Not about an Atfield but about a John Evans in Abingdon, Bks. England. Sorry, but I lost track of your original message about John Evans. In a draft I did type the following:
I think yours is a different John Evans because: my trusty 3rd cousin in England thinks Mary died in 1842 - source BMD volume 6 page 76 - not 1803 when 'your' Mary might have died. 'My' Mary was in the
1841 Census but did not appear in later censuses. We don't have proof of this death record's being the right one.
There's another John Evans who was a fairly prominent Baptist pastor -
‘News of a Country Town’ p.134 :’Rev John Evans age 58 died July 3 1813 in Abingdon. He was ‘more than thirty years the faithful and laborious pastor of a congregation of protestant dissenters in that place.’
Is this the John Evans you are looking for? I guess he could have been a weaver and hempdresser as well. Pastors were very poor.
'My' Mary's brother was in that industry but it was a huge industry at that time in that area. This fact doesn't necessarily make a connection with my ancestors.
'My' John Evans and Mary Argyle:married 1799 24 Feb. N. Berkshire Marriage Index 1538-183.
The Baptist church was big for my Argyle ancestors. Offspring of Mary and John were baptized there along
with numerous other of my ancestors.
children of 'my' Mary Argyle and John Evans:
Joseph died April 1828 as per the journal of his first cousin Joseph. He was buried at the Baptist church's Lower Meeting House.
William Argyle born c. 1818 died 1895 Edward St Abingdon - source: my cousin Keith Argyle
Maria b. 19 Sep 1807 IGI; baptized 15 Jan 1837 Lower Meeting House Abingdon - Baptist records
Phebe 22 Dec 1804; IGI & Keith; baptized 28 Mar 1830 Lower Meeting House; IGI
This is what I have, Bruce. Does it help at all?