Matharin / Matthew (1701-1765) Gastineau

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1. Loyd D. Gastineau, Compiler, Our Gastineau Family, 3rd Edition (1994, Windmill Publications Inc., Mt. Vernon, In.), pg.2, Loyd Gastineau (?-2006), 2704 Imperial Dr., Huntsville, AL. 35801.

"Records state that he was "father" of an old church. His will states that he had no family to sign the inventory, however George Lewis Gastineau was the executor (his brother). Matharin is french of Matthew.

He probably came to America as an indentured servant. 

He first appears in 1730 in Wicomico Hundred is listed as Marhuw Gastinau in Nanicoke Hundred in household of John Hovington. In 1736, same area, Mathew Gastineu had Joseph Allphew in his household..

Matthew is English version of the French Matharin or Mathurin. In 1738 brother George appears for the first time in the same area. In 1739 they both appear in the same area, except that Matthew was now called Mathurin, Tax lists of Somerset co., Md. 1730-40. IN 1757 Matthew bought 100 acres from Edward Kellam on north side of Barrin Creek, Somerset co., Md.

Maturin Gastineau Jr; born 8 July 1701 London, England; baptized 16 July 1701 La Patente, Spitalfields, London, England ["Registers of the Church Known as La Patente . . . 1689 to 1785"]; died 1765 Somerset County, Maryland [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 4].

Mathurin Jr. immigrated before 1730 to Wicomico Hundred, Virginia, probably arriving as an indentured servant, because he first appears in that year as "Matthew Gastinew" in the household of Joseph Cottman.

He lived in 1735 at Nanicoke Hundred, Virginia (in the household of John Hovington). In 1736, he apparently had a separate household at Nanicoke Hundred, Virginia (which included Joseph Allphew) [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 5].

He bought 100 A. from Edward Kellam on the north side of Barren Creek in 1757 Somerset County, Maryland [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 5].

He wrote a will in 1765, naming no heirs (i.e., no surviving children. . .?), but naming his brother, George Lewis, as executor [E-mail message from Janie Budd <>, 9 April 1999; Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 4].

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Matharin / Matthew (1701-1765) Gastineau's Timeline

July 8, 1701
London, England
July 16, 1701
La Patente, Spitalfields, London, England
January 1765
Age 63
Somerset, Maryland