Smith, Matthew (1846-1939)


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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