John Eva

b. 6 September 1845, d. 11 August 1916
John Eva with granddaughter Priscilla Collins c1900. Photo courtesy of Janet Nops.
     John Eva was born on 6 September 1845 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
John Eva married Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe, daughter of George Tunnecliffe and Elizabeth Barber, on 2 February 1876 at Windsor Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
John Eva died on 11 August 1916 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at age 70.

Family

Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
Marriage*
John Eva married Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe, daughter of George Tunnecliffe and Elizabeth Barber, on 2 February 1876 at Windsor Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Children

Kenneth Eva

b. 29 April 1912, d. 5 September 1970
FatherWilliam John Eva b. 1 Sep 1876, d. 9 Apr 1955
MotherFanny Emma Batten b. 22 Oct 1879, d. 29 Jun 1951
     Kenneth Eva was born on 29 April 1912 at Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. He was the son of William John Eva and Fanny Emma Batten.
Kenneth Eva married Rita Myrtle Welch circa 1940 at New Zealand.
Kenneth Eva died on 5 September 1970 at Hamilton, New Zealand, at age 58.

Family

Rita Myrtle Welch b. 20 Jun 1914, d. 5 Jul 1985
Marriage*
Kenneth Eva married Rita Myrtle Welch circa 1940 at New Zealand

Leslie John Eva

b. 13 December 1920, d. 1 July 1959
FatherWilliam John Eva b. 1 Sep 1876, d. 9 Apr 1955
MotherFanny Emma Batten b. 22 Oct 1879, d. 29 Jun 1951
     Leslie John Eva was born on 13 December 1920 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. He was the son of William John Eva and Fanny Emma Batten.
Leslie John Eva died on 1 July 1959 at age 38.

Louisa Jessie Eva

b. 9 November 1878, d. 12 June 1962
FatherJohn Eva b. 6 Sep 1845, d. 11 Aug 1916
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
Louisa Jessie Eva. Photo courtesy of Janet Nops.
     Louisa Jessie Eva was born on 9 November 1878 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. She was the daughter of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe.
Louisa Jessie Eva married James Thomas Collins in 1894 at New Zealand.
Louisa Jessie Eva died on 12 June 1962 at Kaponga, Taranaki, New Zealand, at age 83.

Family

James Thomas Collins b. 29 Dec 1865, d. 14 Dec 1939
Marriage*
Louisa Jessie Eva married James Thomas Collins in 1894 at New Zealand
Children

Phyllis Margaret Marie Eva

b. 28 September 1913, d. 22 June 1983
FatherGeorge Tunnecliffe Eva b. 24 Nov 1884, d. 24 Sep 1963
MotherHannah Elizabeth Sharrock b. 27 May 1890, d. 23 May 1975
     Phyllis Margaret Marie Eva was born on 28 September 1913 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. She was the daughter of George Tunnecliffe Eva and Hannah Elizabeth Sharrock.
Phyllis Margaret Marie Eva died on 22 June 1983 at Hamilton, New Zealand, at age 69.

Priscilla Jane Eva

b. 2 August 1882, d. 8 July 1972
FatherJohn Eva b. 6 Sep 1845, d. 11 Aug 1916
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
     Priscilla Jane Eva was born on 2 August 1882 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. She was the daughter of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe.
Priscilla Jane Eva married Sydney Septimus Wells in 1902 at New Zealand.
Priscilla Jane Eva died on 8 July 1972 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at age 89.

Family

Sydney Septimus Wells b. c 1875, d. 1961
Marriage*
Priscilla Jane Eva married Sydney Septimus Wells in 1902 at New Zealand

Robert Henry Eva

b. 26 October 1886, d. 14 November 1961
FatherJohn Eva b. 6 Sep 1845, d. 11 Aug 1916
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
     Robert Henry Eva was born on 26 October 1886 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. He was the son of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe.
Robert Henry Eva died on 14 November 1961 at Cornwall Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, at age 75.

Thomas Richard Eva

b. 15 October 1894, d. 23 November 1959
FatherJohn Eva b. 6 Sep 1845, d. 11 Aug 1916
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
     Thomas Richard Eva was born on 15 October 1894 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. He was the son of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe.
Thomas Richard Eva married Libby Harriet McMillan in 1921 at NZ.
Thomas Richard Eva died on 23 November 1959 at Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand, at age 65.

Family

Libby Harriet McMillan b. 26 May 1899, d. 1986
Marriage*
Thomas Richard Eva married Libby Harriet McMillan in 1921 at NZ

Violet Alice Eva

b. 11 July 1890, d. 1984
FatherJohn Eva b. 6 Sep 1845, d. 11 Aug 1916
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
     Violet Alice Eva was born on 11 July 1890 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. She was the daughter of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe.
Violet Alice Eva married Alfred Ellis in 1908 at NZ.
Violet Alice Eva married Claude Raymond Lambert in 1927 at New Zealand.
Violet Alice Eva died in 1984 at NZ.

Family 1

Alfred Ellis b. 1883, d. 3 Dec 1918
Marriage*
Violet Alice Eva married Alfred Ellis in 1908 at NZ
Child

Family 2

Claude Raymond Lambert b. 16 Dec 1886, d. 1972
Marriage*
Violet Alice Eva married Claude Raymond Lambert in 1927 at New Zealand

William John Eva

b. 1 September 1876, d. 9 April 1955
FatherJohn Eva b. 6 Sep 1845, d. 11 Aug 1916
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 13 Apr 1940
     William John Eva was born on 1 September 1876 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. He was the son of John Eva and Margaret Elizabeth Tunnecliffe.
William John Eva married Fanny Emma Batten in 1902.
William John Eva died on 9 April 1955 at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at age 78.

Family

Fanny Emma Batten b. 22 Oct 1879, d. 29 Jun 1951
Marriage*
William John Eva married Fanny Emma Batten in 1902. 
Children

Albert Walter Evans

b. 1877
FatherWilliam Evans b. c 1837, d. a 2 Apr 1911
MotherHarriet King b. c 1835, d. 1915
     Albert Walter Evans was born in 1877 at Fareham, Hampshire, England. He was the son of William Evans and Harriet King.

Alice Emma Evans

b. 1875
FatherWilliam Evans b. c 1837, d. a 2 Apr 1911
MotherHarriet King b. c 1835, d. 1915
     Alice Emma Evans was born in 1875 at Fareham, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of William Evans and Harriet King.

Ann Evans

b. 26 October 1834
FatherGeorge Evans b. 8 Jun 1794, d. 27 Dec 1873
MotherAnne Cluer b. 27 Apr 1796, d. 20 Mar 1877
     Ann Evans was born on 26 October 1834 at Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of George Evans and Anne Cluer.
Ann's baptism records her date of birth as 26 Oct 1834. Could this be the same Ann baptised 16 Jan 1834? Should her year of birth be 1833 and not 1834? No burial has been found for the first Ann (bap. 16 Jan 1834 at Titchfield).1
Ann Evans was baptized on 7 February 1841 at Titchfield, Hampshire, England.

Citations

  1. [S618] Parish Register of Titchfield, Hampshire, England, Various Periods (HALS: 37M73) "HALS: 37M73, PR9."

Ann Evans

b. 16 January 1834
FatherGeorge Evans b. 8 Jun 1794, d. 27 Dec 1873
MotherAnne Cluer b. 27 Apr 1796, d. 20 Mar 1877
     Ann Evans was baptized on 16 January 1834 at Titchfield, Hampshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Evans and Anne Cluer.

Citations

  1. [S517] Website "Findmypast" (http://www.findmypast.co.uk/).
  2. [S618] Parish Register of Titchfield, Hampshire, England, Various Periods (HALS: 37M73) "HALS: 37M73, PR8."

Ann Evans

b. 8 June 1783
FatherNathaniel Evans b. 28 Apr 1754, d. 1815
MotherSarah Hayter d. 1792
     Ann Evans was baptized on 8 June 1783 at Rowner, Hampshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Evans and Sarah Hayter.

Citations

  1. [S643] Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, Rowner, Hampshire, England, (Film no: PHC: CHU46) "CHU42/1C/8."

Betty Evans

b. 29 March 1789
FatherNathaniel Evans b. 28 Apr 1754, d. 1815
MotherSarah Hayter d. 1792
     Betty Evans was baptized on 29 March 1789 at Rowner, Hampshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Evans and Sarah Hayter.

Citations

  1. [S643] Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, Rowner, Hampshire, England, (Film no: PHC: CHU46) "CHU42/1C/8."

Charlotte Evans

b. 10 December 1815
FatherGeorge Evans b. 8 Jun 1794, d. 27 Dec 1873
MotherAnne Cluer b. 27 Apr 1796, d. 20 Mar 1877
     Charlotte Evans was born in 1815 at Titchfield, Hampshire, England; Note: birthplace consistently given as Tichfield in the census returns.
Charlotte Evans was baptized on 10 December 1815 at Fareham St Peter & St Paul, Fareham, Hampshire, England, daughter of George and Ann Evans.1 She was the daughter of George Evans and Anne Cluer.
Charlotte Evans married Philip Murrell, son of Philip Murrell and Mary Bishop, on 28 August 1838 at Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon, Sussex, England.2
Philip Murrell was a widower when he married Charlotte Evans.
The Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon House, at Slindon was registered to conduct marriages on 18.12.1837 and was later transferred to St Richard's Church, Slindon on 21.11.1865. "Throughout penal times the chapel in Slindon House was continuously served by a priest. During the worst days of persecution Mass was said in a secret chamber under the roof. Later the chapel was on the first floor with an arched roof, and in close proximity were three priest's hiding places. The last to occupy one of these holes was Fr. Joseph Molyneux, (Slindon 1765 to 1778) who thus eluded arrest upon a search being made for him by order of a magistrate during a temporary outburst of "No Popery" fever (from: "Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea, Vol VI, Bedingfeld Papers, etc, published 1909" LDS Microfilm No. 1068700).
It appears that most Murrell's in Slindon were Catholics. This could come about from most of these Murrells being descendants or relatives of Jeremy Murrell of Slindon who was Steward to Lord Newberg according to his burial on 23 Jan 1763 (St Mary's Church of England Register). I suspect that Lord Newberg was a Catholic although I haven't thoroughly researched this yet. In the 1861 census it appears that Philip Murrell is a gardener for Anne, Countess of Newburgh. There is no information so far on the background of Philip's father, another Philip Murrell. He is found at Arundel in 1793 (another Catholic hotspot) when he married Mary Bishop but nothing is known of his origins.
It is a mystery how Philip came to marry Charlotte Evans who was born some distance away in Tichfield, Hampshire. Perhaps she was working as a servant at Slindon where she became pregnant and so it was arranged for her to marry Philip, a widower (Philip 44 years, Charlotte 22 years)? There is no evidence that she came from a Roman Catholic family although her line does go back to Twyford in Hampshire where there was a highly regarded RC school dating from the late 1600s. However, a document survives showing that her direct ancestor, William Primmer (1703- ), was an informant against this RC school in 1743/44, just before the Jacobite uprising in 1745.
Philip Murrell and his family do appear to have been committed Catholics and oral family history says that his daughter Maria Murrell and her daughter Annie Marchant maintained a connection to the high church of England which, while not Catholic, is close to it in their practices.
The fact that Charlotte's first child Mary had her mother's maiden name indicates that she was illegitimate. It is also interesting to note that Charlotte and Philip were married and resident in Slindon but their first child, Charles, was born in Charlotte's birthplace, Titchfield. Charlotte's family would have been living there.
On 7 June 1841 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Slindon, Sussex, England.3
Charlotte Evans witnessed the birth of Maria Murrell on 11 February 1846 at Slindon, Sussex, England.4
On 30 March 1851 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Dyers Lane, Slindon, Sussex, England.5
On 7 April 1861 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Slindon St, Slindon, Sussex, England.6
On 2 April 1871 Charlotte Evans and Philip Murrell lived at Slindon Common, Slindon, Sussex, England.7
On 3 April 1881 Charlotte Evans lived at 7 The Drive, Hove, Sussex, England, with her daughter Mary Farendon (nee Evans) and her husband George. This was just 2 months after Philip died. Also at this residence were Teresa Murrell (19 years born Slindon) and Agnes Murrell (24 years born Slindon). Both were domestic servants.8
A possibility for Charlotte's death was considered to be: Oct-Dec 1881, Westhampnett RD, Vol 2b page 225, age 87 years. She was buried at Barnham St Mary on 17 Nov 1881 age 87 years. However, this is more likely to be Charlotte Murrell baptised 23 Oct 1794 dau. of Joseph Murrell and Anne of Barnham, at Barnham St Mary.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Philip Murrell b. 27 Feb 1794, d. 10 Feb 1881
Marriage*
Charlotte Evans married Philip Murrell, son of Philip Murrell and Mary Bishop, on 28 August 1838 at Roman Catholic Chapel, Slindon, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S617] Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, Fareham, Hampshire, England, (Film no: PHC: CHU43) "CHU43/1B/1."
  2. [S47] Marriage certificate of Philip Murrell and Charlotte Evans, married 28 Aug 1838 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 347).
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1099 folio 5/8 page 11."
  4. [S197] Birth certificate of Maria Murrell, born 11 Feb 1846, registered 23 Feb 1846 in the Registration District of Chichester, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 342).
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1653 folio 74 page 3."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 619 folio 43 page 15."
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1114 folio 38 page 3."
  8. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1096 folio 85 page 13."

Charlotte Evans

b. 29 December 1765
FatherNathaniel Evans d. 1807
MotherElizabeth Woodhatch
     Charlotte Evans was baptized on 29 December 1765 at Titchfield, Hampshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Evans and Elizabeth Woodhatch.

Citations

  1. [S618] Parish Register of Titchfield, Hampshire, England, Various Periods (HALS: 37M73) "HALS: 37M73/PR4."

Charlotte Evans

b. 1864
FatherWilliam Evans b. c 1837, d. a 2 Apr 1911
MotherHarriet King b. c 1835, d. 1915
     Charlotte Evans was born in 1864 at Fareham, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of William Evans and Harriet King.

David Griffith Evans

     David Griffith Evans married Amelia Hamlin Wickens, daughter of John Wickens and Elizabeth Williams, on 23 August 1913 at Lucas, Ohio, United States.

Family

Amelia Hamlin Wickens b. 10 Jun 1888, d. 25 Nov 1949
Marriage*
David Griffith Evans married Amelia Hamlin Wickens, daughter of John Wickens and Elizabeth Williams, on 23 August 1913 at Lucas, Ohio, United States
Child