Personal Quest -
Donald James Mathlin
|10th November, 2004 from: Donald James Mathlin - Perth Western Australia
My Great Great Grandfather Jerimiah Mathlin was born in WRINGTON in 1831.
Jeremiah's Daughter Louisa was born in Wrington in 1859 . Alice and Melinda 1864 John 1855.
You can get an idea of its general location from the Street Views icon on the Homepage: click on the arrow looking down Orchard Close to School Road, and the arrow looking up School Road from just before South Meadows. Mathlins is on the right in the middle distance.
My informant, Trevor Wedlake, says Owen R. Mathlin, a very quiet man indeed lived unmarried with his sister May, also unmarried, in the house Mathlins, although his shop was at the top of Broad Street.
I was pleased to receive your message as I would like to get any information on Mathlins past and present.
As far as I know Jeremiah had a son John born in Wrington in 1855. He married Emily Marshman from Churchill and later moved to Bath where my Grandfather Harry Mathlin was born in 1890. He had 3 brothers George, Hodson and William.
Harry and family imigrated to Western Australia about 1922. A few years ago my father received a letter from a Betty Mathlin who said she had a lot of info on the Mathlins and one photo showed her husband's grandfather standing in front of Mathlins cottage about 1900.
She lived in Basingstoke but has been to Wrington to research. Unfortunately I have lost her address so if anyone there knows it I would love to get it.