Matilda Johnston Rea

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Matilda Johnston Rea

Death: before September 08, 1850
probably at Middle Street, Wallace feus, in Dundee, Angus, Scotland (cancer and dropsy)
Place of Burial: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Rea, brewer in Dundee and Barbara Anderson
Sister of Margaret Rea; Robert Rea; William Rea, seaman and James Rea, mill foreman

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About Matilda Johnston Rea


is the daughter of William Rea, and his wife, Barbara Anderson. She was born on 29 September 1793 and her baptism was registered at Dundee in Angus, Scotland, on 6 October 1793 [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, index, FamilySearch]


It has been suggested that she was named after a lady named Matilda Johnstone [Rootsweb: Angus Archiver]

Middle Street, Dundee, 6 June 1841

Matilda Rae, age 40-44, was living in the same household, at Middle Street in Dundee, as the following individuals, when the census was enumerated on 6 June 1841: James Rea, mill foreman, age 35-39, William Rea, age 14, Helen Rea, age 12, David Rea, age 10, and William Rea, seaman, age 35-39 [Registrar General for Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Census Return for 1841, registration district number 282 (Dundee), enumeration book number 7, pp. 2-3].


Matilda Johnston Rea "daughter of the late William Rea, brewer" died of cancer and dropsy, aged 58 years, before 8 September 1850, the date upon which she was buried in Dundee's Howff Graveyard [Friends of Dundee City Archives: Howff Graveyard]

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Matilda Johnston Rea's Timeline

September 29, 1793
October 6, 1793
Dundee, Angus, Scotland
September 8, 1850
Age 56
in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
September 8, 1850
Age 56
Dundee, Angus, Scotland