English School 18th, Century
Portrait of the Rev John Potter Conway of Lower Soughton (1756-1836)
Rev John Potter Conway of Lower Soughton
pencil and watercolour
25 x 22 cm. (10 x 9in.)


The Conway family, of Soughton Hall and Lower Soughton, Northop, Flintshire, were descended from the Conwy family of Bodrhyddan, Flintshire. John Conway of Soughton died in 1680. He was succeeded eventually by a daughter, Elizabeth, who married the Rev. Benjamin Conway, of Efenechtyd, Denbighshire, Warden of Ruthin and Vicar of Northop, Flintshire. Their only daughter married the Rev. John Potter (subsequently Conway Potter) of Badgworth (fl. 1784-1821). He later remarried, to Mary Elizabeth Lloyd of Soughton, daughter of Howel Lloyd of Hafodunos, Llangernyw, Denbighshire. His grandson was the Rev. Benjamin Conway Conway of Lower Soughton and Efenechdyd (fl. 1837-1845). The family had interest in Podimore, Somerset.