Rice EVANS 1690 - ???
Born c. 1690 - Wales
Rice EVANS married Hannah MEREDITH b. 1690
(Rice pronounced Rhys)
1) Thomas EVANS b.19 June 1716. Bassaleg/Basaleg, Monmouthshire. Married Jane JONES b. 1717 Llywell, Breconshire d. 22 July 1783, buried in Caerleon Church.
2) Howell EVANS
3) James EVANS
4) Dinah EVANS
Thomas and Jane had nine children, four of whom died in infancy.
Time and Chance
Mi a droais ac a welais dan haeul, nad yw y rhedfa yn nar rhyffel yn eiddo’r cedryn na’r bwyd yn eiddo’r pwyllog, na ffafr yn eiddo’r cyfarwydd: ond
amser a damwain a ddig wydd iddynt oll.
John Evans. Glasbury Llyswen 1760
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them all.
This is the only fragment of Welsh that remains among the family documents.
We are not quite sure where this particular John Evans fits in on the family tree, but we can be sure that the early Evans families were Welsh.