Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans was born on 16 Mar 1800, the second daughter of Richard Evans of the Red Lion Inn in Wolverhampton.

She married John Philip Smith on 28 May 1835, a farmer from Lower Wick, Worcestershire. There is some evidence that Elizabeth’s father maintained a strong relationship with his son-in-law, perhaps valuing his advice on agricultural matters. It seems likely that the Smith family had some connexion with Elizabeth’s mother’s family – some of whom were still resident in the 1830’s in Powick and Pershore on the outskirts of Worcester some 35 miles from Wolverhampton, the exact area farmed by John Smith.

John P Smith wrote en essay on hop cultivation, that appears in the Journal of Royal Agricultural Society in 1864. He appears to have been a substantial farmer with at least 75 acres of hops alone. Later on in the censuses he is described as a hop merchant.

Elizabeth was six years older than her husband and did not marry until she was 35. They had no children.

John Philip Smith died in 1871 and the widow Elizabeth lived on until 1876. Both are buried in the Smith family vault in St John Bedwardine in Worcester.


Family of John Philip SMITH and Elizabeth EVANS

Husband:John Philip SMITH (1806-1871)
Wife:Elizabeth EVANS (1800-1876)
Marriage28 May 1835St Peters Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton

Husband: John Philip SMITH

Name:John Philip SMITH
Birth1806Lower Wick, Worcester
Baptism7 Sep 1806 (age 0)St John Bedwardine, Worcester
Occupation1851 (age 44-45)Farmer of 350 Acres, employing 20 Labourers and 4 women
Death8 Dec 1871 (age 64-65)Lower Wick, Worcester

Wife: Elizabeth EVANS

Name:Elizabeth EVANS
Father:Richard EVANS (1768-1841)
Mother:Sarah STYLES (bap.1775, d.1812)
Birth16 Mar 1800Wolverhampton
Death18 Nov 1876 (age 76)Lower Wick, Worcester
BurialSt John Bedwardine, Worcester
Last updated on 2 October 2017 by JJ Morgan