John Matthews of John

MATTHEWS, John
      Born: 1835 or 1841, New Harbour (according to his marriage certificate he was born in 1841; but the date on his headstone indicates 1835)
      Died: 15 April 1920, Stone's Cove
      Father: John Matthews
      Mother: Hannah Banfield
      Married [1]: 21 October 1863 at New Harbour
      Spouse: Jane Foote
      Born: 1842, Brunette Island
      Father: Henry Foote
      Mother: Ann
      Children:
           [1] Henry Matthews; baptized 1865, New Harbour
           [2] Hannah Jane Matthews; baptized 1866, New Harbour
           [3] Albert William Matthews; baptized 1873, New Harbour

      Married [2]: 1873
      Spouse: Elizabeth (Chiffey) Burn, widow
      Born: August 1857
      Died: 27 November, Stone's Cove; (living with daughter Sarah Ann at Stone's Cove in 1921)
      Father: John Chiffey of Grand John
      Mother: Sarah
      Children:
           [1] Elizabeth Matthews; baptized 1873, New Harbour
           [2] Harriett Matthews; born March 1876, Grand John
           [3] Ellen Matthews; baptized 1878, Grand John
           [4] Arthur Matthews; baptized 1880

           [1] Sarah Ann (Burn?); baptized 1873, of Elizabeth Burn
           [2] Frederick (Burn?); baptized 1873, of Elizabeth Burn

NOTE: Information on Harriett is based on oral family history and 1921 Census. The last two children, Sarah Ann and Frederick appear to have been the children of Elizabeth and her late husband George Burn. Sarah Ann was apparently raised as a Matthews. There was a Fred Matthews recorded at Grand John in 1894 but no birth record has been found for Fred Matthews. So it would seem that both Sarah Ann and Frederick adopted the surname of their stepfather.

MATTHEWS, Henry
      Born: baptized 1865 at New Harbour (the 1921 Census gives his birthdate as August 1863)
      Died: 29 January 1922, at Grand John, following severe flu
      Father: John Matthews
      Mother: Jane Foote
      Spouse: Mary Ann
      Born: 1868 at Hare Harbour
      Died: 24 April 1922, at Grand John, following severe flu
      Children:
           [1] Sarah Jane Matthews; born 1888 at Lobster Cove, baptized May 1889, Grand John
           [2] Randell James Matthews; baptized 1889
           [3] Melina/Selina Matthews; born and baptized 1889
           [4] Thomas Matthews; born September 1895, Grand John
           [5] Lucy Harriett Matthews; born 03 April 1896, Grand John
           [6] Elizabeth Matthews; born 23 October 1897, Grand John
           [7] Jeremiah Matthews; born April 1902, Grand John
           [8] John Robert Matthews; born 1904, Grand John
           [9] Mary Ann (“Minnie”) Matthews; born February 1907

MATTHEWS, Hannah Jane
      Born: baptized 1866 at New Harbour
      Died: About 1902
      Father: John Matthews
      Mother: Jane Foote
      Married: 10 October 1882 at Belleoram
      Spouse: Thomas Tibbo (of Hare Harbour)
      Children:
           [1] Elizabeth Jane Tibbo; born 01 January 1884, Grand John
           [2] Lucy Ann Tibbo; born 11 October 1885, Grand John
           [3] Martha Tibbo; born 27 April 1888, Grand John
           [4] Abraham James Tibbo; born 28 July 1890, Harbour Breton
           [5] John Samuel Tibbo; born 30 June 1892, Grand John
           [6] Henry Tibbo; born 30 July 1895
           [7] Alice Tibbo; born 09 November 1897
           [8] Wilson Tibbo; born between 1893-1900
           [9] Philip Thomas Tibbo; born 14 September 1902, Grand John

MATTHEWS, Albert William
      Born: January 1871, baptized 1873, New Harbour
      Father: John Matthews
      Mother: Jane Foote
      Married: 22 December 1890
      Spouse: Jane Hardiman
      Born: June 1866, Grand John
      Children:
           [1] Arthur Matthews; born July 1891, Grand John
           [2] Sarah Jane Matthews; born 30 May 1891, Grand John

MATTHEWS, Elizabeth Jane
      Born: November 1871, baptized 1873, New Harbour
      Father: John Matthews
      Mother: Jane Foote
      Married: Thomas Skinner
      Born: October 1865, Hare Harbour
      Children:
           [1] Stella B. Skinner; born January 1902, Grand John
Spouse [2]: George Osborne
Father: Thomas Osborne
Mother: Ellen

MATTHEWS, Harriett
      Born: March 1876, Grand John
      Father: John Matthews
      Mother: Elizabeth [Chiffey] Burn
      Spouse: Philip Harris
      Born: July 1873, Jacques Fontain
      Father: George Harris; born Stalbridge, Dorset; died December 18, 1934, age 83 years 9 months
      Mother: Caroline Johnson; born about 1848
      Children:
           [1] William Harris; born July 1902, Jacques Fontain
           [2] Thomas Harris; born May 1907, Jacques Fontain
           [3] Blanche Harris; born September 1914, Jacques Fontain
           [4] Randell Harris; born September 1916, Jacques Fontain

BURN, Sarah Ann
      Born: circa June 1873
      Died: 08 December 1954, Stone's Cove
      Father:George Burn
      Stepfather: John Matthews
      Mother: Elizabeth [Chiffey] Burn
      Married: 1891
      Spouse: Jeremiah Pope
      Born: 1867
      Died: 11 December 1957, Stone's Cove
      Children:
           [1] Archibald Henry Pope, born February 1892, Stone’s Cove
           [2] Elsie Ellen Pope; born November 1894
           [3] Frederick George Pope, born July 1898, Stone’s Cove
           [4] Emma Pope; born February 1898
           [5] William Robert Pope, born October 1901, Stone's Cove

Note: Sarah Ann appears to have been the child of George Burn and Elizabeth Chiffey. However, it seems that she may have used the name Matthews and was raised as the daughter of John Matthews after her mother married him.

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