Thomas David

20 July 1838–June 1852 (Age 13)
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas David was born on 20 July 1838, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Davies, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Bassett, was 21. He died in June 1852, at the age of 13.

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Family Time Line

William Davies
1811–
Elizabeth Bassett
1817–
John Davies
1836–
Thomas David
1838–1852
Daniel Davies
1839–
Elizabeth Davies
1841–
Sarah Davies
1843–
William Davies
1845–
David Davies
1847–
Jane Davies
1849–
Mary Davies
1852–1934

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World Events (3)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
Age 1
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.
1843
Age 5
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 12
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

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Breton, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian, and Slovenian; Hungarian (Dávid), Slovak (mainly Dávid): from the Hebrew personal name David (in Hungarian and Slovak spelled Dávid), interpreted as ‘beloved’. The name has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name among Christians in the Middle Ages in various parts of Europe. In Britain, the popularity of this as a personal name was increased for two reasons. Firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales who was abbot-bishop in the 6th century at what became known as Saint David's in Pembrokeshire. There are numerous dedications and placenames honouring the saint in south Wales, and it is no coincidence that the modern surname is heavily concentrated there, especially in Glamorgan. Secondly, the name was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53, and David II, 1329–71). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by Saint Gleb (died 1015), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from some other languages, especially Assyrian/Chaldean Dawid and Arabic Daud (with variants, such as Daoud and Dawood ).History: Guillaume David from France married Marie Armand in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1656. — This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Thomas Davies in household of William Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas David in household of William David, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas David, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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