EVANS, Henry (d.1842), of Old Town, co. Cork.
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Family and Education
4th s. of Nicholas Green Evans of Carker House by Hannah, da. of Randall Roberts of Britfieldstown. m. (1) May 1801, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Andrew Nash of Rossnalee, 1s. 1da.; (2) 1812, Mary Anne, da. of Peter Holmes of Peterfield, co. Tipperary, s.p.
Lt. RN 1782, cdr. 1794, capt. 1797, r.-adm. (ret.) 1821, v.-adm. 1841.
Evans, who served in the West Indies in the 1790s and was subsequently commander of the Cork sea fencibles, was a protégé of Admiral Sir Peter Parker, like whose grandson of the same name he was returned for Wexford by Richard Nevill*, then aged and infirm, in 1819. The Castle described him as Nevill’s nephew; Nevill more appropriately described Evans’s brother Nathaniel as his relation.1 Evans was expected to support government, as his vote with them against Tierney’s censure motion confirmed, 18 May 1819. He also joined the majority against the foreign enlistment bill, 10 June. He had opposed Catholic relief on 3 May. No speech of his is known in his first Parliament. He died 16 Sept. 1842.2