EVANS Robert I

Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by webfooted

The son of Thomas Evans of Bristol, button maker (A), the father of Robert Evans II (RPR) and the father-in-law of James Bradshaw (F).

1714 25 Nov. He was apprenticed to Thomas and Sarah Dickson (A, Ao, Ar).
1722 13 Oct. He became a free gallypotmaker as he was the son of a freeman (F, G).
1731 15 Mar. Mary, the daughter of Robert Evans, potter, baptised (RPR).

It has been stated that the baptism register showed Robert Evans as ‘belonging to the pot-house at St Anne’s’ (Ray 1968, 46).  However, no trace of this wording could be found in the register.

1734 Gallypotmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1739 Gallypotmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1744 11 Oct. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to John Prym, victualler (M).
1745 A pot-painter of Bristol, he was bondsman for John Adams of Bedminster, Shipwright (Adm.).
1754 Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1774 31 Oct. He was dead when his son, Robert Evans II, became a free potter (F, G).
1781 15 Feb. James Bradshaw, potter, obtained his freedom because of his marriage to Hester, daughter of Robert Evans, deceased (F, G.).
Rate book entries:
25 Mar 1750 Robert Evans Redcliffe Hill and Guinea Street (SMR-W)
[29 Sep 1760-29 Sep 1761] Robert Evans/late Taylor Redcliffe Hill and Pit (SMR-Wa)
Mary, bapt 15 Mar 1731 (RPR), Margaret, bapt 12 Aug 1733 (RPR), Hannah, bapt 13 Apr 1735 (RPR), Robert, bapt 17 Jun 1739 (RPR), Elizabeth, bapt 24 Jun 1739 (RPR), Hester, 15 Feb 1781 (F, G)


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