John Giles

3 October 1779–
Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Giles was christened on 3 October 1779, in Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Giles Giles, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Jones, was 28.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Giles Giles
1745–
Margaret Jones
1751–
John Giles
1779–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (3)

1815

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

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

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

Some people derive this name from Aegidius, from a Greek word meaening a goatskin. Others translate the word as a kid, or a young goat. The name Giles may often be derived from Julius.

Sources (1)

  • John Giles, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.