Thurtell and Related Families
Thurtell and Related Families

Notes for Anne THURTELL

The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Anne had one child by her first husband, Elijah Knox Davies, and six children by her second husband, Philip Charles Evans.

According to information from her daughter, Margaret Evans, Anne Thurtell was never known as Murray.

Information received from her great great grandson, Evan Knox-Davies, in 1999, showed their records indicated her name was originally Annie Thurtle but her name was changed to Annie Murray because her father's second cousin murdered a man. She was born in 1820 and died in 1905 according to his records. She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt. After the death of her first husband, Elijah Knox Davies, she married Philip Charles Evans (1810-1886) and lived in Brimscombe Court near Stroud in Glocestershire. The house was said to be quite large, probably three stories, with a greenhouse and surrounded by a large garden.

She is shown as Annie Evans, age 61 born in Malding, Essex, England, in the 1881 British Census CD. She is living with her husband, Philip C. Evans, age 71, born in Avening, Gloucester, England, who is a woollen manufacturer master and also a farmer with 17 acres employing two men and one boy. The dwelling is shown as Brimscombe Court; and the census place is Stroud, Gloucester, England. The source is FHL Film 1341614, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 2545, Folio 44, Page 29. Living with them is their son Edward E. Evans, who is shown as a woollen manufacturer age 24 born in Stroud, Gloucester, England; Anne's mother, Sarah Murray, who is a widow age 86 born in Lieden, Essex, England; and two domestic servants, Emily Howell, age 25, born in Cheltenham, Gloucester, England, and Julia A. Bratton, age 18, born in Wolverhampton, Stafford, England.

She wrote a 55-page book, "The Recollections of a Grand-Mother for Her Grand-Children and Any Other Grand-Children Who May Care To Read Them," by A. Evans, 1891, which was printed by William Jolly, 84 High Street, Montrose, N. B., in 1892. Evan Knox-Davies sent a copy of this book to Susan Miller in 1999.

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