Katherine Matthews married Philip Henry. She was a godly woman and her influence on both her husband and her children left an enduring impression on the Christian church.
Little is known of her early life, but she was brought to faith in Jesus Christ under the preaching of a Nonconformist minister, Richard Steel.
After some delay, on 26 April 1660, their marriage was celebrated at Broad Oak; the bride was 31 and her bridegroom two years younger. As a wife, her spiritual gifts were fostered for the good of her husband and their children.
Their married life was happy and peaceful, but not without testing. They were blessed with two sons, four daughters, and 22 grandchildren. The focal point of the couple’s lives was devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Philip laboured in the ministry of the gospel, and she supported him through good times and bad.
- Born: 25 March 1629, Bronington, Flintshire
- Died: 25 May 1707, Broad Oak
- Family: Married to Philip Henry