Born at Rockfield, Monmouthshire, in 1809. For some time he was a private pupil under Thomas Arnold and then proceeded to Oriel College, Oxford, to complete his education. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1830, M.A. 1833 and D.C.L. in 1837. In that year he commenced to practise as an advocate at Doctors' Commons. In 1852 he was appointed Queen's Advocate, a post which he retained until 1862. He was knighted 24 March 1852. His Essay on the influence of Welsh Tradition upon European Literature, which secured a prize offered by the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society in 1838, was published in 1839. He died 24 November 1868 at the age of fifty-nine.
Published date: 1959
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