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Frederick Matthews1840

Name
Frederick Matthews
Given names
Frederick
Surname
Matthews
Birth calculated August 1840 35 32
Note: 10 months old at the time of the 6 June 1841 Census
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 10 months)
Residence 1841 (Age 5 months)
Birth of a brotherCharles Matthews
about 1843 (Age 2 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 3 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a brotherJoseph Matthews
about 1845 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Matthews
1849 (Age 8 years)
Education
Scholar
1851 (Age 10 years)

Census March 30, 1851 (Age 10 years)
Residence 1851 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward Matthews
about 1852 (Age 11 years)
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 16 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a fatherThomas Matthews
1860 (Age 19 years)

Text:

BET 1852 AND 1861

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: January 12, 1901, p4 "The Late Mr. Henry Matthews", https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19010112%2f101 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Text:

On the death of his father in 1860 ...

Census April 7, 1861 (Age 20 years)
Occupation
Carpenter
1861 (Age 20 years)

Residence 1861 (Age 20 years)
MarriageRachel Hart MillsView this family
between July 1862 and September 1862 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Arthur George Matthews
between April 1863 and June 1863 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Text:

Cirencester, Glos:Shire

Citation details: Birth: Arthur George MATTHEWS (1863), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/B/1863/2/AZ/000850/059 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Text:

Mother's maiden name: Mills

War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 20 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Birth of a daughter
#2
Gertrude Mary Matthews
May 31, 1865 (Age 24 years)
Text:

CAL 1866

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: June 5, 1865, Birth, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0002215%2f18650605%2f044 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Economic Event 1865 (Age 24 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 26 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah Thompson Matthews
October 26, 1868 (Age 28 years)
Text:

CAL 1869

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: October 31, 1868, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18681031%2f161 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Census April 2, 1871 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Dorothy R Matthews
September 1, 1871 (Age 31 years)
Text:

ABT 1872

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: September 9, 1871, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18710909%2f124 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
ResidenceRachel Hart MillsView this family
1871 (Age 30 years)
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 33 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a daughter
#5
Laura E Matthews
about 1874 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Horace Fred Matthews
January 17, 1877 (Age 36 years)
Text:

ABT 1877

Citation details: War register: Horace F MATTHEWS' household (1939), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=tna%2fr39%2f5041%2f5041e%2f012%2f06 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Birth of a son
#7
Ralph J S Matthews
January 27, 1879 (Age 38 years)
Text:

ABT 1879

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: February 1, 1879, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18790201%2f143 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 40 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: Census: Frederick MATTHEWS' household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0011509970 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Economic Event 1881 (Age 40 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 45 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Marriage of a childArthur George MatthewsCaroline Jane LawnView this family
October 4, 1893 (Age 53 years)
Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: October 7, 1893, p8, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18931007%2f173 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Text:

Oct.4, at the parish church, Cirencester, by the Rev. E. H. Townsend, Arthur George, eldest son of Mr. Frederick Matthews, of Cirencester, to Caroline Jane, daughter of Mr. William H. Lawn of Cirencester

Marriage of a childGeorge WilliamsGertrude Mary MatthewsView this family
October 15, 1895 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: October 19, 1895, p8, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18951019%2f174 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Death of a wifeRachel Hart Mills
between 1891 and April 3, 1901 (Age 50 years)

Note: Listed in 1891 and in 1901 her husband is a widower
Death of a brotherHenry Matthews
about January 5, 1901 (Age 60 years)

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: January 12, 1901, p4 "The Late Mr. Henry Matthews", https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19010112%2f101 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Text:

We recorded last week the death, after a prolonged illness, of Mr. Henry Matthews, of Cecily Hill, an old and respected inhabitant of the town.

Occupation
Clerk (Estate)
1901 (Age 60 years)

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 60 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Residence April 3, 1901 (Age 60 years)
Address: No 15
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 59 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 11 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 13 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 63 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
January 5, 1906 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGW4-RWY : accessed 18 Oct 2014), Margaret Eileen Laura Matthews, 15 Apr 1906; citing Sabathee, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527534.
Text:

Sabathee, Bengal, India

Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Text:

Subathu, Bengal, India

Note: More information on Subathu : accessed 5 June 2016

Epidemic 1906 (Age 65 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Baptism of a granddaughterMargaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
April 15, 1906 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGW4-RWY : accessed 18 Oct 2014), Margaret Eileen Laura Matthews, 15 Apr 1906; citing Sabathee, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527534.
Marriage of a childHorace Fred MatthewsAgnes Mary WilliamsView this family
September 6, 1909 (Age 69 years)
Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: September 8, 1909, p3, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000320%2f19090908%2f106 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Text:

MATTHEWS-WILLIAMS - Sept. 6, at the Parish Church, Cheltenham, by the Rev. M. E. Welldon, Horace Fred Matthews, of Cirencester, to Agnes Mary, daughter of the late John Williams, of Cheltenham.

Citation details: Marriage: Horace Fred MATTHEWS and Agnes Mary WILLIAMS (1909), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/M/1909/3/AZ/000260/213 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 69 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a grandchildMatthews
before April 2, 1911 (Age 70 years)

Text:

Inferred from census data

Epidemic 1912 (Age 71 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 73 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 77 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 89 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Death of a sonArthur George Matthews
between October 1937 and December 1937 (Age 97 years) Age: 73
Publication: Record transcription
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 99 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Deathyes

  1. Generation 1
    1. Frederick Matthews, carpenter (in 1861) and clerk (Estate) (in 1901), son of Thomas Matthews and Mary , was born calculated August 1840 in Coates, Gloucestershire, England. He married Rachel Hart Mills, daughter of George Mills and Rachel , between July 1862 and September 1862 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. She was born in April 1841 in Gloucestershire, England and died between 1891 and April 3, 1901.

      Children of Frederick Matthews and Rachel Hart Mills:

      1. Arthur George Matthews (18631937)
      2. Gertrude Mary Matthews (1865)
      3. Sarah Thompson Matthews (1868)
      4. Dorothy R Matthews (1871)
      5. Laura E Matthews (1874)
      6. Horace Fred Matthews (1877)
      7. Ralph J S Matthews (1879)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Arthur George Matthews, gloucester Regiment (about 1906) and army pensioner, Hall keeper (on April 2, 1911), son of Frederick Matthews and Rachel Hart Mills, was born between April 1863 and June 1863 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died between October 1937 and December 1937 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. He married 2 times. The first time he married Caroline Jane Lawn, daughter of William Henry Smithson Lawn and Elizabeth Ducy, on October 4, 1893 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. She was born calculated 1863 in Louth, Lincolnshire, England and died in 1895 in Malta. The second time he married Jane “Jennie” Finlay, daughter of John Finlay and Catherine Hynes.

      Children of Arthur George Matthews and Jane “Jennie” Finlay:

      1. Private
      2. Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews (19061993)
      3. Matthews (1911)
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      5. Private
      6. Private
    2. Gertrude Mary Matthews, daughter of Frederick Matthews and Rachel Hart Mills, was born on May 31, 1865 in Gloucestershire, England. She married George Williams, son of Private, on October 15, 1895 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.

    3. Horace Fred Matthews, son of Frederick Matthews and Rachel Hart Mills, was born on January 17, 1877 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. He married Agnes Mary Williams, daughter of John Williams, on September 6, 1909 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. She was born on November 16, 1869 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews

      Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, daughter of Arthur George Matthews and Jane “Jennie” Finlay, was born on January 5, 1906 in Subathu, Bengal, India and died on August 25, 1993 in Cape Town, Western Cape at the age of 87. She married William Edward “Bill” Key, son of George John Key and Agnes Mitcham.

      Children of Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews and William Edward “Bill” Key:

      1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key (19262008)
      2. Private
      3. Private
      4. Private
    2. The details of this family are private.