John Davies

1834–
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Davies was born in 1834, in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Davies, was 28 and his mother, Esther Thomas, was 32.

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Family Time Line

John Davies
1806–
Esther Thomas
1802–
Elizabeth Thomas Davies
1830–
John Davies
1834–
Stephen Davies
1836–
William Davies
1836–
Anne Davies
1839–
Thomas Davies
1841–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 5

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.
1843

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 33

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

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 (3)

  • John Davies in household of John Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Census record 1841.
  • John Davies, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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