Individual Record for: Peter James Evers


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Peter James Evers was born JAN 1831 in Arcot, India. He died SEP 1884 in Royapettah, Madras, India.

Peter James Evers's wife was Jane M A Reardon. They were married 1857 in Madras, India. Their 3 known children were Sarah Reardon Evers, Patrick James Evers and John Shortt Evers.


EVERS, PETER JAMES. B. Arcot, Jan. 23, 1831. 0. 1857. S.

Negapatam, 1857-58, Madras, 1859-62, Manargudi, 1863-66, Madras,

1867-72, Negapatam, 1873-75, Trichinopoly, 1876-78, Madras 1879

to present. W. Tamil and Engl. L. Prize Hand-bill (Tamil) on " the

Throne of Grace," Tract Society. Translated in Tamil, " Englishwo-

man in India ;'' Higginbotham and Co. Madras, and " Life of Rev.

John Wesley, M.A,": Eclipse Press, Xegapatam. Ad. Madras.

From The history of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society"

Female education was thought a little time ago a subject only for ridicule ; now all castes send their girls to compete for the prizes of knowledge. Eighteen months ago we had only one caste Girls School on the station ; now we have three. Then we could not number a single Brahmin ; now we have Brahmin girls in every School.

Thomas Hodson testifies shortly afterwards : The tide of Hindu opinion on the matter of female education has turned

completely in our favour. At Royapettah the caste Girls School, conducted by a gifted East Indian Minister (Peter J.

Evers), almost overshadowed the little Boarding School. Arminius Burgess, the Mission Superintendent of Madras,

writes in 1869 : In my humble opinion, caste Girls Schools are the more important of the two ; he reports over two

hundred caste girls at School on his station alone, under Christian teachers. It soon became possible to require fees

for the pupils.

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