Matthew Grose was born 1787 at Nether Stowey West Somerset where his father, Samuel and grandfather Matthew, from Redruth Cornwall, were captains in the dodington Copper mines. Matthews mother was Eleanor Giddy and his younger brother was samuel who became a famous Cornish mining engineer. i am descended from Christian Grose Samuel Snrs younger sister. who married Richard Angove. my great grandfather Samuel grose Angove came to Australia in 1860s.