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Matthew Nosworthy

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  • Name Matthew Nosworthy 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 16 Jul 1819  Staverton, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also known as Nesworthy 
    Also known as Nursworthy 
    Occupation 10 Aug 1843 
    Merchant seaman 
    • He was aboard the vessel 'Ophelia White'
    Residence 1851  2, Marshall's Quay, Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was living in the house of his wife's patents
    Residence 1863  Marshall's Quay, Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1865  Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1867  6, Garden Lane, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871  Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant seaman 
    • He was the mate on board the Newcastle based 'Perseverance' at the time of the 1871 census (master Richard Earnshaw). This was the same vessel that Oscar Meldrum had sailed on some years previously
    Residence 1872  33, Heron Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1872 
    Seaman 
    Residence 1875  32, Heron Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Tyne Dock, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was crew aboard the 'Mary Moore', a 564 ton sailing barque registered in London
    Occupation 1891 
    Watchman on board ship 
    Residence 1895  45, Wellington Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  South Shields Union Workhouse, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • He had been admitted on December 18th 1896
    Died 14 Feb 1903  South Shields Union Workhouse, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Chronic interstitial nephritis (kidney failure) 
    • He died at Harton Workhouse, South Shields. His death was certified by his married daughter Grace Ann Fox
    Buried 18 Feb 1903  Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harton Cemetery
    South Shields, Durham
    England 
    Notes 
    • No baptism has yet been found for Matthew; nevertheless, he stated his father was Thomas at the time of his marriage. There was only one Thomas Nosworthy in Staverton, Devon raising a family between the years 1808-37 which supports the likelihood that he most likely belongs with this family.
    Person ID I874  Extended Craxford Family | Judith's maternal branch in the Craxford tree
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2015 

    Father Thomas Nosworthy,   b. Abt 1779,   d. Jan 1839  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Grace Palk,   b. Abt 1785,   d. 1842  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1808  Buckfastleigh, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage entry states: 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. Grace could not sign the register and 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, for the following reasons:

      (1) The Staverton parish records demonstrate that Thomas was not baptized in that parish. The children of Thomas and Grace are the first Nosworthy baptisms in the parish after a lapse of many, many years.

      (2) Widecombe is only 8 miles from Staverton.

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

      (4) There is a burial of a Thomas Nosworthy, in Widecombe, 06 January, 1839, whose abode was Staverton, age 62; although a couple of years out, this also supports the liklihood that this is the Thomas who married Grace. (original burial records)
    Family ID F7005  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Mary Ridley,   b. 1823, South Shields, Tyne and Wear 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  St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Parish record states: Matthew Nursworthy, bachelor, mariner, residing in South Shields. Father: Thomas Nursworthy, labourer. Mary Ridley, of full age, spinster, residing in South Shields. Father: 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. Entry no. 494.
    Children 
     1. Robert Ridley Nessworthy,   b. 7 Jan 1845, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1910, East Riding Asylum, Walkington, Hull, East Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. James Ridley Nessworthy,   b. 28 Sep 1846, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1894, North Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     3. Matthew Nessworthy,   b. Abt 1849, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1907, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. William Nessworthy,   b. 1852, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1910, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Isabella Nessworthy,   b. 22 Dec 1854, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1856, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. John Ridley Nesworthy,   b. 1856, South Shields, Tyne and Wear 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, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Thomas Weightman Nessworthy,   b. Abt 1861, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     9. Ambrose Nessworthy,   b. 29 Nov 1863, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1915, East Riding Asylum, Walkington, Hull, East Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     10. Charles Nessworthy,   b. 3 Jun 1865, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Census Returns
    RG: Nosworthy, Matthew (1861) and family
    RG: Nosworthy, Matthew (1861) and family
    1861. Mary Nesworthy (wife of Matthew and mother of Robert Ridley) is living with her family in Marshall's Quay.
    Nesworthy Mary    M Wife 37                           Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy Robert S Son 16 Boat builder's apprentice Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy Matthew S Son 12 Boat builder's apprentice Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy William S Son 8 Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy John S Son 4 Durham, Shields
    Nesworthy Ridley S Son 2 Durham, Shields
    England Census RG9/3793 South Shields South Shields 110 27
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Mary Bainbridge,   b. Abt 1836, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1895, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1867  St Mary's Church, Tyne Dock, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Matthew Nesworthy (widower), residing in South Shields, Master Mariner, to Mary Meach (widow), both of full age, 27 April 1867 at St. Mary's Parish Church, South Shields. Matthew's father: Thomas Nesworthy, deceased; Mary's father: Henry Bainbridge, deceased. Witnesses to the marriage were 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.
    Witnesses Robert Ramsdale; Mary Jane Ridley 
    Children 
     1. Helen Nessworthy,   b. 7 Dec 1867, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1867, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Jane Ann Nessworthy,   b. 15 Aug 1870, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1872, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Mary Ellen Nessworthy,   b. 25 Nov 1872, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1933, North Shields, Tyne And Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Grace Ann Nessworthy,   b. 25 Nov 1872, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. James Henry Nessworthy,   b. 17 Feb 1875, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Nessworthy, Matthew (1867) and Mary Meech
    MC: Nessworthy, Matthew (1867) and Mary Meech
    We note that this is the second marriage of both partners
    Census Returns
    RG: Nosworthy, Matthew (1871) and family
    RG: Nosworthy, Matthew (1871) and family
    1871 Matthew Nesworthy is living with his second wife Mary Bainbridge and family in Heron Street. The census return which indexes the family as Neswerthy shows the address to be adjacent to Dairy Lane. Although not numbered it is probably No.32. On this occasion Matthew's birth place is registered in London.
    Nesworthy Matthew M Head 40 Captain   Middlesex, London
    Nesworthy Mary M Wife 35 Durham, So Shields
    Nesworthy John S Son 15 Durham, So Shields
    Nesworthy Mary S Dau 11 Durham, So Shields
    Nesworthy Thomas S Son 10 Durham, So Shields
    Nesworthy Ambrose S Son 7 Durham, So Shields
    Nesworthy Charles S Son 5 Durham, So Shields
    Nesworthy Jane A S Dau 6mo Durham, So Shields
    England Census RG10/3057 South Shields Westoe 59 39
    RG: Nesworthy, Mary (1891) and family
    RG: Nesworthy, Mary (1891) and family
    1891. Part of the census return (Mary appears at the bottom of the previous page). There is no mention of Matthew who is presumably at sea. Also on this page is the family of Elizabeth Nesworthy (Oliver). Elizabeth's husband Robert was Matthew's son by his first wife Mary Ridley.
    Nesworthy Mary    M Wife 59             Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy Grace S Dau 19 Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy Mary E S Dau 19 Durham, South Shields
    Nesworthy James H S Son 16 Durham, South Shields
    English Census RG12/4154 South Shields, Westoe 77 23
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F7097  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1819 - Staverton, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1842 - St Hilda's Church, South Shields, Tyne And Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Marshall's Quay, Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1865 - Shadwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - 6, Garden Lane, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1872 - 33, Heron Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - 32, Heron Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1895 - 45, Wellington Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - South Shields Union Workhouse, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Chronic interstitial nephritis (kidney failure) - 14 Feb 1903 - South Shields Union Workhouse, South Shields, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harton Cemetery
    South Shields, Durham
    England - 18 Feb 1903 - Harton Cemetery, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
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  • Photos
    South Shields Union Workhouse
    South Shields Union Workhouse
    The new building at Harton Moor near the village of Westoe in County Durham opened in 1878 and housed 700 inmates.
    South Shields Union Workhouse: Peter Higginbotham in "Workhouses Of The North" (Images of England): page 38 Tempus Publishing 2006
    Record of voyage on board ship
    Record of voyage on board ship
    Matthew was a crew member of the ship Ophelia White in 1843

    BMD Certificates
    DC: Nessworthy, Matthew (1903)
    DC: Nessworthy, Matthew (1903)
    His birth surname was Nosworthy

    Baptismal Certificates
    XC: Nosworthy, Matthew (1819)
    XC: Nosworthy, Matthew (1819)
    The son of Thomas Nosworthy and Grace Palk. He was to become the patriarch of the Nessworthy family of Tyneside.

  • Sources 
    1. [S236] 1851 England Census, South Shields HO107/2400 158 4 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S27] 1871 England Census, Rochford RG10/1668 170 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S19] 1901 England Census, South Shields RG13/4739 103 10 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, S Shields 10a 452 (JFM 1903) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, South Shields December 24 159 (Reliability: 4).


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