Daniel Hopkin came from a humble family in Llantwit Major where his father had been a farm labourer but died in 1893 when Daniel was seven. Daniel was encouraged in the elementary school and later went to Carmarthen College, then to Cambridge to read law. He became a Labour MP for Carmarthen, then in 1941 he became a Metropolitan Magistrate, eventually presiding at Marlborough Street Court. He died in 1951.[See Vol.1]