MATTHEW, Thomas David

1875 - 1946

Born at Bedwelty, Monmouthshire in 1875, son of Edward Matthew, a coal hewer, and his wife Ann née Johns, who married at Cardiff in 1874. He married at Merthyr Tydfil in 1899, Bessie Thomas, and in 1911 a 36 year old check weigher living at 15 Upper Wood Street, Bargood, Glamorgan with his 30 year old wife Bessie and four children. On his retirement he moved to Suffolk and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1945 exhibiting two paintings in 1941 from Silver Poplars, 34 Florence Road, Pakefield, Suffolk 'A Hebridean Priest' and 'An Keep Loch Lomond', six in 1942 'Rannoch Moor', 'Ben Ime and All Coire, Grogain, Dumbartonshire', 'Spring at the Kitchen Door', 'Corner of the Byre, White House Farm, Wrentham', 'The White Cart, Renfrewshire' and 'The Barley Stubble, Wrentham', one in 1943 'All Saints Church, Pakefield', three in 1944 'Read's Barn', 'The Buachalle Etive More' and 'Raven Oaks' and two in 1945, 'King's House, Glencoe' and 'An Old Suffolk Barn'. He died at Pakefield in 1946, aged 72. His surname has been variously spelt Mathew and Matthews.