Joan Morgan

16 July 1747–
Llansamlet, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joan

When Joan Morgan was born on 16 July 1747, in Llansamlet, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, David Morgan, was 29 and her mother, Jane William, was 22. She married Thomas Thomas on 16 July 1768. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Thomas
1741–
Joan Morgan
1747–
Marriage: 16 July 1768
Elizabeth Thomas
1768–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1768
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1815
    Age 68
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 84
    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 92
    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

    1 Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology.2 Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin ( see Merrigan ).3 Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Merrigan
    Morgans

    Sources (2)

    • Joan Morgan, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
    • Joan Morgan, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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