1833–1899

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1833, West Hack­ney, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 23, 1899, Port­sea, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

Biography

Matson was ed­u­ca­ted first un­der the Rev. J. M. Gould, and then at St. John’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge. Sub­se­quent­ly, he stu­died un­der Professor Nes­bitt at the Ag­ri­cul­tur­al and Che­mi­cal Col­lege, Ken­ning­ton.

In 1853, he un­der­went a great spir­it­ual change. Leav­ing the Church of Eng­land, he first joined the Me­thod­ist New Con­nex­ion body, then the Con­gre­ga­tion­ali­sts.

After the­o­lo­gic­al train­ing, he en­tered the min­is­try and held sev­er­al pas­tor­ates, in­clud­ing Ha­vant, Hamp­shire; Gos­port; High­bury; Ports­mouth, and oth­ers. He re­tired in 1897.

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