Richard Mathias

1814–1890 (Age 77)
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

Richard Mathias was born on 3 January 1814, in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Margaret Evans on 6 February 1844, in Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 December 1890, in Llanfabon, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Richard Mathias
Margaret Evans
Marriage: 6 February 1844
William Henery Mathias
Charles Mathias
Mary Ann Mathias
Charlotte Mathias
Elizabeth Mathias
Margaret Mathias
Emily Mathias
Richard James Mathias

Spouse & Children

6 February 1844
Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


  • Male1845–1922Male

  • Charles Mathias


  • Mary Ann Mathias


  • Charlotte Mathias


  • Elizabeth Mathias


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World Events (7)


Age 1

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 17

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 25

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 French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias ( see Matthew ).2 Spanish and Portuguese: variant spelling of Matias .3 Welsh: a late surname formation from the Biblical personal name Mathias ( see Matthew ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Mathias in entry for Charles Mathias, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Richard Mathias in entry for Margaret Mathias, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Richard Mathias in entry for Mary Ann Mathias, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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