Elizabeth Palmer

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Palmer was born in 1820, in Carleton St Peter, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Palmer, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Page, was 48. She married Daniel Jones on 19 February 1853, in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 9 September 1861, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 41, and was buried in Wales, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Daniel Jones
Elizabeth Palmer
Marriage: 19 February 1853
Susanna Jones
Susanna Jones
Sarah Ann Jones
Mary Jane Jones

Sources (15)

  • Elizabeth Palmer in household of Edward Palmer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Palmer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Palmer in entry for Sarah Ann Jones Moore, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

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.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.

Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.

Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

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

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Jones - History of Holden, Utah

Jones Daniel Jones was born in Wales about 1828. He married Elizabeth Palmer, who bore him four children and then died in 1861. He then married widow Ann Evans Matthais, who already had a family of f …

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