Mary Elizabeth Jones

Trostrey, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Jones was born in 1784, in Trostrey, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom as the daughter of Thomas Jones and Elizabeth Reece. She married Thomas Reece in 1829, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Thomas Reece
Mary Elizabeth Jones
Marriage: 1829
Mary Elizabeth

Spouse and Children

Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


    Mary Elizabeth


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Reece




World Events (6)


Age 31

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 47

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.
1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed

Age 66

Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Elizabeth Jones, "Wales, Monmouthshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • Mary Elizabeth Jones in entry for Thomas Reece, "Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900"

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