Margaret Morris

1770–
Dinas, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Morris was born in 1770, in Dinas, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Morris, was 25 and her mother, Martha Bowen, was 21. She married Benjamin John on 3 June 1794.

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Benjamin John
1769–
Margaret Morris
1770–
Marriage: 3 June 1794

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 June 1794
Dinas,Pembroke,Wales

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World Events (6)

1815

Age 45

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

Age 53

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

Age 61

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

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus ( see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Margaret Morris, "Wales, Pembrokeshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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