Born: November 4, 1826, Colmworth (near Bedford), England.
Died: January 5, 1910, Tetney, Lincolnshire, England.
Buried: Tetney, Lincolnshire, England.
Son of the rector of Colmworth, Matthews attended the Bedford Grammar School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (MusB 1853). Ordained the same year, he became private tutor to the family of Rev. Lord Wriothesley Russell, a canon of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he studied under the organist, George Elvey, subsequently a lifelong friend.
Matthews served as Curate (1853-59) and Curate-in-Charge (1859-69) of St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham. During this time he founded Nottingham’s Working Men’s Institute. In 1869, he became Rector at North Coates, Lincolnshire.… Go to person page >