Matthews, Henry Steele (1838-1910)


Henry was born on 16 March 1838 in Ontario, Canada, to father Robert. (I have not been able to identify his mother) Based on the names given to his children the family had Scottish or Irish roots.

He married Sarah Carter (1843-1919) on 21 June 1865 at Peel, Ontario, Canada. Birth records identify three children.

  • Mary Abigail (1871-1876)
  • William Henry McNally (b1873)
  • Sarah Elizabeth McEdwards (1875-1953)

Henry died on 14 November 1910 at York, Ontario, Canada.


  • 1861 Darlington – Canada
  • 1862 Brampton
  • 1863 Toronto 
  • 1864 Etobicoke
  • 1866 Brantford
  • 1867 Orangeville
  • 1870 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Leary lists this minister in the UK section of his directory. However, further examination of the list of stations, 1861 and 1862 in the minutes of Conference, reveals that he was always stationed in Canada.

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