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
1834–1906
Elizabeth Bowen
1832–1905
Marriage: October 1857
Mary Jane Phelps
1858–1886
Lydia Rebecca Phelps
1859–1931
John Phelps
1861–
Elizabeth Ann Phelps
1863–
William Phelps
1865–
Richard Phelps
1866–1918
Joseph Phelps
1872–
Mary Elizabeth Phelps
1875–1969
Llewelyn Phelps
1876–1951

Spouse and Children

    Richard Phelps

    Male1834–1906Male

    Female1832–1905Female

MARRIAGE
October 1857
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Female1858–1886Female

    Lydia Rebecca Phelps

    Female1859–1931Female

    Male1861–Male

    Elizabeth Ann Phelps

    Female1863–Female

    Male1865–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+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.
1843

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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