William Llewellyn

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Llewellyn was born in 1837, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Llewellyn, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Edwards, was 28. He married Elizabeth Bament on 15 May 1879, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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William Llewellyn
Elizabeth Bament
Marriage: 15 May 1879
William Llewellyn
Elizabeth Llewellyn
Benjamin Llewellyn
Mary Ann Llewellyn
Alfred Llewellyn
Jane Llewellyn
George Llewellyn
Margaret Ann Llewellyn
James Llewellyn
Sarah Ann Llewellyn

Spouse and Children

15 May 1879
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

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.

Age 47

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (anciently Lugobelinos), probably derived from the element llyw ‘leader’, although the exact formation is unclear. This was the name of two princes of North Wales who held the Normans at bay for many years in the 13th century. Etymologically speaking, the form with a fourth -l- is an error, not found as an original Welsh name, but this is now much the most common spelling in the U.S.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Llewellyn in household of William Llewellyn, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Llewellyn in household of William Llewellyn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Llewellyn, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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