Matthew Kingsley

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Date of Birth: 1874
Date of Death: 1960

Matthew Kingsley was born on 30th September 1874 in Edgworth, the third son of Catherine Kingsley (Kate) also known as ‘Catherine of the Hillock”.  He grew up at 9 Hillock, Mount Pleasant in Edgworth. Matthew was the brother of William Kingsley, who became the manager of The Barlow Institute. The 1881 census shows Kate as the head of the household; with Matthew, William, James and a sister Ellen.  Kate’s family originated in Ireland and their surname was originally Kinshella but they anglicised it when they came to England.(16) In 1887 Kate married Thomas Barnes who was a laundry man.

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