Catherine Vaughan


Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Vaughan was born in 1822, in Hay, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Vaughan, was 33 and her mother, Elinor Jenkins, was 33. She married William Delahay on 4 January 1842, in Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Llanfoist, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in 1880, in Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 58.

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William Delahay
Catherine Vaughan
Marriage: 4 January 1842
Mary Ann Vaughan

Sources (6)

  • Catherine Vaughn in household of John Vaughn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
  • Catharine Vaughan, "Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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  • Marriage
    4 January 1842Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 1

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 9

    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 17

    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

    Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

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

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