1874 in Wales
This article is about the particular significance of the year
1874 to Wales and its people.
24 January – Four pilots and two apprentices are drowned in an accident off Llanddwyn on Anglesey.
17 February – In the United Kingdom general election, 1874, newly elected MPs include David Davies (Llandinam) at Cardigan (returned unopposed). 
1 April - Frances Morgan marries Dr George Hoggan. They later open the first husband-and-wife general medical practice in the UK. 
1 May - Coal-owner Sir George Elliot is raised to the baronetcy by the new prime minister, Disraeli. 
15 July – Laying of the foundation stone of the clock tower at Machynlleth, built to mark the coming of age in 1873 of  Viscount Castlereagh, the eldest son of the 5th Marquess of Londonderry of Plas Machynlleth.
20 July – In a mining accident at Charles Colliery, Llansamlet, nineteen men are killed. October – The
reports a deathbed confession made to a minister in the USA by a man who claimed he carried out the assault for which Western Mail Dic Penderyn was executed in 1831.
24 August - William Basil Jones is consecrated Bishop of St David's.
5 October - The Powysland Club holds its annual meeting at the new Powysland Museum in Welshpool. 
16 October – The first issue of Yr Ymwelydd is published in Australia under the editorship of William Meirion Evans. Strike at
Dinorwig slate quarry. The Welsh
Flannel Company is established at Holywell.
Henry Davis Pochin begins laying out Bodnant Garden. John Mathias Berry and his wife Mary move to
Merthyr Tydfil. The three sons born to them there will all go on to achieve success in business and be raised to the peerage: Henry Seymour Berry, 1st Baron Buckland, William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose and Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley. Rev. Richard Williams Morgan is consecrated First Patriarch of a restored Ancient British Church by Jules Ferrette, the founder of the British Orthodox Church, taking the religious name of 'Mar Pelagius I' and undertaking to revive Celtic Christianity as practised prior to the Synod of Whitby while continuing duties as an Anglican clergyman. Arts and literature Awards New books Music Sport Births
4 February – Thomas Wallace Fagan, agricultural scientist (died 1951)
6 February – David Evans, composer (died 1948)
6 May – Miriam Kate Williams ("Vulcana"), strongwoman (died 1946)
20 May (in India) – Sir George Lewis Barstow, civil servant (died 1966)
2 July – George Boots — international rugby player (died 1928)
15 July – Gwyn Nicholls, Wales rugby captain (died 1939)
16 July – William Alexander Wales international rugby player (died 1937)
20 July – David Bowen (Myfyr Hefin), minister and author (died 1955)
30 July – Billy Meredith, footballer (died 1958)
31 October – James Henry Thomas, politician (died 1949)
12 November – Rachel Barrett, editor and suffragette (died 1953)
1 December – Dick Hellings, Wales international rugby player (died 1938)
30 December – Nantlais Williams, poet and religious leader (died 1959) date unknown
William Eames, journalist (died 1958)
(in USA) Thomas David Edwards, composer (died 1930) Deaths
3 January – Morris Williams (Nicander), author, 64
19 January – John Parry, editor, 61
19 April – Owen Jones, architect, 65
8 May (in Launceston, Tasmania) – Zephaniah Williams, Chartist leader, 78
17 June – Sir Stephen Glynne, 9th Baronet, 66
10 August – David Davies (Dai'r Cantwr), Rebecca rioter (born about 1812)
19 August – Joseph Kenny Meadows, illustrator, 83
3 October – Owen Williams (Owen Gwyrfai), poet, 84
14 November – John Ambrose Lloyd, musician, 59 19 November – Mary Pendrill Llewelyn, writer and translator (born 1811) References
Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael, eds. (2000), British Electoral Facts 1832–1999, Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Beth Jenkins. "HOGGAN [née Morgan], FRANCES ELIZABETH (1843-1927), physician and social reformer". Dictionary of Welsh Biography . Retrieved . 9 December 2018
The London Gazette, 1 May 1874
"Town Clock, Machynlleth". Coflein . Retrieved . 9 December 2018
. The Club. 1874. p. 23. Collections Historical & Archaeological Relating to Montgomeryshire 1874 Haverfordwest by-election
The Haverfordwest by-election of 1874 was fought on 12 June 1874. The byelection was fought due to the void election of the incumbent Liberal MP, The Lord Kensington. It was retained by the incumbent.
1874 Monmouthshire by-election
The Monmouthshire by-election of 1874 was fought on 17 March 1874. The byelection was fought due to the incumbent Conservative MP, Lord Henry Somerset, becoming Comptroller of the Household. It was retained by the incumbent.
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