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George Mathew

Male Abt 1581 - 1670  (~ 89 years)

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  • Name George Mathew  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1581  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1670  Tenby, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I149037  My Genealogy

    Father Edmund Mathew,   b. Abt 1558,   d. 1660  (Age ~ 102 years) 
    Mother ? Skerne,   b. WFT Est 1541-1566,   d. WFT Est 1584-1654  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1572-1606  [2
    Family ID F61042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ? Domes,   b. WFT Est 1577-1596,   d. 1610  (Age ~ 14 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1597-1609  [2
     1. Toby Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1600-1610,   d. 15 Dec 1619  (Age ~ 9 years)
     2. William Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1600-1610,   d. 1658, Llandeilo, Pembrokeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F61092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Pointz,   b. WFT Est 1577-1597,   d. Abt 1675  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1598-1631  [2
     1. Theobald Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1602-1631, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1699, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. George Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1602-1631,   d. WFT Est 1608-1710  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Frances Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1602-1631,   d. WFT Est 1607-1713  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F61091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Captain George Mathew was born c1581. He married 1st, the daughter of Sir John Domes, by whom he had two children. Mrs. George Mathew, nee' Domes, ob. 1610. Captain George Mathew married 2nd, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Pointz of Acton, Gloucestershire, widow of Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles, who was the oldest son of Walter, 11th Earl of Ormonde, by whom she had had issue - three children, all of whom were brought up at Thomastown Castle. Captain George Mathew ob. at Tenby, Oct. 1670, aged 89. He was the founder of the Irish branch of the family. In the Funeral Entries, vol. vii., p. 18, preserved in the Record Tower at Dublin, the name of Captain George Mathew is spelt "Matthewes." Shortly after his decease his widow entered the Order of St Benedict and ob. a nun, circ. 1675.
      Having accepted the foregoing as the relevant authority for this Captain George Mathew, it would be well, at this point to quote directly from some other sources which are in slight conflict with the same, chiefly in points of spelling, but also in that they only mention his having had one marriage.

      "George, eldest son of Edmond Mathew of Radyr m. in 1620, his first cousin, Mary, dau. of Sir T. Poyntz, of Acton, co. Gloucester, widow of James, Viscount Thurles, and mother of James, first Duke of Ormond, and settled in Ireland."

      "George Mathew, who m. a dau. of Sir John Pornes, Kt., who was the widow of the Earl of Ormond, and had a son, Theobald Mathew, Esq."

      ".....a fon George, who became feated at Thurles in the county of Tipperary, took to wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Pointz of Acton in county of Gloucefter, Bart. (relict of Thomas Butler Vifcount Thurles, who died before his father Walter eleventh Earl of Ormond) and by this lady wqas anceftor to the families of thurles, Thomaftown and Annfield, which eftates vefted in the prefent Lord; the faid George deceafed at Tymby in October, 1636....."
      And finally, -
      "George Mathew of Radyr, which he sold, and migrated to Ireland, and was of Thurles, Captain. By the kindness of Sir B. Burke the following document is appended: "George Matthewes of Thurles in the county of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esq., s. and h. of Edmond M. of Rader in Glamorganshire in Wales Eng., tooke to wife Elizabeth, d. of Sir John Pointz of Gloucestershire in the Kingdom of England, Kt and Bt. and relict of the R.H. Thomas Butler Viscount of Thurles aforesaid, by whome he had issue 2 sonnes and one daughter..... The said George departed this mortall life at Tymby and was interred at Tymby aforesaid the of October 1636."
      His Will was dated 3 September 1670. The foregoing "1636" is obviously a misprint in the source cited. Issue of Captain George Mathew and Miss Domes:
      017.21X.11. Toby8 Mathew who accompanied him [e.g. Captain George] to Ireland, 1610, and was drowned when returning to England with Viscount Thurles, bringing money from his father for Lewis of Van, to pay off the mortgages on the Radyr Estate. The shipwreck occurred on the Skerries, 15 Dec., 1619, and all hands perished.
      017.21X.12. William8 Mathew, who last had charge of the relic of St. Teilo, ob. s.p. 1658, at Llandeilo, in Pembrokeshire, when the Relic passed into other hands.....
      Issue of Captain George Mathew and Mary/Elizabeth Pointz:
      + 017.21X.13. Theobald8 Mathew.
      + 017.21X.14. George8 Mathew.
      017.21X.15. Frances8 Mathew, became a nun and died s.p.

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

    2. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1,, 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).