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Evans, Humphrey (?–1805)

Humphrey Evans ( -1805) was a marine in the 15th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived in Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain John Shea's Company at Port Jackson. In March 1790 he shared a hut with Henry Clements, and Thomas and Elizabeth Brown and joined the NSW Corps in 1792. He received a 25 acre grant of land at Lane Cove in December 1794.

Evans married Mary Dykes on 12 April 1793 at St Philips' Church, Sydney. They left for England when Evans' term with the NSW Corps ended in August 1797. After receiving permission to return to the colony, the couple arrived on the Rolla in May 1803, Evans was granted 135 acres at Toongabbie in July. He was killed by a falling tree on his farm on 1 August 1805. He left a widow and two children.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 121

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'Evans, Humphrey (?–1805)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/evans-humphrey-30872/text38231, accessed 19 January 2021.

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