Matthew Bush1,2

#11870, (circa 1753-28 December 1818)
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited11 Oct 2013
Headstone for Mathew Bush
St. Dunstan's churchyard cemetery, Hunsdon
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Matthew Bush may have been born circa 1753 at England.2 He was a labourer for many years of his adulthood.3

He married Susannah Darby, daughter of Richard Darby and Sarah Peachy, at St. Dunstan's on Monday, 9 August 1790 at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire. Matthew was 20 years older than Susannah. They went on to have eleven children over the next 20 years. Witnesses to the wedding were Sarah Darby.1,4 "About two miles north-east from Stanstead, in the same hundred (Braughin), stands the pleasant village of Hunsdon, in the parish of its name. From the church, and other positions in the neighbourhood, some beautiful views may be obtained, including the course of the Stort to join the Lea ... The parish [1839] contains about 600 inhabitants." The church stands close to Hunsdon House, nearly a mile south of the village. The walls are of flint rubble with stone dressings, the south chapel being built of brick. This church possesses some exceptionally good details of fittings of the 16th and 17th centuries.5



Matthew died on 28 December 1818 at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.2 He was buried on 3 January 1819 at St. Dunstan's churchyard, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.6

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1753Birth-CandidateEngland2
Occupation3
1790MarriageSt. Dunstan's, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire1,4
1818DeathHunsdon, Hertfordshire2
1819BurialSt. Dunstan's churchyard, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire6

Family

Susannah Darby (c Jan 1772-c Jun 1853)
Children

Citations

  1. [S468] The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Probate 11/1820 Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire.
  2. [S531] Ken Harrison, Photograph of headstone, 1995 Matthew Bush headstone.
  3. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 201.
  4. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22nd Oct 2012 "Susannah Darby."
  5. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=306
  6. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 18th Oct 2012.
  7. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 203.
  8. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 204.
  9. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 205.
  10. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 207.
  11. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 208.
  12. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 210.
  13. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 211.
  14. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 213.
  15. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 214.