Authorised form of nameDillwyn; Lewis Weston (1778 - 1855)
Dates1778 - 1855
Place of birthIpswich, Suffolk, England
Date of birth21 August 1778
Place of deathSketty Hall, near Swansea, Glamorgan
Date of death31 August 1855
Dates and placesBurial:
Penllergaer Church
Research fieldBotany
At Tottenham
His father purchased the Cambrian pottery , Swansea, and placed him in charge (ca 1802); High Sheriff of County of Glamorgan (1818); MP for Glamorgan (1832-1841); Alderman and Mayor of Swansea; JP for Glamorgan; Vice-President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for its meeting in Swansea (1848); his pottery became celebrated for its realistic paintings of butterflies, flowers, birds, shells.
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/02/1804
RelationshipsEldest son of William Dillwyn of Higham Lodge, Walthamstow, a Quaker, and his second wife Sarah (nee Weston); married 13 July 1807 Mary, daughter of John Llewelyn of Penllgarve and Ynys-y-gerwn and they had 6 children; their marriage caused his disownment by the Quaker meeting, for "Marrying out"; father of John Dillwyn (FRS 1836)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DQB
DQB has birth place as St Thomas' Square, parish of St John, Hackney, Middlesex
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6259
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/682/15Letter from Lewis Weston Dillwyn, Dover, to James Sowerby, 2 Mead Place, St George's Field, Southwark29 March 1800
IM/001152Dillwyn, Lewis Weston1833
EC/1803/05Dillwyn, Lewis Weston: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PT/16/26Letter, 'On fossile [fossil] shells' from L W [Lewis Weston] Dillwyn to the Right Hon Sir Humphry Davy19 May 1823
PT/20/9Paper, 'Observations on the anatomy and habits of marine testaceous molluscae, illustrative of their mode of feeding' by Edward Osler[1832]
PT/18/11Paper, 'On the burrowing and boring marine animals' by Edward Osler15 February 1826
PT/17/12Letter, 'Regarding the relative periods at which the different families of testaceous animals appear to have been created, and on the gradual approximation which may be observed in our British strata from the fossil remains of the oldest formations, to the living inhabitants of our land and waters' from L W [Lewis Weston] Dillwyn to Sir H [Humphry] Davy1 February 1824
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