Reeves, Albert George (1812 DOR - fl 1871 MON)

Albert George Reeves

Reeves, Albert George (aka George)


Father: Albinus REEVES
Mother: Lydia BURT

Birth: 1812
Birth Source: Baptism

Death Source:

Spouse1: Martha ARNOLD


Albert George REEVES is the first son and fourth known child of Albinus REEVES and his wife Lydia (nee BURT) . He was baptised in the Parish Church of St Mary, Motcombe, Dorset during August 1812 when he was noted as the son of Albinas (sic) and Lydia.

In December 1836, Albert George REEVES and Martha ARNOLD were married at Motcombe. See Research Note 1 below.
The known children of Albert George REEVES and Martha (nee ARNOLD) are
  1. Mary Ann REEVES, born c1837
  2. James REEVES, b.reg. 2q1838
  3. Jabez REEVES, b.reg. 3q1840
  4. Jonathan REEVES, b.reg. 3q1843
  5. Jeremiah REEVES, b.reg.3q1845
  6. Frederick REEVES, b.reg. 3q1848 and d.reg. 1q1849
  7. Albert George REEVES, b.reg. 3q1850
The birth registrations of James, Jabez, Jonathan and Jeremiah all appear in the Shaftesbury (Dorset) Registration District, which includes the parish of Motcombe. The birth registrations of Frederick and Albert George occurred in the Abergavenny (Monmouthshire) Registration District. In all instances their mother's maiden name is shown as ARNOLD.

On the 1841 census taken on 6 June, Albert appears in his father's household, in Motcombe. He is named as simply George. Martha plus their three eldest children Mary Ann, James and Jabez also appear in the same household.

At the time of the 1851 census on 30 March, Albert George Reeves and his family are at Augusta Street, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire. He gave his age as 36 (so born c1815) and claimed birth at Motcombe, Dorset. He is working as a Coal Coaker (sic Coker). In addition to his wife Martha, the household comprises their children Mary Ann (15), Jaben(z)(10), James (13), Jeremiah (5), Jonathan (8) and Albert George (9 months).

Neither Albert nor any of his family have yet been identified on the 1861 census.

On the 1871 census, George and Martha REEVES appear on Wains Row, Manmoel, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire. He is now 56 and still employed as a Coker. They are living in the same dwelling as their widowed daughter Mary Ann RICHARDS and her six children and were enumerated as the second household.

Albert has yet to be identified on the 1881 census. His wife Martha was a patient at the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny and her martial status is noted as being "Married", suggesting Albert might be living at this date.

Research Notes

(1) FamilySearch has two apparent entries for the marriage of Albert and Martha.
It is probable the November entry relates to the initial calling of the Banns, with the marriage in December.

The transcription at FMP notes the witnesses were William EXTANCE and Meshach MOORE. These individuals have not been investigated for a family connection.


Baptism:     FMP Dorset Baptisms https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS/B/217101060/1
Marriage1:   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDH-KTLS
1841 Census:   HO107, Piece 0290, Book 19, Folio 49 reverse, Page 11
1851 Census:   HO107, Piece 2448, Folio 595 reverse, Page 23, Schedule 59
1861 Census:  
1871 Census:   RG10,Piece 5326, Folio 60 reverse, Page 6, Schedule 29
1881 Census:   wife - RG11, Piece 5236, Folio 85 face, Page 21, Row 17
1891 Census:  
1901 Census:  
1911 Census:  
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