John Jones

Male29 November 1819–

Brief Life History of John

When John Jones was born on 29 November 1819, in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales, his father, William Jones, was 33 and his mother, Lucy Grier, was 22.

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Family Time Line

William Jones
1787–1863
Lucy Grier
1797–1866
John Jones
1819–
James Jones
1821–
Anne Jones
1823–
Sarah Jones
1826–
David Jones
1828–
Margaret Jones
1830–
Margaret Jones
1831–
Mary Jones
1834–
Mary Jones
1835–
Mary Jones
1836–
Lydia Jones
1838–
Susannah Jones
1840–

Sources (1)

  • John Jones, "Wales, Carmarthenshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

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World Events (8)

1823

Age 4

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 12

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.

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed

Age 31

Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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