52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #15 – William Mathews – Boggabri
I have been trying to find information on William Matthews. He was born to George Thomas Matthews and Ellen Shoulders at Moseley Village, Narrabri, on the 10th November 1887. William was the brother of my Great Great Grandmother Ellen Matthews. You can read other posts, I have written on the Mathews families here:
I have no other information on William. I have searched the NSW BDM marriage records and can find no record of William after his birth.
Though I did find the following death on the QLD Historical death indexes and find the below:
1963 C4184 William Matthews George Ellen Beazley
Could this be William? Even though the surname of Beazley for the mother is not his mother’s maiden surname, Beazley is though the surname of Ellen’s step-farther.
Ellen Shoulder’s mother was Mary Hanratty who married twice, firstly to John Shoulders in 1851 and secondly to Edward Beasley in 1858.
I need to decide whether to purchase a copy of the death certificate at $28 or not. Unfortunately the historical death image at $20 is not available for purchase.
I post this, in the hope that maybe one someone researching William will be able to fill in the gaps.