William Eynon

Brief Life History of William

When William Eynon was born on 4 January 1826, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Einon, was 23 and his mother, Catharine Evan, was 27. He married Catherine Rees on 24 December 1853, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Reynoldston, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Garth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871.

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William Eynon
Catherine Rees
Marriage: 24 December 1853
Thomas Eynon
William Eynon
Catherine Eynon
Margaret E Eynon
Elizabeth Ann Eynon
Isaac Thomas Eynon
Mary Letitia Eynon

Sources (14)

  • William Eynon in household of Thomas Eynon, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Wm. Einon, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • William Eynon, "Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922"

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World Events (8)


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

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.

1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from Enniaun, an old Welsh personal name ultimately derived from Late Latin Annianus, but also associated with Welsh einion ‘anvil’, taken as implying stability and fortitude. See also Beynon and compare Onion .

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

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