Elizabeth

about 1740–
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth was born about 1740, in Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with William Williams.

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Family Time Line

William Williams
1740–
Elizabeth
1740–
William Williams
1763–
Thomas Williams
1768–
David Williams
1775–1856
Elizabeth Williams
1790–

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 61

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 75

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 93

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

The scriptural name is Eliyshebha, which St. Jerome translates as "oath of my God." Others translate it as "oath of God" or "to whom God is the oath," or "who swears by God," in other words, a worshipper of God. Nicknames are Lisa, Libby, Bess, Bet, Betty, Bessy, and Ib, as well as the Scottish Lizzie and Bessie. Ealasaid is a Gaelic form of Elizabeth. Tibbie, Lissie, Elsie, and Eliza are derived from Elizabeth. Elise is the French form of Eliza. Elspet, Elspeth, Elspit, and Elspith are Scottish forms of Elizabeth. Elspie is derived from Elspith.

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Sources (2)

  • Betty in entry for Elizabeth Williams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth - Church record: birth: about 1750; England, United Kingdom

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