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Matthew Park

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In Ancestry.com and on the Bosman/Sleith Family Tree there a mention of Matthew Park's death in 1899, age 99. Could someone please advise me how you found this information and is it correct. Perhaps someone could provide further information on his death records and where is he buried.

From searching the 1841 England census he is listed as being alive, but Matthew does not appear in the 1851 or there after. He was born 16 Aug. 1800 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the father of my great great great grandfather Gavin McIntyre Park. Gavin came to New Zealand in 1848 and some other members of the family also came over. Matthew's wife Elizabeth (which is Gavin's mother) also arrived in this country without her husband.

I really would appreciate any information that people may have.

Many thanks
Jocelyn Le Noel

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by asheppard on 2012-07-03 21:30:52

is this the 1841 Scotland Census that you refer to


1841 Scotland Census about Matthew Park
Name: Matthew Park
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
Gender: Male
Where born: Lanarkshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Main St
Occupation: Cotton Spinner
Parish Number: 622
Household Members:
Name Age
Matthew Park 40
Elizabeth Park 40
Elizabeth Park 15
Gavin Park 15
Robert Park 15
John Park 13
James Park 11
William Park 6
Mary Park 3
Isabella Park 7 Mo

it lists children Elizabeth, Gavin, Robert & John as Cotton Workers and listed everyone born in Lanarkshire.

Have you checked Scotlandspeople.gov.uk website, for death of Matthew between 1841 & 1851, the site is a pay per view, there appears to be one death in 1851 possibly your Matthew.

I did a search for
Surname Park - exact surnames only.
First name Mat - Forenames that begin with.


This is possibly your Park Family in 1851 no Matthew as the above could be his death.

1851 Scotland Census about Elizabeth Park
Name: Elizabeth Park
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Arbroath, Forfarshire
Parish Number: 644/2
Civil parish: Gorbals
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 6 Hospital St
ED: 4
Page: 9 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 25
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1851_163
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Park 49 (no occupation listed)
James Park 20 b Pallack Shae Renfrewshire - Tailor
William Park 15 b Glasgow Renfrewshire - Message Boy
Mary Park 13 b Glasgow Renfrewshire - School
Isabella Park 10 b Glasgow Renfrewshire - School

names and ages roughly match the 1841 Scotland Census

by Jocelynlenoel on 2012-09-03 17:51:16

Many thanks for your information, it does sound fairly accurate and I do think this is who I am looking for. I went into the 1841 and 1851 census and came up with the same answer.
Thank You
Jocelyn Le Noel

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