David Bowen

Brief Life History of David

When David Bowen was born on 2 January 1842, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Bowen, was 29 and his mother, Mary Morgan, was 26. He married Lettice Jones from October 1870 to December 1870, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hengoed, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871 and Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 30 years. He died in 1915, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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David Bowen
Lettice Jones
Marriage: from October 1870 to December 1870
David John Bowen
Elizabeth Bowen
Ann Bowen
Margaret Bowen
Lettice Bowen
Thomas Sidney Bowen

Sources (12)

  • David Bowen in household of John Bowen, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • David Bowen, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • David Bowen & Lettice Jones, 1870 marriage record, GRO, Llanelli Distr.

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1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed

Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).

Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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