Joshua Evans[1]

Male 1743 - 1821  (78 years)


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  • Name Joshua Evans 
    Born 1743  [2
    Gender Male 
    Will 19 Aug 1813  [3
    _UID E5F1F959E4B94D6AB87C3165A06010378D2B 
    Died 2 Feb 1821  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Beaufort Row 
    Buried 7 Feb 1821  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Bunhill Fields 
    Person ID I3335  Treefive
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2016 

    Family 1 Jane Barker,   b. Abt 1750,   d. 28 Oct 1788, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1773  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Address:
    St Andrew in the Wardrobe 
    Children 
     1. Joshua Evans,   b. 22 Feb 1774,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Evans,   b. Abt 1777, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1832, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. Jane Evans,   b. Abt 1779,   d. 7 Feb 1813, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     4. David Evans,   b. 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Evans,   b. 1782, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Frances Mary Evans,   b. 1785, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1870, Guildford, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Josiah Evans,   b. Abt 1786,   d. 29 Nov 1804, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Constantia Barland,   b. Abt 1747,   d. Bef 27 Mar 1827, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1794  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Address:
    St Martin in the Field, Westminster 
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Joshua worked as a "Master Scowrer to His Majesty of St Georges Hanover Square Middlesex". He was made a Second Master Scourer of the Kitchen on 8 Jan 1775 and became a First Master Scourer of the Kitchen on 6 Mar 1779. He held that position until 10 Jul 1815 when the position was abolished.

      Banns of marriage between Joshua Evans and Jane Barker were published in the 14th, 21st and 28th days of March 1773. The marriage was performed by W Romaine, Rector in the presence of: Wm? Lewis and Wm. Phillips. William Lewis was a witness to Joshua's will.

      Jane died in 1788. Joshua married Constantia Barland in 1794.

      Joshua died in 1821 and was buried in Bunhills Field cemetery in London with his first wife, Jane, in accordance with his will. Joshua's original will is dated 1805, there is also a codicil dated 19 Aug 1813. An affidavit (verifying the will) was sworn by Edward Gwynne Willams and Edmund Dorrell on 22 Feb 1821, and the will proved on 28 Feb 1821. Joshua's will, after some small bequests, left quarter shares to his second wife Constantia and his daughters Jane, Margaret and Frances Mary. Joshua's daughter Jane died before him, and Jane's quarter share was instead divided between Joshua's granddaughters Frances Maria Cripps and Margaret Cripps.

      The headstone to the family grave, as transcribed in 1869; read:
      Jane Evans wife of Joshua Evans of St James Place (38) 28 Oct 1788 (b.1750)
      also five of her offsprings
      Josiah Evans son o(f) a(bove) (18) 29 Nov 1804 (b. 1786)
      Jane Evans daughter o(f) a(bove) (34) 7 Feb 1813 (b. 1779)
      Joshua Evans (78) 2 Feb 1821 (b. 1743)
      Margaret George (95) 25 May 1831 (1736)
      Mrs Margaret Cripps (55) 1 May 1832 (b. 1777)
      Mrs Frances Pheney (27) 21 Apl 1835 (B. 1808)
      Margaret Pheney, daughter o(f) a(bove) (3 yrs, 2 weeks) Oct 1835 (b. 1832)

      The reference to "five offsprings" is incorrect - there were Jane, Joshua and their 3 children (Jane, Margaret Cripps and Frances Pheney) plus Margaret George (possibly a sister to Joshua or Jane) and Frances' Pheney's infant daughter Margaret.

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Biography Evans, Joshua (Janeen Nolan).

    2. [S1667] England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970, burial 7 Feb 1821: Joshua Evans.

    3. [S712] Will and codicil - Evans, Joseph, Joseph Evans; will 1805; codicil 19 Aug 1813; Transcription (WIL016) not cited separately.

    4. [S1667] England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970.

    5. [S3021] MAR188 Marriage Evans, Joshua and Barker, Jane, MAR188.

    6. [S3072] MAR256 Marriage Evans, Joshua and Barker, Jane, MAR256.

    7. [S3022] MAR189 Marriage Evans, Joshua and Barland, Constantia, MAR189.

    8. [S3023] MAR190 Marriage Barland, Constantia and Evans, Joshua, MAR190.