George Hayes

about 1808–1926 (Age 118)
Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Hayes was born about 1808, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom as the son of George Hayes and Alice. He married Jane Epster on 2 March 1833, in Stackpole Elidor, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1926, at the age of 118.

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Family Time Line

George Hayes
Jane Epster
Marriage: 2 March 1833
Thomas Hayes
William Hayes
George Hayes
John Hayes
Benjamin Hays
Benjamin Hayes

Spouse and Children

2 March 1833
Stackpole Elidor, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom


    Thomas Hayes



    George Hayes


    John Hayes


    Benjamin Hays


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Hayes






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

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Hayes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Hayes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George in entry for George Hays, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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