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Matthias Rowe (1852 - 1901)

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Matthias Rowe
Born in Stoke Damerel, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Huirangi, nr Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Matthias Rowe

Born 9 Oct 1852 Registered Stoke Damerel, DEV, ENG [1]

exact date from granddtr Veta ANDREWS' birthday book
but there is also a scrap of paper in existence purporting to be ROWE birthdays that says 16 SEP 1852

Buried: Huirangi Cem., nr Waitara, TNK, NZ

Marriage 4 Feb 1882 Registry Office, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Husband: Matthias Rowe
Wife: Caroline Emma Austin
Henry Matthias Rowe
Honor Rowe
Clara Elizabeth Rowe
cert. reads: 1882 in the District of New Plymouth on Feb 4, Matthias Rowe, 28, laborer (sic) bachelor born Plymouth, England, s/o William Rowe, farmer and Honor Daw married Caroline Emma Austin Gibson, 26 (really 28), spinster, b. Melbourne, Victoria, d/o William Austin Gibson, laborer, and Emma Clinton. Both resident New Plymouth and signed their names. Wit: Ellen Maria Martin and N Martin Turner (Turner may possibly be occupation not surname. Not known to be any relation or connection) [2]
NB this turns out to be an interesting mix of fact and fiction, as Emma's father was really William Austin and her step-father John Gibson.


  1. Source #S1: Stoke Damerel,1852 Q4, vol 5b p 320 Mother DAWE.
  2. Source #S2: Marr. cert. 4 Feb 1882 Matthias s/o William ROWE & Honor DAW; Carline Emma Austin Gibson d/o William Austin Gibson & Emma Clinton, New Plymouth Registry Office, folio #201
  • Source S1 GRO for England and Wales online birth index
  • Source S2 New Zealand Marriage certificate Inspection photocopy
  • WikiTree profile Rowe-756 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.

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