Interested in Evans & Hitchings of Stepaside?

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.

3 thoughts on “Interested in Evans & Hitchings of Stepaside?

  1. >I know there are a couple of regular readers of this blog who are
    > interested in the extensive and complex Evans family of Stepaside
    Count me in! The Nicholas Evans carpenter is my GGGrF. This is a great find. It squares nicely with William Evans’ will at the NLF .

    Great work.

    Christopher Wright

    • Like Christopher I found this confirmation of the Evans family very useful. I can claim two ancestors in this list: Martha Allen wife of Benjamin and Ann Morris wife of William. It is great that such material as this is being located and published.
      Joyce Phillips

  2. Undoubtedly the Evans of Stepaside generated a widespread complex network of related descendants. My parents never knew it in their lifetimes but they were distant cousins: my father’s mother’s father’s mother’s father was Henry Evans, and my mother’s mother’s father’s father’s mother was Ann Morris. Henry’s daughter Louisa’s son John Brace and Ann’s son George Morris and family moving to Tredegar around 1870. Small world!
    Chris Davies

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