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John MATTHEWS

John MATTHEWS

Male 1832 - 1880  (47 years)

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  • Name John MATTHEWS  [1
    Born 12 Jul 1832  Sussex UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jan 1880  Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-8942  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 

    Father James MATTHEWS 
    Relationship -2961 
    Mother Harriet ARMSTRONG,   b. c1816, England? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1873, Narracoorte SA ? asked Don by ph Mon 15.02.2021 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship -2961 
    Note 20 Jul 1848  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Migration : 20th July 1848 on the merchant ship 'Bussorah' from London disembarked at xxxx - with wife and all 3 children. 
    • https://bound-for-south-australia.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/1848BussorahMerchant-FamilyResearch.htm

      source of information that i have added to this event calender for John and Emma Mathews (nee Trengrouse) BUSSORAH MERCHANT arrived Adelaide in November 1848- Heading of single webpage...
      John and Emma MATTHEWS (nee Trengrouse) and family emigrated on this vessel to South Australia in 1848.
      Emma Trengrouse was the daughter of Henry Trengrouse who invented the rocket powered rescue system for ships in distress and the cork filled life jacket.
    Family ID F-2961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ann VINECOMBE,   b. 1821, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 May 1854  Willunga SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • St Steven's Church of England [3]
    Note We think, but not have confirmed, that two brothers married two sisters.
    * The first marriage was in Willunga in 1854 when John Matthews snr was 22 years old and Elizabeth Vinecombe was 33 years. This is a surprising 11 years difference.
    * The other marriage, three and a half years later, was in Noarlunga in 1857 when George Matthews was 19 years old and Caroline Vinecombe was 17 yrs.
    * Willunga and Noarlunga are 35 kms apart.
    * The brothers were born 6 years apart - John Mathews was born in c1832 and George Matthews in c1838. However there is a big gap of 19 years with 'sisters' - Elizabeth Vinecombe was born c1821 and Caroline was c1840. Not impossible, but they might be cousins rather than sisters. This needs to be checked.
    * (Note by Don Gordon on 30th May 2019)
     
    Children 
     1. John MATTHEWS,   b. 9 Mar 1855, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1931, Hawthorn Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     2. Emma (Vinegam) MATTHEWS,   b. 16 Jul 1862, Modbury SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +3. George James (Jo&Eliz) MATTHEWS,   b. 3 Oct 1859, Goolwa SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1924, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2021 11:23:21 
    Family ID F-2959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW - John Matthews & Elizabeth Ann Vinecombe - married on 29th May 1854 in Willunga SA
    WW - John Matthews & Elizabeth Ann Vinecombe - married on 29th May 1854 in Willunga SA
    Place of wedding: St Stephen Church in Willunga
    Groom: aged 22 years, born c1832, single
    Bride: aged 33 years, born c1821, single
    HORSHAM VIC REGISTER-BURIAL 1880 Matthews, John unmarked grave No213
    HORSHAM VIC REGISTER-BURIAL 1880 Matthews, John unmarked grave No213
    HORSHAM VIC REGISTER-BURIAL 1880 Matthews, John unmarked grave No213

  • Sources 
    1. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.

    2. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.
      Horsham Hospital

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , Don Gordon- citation date not provided.

    4. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website., Don Gordon citation date not provided.

    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 May 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MATTHEWS John married VINECOMBE Elizabeth Ann on 29-May-1854 Marriage Place:St Stephen Church Willunga SA Groom Age:22 Groom Marital Status:S Groom Father: Bride Age:33 Bride Marital Status: S Book/Page:20/89