J H D Matthews was educated at Rugby School and University College, Oxford where he took his BA in 1866. In 1869 he took his MA from Christ’s College.
While at university he was considered a good oarsman and rowed for his college.
John was ordained in 1868 and he became Tutor and Assistant Master at Wellington College from 1868 to 1884.
He left Wellington College on his appointment as Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School.
Old Leeds Grammar school, now part of the university.
While Headmaster at Leeds he held a General Licence to preach in the Diocese of Ripon
In 1902 John was installed rector of St Mary the Virgin, Purley on Thames, near Reading.
St Mary's, Purley on Thames
On December 20th 1914 after doing “an act of kindness” by conducting evensong at St Margaret’s Church, Mapledurham, John ferried himself back to Purley across the Thames. Tragically, his boat was swept away by the strong current over the weir and he drowned. His body was not recovered for five weeks, having been carried down river to Henley on Thames.
St Margaret's Church, Mapledurham
He was buried near the porch of St Mary the Virgin on January 26th 1915 and a memorial was erected to his memory in the chancel and at Mapledurham.
As a footnote – Woodbine Willie was at Leeds Grammar School during J H D Matthew’s headship. Wiki
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