1784 in Wales

1784 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1784 to Wales and its people.

Incumbents

*Prince of Wales - George, Prince Regent
*Princess of Wales - "vacant"

Events

*March 30 - Lloyd Kenyon becomes Master of the Rolls.
*May 14 - Thomas James Bulkeley, 7th Viscount Bulkeley, is created Baron Bulkeley.
*July - Hester Thrale marries Gabriele Piozzi, much to the displeasure of Dr Samuel Johnson.
*July 28 - Lloyd Kenyon is raised to a baronetcy.
*Henry Bayly Paget, 9th Baron Paget, is created Earl of Uxbridge.
*Samuel Homfray and his brother quarrel with Anthony Bacon and take out a lease of one of the richest iron-ore deposits in the district (which develops into the Penydarren ironworks).
*Lady Henrietta Antonia Herbert, heiress of the Earl of Powis, marries Edward Clive, 2nd Baron Clive of Plassey.

Arts and literature

New books

*Richard Price - "Importance of the American Revolution"

Music

*Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin) - "The Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards"

Births

*January 17 - Joseph Tregelles Price, ironmaster (died 1854)
*"date unknown"
**Walter Coffin, coal-owner (died 1867)
**Anthony Hill, ironmaster (died 1862)

Deaths

*April 5 - David Williams, minister and schoolmaster, 74?


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