Llewelyn Lewellin

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Llewelyn Lewellin (3 August 1798 – 25 November 1878) was a cleric and academic, the first principal of St David's College, Lampeter.

Lewellin was born the third son of Richard and Maria Lewellin, near Bridgend, Glamorgan. He was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School and Jesus College, Oxford, graduating with a BA in 1822, an MA in 1824, a BCL in 1827 and a DCL in 1829. Whilst studying at Oxford, he was ordained deacon in 1822 and priest in 1823 by the bishop of Oxford. Lewellin was, in 1826, offered, and accepted, the headmastership of Bruton Grammar School, Somerset. Instead of taking this up, however, he went to Saint David’s College (now the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David), as its first principal in 1827 and held the post until his death in Lampeter, where he is also buried.


Academic offices
Preceded by
New Position
Principal of St David's College
Succeeded by
Francis John Jayne