Lewis Thomas

about 1773–
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Thomas was born about 1773, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Morgan Thomas, was 34 and his mother, Unk, was 35. He married Gwenllian Davies on 21 July 1799, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Thomas
1773–
Gwenllian Davies
1773–1832
Marriage: 21 July 1799
Elizabeth Thomas
1800–

Spouse and Children

    Male1773–Male

    Gwenllian Davies

    Female1773–1832Female

MARRIAGE
21 July 1799
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Elizabeth Thomas

    Female1800–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1815

Age 42

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 58

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 66

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

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Lewis Morgan, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • Lewis Thomas, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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