Thomas Williams

about 1777–
Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorgan, Wales

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Williams was born about 1777, his father, Morgan Williams, was 32 and his mother, Martha Reese, was 32. He married Sarah Jane Thomas on 17 April 1803.

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Thomas Williams
1777–
Sarah Jane Thomas
1781–
Marriage: 17 April 1803

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1803
of Merthyr Tydvil, Glam., Wales

Parents and Siblings

    Morgan Williams

    Male1745–Male

    Martha Reese

    Female1745–Female

siblings

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World Events (6)

1815

Age 38

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 54

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 62

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

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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