John Thomas

about 1741–
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Thomas was born about 1741, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thomas, was 24 and his mother, Ann John, was 21. He married Jane William on 13 May 1765, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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John Thomas
1741–
Jane William
1744–
Marriage: 13 May 1765
Mary Thomas
1781–
Anne Thomas
1782–

Spouse and Children

    Male1741–Male

    Jane William

    Female1744–Female

MARRIAGE
13 May 1765
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
children

(2)

    Mary Thomas

    Female1781–Female

    Anne Thomas

    Female1782–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1815

Age 74

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 90

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 98

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.

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Sources (1)

  • John Thomas, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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