VAUGHAN, JOHN Siôn Grythor (died 1824), artist and violinist

Name: John Vaughan
Pseudonym: Siôn Grythor
Date of death: 1824
Gender: Male
Occupation: artist and violinist
Area of activity: Art and Architecture; Music; Performing Arts
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

and a native of Conway. W. D. Leathart says that he used to play the violin to the accompaniment of the harp at some of the meetings of the Gwyneddigion Society of London, c. 1776. It was he who painted the portrait of Owen Jones (Owain Myfyr), which used to hang in the rooms of the Society. He died in 1824 at a great age.

His brother, WILLIAM VAUGHAN, described by Leathart as a native of Conway, was one of the earliest members of the Society. Leathart says that he was looked upon as ' a dandy of the first order, a distinction he was not a little proud of ', and adds that he was related to lady Mostyn, mother of the Sir Thomas Mostyn, who died in 1831. This lady Mostyn was Margaret, daughter of Hugh Wynn, D.D.; she was heiress of Bodysgallen (near Conway), Plas-mawr (Conway), Bodidris, Denbighshire, and of the Vaughan house of Corsygedol (Merioneth). William Vaughan died at Hammersmith, c. 1827, at a great age.



Published date: 1959

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