Matthew Cuthbert is the brother of Michael and Marilla Cuthbert, and the adoptive father of Anne Shirley-Cuthbert.


Matthew Cuthbert is the brother of Marilla Cuthbert and one of the owners of Green Gables.

Matthew at first seems very timid and quiet. It isn't quite clear as to how he feels about Anne, until Marilla refuses to keep her. Matthew reveals he is quite fond of her and that she is a good kid.

At one point, Matthew goes against Marilla's wishes and buys Anne a dress with puff sleeves, which she is thrilled to receive.

Towards the end of the first season, Matthew suffers a heart attack. Upon waking up, Matthew goes into a cabinet to get a gun in order to attempt suicide. However, he is caught by Jeannie and collapses yet again.

Matthew is able to recover well.


Physical appearanceEdit


Jerry BaynardEdit

Marilla CuthbertEdit

Matthew and Marilla are brothers and sisters. They share a good bond with each other, although they usually don't show it.

Michael CuthbertEdit

Anne ShirleyEdit


Behind the scenesEdit



  • The CBC website describes him as, A pathologically shy man with a tender heart, Matthew’s broken spirit and zest for life is reinvigorated by his love for Anne.[1]
  • According to the Cuthbert family Bible, Matthew was born on June 15, 1841.


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Season 1 (Anne with an E)

Season 2 (Anne with an E)


See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · Minnie May Barry · William Barry
Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Marilla Cuthbert · Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Rachel Lynde
Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye · Anne Shirley · Charlie Sloane · Moody Spurgeon
Minor characters
Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Josephine Barry · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Doctor
Mr. Dunlop · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Jeannie · Mary Joe · Mrs. Kincannon · Thomas Lynde
Matron · Minister · Nathaniel · Pawnbroker · Miss Rogerson · Mrs. Spencer · Stablemaster · Stationmaster

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