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Family of Thomas MATHEWS and Ann CANHAM

Husband: Thomas MATHEWS

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Thomas MATHEWS

  • Name:

  • Thomas MATHEWS1

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • Henry MATHEWS (c. 1795-1878)

  • Mother:

  • Elizabeth (MATHEWS) (c. 1811-1889)

  • Birth:

  • c. 1848

  • Stackallen, Co. Meath, Ireland

  • Occupation:

  • 1874 (age 25-26)

  • Gardener

  • Residence:

  • 1874 (age 25-26)

  • West Derby, Liverpool

  •  

  • Address: Montague Street

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 31)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs2

  •  

  • Address: 26 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 31)

  • Gardener2

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 43)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs3

  •  

  • Address: 4 Ashton Court, Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 43)

  • Gardener3

  • Occupation:

  • 1901 (age 52-53)

  • Gardener4

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 53)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs5

  •  

  • Address: Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 53)

  • Gardener5

  •  

  • Employer, Worker, or Own account: Worker

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 63)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 31 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 63)

  • Domestic Gardner

  •  

  • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker

  • National or Tribal Origin:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 62-63)

  • Irish Resident

  • Death:

  • 23 Apr 1919 (age 70-71)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

Wife: Ann CANHAM

  • Name:

  • Ann CANHAM

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • John CANHAM (c. 1813-1842)

  • Mother:

  • Ann HARVEY (c. 1814-1841)

  • Birth:

  • 24 Sep 1839

  • Fen Ditton, Cambs

  • Baptism:

  • 1 Dec 1839 (age 0)

  • Fen Ditton, Cambs

  • Census:

  • 6 Jun 1841 (age 1)

  • Fen Ditton, Cambs6

  •  

  • Address: Baitsbite

  • Census:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 11)

  • Fen Ditton, Cambs7

  •  

  • Address: Green End

  • Occupation:

  • 30 Mar 1851 (age 11)

  • Scholar7

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 21)

  • Hackney, London E8

  •  

  • Address: 7 Queens Terrace

  • Occupation:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 21)

  • Housekeeper8

  • Occupation:

  • 1871 (age 31-32)

  • Housekeeper; Burn Hall, Co Durham9

  • Residence:

  • 1874 (age 34-35)

  • Liverpool, Merseyside

  •  

  • Address: Dudlow Lane, Wavertree

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 38)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs2

  •  

  • Address: 26 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 38)

  • Housekeeper2

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 49)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs3

  •  

  • Address: 4 Ashton Court, Warrington Road

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 59)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs5

  •  

  • Address: Warrington Road

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 69)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 31 Bryn Street

  • Death:

  • 3 Jan 1912 (age 72)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  • Burial:

  •  

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: St Oswald's

Child 1: Mary Elizabeth MATHEWS

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Daughter: Mary Elizabeth MATHEWS

  • Name:

  • Mary Elizabeth MATHEWS

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Birth:

  • 20 Nov 1874

  • West Derby, Liverpool

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 6)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs2

  •  

  • Address: 26 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 6)

  • Scholar2

  • Occupation:

  • 1891 (age 16-17)

  • Teacher; Liverpool, Merseyside10

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 16)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs3

  •  

  • Address: 4 Ashton Court, Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 16)

  • Teacher3

  •  

  • Employer/Employed/Neither Employer nor Employed: Employed

  • Occupation:

  • 1901 (age 26-27)

  • School Teacher; Ormskirk, Lancs4

  • Census:

  • 1901 (age 26-27)

  • Ormskirk, Lancs4

  •  

  • Address: 79 Aughton Street

  • Residence:

  • 1911 (age 36-37)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: Vicarage Road

  • Occupation:

  • 1911 (age 36-37)

  • Head Mistress; Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: Lancashire Elementary School

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 36)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 31 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 36)

  • Head Teacher

  •  

  • Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Lancs CC

  • Residence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 64)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 11 Rookery Avenue

  • Death:

  • 23 May 1964 (age 89)

  • Leigh, Lancs

  • Burial:

  • 1964

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: St Oswald's

Child 2: Clara Mary MATHEWS

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Daughter: Clara Mary MATHEWS, c. 1895, age 19

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Spouse: James BYRNE, 1919, age 40

  • Name:

  • Clara Mary MATHEWS1

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse:

  • James BYRNE (1879-1941)

  • Birth:

  • 12 Nov 1876

  • Wavertree, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: Dudlow Lane

  • Baptism:

  • 19 Nov 1876 (age 0)

  • Wavertree, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: Our Lade of Good Help RC Church

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • Assistant Teacher; Liverpool, Merseyside

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 4)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs2

  •  

  • Address: 26 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 4)

  • Scholar2

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 14)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs3

  •  

  • Address: 4 Ashton Court, Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 14)

  • Candidate for Teaching3

  •  

  • Employer/Employed/Neither Employer nor Employed: Employed

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 24)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs5

  •  

  • Address: Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 24)

  • School Teacher's Assistant5

  •  

  • Employer, Worker, or Own account: Worker

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 34)

  • Liverpool, Merseyside

  •  

  • Address: 40 Scotland Road

  • National or Tribal Origin:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 34)

  • British

  • Residence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 62)

  • Knowsley, Merseyside

  •  

  • Address: 24 Radway Road

  • Death:

  • 19 Sep 1955 (age 78)

  • Huyton, Liverpool11

  • Burial:

  • 22 Sep 1955

  • West Derby, Liverpool

  •  

  • Address: Yew Tree Cemetery

Child 3: Henry MATHEWS

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Son: Henry MATHEWS, c. 1919, age 40

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Spouse: Margaret Ellen FOSTER

  • Name:

  • Henry MATHEWS

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Margaret Ellen FOSTER (1881-1941)

  • Birth:

  • 7 Apr 1879

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 198 Liverpool Road

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 2)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs2

  •  

  • Address: 26 Bryn Street

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 11)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs3

  •  

  • Address: 4 Ashton Court, Warrington Road

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 21)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs5

  •  

  • Address: Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 21)

  • House Painter5

  •  

  • Employer, Worker, or Own account: Worker

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 31)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 198 Liverpool Road

  • Occupation:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 31)

  • House Painter

  •  

  • Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Lord Gerard's Estate

    Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker

  • Occupation:

  • 8 Feb 1915 (age 35)

  • Sapper, Royal Engineers

  • Service Record:

  • 8 Feb 1915 (age 35)

  • Enlisted

  •  

  • 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers

     

  • Service Record:

  • 8 Feb 1915 (age 35)

  • Service No. 166590

  • Service Record:

  • 20 Apr 1916 (age 37)

  • Posted Overseas; France

  • Residence:

  • 9 Feb 1919 (age 39)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 198 Liverpool Road

  • Service Record:

  • 9 Feb 1919 (age 39)

  • Demobbed

  • Residence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 60)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 192 Liverpool Road

  • Occupation:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 60)

  • House Painter

  • Death:

  • 18 Jun 1953 (age 74)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

Child 4: Thomas MATHEWS

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Son: Thomas MATHEWS

  • Name:

  • Thomas MATHEWS

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Birth:

  • 14 Feb 1882

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • Steam Engine Fitter

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 9)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs3

  •  

  • Address: 4 Ashton Court, Warrington Road

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 19)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs5

  •  

  • Address: Warrington Road

  • Occupation:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 19)

  • Steam Engine Fitter5

  •  

  • Employer, Worker, or Own account: Worker

  • Occupation:

  • 1911 (age 28-29)

  • Engineer's Fitter

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 29)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 31 Bryn Street

  • Occupation:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 29)

  • Engineer's Fitter

  •  

  • Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Colliery

    Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker

  • Residence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 57)

  • Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs

  •  

  • Address: 11 Rookery Avenue

  • Occupation:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 57)

  • Engineer's Fitter

  • Death:

  • 5 Feb 1956 (age 73)

  • Billinge, Lancs

Note on Husband: Thomas MATHEWS

Not known when he came over from Ireland.

 

Married to Anne Canham on 29th January 1874 [8b 739] at Our Lady of Good Help Church, Liverpool. At the time he was a gardener possibly for one of the large nearby houses, and Anne was living at Dudlow Lane, probably a housekeeper for the Sharples family.

 

In about 1876 or 1877 they moved to Ashton in Makerfield. Don't yet know why, but apparently employed by the first Lord Gerard, Robert Tolver Gerard, who died in 1887and who moved over from Ireland in the second half of the 19th c., first to his estate in Cambridgeshire, then to Ashton, Garswood Hall. The second Lord Gerard died in 1902 and the next Lord Gerard then moved to Hertfordshire in 1929. Garswood Hall was used as a hospital for officers during WW1 (Lady Mary Emmeline Laurs was the matron, she died in February 1918). Later Garswood Hall became a golf club, which it remains.

 

Thomas attended St Oswald's RC church, Liverpool Road where he rang the bells, maintained the gardens and dug the graves: on his gravestone it says he was the 'faithful custodian of St Oswald's for 42 years'.

 

 

Thomas is described as a Gardener.

 

Thomas senior is given as a gardener in the 1901 census,living at 60 Warrington Road.

Note on Wife: Ann CANHAM

It seems from census data that both her parents, John and Ann, died young: between the ages of 25 and 35. The 1851 census gives Ann and her brother William living with their (Harvey) grandparents in Greenend, next door to their family home, in Fen Ditton, along with their various uncles and aunts. Her sister, Sarah, who is 13 by now, is working as a 'nurse' in Cambridge.

 

In 1861 she is found living with her Uncle, Richard Harvey, in London. No particular employment is given at that time. This would appear to coincide with the murder of her grandmother in Fen Ditton in 1861.

 

In 1871 she is working as Housekeeper at Burn Hall, County Durham.

The owner of the property is a local JP called Marmaduke Salvin, a member of a prominent Durham Catholic family from pre-reformation times. Marmaduke had a number of children including Francesca Josephine (born 1856 at 'St Oswald. Durham'). At some point after 1871 Francesca left Durham for Liverpool where she married George Oswald Sharples (he was born in 1848 in Wavertree, Liverpool into a well-to-do Timber Merchant family); marriage date 25.9.1877. George went to Stoneyhurst College and so it appears that they were both Catholic. They lived at 79 Beech Lane, which is adjacent to Dudlow Lane in Wavertree. By 1881 they had a son, Henry Oswald, aged 2 (at that time two of George's sisters from Ohio (BS) were staying with them).

George died in 1885 aged only 38 [8b]. In 1891 Francesca is to be found as a patient at an expensive private lunatic asylum in Ticehurst, Sussex (see image in the Wellcome Foundation archive). Oswald was living at that time with his paternal grandmother, Frances, in Streatham, Wandswoth, London, together with two unmarried aunts (and 4 servants). By 1901 Francesca is living with Oswald as a Boarder with a family in Folkestone.

 

It appears very likely that Ann Canham followed Francesca to Liverpool sometime about 1873 and worked for her until perhaps about 1881, when Ann and Thomas moved to Ashton in Makerfield.

 

Marriage to Thomas Mathews 29th January 1874 at Our Lady of Good Help RC Church, Liverpool [see Wedding Certificate copy, 13.6.2008]. Best man was James Murphy and bridesmaid/maid of honour was Margaret Plunkett. Thomas was given as a Gardener, of Montague Street, West Derby and she as a Spinster, of Dudlow Lane, Wavertree.

 

In 1891 census living at 4 A. Court, Warrington Road, Ashton.

 

In 1901 living at 60 Warrington Road (referred to as 'Annie').

 

Grave is in St Oswald's churchyard, Ashton in Makerfield, buried with her grand daughter Annie Byrne, husband Thomas and daughter Mary.

Sources

1.

Marriage Certificate (relative).

2.

Census 1881 E&W. RG11/3785/F~.

3.

Census 1891 E&W. RG123068/F~.

4.

Census 1901 E&W.

5.

Ibid. RG13/3571/~F100.

6.

Census 1841 E&W. HO107 PN 67 B 10 F - P 14.

7.

Census 1851 E&W. HO107 PN 1759 F 472 P 19.

8.

Census 1861 E&W. RG9/0160/~F103.

9.

Census 1871 E&W.

10.

Census 1891 E&W.

11.

Death Certificate (own).