David Davies (physician)

Sir David Davies (1792 - 1865) was a Welsh physician and physician to King William IV and Queen Adelaide.

Sir David Davies (1792-1865)

The son of Robert and Eleanor Davies of Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, he was christened at Llanddewi Brefi church, 5 September 1792. [1]

Entering the medical profession whilst still quite a young man, he moved to London, and worked as an assistant to one of the physicians to Queen Adelaide. He was later appointed physician to King William IV and Adelaide.[2]

He was made a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1815, and was granted a Lambeth degree in Medicine in 1836.[3]

Davies was knighted in 1837, shortly after Queen Victoria had ascended the throne.[4]

He died in Lucca, Italy in 1865, and was buried in Biarritz, France.[1] His sons were William (a first-class cricketer) and Robert (a colonial official in British India).[5]


  1. ^ a b Davies, William Llewelyn. "David Davies". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ Jones, F. (1938). "Two Illustrious Sons of Cardiganshire". Welsh Journals - The National Library of Wales. Transactions and archaeological record, Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, Vol. 13. pp. 74–76. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  3. ^ Whitfield, A. G. W. (January 1986). "The Gentle Queen". Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London. 20 (1): 63–66. ISSN 0035-8819. PMC 5371124. PMID 30667827.
  4. ^ Dod, Robert Phipps (1846). The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for ...: Including All the Titled Classes. Whittaker. p. 112.
  5. ^ Parish, W. D. (1879). List of Carthusians, 1800 to 1879. Farncombe & Co. p. 64.