Watkin William

about 1758–
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Watkin

When Watkin William was born about 1758, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David William, was 41 and his mother, Mary Evans, was 37. He married Jemima Thomas on 4 April 1783, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Watkin William
1758–
Jemima Thomas
1762–
Marriage: 4 April 1783

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 April 1783
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Jane William

    Female1744–Female

    Mary William

    Female1744–Female

    Thomas William

    Male1745–Male

    Female1753–Female

    Male1758–Male

World Events (5)

1815

Age 57

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 65

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 73

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

German: From the Old German name Wilhelm or Willihelm, which comes from "weil-helm," protector of rest, defender of tranquility, or from "vil-helm," strong protector. Nicknames are Will, Willy, Bill, Billy. Mailliw, which is found as a female name, is said to be William spelled backwards. Gwilym, Gwyllim, Gwyllym are Welsh forms of the name. Uilleam is the Gaelic form of William. Gulielma is a female name derived from Gulielmus, the Latin form of William. Elma is a female name abbreviated from Gulielma, a feminine formed from Gulielmus, from the root of William. Wilhelmina is a female name derived from the German name Wilhelmine, from Wilhelm, from which comes William. Mina is a female name abbreviated from Wilhelmina, or from the English form Williamina. Minella is a diminutive of Mina. Williamina is a female name corrupted from the name Wilhelmina, or formed from William. Wilmett is a diminutive formed from William. Willmet, Willement, Wilmont, Wilmot, and Wilmenta are female names derived from Wilmet. Uilemhin and Utlemhin are Gaelic forms of Wilhelmina.

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