John Williams

Male1781–

Brief Life History of John

John Williams was born in 1781, in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Catherine Williams about 1806, in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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John Williams
1781–
Catherine Williams
1785–
Marriage: about 1806
Mary Williams
1808–1861

Sources (1)

  • John Williams in entry for Mary Williams, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1806Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    World Events (6)

    1815

    Age 34

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 50

    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

    1843

    Age 62

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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