Rachel David

1836–1881 (Age 44)
Llangiwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachel

Rachel David was born in April 1836 as the daughter of Jn. Evan David and Ann. She married Calab Jones on 23 November 1856. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 28 January 1881, in Ystalyfera, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 44.

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Calab Jones
Rachel David
Marriage: 23 November 1856
Mary Jones
Ann Jones
John Caleb Jones
Catherine Jones
George Jones
Hannah Jones
Miriam Jones

Spouse and Children

23 November 1856
Parish Church, Llanguick, Glamorganshire, Wales


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Parents and Siblings

    Jn. Evan David






World Events (4)

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

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak (Dávid), and Slovenian: from the Hebrew personal name David ‘beloved’, which has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name, the greatest of the early kings of Israel. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name in various parts of Europe, notably Britain, among Christians in the Middle Ages. The popularity of this as a personal name was increased in Britain, firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales (about whom very little is known: he was probably a 6th-century monk and bishop) and secondly because it was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53 , and David II, 1329–71 ). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by St. Gleb (died 1015 ), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal.

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

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  • Rachel David, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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