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W. J. Harrison

revised by Eric L. Mills

Jeffreys, John Gwyn (1809–1885), lawyer and conchologist, was born at Swansea on 18 January 1809, the eldest of four children of John Jeffreys (d. 1815), solicitor, and Martha Tringham. He was educated at Swansea grammar school, from whose master, Evan Griffiths, he received his first lessons in shell collecting. At seventeen he was articled to a local solicitor. After many successful years in his profession at ...