Charles Rice Evans

EVANS, Charles Rice (1814-1893) — London

Map and chart engraver. Trusted assistant and colleague of Alexander George Findlay (see BME 2011).

Born 4 Dec 1814 and baptised 18 Jan 1815 at St. Dunstan in the West on Fleet Street, the son of Rice Evans and his wife Eliza Harrison. Apprenticed (Goldsmiths) to Alexander Findlay (see BME 2011) 1 Apr 1829 for a premium of £49.19s — the Evans family were then living next door to Findlay in Penton Place. Evans was recorded specifically as a map and chart engraver on census returns from 1851 to 1871, in 1861 living in St. Pancras with his wife and seven children. He had married Elizabeth Ellen Lindsay Loftus at All Souls St. Marylebone, 5 May 1838. In 1875, he was left £100 and some copper plates for engraving in A. G. Findlay’s will. By 1881 he had become a manager for a publisher and had retired by 1891. He died in Sussex aged seventy-eight 28 Feb 1893. When probate was granted to his widow on 2 May 1893, his effects were stated at just £67.

38 Penton Place, Pentonville — 1829
Stafford Street, Hanover Square — 1841
Ravensbourne Cottage, Keston, Kent (home) — 1851
19 Leighton Grove, St. Pancras (home) — 1861
Spring Lodge, Mortlake (home) — 1871
6 Pemberton Terrace, Islington (home) — 1875-1877
1 Springfield Villas, Park Road, Twickenham (home) — 1881
8 Bath Place, Worthing (home) — 1891-1893

Census 1841-1891. Fisher. Goldsmiths.

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