Thomas Newick of Cranbrook
Maria Oxenbridge
Samson Glazier
(Abt 1847-)
Emma Jones
(Abt 1849-)
George Newick of Burwash Weald
Emily Glazier
Bessie Dora Newick


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Francis Thomas Joseph Matthews

  • Kathleen Emily Matthews
  • George Matthews

Bessie Dora Newick

  • Born: 14 Nov 1900, Sandhurst, Kent, England 1
  • Married: 7 Aug 1930, Wadhurst, Sussex, England 2
  • Died: 13 Jun 1989, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England 3

  Research Notes:

At the time of the 1911 Census Bessie Dora Newick, age 10, at school, was residing with her parents in East Heath Cottages, Hawkhurst Kent.

In the 1939 Register Bessie D Matthews (b. 14 Nov 1900), unpaid domestic duties, and husband Francis T J Matthews (b. 21 Nov 1896), chauffeur handyman, were living at 3 Primmers Green, Rotherfield Sussex. With them were [three records officially closed].


MATTHEWS. — Peacefully on 13th June 1989, Bessie Dora Matthews, aged 88 years, formerly of Bells Yew Green, the dearly loved Mother of Kathleen and George and a much loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral service has taken place.

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 23 June 1989, p. 38

  Marriage Information:

Bessie married Francis Thomas Joseph Matthews, son of Francis Joseph Matthews, on 7 Aug 1930 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England. (Francis Thomas Joseph Matthews was born on 21 Nov 1896 in the Dorchester District, Dorset, England and was cremated on 28 Sep 1984 in Kent, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

Francis Thomas Joseph Matthews, age 33, bachelor, groom, resident of Lightlands Nant?, son of Francis Joseph Matthews, grocer's assistant, and
Bessie Dora Newick, age 30, spinster, resident of The Bungalow Pell Hill Wadhurst, daughter of George Newick, farm labourer

Married after Banns

Witnesses: George Newick, Kathleen Matthews


1 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, Cranbrook district, 4th Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 788.

2 Wadhurst Sussex Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 3, no. 5.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 2nd Quarter, vol. 16, p. 2091 (date of birth recorded).

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