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Title: Richard Evans
Post by: wrjones on Thursday 12 January 17 18:35 GMT (UK)
Another of my Evans' from Overton Flintshire,Richard born in c 1849 is living in the 1901 Census in Preston Gubbals Shropshire with a Wife Elizabeth and children,very possibly twins William and Sarah E Evans.Both children  are said to have been born in St Alkmounds Shropshire,both given as 20 years old.

Again I'm trying to find a marriage for Richard and Elizabeth but don't know her maiden name?

Regards
William Russell Jones.
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: JJen on Thursday 12 January 17 18:42 GMT (UK)
Using GRO the twins Sarah E and William's birth record shows their mother's maiden name as Griffiths.

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https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp

JJ
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: JJen on Thursday 12 January 17 18:47 GMT (UK)
Marriage -

Richard Evans
q1 1880 Atcham
Vol 6a Page 956

On the same page is an Elizabeth Griffiths.

JJ
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: wrjones on Thursday 12 January 17 18:56 GMT (UK)
Thanks JJ and the Griffiths/Evans marriage was one I was looking at strongly.

Regards
William Russell Jones.
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: wrjones on Thursday 12 January 17 20:05 GMT (UK)
Following on from this,it appears that the Sarah Ellen daughter of Richard was to marry a Thomas Roster at Atcham in 1909 and went on to have three children with him.However it also appears the the Thomas Roster was to die before 1916 as Sarah Ellen re-marries to a John Davies at Atcham.Census entries give this Thomas as born in Shrewsbury in 1871,I'm not finding a death for him though?

Regards
William Russell Jones.
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: JJen on Friday 13 January 17 13:31 GMT (UK)
Perhaps this is Thomas' death recorded in GRO War deaths (1914 - 1921)-

Thomas Roster
Death year - 1915
Service number - 6838
Rank   - Private
Regiment - Shropshire Light Infantry
Vol I.26 Page 81

This would then mean Sarah Ellen was free to remarry.

JJ
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: JJen on Friday 13 January 17 13:34 GMT (UK)
Thomas Roster
Birth Place - St. Chads, Shrewsbury
Death Date - 24 Feb 1915
Death Place - France and Flanders
Enlistment Place - Shrewsbury
Rank:   Private
Regiment - Shropshire Light Infantry
Battalion - 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number - 6838
Type of Casualty - Died of wounds

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56080395&ref=acom

Age at death - 44, which ties in well with census found.

JJ
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: JJen on Friday 13 January 17 13:42 GMT (UK)
On 11 Aug 1915 Sarah Ellen (widow) is awarded 2 8s 11d.
There is then an amendment where Sarah E Davies is awarded 3

Just another confirmation that we have the correct Thomas Roster.

JJ
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: wrjones on Friday 13 January 17 20:31 GMT (UK)
Many thanks JJ,I really ignored the possibility of him being a casualty of World War One as he was a little old.

Regards
William Russell Jones.
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: Alberbury on Saturday 14 January 17 18:39 GMT (UK)

Marriage -

Richard Evans
q1 1880 Atcham
Vol 6a Page 956

On the same page is an Elizabeth Griffiths.

JJ



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1881 Census      St.Mary's          Shrewsbury

Richard Evans   Head   M   31   Railway Pointsman    Overton, Flintshire, Wales
Elizabeth Evans   Wife   F   29                                  Chester, Cheshire, England
William Evans   Son   M   0                                   Leaton, Shropshire, England
Sarah E Evans   Daughter   F   0                           Leaton, Shropshire, England


1891 Census       Duns Heath     Leaton       Shrewsbury

Richard Evans   Head   M   42   GW Pointsman     Flintshire, England
Elizabeth Evans   Wife   F   41                                           England
William Evans   Son   M   10                             Shropshire, Duns
Ellen Evans   Daughter   F   10                    Shropshire, Duns
Mary Griffiths   Mother In Law   F   69                           England


residence:   Census 31 March 1901   Bomere Heath    Preston Gubbals, Shropshire, England

Richard Evans   Head   M   51   GW Signalman    Overton, Flintshire
Elizabeth Evans   Wife   F   50                            Chester, Cheshire
William Evans   Son   M   20                            St Alkmunds, Salop
Sarah E Evans   Daughter   F   20                    St Alkmunds, Salop
Edward Hanmer   Boarder   M   19                     Frankton, Shropshire
Title: Re: Richard Evans
Post by: wrjones on Saturday 14 January 17 19:51 GMT (UK)
Thanks,yes those are the correct people.

Regards
William Russell Jones.