John Peter

12 May 1793–15 June 1836 (Age 43)
Llandanwg, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Peter was born on 12 May 1793, in Llandanwg, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Hughes, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Morris, was 28. He married Margaret Owen on 2 November 1822, in Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 15 June 1836, in Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 43.

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John Peter
Margaret Owen
Marriage: 2 November 1822
Evan Peters
Evan Peters

Spouse and Children

2 November 1822
Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales



    Evan Peters


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World Events (4)


Age 22

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

Age 30

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 37

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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