THE GENEALOGY OF THE EVANS FAMILY.

 

James Evans. Plasterer.
Henry Evans. Born West Malvern c.1857 (41 in 1901 census). Died 20 March 1913, aged 54 of chronic Bright's disease, having been in a coma for 10 years. Buried Malvern. Carpenter and joiner. When aged 33, he married in West Malvern (St James Mattion, Worcs) 1 August 1892 Syndonia Yates aged 27 (born Smethwick, Staffs c.1866 (not in 1881 census, 35 in 1901 census), died Cheltenham c.1936 when her granddaughter Mary was nine), daughter of Charles Yates, carman. The witnesses included Thomas and Mary Evans. They lived at Meadow Bank, West Malvern. Syndonia married second Samuel ("Pater" / J.R.) Eales of 7 St George's Sq., St George's Terrace, Cheltenham who (had a son Roland Joseph Eales who was killed 13 March 1918 and) had a daughter Miriam (born Frome, Somerset c.1871) by his first marriage. Miriam lived and died in Cheltenham. It is of interest (but we think it a coincidence) that there was a Syndonia Yates who entered into a marriage bond in Onslow Co., North Carolina 25 March 1848 with David Morton. TASK: www.freebmd.rootsweb.com To obtain both their birth certs.
A) Pte Arthur James Samuel Evans. Kia Le Transley 18th October 1916 aged 23, therefore born c.1883/4 (7 in 1901 census). Worcestershire Reg't. Commemorated on a memorial in St James, West Malvern. Educ West Malvern School. Employed Messrs Holbrook and Adams, grocers, West Malvern. Married in Wolverhampton September 1915 Clara ("Claire") Ling (did not remarry, died General Hospital, Cheltenham c.1960). They lived at 18 Richmond Park Ave., Bournemouth before he was killed. In 1948 she was living in London Road, Cheltenham.
B) Sgt William Henry Evans. Kia Amiens 31st March 1918 aged 21 therefore born c.1886/7 (5 in 1901 census). Worcestershire Reg't. Commemorated on a memorial in St James, West Malvern. Mentioned in despatches 18 December 1917. Educ West Malvern School. Employed by Mrs T R Johnson at the Bible Depot, Worcester Road where he was in charge.
C) Elfreda ("Freda" to some members of the family, "Peggy" to others and "Ganty" to all her grandchildren who knew her) May Syndonia Evans. Born 28th February 1898, died Newport 7th October 1977, buried Cheltenham. Nursing sister in Cheltenham General Hospital. She worked as a nurse at Toddington Manor (on the Wincombe to Evesham road) 30 miles outside Malvern before her marriage. She married in Cheltenham Q1 1925 Major Henry John ("Pico") Dibble Chester, MC (at the Battle of Selle, Le Sateau ?) of Oak Bank, Pitville Circus Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (born Mexico 19th July 1887; dvu Cheltenham 1st January 1948). After his death she became matron at Malvern College and at Kings Choir School, Gloucester Cathedral. 

Appears in 1851 Gloucs census:
includes Head, Widows, Visitors, etc,
but excludes Spouse and Children with the same Surname as the Head.

EALES Samuel 50 Shepherd Warwick /Eatington 91
EALES Selina 22 General Domestic Ettington /Old Stratford 91
EALES Maria Servant 25 Nurse Teignmouth / Cheltenham 22-51
EALES George Widower 70 Baker Middx St Lukes /Cheltenham Wkhse 51
EALES Elizabeth Mother in Law Widow 71 Todenham /Moreton 81
EALES Reuben 59 Farm Bailiff E. Huyton Warwick /Blackwell 91
EALES Jesse Widower 72 Head Game Keeper Combroke /Combroke 91
EALES, John, Head, 37, Railway, Contractor, Bucks /Campen 51
EALES, Kezia, Wife, 34, Herefordshire ParkClose /Campen 51
EALES William 51 Ag Lab Windrush /Eastington 91
EALES Emma, Servant, 19 Gen Servant Windrush /Gt. Barrington
EALES Philip ,Head, 55 General Labourer Hants Lenfield /Blockley 91
TASKS:  Try 1881 & 1891 census

1901

Image Name Age Where born Administrative
County
Civil Parish Occupation
Samuel Eales 44 Devon Ashburton Devonshire Tormoham Torquay House Painter and Decorator
Samuel Eales 45 Bugbrooke Northants Northampton St Sepulchre Leather Tanner
Samuel Eales 48 Berks Hurst Of London Fulham Carpet Braters Foreman
Samuel Eales 51 Devonshire London Kensington Boot Maker
Samuel Eales 61 Eatington Wks Warwickshire Eatington Shepherd domestic
Samuel Eales 62 Nhants Towcester Northampton Towcester Grocer

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