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Benjamin Mathews
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Birth: 1723
Death: Dec. 11, 1754

Benjamin Mathews was born in Charleston, the son of Captain Anthony Mathewes and Lois, his wife. Like his father, he became a successful merchant in the province. Along with Thomas Lloyd and Richard Beresford, he was part owner of one sloop, Harriot. Mathewes served only one term in the Commons house. St. Johns Colleton Parish elected him in a special election to the twentieth Royal Assembly and he qualified on 16th April, 1752. He was a member of the South Carolina Society and served that organization as treasurer but declined election as constable. His only other public office was commissioner of the work house and markets and the poor.
On February 5, 1745, Mathewes married Anne Holmes, a woman of "good fortune". They were married by the Reverend Mr. Josiah Smith, presbyter Minister according to their profession. ( St. Philip's Register) Four children, all of whom survived their father, were born to them: Benjamin, Isaac, John Raven, and Ann. The fifth, George, was born posthumously.
Benjamin Mathewes died on 11 December, 1754 after a lingering illness."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Anthony Matthewes (1661 - 1735)
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Holmes Mathews (1724 - 1795)*
 
 Children:
  George A. Mathews (1754 - 1815)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anthony Mathews (1697 - 1756)*
  John Raven Matthewes (1705 - 1759)*
  Benjamin Mathews (1723 - 1754)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Bobby Hobson
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87474208
Benjamin Mathews
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- Joyce
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
Bon Jour. GOD Bless you as you have blessed all our kin and families.
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