____ - ABT 1719
- BIRTH: Ulster, Ireland
- DEATH: ABT 1719, Albany, Albany, Ny
- +Vincent MATTHEWS
- Catharine MATTHEWS
- Flora MATTHEWS
- Fletcher MATTHEWS
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"Colonial Albany Social History Project:
Biographies: Col. Peter Matthews"
Cornell Library New York State Historical Literature Collection
"Abstract of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office,
City of New York (Volume II. 1708-1728) "
Will dated 01 May 1717; proved at New York 27 Jun 1719.
"Notes and Queries"
NYGBR v13 p143 (July 1882)
"Peter Mathews came to New York in 1692 in the train of Governor
Fletcher... The Earl of Bellomont, Governor Fletcher's successor,
writing from New York to Secretary Vernon, Oct. 18, 1700, refers to him
as having been "brought up from a child with Colonel Fletcher." It is
probable he had served with the latter in Ireland. He continued in the
military service under the several successive Colonial Governors, and
died at Albany in 1719. By his will, made at Albany, May 1, 1717, he
gives all his estate to his wife Bridget..."
"General Daniel Bissell : his ancestors and descendants..."
Edith Newbold Jessop
New York, NY, 1927.
p100: "The census of 1703 for New York lists "Captain Mathews" and five
children, three sons and two daughters. He was major, and commanded the
Independent Fusiliers in 1711, in which his son Fletcher Mathews was
lieutenant. In 1714 he commanded a company of the Albany County militia,
and in this also his son Fletcher was lieutenant and his son Vincent a
private. Peter Mathews died at Albany in 1719, where his will, proved
December 27th of that year, made his wife Bridget his sole legatee. Her
will, dated January 8, 1721, proved ten days later, named her son
Vincent, grandson Peter, and daughters Catharine and Flora. The
grandson, Peter Mathews, who was living in 1739, and who probably died
unmarried and without issue, may have been the son of Lieutenant
Fletcher Mathews who died February 14, 1714."