Martha Llewellyn

17 February 1741–5 May 1795 (Age 54)
Margam, Glamorgan, Wales

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Llewellyn was born on 17 February 1741, in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales, her father, Thomas Llewellyn, was 22 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Edwards, was 19. She married John Lewis on 21 October 1763, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 May 1795, in her hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis
1737–
Martha Llewellyn
1741–1795
Marriage: 21 October 1763
William Lewis
1764–1765
Elizabeth Lewis
1777–
Amelia Lewis
1765–
Anne Lewis
1766–
William Lewis
1769–
Edward Lewis
1771–
Jane Lewis
1777–1860
William Lewis
1792–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1763Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Llywelyn, derived from British Celtic Lugubelinos, itself from the divine name Lugus + an uncertain second element often used alone as a name. Through association with llew ‘lion’, it was altered to Llewelyn. This was the name of two princes of north Wales who held the Normans at bay for many years in the 13th century. Etymologically speaking, the form with a fourth -l- is an error, not found as an original Welsh name, but this is now much the most common spelling in the US.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Lewelling
    Lewellen
    Lewallen
    Louallen
    Luellen
    Welling
    Luallen
    Lewellyn
    Llewelyn

    Sources (1)

    • Martha in entry for William Lewis, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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