Bevan, Gerald Trevor Johnstone (1881-1948)

Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan was a stockbroker. He lived at 2080 Haro Street in 1911.

He was born on May 2, 1881, in Coonoor, India. His father was Major Reginald Johnstone Bevan, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, England. Reginald served in the British military in India. On June 4, 1877, in Trichinopoly, Madras, India, he married Florence Mary Warden.  By 1891, Reginald and his family had moved back to England.

Gerald went to school at St. George’s in Windsor, England. He became a chartered accountant in Birmingham, England in 1900. By 1902, he had become a stock broker’s clerk in London, England

Gerald moved to North America about 1904. He worked for a series of businesses, including Union Bank, sthe Bank of Montreal, the Dominion Bank?,  and a series of mining and development enterprises, and the Pickering-Parker Company in Winnipeg, which was a real estate firm..

By about 1910, he had arrived in Vancouver, where he established a stock broker business that included his brothers Percival Johnstone Bevan and Reginald James Johnstone Bevan.

Gerald was a director of the Stewart Mining and Development Company (which was later absorbed into the Dunwell Mines Ltd.) and was the secretary of the Glacier Creek Mining Company Ltd. [Harold Mayne Daly, who lived at 875 Chilco Street from 1911 to 1915, was also associated with the Glacier Creek Mining Company Ltd.]

Glacier Creek Mining Company Ltd - BC Saturday Sunset - November 13 1909 - page 17; http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/bcss/id/2185/rec/1

Glacier Creek Mining Company Ltd – BC Saturday Sunset – November 13 1909 – page 17; http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/bcss/id/2185/rec/1

Gerald belonged to the Union Club in Victoria, British Columbia.

On April 10, 1910, in Vancouver, he married Eve Goldschmidt. She was born in England on September 1, 1891. Her father was Walter Otto Goldschmidt, who was born in Dresden, Germany in 1853. His parents were Otto Moritz David Goldschmidt (1829-1907), a well-known musician and composer, and Johanna Maria Lind, (1820-1877), better known as Jenny Lind, the Swedish opera singer.

Eve’s mother was Mary Julia Daniell (1859-1940). Her first marriage was in London, England, in 1884, to Walter Otto Goldschmidt. This marriage ended in divorce about 1902. Mary later married Archibald Campbell Mitchell-Innes, who was born in 1860 in Nairn, Scotland. In 1908, Archibald, Mary and Peter Mitchell-Innes (1901-1960) sailed from Liverpool, England, en route to Wyoming.

By 1909 and 1910, the Mitchell-Innes family was staying at 1213 Beach Avenue in Vancouver. On September 1, 1909, Mrs. Mitchell-Innes hired Lester Hall for Eva’s birthday. Two days later, the Vancouver Province announced that Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell-Innes had taken Mr. William White’s residence at 1914 Robson Street, as Mrs. and Mrs. White were leaving shortly for England.

On April 25, 1910, Mrs. Mitchell-Innes entertained a party of friends at her Beach Avenue residence in honor of Eva’s upcoming marriage.

From 1910 to 1913, Gerald and Eve lived in Vancouver, although Gerald continued to travel to Europe. In 1911, they were at 2080 Haro Street. By 1913, they had moved to 1656 Pendrell Street.

By 1914, Gerald was living in England. By 1915, he had enlisted in the British military forces for the First World War. In February 6, 1915, he became a second lieutenant, on probation. In July 1915, he was confirmed in his rank of second lieutenant.

Although Gerald survived the war, it appears that he suffered for the rest of his life from injuries that he received during the war.

He continued his interest in business. In 1927, he travelled to New York City, possibly on business. However, by 1936, his businesses had become unsuccessful, and his creditors petitioned him into bankruptcy. He received a discharge from bankruptcy in 1937.

Gerald died in England on January 22, 1948.

Eve died in England on March 5, 1975.

 

Gerald and Eve had the following children: Anthony, Archie, Monica, Elizabeth and John.

 

Sources

Reginald Johnstone Bevan (father of Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2NSF-8FQ : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Reginald Johnstone Bevan, 1851.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M7ZD-SH7 : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Reginald J Bevan, Suffolk, England; citing “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 9, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“India, Marriages, 1792-1948 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGVZ-591 : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Reginald Johnstone Bevan and Florence Mary Warden, 04 Jun 1877; citing Trichinopoly, Madras, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 521865.

Trichinopoly district, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinopoly_District: “The Trichinopoly district was a district of the erstwhile Madras Presidency of British India. It covered the present-day districts of Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Ariyalur and Perambalur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The administrative headquarters was the town of Trichinopoly, Trichy or Tiruchi, now known as Tiruchirappalli.”

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/4F3Y-ZZM : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Reginald Johnstone Bevan, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSNB-Q5B : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Reginald J Bevan, Worthing, Sussex, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

 

Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan

Stewart Mining and Development Company Ltd.; History of Mining, Stewart, B.C., http://www.pythongroup.ca/mining-news/article/id/68: “Furthermore, the Dunwell Mines are rich in history. This site was originally explored by the Stewart Mining and Development Co, Ltd, which was eventually absorbed into the Dunwell Mines Ltd. holdings.”

Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan,Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911: p. 109.

Northern Who’s Who, Volume 1, 1916, Vancouver, Western Press Association and International Press, Limited, page 58. https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/58/mode/1up

“India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FG7Q-2VD : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, 28 May 1887; citing , reference v 68 p 91; FHL microfilm 521874.

“India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGXX-9R8 : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, 28 May 1887; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 521874.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/4F3B-QN2 : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald Grevor J Bevan, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS4X-LWC : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald T J Bevan, Watford Rural, Hertfordshire, England; citing “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 13, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 3, 1909, page 9: “Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Mitchell-Innes have taken Mr. White’s residence on Robson street, as Mr. and Mrs. White are leaving very shortly for England.”

Marriage announcement, Eva Goldschmidt and Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 19, 1910, page 7, https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19100319uvic/19100319#page/n5/mode/1up: “A marriage has been arranged and will shortly take place in Vancouver, between Miss Eva Goldschmidt, daughter of Mrs. A.C. Mitchell-Innes, of 1213 Beach avenue, Vancouver, and Mr. Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, second son of Major Reginald Johnstone Beva, late Royal Artillery, and of Mrs. Bevan, of St. Audrey’s. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, April 26, 1910, page 5: “In honor of her daughter, Miss Goldschmidt, and Mr. Bevan, whose marriage will take place tomorrow, Mrs. A.C. Mitchell-Inness entertained a party of friends at tea yesterday afternoon at her residence on Beach avenue, when the guests had an opportunity of offering congratulations and good wishes, and of seeing the many beautiful gifts that have been showered upon the young couple.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, April 26, 1910, page 5: “The marriage of Miss Eve Goldschmidt and Mrs. Gerald Johnston Bevan will take place tomorrow at 11:30 o’clock at the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZF-59D : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan and Eve Goldschmidt, 27 Apr 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983702.

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, April 27, 1910, page 5: “Another charming wedding was celebrated this morning at 11:30 o’clock in the Church of Our Lady of the Holy rosary, when Rev. Rather Welch performed the ceremony which united in marriage Mrs. Gerald Johnston Bevan, son of Major and Mrs. Johnston Bevan of Bounemouth, England, and Miss Eve Goldschmidt, daughter of Mrs. A.C. Mitchell-Innes of this city.” [Includes long list of guests and gifts.]

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver , 2 Vancouver City,/ page 8, family 80, lines 33-36, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63699&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Gerald+Trevor+Bevan

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLR-VFJ : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald J Bevan, 1912.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HLR-VFV : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald J Bevan, 1912.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJSD-TJW : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald Jonston Bevan, arrived at New york, 15 Oct 1914, on the Mauretania; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

Lieutenant Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps., http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/C1059168?descriptiontype=Full&ref=WO+339/5225.

Times (London), November 15, 1919, page 11, issue 42258: “Danzig Administration: High Commissioner’s Staff. Sir Reginald Tower’s staff to assist him as High Commissioner at Danzig under the Peace Treaty will be as follows: — Assistant Temporary Administrator, Mr. Gerald Bevan.”

Times (London), March 1, 1922, page 15, issue 42968, letter to the editor: The Bevan Case. Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan has no business connections with Gerard Lee Bevan, or with any of the numerous companies with which Gerard Lee Bevan is associated.

Times (London), March 16, 1923, page 19, issue 43291, Great Eastern Train Ferries Limited: announcement of issue of shares. One of the directors of the company was Gerald Trevor Johnbstrone Bevan, Buckshorns, Boreham, Essex; Chairman, Bevan Churchill and Co. Ltd.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXGS-PVC : accessed 20 Jun 2014), Gerald T J Bevan, 1927.

Times (London), February 28, 1930, page 17, issue 45449: “Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bevan are leaving 55, Harrington-gardens, W.W., this week, and returning to Blunts Hall, Witham, Essex.”

Chelmsford Chronicle Essex, England, 13 Jul 1934, Marriage of Mr. M. E. Barclay & Miss Bevan, “ . . . Saturday, of Mr. Malcolm Eric Barclay, third son of Lieut. and Mrs. Barclay, of Bury Hill, Dorking, and Miss Monica Mary Revan, elder daughter Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bevan, late of Blunts Hall, Witham. Father Clement Bevan and Father Plummer officiated. . .”

Times (London), April 27, 1935, page 1, issue 47049, Silver Weddings: “Bevan: Goldschmidt. – On April 27, 1910, at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Vancouver, B.C.  Gerald T.J. Bevan to Eve Goldschmidt. (British Columbia papers, please copy.)”

The London Gazette, 4 August, 1936, Issue: 34311, page 5157, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34311/page/5157: “Bevan, Gerald Trevor Johnstone, formerly e, Alexander Square, Kensington, London, and latterly carrying on business at 15,, eldon Street, Finsburn, London, E.C. . . . Deta of Filing Petition: July 9, 1936; No. of Matter: 537 of 1936. Date of Recdeiving Order: uly 31, 1936. No. of Receiving Order: 361.

The Edinburgh Gazette, Publication date: 7 August 1936; Issue: 15306; Page: 694, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/15306/page/694: Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, receiving order.

The London Gazette, Publication date: 28 August 1936 , Issue: 34318, Page: 5644, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34318/page/5644: Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, bankruptcy adjudication.

The London Gazette. Publication date: 12 February 1937, Issue: 34370, Page: 1062, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34370/page/1062: Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, order made on application for discharge (consent to judgment for £100 to be paid out of future earnings or after-acquired property; plus £1 10s. costs of judgment to be paid to official receiver.)

Times (London), January 23, 1950, page 1, issue 51596: “In Memoriam: Bevan.—In ever thankful and loving memory of my husband, , Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan, who died on Jan. 22, 1948. R.I.P.  – Eve and his children.”

Times (London), January 22, 1951, page 1, issue 51905: “In Memoriam: Bevan, Gerald Trevor Johnstone.—In ever thankful and loving memory of my husband, who died on Jan. 22, 1948. R.I.P.  – Eve and his children.”

 

Eve Goldschmidt (wife of Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan)

Otto Goldschmidt, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Goldschmidt

Jenny Lind, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Lind

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWZG-958 : accessed 22 Jun 2014), Mary Julia Daniell, 21 Sep 1859; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 579297.

Free BMD Marriages, Jun 1884, Mary Julia Daniell and Walter Otto Goldschmidt, Kensington district, volume 1a, page 13; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=72475436&d=bmd_1399917892; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=72489215&d=bmd_1399917892

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DJ7-JNX : accessed 22 Jun 2014), Walter Otto Goldschmidt, 1884.

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ65-8Y3 : accessed 22 Jun 2014), Archibald Campbell Mitchell Innes, 26 Aug 1860; citing NAIRN,NAIRN,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYYY-GL9 : accessed 22 Jun 2014), Archibald Campbell Mitchell Innes, 26 Aug 1860; citing AYTON,BERWICK,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6035516.

“New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JXPQ-ZJW : accessed 22 Jun 2014), Mary Julia Mitchell Innes, arrived at New York, 16 May 1908, on the Cedric; citing National Archives, Washington D.C.

Divorce Court File: 3277. Date 1902. Appellant: Mary Jane Goldschmidt. Respondent: Walter Otto Goldschmidt. Type: Wife’s petition, Reference: J 77/765/3277, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details?Uri=C7996559

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 2, 1909, page 9: “Nothing in the way of floral decoration could be more beautiful than that seen at the lovely dance given in Lester hall last night last night by Mrs. A.C. Mitchell-Innes in celebratin of the birthday of her daughter, Miss Goldschmidt, the invitations to which included only the members of the younger set.”

Times (London), March 8, 1975, page 24, issue 59339: “Bevan. – On March 5th, Eve, wife of the late Gerald Bevan, much loved mother of Anthony, Archie, Monica, Elizabeth and John, grandmother and great grand-mother. Funeral, Sacred Heart Church, Wadhust, Sussex, 10.30 am Wednesday, March 13th.”

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3 thoughts on “Bevan, Gerald Trevor Johnstone (1881-1948)

  1. Pingback: Gerald Trevor Johnstone Bevan (1881-1948) | westendvancouver

  2. With reference to the date of death of my grand mother Mrs Gerald Bevan (nee Eve Goldschmidt) above, she died in 1975, not 1965.

    • Hello Alastair,

      Thank you for pointing out Mrs. Gerald Bevan’s correct date of death, which is 1975, as you noted. I have corrected the date in the narrative and the notes.

      Robert

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