Edward William REEVES
Mother: Emily PHILLIPS
Birth Source: FreeBMD and Baptism
Death Source: FreeBMD
Spouse1: Edith May AINSLEY
Spouse2: Edith Maude CLIFTON
Edward William REEVES and his wife Emily (nee PHILLIPS). He was born in South Lambeth, London. Along with his elder brother Sidney Charles Reeves, he was baptised at the Parish Church of All Saints, South Lambeth which was just round the corner from the family home in Hartington Road in October 1891.
His mother died prior to Albert's third birthday and his father subsequently lost his job as a railway engine driver in August 1896. In September 1897, Albert's father Edward was admitted to the infirmary of the Wandsworth and Clapham Union Workhouse (where he remained until mid December 1899, before being re-admitted in January 1900). At the same time, along with his brothers Walter and Sidney, Albert was admitted to the Workhouse and the three brothers were quickly transferred to the North Surrey District School at Anerley in Surrey.
At the time of the 1901 census, Albert (along with Sidney) is recorded as being a Pauper Inmate at the North Surrey District School. He is 9 years old, a Scholar and in common with the vast majority of other inmates, his place of birth is given as Wandsworth, Surrey (one of the the areas for which the Workhouse was responsible).
His father Edward Reeves was eventually discharged in June 1902 and Albert (along with Sidney) was discharged at the same time into his father's care.
On the 1911 census Albert appears in the household of his married elder brother George H Reeves at 107 Stewarts Lane in Battersea, London. Albert is 19 years old, single and working as a Signal Lad. His place of birth is noted as South Lambeth, London.
Albert Victor REEVES married Edith May AINSLEY in July 1914 at the Parish Church of St Philip, Battersea. FreeBMD has a corresponding entry during the third quarter of 1914 in the Wandsworth Registration District.
The known children of Albert Victor Reeves and his wife Edith May (nee AINSLEY) are
- Edith M Reeves, b.reg 1915, Lambeth Reg.Dist.
- Edward G Reeves, b.reg. 1917, Lambeth Reg.Dist.
- Albert J Reeves, b.reg. 1917, Lambeth Reg.Dist.
Albert's wife Edith May died during the third quarter of 1922, leaving Albert with a young family to care for.
The marriage of Albert Victor Reeves to Edith Maude CLIFTON is noted by FreeBMD as occurring during the fourth quarter of 1922 in the Halisham Registration District of Sussex.
The known children of Albert Victor Reeves and his second wife Edith Maude (nee CLIFTON) are
- Eric W Reeves, b.reg. 1925, Wandsworth Reg.Dist.
- Sybil M Reeves, b.reg. 1926, Wandsworth Reg.Dist.
- Joan P Reeves, b.reg. 1929, Wandsworth Reg.Dist.
- Leslie V Reeves, b.reg. 1936, Battersea Reg.Dist.
At the time the 1939 Register was prepared, Albert and his second wife Edith were living on Chalmers Street in the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea. Albert is employed as an Omnibus Driver. In addition to Albert and Edith there are a further four people in the household; his son from his first marriage Albert J Reeves and sons Eric W Reeves and Leslie V Reeves from his second marriage. As of April 2016 there is one redacted record which is officially closed.
It is believed that Albert's death is that noted by FreeBMD as occurring during the fourth quarter of 1957 in the Surrey Mid Eastern Registration District; his age was given as 65 years.
Baptism: FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7TW-8HC
Marriage1: FreeBMD FreeBMD 1914, September quarter, Wandsworth Registration District
Ancestry LMA Collection - Parish Register
Marriage2: FreeBMD FreeBMD 1922, December quarter, Hailsham Registration District
Death: FreeBMD 1957, December quarter, Surrey Mid Eastern Registration District
1901 Census: RG13, Piece 0652, Folio 167 face, Page 21, Row 7
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 2170, Registration District 26 (Wandsworth), Sub District 1 (East Battersea), Enumeration District 27, Schedule 456
1939 Register: R39, Registration District 23, Sub District 1, ED Letter Code ABABW
LMA Collection - Workhouse Records