I know there are a couple of regular readers of this blog who are interested in the extensive and complex Evans family of Stepaside and I suspect there are several more.
A probate document held at the Pembrokeshire Record Office should be of interest if you are one of them. Dated 11 November 1842 it concerns Nicholas Hitchings of Tenby’s estate and, as it lists most of his extended family, it establishes links between the various strands of Hitchings and Evans of Stepaside. I did not extract all the details but here’s a list of one part of the family, the children of Nicholas’ sister Mary Evans (nee Hitchings):
- Martha Allen, wife of Benjamin of Eastlake, Amroth
- William Evans of Stepaside, mason
- Henry Evans of Little Kilvelgy, St Issells, farmer
- Nicholas Evans of St Issells, carpenter
- David Evans of Pleasant Valley, Amroth, tailor
- Mary Absalom, wife of Benjamin, Redwalls, mason
- Thomas Evans of Penrath, St Issells, farmer
- Ann Morris, wife of William, Stepaside, blacksmith
- Ann Evans, farmer of Begelly, widow of late John Evans
Family history would be so much easier if documents like this existed for all families!
Click here to link to the Record Office’s catalogue entry for the document.