Elizabeth Anthony

Female1801–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Anthony was born in 1801, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Anthony, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jones, was 32.

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Family Time Line

William Anthony
1768–1844
Mary Jones
1770–1837
Thomas Anthony
1793–1866
David Anthony
1795–
Mary Anthony
1797–
Anthony Anthony
1798–
Gwenllian Anthony
1800–
Elizabeth Anthony
1801–
Mary William
1803–
William Anthony
1805–
Lucy Anthony
1806–
Roger Anthony
1807–
Esther Anthony
1810–

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth William, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (8)

1815

Age 14

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 30

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 38

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 and West Indian (mainly Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago, also Dutch Caribbean): from the personal name Anthony, Latin Antonius, which, with its variants and cognates, is one of the commonest personal names in Europe. Spellings with -h-, which first appear in English in the 16th century and in French (as Anthoine) at about the same time, are due to the erroneous belief that the name derives from Greek anthos ‘flower’. The popularity of the personal name in Christendom is largely due to the cult of the Egyptian hermit Saint Anthony ( AD 251–356), who in his old age gathered a community of hermits around him, and for that reason is regarded by some as the founder of monasticism. It was further increased by the fame of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195–1231), who long enjoyed a great popular cult and who is believed to help people find lost things. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates and derivatives (patronymics) from other languages, for example Greek patronymic Antoniades , Italian Antoni , Polish Antoniewicz , Croatian and Serbian Antonović (see Antonovich ) and Antunović; see also below. The name Anthony is also found among Christians in southern India, but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Compare Antony .

German, Flemish, and French (mainly Alsace): Latinized (humanistic) patronymic from local equivalents of the Latin personal name Antonius, from its genitive form Antoni(i). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the German, Dutch, French, and Slovak cognates Antoni 1 and Antony 2.

History: John Anthony of Hampstead, Middlesex, England (now part of north London) migrated to Boston, MA, in 1634. By 1640 he had moved to Providence, RI, where his descendants are still established.

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

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