Matthew Locke also known as Matthias Lock arrived in the colony of NSW in 1790 aboard the convict transport ship ‘Surprise’. He was born in London, England in about 1866 and was married to Alicia (Burrows) Lock, a convict who arrived on the ‘Indispensible’ in 1796. He was also the partner of Elizabeth Eupham Graham who arrived as a convict aboard the ‘Pitt’ in 1792. He died in Wilberforce on 12 April 1836 aged 73 years and was buried in Wilberforce Cemetery under the name Matthias Lock.
In 1917 William Freame wrote a series of articles entitled ‘Some Old River History, he included some of the notable people buried in Wilberforce Cemetery in this article.
Lock and Graham graves in Wilberforce Cemetery Right Row 17, graves 15 and 16. Cathy McHardy 2010