John Evans1

M, #155711, b. 1804, d. 30 December 1891
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
     John Evans was born in 1804 at Longacre, London, EnglandG.2 He married Rachel Adams, daughter of John Adams and Vahineatua (?), on 26 November 1824 at Pitcairn IslandG.3 He died on 30 December 1891 at Norfolk IslandG.2
     On 10 December 1823, when the Cyrus arrived in Pitcairn, and John Buffett volunteered to remain on the island as schoolteacher, 19-year-old Evans had a tearing decision to make. Buffet was his best friend and mentor. Since Buffett had signed on the ship in Honolulu, Evans had attached himself to the well-traveled and intelligent older seaman. Now Buffett had chosen to leave. It was not until the Cyrus had left was it descovered that young Evans had hidden himself in the hollow stump of a tree on the island. When discovered, it was decided to allow him to stay.
He was reportedly a very tiny man, reports of his height range from 5' to 5'3' tall. His father was either a coachmaker or a watchmaker in Longacre, England (depending on who read the original record). He apparently had an above average education for a sailor.
It was not long before he sought the hand of Rachel Adams, daughter of John Adams, who was 7 years his senior. Adams was initially not impressed, feeling that Evans was too young to seriously consider marriage, but Rachel convinced him to relent.
The arrival of Joshua Hill in 1832 marked the beginning of a very trying period in the lives of Evans, Buffett, and Nobbs. Realizing that these three would be the most threatening to his plans and beliefs, Hill singled them out for special humiliation and punishment. The ill-treatment that the three endured reached a climax when they were forced to leave the island in March of 1834, on board the Tuscan. They were carried to Tahiti, where Evans appears to have traveled to the Gambier Islands where he was later reunited with his family. They were not able to return to Pitcairn until after Hill's forced departure in 1837. Their stay on the Gambiers was not comfortable, as the islands were suffering a food shortage at the time. Reportedly, the family returned to Pitcairn in a very emaciated condition.
Little is known of his activities on the island. He was fully accepted by his neighbors, and settled down to a quiet life on the island. He appears to have never played an important role in island affairs.2

Children of John Evans and Rachel Adams

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  3. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 221. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.

Rachel Adams1

F, #155712, b. 1797, d. 7 September 1876
Last Edited=16 Apr 2006
     Rachel Adams was born in 1797 at Pitcairn IslandG.2 She was the daughter of John Adams and Vahineatua (?).1 She married John Evans on 26 November 1824 at Pitcairn IslandG.1 She died on 7 September 1876 at Norfolk IslandG.1
     She was also known as Rebecca.1 From 26 November 1824, her married name became Evans.2
     When John Evans asked for her hand, he did not meet with much success. Her father did not approve of people marrying too young, and Evans was only 19, and the disparity in their ages was also an obstacle. However, the matter was referred to Rachel for decision, and her answer came quickly, 'Try it, daddy'. At length he reconsidered, and they were wedded with a ring formed of the outer circle of a limpet shell.2

Children of Rachel Adams and John Evans

Citations

  1. [S74] Robert Nicolson, The Pitcairners (Auckland, New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997), page 221. Hereinafter cited as The Pitcairners.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.
  3. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

Cecil Wilfrid Quintal1

M, #155713, b. 26 January 1888
Last Edited=16 Sep 2005
     Cecil Wilfrid Quintal was born on 26 January 1888 at Norfolk IslandG.1 He is the son of John James Heywood Quintal and Elizabeth Eadie Clow.1 He married Dorothy Frances Tyer, daughter of Frederick Samuel Tyer and Frances Harriet Jordan, at New ZealandG.1
     He emigrated to New ZealandG, arriving on circa 1907.2

Children of Cecil Wilfrid Quintal and Dorothy Frances Tyer

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Maria Angelina Laura Evans1

F, #155714, b. 30 May 1857, d. 11 December 1920
Last Edited=21 Sep 2005
     Maria Angelina Laura Evans was born on 30 May 1857 at Norfolk IslandG.1 She was the daughter of William Evans and Rebecca Christian.1 She married, firstly, John Timothy on 16 February 1887.1 She married John Augustus Adams, son of Jonathan Adams and Phoebe Quintal, on 20 August 1901 at Norfolk IslandG.2 She died on 11 December 1920 at age 63.1
     From 16 February 1887, her married name became Timothy.2 From 20 August 1901, her married name became Adams.2

Child of Maria Angelina Laura Evans

Children of Maria Angelina Laura Evans and John Timothy

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Mary Florence Evans1

F, #155715, b. 7 December 1858, d. 2 December 1880
Last Edited=21 Sep 2005
     Mary Florence Evans was born on 7 December 1858 at Norfolk IslandG.1 She was the daughter of William Evans and Rebecca Christian.1 She died on 2 December 1880 at age 21 at Norfolk IslandG.1

Child of Mary Florence Evans

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.


Olivia May Adams1

F, #155716, b. 24 October 1892, d. 30 May 1897
Last Edited=21 Sep 2005
Consanguinity Index=7.03%
     Olivia May Adams was born on 24 October 1892 at Norfolk IslandG.1 She was the daughter of John Rigger Adams and Maria Elizabeth Christian.1 She died on 30 May 1897 at age 4 at Norfolk IslandG.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

Charles Medley Evans1

M, #155717, b. 9 May 1862
Last Edited=20 Sep 2005
     Charles Medley Evans was born on 9 May 1862 at Norfolk IslandG.1 He was the son of William Evans and Rebecca Christian.1 He married Clara Flora Nobbs, daughter of Alfred Augustine Nobbs and Mary Emily Christian, on 17 December 1896 at Norfolk IslandG.2
     He fought in the First World War, with the 4th Battalion, 61st Battalion, and 62nd Battalion.2

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Lucy Ella Robert Evans1

F, #155718, b. 31 October 1863
Last Edited=21 Sep 2005
     Lucy Ella Robert Evans was born on 31 October 1863 at Norfolk IslandG.1 She is the daughter of William Evans and Rebecca Christian.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

Amelia Evans1

F, #155719, b. 30 August 1865, d. 3 April 1940
Last Edited=19 Jan 2006
     Amelia Evans was born on 30 August 1865 at Norfolk IslandG.1 She was the daughter of William Evans and Rebecca Christian.1 She married George Edward Nobbs, son of Fletcher Christian Nobbs and Susan Quintal, on 19 July 1887 at Norfolk IslandG.2 She died on 3 April 1940 at age 74 at Norfolk IslandG.1
     From 19 July 1887, her married name became Nobbs.2

Children of Amelia Evans and George Edward Nobbs

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  2. [S126] George Snell, online unknown url, George Snell (No longer available online), downloaded 29 August 2005.

Emily Rachel Evans1

F, #155720, b. 28 April 1867, d. 7 February 1887
Last Edited=21 Sep 2005
     Emily Rachel Evans was born on 28 April 1867 at Norfolk IslandG.1 She was the daughter of William Evans and Rebecca Christian.1 She died on 7 February 1887 at age 19 at Norfolk IslandG.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.