Hannah Varley, First wife of WHR Evatt

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Specific Details

William Henry Royle Evatt married Hannah Varley in 1867. The Leeds Mercury announcement reads: Evatt-Varley-May 20th at the Catholic Church, Hunslet, by the Rev T.A. Loughran, Mr William Henry Royle Evatt, assurance agent, to Hannah, eldest daughter of the late Henry Varley, Esq, Grove Villa, Hunslet
Death of Hannah
Hannah died in 1872. Her death certificate tells us she died of Variola - that is smallpox.
Hannah Evatt in the National Probate Calendar
7 December. Administration of the Personal Estate of Hannah Evatt(Wife of William Henry Royle Evatt) late of Leeds in the County of York who died 23 May 1872 at Leeds was granted at Wakefield to the said William Henry Royle Evatt of 10 Bulmer Street Woodhouse Carr Leeds Tobacconist.

Historic Context

There were many outbreaks of smallpox through the 19th Century. The 1872 affected Leeds and which other cities.