John David

about 1746–
Llansamlet, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John David was born about 1746, in Llansamlet, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John David, was 27 and his mother, Esther Halkin, was 25. He married Catherine Williams on 14 November 1771, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John David
1746–
Catherine Williams
1751–
Marriage: 14 November 1771
Margaret David
1774–
Susanna David
1775–
Alice David
1776–
Mary David
1778–
Margaret David
1780–
John David
1781–
Catherine David
1782–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1771
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
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siblings

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World Events (4)

1815

Age 69

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 85

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 93

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

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak (Dávid), and Slovenian: from the Hebrew personal name David ‘beloved’, which has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name, the greatest of the early kings of Israel. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name in various parts of Europe, notably Britain, among Christians in the Middle Ages. The popularity of this as a personal name was increased in Britain, firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales (about whom very little is known: he was probably a 6th-century monk and bishop) and secondly because it was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53 , and David II, 1329–71 ). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by St. Gleb (died 1015 ), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal.

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

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