Matthew Bayfield Brereton

#29459, b. March 1841, d. December 1890
  • Father: Benjamin Matthew Brereton b. 7 Sep 1809, d. Dec 1870
  • Mother: Mary Bayfield b. 27 Sep 1807, d. Jun 1870

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegMarch 1841Matthew Bayfield Brereton
Death RegDecember 1890Matthew Bayfield Brereton1

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Matthew's birth was registered in the quarter ended in March 1841 in the Great Yarmouth registration district. Assumed parents from his name only.
  • Death Reg: Matthew's death was registered in the quarter ended in December 1890 in the Great Yarmouth registration district, Not in the Yarmouth burial registers. (His age calculates to 49 years and 9 months).1

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Matthew was a chemist and druggist.

Census details

  • In the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841 Matthew Bayfield was included in the household of Mary Blythe in South Denes Walls, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England along with Elizabeth A Brereton. The form is hard to read, but I believe the children with Mary are Elizabeth (7) and Matthew (4 possibly months) BRERETON. Mary's daughter Mary married Benjamin BRERETON in 1838, so these may be Benjamin's children of an earlier marriage? Benjamin is noted as having been married before in the index, but there is no marriage in the norfolk marraiges 1800-1837.
  • He appeared on the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, living in St Peter's Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in the household of his parents, Benjamin Matthew Brereton and Mary Bayfield. He was 9 years old.
  • In 1861 in Millbrook Matthew Bayfield Brereton was included in the household of Edward Jeeves, a chemist. He was his assistant.
  • In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, Matthew Bayfield was the head of the household. The address was 22 King Street West, Hammersmith, Greater London, England. Matthew was unmarried and was living alone.


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Matthew Bayfield Brereton
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1841
    Year of Registration:      1890
    Quarter of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec
    Age at Death:      49
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      16.