Rev. Evan James

???? - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Rev. Evan James [curate of St Dunstans] Stepney.

  1. Rev. Evan James, born 03/12/1790 Llanbadarn, ordained 1814, appointed lecturer Stepney 13/07/1827. In Llanbadarn Churchyard there is a memorial to Richard James Esq., who died 26/11/1855 aged 60 years and to the memory of his niece Mary Ann, daughter of Rev. Evan James of Stepney who died 07/07/1845 aged 22.

  2. 1841 census Evan James clerk aged 50 living at White Horse Lane Stepney with Sarah aged 20 and Mary Ann 18. Sarah Helena was baptised 23/06/1820 at St Dunstan Stepney, Mary Ann was born 03/01/1822 and baptised 04/01/1822 at St Dunstan and All Saints Stepney, in both cases parents were given as Evan and Sarah Ann James. A son to the couple, Thomas was baptised at St Dunstan 16/08/1825.

  3. It has not been possible to date to identify definitively James's wife, in whose right he claimed for one-third of the compensation for the Great Pond estate in Jamaica. However, an Evan James married a Sarah Paisley in 1818 in Chelsea. Given that the estate had belonged to Walter Paisley, this appears highly likely to have been the path to asserted ownership for Rev. Evan James.

  4. Will of Rev. Evan James clerk of St Dunstan Stepney [made 11/1842] proved 05/04/1843. He left his property, including freehold land near Aberystwyth, in trust for his son Thomas Paisley James and daughter Sarah Helena James, with £1000 to support a second daughter Mary Ann.


  1. CCEd [database online] Person ID: 113668; 'Llanbadarn Churchyard' by A. W. Gilbey and Penglais School Historical Society, Section F F14 at [accessed 30/12/2010].

  2. 1841 census;, London, England Births and Baptisms 1813-1906 [database online].

  3. A Sarah Thomas married Evan James 21/10/1821 at Llanfihangel Brynpabuan, 'Groom - Llanavanfawr', but the dates do not fit with the known birthdates of the Evan James' children,, Breconshire, Wales, Marriages 1813-1837 [database online]; Pallots Marriage Index for England 1780-1837.

  4. PROB 11/1978/22.

Further Information

Thomas Paisley James
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£3,867 11s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Not known

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife
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Addresses (1)

Stepney, London, Middlesex, London, England