Edward Williams

Male1796–

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Williams was born in 1796, in Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Thomas Williams, was 17 and his mother, Anne Owen, was 16.

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William Thomas Williams
1780–
Anne Owen
1781–1872
John Williams
1793–1865
Edward Williams
1796–
Elizabeth Williams
1798–
Anne Williams
1800–
Benjamin Williams
1802–
Sarah Williams
1804–
Margaret Williams
1806–

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    World Events (3)

    1815

    Age 19

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1823

    Age 27

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 35

    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

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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