Matthew was born in 1850 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Janet Laird. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their four known children were Matthew (1872-?), Joseph (1875-?), Janet (1877-?) and John (1880-?).
!Source: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk Alistair Wilkinson family tree