 February - Hans Busk, poet, 89
  • 28 May — James Henry Cotton, Dean of Bangor, 82
  • 2 August — Anthony Hill, industrialist, 78
  • 27 August — John Williams (Ab Ithel), antiquary, 51
  • date unknown — Robert Edwards, hymn writer, 66?
  • References

    1862 in Wales Wikipedia


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