Pictured: Theophilus Redwood (9 April 1806 – 5 March 1892) was a Welsh pharmacist who was one of the founding members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. He was born in Boverton.
This was a Quaker family. In 1806 the land they owned in Boverton was given by Thomas Redwood for building a chapel known as Bethesda’r Fro. His son Charles wrote books on local folklore and entertained the writer Thomas Carlyle at Orchard House, Boverton ,where he lived until 1855.His daughter, Margaret, married Charles Vachell, Mayor of Cardiff. The Vachell family had taken his other son, Theophilus, as an apprentice chemist and he became Professor of Chemistry at the School of the Pharmaceutical Society, London, in 1842, and first President of the Society of Public Analysts. He inherited Orchard House and died there in 1892. His son ,Thomas, was knighted for his work on explosives. [See Vol. 3]