David Williams (Merioneth)

For other people named David Williams, see David Williams (disambiguation).

David Williams (30 June 1799 – 15 December 1869) was a Welsh Liberal Party politician who served for a short time as the Member of Parliament for the Merioneth constituency. Elected in 1868, he died in office the following year.[1]


The son of David and Jane Williams*, he was born at Saethon in the parish of Llanfihangel Bachellaeth, Caernarfonshire.


He stood unsuccessfully as Liberal candidate for Merioneth in 1859 and 1865 before being elected in 1868. His eldest son Sir Osmond Williams also represented the seat from 1900 to 1910.

Note* The Dictionary of Welsh Biography errs in citing a Margaret Williams as David's mother. Jane Jones is generally recognized as David's mother.[2]


  1. National Library of Wales: Dictionary of Welsh Biography
  2. See: Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol.2, 1894 and J.E. Griffith's "Pedigree of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families" 1914.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Robert Maurice Wynne
Member of Parliament for Merioneth
1868 – 1869
Succeeded by
Samuel Holland

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