Frederick Matthews, 1840

Name
Frederick /Matthews/
Given names
Frederick
Surname
Matthews
Birth calculated August 1840 35 32
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0000758364 : accessed 5 June 2016
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1841%2f0001553483 : accessed 31 May 2016
Note: 10 months old at the time of the 6 June 1841 Census
Census June 6, 1841 (aged 10 months)

1841 England - Census transcript - Thomas Matthews - Household http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1841%2f0001553483 : accessed 31 May 2016 Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Name AgeM AgeF Occupation BiC SIF
Thomas Matthews 35 Schoolmaster y
Mary Matthews 30 n
Henry Matthews 9 y
Mary Ann Matthews 7 y
Ellen Matthews 3 y
Frederick Matthews 10 months y
Ruth Hawker 10 H. S. y
Residence 1841 (aged 0)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1841%2f0001553483 : accessed 31 May 2016
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 3 years)

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Wikipedia

Education
Scholar
1851 (aged 10 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1851%2f0010413096 : accessed 31 May 2016
Census March 30, 1851 (aged 10 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1851%2f0010413096 : accessed 31 May 2016

1851 England - Census transcript - Thomas Matthews - Household http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1851%2f0010413096 : accessed 31 May 2016 Post Office, Sapperton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Thomas Matthews head Mar 46 Schoolmaster Postmaster Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Mary Matthews wife Mar 43 Schoolmistress Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Mary Ann Matthews daughter Unm 17 Teacher Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ellen Matthews daughter 13 Scholar Coates, Gloucestershire
Frederick Matthews son 10 Scholar Coates, Gloucestershire
Charles Matthews son 8 Scholar Coates, Gloucestershire
Joseph Matthews son 6 Scholar Coates, Gloucestershire
Sarah Matthews daughter 2 Sapperton, Gloucester
Residence 1851 (aged 10 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1851%2f0010413096 : accessed 31 May 2016
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 18 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
Death of a fatherThomas Matthews
1860 (aged 19 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1861%2f0009794909 : accessed 5 June 2016
Text:

BET 1852 AND 1861

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 (aged 20 years)

1861 England - Census transcript - Henry Matthews - Household http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1861%2f0009794909 : accessed 5 June 2016 Cecily Hill, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Henry Matthews head Mar 29 Accountant Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Theresa … wife Mar 27 Sapperton, Gloucestershire
Charles Matthews son 4 Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire
Ellen Matthews daughter 2 Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire
Mary Matthews mother Unm 53 Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Frederick Matthews younger brother Unm 20 Carpenter Coates, Gloucestershire
Charles Matthews younger brother Unm 18 Clerk in an Estate Office Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Joseph Matthews younger brother Unm 16 Clerk in a Brewery Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sarah Matthews younger sister Unm 12 Scholar Sapperton, Cirencester, Gloucester
Edward Matthews younger brother 9 Scholar Sapperton, Cirencester, Gloucester
Occupation
Carpenter
1861 (aged 20 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1861%2f0009794909 : accessed 5 June 2016
Residence 1861 (aged 20 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1861%2f0009794909 : accessed 5 June 2016
MarriageRachel Hart MillsView this family
between July 1862 and September 1862 (aged 22 years)
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 24 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

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.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 24 years)
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Wikipedia

Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 26 years)
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Wikipedia

Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

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.

Census April 2, 1871 (aged 30 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1871%2f0014784505 : accessed 4 June 2016

1871 England - Census transcript - Rachel Mills - Household http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1871%2f0014784505 : accessed 4 June 2016 Thomas Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Rachel Mills head Wid 66 Store Merchant Rodmarton, Gloucestershire
Frederick Matthews son-in-law Mar 30 Clerk in an Estate Office Coates, Gloucestershire
Rachel Hart Matthews daughter Mar 29 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Arthur Geo Matthews grandson 7 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Gertrude Mary Matthews granddaughter 5 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sarah Thompson Matthews granddaughter 2 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Family residenceRachel Hart MillsView this family
1871 (aged 30 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1871%2f0014784505 : accessed 4 June 2016
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 33 years)
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Wikipedia

Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 40 years)

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Wikipedia

Census April 3, 1881 (aged 40 years)
Citation details: Census: Frederick MATTHEWS' household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0011509970 : accessed 9 Dec 2018

1881 England - Census transcript - Frederick Matthews - Household 15, Thomas Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Frederick Matthews head Mar 40 Clerk in Estate office timber & stone merchant Coates, Gloucestershire
Rachel Hart Matthews wife Mar 39 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Gertrude M Matthews daughter Unm 15 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sarah T Matthews daughter 12 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dorothy R Matthews daughter 9 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Laura E Matthews daughter 7 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Horace Fred Matthews son 4 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ralph J S Matthews son 2 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 40 years)
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Wikipedia

Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

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
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 45 years)
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Wikipedia

Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

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.

Death of a wifeRachel Hart Mills
between 1891 and April 3, 1901 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0000758364 : accessed 5 June 2016
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0014015751 : accessed 5 June 2016
Note: Listed in 1891 and in 1901 her husband is a widower
Marriage of a childArthur George MatthewsCaroline Jane LawnView this family
October 4, 1893 (aged 53 years)
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 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: October 19, 1895, p8, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18951019%2f174 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Occupation
Clerk (Estate)
1901 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0000758364 : accessed 5 June 2016
Death of a brotherHenry Matthews
about January 5, 1901 (aged 60 years)

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
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 60 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Residence April 3, 1901 (aged 60 years)
Address: No 15
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0000758364 : accessed 5 June 2016
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 61 years)

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Wikipedia

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 61 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

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
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 61 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

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
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 63 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Birth of a granddaughterMargaret Eileen Laura Peggy Matthews
January 5, 1906 (aged 65 years)
Address: Subathu, Bengal, India
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

The origins of Subathu

See this link : accessed 5 June 2016, and these photographs: Postcard: Subathu, Hospital (c. 1910), Subathu (c. 1917).

Baptism of a granddaughterMargaret Eileen Laura Peggy Matthews
April 15, 1906 (aged 65 years)
Address: Bengal, India
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.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 65 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Marriage of a childHorace Fred MatthewsAgnes Mary WilliamsView this family
September 6, 1909 (aged 69 years)
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
Birth of a granddaughterEdith Mary Matthews
between October 1909 and December 1909 (aged 69 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:

CAL 1910, Gloshire, Cirencester

Citation details: Birth: Edith Mary MATTHEWS (1909), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FB%2F1909%2F4%2FAZ%2F000371%2F106 : accessed 20 Nov 2021
Text:

Mother's maiden name: Finley

Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 69 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Union of South Africa established.
Death of a grandchildMatthews
before April 2, 1911 (aged 70 years)

Text:

Inferred from census data

Birth of a grandsonGeorge Victor Matthews
June 1, 1911 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Birth: George V Matthews (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FB%2F1911%2F2%2FAZ%2F000911%2F095 : accessed 20 Nov 2021
Text:

between April 1911 and June 1911

Citation details: George Victor MATTHEWS, M014/F04
Citation details: George Victor MATTHEWS, year of birth: 1911-06-01, year of death: 1994-06-04, https://www.gendatabase.com/surname-name-index.php?q=MATTHEWS : accessed 8 Feb 2022
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 71 years)

Source:

Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 78 years)

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Wikipedia

Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 77 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…

An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.

Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 79 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 83 years)

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Wikipedia

Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 89 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

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 (aged 97 years) Age: 73
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 99 years)

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Wikipedia

War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 105 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 107 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 114 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 118 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 126 years)

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Wikipedia

Death of a motherMary

Death
Yes