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"MATTHEWS, 'son of MATTHEW,' q.v. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Wikipedia Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (1 February 1915 ? 23 February 2000) was an English football player.
Wikipedia David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-American Grammy Award-winning musician.
Wikipedia Jessie Matthews, OBE (11 March 1907 ? 19 August 1981) was an English actress, dancer and singer of the 1930s, whose career continued into the post-war period.
Wikipedia James Tilly Matthews (1770?1815) was a London tea broker, originally from Wales, who was committed to the Bethlem (Bedlam) psychiatric hospital in 1797, and is considered to be the first fully documented case of paranoid schizophrenia.
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Wikipedia Wendy Matthews is a Canadian-Australian adult alternative pop singer who has won seven ARIA awards and achieved a number of hit records in the 1990s.
Wikipedia Vincent ("Vince") Edward Matthews (born December 16, 1947 in Queens, New York) is an African American former athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics.
Wikipedia Zachariah Keodirelang "ZK" Matthews (1901 - May 1968) was a prominent black academic in South Africa, lecturing at Fort Hare University, where many future leaders of the African continent were among his students.
Wikipedia Sir Terence Hedley Matthews OBE, FIEE, FREng (born 1943 in Newport, Wales) is a serial high tech entrepreneur, and Wales' first billionaire.
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Wikipedia Cerys Matthews (born Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, 11 April 1969, Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh singer and songwriter.
Wikipedia Harry Grindell Matthews (March 17, 1880 ? September 11, 1941) was an English inventor who claimed to have invented a death ray in the 1920s.
Wikipedia Iain Matthews (born 16 June, 1946) is an English musician and songwriter.
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Wikipedia Michael Scott Matthews (born October 24, 1973 in Woodbridge, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched from to.
Wikipedia Francis Patrick Matthews (March 15, 1887?October 18, 1952) served as 49th United States Secretary of the Navy, during the administration of President Harry Truman.
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Wikipedia Lisa Matthews (born Lisa Reich on September 24, 1969 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American model and actress.
Wikipedia Kevin Menear (born March 12, 1956), known professionally as Kevin Matthews, is a Midwest United States radio personality, best known for his 12-year association with WLUP-FM "The Loop" and its one-time sister-station, WMVP AM1000.
Wikipedia Donna Matthews (born Donna Lorraine Matthews, 2 December 1971, Newport, Monmouthshire) was the lead guitarist of the Britpop band, Elastica.
Wikipedia Michael Shane Matthews (born June 1, 1970 in Cleveland, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Rodney Matthews (born July 6, 1945 in Paulton, North Somerset, England) is a fantasy artist and illustrator.
Wikipedia Mark Matthews (August 7, 1894 ? September 6, 2005) was an American veteran of the Second World War and a Buffalo Soldier.
Wikipedia Albert Edward Matthews (May 17, 1873 ? December 16, 1949) was Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Wikipedia Denny Matthews (born November 14, 1942) is an American sportscaster, best known as the radio play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals since their inception in.
Wikipedia Dakin Matthews (born November 7, 1943) is an American actor with a long history of work in film, television and theater.
Wikipedia Peter Matthews (1789) April 12 1838) was a farmer and soldier who participated in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.
Wikipedia Saul Matthews was an African-American American Revolutionary War hero.
Wikipedia Sally Ann Matthews (born 19 September 1970 in Oldham, Lancashire, England), is a British actress known for roles in British soap operas, "Coronation Street" and "Emmerdale".
Wikipedia Craig Russell Matthews (born 15 February 1965 in Cape Town, Cape Province) is a former South African cricketer who played in eighteen Tests and fifty six ODIs from 1991 to 1997.
Wikipedia Morgan Matthews (born May 21, 1987 in Chicago) is an American ice dancer.
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Wikipedia Robert William Matthews (16 Apr 1897, Plas Bennion, Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales ? 1987) played football as centre-half for Liverpool Football Club in the early 1920s and earned three caps for Wales.
Wikipedia Chauncey Matthews (born October 11, 1991) is an American singer who was a member of the short-lived pop group, American Juniors as well as being the only male in the group.
Wikipedia Claude Matthews (1845 - 1898) was a Democratic governor of the U.
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Wikipedia Francis Matthews (born 2 September 1927 in York) is an English film, TV and stage actor.
Wikipedia Daniel Paul Matthews (December 31, 1931 ? March 28, 1953) was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who was posthumously awarded the Nation?s highest decoration for his single-handed attack on an enemy machine gun nest which had prevented the evacuation of a wounded comrade.
Wikipedia William Matthews (April 26, 1755 ? c1808) was an American politician.
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Wikipedia Taj Matthews (born March 24 1976 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American journalist, entrepreneur, author of "Grandpa was a Preacher: A Letter to my Grandson".
Wikipedia Scott Matthews (born 1976), is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England.
Wikipedia John Melvin Matthews (born 1 November 1955 in Camden, London) is an English former professional footballer who played in midfield.
Wikipedia Charles Matthews (October 15, 1856 ? December 12, 1932) was a Republican member of the U.
Wikipedia Robert Charles Matthews (June 14 1871 ? September 19 1952) was a Canadian politician.
Wikipedia Charles Matthews (Born: Camden, New Jersey) was an American Major League Baseball player who played in one Major League game for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association.
Wikipedia Dr Tony Matthews (born 1949) is an Australian author and historian.
Wikipedia Major James Skitt Matthews (7 September 1878 ? 1 October 1970) was the City of Vancouver's first archivist and an early historian and chronicler of the city; Major Matthews also refers to a building named in his honour in Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada.
Wikipedia Wesley Joel Matthews (born August 24, 1959 in Sarasota, Florida) is a retired American basketball player.
Wikipedia Raymond "Rags" Matthews (born August 17, 1905-January 1, 1999) was an All-American football player at Texas Christian University in the 1920s, playing end on both offense and defense.
Wikipedia Bernard Trevor Matthews CVO, CBE (born 1930 in Brooke, Norfolk) is the founder of Bernard Matthews Limited, a company that is best-known for farming turkeys and producing turkey products.
Wikipedia Victoria Matthews is Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.
Wikipedia Jason Matthews was born in Paulton, Somerset on March 13, 1975.
Wikipedia Lee Joseph Matthews (born 16 January 1979 in Middlesbrough) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.
Wikipedia Edwin Keith "Banjo" Matthews (February 14, 1932, Akron, Ohio ? October 2, 1996, Hendersonville, North Carolina) was a NASCAR driver, car owner and builder.
Wikipedia Lester Matthews (1900 - 1975) was an English actor born on the 6 June 1900 in Nottingham.
Wikipedia Erin Matthews (born February 6, 1973, in Portland, Oregon) is an American actress, and voice actress.
Wikipedia Robert Matthews (1778?1841) was a United States religious impostor whose aliases included Robert Matthias, Jesus Matthias, Matthias the Prophet, and Joshua the Jewish Minister.
Wikipedia Aubrey Matthews (born December 15, 1962 in Pascagoula, Mississippi), is a former professional football player in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Jack Matthews OBE (born 21 August 1920 in Bridgend, Wales) is a former Wales rugby union international centre who played first-class club rugby for Cardiff and Newport.
Wikipedia Nelson Edwin Matthews (April 14, 1852 - October 13, 1917) was a U.
Wikipedia Reginald Derrick Matthews (20 December 1933 ? 7 October 2001) was an English football goalkeeper.
Wikipedia Kenneth ("Ken") Joseph Matthews MBE (born June 21, 1934 in Birmingham) is a retired race walker from England, who won the Olympic and the European title in the men's 20km walk during his career.
Wikipedia William Pierce Matthews (born November 15, 1951 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a former American football running back in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Robert James Matthews (12 September 1926 - 30 August 2009) was a Latter-day Saint religious educator and scholar, teaching in the Departments of Ancient Scripture and Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Wikipedia Michael Lee Matthews (born October 9, 1983, in Altadena, California) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia DeLane Matthews is an American actress who was born August 7, 1961, in Rockledge, Florida.
Wikipedia Alvin Leon Matthews (born November 7, 1947 in Austin, Texas) is a former professional American football defensive back who played in eight National Football League seasons from 1970-1977 for the Green Bay Packers, the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
Wikipedia Wilson David Matthews (?) was an American football coach.
Wikipedia Christopher Matthews (born June 21, 1972) is an English classical pianist and organist, who has achieved significant proficiency on both instruments.
Wikipedia Sir William Matthews KCMG (8 March 1844 ? 8 January 1922) was a British civil engineer.
Wikipedia Burton Clare Matthews (December 16, 1926 ? January 2, 2004) was a Canadian soil scientist and an academic administrator.
Wikipedia Kate Seston Matthews (August 13, 1870 - July 5, 1956) was a photographer who depicted tableaux vivants and scenes of everyday life in her community of Pewee Valley, Kentucky, at the turn of the 20th century.
Wikipedia Charles Matthews is a Little Rock, Arkansas, USA broker and businessman.
Wikipedia Albert Edward "Ted" Matthews was born on 11 November 1896 in Leichhardt, an inner city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Wikipedia Floyd Huston 'Skipper' Matthews (February 3, 1903 ? February 24, 2008) was an American veteran of the United States Navy, in which he served for thirty years.
Wikipedia Charles Matthews is an NCAA football wide receiver who plays for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Wikipedia John Prentiss "Print" Matthews (August 27, 1840-Novovember 6, 1883) was a Reconstruction era social reformer and African American rights advocate in Copiah County, Mississippi who was murdered in the act of voting after defying the local white supremacists order to not vote.
Wikipedia Stephen "Steve" Keith Matthews (born October 13, 1970 in Tullahoma, Tennessee) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Cecil Henry Matthews (13 October 1914 ? 8 November 1987) was a New Zealand long distance runner from Canterbury, who represented New Zealand at the 1936 Summer Olympics at Berlin and New Zealand at the 1938 British Empire Games at Sydney.
Wikipedia Norman Gregory Matthews (12 February 1904 ? 6 August 1964) was a Welsh clergyman and broadcaster.
Wikipedia Sir Thomas Matthews (1849 - 13 January 1930) was an English civil engineer, who was a notable builder of lighthouses.
Wikipedia Nicole Matthews (born January 15, 1987) is a Canadian professional wrestler who regularly wrestles for Shimmer Women Athletes and.
Wikipedia Brenda Patricia Matthews (born 19 February 1949 in Auckland) is a former female track and field sprinter and hurdler form New Zealand.
Wikipedia Sinead or Sin?ad Matthews (born 1980) is an English actress.
Wikipedia Robert David "Rob" Matthews (born 14 October 1970) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.
Wikipedia Rudolph "Matt" Matthews (born November 7, 1945) is an American former handball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Wikipedia Arthur Patrick Matthews (died 25 January 1942) was an Irish politician and farmer.
Wikipedia William Howard Matthews (29 November 1885 ? 9 February 1963) was an English footballer who made 72 appearances (61 in the league) for Port Vale over two spells, separated by a period of twenty years.
Wikipedia Ira Richard Matthews, III (born August 23, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played kick returner and punt returner for three seasons for the Oakland Raiders.
Wikipedia John "Joe" or "Lefty" Joseph Matthews (September 29, 1898 ? February 8, 1968) was an American professional baseball player who played in three games for the Boston Braves during the season.
Wikipedia John Matthews (August 2, 1847 ? September 25, 1912) was an English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire.
Wikipedia Frank Matthews (26 December 1902 ? 1981) was an English footballer who played at inside-forward for various clubs in the 1920s.
Wikipedia Ann Boyd Matthews is a listed English artist well schooled in impressionism and recorded as having lived at Wadhurst in East Sussex.
Wikipedia Philip Michael Matthews was born in Gloucester on 21st January 1960.
Wikipedia Washington Matthews was a surgeon in the United States Army, ethnographer, and linguist known for his studies of Native American peoples, especially the Navajo.
Wikipedia Casey Christopher Matthews is an American football player.
Wikipedia The Very Reverend Walter Robert Matthews, KCVO, CH, DD was an Anglican Dean from 1918 until 1967.
Wikipedia Tim Matthews (born 4 April 1976, Oxfordshire, England) is a British actor who began his career in Fuente Ovejuna at the National Theatre in London and after several other stage jobs he found his first television appearance in a supporting role in the premier episode of "Five Children and It" in 1991.
Wikipedia James Ewen Matthews (17 August 1869 ? 24 November 1950) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons.
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Wikipedia Adam James Matthews (born 13 January, 1992) is a Welsh professional footballer currently playing for Football League Championship side Cardiff City.
Wikipedia Hank Matthews (born April 15, 1978) is an American voice actor.
Wikipedia Frank "Black Caesar" Matthews (born February 13, 1944 in Durham, North Carolina) is a major heroin and cocaine trafficker who operated throughout the eastern seaboard during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Wikipedia Aidan Carl Mathews (born 1956) is an Irish poet, dramatist and author born in Dublin.