When Elizabeth Jane Williams was born in 1836, in Calstock, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Williams, was 24 and her mother, Mary Nettle, was 21. She married Robert Ash in 1856, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tawstock, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died in 1889, in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 53, and was buried in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia.
English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.
History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.