Evan's younger sister Mary was christened in Llanbedr on 6 Feb 1694/5. Their mother Jonet died in 1696. Evan would have been born between 1687 and 1693 which period is missing from the Llanbedr parish register.
Evan Ellis and his daughter Margaret Evans of Cefn Cymera, widow, paid bond of £224 on 27 Oct 1762 for Administration of the personal estate of Robert Wynne of Cefn Cymera, Gent. deceased. 4
Abstract of the Will of Evan Ellis of Blaiddbwll in the Parish of Llanbedr in the County of Merioneth, Gentleman, written 13 Mar 1771, inventory taken 24 Mar 1772, proved 22 May 1772.
Refers to a quadrupartite Indenture of Lease and Release dated 2 Mar 1753 made between himself Evan Ellis and Evan Evans Gent. his eldest son and heir apparent - of the first part; John Garnons of Rhiwgoch in the county of Merioneth Gent. and John Ellis of Kyffdu in the county of Denbigh Gent. - of the second part; Humphrey Evans of Cwm yr Afon in county Merioneth Gent. and David Davies of Llaethwrŷd in county Denbigh Gent. - of the third part; and Ellis Jones of Brŷngwŷn in the parish of Cerrig y Druidion in county Denbigh and Gwen Jones spinster only daughter of of the said Ellis Jones - of the fourth part; in which he has a power reserved to charge all and any part of his messuages, tenements & lands named in the Indenture to a value not exceeding £90 to the payment of his debts and the provision of his younger children.
Charges all his messuages, tenements & lands with their appurtenances commonly known as Bleuddbwll and Tu yn y Coed, and all his closes & parcels of land commonly known as Y Wern gron, Y Llwŷn ucha, Y Llwŷn isa, Y Cae canol, Y Cae llwŷd, y Cae bâch, y Cae newydd, y Cae glâs, Yr Erw Cefn faês, Ynŷs Edliw, Y Tuern lâs, Y Wern gôch, Cae Sgybor, Dolwian, and Cae'r Tu, twenty-seven roods in Harlech Marsh, which premises are located in the parishes of Llanbeder and Llandanwg in county Merioneth, with the full said sum of £90, which he gives, devises & bequeaths as follows:
- £30 to John Edward of Rhwngi Ddwybont in Llanbeder, yeoman, in addition to a slender portion already given to him with his daughter Jane Evans upon their marriage.
- £20 to his son-in-law Rowland Thomas of Tu hwynt ir Bwlch in county Carnarvon, to whom about 1766 he gave £40 in trust for the use of his granddaughter Jane Rowland (only daughter of the said Rowland Thomas & Evan's daughter Elizabeth now deceased).
- £10 to his youngest daughter Mary Evans
- Another £30 to the said John Edwards in trust (his executor) to be directed toward the payment of his debts
Exempts his personal estate from the payment of the aforementioned bequests and debts
Gives & bequeaths to his eldest son Evan Evans and to his youngest son John Evans, tanner, one shilling each.
Gives & bequeaths to his daughters Margaret, Jonnett and Catherine Evans one shilling each.
Gives & bequeaths £40 to his wife Elizabeth David together with the household furniture she possessed at the time of their marriage.
Gives & bequeaths £9 to his said daughter Mary Evans which he had loaned to his daughter Margaret Evans of Cefn cymera. Also gives & bequeaths to the said Mary Evans another £20 due to him from his said son John Evans.
Appoints as overseers of his last will and testament his good friends and neighbours Samuel Poole of Tythŷn y Felin and Griffith Evans of Cwm yr Afon, Gents.
All the rest & residue of his personal estate he gives & bequeaths to his said son-in-law John Edward whom he nominates, constitutes & appoints sole Executor of his last will and testament.
John Poole of Tyddŷn Rhyddid
Richard Lloyd of Dinas
William Evans of Rhiwgôch 5