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John philip Matthew and Matthew Family in Calcutta

John philip Matthew and Matthew Family in Calcutta

Posted: 7 Mar 2010 12:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi to all,
I am seeking info. on a John philip Matthew died in Calcutta age 33 yrs. of Tyfoid Fever, around the year1865. He worked for Messers Cook & Co as an Accountant. He is bured at Episcopal Cemetery. Chowringhee.

I have tried to trace his birth, and have looked up many records at the British Library in london. Can't find a birth for him in India, and also having no success with finding a birth for him in England. I was always under the impression that he was the first of the line to go to India around the late 1840's. He married in 1851( in India)- a Rose Henrietta Rodrigues. So basically now I am stuck! I read his will at the BL but no place of birth was stated. I have been told many records are lost/destroyed etc. both in India, and records incomplete in this country as well.

If by any remote chance anyone else is searching for this family of- Matthew, or others mentioned above. Please contact me.

His son was a Henry Cairns Matthew and his son an Eswald Cairns Matthew (my grandfather). Other surnames I am interested in are: Prince, Rodrigues, Vassillion, also Borthwick and Farrell.

Many Thnaks.

Re: John philip Matthew and Matthew Family in Calcutta

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 4:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Matthew
Have you tried the LDS website. They appear to be listed there.

Name:Henry Cairns Matthew
Baptism/Christening Date:24 Jun 1855
Baptism/Christening Place:Calcutta, Bengal, India
Birth Date:23 Dec 1854
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name:John Phillip Matthew
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name:Catherine Georgina
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:C75017-2
System Origin:India-EASy
Source Film Number:498993
Reference Number:v 87 p 347

Source Citation

"India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 April 2012), Henry Cairns Matthew (1854).

Re: John philip Matthew and Matthew Family in Calcutta

Posted: 15 Mar 2016 3:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
HI, just seen your old message! I am researching them too as I am descendant of J P Matthew's daughter Virginia Violet who married my great grandfather, John Ferrier. I always thought JP Matthew married Catherine Georgina Rodrigues in Bengal on 18 Feb 1856. But there is a child born in 1854. And I have since found a marriage to Rose Henrietta Rodrigues on 9 Aug 1853.
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