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Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg] (1751–1798), naval surgeon and poet, was born on 15 October 1751 at Nantglyn, Denbighshire, the second son of William Samuel (1713–1765), vicar of the parish, and his wife, Margaret (1708?–1780). He was the grandson of ...

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Smith, Eaglesfield (c. 1770–1838), poet and surgeon, was the second of five children of Eaglesfield Smith (c.1730–1806) and his wife, Anna Galliard. His father was a Scottish landowner with his principal residence at Langshaw House, in Dumfriesshire. His mother was an English heiress descended from the ancient ...