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Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« on: Wednesday 18 November 20 18:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I cannot find 1911 census record for William Evans, born Dolgellau/Dolgelly in 1879 (born William Brown, as his Mother and Father hadnít married before he was born); and his wife Nellie Jane Evans, (born Nellie Jane Gates in Small Heath, Birmingham).  William was on all census returns since his birth until 1901 in Henllan,  when he had moved to Wolverhampton, Staffs, and was working as a Railway Engine Fireman.  He married Nellie in Rhyl, Wales in 1905, on the same day as his sister Laura EvansÖ.however that is all I can find on him.  I cannot find anything more for either Nellie or William in the 1911 census returns, at home or abroad Ė Iíve tried searching under the surnames Brown Evans, Evans and even Brown on its own Ė tried looking for Nellie and also Ellen, however the birth records state her name was Nellie!!  Any help would be most appreciated.

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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Nellie was b Wolverhampton 1876  per freebmd

Do you know the names of any of their children?
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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Nellie was b Wolverhampton 1876  per freebmd


That fits the probable 1901 Census entry.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -† Price
Abergwynfi -† Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -† Lewis.


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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Nellie was b Wolverhampton 1876  per freebmd

Do you know the names of any of their children?

Hi,

I know nothing about them as a couple/after they got married.  I have found all other relevant info, prior to them marrying but they just seem to have disappeared after they wed.  There were a couple of possibilities however wrong places of birth etc.  I've even tried to see if Nellie died prior to 1911 but nothing.

Thanks for taking a look :)

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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Thought I may be able to trace children using GRO online and mmn Gates.  Unfortunately there were at least 2 more Evans/Gates marriages in roughly the same timescale
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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Thought I may be able to trace children using GRO online and mmn Gates.  Unfortunately there were at least 2 more Evans/Gates marriages in roughly the same timescale

Aw, bless you for looking - its so frustrating - I even did a search on FindMyPast for any Evan's in the whole of the UK whose Mother's maiden name was Gates - There were a few possibilities prior to 1911, in little pockets from Wales through to the Wirral, but unfortunately, couldn't find them on any 1911 censuses or it was another Evans entirely as their father AAAGH!  Driving me mad atm lol

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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 21:50 GMT (UK) »
Take a bow Mabel - very well done👏👏
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Re: Help Needed - William Brown Evans - B) 1879 Dolgellau/Dolgelly
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Maybe they're badly transcribed elsewhere.

I looked for a Nellie b Wolverhampton c1876 married to William, and on Ancestry she was top of the list for 1911!