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Diane Sautner Melbourne, Australia. Aug 05, 2003
I am seeking any information on my Great Grandfather EVAN EDWARDS and his family.

EVAN was christened 16 June 1816, Guilsfield,Montgomery,Wales.
Mother- SINA EDWARDS(maiden name unknown)

Siblings known-
DAVID christened 13 Nov.1814 Guilsfield,Wales.
THOMAS christened 10 Mar.1822 Guilsfield,Wales.
EDWARD christened 3 Aug.1834 Lancashire.England.?

EVAN EDWARDS married 12 Dec.1836,Liverpool,Eng. ELLEN VOSE(born 29 June,1817 Lancashire,England)

They had 4 known children-
ELLEN, birth and death unknown.( British Isles)
THOMAS HENRY, b. 1844,West Derby.
JAMES, b. 1851,Inchicore,Ireland.
ELIZA, b. 1856, location unknown.(British Isles)

EVAN EDWARDS and eldest son THOMAS HENRY, departed Liverpool 18 April,1858 aboard the clipper Young America and arrived in Melbourne, Australia,29 June,1858.

ELLEN EDWARDS,JAMES and ELIZA and possibly a nephew HENRY EDWARDS aged 24 years, departed Liverpool, 23 Aug.1859 aboard the vessel Greyhound, arriving Melbourne,21 Nov.1859.

EVAN was employed by the Victorian Railways as an Engine Driver or Engineer.

EVAN EDWARDS died 18 Feb.1866,Melb.Aus.
The Melbourne newspaper The Argus on Feb.19,1866 stated LIVERPOOL and DUBLIN papers please copy.

ELLEN EDWARDS died 22 Nov.1868,Melb.Aus.

I am the Grand-daughter of JAMES EDWARDS who died in BALLARAT, Victoria, Aus. 7 Nov.1928.

If anyone is able to help with my search for my ancestors I would be so grateful.

Kind regards, Diane Sautner.

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