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Matthew NOSWORTHY

Male Abt 1819 - 1903  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Matthew NOSWORTHY  [1
    Born Abt 1819  Staverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 26 Dec 1819  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Matthew, son of Thomas and Grace NOSWORTHY, baptised 26 December 1819 at Buckfastleigh; father a Labourer, residing Buckfastleigh.
    Gender Male 
    Address 1871  [5
    Southend, Essex 
    • He was on board a ship.
    Address 1891  [6
    On board the vessel Mary Moore at South Shields 
    Address 1901  [7
    South Shields Union Workhouse, Harton, South Shields, Durham 
    • The new building at Harton Moor near the village of Westoe in County Durham opened in 1878 and housed 700 inmates.
    Name Matthew Nesworthy  [8
    Died 14 Feb 1903  Union Workhouse, Harton, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Death Certificate: Matthew NESSWORTHY, age 86 years, formerly a Seaman (Merchant Services) of 44 Whitehall St., South Shields died 14 February 1903 at the Union Workhouse, Harton. Cause of death attributed to chronic interstitial nephritis, exhaustion. Informant: G. A. FOX, daughter, of 43 Canterbury St., South Shields. Registered 17 February 1903.
    Buried 18 Feb 1903  Harton Cemetery, Harton, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Matthew NESSWORTHY was interred on 18 February 1903, aged 86 yrs. He was interred in an unpurchased grave located on Section C; Grave No 2297 - there is a further burial in the grave but the person does not appear to be related. The burial register claims his occupation to be that of a Mariner, and that he died in Harton Workhouse. The grave is unmarked.
    Person ID I216  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Father Thomas NOSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1779, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1838, Staverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Grace PALK,   b. Abt 1785, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1808  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    • Thomas NOSWORTHY, of the parish of Staverton, and Grace PALK, both sojourners in this parish, were married in this church by Banns this second day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, by me, Matthew Lowndes, Vicar. In the presence of (the mark of ) Agnes FOOT? and Robert WEBBER. Thomas signed; Grace made her mark.

      [Although Thomas' parents are not named on the marriage record, he is believed to be Thomas, son of William NOSWORTHY and Ann CLEAVE, from Widecombe in the Moor for the following reasons:

      (1) There is no baptism for a Thomas NOSWORTHY in Staverton in the appropriate time frame. The Staverton parish records demonstrate that there had been no Nosworthy baptisms/ marriages in that parish for many, many years. The children of Thomas and Grace after 1808 were the first. The marriage entry does imply that Thomas was, at least, living in Staverton at the time he married.

      (2) Widecombe in the Moor is only 8 miles from Staverton.

      (3) Thomas and Grace named their second child, Ambrose, who was born around 1811, and Thomas' own brother, Ambrose had just died at the age of 25 in 1810.

      (4) Thomas named his first son after his father; the rest of his sons were all given names of his siblings; his first daughter was given his mother-in-law's name; his secon daughter, his mother's name.

      (5) Widecome burial records include a burial of a Thomas NOSWORTHY, in Widecombe, 06 January, 1839, whose abode was Staverton, age 62; although a couple of years out, this is most likely Thomas who married Grace, and who originated in Widecombe in the Moor. Grace's burial place has not yet been found. (Anne Brooks)] [4]
    Address 1813  [12
    Abham, Staverton, Devon 
    Address 1815  [12
    Abham, Staverton, Devon 
    Address 1817  [13
    Pridhamsleigh, Staverton, Devon 
    Address 1819  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Address at the baptism of their son, Matthew, on 26 December 1819.
    Address 1822  Buckfastleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Address at the baptism of their daughter, Mary, on 23 June 1822.
    Address 1825  [12, 13
    Higher Pinn, Staverton, Devon 
    Address 1826  [12
    Wash, Staverton, Devon 
    Address 1838  [9
    Higher Coombe, Staverton, Devon 
    • Address at the time of Thomas' death on 31 December 1838.
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary RIDLEY,   b. Abt 1823, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1866, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1842  Parish Church of St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Matthew NURSWORTHY, Bachelor, Mariner, residing in South Shields, son of Thomas NURSWORTHY, Labourer; and Mary RIDLEY, of full age, Spinster, residing in South Shields, daughter of Robert RIDLEY, Shipwright. Neither could sign their names. Witnesses: M. JAMESON and James RAMSEY. Married after Banns, at the Church of St. Hilda, Parish of St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham. Curate: S.R. Thomas. [1]
    Address 1851  [2
    Marshall's Quay, South Shields, Durham 
    • They were living right beside the family of Robert RIDLEY, who was probably Mary's father.
    Name change 1851 
    • Sometime between 1851 and 1861, their surname changed to NESWORTHY.
    Address 1856  [14
    Cuthbert, Marshalls Quay, South Shields, Durham 
    • Address at burial of their daughter Isabella, on 18 June 1856.
    Address 1861  [15
    Marshall's Quay, South Shields, Durham 
    Address 1863  [16
    Marshall's Quay, South Shields, Durham 
    • Address at the time of Ambrose's birth.
    Address 1865  [16
    Shadwell St., South Shields, Durham 
    • Address at the time of Charles' birth.
    Children 
     1. Robert Ridley NESWORTHY,   b. 7 Jan 1845, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1910, Walkington, Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. James Ridley NESWORTHY,   b. 1846, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 10 Feb 1894 and 24 Apr 1894  (Age 48 years)
     3. Matthew NESSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1849, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1907, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. William NESWORTHY,   b. 1852, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Isabella NESSWORTHY,   b. 22 Dec 1854, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1856, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. John Ridley NESWORTHY,   b. Abt 1856, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1880, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     7. Ridley NESWORTHY,   b. 10 Apr 1859, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Thomas Weightman NESSWORTHY,   b. Abt 1861, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     9. Ambrose NESSWORTHY,   b. 29 Nov 1863, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1915  (Age 51 years)
     10. Charles NESSWORTHY,   b. 3 Jun 1865, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary BAINBRIDGE,   b. Abt 1836, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1867  Parish Church of St. Mary (St. Mary's Tyne Dock), South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Matthew NESWORTHY, Widower, of full age, residing in South Shields, Master Mariner, son of Thomas NESWORTHY, Deceased; and Mary MEACH, Widow, of full age, daughter of Henry BAINBRIDGE, Deceased, married on 27 April 1867 at St. Mary's Parish Church, South Shields. Witnesses: Mary Jane RIDLEY who made her mark, and Robert [illegible]. They were married by J. J. Taylor at the Parish Church of Saint Mary, South Shields. [8]
    Address 7 Dec 1867  [16
    6 Gardner St., Westoe, Durham at time of Helen's birth 
    Address 15 Aug 1870  [16
    Heron St., Westoe, Durham at time of Jane Ann's birth 
    Address 1871  [5
    Heron St., Westoe, Durham, Durham 
    Address 25 Nov 1872  [16
    33 Heron St., Westoe, Durham at the time of Grace's birth 
    Address 17 Feb 1875  [16
    32 Heron St., Westoe, Durham at time of James' birth 
    Address 1881  [17
    Wellington St., Westoe, Durham 
    Address 1891  [6
    19 Wellington St., Westoe, Durham 
    Address 1895  [18
    45 Wellington St., Westoe, Durham at the time of Mary's death 
    Children 
     1. Helen NESWORTHY,   b. 7 Dec 1867, Westoe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane Ann NESWORTHY,   b. 15 Aug 1870, Westoe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1872, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Mary Ellen NESWORTHY,   b. 23 Nov 1872, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Grace Ann NESWORTHY,   b. 25 Nov 1872, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Henry NESWORTHY,   b. 17 Feb 1875, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1375  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Durham
    Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Durham
    Matthew Nosworthy has no memorial stone.
    South Shields Union Workhouse
    South Shields Union Workhouse
    The home of Matthew Nesworthy in 1901. This workhouse was at Harton Moor, near the village of Westoe, Durham; it opened in 1878 and housed 700 inmates.

    Histories
    FROM NOSWORTHY TO NESWORTHY AND NESSWORTHY
    FROM NOSWORTHY TO NESWORTHY AND NESSWORTHY

  • Sources 
    1. [S265] Parish Register, St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham.

    2. [S696] Census of England, 1851.

    3. [S608] Index: DGI (Devon Genealogical Index), Mike Brown, (Dartmoor Press. CD-Rom. http://www.dartmoorpress.org/).

    4. [S106] Parish Register, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

    5. [S144] Census of England, 1871.

    6. [S193] Census of England, 1891.

    7. [S120] Census of England, 1901.

    8. [S74] Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage, General Register Office.

    9. [S83] Certified Copy of an Entry of Death, General Register Office.

    10. [S312] Burial Register: Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Durham, England.

    11. [S159] Index: International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Family History Library).

    12. [S81] Parish Register, Staverton, Devon (Transcripts 1614-1839), (FHL 917532; Filmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.).

    13. [S103] Parish Register, Staverton, Devon.

    14. [S304] Parish Register, St. Stephens, South Shields, Durham.

    15. [S36] Census of England, 1861.

    16. [S72] Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth, General Registrar Office.

    17. [S71] Census of England, 1881.

    18. [S162] Website.


  

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