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Thomas Assheton Smith (1776-1858) of Tedworth, an ardent yachtsman
' His life was almost entirely devoted to sport.'
1827 Married Matilda, second daughter of William Webber of Binfield Lodge, Berkshire, but had no issue
1828 Resigned from the Royal Yacht Squadron because he was so keen to own a steam-powered yacht (something that was unacceptable to other members of the Squadron). Subsequently commission Robert Napier to build the yacht, which he followed with several others
Smith erected the Victoria Hotel at Llanberis, enlarged and improved Port Dinorwic, worked the Victoria slate quarries, and constructed the Padarn Railway.