Elizabeth Hughes

Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hughes was born in 1805, in Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Hugh Hughes, was 25 and her mother, Lowry Jones, was 23. She married Robert Charles Davies on 18 September 1835, in Llanferres, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Robert Charles Davies
Elizabeth Hughes
Marriage: 18 September 1835
Harriet Davies
Mary Davies
Mary Elizabeth Davies
Alice Davis

Spouse and Children

18 September 1835
Llanferres, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings




    Margaret Hughes


    Edward Hughes


    Robert Hughes


    Joseph Hughes


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

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 26

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 34

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 English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Davies in household of Charles Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Davis in household of Charles Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Hughs in entry for Hariett Donia James, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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