EVANS, Sarah, 1784-1855
From Quaker Dictionary
Sarah Evans (March 8, 1784 - November 7, 1855) was an English Friend from Birmingham.
|Birthdate: 8 March 1784|
|Place of birth: Birmingham, England|
|Death date: 7 November 1855|
|Place of death: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England|
Sarah Evans, the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine Evans of Birmingham, was born on March 8, 1784 (1). She was educated in the beliefs and principles of the Society of Friends and grew up with a strong conviction of their rightness and truth. She had a lively interest in the affairs of the Society and was always ready to help those who showed signs of falling by the wayside, but she was remarkably free from sectarian prejudices and her loving concern extended to all who professed a belief in Christ.
In character she was unassuming and diffident, but her religious experience was mature and deeply felt and was often helpful to tohers. Her whole life was harmonious and peaceful and she died as she had lived, a true and consistant Friend, at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on November 7, 1855 (2) at the age of seventy-one.
References and notes
- (1) Warwick, Leicester & Rutland QM Births Digest: her father is described as a chandler
- (2) Digest of Deaths: she is described as a spinster
N.B. There is no reference to her in J Friends Hist Soc vols 1-45
- Annual Monitor 1857 pp 49-52