The Ven. Walter Edmund Matthew

The Ven. Walter Edmund Matthew

Male 1848 - 1889  (40 years)

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  • Name Walter Edmund Matthew 
    Prefix The Ven. 
    Born 26 Feb 1848  Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 Apr 1848  Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Archdeacon of Colombo 
    Died 19 Feb 1889  Talawakelli, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mahayaya protestant cemetery, Kandy, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I73  The Matthew Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2017 

    Father David Matthew,   b. 1809, Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cranwell Rowton,   b. Abt 1814, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1836  St. Mary the Great, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1851  59, Finchley Rd, Marylebone, London. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1861  3, Loundoun Rd, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1871  58, Belsize Park, St. John's, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1881  52, Belsize Park Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with Edward and Alice 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Mary Thompson,   b. Abt 1853, St. Helens, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1925, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1875  Christ Church, Albany Street, Camden, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891  45, Barton St., Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1901  45, Barton St., Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reginald Walter Matthew,   b. 1879, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1928, 21, Riverview Gardens, Castelnau, Barnes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +2. Alfred Churchill Matthew,   b. 01 Feb 1881, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1965, Winchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Rev. Leonard Arthur Matthew,   b. 1882, Kandy, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Mary Katherine Matthew,   b. 1884, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Conway, Caernarvonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +5. William Roland Matthew,   b. 1885, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1950, Wokingham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Rev. Herbert Edmund J Matthew,   b. 1887, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Cockermouth, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Edith Margaret Matthew,   b. 1889, Dunster, Nr Minehead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1848 - Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 12 Apr 1848 - Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1875 - Christ Church, Albany Street, Camden, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1889 - Talawakelli, Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mahayaya protestant cemetery, Kandy, Ceylon Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Walter Edmund Matthew
    Walter Edmund Matthew

  • Notes 
    • Matthew, Walter Edmond, 3s. David, of Cambridge, arm. St. John's Coll., matric. 25 June, 1866, aged 28 ; scholar 1869-73, B.A. 2870, M.A. 1873, archdeacon of Colombo, and incumbent of St. Paul's, Kandy , 1875. See Crockford, & Robinson , 338.
    • Inscription from his memorial in St. Paul's, Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Sacred to the memory of the Ven. Walter Edmund
      Matthew, M.A., formerly Scholar of St. John's
      College, Oxford ; for thirteen years Archdeacon
      of Colombo and last Colonial Chaplain of Kandy.
      Here as pastor for ten years and in Colombo for
      three, but present by lore and sympathy in every
      part of Ceylon, he was a worker together with God.
      It was his aim by God's grace to help in forming
      of many races and languages one Church, and by
      his own zeal and love to kindle in others both
      Clergy and Laity such zeal and love as to establish
      the Church only the more firmly when the aid of
      the State was withdrawn. To his exertions are
      mainly due both the enlargement and adornment
      of this House of God and the endowment fund of
      this Parish. Wise of head, strong of hand, warm
      of heart. His death was felt as a public loss.

      But he is blessed, for he died in the Lord and rests
      from his labours. Born 25th February, 1848, died
      19th February; 1889.

      "The late Venerable Walter Edmund Matthew,
      M.A. Oxford, Scholar of St. John's College, third son
      of David Matthew, of Cambridge, was born February
      25, 1848, and married, November 18, 1875, at Christ
      Church, St. Pancras, Ada Mary, daughter of the late
      Wm. Thomson, C.E., of St. Helen's, Lancashire.
      He was in Ceylon from 1875 to 1889, in February of
      which later year he died of fever and blood poisoning."

      Archdeacon Matthew came out with Bishop
      Copleston in 1875. He was a very energetic man, and
      had much influence.

      [1]
    • A register of the scholars admitted into Merchant Taylors' School : from A. D. 1562 to 1874

      Andrew's Exh. of St. John's Oxf. 1866; 2nd C. Mod 1868; Casberd Sch. 1869; B.A. (2nd C.) 1870; Denyer and Johnson's Theol. Sch. 1871; Archdeacon of Colombo, 1875;

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] List of Inscriptions on monuments in Ceylon (pub. 1913), J. Penry Lewis, Note 1226.


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