Frederic Seebohm was born on 23 November 1833 in Bradford. He was a banker by trade, a Quaker in religion, and an amateur historian who made a significant contribution to the social history of medieval England and Wales. An article on him by R. T. Jenkins was included in Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (1953), by virtue of his important work on the Welsh kindred and land holding, published in The Tribal System in Wales (1895). However, he was not included in the corresponding English volume edited by Jenkins, The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (1959). He was a member of the Welsh land commission of 1893-6, and chapter 9 of The Welsh People by John Rhys and David Brynmor Jones (1906) is mostly his work based on the findings of the commission. He died on 6 February 1912 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
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