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John MATTHEWS

John MATTHEWS

Male 1855 - 1931  (76 years)

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  • Name John MATTHEWS 
    Born 9 Mar 1855  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1931  Hawthorn Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hawthorn is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6km east of Melbourne's central business district situated in the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 Census, Hawthorn recorded a population of 23,511.Wikipedia
    Emigration 20 Jul 1957  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John jnr, with his parents John Snr and wife Anne nee Vinicombe-:- and his brother;George,sister;Emma came by merchant ship 'Bussorah' from London and arrived in Adelaide 20th July 1848 - when John was 16 years old. 
    Residence SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived in South Australia for 28 years.  
    Residence Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived in Victoria for 2 years.
     
    Person ID I-8943  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2021 

    Father John MATTHEWS,   b. 12 Jul 1832, Sussex UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1880, Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship -2959 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann VINECOMBE,   b. 1821, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2959 
    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)
     
    Family ID F-2959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 May 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      John MATTHEWS Birth Date: 1855, March 09 Father: John MATTHEWS
      Mother: Elizabeth VINECOME Birth Place/Residence:Adelaide Ref/Page: 5/125
      ORIGINALLY extremely difficult to match up Elizabeth and John on 6 different websites. Then tested correct spelling; Matching John Matthews to wives with misspelt surnames and bingo; the record of Elizabeth gave me her second name Ann and variations aplenty of her surname.

    2. [S-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 14 Feb 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      John Matthews Birth Mar 9 1855 Horse Shoe, near Adelaide, South Australia Wife Wilhelmina Matthews (born Holtzmann)
      1862 - 1928 Siblings Thomas Matthews 1856 - 1941 Harry (Henry) Devere Matthews 1859 - 1936 Emma Vinecombe Matthews
      1862 - 1865 George Matthews 1857 - 1924 James Matthews 1862 - 1948 Matthews Children Hilda Ruth Petrie (born Matthews) 1901 - 1979 Matthews

    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