David Williams


Brief Life History of David

When David Williams was born in 1838, in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Williams, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Eaton, was 31. He had at least 1 daughter with Mary. He lived in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales in 1861.

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David Williams
Elizabeth Williams

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  • David Williams in household of William Jones, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • David Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • David William in household of David William, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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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.


Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


Age 46

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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