Gwendelin Watkins

1836–1861 (Age 25)
Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Gwendelin

When Gwendelin Watkins was born in 1836, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Watkin Watkins, was 36 and her mother, Mary Margaret Rees, was 33. She died in 1861, in her hometown, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Watkin Watkins
1800–
Mary Margaret Rees
1803–1861
Richard Watkins
1830–
Margaret Watkins
1831–1851
Thomas Watkin
1832–
John Watkins
1834–
David Watkins
1834–
Gwendelin Watkins
1836–1861
Catherine Watkins
1839–1851
William Watkins
1841–
Elizabeth Watkins
1842–
Ann Watkins
1845–
Catherine Watkins
1846–
Martha Watkins
1851–
Emma Frances Watkins
1882–1972

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World Events (3)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 3

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.
1843

Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed

Age 14

Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

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