Leicestershire Antills and Connected Families

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PERSTON, Matthew John

Male 1826 - 1872  (46 years)


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  • Name PERSTON, Matthew John 
    Born 22 Feb 1826  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • PERSTON MATTHEW JOHN JAMES PERSTON/JANET ROBERTSON FR4002 (FR4002) M 22/02/1826 644/1  320 99 Glasgow
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Newton Kames Street, Cumbrae, Buteshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jessie Perston Female 35 1806 Ind Scotland
      Matthew Perston Male 15 1826 Scotland
      Janet Perston Female 4 1837 Scotland
      Isabella Perston Female 3 1838 Scotland
      Janet McMillan Female 30 1811 FS Scotland
      Janet McAlpin Female 35 1806 FS Scotland
      Isabella Ramsay Female 17 1824 FS Scotland
    Occupation 11 Jul 1859 
    Outfitter 
    Residence 11 Jul 1859  St Albans, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1861  6 Torrington Place, St Giles, Finsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mathew J PERSTON, head mar 35, Bankers clerk, born Scotland
      Mary A PERSTON, wife mar 35, born Hertfordshire, Harpenden
      James V PERSTON, son 11mo, born Hertfordshire, St Albans
      Esther RODWELL, serv unm 44, House serv, born Oxfordshire, Thame
    Travel Nov 1862 
    to Auckland, New Zealand on the IDA ZEIGLER 
    • Perston, Matthew
      Perston, Mary Jane
      Perston, James
      Perston, Annie
    Died 15 Jul 1872  Sealey Street, Thames, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Suicide by shooting 
    Buried 17 Jul 1872  Shortland Cemetery, Thames Valley, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I123405  Leicestershire Antills & Connected Families
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 

    Father PERSTON, James,   b. 3 Sep 1800, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1838, at sea off Farne Islands, Northumberland on the FORFARSHIRE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother ROBERTSON, Janet,   b. 22 Jan 1804, Lanark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1875, Montevideo, South America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1825  Glasgow, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • PERSTON JAMES JANET ROBERTSON/FR6739 (FR6739) 14/02/1825 644/1 400 320 Glasgow
    Family ID F23695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HENMAN, Mary Ann,   b. 11 Apr 1824, Harpenden, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1900, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1859  All Souls, Langham Place, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses: David Lindsay & Fanny Brown
    Children 
     1. PERSTON, James Vines,   b. Between 1 Apr 1860 and 30 Jun 1860, St Albans 3a 284 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1935, Masonic Hospital, Ashfield, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. PERSTON, Ann Elizabeth Domett,   b. 26 Jun 1861, St Giles Q3 1b 435 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. PERSTON, William Henman,   d. 1940, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. PERSTON, David Lindsay,   b. 1864, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1952, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. PERSTON, Matthew Bell,   b. 1866, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. PERSTON, Alfred John,   b. 1868, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F35340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):MATHEUS PERSTON filius natu max. Jacobi Mercatoris quondam Glasguensis.
      Otherwise Matthew John Perston. Son of 8983 ; nephew of 7918, 7925, 11216 ; brother of 14364.
      The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow From 1728 to 1858, Addison (1913) entry 14279. Year: 1840.

      From: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=454741.18
      "Have found lots about this family, but not Isabela, in the past couple 0f days. Her brother Mathew John Perston committed suicide in the 1860's leaving a widow Mary A ? and 5 children (no names known) He rother brother William Augustus was a doctor and died in Thames in 1878 - may have been suicide also. Left 3 children and a wife, who appears in court in Thams a month after his death charged with driking and beating son James - there were 2 boys and 1 girls, but James is the only name I found."