EVANS, Josiah, 1829-1896

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


Josiah Evans, the son of John and Mary Evans of Birmingham, was born there on 13 November 1829 (1).
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. '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'.
Josiah Evans died 5 September 1896.
Testimony of Alton Southampton & Poole MM in YM Proc. 1897, p.152.

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

WBE: Additional information:
ed. Ackworth, 1839 to 1844. Apprentice, 1845-50. Attended Rawdon, Flounders Institute.
Taught at Croydon.
m. Mary Hannah Sharp.
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.
In athletics, was a wonderful jumper.
d. Christchurch, Hants., aged 66.

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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