Thomas Williams

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Williams was born in 1760, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, his father, Morgan William, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth John, was 27. He married Eleanor Thomas on 21 May 1781, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Thomas? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas Williams
about 1760–
Eleanor Thomas
1762–
Marriage: 21 May 1781
Peggy Williams
1782–
Mary Margarete Williams
1790–1851
Elizabeth Williams
1786–
William Wiiliams
1797–
Eleanor Williams
1799–

Sources (11)

  • Thomas Williams, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Thomas Williams in entry for Eleanor Williams, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Thomas Williams, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

World Events (4)

1815

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

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.