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  • * The History of Parliament *

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    HALL, Benjamin (1778-1817), of Hensol Castle, Glam.

    v.p. 31 July 1817, the constituency raised a memorial to him. He was the first industrialist to win a seat for a Welsh county. Known as ‘Slender Ben’, from his delicate frame, he was father of ‘Big Ben’, Lord Llanover.

    HALL, Benjamin (1802-1867), of Abercarn and Llanofer Court, Mon.

    the bardic name "Gwenynen Gwent", embarked on the passionate promotion of Welsh culture, language, and traditions for which, as Lady Llanover, she became renowned.[footnote] In January 1828 she inherited Llanofer, where Hall engaged Thomas Hopper to build a new mansion.[footnote]

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