Matthews, William (3) Farmer, North Wiltshire Lot 31
B: 13 Jan 1842 North Wiltshire, PEI
D: 20 Dec 1911, Age 70, at Portage, Lot 10. Buried:
St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Foxley River, Lot 11.
M: Mary Eliza Clow, of Wiltshire b. 19 Jun 1845, North Wiltshire, PEI d. 1927, buried at
Princetown Road Cemetery

FN: William Matthews (2)

MN: Elizabeth Burgoyne

The following information is from the notice of William Mathews (note the misspelling) in local newspaper called, The P.E.I. Agriculturist (Summerside), for 30 Dec 1911, p. 5.

William Matthews (3) died at Portage, Lot 10 on 20 Dec 1911, aged 70 years. He was survived by two brothers and one sister, his wife, two daughters and eight sons. The two daughters and eight sons were as follows: Mrs. Albert Boyle, Freeland; Mrs. O. L. Brightman, Fall River, Mass; William, North Wiltshire; George David (aka Benjamin) and Nelson Keir, Humbolt, Man. (misspelled - meant Humboldt, Minnesota); Edward, Clermont, N.H.; Seymour, Fall River, Mass; Russell, Saskatchewan; and John and Samuel, at home. He was buried at St. Peter's Anglican Church cemetery, Foxley River, Lot 11.

Mary Eliza Clow
B: 19 Jun 1845, North Wiltshire, PEI
D: 1927, A headstone in Princetown Road United Church Cemetery reads Mary Clow 1841 - 1927
FN: Samuel Clow b.1817 England d. 1908, age 91, PEI.
MN: Jane Irwin Threadgill Clow (m. 27 Dec 1841)

Children of William Matthews and Mary Eliza Clow:
1. Hannah Matthews
B: 1862
D: 1883, drowning accident. United Church Cemetery, Freetown, PEI

2. Mary Ellen Matthews
B: 30 Nov 1864, Baptized by Henry Pope, Jr.
C: 31 Dec 1864, Baptized at Cornwall United Church, Cornwall, Henry Pope, Jr.
D: 08 May 1947
M: Albert Boyle b. 12 Aug 1854 d. 1935

3. Edward Matthews
B: 1866, Moved to Freetown
PEI Dept. of Health records show born to William and Mary Matthews

4. William Matthews
B: 1867
D: 1947
M: Eliza E. McLean
Note: One side of a stone at Princetown Road United Cemetery in Springvale says William Matthews 1867-1947, Eliza E. McLean 1863-1926, and Mary Clow 1841-1927. An interesting thing is that Mary Clow Matthews was buried at Princetown Road Cemetery but William Matthews (3) died at Portage, Lot 10 and was buried at St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Foxley River, Lot 11.

5. Adaline Matthews
B: 16 Feb 1870
C: 01 May 1870, Baptized by J. Winterbotham

6. George David (Ben) Matthews
B: 10 Aug 1873, North Wiltshire, PEI
C: 17 Sep 1873
E: Emigrated to Northern Minnesota in 1895.
D: 05 Jul 1967, Hallock, MN
M: 16 Apr 1899, Leotte (Lottie) Bethesda Diamond, (Colville Road, PEI)
b. 09 Jul 1881 d. 02 Dec 1957

Leotte Diamond (Colville Road, PEI) came to Humboldt, Minnesota with her parents. They got off of the train 2 miles south of Humboldt because the railroad wasn't finished)

7. Nelson Kerr Matthews
B: 17 Aug 1874
C: 12 Oct 1889, United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore
E: Emigrated to Northern Minnesota

8. Russell Matthews
B: 10 Aug 1875
C: 12 Oct 1889, United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore
E: Emigrated to Northern Minnesota with George and Nelson
M: Mary Unknown
Children: Gordon, Patrick, Lucy, William, Violet

9. Elizabeth Matthews
B: 12 Apr 1876
C: 12 Oct 1889, United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore

10. John Matthews
B: 04 May 1877, Born deaf and lived with Annie & John Mobbs in Hunter River.
C: 12 Oct 1889, United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore
D: 02 Nov 1943
Buried: Peoples Cemetery, United Church Cemetery, Freetown, PEI

William Matthews in Charlottetown said he lived with John for a while. William was in the Light Artillery in the service during WWII.

11. Samuel Matthews
B: 17 Oct 1880, Freetown
C: 12 Oct 1889, United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore
D: 1947 or 1948, Peoples Cemetery, Freetown
M: 22 Sep 1915 (1) Anna Bell Ingals, Inglis, Ingliss, Inglas) (O'Leary Un. Ch.). d. 1923 when one of her daughters was born.
M: (2) Ruth Corney

Note - Harvey Diamond said his father, Herbert, talked of Sammy who returned to PEI.

9/10/97 Irene Ramsey at the O'Leary United Church said Anna Bell was the name of the boat or ship (that sank) that carried the Inglis family, and apparently the Ramsey family, to PEI. She said the church was called Presbyterian Church No. 49.

12. Seymour Matthews
B: 17 Jun 1887
C: 12 Oct 1889, United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore
E: Believed to have emigrated to Northern Minnesota but death notice of William stated he was in Fall River, Mass.

13. C. Jane Matthews (some other source showed an "Annie?"
B: 1890


Elizabeth, John, Nelson, Russell, Samuel, and Seymour were baptized on 12 Oct 1889 at United Church of Canada by D. Davies Moore.