Frances Grier

Female9 April 1795–10 March 1866

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Grier was born on 9 April 1795, in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, George Grier, was 9 and her mother, Clarissa Rowden, was 27. She married John Stephens Sr on 18 December 1815, in Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 March 1866, in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 70, and was buried in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Stephens Sr
1786–1870
Frances Grier
1795–1866
Marriage: 18 December 1815
Ann Grier Stephens
1814–
Margaret Stephen
1814–1885
James Stephens
1818–
William Stephens
1820–
Lydia Stephens
1822–1824
Margaret Stephens
1824–
David Stephens
1816–1818
David Stephens
1823–1900
John Stephens
1826–1895
James Stephens
1828–
Lydia Stephens
1830–1889
William Stephen
1833–

Sources (18)

  • Fany Stphen in household of John Stphen, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Frances Grier, "Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900"
  • Frances Grier, "Wales, Carmarthenshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1815Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1815

    Age 20

    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 36

    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 44

    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

    Scottish (Glasgow): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory ). This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, especially Donegal, Antrim, and Longford.

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

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