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Thomas MatthewsAge: 55 years18051860

Name
Thomas Matthews
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Matthews
Birth between 1805 and 1806
Occupation
Schoolmaster and Postmaster

War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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

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

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

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

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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)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
MarriageMary View this family
before 1832 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Henry Matthews
about 1832 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Ann Matthews
about 1834 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event 1835 (Age 30 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ellen Matthews
about 1838 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Frederick Matthews
calculated August 1840 (Age 35 years)
Note: 10 months old at the time of the 6 June 1841 Census
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 36 years)
Occupation
Schoolmaster
1841 (Age 36 years)
Residence 1841 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Charles Matthews
about 1843 (Age 38 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 39 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph Matthews
about 1845 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Sarah Matthews
1849 (Age 44 years)
Census March 30, 1851 (Age 46 years)
Residence 1851 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Edward Matthews
about 1852 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Charles Matthews
about 1857 (Age 52 years)
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 52 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Ellen Matthews
about 1859 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 47 years)

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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)

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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
Death 1860 (Age 55 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 ...

  1. Generation 1
    1. Thomas Matthews, schoolmaster (in 1841) and schoolmaster and Postmaster, was born between 1805 and 1806 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1860. He married Mary before 1832. She was born between 1808 and 1809 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England.

      Children of Thomas Matthews and Mary :

      1. Henry Matthews (18321901)
      2. Mary Ann Matthews (1834)
      3. Ellen Matthews (1838)
      4. Frederick Matthews (1840)
      5. Charles Matthews (1843)
      6. Joseph Matthews (1845)
      7. Sarah Matthews (1849)
      8. Edward Matthews (1852)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Henry Matthews, son of Thomas Matthews and Mary , was born about 1832 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died about January 5, 1901. He married Theresa . She was born about 1834 in Sapperton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.

      Children of Henry Matthews and Theresa :

      1. Charles Matthews (1857)
      2. Ellen Matthews (1859)
    2. 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)
  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.