Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir John Talbot DILLWYN-LLEWELYN 1st Bt , 9521
FatherJohn Dillwyn LLEWELYN FRS , 9519 (1810-1882)
ChildrenCharles Leyshon , 9525
Notes for Sir John Talbot DILLWYN-LLEWELYN 1st Bt
Sir John Talbot Dillwyn-Llewellyn, 1st Baronet (26 May 1836 – 6 July 1927) was a Welsh Conservative Member of Parliament who was notable for his links to Welsh sports.

]Background and education

Llewellyn was the son of photographer and scientist John Dillwyn Llewelyn and Emma Thomasina Talbot, youngest daughter of Thomas Mansel Talbot and Lady Mary (nee Fox Strangways) of Penrice, south Wales and a cousin of William Henry Fox Talbot. He was educated at Eton and later Christ Church, Oxford.


Llewellyn was High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1878 and Mayor of Swansea in 1891. He was made a Baronet, of Penllergaer in Llangyfelach and Ynys-y-gerwn in Cadoxton juxta Neath in the County of Glamorgan, in 1890. He was elected Conservative MP for Swansea in the 1895 general election, but lost the seat in 1900.

Llewellyn's connections to sport included the position of captain of the South Wales Cricket Club and in 1885 he replaced the Earl of Jersey as the president of the Welsh Rugby Union; a post he would hold until 1906, when he was replaced by Horace Lyne. Lyne himself stated that 'they (WRU) had been singularly fortunate in getting a gentleman like Mr J.T.D. Llewellyn to act in that captaincy'.


Llewellyn married in 1861 Caroline Julia, daughter of Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet. Their younger and only surviving son Charles married the heiress of the Venables family and adopted the additional surname Venables. He became MP for Radnorshire and High Sheriff of that county.
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