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This family, confined almost entirely to St Helier, first appeared in island records in the 1700s


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The wedding of Martha Matthews and Daniel Sbire took place in St Helier in 1755

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Origins of surname

This was a name brought back by the Crusaders, derived from Mattathiah, meaning 'gift of the Lord'. Originally it was only a personal name, but it became a surname by the mid-1200s.

Early records

This name first made an appearance in Jersey records in the middle of the 18th century.

It is remarkable that of 125 baptism and birth records from then until the end of the 19th century, 121 are found in St Helier registers.

Variants

  • Matthews

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Great War service


  • James Albert Charles Mathew (St H), ex-RMIJ, Sapper RE
  • Charles William Matthews (1885- ) (St H) son of Charles James and Harriet Mary Jolin Le Dain, Private, RJGB
  • Herbert Charles Matthews(1883- ) son of John Charles and Elizabeth Sarah Trachy, Private, RJGB
  • Leon Matthews (1886- ) (St H) Private, Royal Army Veterinary Corps


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Matthews family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Charles Matthews of St Helier, Plumber and Glazier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £10 sterling 17 February 1787 - D/Y/A/14
  • Charles Matthews of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £8 of the order of the King 16 November 1799 - D/Y/A/15
  • Edwin Matthews, 16 West Park Avenue, St Helier - 4 June 1936, D/Y/A/99
  • Elizabeth Matthews of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £24 of French currency 28 May 1825 - D/Y/A/20
  • Elizabeth Matthews of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £4 currency of the country 2 September 1833 - D/Y/A/22
  • Elizabeth Matthews of St Helier - 4 August 1888, D/Y/A/47
  • Jeanne Matthews, widow of Jean Hubert of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £4 tournois of the order of the King, to Marie Luce, her mother, the life interest on her stock in public funds in England, reversion to Marie Matthews, her sister 29 June 1782 - D/Y/A/13
  • John Matthews, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £25, desires that a small garden bordering on the Parade, at the back of Savile House is added to Savile House 4 April 1854 - D/Y/A/28
  • Joseph Matthews - 24 February 1870, D/Y/A/35
  • Marcus Matthews, Beverley Lodge, Colomberie, St Helier - 11 July 1917, D/Y/A/76
  • Mary Matthews of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 10s - 12 August 1871, D/Y/A/36
  • William Matthews of St Helier 14 May 1857 - D/Y/A/29

Family gravestones

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