|James Charles MATTHEWS
On 3 Apr 1881 he appeared on the census at Taylors Buildings, Poole, Dorset as a 2-year-old. 4
On 9 Sep 1901 his marriage certificate said that he was a 21-year-old bachelor who worked as a fisherman and yachtsman and that he lived at 32 Lagland Street, Poole, Dorset. His father, Henry Matthews, deceased, had been a fisherman. 1
On 2 Apr 1911 James appeared on the census at 1 Blue Boar Lane, Poole, Dorset as a 31-year-old yachtsman and fisherman. 3
James married Evelyn Rookby PEIRCE, daughter of George William PIERCE and Elizabeth Naunton DAVIES, on 9 Sep 1901 in St. James's Church, Poole, Dorset.1 2 (Evelyn Rookby PEIRCE was born about 1882 in Crawley, Sussex 3 5.)
Their witnesses were George Rookby Peirce and Alice Kate Williams. 1
1 Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, "1901. Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the parish of St. James Poole in the county of Dorset," James Charles Matthews and Evelyn Rookby Peirce, page 157, entry 313; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 17 Oct 2012).
2 "Matthews Children" a note by Evelyn Rookby Matthews (née Pierce), 13 Mar 1939; privately held by Garth Matthews Poole, Dorset.
3 1911 Census of England and Wales, 1 Blue Boar Lane Poole, James Matthews; digital images(www.findmypast.co.uk/ : accessed 17 Oct 2012); citing RG 78 PN 695, RG 14 PN 12276, registration district (RD) 261 (Poole), sub district (SD) 2 (Poole), enumeration district (ED) 1, schedule number (SN) 225.
4 1881 Census of England, Poole, Dorset, folio 144, page 10, Henry Matthews; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 17 Oct 2012); citing PRO RG 11/2095.
1891 Census of England, Haywards Heath, folio 56, page 42, George Peirce; digital images(www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 14 Sep 2011); citing PRO RG 12/792.