William Price

1797–Male
Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Price was born in 1797, in Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Price, was 32 and his mother, Mrs Price, was 32.

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Thomas Price
1765–
Mrs Price
1765–
Phoebe Price
1787–1829
Margaret Price
1793–1858
Gwen Price
1791–
Mary Price
1795–
William Price
1797–

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World Events (3)

1815

Age 18

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 26

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ ( see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson .2 English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320 ), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices.3 Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis .

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

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