Emma Beal Hare

ID # 2447, (1811-1873)
BirthEmma Beal Hare was born on 27 July 1811 at Sheerness, Kent. 
ChristeningShe was christened on 25 August 1811 at The White Chapel, Wesleyan, Sheerness, Kent, England. 
MarriageShe married James Mathewson on 6 October 1830 at Eastchurch, Kent, England.
A transcription provided by familysearch.org, sourced from microfilm 1786434, item 2 p 74, shows the marriage at Eastchurch, Kent, England, of James Matthewson and Emma Hare on 6 October 1830. No other information, such as parentage, age or witnesses, is provided.

Eastchurch is on the Isle of Sheppey where Sheerness and the Royal Navy station was located. Such census information as we have for Emma, at her residence in Bromley, shows her place of birth as Sheerness. She was likely the daughter of a Royal Navy family. Family stories say that James Matthewson was in the navy and captained a training ship that taught the Turks to be sailers during the Crimean War. This story is probably an exaggeration but, given their place of marriage, it seems likely that James Matthewson's presence on the Isle of Sheppey and his marriage to Emma Hare would indicate that he was in the Royal Navy.
 
DeathShe died on 6 September 1873 at Bromley, London, England, at age 62. 
NoteA transcription of a baptism record taken from film 597068 (see Familysearch.org) shows Emma Beal Hare born 27 July 1811 and baptised on 25 August 1811 at The White Chapel-Wesleyan, Sheerness, Kent. Her parents are shown as Thomas and Mary Hare.

Emma Mathewson died at her residence, 24 Ellesmere, Bromley, per her death registration. Her maiden name is shown as Hare. Lavinia Emma Himes, Emma Hare Mathewson's grandaughter, was born at the same address two years earlier.

Emma is at number 3 Old Bow Lane in Bromley, St. Leonard, Middlesex, at the time of the 1851 census. She is shown as a married woman, but her husband is not present. Given that James was a mariner, he may have been at sea. The name of her birth place is given as Sheerness, Kent. Children enumerated with her in different Bromley censuses are all shown as born in Bromley. 

Children of Emma Beal Hare and James Mathewson

Last Edited2 Nov 2017