Griffith Williams

about 1808–
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Griffith

Griffith Williams was born about 1808, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Mary Morse about November 1861, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Griffith Williams
Mary Morse
Marriage: about November 1861

Spouse and Children

about November 1861
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

World Events (8)


Age 7

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 23

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 31

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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Sources (3)

  • Griffith Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Griffith Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Griffith Williams - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Griffith Williams

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