Country Of Origin England
Born 1818
Died 1910
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1818, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Parents Henry and Elizabeth Evans
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart, Launceston
Street Address
Elizabeth Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 19 May 1845, St David’s Church, Hobart, to Maria Clarke.
Trial 25 March 1841, Lancashire Quarter Sessions
Sentence Transportation for life for burglary and cutting and maiming a policeman
Arrival 12 September 1841 on the convict ship, Westmoreland (2)
Police Number 2592
Convict Assignment David Barclay, clock and watchmaker, Hobart
Ticket of Leave 25 September 1849
Conditional Pardon 11 January 1853
Other Convicts records: Proper surname ‘Evans.’

Probation period: Browns River
1845: Assigned to David Barclay for a short time.

Approx. 1850–1853: Watchmaking and jewellery business, Launceston.
Advertised watches and jewellery for sale and ‘repairs neatly executed.’
By the end of July 1853, watchmaker Thomas Hughes was operating business in former premises of Henry Mitchell in Elizabeth Street.

April 1854: Henry, Maria, and family departed Launceston and returned to England despite the requirement to remain in the colony under conditions of their pardons. Records in England show the family returned to using Henry’s original surname of Evans. The females in the family used their middle names as first names.
1856: A daughter was born to Henry and Maria at Greenwich (Henry’s occupation – licensed victualler).
England Census 1861, 1871, 1891: Residence: Surrey, Maria’s (Isabella) place of origin.

Henry returned to clock and watchmaking, and his Launceston-born son, Samuel, followed in his father’s trade.
1901 England Census: Henry, 83-year-old watchmaker and employer, was recorded as working at home with Charles Henry Evans, a watchmaker and his 25-year-old grandson.

Death 1910, Surrey, England
TAHO: CON33/1/11, CON27/1/9, CON14/1/10, CON52/1/2 1845, RGD37/1/4 no1927 Marriage 1845, RGD32/1/3 no3921 Birth 1851. Convicts Records, Maria Clark: CON40/1/12, CON15/1/2.
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales Criminal Register 1841; London, England Births & Baptisms 1856 [Sarah Agnes Evans]; England Census 1861-1901, England & Wales Death 1910 [Henry Evans].
The Examiner (Launceston) 20 July 1850, 18 October 1851; Cornwall Chronicle 1 October 1851, 4 October 1851, 15 January 1853, 20 July 1853, 30 July 1853; The Courier Hobart 27 July 1853, 17 April 1854.