Job Davies

Male21 January 1821–5 November 1887

Brief Life History of Job

When Job Davies was born on 21 January 1821, in Pentre-Gwenlais, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Davies, was 45 and his mother, Mary Harries, was 41. He married Anne Morris on 28 January 1848, in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 30 years. He died on 5 November 1887, in Pentre-Gwenlais, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 66, and was buried in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Job Davies
Anne Morris
Marriage: 28 January 1848
Mary Davies
Angharad Davies
Margaret Davies
Ellen G. Davies
Lettice Davies
Sarah David Williams
Lettice Davies
David Ivor Davies
Theophilus Davies
Betsie Davies
Augustus Davies
Anne Davies

Sources (15)

  • Job Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Job Davies in entry for Margaret Thomas, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Job Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1848Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 10

    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.

    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

    Age 18

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Anne Morris Davies

    Anne Morris was born April 9, 1823 in the village of Caledfwach, town of Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, South Wales. She was the fifth of six children born to David Morris and Mary Morgan (or Evans). Bo …

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