Bertha Blomfield MATTHEWS1

(c 1842 - 1924)
Father*Richard MATTHEWS1 b. 1811, d. 1893
Mother*Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1 b. 1808, d. 1880
Bertha Blomfield MATTHEWS was born circa 1842 at Waimate North Mission Station in Waimate North, Northland.2,1

She married William ROSE in New Zealand in 1866.1,3,4

Bertha died on 7 June 1924 in New Zealand.5,1 She was buried at the St Saviours Church Cemetery in Kaitaia.6,1

Family

William ROSE
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S276] Book - Richard Matthews, Letters & Journal, 1838-1846, Note that this data conflicts with the implied birth date on her cemetery marker.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1866/3142 (groom/bride mis-indexed).
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar's General Folio 454.
  5. [S303] Cemetery Marker - , St Saviours Church cemetery, Kaitaia, Headstone gives age of 77, which implies a birth date of 1847.
  6. [S303] Cemetery Marker - , St Saviours Church cemetery, Kaitaia.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1867/113.

Caroline Madelene MATTHEWS1,2

(1847 - 1926)
Father*Richard MATTHEWS1 b. 1811, d. 1893
Mother*Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1 b. 1808, d. 1880
Caroline Madelene MATTHEWS was born in 1847 in Wanganui.3,1

She married George Lyttledyke STANTON in New Zealand in 1867.4,5

Caroline died in 1926 in New Zealand.6

Family

George Lyttledyke STANTON (c 1841 - 1929)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1926/10356 suggests name 'Caroline Madelene.'
  3. [S276] Book - Richard Matthews, Letters & Journal, 1838-1846.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar's General Folio 359, indexed under 'Mathews.'
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1867/3715 (groom) and 1867/3284 (bride).
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1926/10356, aged 75?

Charles MATTHEWS1

(c 1850 - )
Father*Richard MATTHEWS1 b. 1811, d. 1893
Mother*Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1 b. 1808, d. 1880
Charles MATTHEWS was born circa 1850 in Awanui.2,1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S280] Book - Ian Church, Richard Matthews - Frustrated Churchman.

Ellen MATTHEWS1,2

(c 1843 - )
Father*Richard MATTHEWS1 b. 1811, d. 1893
Mother*Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1 b. 1808, d. 1880
Ellen MATTHEWS was born circa 1843 in Awanui.3,4

She married Isaac WILLIAMSON in New Zealand in 1862.1,2,5

Family

Isaac WILLIAMSON (c 1840 - 1920)
Child
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1862/2.
  3. [S276] Book - Richard Matthews, Letters & Journal, 1838-1846.
  4. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence, If her marriage and child dates are roughy correct, then she could not have be born 1852, as this source suggests - have changed it to 1843 as a rough guess.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registar's General Folio 001.

Emma MATTHEWS1

(1838 - 1913)
Emma MATTHEWS was born in Dover, Kent, on 2 March 1838.2,3,1 and was baptised on 1 April 1838 at St Mary's in Dover.3

She signed the register at Frederick NUTTER and Eliza Heath MACDONALD's wedding at the bride's residence, Abercromby St in Auckland on 17 March 1857.4,5,6,7

She married Robert Conder MACDONALD, son of Alexander MACDONALD and Selina Dorcas BLOMFIELD, at the bride's residence, Wellesley St in Auckland on 9 December 1859.8,9,10,11

She was named as a beneficiary of the will of Alexander MACDONALD, her father-in-law, dated 24 November 1884 in Auckland; she was to inherit the income from a trust to be set up by the executors based on the sale of his estate's assets. On her death, the monies were to be passed on to her children and/or their children until they married ar reached the age of 21. It is unclear at what point the trust fund should be liquidated and who the inheritors would then be.12,13

She was widowed at age 63 on the death of her husband Robert on 28 January 1902.14

Emma died in December 1913 in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 75.15 She was buried on 21 December 1913 at the Manly Cemetery in Manly.16
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Dover, Vol 5, p119, 1Q1838, mother's maiden name PIKE.
  2. [S395] Family Bible - Robert Macdonald bible.
  3. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://familysearch.org/, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, FHL film 355633, dau of Edmund Israel MATTHEWS and Elizabeth Austin PIKE.
  4. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 97.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 97.
  6. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1857/497 (Eliza) and 566 (Frederick).
  7. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 20 Mar 1857, Vol XIV, Issue 1015, p3.
  8. [S261] Pearlspad, New Zealand, at http://www.pearlspad.net.nz, As extracted from the 'New Zealander', and recorded at www.pearlspad.net.nz/MARRIAGES.htm, although it is unclear if the misspelt names are transcription errors or an error by the New Zealander staff:
    McDONALD - MATTHEWS - On 9th December 1859 at the residence of the bride's father, Wellesley-street, Auckland by the father of the bridegroom, Robert Conder, eldest son of Rev Alex McDonald to Emma, second daughter of Mr E J Matthews, Builder, late Clerk of Works, Royal Engineers Department.
  9. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 130.
  10. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 130.
  11. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1859/1150.
  12. [S356] Will - Alexander Macdonald, Archives of New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office BBAE 1569 288.
  13. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Auckland probate record, Item ID R21449790, Agency BBAE, Accession A48, box 11, record 288.
  14. [S933] BDM VIC Registry, death record, District of Sth Melbourne, 1902, No. 11653.
  15. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 4516/1914, aged 75, parents Edmund I and Elizabeth, Manly.
  16. [S1043] Manly Cemetery database, at http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-development/…, Manly Cemetery, plot U.229, register page MD74.

Henry Blencowe (Blen) MATTHEWS1

(1861 - 1934)
Henry Blencowe (Blen) MATTHEWS was born in Kaitaia, Northland, on 23 June 1861. He was the son of Richard Henry MATTHEWS and Clarissa Isabella DUNN and a grandson of the Rev Joseph MATTHEWS who founded the Kaitaia Mision Station.2,3,4

He married Evelyn May SUBRITZKY, daughter of Johannes Anton SUBRITZKY and Elizabeth HOARE, in New Zealand on 21 January 1882.5,1,6,7,8

In 3 March 1898 Henry petitioned Evelyn May SUBRITZKY for divorce, naming his brother Ernest Crowther MATTHEWS as co-respondent, Ernest having lived with them since 1884 as partner in their farm. In evidence Henry stated that after the birth of their third child on 29 Aug 1888, she had become colder to him; after becoming suspicious and confronting her in September last she had admitted to having been unfaithful 'for some years' and that the fourth child was not Henry's.
Mr Justice Conolly of the Supreme Court granted a decree nisi with the right to apply for a decree absolute in three months.

Note that according to the NZ Birth Index, the six children of Henry and Evelyn were Violet Evelyn (1883), Hylda Mabel Rose (1884), Kenneth Lionel (1886), Norman Vincent (1888), Henry Laurence (1889), Hayward Blencowe (1890), meaning Norman's father was not actually Henry.9,8

Henry's second marriage was to Elizabeth Eleanor SUBRITZKY, daughter of Johannes Anton SUBRITZKY and Elizabeth HOARE, in 1901 in New Zealand.10,11

He took an active part in local affairs, being a JP, a director and later chairman of the Kaitaia Dairy Company, a member of the local Agricultural and Pastoral Assoc., and chairman of the Kaitais School Committe for some time.

He was a recognised authority on native orchids, having become interested in botany through his father; Pterostylis matthewsii was named in his honour.

Having farmed all his life in the Kaitaia district, he sold most of his land in 1915 and moved to Auckland, but after his wife's death lived with one of his daughters (Mrs Violet FARRIMOND) in Kaitaia.

He was widowed at age 65 on the death of his wife Elizabeth on 8 December 1926.2,12,13

Henry died on 12 March 1934 at Mangonui Hospital in Mangonui, Northland, at age 72.5,14,15 He was buried on 15 March 1934 at the Purewa Cemetery.16

Family 1

Evelyn May SUBRITZKY (1863 - 1906)
Child

Family 2

Elizabeth Eleanor SUBRITZKY (1857 - 1926)

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S567] Myra's Place (NZ) - Subritzky/Matthews genealogies, at http://www.myrasplace.net
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1861/6184.
  4. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 14 Mar 1934, Vol LXXI, issue 21749, p14, Obituaries.
  5. [S269] Book - Florence Keene, O'Donnell, Davis, Matthews Ladder, 68.
  6. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1882/161.
  8. [S801] Newspaper - Auckland Star, issue of 4 Mar 1898, Vol XXIX, issue 53, p5, col3, Strange Divorce Case.
  9. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Item ID R16698984, agency BBAE, series 4984, accession A48, box 15, record 89.
  10. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1359.
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1901/1065.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1926/47 and 1927/2614(!), aged 69.
  13. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at http://www.purewa.co.nz/
  14. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1934/5204, aged 73.
  15. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 15 Mar 1934, Vol LXXI, issue 21750, p1, col1, Deaths.
  16. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at http://www.purewa.co.nz/, Serial 10729, aged 73; Block A, row 32, plot 27.

Kenneth Lionel MATTHEWS1

(1886 - 1952)
Father*Henry Blencowe (Blen) MATTHEWS1 b. 1861, d. 1934
Mother*Evelyn May SUBRITZKY1 b. 1863, d. 1906
Kenneth Lionel MATTHEWS was born on 29 August 1886 in Kaitaia, Northland.2,1,3

He married Kathleen Marella CLARKE, daughter of Henry Wyatt Watling CLARKE and Mary Davis Eliza BEDGGOOD, in New Zealand in 1911.2,1,4,5

Kenneth died on 28 February 1952 in Paihia at age 65.2,1,6 He was buried at the St John the Baptist cemetery, 344 Te Ahu Ahu Rd in Waimate North.2,1

Family

Kathleen Marella CLARKE (1891 - 1957)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p33.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1886/13854.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 8731.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1911/8667.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1952/18266.

Kenneth Richard Henry MATTHEWS1

(1923 - 1980)
Father*Kenneth Lionel MATTHEWS1 b. 1886, d. 1952
Mother*Kathleen Marella CLARKE1 b. 1891, d. 1957
Kenneth Richard Henry MATTHEWS was born on 23 May 1923 in Remuera, Auckland.2,1

He married Iris Dawn POWLEY in Auckland on 10 April 1954.2,1,3

Kenneth died on 4 October 1980 in Auckland at age 57.2,1

Family

Iris Dawn POWLEY (1929 - 1995)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p34.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1432.

Martha MATTHEWS1

(c 1838 - 1907)
Father*Richard MATTHEWS1 b. 1811, d. 1893
Mother*Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1 b. 1808, d. 1880
Martha MATTHEWS was born circa 1838 in Awanui.1

She married John TWINEM in New Zealand in 1866.1,2,3

Martha died in 1907 in New Zealand.4

Family

John TWINEM
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1866/2485 (bride only as Martha Elizabeth MATHEWS).
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registar's General Folio 453 as Martha Elizabeth MATHEWS.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1907/9746, aged 70.

Mervyn Wyatt MATTHEWS1

(1912 - )
Father*Kenneth Lionel MATTHEWS1 b. 1886, d. 1952
Mother*Kathleen Marella CLARKE1 b. 1891, d. 1957
Mervyn Wyatt MATTHEWS was born on 27 December 1912 in Kaitaia, Northland.2,1,3

He married Shirley Jean ROADLEY at St. Matthew's in Auckland on 12 July 1941.2,1,4

Family

Shirley Jean ROADLEY (1915 - 2006)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p33.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1913/14356.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4113.