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Matthews of Walhallow /Piallaway station

Journal by carolmaud

Look for info on Thomas Matthews B1822 Chelsea England Transported 1843 aged 21Hobert then Norfolk Island on the Maitland. granted ticket of leave lived 1854 Rothbury Pobolbain NSW. Either m Jane (Maloney?) b 1838 Walhallow quirindi mother Bootha Maldowney or Alice (Aboringal Macquarie). Looking to find out more on the family my Great grand father George Matthews m Mary Ann Passfield was born at either Walhallow or in the area my grandfather William Thomas Theodore was born at Walhallow station m Minnie Maud Mitchell. Would really like to find out more. Carol

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on 2014-01-10 00:39:52

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by MKV on 2017-01-28 12:05:30

Hi I am descendent of Thomas Matthews and and Jane Maloney. My Great Great Grandfather their son Henry Matthews. I have sent a contact message as well. I will speak to my mum about this as she is across this information a lot more than me. on the diagram I have I don't have all the siblings of Henry.

by carolmaud on 2017-01-30 02:05:32

Hi Michelle, after all this time I did not except any info on this email. I hope I am on the right tree as I have some saying that(George Matthews m Mary Ann Passfield was born at either Walhallow) was born in Maitland to Thomas Matthews and Ann Gilman/Gilliam which I can not find any records as the only ones I can find of lived in London when George was born also died there?. I hope your mum can give us some light as it would be nice to know. My mother Lorna Beryl Chapman (Matthews) daughter of William Thomas Theodore died in 2014 at the age of 96 only her sister left of that family.
Love to here from you again. Carol

by RosieJardine on 2017-03-10 13:42:00

Hi Carol, I am researching the Walhallow community genealogy and am a descendant of the Matthews. If you can give me your email address I can put you right on a few things and give you access to the family tree on Ancestry.

Just to get you on the right track, our original ancestor's name wasn't Matthews but actually Mather and through poor literacy and communication back in the 1800s (remember people spoke with a variety of thick accents back then too) the name eventually became recorded as Matthews - some spell it as Mathews as a result of a family feud.
Kind regards

by RosieJardine on 2017-03-10 14:08:18

PS Bootha is the anglicised word for a Kamilaroi woman of a particular group (Butha) the other groups are Ipatha, Matha and Kubbitha. The group determines from which group her husband must belong in order that they can marry. (Men were grouped as Ipai, Cubby, Combo, Murri),
The Totems were Black Snake, Possum, Emu, Bandicoot, Goanna and Kangaroo.
So our ancestor, Bootha Muldowney, was a traditional Aboriginal woman and through her we witness First Contact between Aboriginals and colonials.

by carolmaud on 2017-03-12 03:33:32

My email address is [email protected]
Thanks Rosie

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