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13 - 24 of 1209 for "Sir Joseph Bradney"

  • BACON family, iron-masters and colliery proprietors -bringing, apart from the tradition that he was descended from Nicholas Bacon, the elder brother of Sir Francis Bacon, baron Verulam. By an indenture dated 29 August 1765, Anthony Bacon, then of London, and William Brownrigg, of Whitehaven, Cumberland, leased virgin mineral land, amounting to about 4,000 acres, stretching from Cyfarthfa for about eight miles down the Merthyr or Taff valley — a district
  • BADDY, THOMAS (d. 1729), Independent minister and author people in very good circumstances; and tradition describes Baddy himself as being fashionably dressed and well mounted. He was a diligent translator of theological works (list in Ashton, Hanes Llen. Gymreig, 167-77, and Williams, Llyfryddiaeth Sir Ddinbych, part 3). His original compositions, a metrical version of the Song of Solomon (1725), and some hymns appended to Pasc y Christion (1703), deserve
  • BAILEY family Glanusk Park, Brecknock Sir JOSEPH BAILEY, (1783 - 1858), baronet, iron-master, landowner, and M.P., was the elder son of Joseph (or John) Bailey of Wakefield, and Susannah, sister of Richard Crawshay (1739 - 1810), the famous iron-master of Cyfarthfa. When quite a young lad, he tramped the whole way from Yorkshire to seek his rich uncle at Merthyr. By hard work and perseverance he soon obtained a good grasp of the iron
  • BAILEY family Nant-y-glo, Aberaman CRAWSHAY BAILEY (1789 - 1872), iron-master and M.P. Business and Industry Politics, Government and Political Movements Crawshay Bailey was born in 1789 at Great Wenham, Suffolk, the younger son of Joseph (or John) Bailey of Wakefield, and Susannah, sister of Richard Crawshay, iron-master, Cyfarthfa. When only about 12 years of age he joined his older brother, Joseph, at Cyfarthfa and to assist at
  • BAKER, DAVID (1575 - 1641), Benedictine scholar and mystic congregation, in which he had the support of the Government, now under the personal rule of Charles I and eager to advance the Benedictine claims both for patriotic reasons and as a counterweight to the politically far more dangerous Jesuits. He was given access to the State papers in the Tower and the use of private libraries like that of Sir Robert Cotton (to whom he had written while still at Cambrai
  • BALLINGER, Sir JOHN (1860 - 1933), first librarian of the National Library of Wales Sir John Wynne's History of the Gwydir Family; he published Gleanings from a Printer's File in 1928, and ‘Katheryn of Berain’ in Cymm., xl. He served as editor of the Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society for some years. He was awarded the honorary degree of M.A. by the University of Wales, in 1909, became a C.B.E. in 1920, and was made a knight bachelor in 1930, in which year he retired. In
  • BANKES, Sir JOHN ELDON (1854 - 1946), judge
  • BARHAM family Trecŵn, On 1 July 1754 at Cheltenham, Dorothea, fourth daughter of John Vaughan of Trecŵn and Joan Corbet his wife, married JOSEPH FOSTER -BARHAM, son of Colonel John Foster (1681 - 1731), of Egham House, Surrey, and Jamaica. He was born 16 December 1729 in Jamaica, where the family had large estates which he inherited. He assumed the surname of his step-father, Dr. Henry Barham, in 1750, and died in
  • BARHAM, DIANA (1763 - 1823), peeress in her own right, 1813, benefactress of the evangelical movement The only daughter of Charles Middleton, lord Barham, and Margaret his wife, of Barham Court, Kent. She married Sir Gerard Noel in 1780. In 1813 she settled in Gower, and, being of an evangelical disposition, began with the help of the Methodists to establish religious congregations and to build chapels for them in the English -speaking parts of the peninsula. Her association with the Methodists
  • BARKER family, artists Pontypool BENJAMIN BARKER (died 1774?), foreman and enamel painter at the japan works, Pontypool, expert at painting sporting and animal figures Art and Architecture According to the Trevethin church register (quoted by Sir Joseph A. Bradney), he was paid six guineas in 1774 for painting a royal coat of arms. A sporting scene painted by him on japanware is in the N.M.W. His sons, Thomas Barker, R.A., and
  • BARLOW, WILLIAM (1499? - 1568), Bishop succeeded in founding Christ College, Brecon, in 1542. He conveyed the valuable manor of Lamphey to the king, who in turn conferred it upon Sir Richard Devereux. Barlow was translated to Bath and Wells in 1548, and ‘resigned’ in 1553. After being twice imprisoned for trying to escape, he fled to the Continent early in 1555, and remained in Germany and Poland until 1558. He was one of those who consecrated
  • BARLOW, Sir WILLIAM OWEN Orielton (d. 1851) - see OWEN