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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 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence * Sussex
    * Migration: John, with his parents and his brother and sister came by merchant ship 'Bussorah' from London and arrived in Adelaide 20th July 1848 - when John was 16 years old.
    * Lived in South Australia for 28 years
    * Lived in Victoria for 2 years.
      [1
    Died 18 Jan 1880  Horsham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Horsham Hospital
    Buried Horsham cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-9053  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 

    Father James MATTHEWS 
    Relationship -2961 
    Mother Harriet ARMSTRONG 
    Relationship -2961 
    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  [1, 2
    • 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)
     
    Children 
     1. John MATTHEWS,   b. 9 Mar 1855, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Emma (Vinegam) MATTHEWS,   b. 16 Jul 1862, Kincraig SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +3. George James 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 30 May 2019 11:44:18 
    Family ID F-2959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S-155] FS Reuben Matthews - ID 9059 -evidence pending , Reuben's notes are attached to this website.

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 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