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Mary 1808

Name
Mary
Given names
Mary
Married name
Mary Matthews
Birth between 1808 and 1809
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 12 months)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 4 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 10 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 12 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 17 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
MarriageThomas MatthewsView this family
before 1832 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Henry Matthews
about 1832 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Ann Matthews
about 1834 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event 1835 (Age 27 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ellen Matthews
about 1838 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Frederick Matthews
calculated August 1840 (Age 32 years)
Note: 10 months old at the time of the 6 June 1841 Census
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 33 years)
Residence 1841 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Charles Matthews
about 1843 (Age 35 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 36 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph Matthews
about 1845 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Sarah Matthews
1849 (Age 41 years)
Census March 30, 1851 (Age 43 years)
Occupation
Schoolmistress
1851 (Age 43 years)

Residence 1851 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Edward Matthews
about 1852 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Charles Matthews
about 1857 (Age 49 years)
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 49 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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 51 years)
Death of a husbandThomas Matthews
1860 (Age 52 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 53 years)
Residence 1861 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick MatthewsRachel Hart MillsView this family
between July 1862 and September 1862 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Arthur George Matthews
between April 1863 and June 1863 (Age 55 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 53 years)

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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
#4
Gertrude Mary Matthews
May 31, 1865 (Age 57 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 57 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 59 years)
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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
#5
Sarah Thompson Matthews
October 26, 1868 (Age 60 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Dorothy R Matthews
September 1, 1871 (Age 63 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
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 65 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Laura E Matthews
about 1874 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8
Horace Fred Matthews
January 17, 1877 (Age 69 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
#9
Ralph J S Matthews
January 27, 1879 (Age 71 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 72 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 73 years)
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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 78 years)
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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 grandchildArthur George MatthewsCaroline Jane LawnView this family
October 4, 1893 (Age 85 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 grandchildGeorge WilliamsGertrude Mary MatthewsView this family
October 15, 1895 (Age 87 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 sonHenry Matthews
about January 5, 1901 (Age 93 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.

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 93 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 91 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 44 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 46 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
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 96 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 98 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Marriage of a grandchildHorace Fred MatthewsAgnes Mary WilliamsView this family
September 6, 1909 (Age 101 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 102 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 104 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 106 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 110 years)

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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
Deathyes

  1. Generation 1
    1. Mary , schoolmistress (in 1851), was born between 1808 and 1809 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. She married Thomas Matthews before 1832. He was born between 1805 and 1806 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1860.

      Children of Mary and Thomas Matthews:

      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.