George Evans

about 1819–1881 (Age 62)
Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Evans was born about 1819, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Mary Richards on 8 October 1846, in Eglwyscummin, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in St Peter Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1881, at the age of 62.

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George Evans
Mary Richards
Marriage: 8 October 1846
Harriet Evans
Sarah Evans
Samuel Evans
John Evans
Elizabeth Evans

Spouse and Children

8 October 1846
Eglwyscummin, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)


Age 4

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Age 12

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 20

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

Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan ( see Evan ), with redundant English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Evans, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Unknown in entry for Elizabeth Evans, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • George Evans in entry for Elizabeth Evans, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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