Famous People Connected to Carmarthenshire - Wales
(Sir Gaerfyrddin or Sir Gâr)
Image right - Sir Richard Steele
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!
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- Sir John Powell (1632 or 1633 – 1696) was a Welsh judge, who was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas and of the Court of King's Bench. He presided over the trial of the Seven Bishops in 1688. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Powell_(judge)
- The Reverend David Rees (18 November 1801- 31 March 1869) was a Welsh Congregational minister of Capel Als chapel Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, and an editor of a radical Welsh language Nonconformist periodical titled Y Diwygiwr [The Reformer]. He was best known for his nickname ‘Y Cynhyrfwr’ [The Agitator], his firm political views, and his opposition to the relationship between the Established Church and the state. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rees_(Y_Cynhyrfwr)
- Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 – 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator.
Died 1 September 1729 Carmarthen, Wales