If you have an interest in your Gevaux family roots, you will find this site an invaluable resource and a way of contacting other members of the Gevaux family across the globe.  Since the family first arrived in London in the 1680s they have set down their roots all over England and as far afield as Canada, Thailand, USA and Australia.

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We have recently been contacted by Lori Oschefski who is researching the lives of Barnardos children, sent to Canada as servants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Through links with this web site and others she has brought together research on the early life of Annie Emily Gevaux (1906-1978). Much of our knowledge of Annie's life has come from Stephanie Grant Duke* who is the daughter of Annie's sister Alexandra May Gevaux (1902-1997), who was also in the care of Dr Barnardos for much of her childhood.

For more fascinating information on Annie's early life and the less happy experience of some of her contemporaries, follow the link to http://canadianbritishhomechildren.weebly.com/annie-gevaux.html

* Stephanie Duke sadly died in 2010. We are grateful to her for her scholarly research and for supplying many of the photographs that appear in this web site.



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• Lewis Gevaux, eighteenth century entrepreneur, and the coach trade to Bath •

• Board of Trade files on Gevaux merchant seaman •

• Wounded in Action: Fred's War •

Francis James Gevaux; pauper, thief, wife-beater and victim of bigamy •

• The sad life and lonely death of Mary Ann Gevaux, a Victorian tragedy•

About your Web Host - David Gevaux was born in Paddington, west London in 1949.   Until retiring he was the senior reporting analyst for a City investment bank.  Since leaving full-time employment he has devoted himself to academic research, gaining a First Class honours Degree in History in 2002 and in 2005 a Masters Degree in 20th Century Cultural History from Queen Mary College, University of London.  He is a Fellow of The Huguenot Society and when not engaged in research he is a trustee and sponsorship director of The Assin Endwa Trust, an educational charity based in Ghana, and Operations Director for a local conservation charity.

David has been investigating the family's history and roots for more than thirty years and has traced a line of descent back to mid seventeenth-century France.

This site is dedicated to the sharing of any knowledge acquired, free of charge, subject to the disclaimer below.  If you have any information that you feel would be of interest to other members of the family, for example documents, photographs, personal histories etc., we would greatly appreciate copies.  Please help enrich our mutual family archive.

If you have any information or family history you would like to share with other family members and would like them posted on this web site, please contact me.

We look forward to making contact with you

Disclaimer: Whilst information on the Gevaux family is given free of charge it is done so on the understanding that no image, article or primary research; either whole or in part, is reproduced electronically or in print without the written permission of the web site owner or the owners of individual images.

 Last updated February 2013