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Theobald Mathew

Male 1631 - 1699  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Theobald Mathew  [1, 2
    Born WFT Est 1602-1631  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1699  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I149021  My Genealogy

    Father George Mathew,   b. Abt 1581,   d. Oct 1670, Tenby, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pointz,   b. WFT Est 1577-1597,   d. Abt 1675  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1598-1631  [2
    Family ID F61091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Nevill,   b. WFT Est 1624-1649, Leister County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1742, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1625-1675  [2
    Children 
     1. Peter Nevil Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1627-1670,   d. WFT Est 1636-1746  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Mary Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1627-1670,   d. WFT Est 1636-1749  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Catherine Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1627-1670,   d. WFT Est 1636-1749  (Age ~ 79 years)
     4. Theobald Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1627-1670,   d. WFT Est 1636-1746  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. ? Mathews,   b. WFT Est 1634-1694, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1689-1773, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F61077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Theobald Mathew Esq., of Thurles and Annefield, after of St. Jame's, Westminister; will dated 22 February 1696, died 1 December 1699; married 1st, Margaret, daughter of Sir V. BROWNE, Kt., of Molahiffe; 2nd, Anne, daughter and heir of SAULE of Cashel in Tipperary; 3rd Catherine, daughter of NEVILL of Holt, County Leicester, her will dated 11 March, proved 7 July 1742.
      Issue of first marriage:
      + 017.21X.131. George9 Mathew.
      017.21X.132. James9 Mathew, married a daughter of Theobald Burke, Lord Brittas.
      017.21X.133. Elizabeth9 Mathew, died 1704, married 1st in 1663, Pierce Butler, the sixth Lord Cahier; 2nd, Daniel MacCarthy of Carrignavar, Esq.
      017.21X.134. 9 Mathew, a daughter, married O'HARA, had issue.
      017.21X.135. 9 Mathew, a daughter, married Mathew, and had Henry.
      Issue of second marriage:
      + 017.21X.136. Thomas9 Mathew.
      017.21X.137. James9 Mathew.
      017.21X.138. Mary9 Mathew.
      Issue of third marriage:
      + 017.21X.139. 9 Mathew.
      017.21X.13X. Peter Nevil9 Mathew.
      017.21X.13Y. Mary9 Mathew, will dated 1742, probated 1771.
      017.21X.13Z. Catherine9 Mathew, will dated 5 March 1783, proved l6 August l783.
      017.21X.13A. Theobald9 Mathew.
      One source states that there "were.....children by the third wife, who settled in the north-west of Ireland." The foregoing statement also lends credence to the statement in the data gathered by the late Hon. George Green Mathews of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida who stated that John Mathews of Augusta County, Virginia, who married Ann Archer, was an Irish immigrant and was a grandson of Theobald Mathew. Thus far it has not been possible to determine from whence came this information and what were the names of all of the above Theobald's children. The other sources used in addition to the one cited above, are in substantial agreement, although not as complete as to the children of Theobald Mathew, Esq. The names of four of Theobald's children by his third wife were obtained from pedigrees on file in the office of the Deputy Record Keeper, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. The will of Theobald Mathew indicates that he had five children by his third wife:
      "Abstracts of Prerogative Wills
      Theobald Mathews, Annfield, co. Tipperary, 1703
      Ref. T681

      "I Theobald Mathews heretofore of Anfield Co Tipperary in ye Kingdom of Ireland but now of ye Parish of St. James Westminster in the County of Middlesex, Esq.

      "Whereas I have settled and bestowed several partes of my estate upon my children by my 1st and 2 wives to the utmost I have been able to doe reserving very little for my own subsistence and whereas by reason of ye late warrs and troubles in Ireland I have for several years past been kept out of the possession of the lands reserved to myself there and hade soe little of the roots thereof that I am likely to leave my now wife and 5 children by her unprovided for! Now to the end that that lieele I have left may be the better secured..... for their use I doe hereby give and berqueath unto my brother Henry Nevill of Hold in the Co. of Leicester Esq. all my arrears of rents that shall be due at my death..... bills, bonds foods, chattles, leases etc., and all my estate reall and personall which I have in my power to dispose of and do also, constitute the said Henry Nevill Sole Exor. this my last will.

      "Will signed 1695-6."
      The Will of Catherine Mathew, widow of Theobald is exasperatingly brief:
      "Abstract of Prerogative Will
      Catherine Mathew, Dublin, widow, 1742

      "I Catherine Mathew of the Citty of Dublin widow and relict of Theobald Mathew Esq. deceased.....

      "I bequeath:-
      "to my eldest son Theobald Mathew 10 pounds and no more. to my younger son Peter Nevil Mathew 10 pounds and no more. all remainder to my two daughters Mary and Catherine Mathew share and share alike.

      "Executrixes:- daughters Mary and Catherine Mathew.

      "Will signed 11 March 1741

      "Witnesses:- Thos. Dillon; Michael Usher; Adam de Glatigny. Notary Public.

      "Probate to Executrixes 7 July 1742."
      One cannot help but wonder why the fifth child was not mentioned in her will; was it because he was deceased? Or perhaps had emigrated from the country?

  • Sources 
    1. [S2657] Genealogy of The Earls of Landaff, of Thomastown, County Tipperary, Ireland, 189?.

    2. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).

    3. [S2656] The Mathews Family, Ancestors and Descendants of John Mathews of Augusta County, Virginia, Boots, John R., Jr., (Second Edition, Jacksonville, Florida, 2002).