BEVAN, Arthur (?1687-1742), of Laugharne, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1741

Family and Education

b. ?1687, 1st surv. s. of Zachary Bevan by Sarah Bayly of Laugharne. educ. Brasenose, Oxf. 28 Feb. 1705, aged 17; M. Temple 1705, called 1712. m. Bridget, 3rd da. of John Vaughan of Derllys, Carm. by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Thomas and niece of Richard Vaughan of Derwydd.

Offices Held

Recorder of Carmarthen 22 July 1722-7 Aug. 1741.


Bevan’s wife came from a junior branch of the Vaughans of Golden Grove who, in the seventeenth century, headed the Whig interest in Carmarthen, where he himself played a leading role. Returned in 1727 for the borough of which he was recorder, he voted against the excise bill in 1733, but all his other recorded votes were for the Government. In 1734, 1737 and 1739 he was chairman of the committee appointed each session to consider the continuance of expired or expiring laws. In 1741 he lost both his seat and his recordership as a result of the development in the borough of the Tory interest of John Philipps.

He died 6 Mar. 1742.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas