Matthew Patterson

#13889, b. 8 March 1831, d. 19 February 1908

Matthew PATTERSON, with thanks from Ancestry.com

Individual's Timeline

Birth1830Matthew Patterson
Christening8 March 1831Matthew Patterson1
Death of Mother1 May 1839Mary Patterson2
Death of Father19 April 1849Jonathan Patterson3
Marriage25 June 1851Matthew Patterson2,4
Marriage of Son31 December 1872Matthew James Patterson2,5,6
Marriage of SonJune 1877John Patterson7,8
Marriage of Son28 September 1879Henry Patterson9,10
Marriage of Son24 December 1882Samuel Robert Patterson11,12,13
Marriage of Daughter26 July 1883Amy Patterson14,15
Marriage of Son20 December 1883James Patterson16,17
Marriage of SonMarch 1885William Henry Patterson18
Marriage of Son4 August 1885Richard Patterson10,19
Marriage of Son23 October 1887Robert Richard Patterson20
Marriage of Daughter17 January 1889Charlotte Patterson21,22
Marriage of DaughterJune 1890Eliza Patterson23
Marriage of Son25 December 1892Daniel Patterson24
Marriage of SonMarch 1894Christmas Patterson25
Marriage of SonJune 1905Joseph Patterson26
Death19 February 1908Matthew Patterson7,2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Note - illiterate: 1851 Matthew was illiterate. He marked when he married.
  • Occupation: Matthew was steam tug master.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: We have identified 14 of the 19 children of Matthew and Eliza. All 14 of them lived beyond infancy, and we have identified 12 of the marriages. There were 11 boys and 3 girls. At least four of these sons named one of Matthew's grandsons Matthew..
  • Research note 02: Where was Matthew in 1841 census? There was a William PATTERSON with his father and siblings, who appears to have been born very close to Matthew's birth, so possibly this is a census taker's error, but we have found a William in the 1901 census..
Background information on Steam Tug 'Star' - Maritime Great Yarmouth. Volume 1: a portrait in old photographs and postcards Seaford: S.B. Publications, 1995 says "The Star was owned by the Great Yarmouth Steam Tug Company Ltd, which was formed in 1880. The owner of the so-called Red Funnel Tugs, it was the largest tug company in Yarmouth. This was at a time when the local fishing fleet was "at its peak".

Some notes on the steam tugs of Yarmouth, kindly supplied by Sidney PATTERSON and his fellow researcher, David WARE

The STAR was -

Hull: Gross tons: 87, Nett tons: 5, Length: 88.3ft, Breadth: 17.0ft, Depth: 9.4ft; Wood
Steam engine: 40nhp; Paddle
Official number: 67447

I have put up a picture of the tug Yare, which was also out of Yarmouth, built in 1883. Dave believes there would have only been superficial differences between the 2 boats. The Yare was somewhat heavier (104 Gross tons), and she was slightly larger, but the engine and propulsion was the same.

If you go to http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/1410
You will see very early film of the Tug (1896) and I think it would be Matthew or one of his sons behind the wheel.

Children of Matthew Patterson and Eliza Knights

Citations

  1. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTESON, Matthew     Christening
         Gender:     Male
         Christening Date:     8 Mar 1831     Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
                   Collection:     St Nicholas
         Father:     Jonathan PATTESON
         Mother:     Mary
    Source:     FHL Film 1526328     Dates:     1769 - 1833.
  2. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Name:      Jonathan Patterson
    Year of Registration:      1849
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      13
    Page:      286.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     465
    MarriageDate     25 Jun 1851
    GroomForename     Matthew
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Mariner
    GroomAbode     Row
    BrideForename     Eliza
    BrideSurname     KNIGHTS
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Jonathan
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Maltster
    BrideFatherForename     James
    BrideFatherSurname     KNIGHTS
    BrideFatherOccupation     Mariner
    WitnessOneForename     James
    WitnessOneSurname     BURMAN
    WitnessTwoForename     Mary Ann
    WitnessTwoSurname     BRACEY
    Notes     He signs X She signs X
    FileNumber     22893.
  5. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTERSON, Matthew     Age:     21 years     Marriage
    Wife:     Alice BONNER     Age:     20 years
    Marriage Date:     31 Dec 1872     Recorded in:     St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Husband's Father:     Matthew PATTERSON
    Wife's Father:     Alexander BONNER
    Source:     FHL Number 1526458     Dates:     1869-1886

    BONNER Alice Yarmouth 4b 51 phaver dec 1872 qtr.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     77
    MarriageDate     31 Dec 1872
    GroomForename     Matthew
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     21
    GroomParish     Great Yarmouth
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fireman
    GroomAbode     S Quay
    BrideForename     Alice
    BrideSurname     BONNER
    BrideAge     20
    BrideParish     Great Yarmouth
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     S Quay
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Sailor
    BrideFatherForename     Alexander
    BrideFatherSurname     BONNER
    BrideFatherOccupation     Coal Heaver
    WitnessOneForename     Samuel
    WitnessOneSurname     KNIGHT
    WitnessTwoForename     Eliza
    WitnessTwoSurname     CARR
    Notes     X Her Mark
    FileNumber     12209.
  7. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
  8. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Holmes      Charlotte            Yarmouth      4b     6.
  9. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     91
    MarriageDate     28 Sep 1879
    GroomForename     Henry
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     22
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Sailor
    GroomAbode     S Quay
    BrideForename     Emma Elizabeth
    BrideSurname     WALKER
    BrideAge     19
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     S Quay
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Sailor
    BrideFatherForename     Joshua
    BrideFatherSurname     WALKER
    BrideFatherOccupation     Potter
    WitnessOneForename     Matthew
    WitnessOneSurname     PATTERSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Alice
    WitnessTwoSurname     PATTERSON
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3334.
  10. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD.
  11. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     81
    MarriageDate     24 Dec 1882
    GroomForename     Samuel
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     20
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Tower Rd
    BrideForename     Mary Ann
    BrideSurname     BEALES
    BrideAge     19
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Tugman
    BrideFatherForename     John
    BrideFatherSurname     BEALES
    BrideFatherOccupation     Shoemaker
    WitnessOneForename     John
    WitnessOneSurname     PATTERSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Emmeline
    WitnessTwoSurname     BEALES
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3227.
  12. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Name:      Samuel Patterson
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Date:      abt 1862
    Age:      20
    Father's Name:      Matthew Patterson
    Spouse's Name:      Mary Ann Beales
    Spouse's Age:      19
    Spouse's Father's Name:      John Beales
    Marriage Date:      24 Dec 1882
    Marriage Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  13. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Beales Mary Ann Yarmouth 4b 51.
  14. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     233
    MarriageDate     26 Jul 1883
    GroomForename     Thomas
    GroomSurname     BONNER
    GroomAge     19
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Tower Rd
    BrideForename     Amy
    BrideSurname     PATTERSON
    BrideAge     18
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Tower Rd
    GroomFatherForename     Alexander
    GroomFatherSurname     BONNER
    GroomFatherOccupation     Coal Heaver
    BrideFatherForename     Matthew
    BrideFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    BrideFatherOccupation     Tugsman
    WitnessOneForename     James
    WitnessOneSurname     PATTERSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Ellen
    WitnessTwoSurname     MILLS
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3257.
  15. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Name:      Amy Patterson
    Gender:      Female
    Birth Date:      abt 1865
    Age:      18
    Father's Name:      Matthew Patterson
    Spouse's Name:      Thomas Bonner
    Spouse's Age:      19
    Spouse's Father's Name:      Alexander Bonner
    Marriage Date:      26 Jul 1883
    Marriage Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  16. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     335
    MarriageDate     20 Dec 1883
    GroomForename     James
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     22
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Tower Rd
    BrideForename     Ellen Gertrude
    BrideSurname     MILLS
    BrideAge     22
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Tugman
    BrideFatherForename     Thomas
    BrideFatherSurname     MILLS
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     Samuel
    WitnessOneSurname     PATTERSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Sarah A
    WitnessTwoSurname     EASTICK
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3339.
  17. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTERSON, James     Age:     22     Marriage
         Wife:     Ellen Gertrude MILLS     Age:     22
         Marriage Date:     20 Dec 1883     Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
                   Collection:     St Nicholas
         Husband's Father:     Matthew PATTERSON
         Wife's Father:     Thomas MILLS
    Source:     FHL Film 1526458.
  18. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Tiffany      Mary            Bradford Y      9b     112.
  19. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     346
    MarriageDate     04 Aug 1885
    GroomForename     Richard
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     17
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Tower Rd
    BrideForename     Susannah
    BrideSurname     MILES
    BrideAge     17
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Tugman
    BrideFatherForename     Jared
    BrideFatherSurname     MILES
    BrideFatherOccupation     Fisherman
    WitnessOneForename     Robert
    WitnessOneSurname     PATTERSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Martha
    WitnessTwoSurname     JOHNSON
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3843.
  20. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, PATTERSON, Robert Richard     Age:     23     Marriage
         Wife:     Annie Elizabeth BARNES     Age:     18
         Marriage Date:     23 Oct 1887     Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
                   Collection:     St Nicholas
         Husband's Father:     Matthew PATTERSON
         Wife's Father:     John BARNES
    Source:     FHL Film 1526459.
  21. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Name:      Charlotte Patterson
    Gender:      Female
    Birth Date:      abt 1872
    Age:      17
    Father's Name:      Matthew Patterson
    Spouse's Name:      Horace George Gedge
    Spouse's Age:      20
    Spouse's Father's Name:      Horace Gedge
    Marriage Date:      17 Jan 1889
    Marriage Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  22. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     414
    MarriageDate     17 Jan 1889
    GroomForename     Horace George
    GroomSurname     GEDGE
    GroomAge     20
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Tower Rd
    BrideForename     Charlotte
    BrideSurname     PATTERSON
    BrideAge     17
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Louise Rd
    GroomFatherForename     Horace
    GroomFatherSurname     GEDGE
    GroomFatherOccupation     Fishmonger
    BrideFatherForename     Matthew
    BrideFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    BrideFatherOccupation     Tugman
    WitnessOneForename     Benjamin J
    WitnessOneSurname     LINAKER
    WitnessTwoForename     Caroline E
    WitnessTwoSurname     LINAKER
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3843.
  23. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, BULLENT      Henry Daniel            Mutford      4a     1889.
  24. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     170
    MarriageDate     25 Dec 1892
    GroomForename     Daniel
    GroomSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomAge     24
    GroomParish     Great Yarmouth
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Louise Rd
    BrideForename     Louisa Elizabeth
    BrideSurname     LINAKER
    BrideAge     26
    BrideParish     Great Yarmouth
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Louise Rd
    GroomFatherForename     Matthew
    GroomFatherSurname     PATTERSON
    GroomFatherOccupation     Tugman
    BrideFatherForename     William
    BrideFatherSurname     LINAKER
    BrideFatherOccupation     Caulker
    WitnessOneForename     Horaceb J
    WitnessOneSurname     GEDGE
    WitnessTwoForename     Charlotte
    WitnessTwoSurname     GEDGE
    Notes     Married by banns
    FileNumber     8576.
  25. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, JONES, Mary Ann and Patterson, Christmas - Newcastle T. 10b/11.
  26. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, TOWNSHEND      Mary Ann            Hull      9d     481.
  27. Census data as per CD, Seaman, Yarmouth 11-68
    PATTERSON, Matthew, 40 hd mar Seaman (Crowes Ct) Yarmouth 11 -- 68

    PATTERSON, Eliza, 40 wf mar Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Matthew, 19 son unm Fisherman Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, William, 17 son unm Fisherman Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, John, 15 son unm sch Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Henry, 13 son unm sch Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Eliza, 12 dau unm sch Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, James, 10 son unm sch Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Samuel, 9 son Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Amy, 6 dau Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Richard, 4 son sch Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Christmas, 2 son Yarmouth

    PATTERSON, Daniel, 8m son Yarmouth.
  28. Census data as per CD, Vessel: 'Star' Census Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 139 Page Marr Age Sex Birthplace Matthew PATTERSON M 50 M Yarmouth Occ: Master Henry MOSS M 28 M Yarmouth Occ: Engen Man Matthew PATTERSON M 29 M Yarmouth Occ: Fireman I think Matthew was counted twice. Dwelling: Tower Street Census Place: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England So

    Vessel:     "Star"
         Census Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Source:     FHL Film 1341462 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1915 Folio 139 Page
         Marr     Age     Sex     Birthplace
    Matthew PATTERSON     M     50      M     Yarmouth
         Occ:     Master
    Henry MOSS     M     28      M     Yarmouth
         Occ:     Engen Man
    Matthew PATTERSON     M     29      M     Yarmouth
         Occ:     Fireman
         
         I think Matthew was counted twice.
         
         Dwelling:     Tower Street
         Census Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Source:     FHL Film 1341461 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1910 Folio 115 Page 60
         Marr     Age     Sex     Birthplace
    Matthew PATTERSON     M     29      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Head
         Occ:     Seaman On Board Steam Tug (Hos?)
    Alice PATTERSON     M     28      F     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Wife
    Mary A. PATTERSON           4      F     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Daur
         Occ:     Scholar
    Matthew PATTERSON           3      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    Thomas PATTERSON           2      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son.
  29. Census data as per CD, Dwelling:     11 Milton Terr Tower Street
         Census Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Source:     FHL Film 1341461 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1910 Folio 118 Page 65
         Marr     Age     Sex     Birthplace
    Matthew PATTERSON     M     50      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Head
         Occ:     Seaman On Board Steam Tug (Nds)
    Eliza PATTERSON     M     50      F     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Wife
    Samuel PATTERSON     U     18      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Fisherman
    Robert PATTERSON     U     16      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Twine Spinner
    Amy PATTERSON     U     15      F     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Daur
    Richard PATTERSON           12      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    Christmas PATTERSON           11      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    Daniel PATTERSON           10      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar
    Charlotte PATTERSON           9      F     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Daur
         Occ:     Scholar
    Joseph PATTERSON           4      M     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Rel:     Son
         Occ:     Scholar.