The New Zealand


from Whitchurch in 1840

to  New Zealand

Featured here is the New Zealand descendants from Thomas Bevan and Mary Bevan who left their home in Whitchurch, England for New Zealand on the sailing ship “ Lady Nugent” in 1840.  Not allmembers of the family landed in Wellington New Zealand as some died on voyage to New Zealand. Life as steerage was not very  pleasant. 

Thos Bevan 

1801 -1881

Updated:27 April, 2019

St Alkmund's Church-Whitchurch

St Alkmund Church in Whitchurch is where Thomas BEVAN family connections made the ropes for the church bells.  It seems that they had been making the ropes for many generations. 

The other area where the BEVAN’s were located was in Wrexham in Wales on the border next to England.  Thomas Bevan’s father David BEVAN owned a Pub in Wrexham.   Strange that none of Thomas Bevan’s children, Grandchildren or even his Great Grand children were named David.

This is the Genealogy site for the Bevan family descendants who can trace their family to the BEVAN surname.

I am  keen to promote family links World wide and back into England / Wales to document the family ancestory.

I have been in contact with BEVAN connections in Canada.

There is one book on the NZ Bevan history. However it is out of print. Another book is planned but other family histories have delayed this. Anyone wishing to collaborate with this project will hasten the process.


I  can be contacted below  Garry Clark