The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

Matthewman, Louisa Jane (1845 -1892)


 
Grave Number x165

Louisa Jane was the youngest daughter of Joseph Billingsley (see plot x158). Unlike her elder sister, Julia, who died of grief at the death of her two brothers in a boating accident in 1872, Louisa lived for a further 20 years but still died at the comparatively young age of 47. She married Captain Thomas Adams Matthewman, a master mariner in 1887 at Winchester, They lived in Southampton, where she died in 1892. Thomas died in 1917 at the age of 75 in Colchester. There were no children – perhaps the boating accident had in fact had a profound impact on her, and it is interesting that she is buried in Berkhamsted (her brother Joseph Bullock later chose to be interred with her), rather than with her husband.

 


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