Baxter, Matthew (1812-1893)


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

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