Gwendelin Watkins


Brief Life History of Gwendelin

When Gwendelin Watkins was born in 1836, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Watkin Watkins, was 37 and her mother, Mary Margaret Rees, was 33. She died in 1861, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 25.

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Watkin Watkins
Mary Margaret Rees
Richard Watkins
Margaret Watkins
Thomas Watkin
John Watkins
David Watkins
Gwendelin Watkins
Catherine Watkins
William Watkins
Elizabeth Watkins
Ann Watkins
Catherine Watkins
Martha Watkins

Sources (1)

  • Jane Watkins in household of Watkin Watkins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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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.


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 and Welsh: variant of Watkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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