Watkin William

Maleabout 1758–

Brief Life History of Watkin

When Watkin William was born about 1758, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David William, was 43 and his mother, Mary Evans, was 38. He married Jemima Thomas on 4 April 1783, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Watkin? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Watkin William
Jemima Thomas
Marriage: 4 April 1783

Sources (0)


    There are no historical documents attached to Watkin.

    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1783Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (5)


    Age 57

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


    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

    English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name William, Willam, Willem, an Old Picard and Norman French form of ancient Germanic Willihelm, composed of the elements wil- ‘will, desire’ + helm- ‘helmet, protection’. This Norman personal name became widely used in England, Scotland and Wales after the Conquest, mainly no doubt in honor of the Conqueror himself. By the 13th century it had already become the most popular personal name in England. A Parisian form of the name Guillaume was also sometimes used (see Gillam ), which in medieval Wales was adopted as Gwilym (see Gwilliam ).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of French Guillaume .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.