Fortune Drew

1837–13 April 1900 (Age 63)
Cefnllys, Radnorshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Fortune

When Fortune Drew was born in 1837, in Cefnllys, Radnorshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Drew, was 48 and her mother, Margaret Sheen, was 40. She had at least 6 sons and 2 daughters with John Price. She lived in Radnorshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Nantmel, Radnorshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 13 April 1900, in New Radnor, Radnorshire, Wales, at the age of 63, and was buried in New Radnor, Radnorshire, Wales.

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John Price
Fortune Drew
Charles Price
Thomas Price
Caroline Price
Samuel T Price
James Edmund Price
William D Price
Alethea Maria Price

Spouse and Children

    John Price





    Charles Price


    Thomas Price


    Caroline Price


    Samuel T Price


    James Edmund Price


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World Events (6)

1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

Age 2

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 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 30

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of Andrew .2 English (Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog ‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century.3 English (of Norman origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’, but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fortune Price in household of Thomas Price, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Fortune Daro in household of Thomas Daro, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Fortune Griffiths in household of John Griffiths, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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