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Chris's Ancestors - Evans Family

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Generation 1


John Evans (1845 - ) wife unknown as yet

Generation 2


Children of John


Generation 3


Children of Robert and Jane

Robert John Evans (1891 - 1976)
(William) David Evans (1893 - 1976)
[ Born 18th September 1893. Known as David or 'Dai'. Married to Sarah Winifred Ellis on 14th July 1915. Sarah died in 1962, William died 1976. Both are buried in Coedpoeth cemetery along with one of their sons, Stanley.]
Arthur Evans (1898 - 1977)
[ Born 16th July 1897. Died 1977. Married Charlotte Bulcock in 1932.]

Only child of Robert and Elizabeth




Further details of Chris's direct Evans ancestors


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Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



John Evans (1845 - )


More research is needed to be certain about John's history before 1891, when he was boarding in Pugh's Row, Brymbo with his son, Robert.


Ann Williams, head, single, Lodg (sic) - probably an unfinished Lodging house keeper, (or does it say Lady?), age 54, born Pentrevoilas.
John Evans boarder, single, age 50, general labourer, born Merioneth.
Robert Evans boarder, single, age 26, general labourer, born Denbigh.
John Humphreys, Boarder, single, age 22, general labourer, born Llangym.


Robert Evans (1864 - ) Pop-up window showing the Evans family tree


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1891 Census
Robert was still a single man on 5th April when the census was taken, but probably courting Jane Jones who he married 19 days later
I think this might be him, with his father, John, as lodgers

Pugh's Row, Brymbo

Approximate position of Pugh's Row, Brymbo at nls.uk
Approximate position of Pugh's Row, Brymbo at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map approximate position of Pugh's Row, Brymbo
Ann Williams, head, single, Lodg (sic) - probably an unfinished Lodging house keeper, (or does it say Lady?), age 54, born Pentrevoilas.
John Evans boarder, single, age 50, general labourer, born Merioneth.
Robert Evans boarder, single, age 26, general labourer, born Denbigh.
John Humphreys, Boarder, single, age 22, general labourer, born Llangym.

Robert's first marriage (from certificate)
24th April 1891

Robert married Jane Jones, spinster, at the Register Office, Wrexham,
Robert was aged 26, a furnace man, of Brymbo
Jane's age was given as 23 years, also of Brymbo.
Jane's father, Robert Jones, furnaceman
Robert's father, John, was a quarryman
Witnesses E. Morris, Margaret Jones (her mark)

Robert and Jane's children

Robert John Evans (1891 - 1976)
From certificate...
Robert John Evans was born on 3rd December 1891 at Blast Row, Brymbo.
His father was Robert Evans, Iron Furnaceman. He registered the birth on 19th December.
His mother was Jane Evans, formerly Jones.
David Evans (1893 - )
Arthur Evans (1898 - 1977)

1901 Census
41 High Street, Brymbo
Robert recently widowed, with three sons

High Street, Brymbo at nls.uk
High Street, Brymbo at Old-Maps.co.uk
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Robert Evans widower, age 36, coal hewer, born Denbigh
Robert J Evans, son, age 9, born Brymbo
David Evans, son, age 7, born Brymbo
Arthur Evans, son age 3, born Brymbo


Robert's second marriage (from certificate)
4th November 1901

Hill Street, Brymbo at nls.uk
Hill Street, Brymbo at Old-Maps.co.uk
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Robert married Elizabeth Edwards, widow, at the Register Office, Wrexham,
Robert was aged 36, a collier, of 41 Hill Street, Brymbo
Elizabeth's age was given as 41 years.
She lived at 23 Llewelyn Road, Vron, Brymbo. [Known locally as Top Row]
Elizabeth's father, Robert Roberts (Deceased), collier
Robert's father, John, was a stone quarryman
Witnesses James Griffiths, (his mark), Mary Ann Griffiths

23 Llewelyn Road, Vron, Brymbo at nls.uk
Llewelyn Road, Vron, Brymbo at Old-Maps.co.uk
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Birth of Robert and Elizabeth's child, Margaret
From certificate...

Margaret Alice Evans was born on 5th August 1902 at 23 Top Row, Vron, Brymbo, Wrexham.
Her father was Robert Evans, brickworks labourer.
Her mother, Elizabeth Evans, late Edwards, formerly Roberts, registered the birth on 9th September 1902.

1911 Census
2 Blast Road, Brymbo

Blast Road, Brymbo at nls.uk
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Robert Evans age 45, labourer, steelworks, born Denbigh
Elizabeth Evans age 52, born Llangollen
(Marriage has lasted 10 years with one child, still living)
David Evans, age 18, cutter, coal mine, born Brymbo
Ioon (Juan, Joan?) Edwards, (Roberts' stepson) age 16, labourer, coal mine, born Brymbo
Arthur Evans, son age 14, scholar, born Brymbo
Lavinia Edwards, (Roberts' stepdaughter) age 13, born Brymbo
William Eric Edwards, (Roberts' stepson) age 11, born Brymbo
Margaret Alice Evans, age 9, born Brymbo


Robert's death

Robert Evans was buried in Coedpoeth cemetery on 18th December 1916, aged 51 years.
Elizabeth outlived him by 34 years and was buried in the same plot on 5th October 1940 aged 80 years.

Margaret Alice Evans (1902 - 1985) Pop-up window showing the Evans family tree


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Birth
From certificate...

Margaret Alice Evans was born on 5th August 1902 at 23 Top Row, Vron, Brymbo, Wrexham.
Her father was Robert Evans, brickworks labourer.
Her mother, Elizabeth Evans, late Edwards, formerly Roberts, registered the birth on 9th September 1902.



1911 Census
2 Blast Road, Brymbo

Blast Road, Brymbo at nls.uk
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Robert Evans age 45, labourer, steelworks, born Denbigh
Elizabeth Evans age 52, born Llangollen
(Marriage has lasted 10 years with one child, still living)
David Evans, age 18, cutter, coal mine, born Brymbo
Ioon (Juan, Joan?) Edwards, (Roberts' stepson) age 16, labourer, coal mine, born Brymbo
Arthur Evans, son age 14, scholar, born Brymbo
Lavinia Edwards, (Roberts' stepdaughter) age 13, born Brymbo
William Eric Edwards, (Roberts' stepson) age 11, born Brymbo
Margaret Alice Evans, age 9, born Brymbo


School Records

30th August 1909: Margaret was admitted to Penygelly Board School, Coedpoeth.
Address: Moss Cottages, Nant. Guardian: Samuel Davies
[Samuel Davies was husband of Annie Ellen Edwards, her older step-sister from her mother' first marriage]
Date left: 15th December 1909 - 'Left the district.'
It would seem that Margaret then spent a year in Brymbo but we have not found a record of her admission to school there.

24th April 1911: Admission to Penygelly Board School, Coedpoeth.
Address: 12 Nant Square, Coedpoeth
Parent: Robert Evans
Last School: Brymbo NP School
Date Left: 23rd May 1913, 'Transfered to senior dept.'

17th February 1914: Temporary admission to Old Colwyn
Guardian: Mrs Theophilus Jones, Aled House, Old Colwyn

The reason for her stay in Old Colwyn and her relationship with Mrs Jones is unclear as yet. Theophilus Jones was a joiner and a partner in 'Jones & Morris', a small building company in Old Colwyn. His wife, Margaret Ann Evans, was born in Denbigh and her father was Robert Jones, a coachman from Caernarvon. So, the link between Margaret Alice Evans and Mrs Jones lies here somewhere but we have still to work it out.

Father, Robert's death

Robert Evans was buried in Coedpoeth cemetery on 18th December 1916, aged 51 years.
Last School: Coedpoeth C.

Marriage

Jerusalem Chapel, Egerton Street, Wrexham at nls.uk
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Stanley Swinnerton Nelson married Margaret Alice Evans by licence at the Jerusalem Chapel, Egerton Street, Wrexham, Denbighshire, on 15th September 1924
Stanley was a batchelor of 24 years and Margaret a spinster of 22 years.
Stanley, a police constable, was living at 66 Mansell Road, Kensington and his father was James Nelson, a journeyman butcher.
Margaret was living at Llwyn Onn, Nant, Coedpoeth, Bersham. Her father was Robert Evans, (Deceased), and had been a pumpman at the steelworks.
Witnesses were George Thomas Nelson, B.C. Faulkner, Louise Davies and L. Nelson


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