John Lloyd Vaughan Watkins (1802 – 28 September 1865) was a Welsh Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons in three periods between 1832 and 1865.
The Liberal Party was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom with the opposing Conservative Party in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The party arose from an alliance of Whigs and free trade Peelites and Radicals favourable to the ideals of the American and French Revolutions in the 1850s. By the end of the 19th century, it had formed four governments under William Gladstone. Despite being divided over the issue of Irish Home Rule, the party returned to government in 1905 and then won a landslide victory in the following year's general election.
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Watkins was the son of Rev. Thomas Watkins and his wife Susanna Vaughan. His father was rector of Llandyfaelog. Watkins was educated at Harrow and at Christ Church, Oxford.
Llandyfaelog is a community located in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Christ Church is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Christ Church is a joint foundation of the college and the cathedral of the Oxford diocese, which serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head.
At the 1832 general election Watkins was elected Member of Parliament for Brecon. He held the seat until 1835.He was High Sheriff of Brecknockshire in 1836, and Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire from 1847. In 1847 he was re-elected MP for Brecon which he held until 1852. In 1854 he was re-elected again for Brecon and held the seat until his death in 1865.
Brecon was a parliamentary constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and its predecessors, from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1885 general election.
This is a list of High Sheriffs of Brecknockshire or Breconshire.
This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire. After 1723, all Lord Lieutenants were also Custos Rotulorum of Brecknockshire. The office was abolished on 31 March 1974 and replaced with the Lord Lieutenant of Powys, with Deputy Lieutenants for Brecknockshire.
Watkins lived at Penoyre House where he had an Italianate-style villa built by Anthony Salvin between 1846 and 1848.He died at the age of 63.
Penoyre House, Battle, Powys, Wales is a nineteenth century country house. Designed by Anthony Salvin for Colonel John Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, it was built between 1846-8. In an Italianate style, it is described by Mark Girouard as "Salvin's most ambitious classical house". The enormous cost of the house almost bankrupted the family and it was sold only 3 years after Colonel Watkins's death. From 1947, the house was in institutional use, and was converted to apartments in the early twenty-first century. The building is Grade II* listed.
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Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Watkins
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