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Trying to find my Grandad

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Teresa Report 19 Nov 2012 15:43

I am trying to find details about my Grandad: Jack Ernest Evans. He was not married to my Grandmother: Beatrice Sutton. My Dad was born in Shropshire in 1926. Jack also had a son with Beatrice's sister, Ivy. We think they were married, but I cannot find proof of this. He left the family and it is thought he may have gone to Staffordshire. I think he died in London in the 1960s. I do not have a birth year for him, but am assuming it is between 1890 and 1905. I am wondering if he fathered any other children and if my Dad has any unknown siblings out there.


Jonesey Report 19 Nov 2012 15:49

Marriages Jun 1922
EVANS John E Sutton Wem 6a 1736
SUTTON Ida M Evans Wem 6a 1736

Births Sep 1922
Evans Stanley D Sutton Wem 6a 1130

Births Sep 1890
Evans John Ernest Wem 6a 693

Remember that boys christened/baptised John often became known as Jack.


Adeline Report 19 Nov 2012 16:11

Is this the Sutton family in 1911?

Name: Ivy May Sutton
Age in 1911: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Whitchurch, Salop, England
Civil parish: Whitchurch Rural
County/Island: Shropshire
Country: England
Street Address: 5 Steele Rd, Tilstock, Whitchurch, Salop
Registration district: Whitchurch
Registration District Number: 353
Sub-registration district: Whitchurch
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Household schedule number: 90
Piece: 16234
Household Members: Name Age
William Sutton 33
Mary Annie Sutton 36
Joseph Henry Sutton 11
>>>>>Ivy May Sutton 9
>>>>>Beatrice Florence Sutton 7
Sarah Annie Sutton 5


Reggie Report 19 Nov 2012 16:12

That makes the relationships complex....

Cousins....and half-siblings at the same time


Gins Report 19 Nov 2012 16:14

1911 England Census
Name: Jack Earnest Cyril Evans
Age in 1911: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ilford, Essex
Civil parish: Ilford
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address: 3 Whites Cottages, Horns Road, Barkingside, Ilford
Occupation: school
Registration district: Romford
Registration District Number: 191
Sub-registration district: Ilford
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Household schedule number: 77
Piece: 9862
Household Members: Name Age
James James Evans 50
Alice Evans 43
Arthur Henry Evans 12
Jack Earnest Cyril Evans 7
Arthur Ladson 10
John Richard Press
Richard Perks 5

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
Name: Jack Ernest C Evans
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1903
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1978
Age at Death: 74
Registration district: Southend on Sea
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 9
Page: 2739

1911 England Census
Name: Jack Earnest Evans
Age in 1911: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Chiswick
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street Address: 14 Windmill Rd, Chiswick
Registration district: Brentford
Registration District Number: 128
Sub-registration district: Chiswick
ED, institution, or vessel: 21
Household schedule number: 111
Piece: 6948
Household Members: Name Age
Frederick Edward Evans 44
Florence Evans 42
Florence Edith Evans 19
Frederick John Evans 17
Frank Edward Evans 16
Martha Eugenie Evans 14
Kathleen Norah Evans 12
Walter Henry Evans 9
Robert James Evans 7
Jack Earnest Evans

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
Name: Jack Ernest Evans
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1907
Date of Registration: Dec 1996
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Hillingdon
Inferred County: Middlesex
Register Number: D27B
District and Subdistrict: 2361D
Entry number: 252

Of course he could, as Jonesey says, been called John?


Cynthia Report 20 Nov 2012 11:31

Hello Teresa and welcome to the Community boards.

It may be helpful for you to put the names you are researching into the Search all Trees box which you will find under the Search button above.

This will show you if you have any connections on this site and, if so, you can contact the tree owner for further information. Cx.


Teresa Report 20 Nov 2012 17:45

Yes, Adeline, that is my family (Sutton) It looks woerth researching John Ernest Evans born 1890, that would make him the right age to father sons in 1922 and 1926 (my Dad) Thank you :-)


Teresa Report 21 Nov 2012 22:01

I was thinking that there may have been a mistake in recording the name of Ivy May Sutton in the marriage records, but Ivy was born in 1902, not 1900, so that is not her, unfortunately :-(


Jonesey Report 21 Nov 2012 22:14

Ida May Sutton was born in 1902

Births Jun 1902
Sutton Ida May Whitchurch S 6a 744

Where was your Ivy born?

I seriously think that there is a very strong possibility that your Ivy and Ida are one and the same. You really need to obtain a copy of either the birth or marriage certificate to prove one way or the other.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Nov 2012 22:17


The term is "brousin".



Teresa Report 21 Nov 2012 22:18

She was born Wem, Shropshire, I believe.


Teresa Report 21 Nov 2012 22:20

Thanks, Jonesey :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 22 Nov 2012 04:22


Most information given on a death certificate is only that which is known to the informant ..... and may not be accurate.

The only information you can be sure is true is the following ................

place and date of death
cause of death
name, address and relationship (if given) of the informant
name of doctor

This means that name, age, address, and marital status of deceased may always be wrong!

Family always knows the birth date of "grandma", but the year is often not known accurately.



Teresa Report 22 Nov 2012 07:07

Thank you, Sylvia. Luckily i was able to find my Grandmother, Beatrice, and great Aunt Ivy May on the 1911 Census, so was able to confirm her birth year as 1902 :-)