Reavley, Matthew (1850-1937)

Family

Matthew was born in 1850 at at Carville, Co. Durham, to parents John, a coal miner, and Mary.  He was baptised on 16 April 1850 at Durham. His younger brother, Joseph, was also a PM minister.

Before entering the ministry Matthew worked as a coal miner.

He married Ann Brown (1850-1888) on 10 July 1877 at Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. Census returns identify two children.

  • John (1879-1947) – an accountant      
  • Elizabeth (b abt1881)

Matthew died on 1 January 1937 at Croydon, New South Wales, Australia.

Circuits

  • 1873 Bishop Auckland
  • 1876 Whitby
  • 1878 S Shields
  • 1883 Sunderland
  • 1886 Grimsby
  • 1890 Hull II
  • 1893 Sydney VI – Australia
  • 1894 Annadale
  • 1895 Sydney Wm St
  • 1902 Goulburn
  • 1908 Gordon-Hornsby
  • 1912 Mosman
  • 1915 Waverley (Sup)

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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