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WILDING, Charles Arthur (1868 - 1953), JP Montgomeryshire, 1908

DUGDALE, William Marshall (1881 - 1952), DL, JP Montgomeryshire

Davies, David (1880 - 1944), landed proprietor; JP Montgomeryshire

DAVIES, Glyn (born 1944), MP (C) Montgomeryshire, since 2010

HUMPHREYS-OWEN, Arthur Charles (1836 - 1905), DL, JP; MP (L) Montgomeryshire from 1894; chairman of Montgomeryshire CC; Chairman of Cambrian Railways Co. from 1900

HAMER, George (Frederick) (1885 - 1965), Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire and Custos Rotulorum, 1950–60

GEORGE, Russell Ian (born 1974), Member (C) Montgomeryshire, National Assembly for Wales, since 2011

CORBETT-WINDER, William John (1875 - 1950), JP; Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire since 1944

LEWIS, William Henry (1866 - 1948), High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire, 1935–36

BEAUMONT, Ralph Edward Blackett (1901 - 1977), JP; Vice-Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire, 1962–74

BONSALL, Hugh Edward (1863 - 1928), JP, Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire; retired Major, late Cardigan Artillery

GILL, Robert Carey Chapple (1875 - 1960), High Sheriff, Montgomeryshire, 1924; senior partner, R. & C. Gill, Liverpool; Member of Liverpool and New York Cotton Exchanges

WILLIAMS-WYNN, Herbert Lloyd Watkin (1860 - 1944), Lord-Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire, since 1891; Director of the Great Western Railway

CORBETT-WINDER, John Lyon (1911 - 1990), JP; Lord-Lieutenant of Powys, 1974–86 (of Montgomeryshire, 1960–74)

BATES, Michael (born 1947), Member for Montgomeryshire, National Assembly for Wales, 1999–2011 (Lib Dem 1999–2010, Ind 2010–11)


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(Sir Drefaldwyn) Border county of mid‐Wales. It was created at the Act of Union with England in 1536 and was coincident with the Welsh kingdom of southern Powys. The English name comes from the French home of the early conqueror, Roger de Montgomery.

There was an early woollen industry in the towns of the Severn valley, and its demise, together with the closure of lead‐mines and greater capitalization of agriculture, led to extensive depopulation. In response, Newtown was developed from 1967 and has a range of light industry. In 1974 Montgomeryshire became a district in the county of Powys and was incorporated in the unitary authority of Powys in 1996.

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