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EVANS , JOHN EMRYS ( 1853 - 1931 ), South African banker ;

b. at Bron-y-berllan, Denbs. , 1853 , son of Emrys Evans , Calvinistic Methodist minister . He became a bank official and went to South Africa in 1882 . During the South African war he was financial adviser to the commander-in-chief ( lord Roberts ); in Aug. 1900 he was made controller of Transvaal treasury and later auditor-general of the Transvaal . He was a director of Barclay's Bank (dominion, colonial, and overseas) and vice-chairman of the South African local board . From 1907 to 1910 he was a member of the Transvaal legislative assembly . He d. in Nov. 1931 .

Sources:

  • The Liverpool Daily Post , 26 Nov. 1931 .

Author:

Edward Morgan Humphreys, O.B.E., M.A., (1882-1955), Caernarfon

Published date: 1959