Gwendolline Evelyn Mary MATTHEWS1

(1925 - 2019)
Father*Kenneth Lionel MATTHEWS2 b. 1886, d. 1952
Mother*Kathleen Marella CLARKE2 b. 1891, d. 1957
Gwendolline Evelyn Mary MATTHEWS was born on 8 August 1925 in Birkenhead, Auckland.3,1

She married Kenneth Douglas ROADLEY in Auckland on 29 June 1946.3,2,4

She was widowed at age 83 on the death of her husband Kenneth on 3 May 2009.5,6

Gwendolline died on 16 May 2019 at Te Mana Rest Home, 23 Gatman St in Birkdale, Auckland, at age 93.7,8 She was cremated on 20 May 2019 at the North Shore Cemetery in Mt Victoria.9

Family

Kenneth Douglas ROADLEY (1920 - 2009)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death: Reg. No. 2019/13312 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p34.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 6168.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2009/11090.
  6. [S1131] MemoryTree NZ, at http://www.amemorytree.co.nz/index.php, aged 88, Newberrys Funeral Home.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death: Reg. No. 2019/13312.
  8. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 17 May 2019, Deaths, "ROADLEY, Gwendoline Evelyn Mary (Gwen) (nee Matthews). At Te Mana Rest Home, aged 93 years. Loved wife of the late Ken. Much loved mother of Ann and Bryce (deceased), Linda and Bruce, Raewyn and Barrie and Raymond (deceased), and Karen and Stephen."
  9. [S982] Auckland City Council cemetery database, at https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries/Pages/…, North Shore Memorial Park.

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 - 2001)
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.2,3,4

He married Shirley Jean ROADLEY at St. Matthew's in Auckland on 12 July 1941.2,1,5

Mervyn died in 2001 in New Zealand.6

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. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death: Reg. No. 2001/8624 gives this birthdate.
  5. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4113.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death: Reg. No. 2001/8624.

Richard MATTHEWS1

(1811 - 1893)
Father*William MATTHEWS1
Mother*Rizpah BAKER1
Richard MATTHEWS was born in 1811 in Deddington, Oxfordshire.1

He arrived in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, aboard HMS Beagle on 21st December 1835, with Captain Robert FitzRoy (later Governor of NZ) and Charles Darwin. These three spent Christmas Day 1835 at the Waimate Mission Station with the Rev. William Williams and George Clarke. His older brother Joseph Matthews had already arrived in NZ on 26 Mar 1832, but his eldest brother Robert remained in England. The HMS Beagle left London in 27th Dec 1831 and returned on 2nd Oct 1836 after sailing around the world from East to West.

He established the Wanganui Mission in 1840.1

He married Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD in Waimate North, Northland, on 14 March 1838, the marriage performed by the Rev. William Williams.1,2

He was widowed on the death of his wife Johanna on 10 September 1880.3,1,4

Richard died on 27 January 1893 in Kaitaia, Northland.1,5 He was buried at the St Saviours Church Cemetery in Kaitaia.6

Family

Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD (1808 - 1880)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZSG Collection entry 9759.
  3. [S303] Cemetery Marker - , St Saviours Church cemetery, Kaitaia, From given age of 70, implied a birthdate of 1810.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1880/3029.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1893/312.
  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. 1849/1400.

Ronald James MATTHEWS

(1924 - 2000)
Ronald J MATTHEWS (1924-2000) on wedding day 1948
Ronald James MATTHEWS was born in Brisbane, Queensland, on 23 September 1924. He was the second son of James Alexander MATTHEWS (1898-1963) and Stella Evelyn ABELL (1900-1991).1

He was a apprentice fitter and turner at the glassworks before enlisting in the Australian Army, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant at retirement. He later became the Safety Officer at Comalco before a series of strokes forced his retirement.1

Ronald died on 6 July 2000 at home in Moorebank, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 75.2,1 He was buried on 11 July 2000 at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Leppington.1,3
Ronald James MATTHEWS (1924-2000)

Citations

  1. [S980] Email - Geoffrey Matthews, email and family research from Geoffrey Matthews to D Ferguson, from 2014 onwards.
  2. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, Sydney Morning Herald of 8 Jul 20003.
  3. [S1140] Forest Lawn Memorial Park database, at https://www.forestlawn.com.au/, Location RC, Section CC, Block 8, Site 7.

Samuel Hayward Ford MATTHEWS1

(1854 - 1888)
Samuel Hayward Ford MATTHEWS was born in 1854 in New Zealand.2

He married Elizabeth Eleanor SUBRITZKY, daughter of Johannes Anton SUBRITZKY and Elizabeth HOARE, in New Zealand in 1875.3,4

Samuel died on 14 April 1888 in Kaitaia, Northland, as the result of a farming accident.5 He was buried at the St Saviours Church Cemetery in Kaitaia.5

Family

Elizabeth Eleanor SUBRITZKY (1857 - 1926)

Citations

  1. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, Folio 2026.
  2. [S567] Myra's Place (NZ) - Subritzky/Matthews genealogies, at http://www.myrasplace.net, son of Rev. Joseph Matthews and Mary Ann Davis.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 2026.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1875/1921.
  5. [S567] Myra's Place (NZ) - Subritzky/Matthews genealogies, at http://www.myrasplace.net

Serena Hannah MATTHEWS1

(1840 - 1910)
Father*Richard MATTHEWS1 b. 1811, d. 1893
Mother*Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD1 b. 1808, d. 1880
Serena Hannah MATTHEWS was born on 16 April 1840 at Waimate North Mission Station in Waimate North, Northland.2,1

She married Ralph PICKMERE, son of John Richard PICKMERE and Eliza THORNHILL, in Awanui, north of Kaitaia, in 1861.3,1,4,5

She was widowed at age 60 on the death of her husband Ralph on 13 April 1901.6,1,7

Serena died on 9 February 1910 in Auckland at age 69.1,8 She was buried on 10 February 1910 at the St. Marks Cemetery in Remuera.9,1

Family

Ralph PICKMERE (1826 - 1901)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S295] Interview - A Robinson, From a letter by T M Barrett to A H Pickmere, 7 Nov 1981, although they claim a date of 16 Apr 1841.
  3. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS entries are member submitted, so suspect, but claim 1861 Awanui and 1885 Kaitaia.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 92.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1861/1196.
  6. [S297] Funeral Card -.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1901/2206, aged 74.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1910/835, aged 69.
  9. [S310] Cemetery Marker - , St Marks Church cemetery, Remuera, Plot 66 - plan and list is in the church foyer - plot is near main gates on the right, but headstone is missing.