EDWARDS Sir FRANCIS (1852 - 1927), baronet and M.P.

Name: Francis Edwards
Date of birth: 1852
Date of death: 1927
Spouse: Katherine Edwards (née Davis)
Parent: Edward Edwards
Gender: Male
Occupation: baronet and M.P.
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Politics, Government and Political Movements; Royalty and Society
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

Born 28 April 1852, fourth son of Edward Edwards of Llangollen. Educated at Shrewsbury School and Jesus College, Oxford, he graduated in 1875. In 1880 he married Catherine, daughter of David Davis, Maes-y-ffynnon, Aberdare; there was one daughter of the marriage. He served as J.P. and D.L. for Radnorshire, and in 1898 was high sheriff of the county. He represented Radnorshire in Parliament, 1892-5, 1900-January 1910, and December 1910-18. He was created a baronet in 1907. An ardent Liberal, he took an active part in the agitation for disestablishment. In 1913 he published a volume of translations from Welsh lyrical poetry entitled Translations from the Welsh. He died 10 May 1927.


Published date: 1959

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