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Edwmund and Rachel Matthews

Edmund Matthews, one of 192 convicts transported on the William Miles, 15 March 1828, born Horsfield near Bristol, England, was convicted on 30.8.1827 for House Breaking and sentenced to Fourteen years transportation to Australia. He arrived on the convict ship the "William Miles" in 1828. Spent several years at the Port Arthur Penal Institute in Tasmania. Edmund Matthews obtained a free certificate on 10.9.1841. In 1842 at Windsor, NSW Edmund married Elizabeth Benbow. Edmund Matthews 1809 - 15 Sep 1874 #8927 aged 65, son of Elizabeth and William Matthews, and Elizabeth Benbow 12 Jan 1818 - 1885 #3244 aged 66, dau of Elizabeth and John Benbow of Bromyard, Hereford, UK, lived at Geelong then at Heywood
5 children 1. Jane Benbow Matthews 1847 - 1942 #6792 aged 94, born in Sydney,
2. Sarah Maria Matthews 29 Sep 1854 #6742 - 13 Dec 1892 aged 50
3. Martha Ann Matthews 1857 #6251
4. William Edmund Matthews 1860 #3236 - 1883 #5393 aged 23
5. Fanny Matthews 1863 #18429 - 1873 #2812 lived 9 years
1. Jane Benbow Matthews 1847 - 1942 #6792 aged 94, born in Sydney, wed 1868 #1463 to George Miles
7 children 1. Charles Miles 1869 - 1956 #7099 aged 87
2. George Edmund Miles 1870 #10622 - 1926 #12410 aged 56
3. Mary Miles 1872 - 1960 #24032 aged 88
4. Elizabeth Miles 1874 #14288
5. Sarah Annie Miles 1878 #840
6. William Benbow Miles 1880 - 1969 #11181 aged 89
7. Ernest Fredk James Miles 1887 #2486 - 1977 #29058 aged 90
3. Mary Miles 1872 - 1960 #24032 aged 88 died at Ararat, wed 1897 #3466 to Henry Parfrey 1871 #17286 - 1949 #17743 aged 78 died at Bairnsdale, son of Mary Ann Baker and William Parfrey of Macarthur, and lived at Kew
William Stivens Parfrey wed 1863 #3893 to Mary Ann Baker 1847 - 1927 #15023 aged 82, da of Jane and William Baker William Parfrey
2 children 1. Twin Myrtle Ivy Parfrey 1899 #3977
2. Twin Elsie May Parfrey 1899 #3978
2. Sarah Maria Matthews 29 Sep 1854 #6742 - 13 Dec 1892 aged 40, wed 12 June 1877 to James Smith at Sandhurst, and had 7 chn, see Sarah M Smith signed the Women's Suffrage petition of 1891.
3 children 1. Marian Isabel Smith 1878 #5184
2. Lillie Alithea Edith Smith 1880 #4910
3. Jane Elizabeth Smith 1882 - 1884 #14009 lived 2 years
4. Geo Benbow Hamilton Smith 1884 - 1885 #10256 lived 1 year
5. Elsie Benbow Smith 1886 #26997 - 1888 #1242 lived 18 weeks
6. Wallace Blantyre Smith 1889 #4521
7. Flossie Ethel Smith 1892 #5111
3. Martha Ann Matthews 1857 #6251 - 1943 #3355 aged 86, wed 1876 #2798 to David Flett from Orkney Islands and lived at Myrniong, 3 chn

Edward and Rachel Matthews

Edward Matthews wed 1856 #2243 to Rachel Tillitt Munyard 11 Apr 1833 Christening: 12 May 1833 and lived at Emerald Hill
6 Children 1. Leonetis Henry Matthews 1857 #13650
2. Lydia Matthews 1863 #14079
3. Louisa Matthews 1865 #8414
4. Amelia Matthews 1866 #21283 - 1868 #1081 lived 1 year
5. Fredk Wm Matthews 1873 #12585
6. Alice Emily Matthews 1877 #2379 - 1877 #10881 lived 11 months

Edward Blackle Matthews

Edward Blackle Matthews wed 1861 #3204 to Jemima Harris and lived at Williamstown, Sandridge then Portland
10 Children 1. Mary Elizabeth Matthews 1862 #18187
2. Ernest Edward Matthews 1864 #18118
3. Clara Emily Matthews 1866 #11126
4. Frederick George Matthews 1868 #19373
5. Herbert Henry Matthews 1870 #19038
6. Harriet Jane Matthews 1872 #19483
7. Samuel Gempton Matthews 1876 #25851
8. Edith Eleanor Matthews 1878 #5191
9. Ethel May Matthews 1881 #5483
10. John Stanley Matthews 1885 #27912
2. Ernest Edward Matthews 1864 #18118 wed 1887 #6733 to Ellen Dickenson 1862 #13280

Frederick Matthews

Frederick John Matthews wed 1854 #3106 to Susannah Steele and lived at Ballarat
10 Children 1. Herbert John Matthews 1856 #8438
2. Emma Agnes Matthews 1858 #6502
3. Annie Elizabeth Matthews 1859 #14185
4. Twin Harold Matthews 1863 #18585 - 1864 #524 lived 4 months
5. Twin Charles Matthews 1863 #18586
6. Hester Matthews 1865 #21086 - 1867 #1845 lived 1 year
7. Thomas William Matthews 1868 #15115
8. Edith Susan Matthews 1870 #14613 - 1871 #3421 lived 1 year
9. Florence Matthews 1872 #7832
10. Arthur Matthews 1873 #22785 - 1875 #1046 lived 1 year
1. Herbert John Matthews wed 1880 #62 to Sophia Lovie 1855 - 1883 #6018 aged 28 dau of Sophia Peveril and Alexander Lovie, born in London
Herbert John Matthews wed 1886 #4996 to Alice Bertha Stevens 1863 #20238
2 Children 1. Florence Mary Matthews 1880 #22572
2. Sophia Matthews 1883 #1132 - 1883 #728 lived 1 day
1 Child 3. Herbert Matthews 1887 #23897

Henry Matthews

Matthews Henry aged 25 came Aug 1853 on the Louisa Baillie
Henry George Matthews and Mary Ann Wait came before 1855 when Walter was born. They lived in the Amhurst area, McCallums Creek, later Talbot. She could be Mary Anne Matthews 1832 - 1888 #13079 aged 58 dau of Mary Jewiss and Henry Cobell Wait, died at Collingwood
8 Children 1. Walter Matthews 1855 #8930 - 1862 #7788 lived 8 years
2. Sarah Matthews 1858 #8104
3. Unnamed Female Matthews 1859 #20871 (Mary Ann Cob Matthews lived 9 days)
4. Arthur Henry Matthews 1861 #4039
5. George Matthews 1862 #18527 - 1862 #7795 lived 4 weeks
6. Elizabeth Matthews 1864 #50
7. Henry Alfred 1866 #12317R
8. Unnamed female 1870 #20548 lived 1 day
4. Arthur Henry Matthews 1861 #4039, wed 1884 #4925 to Elizabeth Weatherson 1861 - 1941 #21790 aged 80, lived at Talbot
7 Children 1. Herbert Henry Matthews 1886 #22440
2. Edward Clifford Matthews 1889 #35602
3. Alfred Ernest Matthews 1891 #28101
4. Percival Matthews 1893 #17361
5. Violet Evelyn Matthews 1895 #24990
6. Arthur Stanley Matthews 1898 #29541
7. Mary Olivette Matthews 1900 #30116
3. Percival Matthews 1893 #17361 - 1969 #17148 aged 76, wed ?

James Matthews

wrote on Thu, 20/8/09, he has a summary of his research James and Betsy Matthews, thankyou for this link and the names of the first 5 daughters.
Marriages Mar 1845 - James Matthews and Betsy Goode at Chesterton Vol 14 page 67. The district Chesterton is in the county of Cambridgeshire
James Matthews came to NSW 1854 on the Tantivy with Betsy Goode landed in Sydney, and later came to Vic, lived at Amherst
11 Children 1. Ann Matthews 1845 died 1849
2. Eliza Matthews 1847
3. Mary Ann Matthews 1849 died on the Tantivy
4. Susan Matthews 1852 died on the Tantivy
5. Sarah Ann Matthews 1855 born in Sydney, lived 3 months
6. Elizabeth Matthews 1857 #7115
7. David Thomas Matthews 1859 #15372
8. James David Matthews 1861 #22292
9. Emma Matthews 1863 #18273
10. Sarah Ann Matthews 1865 #19693
11. William Frederick Matthews 1867 #12144
7. Thomas David Matthews wed 1886 #685 to Sarah Ann Baldwin
1st Child 1. Ethel May Matthews 1886 #6668 - 1916 #15614 aged 30
1. Ethel May Matthews 1886 #6668 - 1916 #15614 aged 30, died at Nathalia, wed 1903 #4545 to John Carruthers 1862 #2835 - 1949 #8230 aged 87,

John Matthews

See Mary Cotter page for John Matthews and Avis
Mary identifies him as John Matthews b: Abt 1808 in Totnes, Devonshire, England c: 23rd June 1808 in Brixham

From on Friday, 5 October 2012
Hi, I am a greatx2 grandson of Susan Elizabeth Cole Matthews who came to Victoria in the Joshua in 1854. I have some Australian information on my ancestors that you may be interested in. I am trying to trace the baptism/birth of Avis Cole in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland about 1811. Best Wishes, Stephen Cobb


John Matthews aged 46, came Sept 1854 on the The Joshua as Assisted British Immigrants with Evis Mathews aged 42, and 5 children - George Mathews aged 19, Elizabeth Mathews aged 17, Frank Mathews aged 15, Ann Mathews aged 12 and Sarah Mathews aged 9.
8 children Avis Ann Matthews c1832 - 1856 #2449, born in Totnes, Brixham, Debonahire, wed Alfred Appleby, died in Victoria, Aus
1. George Matthews aged 19, c1834
2. Elizabeth Matthews aged 17, c1837
3. Frank Matthews aged 15, c1839
Ann Cole Matthews b1840 in Askham, Co Cork
4. Ann Matthews aged 12 1842
5. Sarah Matthews aged 9.
Jane Matthews 2 Nov 1844 in Camberwell, London
1. George Cole Matthews c1835 - 1912 aged 77, wed 1860 #33 to Mary Ann Mccoy 1836 - 1925 #9064 aged 89, dau of Mary Ann and Richard McCoy and lived at Streatham. See FamilyTree for family details
10 Children 1. George Cole Matthews 1860 #19915 wed 1891 to Elizabeth Jane Mckinnon
2. Charlotte Elizabeth Matthews 1862 #15346 wed 1889 to Robert Samuel Wells
3. John Matthews 1864 #8111
4. Avis Matthews 1866 #1748 wed 1890 to Andrew Gamble
5. Elizabeth Matthews 1868 #26682 wed 1906 to Alfred John Cox
6. Charlotte France Matthews 1870 #12158 wed 1909 to James Chambers
7. Mary Anne Matthews 1872 #12490 wed 1914 to Samuel Walter Crabbe
8. James Aaron Matthews 1874 #19588 - 1917 aged 42
9. Sarah Ann Matthews 1877 #11951 wed 1914 to Walter Kettle
10. Frake Richard Matthews 1879 #26148 wed 1910 to Eliza Annie Coldwell
2. Susan Elizabeth Matthews 1837 - 1868 #7064 aged 31 dau of Eva and John Matthews, wed 1858 #1324 to William Steel
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Ann Steel 1859 #6200
2. William John Steel 1861 #6100
3 Ada Cole Steel 1862 #9931
4. Annie Eleanor Steel 1864 - 1879 #7194 aged 14
5. Ada Steel 1866 #22831
6. Twin Freke George Steel 1868 #17985 - 1868 #9155 lived 4 months
7. Twin Sarah Steel 1868 #17986 - 1868 #9116 lived 3 months
3. Ann Cole Matthews wed 1863 #1152 to Thomas Steel
5 Children 1. Elizabeth Edith Mattews Steel 1864 #2518
2. John William Steel 1865 #22097 - 1866 #4703 lived 9 months
3. Annie Jane Steel 1867 #7428
4. Sarah Blackwood Steel 1868 #10520
5. Thomas William Steel 1872 #17620
5. Frake Cole Matthews 1839 - 1875 #4975 aged 36 from Brix, Devonshire wed 1870 #1984 to Agnes Sarah Pattison and lived at Streatham
3 Children 1. Annie Emily Matthews 1871 #12635
2. Frake Matthews 1873 #6044
3. Agnes Sarah Matthews 1874 #19589 - 1874 #9656 lived 4 months
6. Sarah Matthews 1843 - 1909 #6077 aged 66, wed 1860 #1800 to Alfred Appleby 1834 - 1926 #2524 aged 92 died at Mildura, and lived at various towns Lake Learmonth, Glendernil, Wickliffe, Sutherland, St Arnaud,

Joseph Matthews

Abraham Matthews and Grace Oldroyd wed 29 Mar 1829 at Thornhill by Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, see Matthews Family Tree
Joseph Matthews Christening: 05 Feb 1837 at Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England, his rank/profession was #1892 Private HM 105th Regt. Light Infantry - 21 years of service.
Joseph Matthews was 28 years old and in the 89th Light Infantry of the British Imperial Army, wed on 12 October 1864 to Ellen Cox aged 14, born 5 January 1846 in Buttevant, India, baptism was on 8 February 1846 her parents were William and Eliza Cox. Her father was a Private in the 16th Regiment of Infantry. Her mother (Eliza) was assumed to be an Indian.
The family left Galle, Ceylon in 1881 on the passenger ship Hydaspes listed as Private and Mrs Matthews with 6 children, (5 male and 1 female), arriving at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria on 26 June 1881.
16 Children 1. Elizabeth Matthews 1865 - 1872 died in India,
2. Ada M Matthews (Twin died) 17 Dec 1867,
3. Samuel Matthews (Twin) 17 Dec 1867 - 6 Oct 1943
4. Abraham William Matthews 8 Aug 1869 - 14 Jan 1949,
5. Joseph Matthews (Twin) 10 Nov 1871 - 29 Oct 1872,
6. Sarah E Matthews (Twin died 10 Nov 1871),
7. Alice M Matthews (Twin died 29 Aug 1873) ,
8. Charles Kitchener Matthews (Twin) 29 Aug 1873 - 26 May 1924
9. George Henry Matthews 18 Feb 1875 - 5 Aug 1956
10. Rose Ann Matthews born in India, 21 Jul 1877 - 29 Jun 1958
11. Alfred Matthews 10 May 1880 born at Rangoon, Burma, died 6 Dec 1934 at Lithgow, NSW,
12. Nimrod Nelson (Nim) Matthews 12 Oct 1883 - 26 Oct 1955 born at Inglewood, Vic,
13. Nelson Matthews 26 Jan 1886 - 28 Mar 959 did not marry
14. Benjamin Matthews 31 Jul 1887 - 23 Dec 1888 #15826 lived 1 year
15. Walter Matthews 6 Sep 1889 - ? wed 1908
16. Ernest Matthews 4 Apr 1892 #5153 born at Inglewood
3. Samuel Matthews (Twin) 17 Dec 1867 - 6 Oct 1943 wed 8 May 1895 to Mary Jane Braybon 1865 - 6 Nov 1945 dau of Bridget Donahue and William Braybon, and lived at Eaglehawk then at Bendigo
From Rootschat - William Braybon, arrived in Tasmania in 1844 on the Anson. After his release in 1848 he made his way to the Victorian goldfields in 1853 and married Bridget O'Donoghue at Inglewood, like most convicts and people of that era, he seems to have lied through his teeth on all forms of documents, changing the details to suit.
3 children 1. Bridget Ellen Matthews 1893 #12258 - 1969 #25982 aged 76
2. Francis Joseph Matthews 1896 #19377 - 1956 #3808 aged 59
3. Samuel Raymond Matthews 1899 #872 - 1930 #3248 aged 31 wed 25 Apr 1925 to Floriline Alice Allcorn
4. Abraham William Matthews 8 Aug 1869 - 14 Jan 1949 born at Bangalore, wed 21 Oct 1893 #6905 to Lavinia Polglase 1875 #13441 lived at Bangalore, Creswick then at Inglewood
Abraham William Matthews sung in Calcutta's Church of England Choir as a boy. He worked in the goldmine at Inglewood, after gold ran out went to Wonthaggi was an engineer in Wonthaggi Coal Mine.
6 children 1. Joseph Matthews 3 Sep 1894 #19882
2. Rose Ann Matthews 4 Dec 1895 #28567
3. Abraham William Matthews 1897 #20130
4. Leslie Matthews 28 Sep 1903 #26431
5. Gladys Lavinia Matthews 9 Dec 1905 registered 1906 #3960
6. Percy Matthews 13 March 1908 #4274
6. Percy Matthews 13 March 1908 #4274 wed Lillian Atkinson
8. Charles Kitchener Matthews (Twin) 29 Aug 1873 - 26 May 1924 wed Rosina (Mary Louisa) Tong 1879 - 24 Jan 1907 dau of Sarah Dowling and Charles AH Tong, 6 chn then wed Jane Maud Tong 6 Nov 1884 - 10 Apr 1946, 10 chn
9. George Henry Matthews 18 Feb 1875 - 5 Aug 1956 wed 20 jun 1899 to Ada Sophia Fitzpatrick 4 Mar 1883 - 23 Aug 1971, dau of Eliza Mary Louise Volger 1850 - 1899 and Walter Fitzpatrick 1833 - 1893, 8 chn
10. Rose Ann Matthews born in India, 21 Jul 1877 - 29 Jun 1958 wed 1896 to William James Dowling 1874 - 8 Nov 1948, 8 chn
11. Alfred Matthews 10 May 1880 born at Rangoon, Burma, died 6 Dec 1934 at Lithgow, NSW, wed Frances Catherine Fitzpatrick 1 Aug 1881 - 8 Apr 1959 at Lithgow, NSW, dau of Eliza Mary Louisnim
12. Nimrod Nelson (Nim) Matthews 12 Oct 1883 - 26 Oct 1955 born at Inglewood, Vic, wed Kathleen Josephine Tong 1883 #10290 - 19 Mar 1949 #2682 dau of Sarah Dowling and George Tong/Fong. 14 chn, Matthews family tree chart
15. Walter Matthews 6 Sep 1889 - ? wed 1908 to Florence Goudge 1882 dau of Mary Ann Catherine Taylor and William Goudge, 7 chn
7 Children 1. Raymond Mitchell Goudge 1906 #12672
2. Walter Matthew Goudge 1908 #5494
3. Leonard William Matthews 1910 #20362
4. Edna May Matthews 1913 #13574
5. Lorna Frances Matthews
6. Gordon Matthews
7. Arthur Matthews


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