Looking for Matthews of Melbourne
I'd love to find out about my great great grandfather's family in Melbourne. About 25 or 30 years ago a relative (I think Chris or Craig Matthews, who I think may have been a police officer in Melbourne or Victoria) came to our house in Sydney with a family tree all drawn up - it would be great to track that down. John William Matthews was born (I think) in Melbourne about 1857 and died in 1931 (buried Sutherland, Sydney). His wife was Annie Hayes (born c. 1861 Sandhurst Victoria, died c. 1929 buried Sutherland, Sydney). They had a son John William Matthews (born 1889 in Hay or Ivanhoe, NSW; died 1974 Sydney) who married Grace Penno (born 1895 Hay, NSW). It is the Melbourne side of the family that I would like to research - it is possible that JW Matthews (1857-1931) father was William George Matthews, but I know nothing about him or who his wife or other descendants were. Can anybody help please?
Best wishes Greg Matthews email@example.com