EVANS, William, 1798-1839
From Quaker Dictionary
William Evans, the son of Benjamin Evans ( -- ),and his wife Catherine (born ) of Birmingham, was born there on 23 September 1798(1).
He became a grocer at Birmingham(2) and was married in 1828 to Mary Binns Rees (1796-1852 qv) of Neath in South Wales(3); there were three children (4). About 1833 he became a maltster at Edgbaston, Birmingham(5).
William Evans died at Neath at the house of his brother-in-law (6) on 28 January 1839, at the age of forty(7).
REFERENCES AND NOTES
1 Warwick, Leicester & Rutland QM Births Digest: his father is described as a tallow chandler
2 He is so described in his marriage entry, note 3
3 The wedding was at Neath on 16 October 1828: he is described as a grocer of Birmingham, the son of Benjamin and Catherine Evans (both deceased)late of Birmingham; she is described as the daughter of Evan Rees(deceased) and Elizabeth his wife surviving, of Neath in the county of Glamorgan (Hereford, Worcester & Wales GM Marriages Digest)
4 Listed in Warwick, Leicester & Rutland QM Births and Burials Digests, in the Digest of Marriages and given in the Binns Notebook, Friends House Library MS vol S 494, p 58 as follows:-
Sophia b 19 Oct 1829 d 13 Nov 1831, aged 2
William Henry b 9 April 1831 m 1854 Margaret Southall
*Edward b 27 July 1833
*No marriage traced in the Digest of Marriages to 1900
5 He is so described in the birth entry for his younger son Edward
6 Annual Monitor 1840, p 14: 2 line entry for death
7 Digest of Deaths; he is described as retired from business.
SEE ALSO: Incidental reference in J Friends Hist Soc vol 3, p 159