Edward Giles

12 January 1818–May 1842 (Age 24)
Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Giles was born on 12 January 1818, in Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Edward Giles, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Rowland, was 36. He died in May 1842, in Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 24.

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Thomas Edward Giles
Catherine Rowland
Jane Giles
Jane Giles
Edward Giles
Thomas Giles
Thomas Giles
Susan Giles
Catherine Giles
John Giles
John Giles

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World Events (4)


Age 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 12

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 13

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.

Name Meaning

Some people derive this name from Aegidius, from a Greek word meaening a goatskin. Others translate the word as a kid, or a young goat. The name Giles may often be derived from Julius.

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  • Edward Giles, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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