Elizabeth Bowen

1832–1905 (Age 73)
St Issells, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bowen was born in 1832, in St Issells, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Bowen, was 22 and her mother, Margaret Lloyd, was 24. She married Richard Phelps in October 1857, in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881 and Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1905, in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Richard Phelps
Elizabeth Bowen
Marriage: October 1857
Mary Jane Phelps
Lydia Rebecca Phelps
John Phelps
Elizabeth Ann Phelps
William Phelps
Richard Phelps
Joseph Phelps
Mary Elizabeth Phelps
Llewelyn Phelps

Spouse and Children

    Richard Phelps



October 1857
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom



    Lydia Rebecca Phelps



    Elizabeth Ann Phelps



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 7

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.

Age 11

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

Age 35

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

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bowen in household of John Bowen, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizath Phelps in household of Richard Phelps, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Elizabeth Phelps in household of Rd Phelps, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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