1784 in Wales
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- Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey - Henry Paget (from 1 August)
- Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire – Charles Morgan of Dderw
- Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire - Thomas Bulkeley, 7th Viscount Bulkeley
- Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire – Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of Lisburne
- Lord Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire – John Vaughan
- Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire - Richard Myddelton
- Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire - Sir Roger Mostyn, 5th Baronet
- Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan – John Stuart, Lord Mountstuart
- Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire - Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet
- Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire – George Herbert, 2nd Earl of Powis
- Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire – Sir Hugh Owen, 5th Baronet
- Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire – Edward Harley, 4th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
- Bishop of Bangor – John Warren
- Bishop of Llandaff – Richard Watson
- Bishop of St Asaph – Jonathan Shipley
- Bishop of St Davids – Edward Smallwell
- 30 March - Lloyd Kenyon becomes Master of the Rolls.
- 7 May - Lady Henrietta Herbert, heiress of the Earl of Powis, marries Edward Clive, 2nd Baron Clive of Plassey.
- 14 May - Thomas James Bulkeley, 7th Viscount Bulkeley, is created Baron Bulkeley.
- 19 May - Henry Bayly Paget, 9th Baron Paget, is created Earl of Uxbridge.
- 23-25 July - Hester Thrale marries Gabriele Piozzi, much to the displeasure of Dr Samuel Johnson.
- 28 July - Lloyd Kenyon is raised to a baronetcy.
- unknown date – Samuel Homfray and his brother quarrel with Anthony Bacon and take out a lease of one of the richest iron-ore deposits in the district (which develops into the Penydarren ironworks).
Arts and literature
- Richard Price – Importance of the American Revolution
- Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin) – The Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, including first publication of the harp air Dafydd y Garreg Wen
- 17 January – Joseph Tregelles Price, ironmaster (died 1854)
- 25 May – John Frost, Chartist leader (died 1877)
- 16 December - Mary Jones, purchaser of an early Welsh-language Bible (died 1864)
- date unknown
- 8 February – Christopher Bassett, Methodist exhorter, 30 (tuberculosis)
- March – John Evans, Methodist exhorter, 47?
- 5 April – David Williams, minister and schoolmaster, 74?
- December – John Richard, Calvinistic Methodist exhorter and hymn-writer, age unknown
- date unknown
- Edward Breese (1873). Kalendars of Gwynedd; or, Chronological lists of lords-lieutenant [&c.] ... for the counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, and Merioneth. p. 24.
- J.C. Sainty (1979). List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660-1974. London: Swift Printers (Sales) Ltd.
- Nicholas, Thomas (1991). Annals and antiquities of the counties and county families of Wales. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co. p. 695. ISBN 9780806313146.
- Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru. University of Wales Press. 1992. p. 169.
- Edwin Poole (1886). The Illustrated History and Biography of Brecknockshire from the Earliest Times to the Present Day: Containing the General History, Antiquities, Sepulchral Monuments and Inscriptions. Edwin Poole. p. 378.
- Edward Breese (1873). Kalendars of Gwynedd; or, Chronological lists of lords-lieutenant [&c.] ... for the counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, and Merioneth. p. 26.
- Nicholas, Thomas (1991). Annals and antiquities of the counties and county families of Wales. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co. p. 612. ISBN 9780806313146.
- Edward Breese (1873). Kalendars of Gwynedd; or, Chronological lists of lords-lieutenant [&c.] ... for the counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, and Merioneth. p. 29.
- Jonathan Williams (1859). The History of Radnorshire. R. Mason. p. 115.
- Thomas Duffus Hardy (1854). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae: Or A Calendar of the Principal Ecclesiastical Dignitaries in England and Wales... University Press. p. 305.
- The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal Enlarged. Porter. 1780. p. 95.
- John Henry James (1898). A History and Survey of the Cathedral Church of SS. Peter, Paul, Dubritius, Teilo, and Oudoceus, Llandaff. Western Mail. p. 16.
- The Apostolical Succession in the Church of England. James Parkes and Company. 1866. p. 15.
- Guides and Handbooks. Royal Historical Society (Great Britain). 1939. p. 163.
- Joseph Timothy Haydn; Robert Beatson (1851). Beatson's Political index modernised. The book of dignities; containing rolls of the official personages of the British empire, together with the sovereigns of Europe, the peerage of England and of Great Britain; and numerous other lists. pp. 244–.
- Paul Frame (12 April 2018). "Clive, Henrietta Antonia (1758-1830), traveller and scientific collector". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
- Marianna D’Ezio (8 January 2010). Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi: A Taste for Eccentricity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-1-4438-1891-9.
- "No. 12562". The London Gazette. 20 July 1784. p. 1.
- Herbert, Trevor (September 2009). "Jones, Edward [Bardd y Brenin] (1752–1824)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- Thomas Mardy Rees (1925). A History of the Quakers in Wales and Their Emigration to North America. W. Spurrell and son.
- The Australian Encyclopaedia. Grolier Society of Australia. 1977. ISBN 978-0-9596604-0-1.
- Cardiff (Wales). Records Committee (1905). Cardiff records, being materials for a history of the County Borough from the earliest times. Western Mail Ltd.
- Stewart Williams (1968). Stewart Williams' Glamorgan Historian. D. Brown. p. 187.
- "Owen, David". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales.
- Roberts, Gomer Morgan. "BASSETT, CHRISTOPHER (1753–1784), Methodist cleric". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
- Gomer Morgan Roberts. "EVANS, JOHN (1737? - 1784), Methodist exhorter". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Gomer Morgan Roberts. "RICHARD, JOHN (fl. 1743-1784), Calvinistic Methodist exhorter, and hymn-writer". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "Hanbury family". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales.