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John MATTHEWS

John MATTHEWS

Male 1855 -

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  • Name John MATTHEWS 
    Born 9 Mar 1855  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I-9042  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2019 

    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  [2, 3
    • St Steven's Church of England
    Note We think, but not have confirmed, that two brothers married two sisters.
    * The first marriage was in Willunga in 1854 when John Matthews 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-155] FS Reuben Matthews -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.

    3. [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 m.Elizabeth Ann VINECOMBE on 1854, May 29
      Marriage Place: St Stephen Church Willunga Groom Age: 22
      Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1832 Groom Marital Status: S
      Groom Father: Bride Age: 33 Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1821 Bride Marital Status: S Ref/Page: 20/89