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Matthew Henry Keam (1862 - 1954)

Matthew Henry Keam
Born in Kooringa, Burra, South Australia, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 13 Sep 1891 in Treverbyn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdommap
Died at age 91 in Caulfield South, Glen Eira City, Victoria, Australiamap
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Matthew Henry Keam was born in Burra, Hundred of Kooringa, South Australia, Australia, on October 9, 1862. [1]

Father : James Keam
Mother: Eliza (Hawk) Keam

l Matthew (age 28), son of William Henry Kearn, married Elizabeth Jane Hill (age 19) on 13 September 1891 in Treverbyn, Cornwall, England.[2]

  1. Garnet Woolsey Keam, b: 1901 in St Austell, Cornwall; d: 29 Nov. 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Elizabeth R. (Unknown) Keam died after her son was born.

Matthew H. Keam remarried to Fanny Louisa (Unknown) who was born on June 20, 1859. They married in South Australia. Fanny Louisa died in February 1926. [3]

Matthew H. Keam died on May 23, 1954 in Caulfield South, Glen Eira City, Victoria, Australia. He was buried at the Brighton General Cemetery, next to his wife, Fanny Louisa (Unknown) Keam. [4]

Research Notes

Conflated with William Henri Keam (1862-1954) Willam Henry

  • SA Genealogy birth for William Henry Keam 1872 ref 103/487 father William Henry District Adelaide
  • Tas Library Marriage William Ream (sp?) and Fanny White 1885
  • Vic Death record for William Henry Keam 1854 aged 92
  • Death notice lists his wife as Fanny Louise [5]
  • There are no records of Fanny marrying again to Matthew.

Matthew Henry

  • SA Genealogy birth for Matthew Henry Keam 1862 ref 103/487 father James District Burra
  • Matthew's birth was registered in the Apr-May-Jun quarter of 1866 in the St Austell district.[6]

Matthew's death (age 48) was registered in the Oct-Nov-Dec quarter of 1913 in the St. Austell district.[7]


  1. South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 25 Page: 396 District: Burra. Cited on: South Australian people on RootsWeb - Matthew Henry Keam
  2. Marriage: "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
    citing Marriage, Treverbyn, Cornwall, England, Cornwall Records Office, Truro.
    FamilySearch Record: QJHB-KZB8 (accessed 28 June 2023)
    FamilySearch Image Image number 00139
    Matthew Kearn (28) marriage to Elizabeth Jane Hill (19) on 13 Sep 1891 in Treverbyn, Cornwall, England.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 156305775 - Fanny Louisa Keam
  4. Find A Grave Memorial# 156305791 - Matthew Henry Keam
  5. Family Notices (1954, May 25). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 9. Retrieved June 28, 2023, from
  6. Birth Registration: "England & Wales General Register Office"
    GRO Online Indexes - Birth (accessed 28 June 2023)
    Keam, Matthew Henry (Mother's maiden name: Hore).
    GRO Reference: 1866 Apr-May-Jun in St Austell Volume 05C Page 147.
  7. Death Registration: "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
    citing Death, St. Austell, Cornwall, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
    FamilySearch Record: 2N1Y-2XG (accessed 28 June 2023)
    Matthew H Keam death registered Oct-Nov-Dec 1913 in St. Austell (age 48).
  • "Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2014), Garnet Keam, 05 Jul 1963; citing Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, series 597, record 526, Public Record Office, Victoria; FamilySearch digital folder 004105308.

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Research notes already say this may be a conflated profile.I suspect that the Matthew Henry Keam born at Kooringa (Burra) on 9 October 1862
Matthew Keam died young.
aged 7 months and was buried at Burra Cemetery on 30 May 1863.

His death was recorded as Matthew Henry Kean on 30 May 1863 at Kooringa. son of James Kean, index says age 1 month (I suspect poor transcription of handwriting to the index). Death register Burra 16/213

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