George Evans

Maleabout 1819–1881

Brief Life History 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 63.

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

Sources (9)

  • George Evans, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Unknown in entry for Elizabeth Evans, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • George Evans in entry for Oliver James Mills and Harriet Evans, "Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1846Eglwyscummin, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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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: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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