John Griffiths Shone

Male10 May 1827–1855

Brief Life History of John Griffiths

When John Griffiths Shone was born on 10 May 1827, in Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, James Shone, was 24 and his mother, Mary Griffith, was 29. He lived in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841. He died in 1855, in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales, at the age of 28.

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James Shone
Mary Griffith
John Shone
John Griffiths Shone
Martha Shone
Joseph Griffiths Shone
Joseph Shone
Robert Shone

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    Age 3

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 4

    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 12

    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 (Flintshire) and English (Lancashire and Cheshire): variant of Shown .

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