Sarah Evans

(9 February 1846 - 29 December 1929)
     Sarah Evans was born on 9 February 1846 in Ladywell Walk, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She was the daughter of John Evans and Sarah Baker. Sarah Evans was christened on 23 February 1846 in St Martin's, Birmingham. Sarah Evans, born 9 February 1846, daughter of John & Sarah, abode: Lady Well Walk, saddler. George, Frances, Sarah and John were listed as the children of John Evans in the 1851 census in Warwick Street, Bordesley, Aston, Birmingham. George, Clara, Charles, John, Frances and Sarah were listed as the children of John Evans in the 1861 census in 78 Moseley Street, Deritend, Aston, Birmingham.
     Sarah Evans arrived per "Norfolk" on 14 November 1865 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Among the steerage passengers was Sarah Evans aged 19, listed after William (41) & Thomas (34) Anderson, merchants on "The Norfolk" (953 tons, 3000 feet) which departed 21 Aug 1865 from Plymouth (& London) & arrived Melbourne 14 Nov 1865. The master was Tonkin and she carried 44 cabin passengers and 93 steerage passengers. The 'next passenger was William Jones aged 27 a draper, followed by Sophia Mudge, wife aged 43. The following eleven people were all merchants including Thomas Gruby aged 32. The ship carried 41 adult passengers, 3 children and 1 infant. Apart from 9 Scots and 1 Irish they were all English.
     Sarah Evans married George Ruby, son of George Ruby and Ann Sergeant, on 26 October 1868 in Main Rd, Ballarat East, Victoria. By Baptist rites, at the residence of the groom,George was described as a hosier & haberdasher. Sarah was of 24 Swanston St Melbourne (the business of Wm Anderson hosier). The wedding was witnessed by Jane Anderson. Sarah Evans was listed in a directory dated 1904 as Mrs Sarah Ruby at 5 Moreland Rd West, Coburg. She was listed in a directory dated 1905 as Mrs Sarah Ruby at 3 Grandview Tce, Moreland Rd, West Coburg. Miss F Ruby, music teacher & Mrs Sarah Ruby, h.d. 5 Grandview Tce, Moreland Rd, W. Coburg.
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     Sarah and George were registered as Geo & Sarah Ruby, agent & h.d. Yarram at Yarram, Victoria, on the 1908 electoral roll. He was not listed in the 1912 electoral roll.
     Sarah was registered as Sarah Ruby, at 24 Moreland Rd at Moreland, Victoria, on the 1908 electoral roll. The unmarried children were also listed. She was listed in a directory dated 1923 as Mrs Sarah Ruby at 124 Murray Street, Caulfield, Victoria.
     Sarah died on 29 December 1929 in 59 Wattletree Rd, Malvern, Victoria, aged 83. Her usual residence was 124 Murray St, Caulfield, she had diabetes but it was a sudden death. RUBY. - On the 29th December (suddenly), at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. L. J. Hooper), Warrawee, 59 Wattletree road, Malvern, Sarah, relict of the late George Ruby, and loving mother of Clara (Mrs. J. Nelson), Ada (Mrs. A. F. Levens), George, Albert, Charles, Lillian (Mrs. L. J. Hooper), Elsie, Hilda (Mrs. J. Barratt), and Ernest, late of Yarram and Matagoon?, 124 Murray street, Caulfield (Privately interred Brighton Cemetery, 30th December, 1929.) . She was buried on 30 December 1929 in Brighton, Victoria.
     Her will was proved on 13 March 1930 at Victoria.
     Elsie May Ruby wrote in 1976 "Came to Melbourne to help a cousin in his drapery shop. The 3 month journey was tiresome for a girl of 16 who was often sea-sick, because of this she never had a desire to return to England. Sarah was musical and during the trip out would often entertain the crew and passengers with her singing. The writer's recollection of "Ma" as she was affectionately known, is that of a petite figure about 80 years old without a grey hair. "Ma" also had a stroke and died a few days later at 84".

Children of Sarah Evans and George Ruby

son Parker

(13 September 1845 - 13 September 1845)
     Son died on 13 September 1845 in Hinton, New South Wales. Death of an infant son of J S Parker of Hinton on 13 September 1845, a few minutes after his birth.. He was born on 13 September 1845 in Hinton, New South Wales. He was the son of John Skottowe Parker and Jane Phillips.

Alice Unknown (de Lisle)

( - after 1290)
     Alice Unknown (de Lisle) was born. Farrer suggests that she may have been sister and coheir of John de Muscegros, who died in 1266, holding lands in co Cambrige & Northamton..
     Alice Unknown (de Lisle) married Robert de Lisle as his second wife. Farrer suggests Alice his second wife may have been elder sister & co-heir of John de Muscegros who died in 1266 holding lands in Cambs & Northampton.
     Alice died after 1290.