John Davies

about 1777–
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Davies was born about 1777, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Davies, was 29 and his mother, Jane Thomas, was 21. He married Ann Edwards on 2 July 1803. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

John Davies
1777–
Ann Edwards
1780–
Marriage: 2 July 1803
William Davies
1802–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1803
children

(1)

    William Davies

    Male1802–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1748–Male

    Jane Thomas

    Female1756–Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1777–Male

    Daniel Davies

    Male1778–Male

    Male1779–Male

    Mary Davies

    Female1786–1856Female

World Events (6)

1815

Age 38

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 54

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 62

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 and English: patronymic from the personal name Davy (Welsh Dafydd, Dewi), a pet form of David .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Davies, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
  • John Davies, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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