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MY FAMILY LINKS

Most recently I have added the families Manners, de Lima (Delima) and de Cambra in Hawaii.

 

RESEARCH ON MATHEW POWER

It appears that after years of research we're finding some leads on Mathew. The search for Mathew has been so difficult that I've decided to add this new section on him with material am working on. It is reassuring to find Mathew as the Mate of the ship "Hiram", the same name Thomas (son of Mathew) used for his youngest son.

  1. LDS film 086665 BT98/110. Mathew not found.
  2. LDS film 0866666 BT98/111. Mathew not found.
  3. Mathew & Elizabeth: 1807: marriage certificate
  4. LDS film 866667 BT98/111: Mathew Power found. Muster Roll of the Ship HIRAM:
    (a) 18 June 1808 - 18 June 1809
    (b) 18 June 1809 - 18 March 1809
    (c) 21 March 1810 - 24 ??? 1810
  5. LDS film 0871960 BT98/111. Plymouth 1805-11. Mathew Power found.
  6. BT98/112:1814-1817. Mathew not found.
  7. LDS film 952904, BT98/113: 1817-1819 or 1812 & 1813.
  8. BT98/114: 1820-1822. Mathew not found.
  9. BT98/118: 1833-1837. Mathew not found. Details on ships page
  10. Ships in & around Valparaiso 1840-1918

    OTHER SITES OF THIS POWER FAMILY
  11. Kia Ora (Australia & New Zealand).

GOALS

After many years of research of my family roots, I've discovered my origins in England, Wales and Germany. The documents you'll find on this site summarize my findings and the spread of my family in England, Germany, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States.

After nearly 20 years of research, we have found Mathew Power (my ggg grandfather) sailing in and around Plymouth, Devon, England in the early 1800s. He was first the Mate of the ship Hiram and soon became the Master of several ships. Mathew was born in Co. Waterford, Ireland, abt. 1787.

My current goal is to obtain additional information about Mathew Power, who married Elizabeth Fisher in the Parish of Northam, North Devon, England in October 28, 1807 (view certificate). They had four children: Mary (b. Feb 2, 1808, deceased as a child?), Mary and Eliza, twins (b. Sept 30, 1810) and Thomas (b. June 23, 1819). Young Thomas later became the father of Thomas Mathew (see below)

I'm also attempting to find information about Thomas Mathew Power, my great grandfather, son of Thomas (see above). The Liverpool census of 1861 shows Thomas Mathew and parents residing at 46 Chatnam Street in Liverpool. Thomas Mathew was then 17 years old and shows as a "Ship Broker" professional. He made many trips between Liverpool and Valparaiso, Chile. He sailed to from Chile (unknown origin) aboard the sailing ship "Panama". Thomas Mathew was born July 13, 1843 in Plymouth, son of Thomas Power and Elizabeth Jeffery. (see birth certificate). Thomas Mathew died on September 28, 1888, in Port Spain, Trinidad, Bristish West Indies and is now buried in England.

I'm grateful to all of you that have contributed to this site with information and ideas.

Here are some of the documents supporting my research (in chronological order):

Please note that by clicking on some of the links below you'll be leaving this site.

 

OTHER WEISE GENEALOGY LINKS*


OTHER SAMUEL GENEALOGY LINKS*

 

OTHER POWER GENEALOGY LINKS*

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