Martha Llewellyn

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Llewellyn was born on 17 February 1741, in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales, her father, Thomas Llewellyn, was 23 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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John Lewis
Martha Llewellyn
Marriage: 21 October 1763
William Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis
Amelia Lewis
Anne Lewis
William Lewis
Edward Lewis
Jane Lewis
William Lewis

Sources (3)

  • Martha Llewellyn, 'Wales, Parish Deaths and Burials' on MyHeritage
  • Unknown in entry for Anne Davies Thomas, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Martha in entry for William Lewis, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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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.

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