William Williams

1774–
Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Williams was born in 1774, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Williams, was 35 and his mother, Jane Bowen, was 31. He married Jane Evans in 1797, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Williams
1774–
Jane Evans
1777–
Marriage: 1797
Joan Williams
1801–
Gwenllian Williams
1809–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1797
Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    William Williams

    Male1739–Male

    Female1743–Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (6)

1815

Age 41

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 57

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 65

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

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (1)

  • William Williams, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"

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