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The Matthews family

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Margaret Report 26 Sep 2013 11:44

Trying to find: Dora Matthews born 1903 Sussex, also her brother Arthur James born 1906 London.


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:45

In what way are you trying to find them?

They will not be alive

Have you tried looking for info about them using freebmd?


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:47

Who were their parents?


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:48

Births Dec 1906 (>99%)
Matthews Arthur James Fulham 1a 296

Are you certain about the info regarding Dora?


Margaret Report 26 Sep 2013 11:50

Thanks, have already done that, it's her birth cert. I can't find, already bought 2 wrong ones !!!! Marriage and death certs. already purchased,


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:50

1911 census

Person: MATTHEWS, Arthur Address: 22 Fenelon Road Warwick Road W

MATTHEWS, Joseph James Head Married7 years M 29 1882 Engine Driver Electric Genrating Station Staffordshire Woliverhampton VIEW
MATTHEWS, Kate Wife Married7 years F 31 1880 London VIEW
MATTHEWS, Dory Daughter F 7 1904 School Sussex Brighton VIEW
MATTHEWS, Nellie Daughter F 5 1906 School London Kensington VIEW
MATTHEWS, Arthur Son M 4 1907 London Fulham VIEW
FREWER, Maria Visitor Single F 24 1887 General Servant Domestic London Kensington


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:51

So what do you actually want to know?


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:53

What was Kate's maiden name?


Margaret Report 26 Sep 2013 11:57

Parents: Joseph James Matthews and Kate Matthews, Dora eldest, Nellie, then Arthur, just found Arthur's birth thanks, but not sure what happened to him after.
Dora had a very sad married life and death !! My husband is related to her son.
Families all complicated.


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 11:58

Births Jun 1903 (>99%)
Byford Dora Brighton 2b 236

Marriages Sep 1904 (>99%)
Byford Kate Brighton 2b 476
Matthews James Brighton 2b 476


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 12:01

Possibility ONLY..............


Name: MATTHEWS, Arthur James
Registration district: Swindon
County: Wiltshire
Year of registration: 1983
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Date of Birth:2 September 1906
Volume no: 23
Page no: 2044


Reggie Report 26 Sep 2013 12:05

And further children

Births Mar 1913 (>99%)
Matthews Kathleen A Byford Kensington 1a 188

Births Dec 1922 (>99%)
Matthews Frederick P Byford Medway 2a 1161


Margaret Report 26 Sep 2013 14:36

Thanks, really helpful, not knowing Kate's maiden name was a problem as Dora could have been born before the marriage, shall certainly look further to what you have found.
I wonder can you help me find the Coroner's report regarding Dora's death, I know the date of her death 14th March 1934, and she committed suicide, (Westminster) have tried several sources but have drawn a blank.


Reggie Report 27 Sep 2013 20:55

I gave you Dora's birth..........................

That was what led me to the marriage...............

I doubt very much that the Coroner's report will be accessible


Margaret Report 28 Sep 2013 00:09

Thanks so much Reggie, I appreciate all your hard work.


Reggie Report 28 Sep 2013 08:00

My pleasure.........................