Attempting to trace the Evans’: Evaluating the evidence 3

Attempting to trace the Evans’: Evaluating the evidence 3

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Evan Evans

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The next step on my journey to locate the Evans’ is to look at the only baptisms I can find of their offspring.  Two boys, both named Evan.  The first Evan sadly also comes with a burial record. 

The first Evan was unknown to me until recently. He did not appear on any census returns having died in infancy and the only recent availability of the Ffestiniog parish registers on Find My Past.  I’m not sure how this post will develop but I don’t believe there will be a huge amount of analysis from these three documents. 

It’s not altogether clear from the information available where exactly these events took place. I am making the (perhaps incorrect) assumption that the location was St David’s Church, Blaenau Ffestiniog.  Recalling that Evan and Laura married in Bethesda Chapel, a Calvinistic Methodist Church, I’m perplexed by the switch to Church in Wales just a few years later. Particularly in an area dominated by non-conformist denominations.

I think it’ll be more productive to move forward onto the next pieces of the puzzle because I don’t think these baptism and burial records can provide any insight into where Evan Evans really came from.   I have highlighted three actions from this though.

Image Text: Dec 20th 1867, Evan son of Evan & Laura Evans, Pantllwyd, Labourer, J Rowlands, Curate 1

Image Text: Evan Evans, Pantllwyd, Feb 12th, 3 months, J Rowlands, Curate 2

Image Text: Jan 6th 1870, Evan son of Evan & Laura Evans, Pantllwyd, Labourer, W S Williams, Curate 3

Actions

  1. Obtain birth and death certificates – for no other reason than to satisfy my own curiosity.
  2. Research the switching of denominations.
  3. Look for baptism record for Bethesda Chapel, Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Series Navigation<< Attempting to trace the Evans’: Evaluating the evidence 2
  1. Merionethshire Baptisms, Ffestiniog Merionethshire,  Transcript can be found on Find My Past here: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F917041112%2F1 []
  2. Merionethshire Burials 1868, Ffestiniog Merionethshire,  Transcript can be found on Find My Past here: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FD%2F899045089%2F1 []
  3. Merionethshire Baptisms, Ffestiniog Merionethshire,  Transcript can be found on Find My Past here: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F917041112%2F1 []