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Alexander Lawson Matthew1

M, #8032, b. circa 1840, d. 3 August 1895
  • Birth*: Alexander Lawson Matthew was born circa 1840 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; from 1871 census.2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Jessie C Johnston, daughter of Lewis Johnston and Helen Grubb, on 12 December 1864 at Paradise Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1864 marriages in the 1st District of the Burgh of Dundee in the County of Forfar, ref 282/01 0447; 1864 on the Twelfth day of December at Paradise Road Dundee after banns according to the Unitdd Presbyterian Church, signed Alexander L Matthew ale & porter merchant bachelor, aged 25, residing 13 Smalls Wynd Dundee, parents James Matthew spirit merchant (dec) and Margaret Matthew ms Scott; signed Jessie C Jonstone warder in prison spinster, aged 25, residing 47 Fish Street Dundee, parens Lewis Johnstone boatman and Helen Johnstone ms Grubb, signed George Gilfillan minister, signed George B Matthew & John M [Hostell] witnesses, registered 1864 December 15th at Dundee W Johnston registrar.3,4
  • (Informant) Death: Alexander Lawson Matthew registered the death of Helen Grubb on 29 August 1869 at 42 St Andrews Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1869 deaths in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 427; Helen Johnston married to Lewis Johnston seaman MS; 1869 August Twenty-ninth found about 10h pm at 42 St Andrews Street, Dundee; female aged 57 years; parents Henry Grubb gardener (deceased) and Jessie Grubb ms Forgan (deceased); cause hanging (suicide) not certified; informant Alexander Matthews son-in-law, 150 Seagate; registered 1869 August 30th at Dundee Jas Kinnison registrar.5,6
  • (Informant) Death: Alexander Lawson Matthew registered the death of Jessie C Johnston on 20 December 1876 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1876 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 709, Jessie Matthew married to Alexander Matthew porter bottler, 1876 December twentieth 3h 30m am Royal Infirmary ur 150 Seagate Dundee, female aged 36 years, parents Lewis Johnston seaman MS and Helen Johnston ms Grubb (dec), cause phthisis pulmon. 2 years as cert by N ... McCosh MD, signed A Matthew widower 150 Seagate Dundee, registered 1876 December 20th at Dundee Jas Anderson registrar.7
  • (Deceased) Death*: Alexander Lawson Matthew died on 3 August 1895 at Infirmary, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, 1895 deathsin the district of Arbroath in the county of Forfar, ref 280; Alexander Lawson Matthew tobacco & pipe maufaccturer, widower of Jessie Johnston, died 1895 August Third 7h 0m om Infirmary ARbroath us 57 Guhrie Port, male aged 55 Years, parents James Matthew warper - canvas factory (dec) and Margaret Matthew ms Scott (dec), cause bronchitis 14 days congestion of lungs (hypoelalic) as certified by G McNaughton MB, signed Alex L Matthew son 6 Ponderlaw Lane, registered 1895 August 5th at Arbroath signed J S Paterson registrar.1

Census Events

Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Jessie C Johnston in the 1871 census at 26 Queen Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Matthew, head, 30, brewer, b Dundee; Jessie Matthew, wife, 30, b Dundee; also in the household were Alexander L Matthew, Margaret Scott Matthew, Lewis Johnston, Cathrine Bruce and Elizabeth Bruce.8
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 11 Fishacre, St Vigeans, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Matthew head, 40, pipe clay dealer, Dundee; also in the household was Alexander L Matthew and Margaret Scott Matthew.9
Last Edited: 16 Oct 2016

Family:

Jessie C Johnston b. c 1840, d. 20 Dec 1876
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alexander Lawson Matthew married Jessie C Johnston, daughter of Lewis Johnston and Helen Grubb, on 12 December 1864 at Paradise Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1864 marriages in the 1st District of the Burgh of Dundee in the County of Forfar, ref 282/01 0447; 1864 on the Twelfth day of December at Paradise Road Dundee after banns according to the Unitdd Presbyterian Church, signed Alexander L Matthew ale & porter merchant bachelor, aged 25, residing 13 Smalls Wynd Dundee, parents James Matthew spirit merchant (dec) and Margaret Matthew ms Scott; signed Jessie C Jonstone warder in prison spinster, aged 25, residing 47 Fish Street Dundee, parens Lewis Johnstone boatman and Helen Johnstone ms Grubb, signed George Gilfillan minister, signed George B Matthew & John M [Hostell] witnesses, registered 1864 December 15th at Dundee W Johnston registrar.3,4

Children:

Alexander L Matthew b. c 1865
Lewis Matthew b. 18 Jun 1867
Jessie Johnstone Matthew b. 15 Oct 1868
Margaret Scott Matthew b. c 22 Dec 1869

Citations

  1. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1895 Arbroath ref 272/00 0280 image held [Mar 2015].
  2. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) [April 2011].
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS M112821 [Apr 2011].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriage 1864 Dundee 1st District ref 282/01 0447 image held [Feb 2008 & Mar 2015].
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, after 28 April 1871 as reported on son's marriage reg [Jun 2010].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory deaths 282/03 0427 [Apr 2011].
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death 1876 St Mary Dundee 282/02 0709 image held [Oct 2011].
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Andrew; ED: 8; Page: 10; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1871_52; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [April 2011]
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Vigeans; ED: 17; Page: 1; Line: 23; Roll: cssct1881_76; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Oct 2011]