Matthew was born on 1 June 1812 at Alston, Cumberland, to parents John and Rebecca. He was baptised on 24 January 1814 at Alston.
He married Eleanor Evan (1806-1893) on 28 March 1831 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. The 1861 census identified four children.
- Eleanor (b abt1840)
- Elizabeth (b abt1842)
- John (b abt 1847)
- Margaret Jane (b abt 1851)
Matthew died on 1 May 1893 at Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand.
I have not been able to identify the family after the 1861 census return in online records apart from death records for Matthew and Eleanor in New Zealand.
- 1830 Hull
- 1831 ceased
- 1834 joined W.M.A.
H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p118
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers