Selina Williams

Blagdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Selina

When Selina Williams was born in 1835, in Blagdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Gwilliam, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 27. She married John Stevens on 30 November 1863, in Bedminster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Stevens
Selina Williams
Marriage: 30 November 1863
Francis Charles Stevens
George Stevens
Mary Jane Stevens

Spouse and Children

30 November 1863
Bedminster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 4

The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

Age 8

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 32

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

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Celina Williams in household of Charles Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Selina Stevens in household of John Stevens, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Selina Williams in household of Charles Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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