Richard Matters1,2

(circa 1757 - January 1830)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Richard Matters was born cir. 1757 ?Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG, but if so, it wasn't in the regular church, as I couldn't spot any Metters/Matters baptisms at all in the registers of the Bere Ferrers church 1751 thru 1763.3,4
     Richard Matters married Patience Pike, daughter of Robert Pyke and Elizabeth UnknownSurname, on 17 Jul 1783 Par. Ch, Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG, writing their names themselves as Richard Matters Patience Pike Wit: Joseph & Nicolas Langman (a surname that would become common in Taranaki, NZ.)1
     Richard Metters died in Jan 1830 Bere Alston, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG.3 He was buried on 14 Jan 1830 Bere Ferrers, Par. of Bere Ferrers, DEV, ENG, aged 73 resid. Beer Alston.3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In May 1858 Richard Matters was described as a waterman, when dtr Betsy remarried.2

Names

     His surname was recorded as Metters.5,6

All the other info

     Richard Matters and Richard Metters Werrington, DEV, ENG, in 1757 are possibly the same person. Given Richard and Patience named their first born son William. Werrington isn't far from the Tamar, so a waterman may well have travelled to and from Werrington/Bere Ferrers (not that I know whether or not it was navigable.)7,8
     Richard Matters and Mary Metters were possibly related It has been suggested that Richard's dtr Mary is the Mary who married Nathaniel Hawke. This latter Mary, although married in Walkhampton, was baptized Virginstow, Cornwall to Richard and Joanna, with census and burial evidence for her to confirm the id. This Richard's dtr Mary is more likely the one who married Thomas Courtis Metters aka Thomas Courtis.9,10,11

External links

     Click here to see Richard's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.12

Family

Patience Pike (cir. Apr 1758 - Oct 1829)
Children
  • William Metters5 (cir. Oct 1783 - )
  • Mary Metters+5,13 (cir. Jun 1786 - bet. Jan 1858 - Apr 1858)
  • Samuel Metters5,14 (cir. Jul 1788 - Nov 1790)
  • Richard Metters5 (cir. Apr 1790 - bet. Sep 1869 - Dec 1869)
  • Betsey Matters+5,15 (cir. Apr 1792 - Oct 1863)
  • Joseph Metters5 (cir. Aug 1795 - cir. Sep 1797)
  • Honour Metters5 (cir. Mar 1798 - Jun 1879)
  • Joseph Matters5,16 (cir. Oct 1799 - Apr 1869)
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
METTERS
Last Edited13 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), Marr. 1783 Patience PIKE and Richard MATTERS, rcvd Jan 2000.
  2. Various, BDM Certified copy, Marr. 1858 Betsy DAW and William ROWE, reg. Plympton St Mary Jun qtr 5b/409, copy rcvd Jan 2006.
  3. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bur. 14 Jan 1830 Richard METTERS, aged 73, resid. Beer Alston, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  4. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1751-63 Richard METTERS, Bere Ferrers Baptisms, searched May 2007.
  5. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), Bere Ferrers Baptisms 1783-1799 to Richard and Patience METTERS, extracts rcvd Feb 2000.
  6. Baptims marriages burials index: Beer Ferrers, DEV, Bur. 1830 Richard METTERS, extracted Feb 2006 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Mar 2014.
  8. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 5 Jun 1757 Richard s/o William & Penelope METTERS, Werrington, DEV, from England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J36T-TVL : reference ; FHL microfilm 90273 batch C02342-1), extracted Mar 2014.
  9. Peter & Jill BILLING (24911), "METTERS, Devon: ex P & J BILLING," e-mail to L HENDERSON (1), rcvd Jan 2000.
  10. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2007 updated Mar 2014.
  11. Cornwall OPC Database by Online Parish Clerks online at http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Bap. 4 Mar 1787 Mary d/o Rich. & Joan METTER, Virginstow, CON, extracted Mar 2014.
  12. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  13. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 17 Jun 1786 Mary d/o Richard & Patience MATTERS, from Bere Ferrers Baptisms, extracted May 2007.
  14. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 27 Jul 1787 Samuel s/o Richard & Patience MATTERS, from Bere Ferrers Baptisms, extracted Sep 2009.
  15. Various, BDM Certified copy, Marr. 1858 Betsy DAW and William ROWE, reg. Plympton St Mary Jun qtr 5b/409, copy rcvd Jan 2006, scanned Jan 2012.
  16. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, 13 Oct 1799 Joseph s/o Richard & Patience MATTERS, from Bere Ferrers Baptisms, extracted Sep 2009.

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