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Matthews family page

This family, found almost exclusively in St Helier records, first appeared in the island in the 1700s


Audrey Alice Edna Matthews was born in Jersey in 1907, the daughter of Frederick George (1859-1943) and May, nee Crawford (1873- ). She married Augustus Toop (1903-1991) in Dorset in 1933

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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.


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  • 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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