Sir Robert Vaughan, J.P., D.L., K.B.E.



Robert Vaughan Obituary from the Prestwood Parish Magazine, 1941.
Robert Vaughan Obituary from the Prestwood Parish Magazine, 1941.

It was with deep regret that we learned of the sudden death of Sir Robert Vaughan. Although Sir Robert spent a good portion of his time at his home in Wales he was well known in our parish and had many old friends both in Prestwood and Great Kingshill.

The departure from this life of those who have the wide sphere of interests and activities of a man like Sir Robert Vaughan are always sadly missed. Their places are hard to fill. A Welshman, with all those outstanding characteristics of Welsh tenacity, love of justice, and a strong religious faith, Sir Robert will long be remembered for his kind consideration for others and his zeal for those principles and traditions which have made his race so famous. We extend to Lady Vaughan our deepest sympathy in her sad bereavement.


APRIL 4th 1941 – Warm Tributes



Robert Vaughan Obituary from the Merioneth Quarter Sessions 1941.
Robert Vaughan Obituary from the Merioneth Quarter Sessions 1941.

At Merioneth Quarter Sessions held at the County Hall, Bala, on Tuesday, Sir Henry B. Robertson, Llandderfel, presided, and there attended. Robert Richard Jones, Esq., Tremeirion, Talsarnau (High Sheriff); T.R. Jones, Esq. (Under Sheriff); H.J. Owen, Esq. (Clerk of the Peace); with Mr. Richard Jones (Chief Constable).

The Chairman referred to the death of four magistrates. He said they all knew Sir Robert Vaughan, K.B.E. “He was my greatest friend,” Sir Henry added, “and always tried to do good to everyone. If anyone was in trouble, he would do anything to help. He was a most charming man, wrapped up in Merionethshire, which he served faithfully and well. He had been one of the first members of the Merioneth County Council and chairman, as well as a member of almost every committee, Death robs us of the individual, but not of his good life.”

Captain A.W. Allaway, Llanbedr, had been most respected and liked in his district, and had served many years on the Barmouth bench most faithfully until his health broke down. Mr. Ellis Wilkin had left the district for Chirk, but had sat at Corwen until his health broke down. Mrs. Mary Morgan, Barmouth, sat for many years on the County Council and took an active part in. the debates. She also had served on the old Guardians Committee and did very able work.

The Court passed a vote of sympathy with the families.