John Lloyd Vaughan Watkins

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.[1]

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.[1]

At the 1832 general election Watkins was elected Member of Parliament for Brecon. He held the seat until 1835.[2] He was High Sheriff of Brecknockshire in 1836, and Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire from 1847.[1] 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.[2]

Watkins lived at Penoyre House where he had an Italianate-style villa built by Anthony Salvin between 1846 and 1848.[3] He died at the age of 63.


  1. "Editorial". Welshman. 6 October 1865. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. Leigh Rayment Commons constituencies B Part 5
  3. Penoyre

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Watkins

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