1822 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1822 to Wales and its people.


*Prince of Wales - "vacant"
*Princess of Wales - "vacant"


*April - Launch of the Chester Cymmrodorion Society.
*Beginning of "Rhyfel y Sais Bach", a dispute over enclosures in Pembrokeshire.
*Horse-drawn trams begin a passenger service between Tredegar and Newport.
*St David's College, Lampeter, is founded.
*Sir Thomas Philipps, 1st Baronet, establishes a private printing press in Broadway Tower on his estate at Middle Hill in Worcestershire.
*Sir William Lloyd journeys through the foothills of the Himalayas as far as Boorendo Pass.

Arts and literature

New books

*John Hughes - "An Essay on the Ancient and Present State of the Welsh Language"
*William Owen Pughe - "Hu Gadarn"
*John Montgomery Traherne - "Lists of Knights of the Shire of Glamorgan"


*Stephen Llwyd - "Caerllyngoed" (hymn tune)


*January 2 - William Basil Jones, bishop (d. 1897)
*March 2 - Michael D. Jones, Patagonian settler (d. 1898)
*August 3 - John Rhys Morgan, minister, teacher and poet (d. 1900)
*October 27 - Aneurin Jones (Aneurin Fardd), writer (d. 1904)
*December 15 - Edward Stephen (Tanymarian), musician (d. 1885)


*March 30 - David Thomas (Dafydd Ddu Eryri), poet, 62
*June 5 - George Lewis, theologian, 59
*"date unknown" - Stephen Kemble, actor, brother of Sarah Siddons (b. 1758)

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