Richard Roberts

19 February 1738–
Dolwyddelan, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Roberts was born on 19 February 1738, in Dolwyddelan, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Price, was 28 and his mother, Elinor Williams, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Robert Price
1710–
Elinor Williams
1710–
Richard Roberts
1738–
Daniel Roberts
1740–
Catherine Roberts
1742–
William Roberts
1743–
Robert Roberts
1745–
Griffith Roberts
1748–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1815

Age 77

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 85

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 93

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Roberts - Church record: birth-name: Richard Roberts

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