Matthew was born in the summer of 1846 at Sherriff Hill, Gateshead Fell, Co. Durham, to parents Thomas, a coal miner, and Jane.
The 1871 census return records Matthew lodging at Kingstone, Herefordshire.
He married Evelena Tuke (1853-1884) in 1875 at Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Matthew died in 1939 at Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia.
- 1869 Cwm
- 1871 Bishop’s Castle
- 1872 Newcastle – Australia
- 1873 Macleay River
- 1874 Parramatta
- 1877 resigned; entered Anglican ministry
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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