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George Evans (bef. 1789 - 1857)

George Evans
Born before in Cawsand, Cornwall, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Oct 1817 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire North Riding, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hartlepool, Durham, Englandmap
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George Evans was born in Cawsand, Cornwall, England about 1789 [1][2] & baptised at Rame by Plymouth, Cornwall, England on 5th April 1789,[1][2] the son of John Evans & Susanna Matthews.

George Evans was a mariner and served on H. M. Revenue Cutter Wolf. In March 1817, aged 28, after 16 years of service at sea, he was paid off from the Wolf, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service. He rose to the rank of Chief Boatman in the Coastguard Service in his 60s.[3]

George Evans, Mariner & Hannah Mason, Spinster, both of the Parish of Hinderwell, were married in the Parish Church of Hinderwell, Yorkshire North Riding, England on 28th October 1817 by Banns with Consent of Parties by Edw'd Lewis Benwell. George signed his name, Hannah made her mark. Witnesses were John Peacock & Matthew Rudsdale.[4][5]

George Evans died age 67, on 9th July 1857 [6][7] in Hartlepool, Durham, England & was laid to rest at the Hartlepool Old Cemetery, Hartlepool, Durham, England.[8]


Date: about 1789
Place: Cawsand, Cornwall, England [1][2]


Date: 5 Apr 1789
Place: Rame by Plymouth, Cornwall, England [1][2]


Date: 28 Oct 1817
Place: Hinderwell Yorkshire North Riding, England [4][5]


Date: 9 Jul 1857
Place: Hartlepool, Durham, England [6][7]


Date: 10 Jul 1857
Place: Hartlepool Old Cemetery, Durham, England [8]


1841 - Bacton Green, Bacton, Norfolk
George Evans, head, age 50, Coast Guard, not born Norfolk
Anna Evans, age 40, not born Norfolk
Anna Evans, age 15, not born Norfolk
Jane Evans, age 15, not born Norfolk
George Evans, age 11, not born Norfolk
John Evans, age 9, not born Norfolk
Mary Evans, age 6, born Norfolk
Isaac Evans, age 1, born Norfolk [9]
1851 - Coastguard Building, Mundesley, Norfolk
George Evans, head, widower, age 62, Chief Boatman, Coastguardman, born Cawsand, Cornwall
Mary Evans, dau, unmarried, age 16, born Cromer, Norfolk
Isaac Evans, son, age 11, Scholar, born Syderstrand, Norfolk [10]


[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 database, FamilySearch accessed: 10 October 2017 > George Evans, 05 Apr 1789; citing Rame by Plymouth, Cornwall, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 916,982.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Cornwall OPC Database > Rame: 5 Apr 1789. George s/o John & Susanna Evans.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Return of Officers and Men nominated to the Preventive Boat Service (transcribed by Diane Wynne), citing Internet Archive snapshot @ 3 May 2006 > Return of Officers and Men nominated to the Preventive Boat Service stating Their Ages, Place of Birth, Trade brought up to, length of time at Sea, and by whom Recommended, between the 15th day of November 1816, and the 19th day of March 1819; also, their respective Salaries and Appointments. March 1817; George Evans; Rank: Boatman; Age: 28; Place of Birth: Cawsand; Trade brought up to: sea; Length of Time at Sea Years Months: 16 -; Annual salary £ s d: 5 - -; Other allowances or appointments: 3 s. per diem when employed; By whom Recommended or Appointed: Paid off from the Wolf, Revenue Cutter, and transferred to the Preventive Boat Service; citing reference: ZHC/693 XC3251 PRO KEW.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 England Marriages, 1538–1973 database, FamilySearch accessed: 10 October 2017 > George Evans and Hannah Mason, 28 Oct 1817; citing Hinderwell, York, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 919,063.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Yorkshire, England - Yorkshire Marriages database with images > Hinderwell > 1813-1837 > Image 16 of 54; Page 23; Entry No. 68: 28 Oct 1817. George Evans & Hannah Mason.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 England & Wales General Register Office Online Index - Deaths > Sep Qtr 1857 > George Evans age 65; Registration District: Stockton; Volume No. 10a; Page No. 41.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 England, Death Certificate > 9 Jul 1857. George Evans age 65; Registration District: Hartlepool; Sub-District: Hartlepool; General Register Office, England; Personal copy in the files of Vivian Egan courtesy of Elizabeth Aiton.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 National Burial Index for England & Wales Transcription > database > Hartlepool Old Cemetery, Durham > 10 Jul 1857 > George Evans age 67; Transcriptions © Cleveland Family History Society.
  9. 9.0 9.1 England Census, 1841 Class: HO107; Piece: 784; Book: 2; Folio: 7; Page: 5 schedule 26.
  10. 10.0 10.1 England Census, 1851 Class: HO107; Piece: 1809; Folio: 218; Page: 23; Schedule: 105.

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