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Name: John Mathews

Burial Number: 1543

Gender: Male

Occupation: Farmer

Distinction: Farmer and benefactor

Born: 00/00/1863

Died: 21/05/1932

Buried: 26/05/1932

Story

John Herbert Mathews 1863 – 1932

Farmer and benefactor, John Herbert Mathews

Biography

1862 John Herbert Mathews was born in East Ham, Essex to Charlotte Elizabeth Hodson 44yrs and Thomas Mathews 46yrs
1871 Census John Herbert 9yrs is living in Wanstead, Essex as a scholar
1881 Census John Herbert 19yrs is living at Plashet House, East Ham, Essex as a Farmer with father Thomas 64yrs Farmer in partnership with brother, mother Charlotte 69yrs, sister Marion 25yrs sister Annie 21yrs, Thomas Barley 20yrs Visitor, and Three servants
1891 Census John Herbert is living at The Elms, Great Warley, Essex with Father Thomas 74yrs, Mother Charlotte E 72yrs, Sister Marian 34yrs, Ellen Rust 68yrs visitor, and Four servants
1893 John Herbert married Lydia Edith Mathews in 1893
1901 Census John H 38yrs is living at Montfort House, Chigwell Mow by Own Means with his father 84yrs Living on own means, sister Marion 44yrs, sister Annie Boyd 41yrs, brother John H St Mathews Farmer, Wife Edith L Mathews 31yrs, Four Servants and Two Nurses
1911 Census John Herbert 48yrs is living at 14 Park Crescent, Worthing by Private Means with Lydia Edith 41yrs, Edith Doris 17yrs, Robert Arthur Cecil 14yrs at school, Edith Elizabeth Farmer 30yrs Housemaid, Alice Mary Denyer 17yrs General Servant, Jessie King 31yrs Parlourmaid, Elsie Tuck 36yrs Cook
21/5/1932 John Herbert Mathews of Stanhope, Bulkington Avenue, Worthing, died at Amatola, Shakespeare Road, Worthing left effects of £16,485.16s.11d to John Geoffrey Wauchope Mathews Gentleman and David Christian Wardlaw andCyril Laud Baddeley solicitors.

 

Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for John Mathews

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 29

Exact Location (what3words): mason.leaps.weds

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

In loving memory of John Herbert Mathews died 21 May 1932 R.I.P. and Lydia Edith his wife died 3 Dec 1958 R.I.P Also of his two sons killed in action in France Hugh 1914 and Cecil 1916

Further Information

Birth

Name: John Herbert Mathews

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1863

Town: East Ham

County: Essex

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1893

Spouse First Name: Lydia

Spouse Second Name: Edith

Spouse Last Name: Mathews

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/05/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Amatola

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1871

John Herbert 9yrs is living in Wanstead, Essex as a scholar

1881

John Herbert 19yrs is living at Plashet House, East Ham, Essex as a Farmer with father Thomas 64yrs Farmer in partnership with brother, mother Charlotte 69yrs, sister Marion 25yrs sister Annie 21yrs, Thomas Barley 20yrs Visitor, and Three servants

1891

John Herbert is living at The Elms, Great Warley, Essex with Father Thomas 74yrs, Mother Charlotte E 72yrs, Sister Marian 34yrs, Ellen Rust 68yrs visitor, and Four servants

1901

John H 38yrs is living at Montfort House, Chigwell Mow by Own Means with his father 84yrs Living on own means, sister Marion 44yrs, sister Annie Boyd 41yrs, brother John H St Mathews Farmer, Wife Edith L Mathews 31yrs, Four Servants and Two Nurses

1911

John Herbert 48yrs is living at 14 Park Crescent, Worthing by Private Means with Lydia Edith 41yrs, Edith Doris 17yrs, Robert Arthur Cecil 14yrs at school, Edith Elizabeth Farmer 30yrs Housemaid, Alice Mary Denyer 17yrs General Servant, Jessie King 31yrs Parlourmaid, Elsie Tuck 36yrs Cook

Miscellaneous Information

Hugh & Cecil Mathews remembered on grave surround base

Lieutenant Robert Arthur Cecil Mathews, 3rd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Died 18th October 1916.

Robert Arthur Cecil was born in 1896 at the Rectory in Great Warley, Essex to Rev John Herbert Mathews and his wife Lydia Edith Wahab. Lydia was the daughter of Colonel Wahab. Robert had an older sister, Edith Doris, and older brother, Thomas Hugh and a younger brother, John Geoffrey Wahab. He was educated at Miss Marshall’s School in Worthing and at Lancing College. A keen sportsman, he lost an eye in an accident but continued to play for the football team. He was a distinguished member of Lancing College football team and joined the school O.T.C.

On the outbreak of war he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps enlisting in Portsmouth as Private 1692. He was trained at the 5th General Hospital Southsea. On 29th November 1914, following news of his brother, Thomas’ death in action, he enrolled in the East Lancashire Regiment. On the 18th March 1916 he went to France in the 1st Battalion and served until 18th October 1916 when he was killed in a murderous barrage attack at Les Boefs.

Lieutenant R. Mathews is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial on Pier and Face 6C. Robert Arthur Cecil and his brother Lieutenant Thomas Hugh Mathews are remembered on their parents’ grave at Heene Cemetery E.B. Row 3 Plot 29

 

Lieutenant Thomas Hugh Mathews East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion. Died 2nd. November, 1914, Aged 19 years.

Thomas Mathews was born in 1895 in Great Warley, Essex to farmer, John Herbert Mathews and his wife Lydia Edith Wahab. Lydia was the daughter of Colonel Wahab. Thomas had an older sister, Edith Doris, and two younger brothers, Robert Arthur Cecil and John Geoffrey Wahab. Thomas was educated at Rottingdean School, Brighton and Repton School, Burton on Trent, Derbyshire.

After officer training at R.M.C. Sandhurst, Thomas was gazetted to 2nd Lieutenant with the “C” Company of the East Lancashire Regiment in 1913. On 4th August 1914 he was stationed at Colchester, then Harrow before being mobilised for war. On 22nd August he landed at Havre and engaged on the Western Front. Thomas was promoted to Lieutenant in September and sadly, after only weeks of action he was killed in the Hainaut region of Belgium on 2nd November 1914

Lieutenant T. H. Mathews is buried at Hainaut, Belgium in the Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, I.B.9. Thomas Hugh and his brother Lieutenant Robert, Arthur Cecil (also of the East Lancs) are remembered on their parents’ grave at Heene Cemetery E.B. Row 3 Plot 29.