Evans, Richard (1841-1925)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1903
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925

Early years

Richard was born in 1841 at Bryngwyn, Radnorshire to parents Thomas and Louisa. Thomas was a tailor. His parents attended the Congregational Church.

Through the influence of friends, Richard was induced to attend the services of the Primitive Methodists and in 1860 he became a member of the Kington society in the Presteigne circuit. Following conversion, Richard’s zeal, fervour and prayerfulness led the Quarterley Meeting to request he accompany the Minister and local preachers to their appointments. His progress in preaching, and marked usefulness led to a recommendation for ministry.


Richard held the offices of District Secretary, District Sunday School Secretary and Secretary of the Orphanage Committee during his ministry. He was also a member of the General Committee.

His obituary records that he served his church acceptably and successfully, being a painstaking and plodding minister of religion. He was a diligent pastor, ever welcome in the homes of the people who loved and trusted him. He believed ministers should know their people in their homes.


Richard married Emma Jackson (1854-1880) in July 1875 at the Caledonian Road Chapel, Islington, London. She was the daughter of Rev Thomas Jackson. Census returns identify two children.

  • Charles Edward (b1876) – a general medical practitioner
  • Alice Maud M (1880-1883)

Richard married Harriette Ada Porter (abt1848-1903) towards the end of 1882 at Islington, London.

Richard married Sarah Diana Ricketts, nee Moores (1844-1929) in the spring of 1904 at Hampstead, London

Richard died on 19 July 1925 at Gravesend, Kent.


  • 1867 Cirencester
  • 1869 Witney
  • 1870 Sturminster
  • 1872 Leamington
  • 1875 Aylesbury
  • 1878 Motcombe
  • 1880 Chinnor
  • 1882 Cirencester
  • 1885 Sturminster
  • 1888 Wallingford
  • 1892 Basingstoke
  • 1894 Salisbury
  • 1897 Gravesend
  • 1903 Rotherhithe
  • 1905 Gravesend (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1880/374; 1903/423; 1925/879

PM Minutes 1926/264

W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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