Jake Matthews was a resident of 5 Coronation Street in 1904. Four years old when the Matthews family moved into No.5, Jake died in an accident when he wandered off while left alone at the canal, fell into the canal and drowned.

Jake first appeared in Daran Little and Bill Hill's "Weatherfield Life", published in 1992. Other information is derived from Little's follow-up book, "Around the Coronation Street Houses".