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THE MATTHEWS & WEBB FAMILIES OF BRINKWORTH AND BRISTOL, ENGLAND
 

CONTENTS

Introduction

Acknowledgements & Disclaimer

Meaning Of The Names

Thomas MATTHEWS (1781-1851)

William MATTHEWS (1815-1897)

Edward MATTHEWS (1818-1898)

Richard MATTHEWS (1849-1932)

William MATTHEWS (1888-1957)

Reuben WEBB (1805-1883)

John Joseph WEBB (1827-1903)

Henry WEBB (1853-1950)

Introduction

Despite being the family from which my own surname originates, I have as yet not undertaken a great deal of research into the MATTHEWS family of Brinkworth, largely because it is a daunting task - in the early 18th century one out of every eight baptisms in Brinkworth was for a child with the surname MATTHEWS. Piecing together my MATTHEWS roots in Brinkworth has therefore proved somewhat challenging! However, I feel obliged to include some details about the family on my website, and I have done my best to piece together the evidence I have ...

Acknowledgements & Disclaimer

This webpage would not have been possible without CLIVE HENLY's transcriptions of the Brinkworth Parish Registers. I am also grateful to MIRIAM SAUNDERS, LESLIE MATTHEWS, MANDY MATTHEWS, GRAHAM PRICE, and EVELINE BUNCE for providing information about Eleanor, Elizabeth, Edward and Ada MATTHEWS; JOHN BURROWS, MARGARET BISSETT, PAT POWER and GARRY GASCOIGNE for providing details about the family of Robert MATTHEWS and Fanny NORTH; COLLEEN WEBB for information about Henry WEBB, including the photos of Henry, his wife Emily and son William, and LESLIE and HEATHER REASON for providing lots of interesting details about Friend MATTHEWS and his family. I would also like to thank PAT BULLEY for her Brinkworth burial transcriptions as well as PAUL VIVASH, STAN MAPSTONE, JIM FISHER and ANN PARFITT for providing extracts from various sources with regard to the derivation of the names "MATTHEWS" and "WEBB". I am also grateful to the members of the Wessex Genealogy Mailing List, as well as the Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon Register Offices. The photographs on this page come from my own family album with the exception of the photo of George Albert MATTHEWS which was kindly donated by my cousin Sue HANMORE. Much of the information on this page has no primary source and while I believe that it is accurate, I cannot take responsibility for any errors or omissions. I will be updating this page regularly as new information comes to light.

Meaning Of The Names

MATTHEWS is derived from "son of Matthew".  This biblical name means "gift of God" and was introduced into England by the Normans.  Early examples are:  MATHIU and MATHEUS found in the Domesday Book of 1086 and Alan MATHEW (Assize Rolls, Cambridgeshire 1260).

The surnames WEBB and WEBBER both originate from the Old English "webba" or "webbe" meaning "weaver". The cognate WEBSTER was originally a feminine name. Early examples include Alger se WEBBA (Devonshire, c. 1100-30), Jernagon, Osbert and Wigor WEBBE (Suffolk, 1221), Elyas le WEBBE (Oxfordshire, 1255), and Alice la WEBBE (Court Rolls of the Borough of Colchester, 1337). The name is common in the Midlands as well as Wiltshire and Somerset.

This information comes from "The Oxford Dictionary of Surnames" by P.H. REANEY, "The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames" by Dr BASIL COTTLE and "A Dictionary of Surnames" by PATRICK HANKS & FLAVIA HODGES.


Brinkworth Parish Church
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Thomas MATTHEWS (1781-1851)

Thomas MATTHEWS was baptised on 28th January 1781 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire. He may have been the son of Thomas MATTHEWS and Mary LAWRANCE, who married on 15th November 1769 in Brinkworth. Thomas worked as an agricultural labourer and he married a lady called Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in Lyneham, Wiltshire in about 1781. Thomas and Elizabeth appear to have had at least eleven children together, all baptised in Brinkworth - Charles, baptised 28th March 1802; James, baptised 16th June 1804; Margaret, baptised 23rd March 1806; George, baptised 20th December 1807; Stephen, baptised 11th February 1810; Mary, baptised 19th January 1812; Thomas, baptised 22nd August 1813; William, baptised 15th October 1815; Edward, baptised 29th March 1818; Isaac, baptised 10th November 1822, and Susanna, baptised 10th November 1822. This is how Thomas and Elizabeth appear in the 1841 and 1851 censuses:

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1841)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 60 Agricultural Labourer born Wiltshire
Betty MATTHEWS aged 60 born Wiltshire
William MATTHEWS aged 25 born Wiltshire
Edward MATTHEWS aged 20 born Wiltshire
Isaac MATTHEWS aged 20 born Wiltshire

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 74 Pauper Former Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Betty MATTHEWS wife 70 Pauper born Lyneham, Wiltshire

Thomas MATTHEWS died in Brinkworth on 2nd December 1851 and was buried four days later.

James MATTHEWS (b. 1804) married Charlotte GREENWOOD on 12th April 1841 in Brinkworth. She was born in Purton, Wiltshire in about 1816. James and Charlotte had at least four children together, all born in Brinkworth - Matilda Emma, born c. 1844; Urania Martha, born c. 1846; Julia Sarah, born c. 1849, and  Samuel, born c. 1854 in Brinkworth. This is how the family appears in the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses:

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1841)

James MATTHEWS aged 35 Agricultural Labourer born Wiltshire
Charlotte MATTHEWS aged 25 born Wiltshire
Elizabeth MATTHEWS aged 7 born Wiltshire

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

James MATTHEWS aged 46 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Charlotte MATTHEWS wife 34 born Purton, Wiltshire
Matilda Emma MATTHEWS daughter 7 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Urania Martha MATTHEWS daughter 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Julia Sarah MATTHEWS daughter 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William GREENWOOD nephew 14 Errand Boy born Laycock , Wiltshire
Sarah HUNT visitor widow 63 Former Laundress born Horsley, Gloucestershire

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1861)

James MATTHEWS aged 56 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Charlotte MATTHEWS wife 44 Agricultural Labourer's Wife born Purton
, Wiltshire
Urania MATTHEWS daughter 14 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Julia MATTHEWS daughter 11 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Samuel MATTHEWS son 7 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

James MATTHEWS aged 66 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Charlotte MATTHEWS wife 55 Labourer's Wife born Purton, Wiltshire
Samuel MATTHEWS son 17 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Robert MATTHEWS nephew 22 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

George MATTHEWS (b. 1807) married Eliza BREADMORE in Brinkworth on 17th May 1837 in Brinkworth. Eliza was born on 25th September 1813 and was the daughter of William BREADMORE and Hannah MATTHEWS. George and Eliza had two children together, both born in Brinkworth - Jane, born 17th February 1838, and Edwin, born 19th August 1840. Eliza died in 1841 aged 26 and was buried in Brinkworth on 26th April of that year. In 1841 the widowed George was living with his two children and his sister Susanna, as seen here in the census for that year:

Pitts Lands Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

George MATTHEWS aged 30 Agricultural Labourer born Wiltshire
Susanna MATTHEWS aged 18 born Wiltshire
Jane MATTHEWS aged 3 born Wiltshire
Edwin MATTHEWS aged 9 months born Wiltshire
Henry BREADMORE aged 8 born Wiltshire

George subsequently married Mary BATH in 1844. Mary was born in Brinkworth in about 1807 and was the daughter of William and Hannah BATH. George and Mary had at least four children together, all born in Brinkworth - Nehemiah, born 22nd February 1845, Hezekiah, born 30th May 1847; Hannah Maria, born 4th November 1849, and James, born 26th June 1852. This is how the family appears in the 1851 and 1871 censuses:

Dovey's, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

George MATTHEWS aged 43 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary MATTHEWS wife 43 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin MATTHEWS son 11 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Nehemiah MATTHEWS son 6 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hezekiah MATTHEWS son 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hannah MATTHEWS daughter 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

George MATTHEWS aged 63 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary MATTHEWS wife 63 Labourer's Wife born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Nehemiah MATTHEWS son 26 Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Thomas MATTHEWS (b. 1813) married Winifred SELLWOOD on 11th May 1837 in Brinkworth. Winifred was baptised in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire on 16th June 1816 and was the daughter of Thomas SELLWOOD and Mary WHALE. Thomas and Winifred had at least five children together, all born in Brinkworth - James, born c. 1838; Silas, born c. 1841, Eli, born 15th February 1845, Stephen, born c. 1852 and Edwin Thomas, born c. 1858. This is how the family appears in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses:

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1841)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 25 Agricultural Labourer born Wiltshire
Winifred MATTHEWS aged 22 born Wiltshire
James MATTHEWS aged 3 born Wiltshire
Silas MATTHEWS aged 1 born Wiltshire
Simon CLEVERLY aged 25 Railway Labourer born Wiltshire
Stephen BISHOP aged 25 Railway Labourer born Wiltshire

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 36 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Winifred MATTHEWS wife 33 born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
James MATTHEWS son 13 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Silas MATTHEWS son 10 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Eli MATTHEWS son 6 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1861)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 47 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Winifred MATTHEWS wife 42 born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Eli MATTHEWS son 16 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Stephen MATTHEWS son 9 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin MATTHEWS son 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary SELLWOOD relative 78 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 58 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Winifred MATTHEWS wife 56 Labourer's Wife born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Stephen MATTHEWS son 19 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin MATTHEWS son 13 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Thomas MATTHEWS aged 67 Farm Labourer born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Winifred MATTHEWS wife 64 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin MATTHEWS son 23 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Thomas MATTHEWS (b. 1813) died in 1894 and was buried in Brinkworth on 12th December of the same year.

William MATTHEWS (1815-1897)

William MATTHEWS was born on 25th February 1815 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth MATTHEWS. He married Hannah BREADMORE on 31st December 1843 in Brinkworth.  Hannah was born on 5th January 1823 in Brinkworth and was the daughter of William BREADMORE and Hannah MATTHEWS. She was the younger sister of Eliza BREADMORE, the first wife of George MATTHEWS. William and Hannah had at least ten children together, all born in Brinkworth - Eliza, born c. 1844; Jacob, born c. 1846; Robert, born 15th April 1849; Margaret, born c. 1853; Jane, born c. 1855; Mark, born c. 1859; Isaac, born 20th June 1861; Sarah, born c. 1864; Friend, born 29th December 1865, and Frank, born c. 1869. William also lived in Callow Hill Lane, as seen here in the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses (the 'Frederick' who appears in the 1871 census is probably Friend):

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

William MATTHEWS aged 37 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hannah MATTHEWS wife 27 Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Eliza MATTHEWS daughter 7 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jacob MATTHEWS 5 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Robert MATTHEWS son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Henry BREADMORE nephew 18 Agricultural Labourer born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1861)

William MATTHEWS aged 46 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hannah MATTHEWS wife 38 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jacob MATTHEWS son 15 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret MATTHEWS daughter 8 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jane MATTHEWS daughter 5 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mark MATTHEWS son 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hannah BREADMORE mother-in-law widow 73 born Brinkworth
, Wiltshire 

Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

William MATTHEWS aged 48 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth
Hannah MATTHEWS wife 42 Labourer's Wife born Brinkworth
Eliza MATTHEWS daughter 27 Labourer's Daughter born Brinkworth
Jacob MATTHEWS son 25 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth
Jane MATTHEWS daughter 17 Labourer's Daughter born Brinkworth
Isaac MATTHEWS son 11 Labourer's Son born Brinkworth
Sarah A. MATTHEWS daughter 7 Labourer's Daughter born Brinkworth
Frederick MATTHEWS son 5 Labourer's Son born Brinkworth
Frank MATTHEWS son 2 Labourer's Son born Brinkworth

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

William MATTHEWS aged 66 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hannah MATTHEWS wife 56 Labourer's Wife born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jacob MATTHEWS son 35 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mark MATTHEWS son 22 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

William MATTHEWS aged 76 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth
Hannah MATTHEWS wife 68 born Brinkworth
Jacob MATTHEWS son 44 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth

William MATTHEWS died in 1897 and was buried in Brinkworth on the 8th March of the same year.

Robert MATTHEWS (b. 1849) immigrated to Western Australia, departing from Gravesend, Kent on 29th June 1880 on board the Charlotte Padbury and arriving in Fremantle on 30th September 1880. He had been nominated by Samuel Pole PHILLIPS of the Swan River colony who had visited England with the express mission of recruiting farm labourers. PHILLIPS subsequently paid for Robert and his fellow immigrants to travel on to Perth by steamer and arranged for them to stay at a boarding house run by Louis PETER until they found employment. Robert married Fanny NORTH on 10th November 1880 in St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia. Fanny was born on 26th August 1855 in Shaw near Overton, Wiltshire, England and was the daughter of Thomas NORTH and Prudence DREW. Fanny had also travelled to Western Australia aboard the Charlotte Padbury.

Robert and Fanny had ten children together - Hannah, born 13th August 1881 in Perth; Lucy Roberta, born 28th January 1883 in Perth; Robert William Thomas, born 23rd July 1884 in Crawley, Western Australia; Edward Hope, born 25th April 1886 in Perth; Friend, born 30th December 1887 in Perth; Frances Elizabeth, born 1889 in Perth; Ruby Helena, born 18th October 1890 in Perth; Ernest Charles, born 22nd December 1892 in Perth; James Irwin, born 1893 in Perth, and Albert Harold, born 8th October 1895 in Nedlands, Western Australia.

Robert MATTHEWS died on 29th September 1913 in Claremont, Western Australia and his wife Fanny died on 28th July 1926 in Western Australia. They were both buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.


Robert MATTHEWS
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Mark MATTHEWS (b. 1859) married Emily Jane SPENCER in about 1883. She was born in about 1854 in Brinkworth. Mark and Emily had at least three children together, all born in Brinkworth - Frank, born c. 1887; William John, born c. 1889, and Florence, born c. 1892. This is how the family appears in the 1891 and 1901 censuses:

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Mark MATTHEWS aged 34 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth
Emily MATTHEWS wife 37 born Brinkworth
Frank MATTHEWS son 4 born Brinkworth
William MATTHEWS son 1 born Brinkworth


Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Mark MATTHEWS aged 42 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth
Emily J. MATTHEWS wife 46 born Brinkworth
Frank MATTHEWS son 14 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth
William J. MATTHEWS son 11 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth
Florence MATTHEWS daughter 9 born Brinkworth

Mark MATTHEWS died in about 1927. His daughter Florence married Edward MATTHEWS on 23rd September 1909 in Malmesbury Register Office, Wiltshire. Edward was born in Brinkworth in about 1882 and was the son of Richard MATTHEWS and Emma WEBB. He was also Florence's second cousin.

Isaac MATTHEWS (b. 1861) married Annie Maria DIXON on 28 April 1888 in Malmesbury. Annie was born in Brinkworth in about 1866 and was the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth DIXON. Isaac and Annie had at least six children together, all born in Grittenham, Wiltshire - Alfred William, born c. 1888; Louisa Charlotte, born c. 1891; Edgar Thomas, born c. 1894; Elizabeth, born c. 1899; Robert, born c. 1901, and Alice, born c. 1910. This is how the family appears in the 1891 and 1901 censuses:

Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Moses DIXON aged 67 General Labourer born Brinkworth
Elizabeth DIXON wife 62 born Brinkworth
Isaac MATTHEWS son-in-law 29 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth
Annie MATTHEWS daughter 25 born Brinkworth
Alfred MATTHEWS grandson 2 born Brinkworth
Louisa MATTHEWS granddaughter 1 month born Brinkworth

Nr School, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Moses DIXON widower aged 77 Pauper born Brinkworth
Isaac MATTHEWS son-in-law  40 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth
Annie MATTHEWS daughter 35 born Brinkworth
Alfred MATTHEWS grandson 12 born Grittenham
Louisa MATTHEWS granddaughter 10 born Grittenham
Edgar MATTHEWS grandson 6 born Grittenham
Robert MATTHEWS grandson 3 months born Grittenham
Elizabeth MATTHEWS granddaughter 1 born Grittenham

Isaac MATTHEWS died in 1941.

Friend MATTHEWS (b. 1865) married Ruth PINNELL on 26th February 1887 in The Register Office, Highworth, Wiltshire. Ruth was born on 6th March 1865 in Brinkworth and was the daughter Thomas PINNELL and Rachel SELBY. Friend and Ruth had seven children together, all born in Brinkworth - Victoria Lily, born c. 1888; Rosannah, born c. 1890; Beatrice May, born c. 1894; William Thomas, born c. 1899; Hubert Charles, born c. 1903; Dorothy Mabel, born 5th October 1904, and another son, James, who appears to have been born and died in 1909. This is how the family appears in the 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Cottage, Main Road, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Friend MATTHEWS aged 25 General Labourer born Brinkworth
Ruth MATTHEWS wife 26 born Brinkworth
Lily V. MATTHEWS daughter 3 born Brinkworth
Rose H. MATTHEWS daughter 1 born Brinkworth

Club House, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Friend MATTHEWS aged 35 Navvy born Brinkworth
Ruth MATTHEWS wife 36 Stewardess (Club) born Brinkworth
Rose H. MATTHEWS daughter 10 born Brinkworth
Beatrice M. MATTHEWS daughter 7 born Brinkworth
William T. MATTHEWS son 2 born Brinkworth

Barnes Green, Brinkworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire (1911)

Friend MATTHEWS aged 45 General Labourer born Brinkworth
Ruth MATTHEWS wife 45 born Brinkworth
Rose MATTHEWS daughter 21 born Brinkworth
William MATTHEWS son 11 Scholar born Brinkworth
Hubert MATTHEWS son 8 born Brinkworth
Dorothy MATTHEWS daughter 6 born Brinkworth

Although the censuses describe Friend as a mere labourer, he was in fact a thatcher, hedger, ditcher and water diviner.  When the railway line was built through Brinkworth in the early 1900s, Friend helped the surveyors on the line. He also built a tin-roofed extension to his house immediately to the south of the parish church from which his wife Ruth ran a social club for the navvies.

Friend MATTHEWS died in 1943. His widow Ruth died in 1950.

Edward MATTHEWS (1818-1898)

Edward MATTHEWS was baptised on 29th March 1818 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth MATTHEWS. Edward married Martha Hale MOULDEN on 25th December 1845 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Martha was baptised in Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire on 14th March 1819 and was the daughter of John MOULDEN and Elizabeth HALE. Edward and Martha had at least six children together, all born in Brinkworth - Louisa, born c. 1846; Charles, born c. 1848; Richard, born 5th May 1849; Henry, born c. 1851; Hannah, born c. 1853, and Alfred, born c. 1863. Edward MATTHEWS lived his whole life in Callow Hill in Brinkworth where he worked as either an agricultural or farm labourer, as seen here in the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses:

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

Edward MATTHEWS Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Martha MATTHEWS wife 33 born Lydiard, Wiltshire
Louisa MATTHEWS daughter 5 born Lydiard, Wiltshire
Charles MATTHEWS son 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Richard MATTHEWS son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1861)

Edward MATHEWS aged 43 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Martha MATHEWS wife 42 born Lydiard, Wiltshire
Louisa MATHEWS daughter 15 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Charles MATHEWS son 13 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Richard MATHEWS son 11 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Henry MATHEWS son 9 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hannah MATTHEWS daughter 7
born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

Edward MATTHEWS aged 53 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Martha MATTHEWS wife 52 Labourer's Wife born Lydiard, Wiltshire
Louisa MATTHEWS daughter 25 Labourer's Daughter born Lydiard, Wiltshire
Richard MATTHEWS son 21 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Henry MATTHEWS son 19 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Alfred MATTHEWS son 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Edward MATTHEWS aged 63 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Martha MATTHEWS wife 62 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Alfred MATTHEWS son 18 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Annie TWINE granddaughter 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Cottage, Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Edward MATTHEWS aged 73 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Martha MATTHEWS wife 72 born Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire

Alfred MATTHEWS son 28 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Edward MATTHEWS died on 25th April 1898 in Callow Hill, Brinkworth and was buried in Brinkworth on 2nd May of the same year. His wife Martha died on 27th October 1900 in the Workhouse, Brokenborough, Wiltshire and was buried in Brinkworth on 1st November of the same year.

Louisa MATTHEWS (b. 1846) married Job TWINE on 1st February 1873 in Brinkworth. Job was born in about 1846 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth TWINE. Job and Louisa had at least four children together, all born in Brinkworth - Angelina Annie, born c. 1877; Brazillion Fitzroy, born c. 1879; Theodore, born c. 1881, and Edna, born c. 1885. This is how the family appears in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses (note: it would appear from the above census extract that Angelina TWINE was actually living with her grandparents Edward and Martha MATTHEWS at the time of the 1881 census, but her parents also included her in their household):

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Job TWINE aged 35 Sawyer born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Louisa TWINE wife 35 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Anne TWINE daughter 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Brazillion TWINE son 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Cottage, Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Job TWINE aged 45 Sawyer born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Louisa TWINE wife 45 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Angelina TWINE daughter 14 Mother's Keep born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Fitzroy TWINE son 11 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Thiodore TWINE son 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edna TWINE daughter 6 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Job TWINE aged 55 Navvy born Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Louisa TWINE 55 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Anne TWINE 24 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Theodore TWINE 20 Navvy born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Edna TWINE 16 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Job TWINE died in 1904 and in 1911 the widowed Louisa was living with her son:

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Fitzroy TWINE aged 32 Timber Seller born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Hattie TWINE wife 42 born Bagpath, Gloucestershire
Louisa TWINE mother widow 65
born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Louisa TWINE (nee MATTHEWS) died in 1916.

Charles MATTHEWS (b. 1848) married Elizabeth WALKER in 1870. Elizabeth was born in about 1851 in Purton, Wiltshire and was the daughter of Enoch WALKER and Sophia ILES. Charles and Elizabeth had at least five children together, all born in Brinkworth - Clara Martha, born c. 1871; Mildred Mary, born c. 1876; Enoch Edward, born c. 1879; Amy Ella, born c. 1882, and Arthur, born c. 1887. This is how Charles and Elizabeth appear in the 1871 and 1881 censuses:

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

Charles MATTHEWS aged 23 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth MATTHEWS wife 19 Labourer's Wife born Purton, Wiltshire
Hezekiah MATTHEWS boarder 24 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Wood Side, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Charles MATTHEWS aged 33 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth MATTHEWS wife 29 born Purton, Wiltshire
Clara M. MATTHEWS daughter 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mildred M. MATTHEWS daughter 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Enoch E. MATTHEWS son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Elizabeth MATTHEWS (nee WALKER) died in 1890. This is how Charles appears in the 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Wood Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Charles MATTHEWS widower aged 43 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Clara MATTHEWS daughter 19 Housekeeper born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edward MATTHEWS son 11 Schlolar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Amy MATTHEWS daughter 8 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Arthur MATTHEWS son 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Woodside Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Charles MATTHEWS widower aged 53 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edward MATTHEWS son 21 Farmer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Amy MATTHEWS daughter 18 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Arthur MATTHEWS son 14 Farmer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Ravenhurst Farm, Braydon, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (1911)

Charles MATTHEWS widower aged 63 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Amy MATTHEWS daughter 28 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Arthur MATTHEWS son 24 Working on Farm born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Joseph HUNT servant 25
Working on Farm born Purton, Wiltshire

Henry MATTHEWS (b. 1851) moved to London where he became a police constable, as seen here in the 1881 and 1891 censuses:

8 Mansfield Street, Shoreditch, London (1881)

Henry MATTHEWS aged 29 Police Constable born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Annie MATTHEWS wife 30 born Barton Abbots, Berkshire

68 Mansfield Street, Shoreditch, London (1891)

Henry MATTHEWS aged 39 Police Constable born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Annie MATTHEWS wife 40 born Black Bourton, Oxfordshire

By 1901 he had retired and was living in Brinkworth with his wife Annie, as seen here in the census for that year:

Woodside, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Henry MATTHEWS aged 49 Retired Police Constable born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Annie MATTHEWS wife 50 born Bourton Abbots, Berkshire

By 1911 Henry and Annie had moved to Bradenstoke:

The Banks, Bradenstoke, Chippenham, Wiltshire


Henry MATTHEWS aged 59 Police Pensioner born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Annie MATTHEWS wife 59 born Bourton Abbots, Oxfordshire

Hannah MATTHEWS (b. 1853) was working as a servant for the COATES family in Marylebone, London in 1881:

41 North Bank, Marylebone, London

Joseph COATES aged 53 Barrister born Clifton, Gloucestershire
Emma H. COATES wife 46 born London, Middlesex
Anne L. COATES niece 19 born Horfield, Gloucestershire
Jane JERDAN servant widow 50 Cook born Dummer, Hampshire
Hannah MATTHEWS servant 26 Parlourmaid born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret L. DAVISON servant 21 Housemaid born Dartmouth, Devon

Hannah married William ATKINS on 24th May 1884 in All Saints, Haggerston, Middlesex. William was born in Shenley, Hertfordshire in about 1851 and was the son of another William ATKINS. William had been previously married to Elizabeth Holt WATSON with whom he had had two daughters, both born in Shenley - Elizabeth, born c. 1878, and Catherine, born c. 1882. William's first wife died in 1882, possibly during or after Catherine's birth. This is how William and Hannah appear in 1891 and 1901 (Hannah's name is incorrectly shown as Harriet in 1891):

Goffs Cottages, Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire (1891)

William ATKINS aged 40 Gardener (Domestic Servant) born Shenley, Hertfordshire
Harriet ATKINS wife 37 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth J. ATKINS daughter 12 born Shenley, Hertfordshire
Catherine H. ATKINS daughter 8 born Shenley, Hertfordshire

Green Street Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire (1901)

William ATKINS aged 50 Gardener (Domestic) born Shenley, Hertfordshire
Hannah ATKINS aged 47 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

William ATKINS died in the early 1900s and in 1911 the widowed Hannah was living with her step-daughter Catherine:

48 Silvermere Road, Catford, London

Robert RAWLINSON aged 29 General Labourer born Poslingford, Suffolk
Catherine RAWLINSON wife 29 born Shenley, Hertfordshire
Hannah ATKINS mother-in-law widow 57 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Alfred MATTHEWS (b. 1863) married Mary WEBB in 1898. Mary was born in Brinkworth in about 1872 and was the daughter of Joseph WEBB and Elizabeth STRANGE. Alfred and Mary had at least two children together - Herbert Alfred, born 2nd April 1902 in Brinkworth, and Henry Albert, born 21st February 1907 in Braydon, Wiltshire. This is how Alfred and Mary appear in the 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Alfred MATTHEWS aged 38 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary MATTHEWS wife 29 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Fritters Well, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1911)

Alfred MATTHEWS aged 48 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary MATTHEWS wife 39 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Herbert Alfred MATTHEWS son 9 Scholar
born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Henry Albert MATTHEWS son 4 born Braydon, Wiltshire
James RICE boarder 18 Baker's Assistant born Pinkney, Wiltshire

Alfred MATTHEWS died in 1949 and his widow Mary died in 1959.

Richard MATTHEWS (1849-1932)

Richard MATTHEWS was born on 5th May 1849 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire, and was the son of Edward MATTHEWS and Martha MOULDER. He married Emma WEBB on 16th June 1877 in Brinkworth. Emma was born on 19th May 1859 in Brinkworth and was the daughter of John Joseph WEBB and Margaret OVENS. Richard and Emma had seven children together, all born in Brinkworth - Sarah Jane, born 27th July 1877; Eleanor, born 6th January 1879; Elizabeth, born 3rd October 1880; Edward, born 10th November 1882; John Richard, born 17th October 1884; Ada, born 18th October 1886, and William, born 5th July 1888. The family lived at Callow Hill in Brinkworth where Richard worked as a farm labourer, as seen here in the 1881 and 1891 censuses:

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Richard MATTHEWS aged 31 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emma MATTHEWS wife 21 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jane MATTHEWS daughter 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ellen MATTHEWS daughter 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth MATTHEWS daughter 5 months born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Stephen MATTHEWS 76 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Richard MATTHEWS aged 41 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emma MATTHEWS wife 31 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Sarah J. MATTHEWS daughter 13 Mother's Help (Domestic) born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth MATTHEWS daughter 10 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edward MATTHEWS son 8 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
John MATTHEWS son 6 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ada MATTHEWS daughter 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William MATTHEWS son 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

It's possible that Richard may have spent some time Devizes Gaol in the early 1880s. His uncles George and William had sons called Hezekiah and Jacob, and on the night of 27th December 1883 three cousins from Callow Hill in Brinkworth decided to go hunting in Sir John NEALD's game preserve in Braydon Big Wood - they were Hezekiah, Jacob and Richard MATTHEWS. The three men were caught by the gamekeeper and his colleagues, and a fracas ensued during which Hezekiah was struck on the head with a bludgeon by Henry John REEVES. The cousins were eventually secured but as their captors were collecting their weapons Henry's younger brother Thomas accidentally fired a shotgun, hitting his brother in the arm and his father in the face. Hezekiah, Jacob and Richard were taken to Cricklade Police Station, arriving there early on the morning of the 28th. Hezekiah was examined by Dr. LANGLEY who immediately sent him to Purton Cottage Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Henry John REEVES was subsequently charged with manslaughter while Jacob and Richard MATTHEWS were sent to Devizes Gaol for six weeks' hard labour. While there is no direct evidence that my great-great-grandfather was the Richard MATTHEWS involved in these unfortunate events, the fact that he had cousins called Hezekiah and Jacob make it seem very likely that he was.

Emma MATTHEWS (nee WEBB) died of pulmonary phthisis on 16th May 1891 in Brinkworth aged just 31 and was buried on 26th May of the same year. This is how the widowed Richard appears in the 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Under the Wood, Wood Lane, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Richard MATTHEWS widower aged 52 Allotment Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edward MATTHEWS son 18 Farmer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
John MATTHEWS son 16 Farmer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William MATTHEWS son 12 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1911)

Richard MATTHEWS widower aged 61 Labourer born Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William MATTHEWS son 22 Farm Labourer born Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Richard MATTHEWS died on 11th November 1932 in Callow Hill, Brinkworth aged 83.


Richard MATTHEWS
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Sarah Jane MATTHEWS (b. 1877) was known as "Ginny". She married Arthur William MATTHEWS on 19th November 1894 in Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire. Arthur was born on 27th January 1875 in Christian Malford and was the son of Alfred William MATTHEWS. Please see my MATTHEWS & HEAD Families of Bremhill and Bristol, England page for my more information about this family.

Eleanor MATTHEWS (b. 1879) married Sidney George BUNCE in 1898. Sidney was born in Purton, Wiltshire on 17th December 1873 and was the son of John BUNCE and Prudence SELWOOD. Sidney and Eleanor had four children together - Florence Mary, born 2nd October 1898 in Brinkworth; Dorothy Emma, born 16th December 1900 in Purton; Mildred Ada, born 4th January 1902 in Purton, and Mabel Alice, born 24th October 1904 in Purton. This is how the family appears in the 1901 census:

Dogridge, Purton, Wiltshire

Sidney G. BUNCE aged 27 Market Gardener born Purton, Wiltshire
Eleanor BUNCE wife 22 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Florence BUNCE daughter 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Dorothy BUNCE daughter 4 months born Purton, Wiltshire


Eleanor MATTHEWS
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Eleanor died on 24th August 1905 aged 26 and Sidney subsequently married Eleanor's sister, Ada MATTHEWS (b. 1886), on 6th March 1908 in Cricklade, Wiltshire. Sidney and Ada had a further seven children together, all born in Purton - Nellie Victoria May, born 22nd March 1908; Gladys Evelyn, born 13th August 1909; Vera Gertrude Emily, born 12th February 1912; Cecil Sidney John, born 10th May 1914; Edward George, born 3rd June 1916; Harry Vivian, born 14th June 1918, and Freda Barbara, born 5th October 1921. This is how the family appears in the 1911 census:

Pavenhill, Purton, Wiltshire

Sidney BUNCE aged 37 Market Gardener born Purton, Wiltshire
Ada BUNCE wife 24 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Florence BUNCE daughter 12 Scholar born Purton, Wiltshire
Dorothy BUNCE daughter 10 Scholar born Purton, Wiltshire
Mildred BUNCE daughter 8 Scholar born Purton, Wiltshire
Mable BUNCE daughter 6 Scholar born Purton, Wiltshire
Nellie BUNCE daughter 3 born Purton, Wiltshire
Gladys BUNCE daughter 1 born Purton, Wiltshire
Raymond MATTHEWS nephew 6 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Raymond MATTHEWS was actually Ada's illegitimate son by an unknown father.

The 1939 Register shows Sidney and Ada living at 9 Pavenhill, Purton with Sidney's occupation listed as 'area loader, G.W.R. (retired)'. Sidney BUNCE died on 18th February 1966 and his widow Ada died on 9th August 1970.


Elizabeth DODSON (nee MATTHEWS)
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Elizabeth MATTHEWS (b. 1880) married Frank DODSON in 1901. Frank was born in Purton in about 1873 and was the son of John and Ann DODSON. Frank and Elizabeth had five children together, all born in Purton - Annie May, born 20th April 1902; Gladys Emma, born 16th February 1904; Edward Charles, born 14th October 1906; Beatrice Olive, born c. 1909, and Albert, born c. 1920. This is how the family appears in the 1911 census:

Fox Cottages, Purton, Wiltshire

Frank DODSON aged 37 Farm Labourer born Purton, Wiltshire
Elizabeth DODSON wife 30 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Annie DODSON daughter 9 born Purton, Wiltshire
Gladys DODSON daughter 7 born Purton, Wiltshire
Edward DODSON son 4 born Purton, Wiltshire
Olive DODSON daughter 2 born Purton, Wiltshire

The 1939 Register shows Elizabeth living at 49 Hyde Road, Purton, with her occupation listed as 'market gardener, own account'. Elizabeth DODSON (nee MATTHEWS) died on 5th April 1959 at 49 The Hyde, Purton.


Edward, Florence & Cecil MATTHEWS
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Edward MATTHEWS (b. 1882) was the bandmaster of the Callow Hill band in which he played the cornet. He married Florence MATTHEWS on 23rd September 1909 in Malmesbury Register Office. Florence was born in Brinkworth on 25th February 1892 and was the daughter of Mark MATTHEWS and Emily Jane SPENCER. She was also Edward's second cousin. Edward and Florence had six children together, all born in Brinkworth - Cecil Edward, born 7th November 1909; Isabel Mabel, born 16th July 1916; Winifred Florence, born 29th December 1918; Hubert Frank, born 1st January 1922; Olive Emily, born 19th December 1923, and Leslie Malcolm, born 9th February 1931. Edward worked for his cousin Frederick TUCK on Highgate Farm in Wootton Bassett. This is how Edward and Florence appear in the 1911 census:

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Edward MATTHEWS aged 28 Farm Labourer born Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Florence MATTHEWS wife 19 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Cecil Edward MATTHEWS son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire 

The 1939 Register shows Edward and Florence MATTHEWS still living in Callow Hill with Edward's occupation listed as 'government work'. Edward died at 3 Callow Hill, Brinkworth on 14th December 1955 and his widow Florence died in 1967.


John MATTHEWS Gallery
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John MATTHEWS (b. 1884) married Mary Alice SMITH on 14th October 1905 in Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire. Mary was born in Leigh, Wiltshire on 22nd August 1876 and was the daughter of John and Ann SMITH. John and Alice had at least two children together, both born in Brinkworth - William Edward Francis, born 6th January 1908, and Eleanor Elizabeth Mary, born c. 1910. This is how the family appears in the 1911 census:

Dovey's Cottage, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

John MATTHEWS aged 27 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary Alice MATTHEWS wife 33 born Leigh, Wiltshire
William Edward Francis MATTHEWS son 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Eleanor Elizabeth Mary MATTHEW daughter 8 months born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

The 1939 Register shows John and Mary living at 49 Broad Town near Wootton Bassett with John described as 'incapacitated'.

William MATTHEWS (1888-1957)


William MATTHEWS Gallery
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William MATTHEWS was born on 5th July 1888 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire, and was the youngest son of Richard MATTHEWS and Emma WEBB. William married Amy Gwendoline "Gwennie" CURTIS on 23rd June 1915 in St Paul, Bristol. Gwennie was born on 29th January 1892 at 97 Clarence Road, Bedminster, Bristol, and was the daughter of Frank CURTIS and Elizabeth MATTHEWS.


The MATTHEWS and CURTIS families
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Gwennie and William had five children together - Alfred William Hippesley, born 15th July 1916 in High Street, Purton, Wiltshire; Elizabeth Eleanor Mary, born 21st October 1917 at 46 Martin Street, St Paul, Bristol; Eleanor Elizabeth, born 13th February 1920 at 46 Martin Street; Mary Olive, born 3rd February 1922 at 46 Martin Street, and George Albert, born 11th April 1928 at 46 Martin Street. Sadly, born Elizabeth Eleanor Mary MATTHEWS and Eleanor Elizabeth MATTHEWS died in childhood - Elizabeth died of catarrhal jaundice on 15th October 1918 at 46 Martin Street, just six days short of her first birthday, while Eleanor died of tuberculous meningitis on 12th August 1922 at the Bristol Children's Hospital, aged 2. They were both interred at Greenbank Cemetery.


Gwennie MATTHEWS (nee CURTIS)
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William worked as a farm labourer before the outbreak of World War One. It appears that he was declared unfit for service in November 1915 due to an inguinal hernia, however he was called up for service on 25th July 1918 and posted to the 17th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. The Battalion was based in England until the end of the war. William was posted to the 18th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment on 1st December 1918 before being transferred to the 11th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment on 5th December 1918. He was subsequently transferred to the 2nd/8th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment, possibly on 31st March 1919, but by July of that year he was serving with the 2nd/6th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was demobilized back to England on 14th November 1919 and transferred to the army reserve on 13th December 1919.

William's exact movements during the period from December 1918 through to his demob in November 1919 are not clear, though it is known that he was in France during some of this time as a photo exists of him with the Hampshire Regiment apparently taken in Dieppe, and in August 1919 he sent a postcard to his wife Gwennie with the title "A Kiss From France". He was probably involved in the clean-up operation after the war, and his service record also indicates that in September 1919 he was posted to the 139 P.O.W. Company which would have been responsible for guarding prisoners of war. William was finally discharged from the army on 31st March 1920.

After returning to England William worked as a domestic gardener and a warehouseman. He was also an A.R.P. Warden in World War Two. It seems that William and Gwennie bought both 45 and 47 Martin Street in 1953. William died on 23rd January 1957 in Ham Green Hospital. Gwennie MATTHEWS worked as a domestic servant in Clifton, Bristol and died on 11th March 1959 at her home at 46 Martin Street, St Paul. After Gwennie's death, 45 and 47 Martin Street were sold to Mr. H. D. McLEAN in May 1959, and 46 Martin Street was sold to Alexander KOLATEY in June 1959.


William and Gwennie MATTHEWS
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Alfred William Hippesley MATTHEWS (b. 1916) was known to all as "Roy". In the 1920s he attended the North Street Wesleyan School in Backfields, Stokes Croft and later Castle Green School. On a Certificate of Character for Castle Green School dated 25th July 1930, it was noted that Alfred was "a steady worker who may be relied upon to carry a job through to a finish". He met Winifred Ivy SMITH in January 1935 while working at Fred Phillips, a drapers at 217 Gloucester Road, Bishopston. Roy made the fixtures for the shop while Win worked as a shop assistant. Win was born on 23rd December 1920 and is the daughter of Frederick Joseph SMITH and Mary Ann BODDY. Roy and Win married on 10th April 1939 in Horfield Parish Church, Bristol.

During World War Two Roy worked for the Bristol Aeroplane Company at Rodney Works, Filton. Due to the important nature of his work he was not permitted to enlist in the Army so instead joined the Home Guard, in which he served until 1956, by which time he had reached the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. After the war he became a lorry driver and then worked as a panel beater at Henlys Ltd, an Austin/British Motor Corporation garage and dealership on the corner of Cheltenham Road and Bath Buildings, and at Tuckers Radiator Services at 329 Gloucester Road. He then became a coach builder at Davies & Sons Funeral Directors before joining Rolls-Royce in about 1959 where he worked as an aircraft fitter until his retirement in 1981. Alfred MATTHEWS died on 12th October 2002.


Alfred MATTHEWS Gallery
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Mary Olive MATTHEWS (b. 1922) married James Colin PIKE on 19th July 1941 in St Paul Parish Church, Bristol. He was born in 1918 and was the son of James Cornelius PIKE.


Mary MATTHEWS Gallery
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George Albert MATTHEWS (b. 1928) married Audrey Rosina HOBBS on 11th March 1952 in Bristol Register Office. Audrey was born on 18th June 1926 and was the daughter of Henry George BRYANT and the widow of William Frederick HOBBS.


George MATTHEWS Gallery
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Reuben WEBB (1805-1883)

Reuben WEBB was baptised on 23rd June 1805 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire. He was the son of Ruben WEBB and Martha DIXON, who married on 19th November 1798 in Brinkworth. Reuben married Margaret DIXON on 15th January 1827 in Brinkworth. Margaret was baptised on 13th June 1808 in Brinkworth and was the daughter of Abraham DIXON and Jane MATTHEWS. Reuben and Margaret had at least three children together, all born in Brinkworth - John Joseph, born c. 1827; Elizabeth, baptised 10th September 1830, and Reuben, baptised 10th March 1833. Reuben and Margaret lived at Sunday Hill in Brinkworth where Reuben worked as an agricultural labourer. This is how they appear in the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses:

Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1841)

Rueben WEBB aged 35 Agricultural Labourer born Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB aged 30 born Wiltshire
John WEBB aged 14 born Wiltshire

Sunday Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

Reuben WEBB aged 45 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB wife 42 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1861)

Reuben WEBB aged 55 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB wife 52 Labourer's Wife born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Reuben WEBB grandson 11 Labourer's Grandson born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

Reuben WEBB aged 65 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB wife 62 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Margaret WEBB (nee DIXON) died on 26th June 1876 in Brinkworth and on 9th December of the same year the widowed Reuben married Anne HITCHINGS in Brinkworth. Anne was born in about 1812 in Brinkworth and was the daughter of Henry HITCHINGS. In 1881 Reuben and Anne were living at Wood Hill Farm in Brinkworth where Reuben was working as a farm labourer, as seen here in the census for that year:

Wood Hill Farm, Sunday Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Rueben WEBB aged 76 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ann WEBB wife 69 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Reuben WEBB died on 29th July 1883 in Brinkworth and was buried on 22nd August of the same year.

John Joseph WEBB (1827-1903)

John Joseph WEBB was born in Brinkworth, Wiltshire in about 1827 and was the son of Reuben WEBB and Margaret DIXON. He married Margaret OVENS on 15th November 1849 in Brinkworth. Margaret was born in about 1827 in Brinkworth and was the daughter of John OVENS, a carpenter, and Charlotte HICKS. John and Margaret had at least twelve children together, all born in Brinkworth - Reuben, born c. 1849; Jane, born c. 1852; Henry, born c. 1854; Frederick, born c. 1857; Emma, born 19th May 1859; Arthur, born c. 1862; John, born c. 1864; Elizabeth, born c. 1866; Sarah Ann, born c. 1867; Jesse, born c. 1869; Tom, born c. 1871, and Sidney Josiah, born c. 1873. This is how the family appears in the various censuses:

Hulberts Green, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1851)

John WEBB aged 24 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB wife 23 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Reuben WEBB son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1861)

John WEBB aged 34 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margeret WEBB wife 34 Agricultural Labourer's Wife born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Jane WEBB daughter 9 Agricultural Labourer's Daughter born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Henry WEBB son 7 Agricultural Labourer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Frederick WEBB son 4 Agricultural Labourer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Emma WEBB daughter 2 Agricultural Labourer's Daughter born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

John J. WEBB aged 44 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB wife 44 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Frederick WEBB son 14 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Emma WEBB daughter 11 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Arthur WEBB son 9 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

John J. WEBB son 7 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Elizabeth WEBB daughter 5 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sarah A. WEBB daughter 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Jesse WEBB son 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Wood Hill Farm, Sunday Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

John J. WEBB aged 54 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Margaret WEBB wife 54 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Arther WEBB son 19 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jesse WEBB son 12 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Tom WEBB son 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Sidney J. WEBB son 8 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Margaret WEBB (nee OVENS) died of hepatitis on 4th July 1887 in Brinkworth and was buried on 26th July of the same year. This is how her widowed husband John appears in the 1891 and 1901 censuses:

Sunday's Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

John WEBB widower aged 64 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jessie WEBB son 22 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sydney J. WEBB son 15 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sarah A. WEBB daughter 23 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Francis W. WEBB grandson 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Tom WEBB son 19 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

John Joseph WEBB widower aged 74 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Tom WEBB son 29 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

John Joseph WEBB died on 13th August 1903 at Drill Farm, Braydon, Purton, Wiltshire and was buried in Brinkworth on 17th August of the same year.

Reuben WEBB (b. 1849) married Mary Jane HORSELL on 11th April 1868 in Brinkworth. Mary was born in Brinkworth in about 1842 and was the daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth HORSELL. Reuben and Mary had at least four children together, all born in Brinkworth – Sarah Susanna, born c. 1867; Elizabeth, born c. 1868; Alice Letitia, born c. 1870, and Emma Matilda, born c. 1873. This is how the family appears in the 1871 and 1881 censuses:

Sunday's Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1871)

Reuben WEBB aged 22 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth
Mary J. WEBB wife 28 born Brinkworth
Sarah S. WEBB daughter 4 born Brinkworth
Elizabeth A. WEBB daughter 2 born Brinkworth
Alice L. WEBB daughter 5 months born Brinkworth

Private House, Stratton St. Margaret, Wiltshire (1881)

Reuben WEBB aged 32 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary J. WEBB wife 38 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Sarah S. WEBB daughter 14 Nurse Girl born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Alice J. WEBB daughter 10 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emma N. WEBB daughter 7 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Thomas G. HORSELL boarder 17 Labourer In Iron Works born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Reuben WEBB died in 1883 aged just 33. In 1891 the widowed Mary was living with her daughter and son-in-law in Swindon:

99 Bright Street, Gorse Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire

Frederick GREEN aged 23 General Labourer born Paddington, London
Susanna S. GREEN wife 24 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William Frederick GREEN son 4 born Gorse Hill, Wiltshire
Mary Jane WEBB widow mother 50 Dependent on Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Jane WEBB (b. 1851) married Tom BALL in 1879. Tom was born in Somerford Magna, Wiltshire in about 1856. Jane and Tom had at least five children together - Alice Emma, born c. 1880 in Milbourne near Malmesbury; Annie Elizabeth, born c. 1882 in Shipton Moyne near Tetbury, Gloucestershire; Sydney, born c. 1885 in Shipton Moyne; William, born c. 1887 in Shipton Moyne, and Florence, born c. 1897 in Cricklade, Wiltshire. This is how the family appears in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses:

Milbourne, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (1881)

Tom BALL aged 25 Cowman born Somerford Magna, Wiltshire
Jane BALL wife 29 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Alice E. BALL daughter 4 months born Milbourne, Wiltshire
John J. WEBB brother 17 Cowman Groom born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Braydon Side, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Tom BALL aged 36 Agricultural Labourer born Somerford, Wiltshire
Jane BALL wife 39 wife born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Alice E. BALL daughter 10 Scholar born Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Annie E. BALL daughter 8 Scholar born Shipton Moyne, Wiltshire
Sydney BALL son 6 Scholar born Shipton Moyne, Wiltshire
William BALL son 4 Scholar, born Shipton Moyne, Wiltshire

The Brook, Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire (1901)

Tom BALL aged 45 Cattleman on Farm born Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Jane BALL wife 49 born Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Sidney BALL son 16 Cattleman on Farm born Tetbury, Gloucestershire
William BALL son 14 Green Grocer's Assistant born Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Florence BALL daughter 4 born Cricklade, Wiltshire

Frederick WEBB (b. 1857) married Ellen STANTON in 1875. Ellen was born in Somerset in about 1856. Frederick and Ellen had at least ten children together, all born in Brinkworth - Emma, born c. 1877; George Frederick, born c. 1879; Arthur John, born c. 1881; Elizabeth, born c. 1881; Jane Sophia, born c. 1885; Mark, born c. 1886; Ernest William, born c. 1889; Lemuel, born c. 1891; Raymond, born c. 1894, and Florence, born c. 1899. This is how the family appears in the 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Sunday Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Frederick WEBB aged 24 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ellen WEBB wife 25 born Marlow, Somerset
Emma WEBB daughter 4 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
George WEBB son 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Braydon Side, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Frederick WEBB aged 34 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ellen WEBB wife 34 born Somerset
Emma WEBB daughter 14 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
George WEBB son 12 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Arthur WEBB son 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth WEBB son 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jane WEBB daughter 6 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mark WEBB son 4 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ernest WEBB son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Frederick WEBB aged 44 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ellen WEBB wife 44 born Somerset
Arthur WEBB son 19 Farmer's Son born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth WEBB daughter 19 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jane WEBB daughter 16 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mark WEBB son 14 Farm Lab born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ernest WEBB son 12 Farm Lab born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Lemuel WEBB son 10 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Raymond WEBB son 7 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Flossie WEBB daughter 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sundays Hill, Brinkworth, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire (1911)

Frederick WEBB aged 54 Haulier & Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elen WEBB wife 54 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth WEBB daughter 29 Feeble Minded born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Lemuel WEBB son 19 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Raymond WEBB son 16 born Brinkwoth, Wiltshire
Flossie WEBB daughter 13 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edward WEBB grandson 7 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Emma WEBB (b. 1859) married Richard MATTHEWS on 16th June 1877 in Brinkworth. Richard was born on 5th May 1849 in Brinkworth and was the son of Edward MATTHEWS and Martha MOULDEN. See above for further information about the children of Emma and Richard.

Arthur WEBB (b. 1861) married Sophia Jane ILES in 1886. Sophia was born in Purton, Wiltshire in about 1862 and was the daughter of Mark ILES and Eliza VIZARD. Arthur and Sophia had at least six children together, all born in Purton - Kate, born c. 1890; Frank, born c. 1893; Cecil and Harold, both born c. 1899, and Albert and Percy, both born c. 1900. This is how the family appears in the 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses (Cecil was living with his uncle William ILES in 1901 and 1911):

Braydon, Purton, Wiltshire (1891)

Arthur WEBB aged 30 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Sophia WEBB wife 29 born Purton, Wiltshire
Kate WEBB daughter 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Elm Farm, Charlton, Wiltshire (1901)

Arthur WEBB aged 40 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Sophia WEBB wife 38 born Purton, Wiltshire
Kate WEBB daughter 11 born Purton, Wiltshire
Frank WEBB son 8 born Purton, Wiltshire
Harold WEBB son 1 born Purton, Wiltshire

Great Elm Farm, Charlton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (1911)

Arthur WEBB aged 49 Farmer born Charlton, Wiltshire
Sophia WEBB wife 48 born Purton, Wiltshire
Kate WEBB daughter 21 Dairy Work born Purton, Wiltshire
Frank WEBB son 18 Working on Farm born Purton, Wiltshire
Harold WEBB son 11 Scholar born Charlton, Wiltshire
Percy WEBB son 10 Scholar born Charlton, Wiltshire
Albert WEBB son 10 Scholar born Charlton, Wiltshire

John Joseph WEBB (b. 1863) married Athaliah TOWNSEND in 1886. Athaliah was born in Brinkworth in about 1863 and was the daughter of Joseph TOWNSEND and Diana SPENCER. John and Athaliah had at least four children together, all born in Brinkworth - Annie, born c. 1887; Adelaide Kate, born c. 1888; Tom, born c. 1890, and Maggie, born c. 1893. This is how the family appears in 1891:

Callow Hill, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

John J. WEBB aged 27 Haulier born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Athaline WEBB wife 27 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Adaline K. WEBB daughter 2 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Tom WEBB son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Athaliah WEBB (nee TOWNSEND) died on 19th January 1900 and John married Eliza Mary S. WEBB later that same year. Eliza was born in Brinkworth in about 1863 and may have been the widow of John's younger brother Jesse. John and Eliza had at least five children together, Wesley John, born c. 1901 in Purton; Joseph Joshua, born c. 1902 in Purton; Ewart Reginald, born c. 1904 in Lydiard Millicent; Stella Mary, born c. 1906 in Lydiard Millicent, and Violet Jessamy, born c. 1908 in Lydiard Millicent. This is how John and Eliza appear in the 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Bagbury, Purton, Wiltshire (1901)

John J. WEBB aged 37 Farmer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Eliza M. S. WEBB wife 37 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Annie WEBB daughter 14 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Adaline K. WEBB daughter 12 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Tom WEBB son 11 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Maggie WEBB daughter 8 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Westley J. WEBB son 3 months born Purton, Wiltshire
Arthur WALKER servant 18 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Godwin's Farm, Lydiard Millicent, Purton, Wiltshire (1911)

J.J. WEBB aged 47 Farmer & Market Gardener born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Mary WEBB wife 48 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Tom WEBB son 21 Worker on Farm born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Westley WEBB son 10 Scholar born Purton, Wiltshire
Joseph Josiah WEBB son 8 Scholar born Purton, Wiltshire
Ewart WEBB son 6 born Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire
Stella WEBB daughter 4 born Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire
Jessamy WEBB daughter 2 born Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire

Jesse WEBB (b. 1869) married Gertrude Sutton WEBB in 1891. Gertrude was born in Brinkworth in about 1872 and was the illegitimate daughter of Mary Hannah WEBB. Jesse and Gertrude were third cousins, once removed. Sadly Gertrude died on 10th August 1893 aged only 21 and Jesse subsequently married Mary Stratton WALKER in 1894. Mary appears to have been born Mary Eliza WALKER in Brinkworth in 1863, the daughter of Edwin WALKER and Elizabeth Ann MATTHEWS. In the 1871 census she is shown as Eliza Mary WALKER, with an older sister named Grace Stratton WALKER, and in 1891 she is probably the Eliza M. S. WALKER living at 113 Banbury Road, Oxford as a servant to college tutor Robert ABBOTT. Jesse WEBB died on 28th May 1898 and his widow probably married Jesse's widowed brother in 1900.

Tom WEBB (b. 1871) married Rosa Ethel S. WALKER in 1901. Rosa was born in Brinkworth in about 1880 and was the daughter of Edwin WALKER and Elizabeth MATTHEWS and the younger sister of Tom's sister-in-law Mary Eliza. Tom and Rosa had at least six children together, all born in Brinkworth: Wallace Leslie, born c. 1905; Evelyn Dora, born c. 1906; Lester Tom, born c. 1907; Doris Ethel, born c. 1909, and twins Douglas and Millicent, born c. 1918. This is how the family appears in 1911:

Braydonside, Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Tom WEBB aged 39 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Ethel WEBB wife 31 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Leslie WEBB son 6 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Dora WEBB daughter 5 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Lester WEBB son 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Doris WEBB daughter 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sidney Josiah WEBB (b. 1873) married Elizabeth ROGERS in 1910. Elizabeth was born in Carmarthen, Wales in about 1883. This is how Sidney and Elizabeth appear in the 1911 census:

53 Dryden Street, Swindon, Wiltshire

Sidney WEBB aged 38 Crane Man born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth WEBB wife 28 born Carmarthen, Wales
Frederick J. WEBB nephew Lamp Lighter born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Henry WEBB (1853-1950)


Henry WEBB
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Henry WEBB was born in Brinkworth, Wiltshire in about 1853 and was the son of John Joseph WEBB  and Margaret OVENS. Henry married Emily COOK on 27th September 1873 in Brinkworth. Emily was born in Lea, Wiltshire in about 1858 and was the daughter of Thomas COOK and Maria PINNIGAR. Henry and Emily had at least fifteen children together, all born in Brinkworth - Henry Enos, born c. 1874; Edwin Reuben, born c. 1876; Frederick John, born c. 1878; Jane Louisa, born c. 1880; William George Arthur, born 14th July 1882; Frank, born c. 1884; Elizabeth Mary, born c. 1887; Charlie, born c. 1889; Lilla Maria, born c. 1892; Rose, born c. 1894; Thomas Herbert, born c. 1896; Sidney Hubert, born c. 1898; Minnie Clementina, born c. 1899; Alice Millie, born c. 1902, and Ernest Cecil, born c. 1903. This is how the family appears in the 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses:

Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1881)

Henry WEBB aged 27 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emily R. WEBB wife 24 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Henry E. WEBB son 7 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin R. WEBB son 5 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Frederick J. WEBB son 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jane L. WEBB daughter 11 months born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Lucy PINEGAR widow lodger 86 Widow of Agricultural Labourer born Swindon, Wiltshire

White House, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1891)

Henry WEBB aged 37 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emily WEBB wife 33 born Lea, Wiltshire
Henry G. WEBB son 17 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin R. WEBB son 15 Agricultural Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Frederick J. WEBB son 13 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Louise WEBB daughter 10 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William G. A. WEBB son 8 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Frank WEBB son 6 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth M. A. WEBB daughter 4 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Charlie WEBB son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Near Congregational Church, Brinkworth, Wiltshire (1901)

Henry WEBB aged 47 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emily K. WEBB wife 42 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Edwin R. WEBB son 25 Navvy born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jane L. WEBB daughter 20 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
William G. A. WEBB son 18 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Frank WEBB son 16 Farm Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Elizabeth M. WEBB daughter 14 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Charlie WEBB son 11 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Lillia M. WEBB daughter 9 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Rose WEBB daughter 6 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Thomas H. WEBB son 5 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Sidney H. WEBB son 3 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Minnie C. WEBB daughter 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Sunday Hill Cottage, Brinkworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire (1911)

Henry WEBB aged 57 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Emily WEBB wife 52 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Frank WEBB son 26 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Charlie WEBB son 21 General Labourer born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Tom WEBB son 15 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Jessie WEBB son 13 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Minnie WEBB daughter 11 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Millie WEBB daughter 9 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Cecil WEBB son 7 Scholar born Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Reggie WEBB son 1 born Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Henry WEBB died in 1950.

Henry Enos WEBB (b. 1874) married Lilian Grace Townsend in 1900. Lilian was born in Charlton, Wiltshire in about 1877. Henry and Lilian had at leas four children together - Oscar Julian, born c. 1903 in Little Somerford, Wiltshire; Wallace Leslie, born c. 1905 in Charlton; Vernard Montagu, born c. 1907 in Charlton, and Gladys May, born c. 1909 in Charlton.

Edwin Reuben WEBB (b. 1876) married Sarah Jane TROTMAN in 1908. She was born in Corsham, Wiltshire in about 1875.


William George Arthur WEBB
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William George Arthur WEBB (b. 1882) married Alice Mary KEENE on 29th July 1912 in Brinkworth. Alice was born on 23rd February 1887 in Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire and was the daughter of Jonathan KEENE and Mary HUNT. Alice died in 1952 and her husband William died in 1961.


Alice Mary WEBB
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Frank WEBB (b. 1884) married Mahala SLY in 1914. Rose WEBB (b. 1894) married Alfred OSMAN in 1911. Sidney Hubert WEBB (b. 1898) married Florence BYE in 1926.


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