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Sarah Lindsay Angas

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: June 16, 1898 (81)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Fife Angas and Rosetta Angas neé French
Wife of Henry Evans of Exeter
Mother of Henry Angas Evans
Sister of Rosetta French Johnson; George French Angas; John Howard Angas; Mary Ann Angas; Emma Angas and 1 other

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Sarah Lindsay Angas


On Monday Mrs. Evans, the wife of Mr. S. L. Angas Evans, and a daughter of the late Mr. George Fife Angas, died at her residence, Keyneton, at the age of 82. Mrs Evans arrived in the colony by the ship Madras on September 14, 1843, with her husband and infant child and Mr. J. H. Angas, her brother. She was a very observant and extremely kind-hearted lady, and having gone through all the experiences associated with the introduction of civilised customs into South Australia she had many interesting tales to tell concerning early colonial life. It was a treat to spend an evening in her company and hear related the striking events that made the life of the pioneers one of adventure, pluck, and hard work. To most of the charitable in stitutions of the province her benevolent nature was well known. She was one of the pioneers of temperance work in South Australia, and she always took a lively and practical interest in that work. At Angaston and in that neighborhood her in fluence was much felt. She had made a rule that no place for the sale of intoxicants should be built on any of her property, and at Keyneton she carried out a work that was a special hobby of hers in the shape of a Temperance Hotel. To her liberal support is due, to a large degree, the present influential and prominent position of the Women's Christian Temperanee Union in South Anstralia, and up to the time of her death she had given it most sub stantial assistance. When Miss Ackerman came to the colony to further the interests of temperance she stayed with Mrs. Evans, who gave her every assistance in her power. Mrs. Evans also gave valuable support to Dr. Bush well and Mrs. Andrews when they visited Adelaide in connection with the temperance mission in India. Every movement in connection with this cause was aided by her. When the Women's Temple was erected in Chicago the names of all donors of £25 were placed on marble slabs at that institution, and owing to the liberality of Mrs. Evans the name of the South Australian branch of the W.C.T.T.U. is among those names. Another institution that has largely benefited by Mrs. Evans's liberality is the Mission Church at Keyneton, which is conducted by the Rev. F. C. B. Fairey.

Her charity extended far beyond the limits of her home, and among the distant organisations that have benefited by her liberality are Dr. Barnardo's Children's Homes and the Syrian Mission. Mr. H. Angas Evans, of Ivanhoe, Keyneton, is a son of the deceased.

Our Angaston correspondent, writing on June 8, supplies the following particulars :- "This district has sustained a severe loss in the death of Mrs. Sarah Lindsay Evans, who passed away at her residence, Evandale, near Keyneton, early on Monday morning, June 6, in her 82nd year. During last week Mrs. Evans contracted a severe cold and as the symptoms become more serious Dr. Campbell, of Adelaide, was sent for, but it was impossible for him to afford relief. The deceased lady was the daughter of the late Mr. George Fife Angas and sister of Mr. John Howard Angas, of, Collingrove, and Mrs. Hannay, of Angaston. She arrived in the colony in the ship Madras with her husband and brother in October, 1843, the late Mr. Samuel Beddome, P.M, being a fellow passenger. Mr. and Mrs. Evans after residing in Adelaide for some time removed to this district and built Lindsay House, where they resided until the arrival of Mr. George Fife Angas in 1850, when they removed to North Rhine, and there purchased the Evandale estate, and also rented a large area of land from the Government in the North Rhine district. Mr. Evans died in 1868, and his wife managed the estate for a number of years and then transferred the active supervision to her son, Mr. Henry Angas Evans, whose Ivanhoe estate joins the Evandale. The deceased lady was of a most active disposition and was possessed of exceptionally good business ability, but this latter faculty did not prevent her from being a goodhearted and true woman. She and her acts of benevolence were numerous and far reaching. The temperance cause will sustain a great loss through her death, as she was ever ready to assist this movement and for ward its interests. At her own expense she erected at Keyneton a temperance hotel and temperance hall. She also took a deep interest in all religious movements and was an active supporter of the Bible Society and Foreign Missions and materially helped those societies with substantial donations. In the capacity of tract distributor and collector the the Bible Society she travelled many miles, and did all in her power to advance the causes in which she was so deeply interested. In the North Rhine district her name was a household word, and her death will be acutely felt many directions. The funeral took place to-day, and was largely attended by people from all parts of the district.

An impressive service was held in the North Rhine church, after which the cortege proceeded to Lindsay, where the remains were interred in the private mausoleum of the Angas family, the Revs. J. Robertson, of Adelaide, F. C. B. Fairey,of Keyneton, W. H. Newbold, of Truro, and W.N. Grant, of Angaston, taking part in the funeral service.

Among those present were Mr. H.A. Evans (son), Messrs, F. L, A. L, A. H. and George Evans (grandsons), Mr. J. H. Angas, (brother) and Messrs. C. H. Angas (nephew), J. A. Johnson, H. A. Parsons, A. E. Collins, W. Clark, E. Salter, James Hague, M.P., Sidney Smith, E. Hague, A. Lillecrapp, G.C. Thyer, R.H. Ball, J.S. Wainwright, R.R. Keynes, John Murray, and Dr. Heinrich."

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Fri 10 Jun 1898 Page 7 DEATH OF MRS. ANGAS EVANS.

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Sarah Lindsay Angas's Timeline

November 13, 1816
Age 22
Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
June 16, 1898
Age 81