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Various writings to do with the families and history of Seaview, Isle of Wight

SEAVIEW and the CAWS, MATTHEWS and DAVIS families

In the late 19th century, Seaview resident William Edsall Matthews wrote, what is still probably, the definitive record of the early days of Seaview and the main families (Caws, Matthews and Davis) in the locality. I hold a 1926 transcription made by my Uncle Frank Barton and this I've now transcribed and make avaiable in pdf format below.

If you are a descendant, you are invited to contribute to further issues by submitting your family history from the individuals given in the current issue - ideally information should be sent in some format of text (so that I can just paste it in) and include details of where they lived and occupations etc, not just dates nor great lengths of life story. Reading the original will give you some idea of how William Matthews dealt with the ancestors history, and that sort of detail is what I'd like to add.

So, click on the link, read and enjoy, and let me have some more of the families to add.


For some help when searching family history, have a look at UK Family History Sources

Frank Caws and the development of work with boys in Sunderland

by J. Spence - Durham University

Frank (Francis) Caws (he who designed Seaview Pier), worked in Sunderland as an architect and also was involved with helping the youth of Sunderland, leaving a legacy which justified being written about 100 year later.

Who of us can expect to leave a similar legacy ?

Hist! The Smugglers are out!
EAST WIGHT SMUGGLING YARNS
by
HENRY E. MATTHEWS,
of SEAVIEW, I.W.
(published  1930)
(transcribed 2012 -
a few obvious typesetting errors corrected;
hopefully, fewer new ones introduced)

Guide to Seaview
'The Residential Attrations of Seaview Isle of Wight'
circa 1920's

Memories of old Seaview
By R.J. (Jack) Cheverton & S.L. (Sidney) Matthews
circa 1970's

A DICTIONARY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT DIALECT,
And of Provincialisms used in the Island;
By W. H. Long
(1886)

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