Born at Aberystwyth 1 Nov. 1801. He became articled to a solicitor, and at 24 years of age had succeeded to a practice in Newcastle Emlyn.
In 1825 he m. Anne, daughter of John Lloyd, Allt-yr-odyn, and through his marriage inherited that estate. He m., secondly, in 1857, Elizabeth Bluett, the only child of Thomas Bluett Hardwicke of Tytherington Grange, Glos.
He was a J.P. and D.L. for Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, and high sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1845. In 1855 he was elected M.P. for the Cardigan boroughs, but he resigned at the general election two years later. He was a Conservative in politics and a zealous member of the Church of England.
During the Rebecca riots he was the chief opposer of the rioters in the Llandysul district. He worked to secure a railway from Carmarthen to Llandysul and succeeded in his efforts.
He d. 21 March 1860, at the age of 59 years.
Published date: 1959
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