1857 in Wales

1857 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1857 to Wales and its people.


*Prince of Wales - Edward Albert, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
*Princess of Wales - "vacant"


*May 6 - Samuel Roberts (S. R.) sails for Tennessee.
*October 14 - Four people are killed in a railway accident near Pyle.
*Opening of the Crumlin viaduct, built to carry the Taff Vale Extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway.
*Thomas Gee launches the periodical "Baner Cymru".
*John Bowen becomes Bishop of Sierra Leone.
*William Owen Stanley becomes MP for Anglesey Boroughs.
*"The Newport Gazette" is founded by William Nicholas Johns.
*Railway workers go on strike at Aberdare.

Arts and literature


New books

*Owen Wynne Jones - "Dafydd Llwyd"
*Richard Williams Morgan - "The British Kymry or Britons of Cambria"
*Robert Parry (Robyn Ddu Eryri) - "Teithiau a Barddoniaeth Robyn Ddu Eryri"


*John Ashton - "Trefeglwys" (hymn tune)


*February 7 - Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl Dunraven (died 1952)
*28 February - Charlie Newman, Wales rugby union captain (died 1922)
*May 12 - Sarah Jacob, the "fasting girl" (died 1869)
*June 28 - Sir Robert Jones, 1st Baronet, orthopaedic surgeon (died 1933)
*July 1 - Martha Hughes Cannon, women's rights activist and politician in the USA (died 1932)
*November 14 - John Thomas Rees, musician (died 1949)
*December 2 - Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, surgeon (died 1943)


*February 10 - David Thompson, explorer of Welsh parentage, 86
*March 29 - Elijah Waring, writer, 69?
*May 16 - Sir William Lloyd, soldier and mountaineer, 74
*August 12 - William Daniel Conybeare, dean of Llandaff, 70
*August 16 - John Jones (Talysarn), leading non-conformist minister, 61

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