1730s in Wales

1730s in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the decade 1730 - 1739 to Wales and its people.


*Prince of Wales - Frederick, Prince of Wales
*Princess of Wales - Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (from April 17 1736)


*William Hogarth is commissioned by Robert Jones of Fonmon Castle to paint "The Jones Family Conversation Piece".
*Construction of the north-east wing of Bodysgallen Hall.1731
*September 22 - Griffith Jones (Llanddowror) writes to the S.P.C.K. proposing that a Welsh school be set up at Llanddowror. This marks the beginning of the circulating schools movement.1732
*January 23 - Thomas Tanner becomes Bishop of St Asaph.
*John Wynne buys the Soughton estate in Northop, Flintshire. 1733
*November 29 - Charles Talbot is appointed Lord Chancellor.
*December 5 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, is raised to the peerage.1734
*March 30 - First entry in the diary of William Bulkeley.1736
*April 17 - The Prince of Wales married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, London.1737
*August 31 - The Prince and Princess of Wales have their first child, Princess Augusta Charlotte. The birth takes place at St James's Palace, the royal couple having absconded from Hampton Court Palace in the middle of the night to avoid the King and Queen being present.

Arts and literature

New books

*Joseph Harris - "A Treatise on Navigation"
*James Lewis & Christmas Samuel - "Y Cyfrif Cywiraf o'r Pechod Gwreiddiol"
*William Wotton (ed.) - "Cyfreithjeu Hywel Dda ac eraill, seu Leges Wallicae (Laws of Hywel Dda)" 1731
*Humphrey Lhuyd - "Britannicae Descriptionis Commentariolum"
*Edward Samuel - "Athrawiaeth yr Eglwys"1732
*David Evans - "The Minister of Christ and his Flock"
*Jeremy Owen - "Golwg ar y Beiau"1734
*Edmund Curll - "The Life of Robert Price … one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common-Pleas"




*"date unknown" - Siôn Robert Lewis, author and hymn-writer (d. 1806)1732
*October 5 - Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon, lawyer and politician (d. 1802)1734
*July 3 - Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke (d. 1794)1736
*"date unknown" - Thomas Wynn, 1st Baron Newborough, politician (d. 1807)1737
*May 13 - Thomas Williams of Llanidan, industrialist (d. 1802)
*August 31 - Princess Augusta Charlotte of Wales, eldest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales (d. 1813)
*"date unknown" - Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn, politician and slave-owner (d. 1808)1738
*June 4 - Prince George, eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales (d. 1820)
*"date unknown" - David Williams, philosopher (d. 1816)1739
*March 14 - Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, second son and third child of the Prince and Princess of Wales (d. 1767)
*"date unknown"
**Richard Crawshay, industrialist (d. 1810)
**Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant), dramatist and poet (d. 1810)


*August Sir William Glynne, 5th Baronet, 21
*"date unknown" - Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor, politician1731
*April 6 - David Lloyd, Welsh-born American lawyer
*September - Rowland Ellis, Quaker leader (in America)1732
*February 2 - Robert Price, judge, 791733
*January 22 - Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke
*"date unknown"
**John Morgan, poet
**Sir Robert Myddelton, 5th Baronet
**John Myddelton of Chirk Castle, politician1734
*June 2 - Francis Gwyn, politician, 85?
*June 14 - John Hanbury, industrialist, 70?
*July 13 - Ellis Wynne, clergyman and writer, 631737
*February 14 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot, 52
*November 20 - Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, consort of King George II of Great Britain and former Princess of Wales (1714-1727), 54
*"date unknown" - Guto Nyth Brân, legendary athlete, 371738
*September 27 - Sir Thomas Stradling, 28 (in a duel)

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