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Name: William Evans

Burial Number: 1028

Gender: Male

Occupation: Master Mariner

Born: 00/10/1859

Died: 05/04/1921

Buried: 08/04/1921


William Archard Evans was born in St. Clears, Carmarthen in 1858, he was baptised on 27th October. His father was The Reverend William Maurice Evans, Curate of Llandowror, his mother was Mary Anne, aka Marianne, nee James. William was 8yrs in 1867 when his father died.
In 1883, on June 8th, William was awarded his Master’s Certificate in the Merchant Service.
In 1885, he married Lydia Davies, 23yrs, in Swansea.
William Archard Evans had a successful career in the Merchant Service, becoming Master of the British steamship, Monmouthshire and was away from his wife and family for long periods. In 1899, in Hong Kong, he was part of a Marine Court of Enquiry into the loss of the British steamship Glenavon which foundered off the port of Hong Kong in 1898. The report was published by Lloyd’s Register, London.
In 1911, William, 52yrs, now a retired Master Mariner, lived with Lydia, 48yrs, at 179, Kings Road, Kingston Hill, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. According to the census, they had had 3 children but only one had survived.
Although still living in Kingston, William died in Worthing on 5th April 1921, at Groombridge, Chaucer Road, aged 63yrs.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 11 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): deal.verbs.retain

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Captain William Archard Evans of Uplands, Kingston Hill died at Worthing April 5th 1921 aged 62 years "Peace, perfect peace" Also Lydia Evans beloved wife of the above died May 18th 1933 in her 71st year R.I.P.

Further Information


Name: William Archard Evans

Gender: Male

Born: 00/10/1859

Town: Unknown

County: Carmarthenshire

Country: Wales


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1885

Spouse First Name: Lydia

Spouse Last Name: Davies

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Wales

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/04/1921

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Groombridge

Address line 3: Chaucer Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7790 16 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £561000

Census Information


William A. Evans, 52yrs, retired Master Mariner, wife, Lydia, 48yrs, living at 179, King’s Road, Kingston Hill, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, employing 1 domestic servant.

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