David Arthur Saunders Davies

David Arthur Saunders Davies (9 June 1792 – 22 May 1857)[1][2] was a British Conservative politician, and barrister.[3]

David Arthur Saunders Davies
Member of Parliament
for Carmarthenshire
In office
27 December 1842 – 22 May 1857
Serving with David Jones (1852–1857)
George Rice-Trevor (18421852)
Preceded byGeorge Rice-Trevor
John Jones
Succeeded byDavid Jones
David Pugh
Personal details
Born9 June 1792
Died22 May 1857(1857-05-22) (aged 64)
United University Club, London
Political partyConservative
Elizabeth Maria Philipps
(m. 1829)

Saunders Davies was the son of David Davies, a physician, who married Susanna, daughter and heiress of Erasmus Saunders of Pentre. He was educated at Harrow and Oxford.[4] He married Elizabeth Maria, daughter of Colonel Owen Philipps, in 1829.[5] He was admitted to Christ Church, Oxford in 1810, aged 18, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1814 and a Master of Arts in 1817, before being admitted into Lincoln's Inn in 1818.[3]

Davies was elected MP for Carmarthenshire at a by-election in 1842—caused by the death of John Jones of Ystrad—and held the seat until his death in 1857.[2][3][6]

Also a chairman of the Cardiganshire quarter sessionsand a Justice of the Peace, Davies died at the United University gentlemen's club in London.[2][3]


  1. ^ Rayment, Leigh (30 December 2017). "The House of Commons: Constituencies beginning with "C"". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c Boase, Frederic (2018). Modern English Biography (Volume 1 of 4) A–H. LitRes. p. 1830. ISBN 9785041269647. Retrieved 29 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c d Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Davies, David, (Arthur Saunders)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  4. ^ "Lamented Death of David Arthur Saunders Davies, Esq. M.P." Welshman. 29 May 1857. p. 6. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Papers of the Saunders-Davies family of Pentre". Archives Wales. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 521–522. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire
With: David Jones (1852–1857)
George Rice-Trevor (18421852)
Succeeded by