Edward C Evans was born in Altrincham, Cheshire in 1889. His occupation was MUSICIAN in the 1911 UK Census.

He emigrated to Australia in 1927 with his wife Mabel and daughter Lucy; Sydney was the arrival port. They left London on July 12, 1927 on the ship MORETON BAY of the Australian Commonwealth Line.

He was 38 years old in 1927.He was my grandmother's brother and until I found the passenger list we had no idea what happened to him after about 1911, except that he left England.

If anyone has any clues to his life in Australia, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm sure he continued to be a professional musician. Thanks.

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Comment by Sylvia on November 10, 2017 at 11:40

Who were the parents of Edward and Mabel?

A start:

In 1937 a Lucy Drewie Evans marries Sydney Dickerson (reg:Manly NSW). In 1978 Lucy Drewie Dickerson dies. Her parents are Edward Charles and Mabel.

She is mentioned as Lucy Dewie in the death notice:

Comment by Sylvia on November 10, 2017 at 11:51

A guess (until we know the names of the parents):

A Mabel Emily Evans dies in 1953 (reg: Manly NSW). She is the daughter of Charles and Lucy Emily

Comment by Sylvia on November 10, 2017 at 11:57

The guess seems to be correct:

source: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27524762

Comment by David Robinson on November 10, 2017 at 12:27

Thanks, Sylvia.

1901 Census
Edward Evans, age 43, born Wrexham, Commercial Traveler (Drapery)

Annie Evans, age 32, born Thelwell, Cheshire

Edward C. Evans, age 12, son, born Altrincham, Cheshire (by Edward's first wife)

Mabel Evans, 9, daughter, born Altrincham, Cheshire (by Edward's first wife who died giving birth to Mabel)

Doris May Evans, daughter, born Altrincham, Cheshire (daughter of Edward and Annie)

Mabel was my paternal grandmother - married George James Robinson (my grandfather) in 1916.

Comment by David Robinson on November 10, 2017 at 12:36

I have more genealogical information on Edward C's father and mother (including maiden name) as well as the Robinson descendants through Mabel's marriage. I wonder if the Dickerson family would be interested in any of this?.

Comment by Sylvia on November 10, 2017 at 14:56

I would have preferred both of Edwards biological parents as they would be mentioned on his death certificate. A step parent is not very useful!

So I will need to guess again:

An Edward Charles Evans has his death registered in 1967 in St Leonards. His parents are listed as Edward and Sarah Elizabeth.

Comment by David Robinson on November 10, 2017 at 16:23

His birth mother was Sarah Bucknall

Comment by David Robinson on November 11, 2017 at 2:04
Thanks so much, Sylvia.
Is “TROVE” a good place to find notices of the Evans-Dickerson marriage, and birth announcements of her children?


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