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
Frances Grier
Marriage: 18 December 1815
Ann Grier Stephens
Margaret Stephen
James Stephens
William Stephens
Lydia Stephens
Margaret Stephens
David Stephens
David Stephens
John Stephens
James Stephens
Lydia Stephens
William Stephen

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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    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (5)


    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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