Harriet Ann EVANS 1857 - 1938
Born 19th December 1857, Abbots Langley,
Died 20th April 1938, London
Married Charles James LONGMAN 1852 – 1934
Children
1) Mary LONGMAN, 29 April 1881 -
2) William LONGMAN, 14 Nov. 1882 - 1 March 1967
3) Sibyl LONGMAN, 25 April 1885 - 27 August 1964
4) Frederick LONGMAN, 9 May 1890 - 18 October 1914
Harriet was the fifth child of Sir John EVANS 1823 – 1908 and Harriet Ann DICKINSON 1826 – 1858.
Sister of Sir Arthur John EVANS; Philip Norman EVANS; Lewis EVANS and Alice EVANS
Half-sister of Dame Joan EVANS 1893 - 1977
Her mother died on 01 Jan 1858, ten days later after her birth from an infection. Frances PHELPS 1826 – 1890 became her stepmother.
In 1880 Fanny PHELPS wrote to Arthur EVANS 1851 - 1941, Harriet’s older brother, - “He (Charles) seemed a most unlikely person for her to fall in love with, but there is no doubt of the fact that she has done it! ….. I am only sorry Harriet is wasted on a rich man, for she would have made such a good poor man’s wife.”
Charles James LONGMAN was the grandson of Thomas Longman of Paternoster Row, the well-known book publishers. The Dickinsons and Evans families had a long friendship and association with the Longmans. Paper production and books being natural partners.
The family spent their time shared between Nash Mills at Apsley, and London.
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