Abednego Mathew

???? - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Buckley's estate on St Kitts.

  1. The will of Abednego Mathew of the Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire will was proved 21/3/1837. In the will, he stated that he had settled the Lyth and Buckleys on George Benvenuto Mathew, whom he identified as his 'cousin', but also more precisely as the son of his cousin George Mathew (q.v.). In 1865 George Benvenuto Mathew, in accordance with the wishes often expressed by his kinsman Abednego Mathew deceased of the Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, from whom George Benvenuto Mathew had inherited Buckley's estate on St Kitts and the Lyth, added 'Buckley' to his name.

  2. Identified as the son of Abednego Mathew (b. 1724) and Jennet nee Buckley by the Glamorgan Record Office.

  3. George Benvenuto (formerly George Byam) Buckley-Mathew has an entry in the ODNB as 'politician and diplomatist'.


T71/879 St Kitts' no. 322.

  1. PROB 11/1875/49; London Gazette 22968 12/05/1865 p. 2496.

  2. GLAMORGAN RECORD OFFICE/ARCHIFDY MORGANNWG Reference code: GB 0214 DMW Title: Family and Estate Papers of the Mathew Family of St. Kew, Cornwall and of the Caribean [sic] Islands; http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/download/GB%200214%20DMW [accessed 20/11/2014]

  3. H. C. G. Matthew, ‘Mathew, Sir George Benvenuto Buckley- (1807–1879)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/40845, accessed 25 Nov 2014]

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£1,717 9s 0d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Testator → Legatee
Notes →
George Benvenuto Buckley was also the son of Abednego Mathew's cousin George Mathew...
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Mother
Notes →
Abednego Mathew was also his mother's heir....

Addresses (1)

The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, West Midlands, England