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Joseph Matkin

Joseph Matkin

Male 1853 - 1927  (73 years)

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  • Name Joseph Matkin 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 2 Dec 1853  Uppingham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  (61), High Street, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  St Saviours, Pimlico, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jun 1881  Western Road, Romford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  10, Saxon Road, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1901  (304), Penn Street, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1901 
    Clerk in Civil Service 
    Residence 1911  Penn Street, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1911 
    Retired: pensioned civil servant 
    Residence 1921  Engell Street, Long Acre, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1926  6, Old Compton Street, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 16 Sep 1927  St Pancras Workhouse, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was admitted from St Pancras Hospital - presumably with a head injury following a fall.
    Died 27 Oct 1927  St Pancras Hospital, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inquest 31 Oct 1927 
    Convened by F Danford Thomas, Deputy Coroner for London 
    • Inquest verdict: Coma, Pneumonia, Meningitis, Dementia - induced by injury to forehead from accidental fall in the street
    Buried 1 Nov 1927  Great Northern Cemetery, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I245  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford), Branch for Wainwright, Liston-Smith based on Leonard K Wainwright (553) and John Cotterill (634)
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2015 

    Father Charles Matkin,   b. 26 May 1817, Lincoln, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1874, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sarah Craxford,   b. 1824, Laxton, Corby, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1903, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1851  Baptist Chapel, Uppingham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Reference:
    Witnesses 18 Dec 1851 
    Robert Craxford (her father), Lucy Craxford (her sister) 
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, Sarah (1851) and Charles Matkin
    MC: Craxford, Sarah (1851) and Charles Matkin
    Sarah was the eldest daughter of Robert Craxford and Harriett Cotterill of Barrowden
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Mary Swift,   b. 1859, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1939, Bedford, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1880  All Saint's Church, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Witnesses 9 Sep 1880 
    Thomas (her father) and Susannah (her mother) Swift, Sarah (Craxford) Matkin (his mother) 
    Children 
     1. Charles Matkin,   b. 14 Jun 1881, Romford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Sudbury, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Joseph William Matkin,   b. 1883, Romford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Frederick George Matkin,   b. 3 Jul 1886, Selhurst, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1962, Oak Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Robert Swift Matkin,   b. 27 Aug 1889, Selhurst, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973, Christchurch, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Francis Richmond Matkin,   b. 1891, Selhurst, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Joseph Hugh Matkin,   b. 24 Feb 1895, Oakham, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1969, Veteran's Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Photos
    The Matkin family
    The Matkin family
    Standing: Sarah (Craxford) Matkin; Joseph Matkin
    Seated: Harriett Cotterill; Mary (Swift) Cotterill with baby Charles
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Matkin, Joseph (1880) and Mary Swift
    MC: Matkin, Joseph (1880) and Mary Swift
    They married after he returned from the Challenger Expedition
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F10385  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1853 - Uppingham, Rutland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joseph Matkin
    Joseph Matkin
    Son of Charles and Sarah Matkin (Craxford)

    BMD Certificates
    BC: Matkin, Joseph (1853)
    BC: Matkin, Joseph (1853)
    He was the letter writer aboard HMS Challenger
    DC: Matkin, Joseph  (1927)
    DC: Matkin, Joseph (1927)
    Joseph was the ship's steward's assistant and celebrated letter writer on board the Challenger Expedition

    Newspaper Cuttings
    Report of Joseph's Court appearance
    Report of Joseph's Court appearance
    He appeared before magistrates in Empingham. His father sent a letter of rebuttal to the newspaper
    1. Rutland Petty Sessions report: Leicestershire Mercury June 11th 1864
    2. Letter to the Editor: Stamford Mercury June 17th 1864
    The case of nap from Ascot
    The case of nap from Ascot
    Joseph Matkin sued fellow passengers on a train from Ascot of stealing money from him when playing nap.
    Left: Report from Lambeth Police Court: The Morning Post June 22nd 1895
    Right: Comment: Pall Mall Gazette June 22nd 1895

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Uppingham 7a 226 (OND 1853) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S17] 1891 England Census, Croydon RG12/593 73 43 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S19] 1901 England Census, Oakham RG13/3015 82 40 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Uppingham 15 383 (OND 1851) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Oakham 7a 443 (JAS 1880) (Reliability: 3).


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