Thomas Williams

Male4 March 1806–24 December 1881

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Williams was born on 4 March 1806, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Williams, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 32. He married Mary Ann Pryor on 28 September 1829, in Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. In 1833, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as coach painter in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 24 December 1881, at the age of 75.

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Thomas Williams
Mary Ann Pryor
Marriage: 28 September 1829
Eliza Williams
Marianne Williams
Harriet Williams
May Kedzlie Williams
Thomas Pryer Williams
Emma P Williams
William Henry Williams
Richard Charles Williams

Sources (12)

  • Thomas Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Williams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Williams, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1829Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 2

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 9

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


    Age 24

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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