Ann Rivers

1774–Female
Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

Ann Rivers was born in 1774, in Wales, United Kingdom. She married John Lewington in 1801, in Llanarth, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Lewington
1770–1834
Ann Rivers
1774–
Marriage: 1801
Ann Lewington
1802–1848
David Lewis
1802–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1801
Llanarth, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom
children

(2)

World Events (6)

1815

Age 41

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 57

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.
1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 65

The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense.2 Common Americanized form of French Larivière .

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

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  • Ann in entry for Ann Lewington, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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