EVANS, Josiah, 1829-1896

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'''Josiah Evans''' (November 13, 1829 - September 5, 1896) was an educator and minister originally from Birmingham, England.
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==Vitals==
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* '''Name:''' Josiah Evans<br/ >
* '''Name:''' Josiah Evans<br/ >
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* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 13 November 1829<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 13 November 1829<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Birmingham<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Birmingham, England<br/ >
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* '''Nationality:''' <br/ >
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* '''Nationality:''' England<br/ >
* '''Spouse(s):''' Mary Hannah Sharp<br/ >
* '''Spouse(s):''' Mary Hannah Sharp<br/ >
* '''Children:''' <br/ >
* '''Children:''' <br/ >
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* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 5 September 1896<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 5 September 1896<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Christchurch, Hants.<br/ >
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* '''Place of death:''' Christchurch, Hampshire, England.<br/ >
* '''Works by:'''  
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==Biography==
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Josiah Evans, the son of John and Mary Evans of Birmingham, was born there on November 13, 1829(1).  Throughout his life, Josiah was identified with education.  He attended Ackworth School from 1839 to 1844, apprenticed from 1845 to 1850 and attend Rawdon, Flounders Institute.  Evans taught at Croydon and later became Superintendent at Sidcot School.  From 1850 to 1853, he was a master at Ackworth.  In 1873, he succeeded George Satterthwaite as the school's headmaster.  Many building improvements were introduced during this period.  The boys school was also divided into five classes of about 35 students each.  Evans was succeeded as headmaster by Frederick Andrews.
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Josiah Evans, the son of John and Mary Evans of Birmingham, was born there on 13 November 1829 (1).<br> Throughout his life he was identified with education, his work at some of our public schools being freely acknowledged. He went to reside at Christchurch in the year 1877 and was closely associated with the meeting at Bournemouth, where his ministry was much appreciated. He was a recorded minister.
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He went to reside at Christchurch in the year 1877 and was closely associated with the meeting at Bournemouth, where his ministry was much appreciated. He was a recorded minister. "His messages were given with freshness and point, and although tinged with sadness, they breathed trust and hope, with a firm reliance on the unalterable Love which orders out outward lot as well as trains our spiritual life" (Testimony of Alton Southampton & Poole MM in YM Proc. 1897, p.152).  Josiah Evans died on September 5, 1896.
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'His messages were given with freshness and point, and although tinged with sadness, they breathed trust and hope, with a firm reliance on the unalterable Love which orders out outward lot as well as trains our spiritual life'.<br>
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Josiah Evans died 5 September 1896.<br>
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==References and notes==
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Testimony of Alton Southampton & Poole MM in YM Proc. 1897, p.152.<br>
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References and notes<br>
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1 Warwick Leicester & Rutland QM Births Digest. His father is described as a cooper.<br>
1 Warwick Leicester & Rutland QM Births Digest. His father is described as a cooper.<br>
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==Sources==
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* The Friend (London), 36:609.<br>
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ed. Ackworth, 1839 to 1844. Apprentice, 1845-50. Attended Rawdon, Flounders Institute.<br>
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* Friends Quart. Exam:, 58:257.<br>
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Taught at Croydon.<br>
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* Ackworth School, Supplementary list, 1879-1900.<br>
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m. Mary Hannah Sharp.<br>
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* Knight, A history of Sidcot School, pp. 164-168, 206-244 (portrait).
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Superintendent at Sidcot School. 1850-53, Master  at Ackorth. 1873, followed George Satterthwaite as headmaster at Ackworth School. Introduced improvements in buildings. A lavatory constructed over the tailor’s and shoemaker’s shops. Divided boys, school into five classes of about 35 each. Teachers took meals with the scholars. 1877, J.E.  was succeeded by Frederick Andrews.<br>
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In athletics, was a wonderful jumper.<br>
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d. Christchurch, Hants., aged 66.<br>
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The Friend (London), 36:609.<br>
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Friends Quart. Exam:, 58:257.<br>
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Ackworth School, Supplementary list, 1879-1900.<br>
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Knight, A history of Sidcot School, pp. 164-168, 206-244 (portrait).
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Revision as of 19:04, 5 June 2007

Josiah Evans (November 13, 1829 - September 5, 1896) was an educator and minister originally from Birmingham, England.

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  • Name: Josiah Evans
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  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 13 November 1829
  • Place of birth: Birmingham, England
  • Nationality: England
  • Spouse(s): Mary Hannah Sharp
  • Children:
  • Meeting:
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 5 September 1896
  • Place of death: Christchurch, Hampshire, England.
  • Works by:

Biography

Josiah Evans, the son of John and Mary Evans of Birmingham, was born there on November 13, 1829(1). Throughout his life, Josiah was identified with education. He attended Ackworth School from 1839 to 1844, apprenticed from 1845 to 1850 and attend Rawdon, Flounders Institute. Evans taught at Croydon and later became Superintendent at Sidcot School. From 1850 to 1853, he was a master at Ackworth. In 1873, he succeeded George Satterthwaite as the school's headmaster. Many building improvements were introduced during this period. The boys school was also divided into five classes of about 35 students each. Evans was succeeded as headmaster by Frederick Andrews.

He went to reside at Christchurch in the year 1877 and was closely associated with the meeting at Bournemouth, where his ministry was much appreciated. He was a recorded minister. "His messages were given with freshness and point, and although tinged with sadness, they breathed trust and hope, with a firm reliance on the unalterable Love which orders out outward lot as well as trains our spiritual life" (Testimony of Alton Southampton & Poole MM in YM Proc. 1897, p.152). Josiah Evans died on September 5, 1896.

References and notes

1 Warwick Leicester & Rutland QM Births Digest. His father is described as a cooper.

Sources

  • The Friend (London), 36:609.
  • Friends Quart. Exam:, 58:257.
  • Ackworth School, Supplementary list, 1879-1900.
  • Knight, A history of Sidcot School, pp. 164-168, 206-244 (portrait).
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