Richard Evans, 1812

Name
Richard /Evans/
Given names
Richard
Surname
Evans
Birth
Immigration
Text:

Richard was a private in the NSW Corps who arrived in the colony aboard the ship Active 26 Sep 1791.

Occupation
Soldier
between 1791 and 1803
Employer: Government
Citation details: p. 277
Text:

EVANS, Richard
11 Mar 1791 enlisted UK, rank Corporal
Jun 1791 - arrived NSW
1793 rank Sergeant
1794 grant 25 acres Bulanaming
1798-1799 Townson's detachment
1800-1802 Paterson's detachment
1803 grant 150 acres Mulgrave Place
25 Mar 1803 Discharged

Marriage
Text:

Richard was a sergeant and settler down river from the Arndells. He was illiterate. They were married from Thomas Arndell's Cattai farm.

Text:

Many researchers list Robert, Mary and George Arndell as the children of John Arndell and Elizabeth Jackson, when in fact they are more likely to be the children of Elizabeth Jackson and Richard Evans.
Besides Esther, whose parentage is also problematic, Samuel is the only other 'likely' child of John Arndell and Elizabeth Jackson.
Mary - Her marriage certificate (1822) gives her maiden name as Evans as does her death certificate.
Robert - Married firstly as Robert Arndell, secondly as Robert Arndell Jackson. Other evidence exists (land grants, etc.) that he is the child of Elizabeth Jackson and Richard Evans. A letter written by Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld (transcribed below) indicates that he did not believe Robert to be part of the Threlkeld family:
The Honorable
The Colonial Secretary,
Alexander McLeeay Esquire
Sir
In reply to your favour of the 13th Inst. requesting me to forward the Document enclosed to Mr. Robert Arndell or Evans I have the honor to inform you that he is in no way related to our family although assuming the name of Arndell, but the person alluded to is I am informed an overseer in Mr. William Bell's employ at Hunter's River in some of his Stations at Liverpool Plains.
Presuming the document will be delivered with more certainty as government dispatch I will take the liberty of returning it!
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most Obedient and humble
Servant
L.E. THRELKELD (Sgd.)

George is delinitely the child of Elizabeth Jackson and Richard Evans - nothing points to Arndell ancestry here. He was married and buried as 'Evans'.

Samuel - his death certificate states that he died in 1874 at age 77 and that he was born at Norfolk Island, time in Australian territories unknown, name of father - John ARNOLD, occupation - unknown, mother - Elizabeth Jackson. As he was 77 when he died on 14 Jan 1874, he would have been 78 that year, so born about 1796.

Another daughter named Jane is mentioned in the Arndell tree in Ron Arndell's 'Pioneers of Portland Head' but no other record of her has been located.

Petition
Citation details: Memorials To The Governor, 1810-1826
Text:

"Received 6 Feb 1810"
"... The humble petition of Richard Evans
Most respectfully sheweth
That petitioner has guarded His Majesty as a soldier upwards of thirty years and was unfortunately discharged from the New South Wales Corps now 102nd Regiment at the --ment of it in 1803. That Your Excellency's petitioned obtained a grant of a piece of land below Sackville Reach in the Hawkesbury River and has by the late inundation received very heavy losses which has deprived him of every comfort for himself and family. That petitioner has three sons, one upwards of eleven and the others upwards of fourteen years of age, which with himself wishes to enter into the army (as he flatters himself there is some [illegible] left in him yet). Or that Your Excellency's petitioner wishes to obtain the grant of another piece of land in any part of the colony when with industry he will be able to support himself and family not in danger of the floods.
And in duty bound Your Excellency's petitioner will every pray...
Richard Evans
his X mark
Sydney 11 Feb 1810

Death
Cause of death: Murdered
Text:

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 9 January 1813 reported:
'An account has been received of the murder on Friday se'night of -Evans, a settler at or near Portland Head, and formerly a sergeant in the New South Wales Corps, now the 102d Regiment. The perpetration of the horrible offence is attributed to several natives, said to belong to the Lower Branch; but whether this supposition be accurate or not we have no present information.'

Probate
June 1813 (6 months after death)
Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 9 January 1813
Text:

"LETTERS of Administration to the Estate and Effects of the late Richard Evans of Hawkesbury, deceased, will be taken out by Mr. Robert Campbell, to whom the Honourable Court of Civil Jurisdiction has granted Permission for that Purpose.
(signed) ROBERT CAMPBELL."

Property for sale
Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 15 Jan 1814 Page 1
Text:

SALES BY AUCTION...
BY MR. HOWE,
At Windsor, on Saturday the 24th Instant, at Eleven O'Clock,
THAT valuable Estate situate at Sawyer's Reach, River Hawkesbury, late the Property of Richard Evans, deceased, - Prompt Payment, Sterling."

Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 29 Jan 1814 Page 2
Text:

"NOTICE.
the Sale of Evans's Estate, Sawyer's Reach, is necessarily postponed to Saturday the 12th day of February Next. - Six or Twelve Months Credit will be given..."

Family with Elizabeth Jackson
himself
1812
Birth: England, United Kingdom
Death: December 1812Colo, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17711837
Birth: about 1771
Death: 1837Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1803Cattai, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
son
1798
Birth: 1798 27 Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
6 years
son
18031880
Birth: about 1803 32 Mulgrave Place, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1880Warialda, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18061859
Birth: June 23, 1806 35 Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 17, 1859Jerrys Plains, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
John Arndell + Elizabeth Jackson
wife’s husband
17721807
Birth: about 1772 19
Death: 1807
wife
17711837
Birth: about 1771
Death: 1837Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1796Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
stepson
17961874
Birth: about 1796 24 25 Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1874Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Immigration
Text:

Richard was a private in the NSW Corps who arrived in the colony aboard the ship Active 26 Sep 1791.

Occupation
Citation details: p. 277
Text:

EVANS, Richard
11 Mar 1791 enlisted UK, rank Corporal
Jun 1791 - arrived NSW
1793 rank Sergeant
1794 grant 25 acres Bulanaming
1798-1799 Townson's detachment
1800-1802 Paterson's detachment
1803 grant 150 acres Mulgrave Place
25 Mar 1803 Discharged

Marriage
Text:

Richard was a sergeant and settler down river from the Arndells. He was illiterate. They were married from Thomas Arndell's Cattai farm.

Text:

Many researchers list Robert, Mary and George Arndell as the children of John Arndell and Elizabeth Jackson, when in fact they are more likely to be the children of Elizabeth Jackson and Richard Evans.
Besides Esther, whose parentage is also problematic, Samuel is the only other 'likely' child of John Arndell and Elizabeth Jackson.
Mary - Her marriage certificate (1822) gives her maiden name as Evans as does her death certificate.
Robert - Married firstly as Robert Arndell, secondly as Robert Arndell Jackson. Other evidence exists (land grants, etc.) that he is the child of Elizabeth Jackson and Richard Evans. A letter written by Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld (transcribed below) indicates that he did not believe Robert to be part of the Threlkeld family:
The Honorable
The Colonial Secretary,
Alexander McLeeay Esquire
Sir
In reply to your favour of the 13th Inst. requesting me to forward the Document enclosed to Mr. Robert Arndell or Evans I have the honor to inform you that he is in no way related to our family although assuming the name of Arndell, but the person alluded to is I am informed an overseer in Mr. William Bell's employ at Hunter's River in some of his Stations at Liverpool Plains.
Presuming the document will be delivered with more certainty as government dispatch I will take the liberty of returning it!
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your most Obedient and humble
Servant
L.E. THRELKELD (Sgd.)

George is delinitely the child of Elizabeth Jackson and Richard Evans - nothing points to Arndell ancestry here. He was married and buried as 'Evans'.

Samuel - his death certificate states that he died in 1874 at age 77 and that he was born at Norfolk Island, time in Australian territories unknown, name of father - John ARNOLD, occupation - unknown, mother - Elizabeth Jackson. As he was 77 when he died on 14 Jan 1874, he would have been 78 that year, so born about 1796.

Another daughter named Jane is mentioned in the Arndell tree in Ron Arndell's 'Pioneers of Portland Head' but no other record of her has been located.

Petition
Citation details: Memorials To The Governor, 1810-1826
Text:

"Received 6 Feb 1810"
"... The humble petition of Richard Evans
Most respectfully sheweth
That petitioner has guarded His Majesty as a soldier upwards of thirty years and was unfortunately discharged from the New South Wales Corps now 102nd Regiment at the --ment of it in 1803. That Your Excellency's petitioned obtained a grant of a piece of land below Sackville Reach in the Hawkesbury River and has by the late inundation received very heavy losses which has deprived him of every comfort for himself and family. That petitioner has three sons, one upwards of eleven and the others upwards of fourteen years of age, which with himself wishes to enter into the army (as he flatters himself there is some [illegible] left in him yet). Or that Your Excellency's petitioner wishes to obtain the grant of another piece of land in any part of the colony when with industry he will be able to support himself and family not in danger of the floods.
And in duty bound Your Excellency's petitioner will every pray...
Richard Evans
his X mark
Sydney 11 Feb 1810

Death
Text:

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 9 January 1813 reported:
'An account has been received of the murder on Friday se'night of -Evans, a settler at or near Portland Head, and formerly a sergeant in the New South Wales Corps, now the 102d Regiment. The perpetration of the horrible offence is attributed to several natives, said to belong to the Lower Branch; but whether this supposition be accurate or not we have no present information.'

Probate
Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 9 January 1813
Text:

"LETTERS of Administration to the Estate and Effects of the late Richard Evans of Hawkesbury, deceased, will be taken out by Mr. Robert Campbell, to whom the Honourable Court of Civil Jurisdiction has granted Permission for that Purpose.
(signed) ROBERT CAMPBELL."

Property for sale
Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 15 Jan 1814 Page 1
Text:

SALES BY AUCTION...
BY MR. HOWE,
At Windsor, on Saturday the 24th Instant, at Eleven O'Clock,
THAT valuable Estate situate at Sawyer's Reach, River Hawkesbury, late the Property of Richard Evans, deceased, - Prompt Payment, Sterling."

Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 29 Jan 1814 Page 2
Text:

"NOTICE.
the Sale of Evans's Estate, Sawyer's Reach, is necessarily postponed to Saturday the 12th day of February Next. - Six or Twelve Months Credit will be given..."