Sir Matthew Henry Stephen
STEPHEN, Sir MATTHEW HENRY (1828-1920), barrister and judge, was born on 5 December 1828 at Hobart Town, third son of Sir Alfred Stephen and his first wife Virginia, née Consett. In May 1839 he reached Sydney in the Medway with the rest of his family. Stephen was educated at W. T. Cape's Sydney College, where he was head boy for two years. At 17 he was associate to Sir James Dowling and later to his own father. On 20 December 1850 he was admitted to the colonial Bar and spent 1852 in England studying under an equity draftsman and a special pleader; he returned to Sydney on 1 January 1853 in the Waterloo.
On 30 September 1854 at Christ Church St Laurence Stephen married his cousin Caroline Sibella (1833-1897), daughter of H. T. Shadforth, usher of the Black Rod, and granddaughter of Thomas Shadforth. He soon acquired a good ...Read more at the source website