FAMILY RECORD OF
PHILIP AND ELIZABETH EVANS


Philip Joseph Evans was christened 2 June 1664 in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, the son of John Evans. Great Tew is three miles north of Westcott Barton. Philip was a blacksmith. Philip married Elizabeth.



Philip signed an administration document at the death of his grandfather Thomas Evans in Great Tew in 1693.


Philip Evans signature

Philip Evans' signature


Philip died and was buried 10 November 1723 in Westcott Barton.

Philip Evans burial

Burial record of Philip Evans in Westcot Barton:
"Philip Evans was buried Nov 10th 1723"


Philip left a will written 28 October 1723 and proven 20 October 1724:


Philip
        Evans will

Will of Philip Evans of Westcot Barton, 1724


In the name of God Amen, I Philip Evenes of Westcot Barton in ye County of Oxon, blacksmith do this twentieth eight day of October in ye nine year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord King George Anno Dmi 1721 make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner and form following:

First I desire to render up my soul into ye hands of Almighty God who gave it & my body to ye earth in hopes of a joyfull resurrection thereof unto eternal life thro ye all sufficient merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ and as for my worldly estate good & chattels I give them as follows:

Imprimis, I give unto my eldest son Philip one shilling. Item, I give unto my son John & to my three daughters named Mary, Anne & Joan, each of them ten pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid by my executor hereafter named at ye end of one year after ye decease of my wife Elizabeth.

And as for ye house wherein I now live all my debts being first paid I do hereby give & dispose of ye same together with ye malthouse shop & all outhouses, yards, gardens & all other ye members & appurtenances thereof & thereunto belonging or therewith now used & enjoyed to my youngest son Thomas whom I do constitute & make & appoint to be ye whole & sole executor of this my last will & testament, he paying yearly therefrom ye sum of five pounds of lawfull money of England unto my dear wife Elizabeth during her natural life or else maintaining her in this my house in everything yt is fitting and necessary according as her necessities require. And as for all household goods, shop goods, utensels & working tools of my trade & all other my goods & chattels I do hereby give & bequeath ye same unto my said son Thomas, excepting ye best bed with everything belonging to yt bed which I give unto my said wife during only her natural life & afterwards to return to my son Thomas whom I would have defray my funeral charges.

Item, my will is yt my son Thomas shall not sell or otherways dispose of my dwelling house, malthouse or shop or any outhouses, gardens or members & appurtenances thereof without ye free consent of my dear wife first obtained.
And furthermore my will is yt if my son Thomas should die unmarried, my dear wife Elizabeth surviving him yt then she shall have & enjoy my house wherein I now live together with ye malthouse or shop or any outhouses, gardens or members & appurtenances thereof without ye free consent of my dear wife first obtained.

And furthermore my will is yt if my son Thomas should died unmarried, my dear wife wife Elizabeth surviving him yt then she shall have & enjoy my house wherein I now live together with ye malthouse, shop, yard, garden & all outhouses & appurtenances thereunto belonging during only her natural life & afterwards to devolve to my son John & my three daughters viz. Merry, Ann & Joan to be equally divided amoung them or ye survivors of them at ye decease of my said wife Elizabeth.

Lastly I hereby revoke & make void all former wills by me heretofore made whatsoever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year first above written.
Phillip Evens
Signed, sealed, published & delivered in ye presence of Mat: Herbert, Witt Bathe, William Rogers

Philip Evans
      signature

Signature of Philip Evans on his will




Elizabeth died and was buried 7 September 1733 in Westcott Barton.


Elizabeth Evans burial

Burial record for Elizabeth Evans in Westcot Barton:
"Elizbeth Evens was buried September ye 7 day"


Philip and Elizabeth had the following children:


1. Philip, christened 11 July 1681 in Westcott Barton; mentioned in father's will of 1724.


2. (Male, name blank in register), christened 10 January 1683 in Westcott Barton.


(The Westcott Barton parish register is blank from1686 to 1693.)


3. Mary, mentioned in father's will of 1724.


4. John, mentioned in father's will of 1724.


*5. Anne, christened 8 May 1696 in Westcott Barton; mentioned in father's will of 1724: married John Nelder 1 April 1730 in Bloxham; buried 8 February 1787 in Bloxham.

Anne Evans baptism

Baptism record for Anne Evans in Westcott Barton: "Anne ye daughter of Philip Evans and Elizabeth his wife was bapt May ye 8th"


6. Joan, christened 22 April 1698 in Westcott Barton: mentioned in father's will of 1724.


5. Thomas, christened 22 February 1701 in Westcott Barton; mentioned in father's will of 1724; married Anne.


6. Margaret, buried 14 June 1703 in Westcott Barton.



SOURCES: Westcott Barton parish register; Great Tew parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Philip Evans, 1724; www.findmypast.co.uk.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN EVANS


John Evans was christened 30 January 1629 in Great Tew, the son of Thomas and Katherine Evans.


John is mentioned in a history of Great Tew: "Forty-three Protestant nonconformists in the parish were returned in 1676. Separatists recorded earlier were all of Little Tew., but Quakers were prominent in both Great and Little Tew in the 17th century and early 18th. John Evans and Thomas Reeves were gaoled in the 1660s for refusing the oath or non-payment of tithes, and between 1689 and 1729 some 6 Quakers resident in Great Tew were fined repeatedly for refusing tithes." (British History Online: Great Tew: www.british-history.ac.uk)


No burial record is found in Great Tew for John, but a record is found in the Quaker records for the Banbury Meeting. John died 23 January 1679.


John Evans burial

Burial record for John Evans of Great Tew in the Banbury Meeting Quaker register:
"John Evans of Great Tue dyed - Day: 23 Month: 1"




John and his wife had the following children:


1. Thomas, christened 10 February 1661 in Great Tew.


*2. Philip Joseph, christened 2 June 1664 in Great Tew; married Elizabeth; buried 10 November 1723 in Westcott Barton, leaving a will.

Philip Evans
          baptism

Baptism record for Philip Evans in Great Tew: "Philip Joseph Evans the son of John Evans was
baptized June 2cond 1664"


3. Anne, christened 14 January 1666 in Great Tew.


4. John, christened 8 August 1669 in Great Tew.


5. Elizabeth, christened 16 December 1671 in Great Tew.



SOURCE: Great Tew parish register; Westcott Barton parish register; Banbury Meeting Quaker register; www.ancestry.co.uk.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS AND KATHERINE EVANS


Thomas Evans was born in about 1600 of Great Tew. He married Katherine. Thomas was a blacksmith in Great Tew.


Thomas appeared in court in 1634 with Frannces, the widow of Humphrey Evans of Little Tew, who died without a will. An administration was created for Humphrey, which named his two sons, John and Nicholas, both under 21 years old. Thomas' signature is found on one of the court documents. It seems likely that Humphrey was Thomas' brother.


Thomas Evans signature

Signature of Thomas Evans


Thomas died without a will, and an adminstration was created for him in 1693. The document mentions his two sons, Thomas Evans of Great Tew, also a blacksmith, and Nicholas Evans of Bloxham, shoemaker. Philip Evans of Westcot Barton, blacksmith was also mentioned without specifying a relationship. Thomas senior would be Philip's grandfather, and Thomas and Nicholas Evans were Philip's uncles.


Thomas Evans administration

Administration for Thomas Evans of Great Tew in 1693



Thomas and Katherine had the following children:


*1. John, christened 30 January 1629 in Great Tew.

John Evans

Baptism record for John Evans in Great Tew: "John ye sonne of Thomas & Katherine Evans of Great Tew was baptised ye 30th of Januarie 1629"


2. Thomas, christened 30 September 1632 in Great Tew.


3. Nicholas, christened 3 September 1635 in Great Tew; married Mary Plestow 16 April 1657 in Banbury; was a shoemaker in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. .


4. William, christened 4 March 1638 in Great Tew.


5. Joane, christened 12 April 1642 in Great Tew.


6. Richard, christened 1 May 1645 in Great Tew; married Anne.


7. Francis, christened 12 August 1649 in Great Tew.



SOURCES: Great Tew parish register; Banbury parish register; administration for Thomas Evans of Great Tew, 1696; www.ancestry.co.uk.