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William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« on: Monday 05 August 13 19:03 BST (UK) »
Hello

I'm a Rootsweb member from the UK, trying to track down Australian ancestors.

My great-grandmother was born Elspeth Ethel Eugene Evans, about 1880-82 in Melbourne. She became a music hall artiste, and travelled to Russia and then England. According to her death certificate, her father was  William Louis Leslie Evans, a master coach builder, who was shown deceased in 1901; her mother was Margaret Evans, born in Tasmania in 1853. The only other thing I know about Margaret was that she was in London in 1901 (census) staying with her daughter.

I'm finding nothing through Ancestry, and wondered if anyone had any ideas for further searching?

Very many thanks in advance
Kate Walker

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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 00:30 BST (UK) »
Hi,
  Can you provide Elspeths'  married name please?

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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 00:48 BST (UK) »
And a further possible place she may have been born as there are no Births to a William and Margaret Evans in Victoria between 1870 and 1885 ???

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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 00:53 BST (UK) »
On the wills for William Evans on http://prov.vic.gov.au/ I have eliminated the two who were carriage spring makers - the one who died in 1900 was unmarried and the son of the one who died in 1902 who was married to Edith and children named.

They take soooo long to load that I haven't explored the others - didn't seem likely.

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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 00:56 BST (UK) »
Without buying the certs I have eliminated children born to a William Evans, But there are 4 births listed to a Margaret Evans between 1860 and 1890. ???

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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 00:58 BST (UK) »
Hi,
  This would seem to be Elspeth, under BLORE surname:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/43177/pages/10077/page.pdf
Edit to add:

Marriages Jun 1916
CHANDLER Elspeth E E
BLORE  Eastbourne 2b 155






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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 01:12 BST (UK) »
She was married twice this is her first marriage:

Elspeth Ethel E EVANS m. Ashley Edgar CHANDLER dec qtr 1901 LAMBETH #1d/870


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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 01:16 BST (UK) »
This is a peculiar entry in the Australian Birth Index:
Eileen Esther EVANS
Parents; William Evans, Margaret Healey
Birth Place:   Essendon, Victoria
Registration Year:   1800
Registration Place:   Victoria

Am not familiar with this sort of entry which is clearly odd in the registration year and with no ref no. ???

I only have access through ancestry so perhaps someone else with the disc may be able to shed more light.

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Re: William Louis Leslie EVANS of Melbourne, c 1880
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 01:18 BST (UK) »
My great-grandmother was born Elspeth Ethel Eugene Evans, about 1880-82 in Melbourne.

What documents do you have that prove she was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia?

According to her death certificate, her father was  William Louis Leslie Evans, a master coach builder, who was shown deceased in 1901; her mother was Margaret Evans, born in Tasmania in 1853.

So, her parents had the same surname EVANS or don't you know her mother's maiden name?