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George MATTHEWS

George MATTHEWS

Male 1839 -

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  • Name George MATTHEWS  [1
    Born 10 Oct 1839  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I-9065  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 Caroline VINECOMBE,   b. 1840 
    Married 1st Dec 1857  Noarlunga, SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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)

     
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 11:45:54 
    Family ID F-3022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW - George Matthews & Caroline Vinecombe - married 1st Dec 1857 in Noalunga
    WW - George Matthews & Caroline Vinecombe - married 1st Dec 1857 in Noalunga
    Place of wedding: Residence of John Elsden in Noalunga
    Groom: aged 19 years, born c1838, son of James Matthews
    Bride: aged 17 years, born 1840, daughter of William Vinecombe

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