Our family connections - Ons familie verwantskappe

Rachel Age: 76 years18051881

Name
Rachel
Given names
Rachel
Married name
Rachel Mills
Birth calculated 1805
Note: 1841 census gives date range between 1801-1805, while date calculated from 1871 census gives 1805.
MarriageGeorge MillsView this family
yes

War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 4 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 7 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 13 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 15 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Economic Event 1825 (Age 20 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835 (Age 30 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a daughter
#1
Rachel Hart Mills
April 1841 (Age 36 years)
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 36 years)
Residence June 6, 1841 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#2
George Mills
about 1843 (Age 38 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 39 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Census March 30, 1851 (Age 46 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge Mills
1855 (Age 50 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbpr%2fd%2fnbi02571333 : accessed 6 June 2016
Burial of a husbandGeorge Mills
June 27, 1855 (Age 50 years)
Address: St John the Baptist
Religion: Anglican
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbpr%2fd%2fnbi02571333 : accessed 6 June 2016
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 52 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Marriage of a childFrederick MatthewsRachel Hart MillsView this family
between July 1862 and September 1862 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Arthur George Matthews
between April 1863 and June 1863 (Age 58 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 56 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 granddaughter
#2
Gertrude Mary Matthews
May 31, 1865 (Age 60 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 60 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 62 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 granddaughter
#3
Sarah Thompson Matthews
October 26, 1868 (Age 63 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 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Dorothy R Matthews
September 1, 1871 (Age 66 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
Occupation
Store Merchant
1871 (Age 66 years)

Residence 1871 (Age 66 years)
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 68 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Laura E Matthews
about 1874 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Horace Fred Matthews
January 17, 1877 (Age 72 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 grandson
#7
Ralph J S Matthews
January 27, 1879 (Age 74 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 75 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 47 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 49 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
Economic Event 1881 (Age 76 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
Death between April 4, 1881 and June 1881 (Age 76 years) Age: 77 years
Publication: Record transcription
  1. Generation 1
    1. Rachel , store Merchant (in 1871), was born calculated 1805 in Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, England and died between April 4, 1881 and June 1881 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. She married George Mills. He was born about 1785 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1855.

      Children of Rachel and George Mills:

      1. Rachel Hart Mills (18411891)
      2. George Mills (1843)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Rachel Hart Mills, daughter of George Mills and Rachel , was born in April 1841 in Gloucestershire, England and died between 1891 and April 3, 1901. She married Frederick Matthews, son of Thomas Matthews and Mary , between July 1862 and September 1862 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. He was born calculated August 1840 in Coates, Gloucestershire, England.

      Children of Rachel Hart Mills and Frederick Matthews:

      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)
  3. Generation 3back 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)
      4. Private
      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.