George EVANS

Male Abt 1768 - Abt 1840  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name George EVANS  [1
    Born Abt 1768  Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial record suggests age at death as 72
    Christened 12 Sep 1770 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Est 1798 
    • Gamekeeper at Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

      George was Gamekeeper to James Cecil, First Marquess of Salisbury at Hatfield House. He held a Gamekeeper's Licence between 1792 and 1798 and again between 1799 till 1804. Licence entries found in Hertfordshire County Records 1699-1850, Hertfordshire Library.

      James Cecil was the 7th Earl and 1st Marquess (Lord Salisbury) and was primarily a politician, becoming Lord Chamberlain in 1789 and he was created Knight of the Garter in 1793. He held these posts under the then prime minister, William Pitt, the Younger. After a period of decline by the end of the 18th century the Cecils were once again a powerful political family, largely through the strong personalities of the Cecils' wives. James's wife, the Marchioness, was Lady Emily Mary Hill, the daughter of the Irish Earl of Downshire. Lady Emily scandalised polite society with her partying and fun loving behaviour. She also loved hunting and must therfore have been in regular contact with George.

      There was a visit to Hatfield House in 1800 by George lll and his Queen, when George must have been present.

      After 1804 the family's fortunes seemed to have declined: a George Evans was admitted to the Hatfield Union Workhouse 18 April 1836, where he died on 31 January 1840, a few days before his burial on 4th February. This George is described in the workhouse records as a watchmaker, an unlikely change from his earlier calling of gamekeeper.
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    UKC 1881
    Buried 4 Feb 1840  St Etheldreda's Church, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From HFHS Herts Burial Index b.k1800-1851
    Died Abt Mar 1840  Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8492  Southwest
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2013 

    Father Joseph EVANS,   c. 6 Oct 1734, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne Elizabeth BLISSETT,   c. 23 Jun 1751, All Hallows Church, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Jul 1761  Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann BISHOP,   b. Abt 1765, Hornsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Apr 1798  Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses: Jos. Evans and Eliza. Askings.

      The microfilmed records at HALS provide the following narrative: "George Evans, a Gamekeeper of this parish [Hatfield] and Anne Bishop of the parish of Hornsey in the County of Middlesex married in the [sic] Church by Banns this 24th Day of April 1798 by me Thomas Matthews, Curate. The marriage was solemnized between us [signed] George Evans Ann Bishop in the presence of Jas Evans, Elizabeth Askings"

      The record is numbered 270, 1798 and appears on microfilm 534.
    Children 
    +1. Thomas EVANS,   b. Abt 1799, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1859, Luton, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. George EVANS,   b. Abt 1800, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Elizabeth EVANS,   b. Abt 1804, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     4. Susanne EVANS,   b. Abt 1808, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane EVANS,   b. Abt 1809, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Henry EVANS,   c. 27 Dec 1812, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1814  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Family ID F2640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1768 - Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1798 - Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Feb 1840 - St Etheldreda's Church, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Mar 1840 - Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1969] Gedcom, Mallett-Stockdale, (England), M0601S373.