Search for content in message boards


Posted: 1 Jan 2013 2:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
My request is for information relating to the decendents of Winifred EVANS and her sister Beatrice EVANS both born in Llanstadwell, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Winifred was born in 1902 and her sister Beatrice was born in 1907. Their father was Evan EVANS, born 13 March 1878, in Myross, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland. Their grandmother was Elizabeth GLENNIE. Their grandfather was Evan EVANS, born about 1813 in Lantrissant, Glamorganshire, Wales. In 1911 both of these girls were living at Myrus Deane, Hill side, Westbury-on-Trym, Henbury, Gloucestershire,England. Any information would be gratefully received. Email address:


Posted: 1 Jan 2013 7:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Peter,

I found the baptism transcription as well as a copy of the original baptism record for what may be Evan Evans and Elizabeth Evans’ daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Evans. This information comes from the Irish Genealogy website at:

The transcription shows that Margaret Elizabeth Evans was baptized in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Dublin, on 17 March 1870, (St. Patrick’s Day). The record also shows she was born on 4 March 1870. Her parents “Evans” Evans and Elizabeth Evans were living in 4 Lower Mercer Street, Dublin. Evans’s occupation is listed as “Coast Guard.”

The transcription follows:

Area - DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. PETER


Date of Birth 4 March 1870

Further details in the record

Father Occupation COAST GUARD

About the record

Book Number Page Entry Number Record_Identifier Image Filename
N/R 42 N/R DU-CI-BA-207656 d-45-2-16-042

A copy of the original baptism record for Margaret can be found at the Irish Genealogy website link at:

Margaret’s baptism is the third entry down from the top on Page 42.

You’ll notice the page on which Margaret’s baptism is found contains ink transfer from the previous page, which makes it a little difficult to read. But with the transcription as a guide you can manage to decipher the writing, though the transcription does not include the name of the Church of Ireland priest who baptized Margaret. When enlarging the page it appears the surname of the priest may be Gallagher.

St. Peter’s Church of Ireland was located on Aungier Street, just west of St. Stephen’s Green, in Dublin City. The church no longer stands. In place of the church is a YMCA. Mercer Street Lower, where Evan and Elizabeth were living when Margaret was baptized, is only a short distance from Aungier Street.

To read about St. Peter’s Church and view a photo of it, go to the Wikipedia link at:'s_Church,_Aungier...

To see a Google Map of Mercer Street Lower, Dublin, go to:

Once at the map you’ll see the letter A pointing to Mercer Street Lower. Increase the size of the map slightly so that the names of the streets and landmarks in this portion of Dublin are more clearly delineated. Next, left-click on the letter A to generate a “Street view” thumbnail photo of Mercer Street Lower. Then click on the photo and you’ll be able to navigate your way along Mercer Street Lower.

Next go back to the map. In the left margin of the map highlighted in blue, you’ll see the prompt for “Directions.” Click on Directions, and in the A box, type in Aungier Street, Dublin, and then click on “Get directions.” Once at the new map you’ll see the route you can take from Mercer Street Upper, now at location B, to Aungier Street at letter A. Just below the letter A, and to the left of the street, you’ll see “YMCA gym.” This is where St. Peter’s Church of Ireland was located.

The present-day YMCA is located to the left of the Flanagans Funeral Directors’ building.

Best Wishes for the New Year Peter,

Dave Boylan
Posted: 2 Jan 2013 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hallo Dave, Thank you for the very informative message and the web links. My great-great-grandfather Evan EVANS, born about 1813 in Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales, was a Spirit dealer, a Publican and a Trimming Manufacturer at Watling Street, London. In his will he acknowledged that he was the father of a number of natural children. For a time in the 1870's he lived at Myross Wood, Leap, County Cork, Ireland. Thank you for your help. A Happy New Year to you. Sincerely, Peter


Posted: 3 Jan 2013 12:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome Peter.

Best Wishes for the New Year.

per page

Find a board about a specific topic