Reeves, Ann (nee mnu) (c1786 SSX - 1857 HAM)


Reeves, Ann (nee mnu)



Birth: c 1786 at West Grinstead, Sussex
Birth Source: 1851 Census

Death: 1857, Carisbrooke, IoW, Hants
Death Source: Death & Burial registrations

Spouse1: Thomas REEVES


Ann's maiden name is unknown and nothing is currently known of her early life. It is not known when or where she married Thomas Reeves, although neither was a native of Hampshire.

Known children of Thomas Reeves and Ann (nee mnu) are
1. Charlotte Reeves, bapt April 1824 at Bishops Waltham, burial May 1855 Carisbrooke, IoW
2. Alfred Reeves, born c 1826 Carisbrooke, IoW, burial December 1851 Carisbrooke, IoW

Probable child of Thomas & Ann is
3. Walter Reeves, born c 1818 Hampshire

On the 1841 census taken on 6 June, Ann along with her son Alfred are found in the household of Thomas Reeves in Carisbrooke. The household seems to comprise a family group of Thomas (a butcher, age 60), Ann Reeves (53), Charlotte (17), Alfred (15) and Walter (age 13). Neither Thomas nor Ann were born in county (Hampshire), but the three teenagers were. Additionally a Charlotte MERWOOD (age 30, born in Hampshire) was also residing in the same property. The next but one property enumerated is the Red Lion Inn, which stood on Carisbrooke High Street near to the Parish Church of St Mary, Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight.

At the time of the 1851 census, on 30 March, Ann's age is recorded as 65 years old and she is a widow. The census records her birth place as "Sussex, Westgrimstead" Accepting that Sussex is correct, then her place of birth is more likely to be West Grinstead rather than West Grimstead which is in Wiltshire. Her son, Alfred is living with her on Carisbrooke Street in Carisbooke. He is working as a butcher, the same occupation as his deceased father.

Also in the same household is Charlotte MERWOOD, a visitor. She is married, 40 years old, born at Calbourne, Hants and her occupation is recorded as a Laundress. This may well be the same Charlotte as noted on the 1841 census. No family connection is currently known.

Ann has not been identified on the 1861 census. Indeed, it is highly probable her's is the burial recorded at the parish church of St Mary, Carisbrooke on 15 April 1857. The Isle of Wight Family History Society's indices records Ann's death in the Newport Sub-District in 1857 and FreeBMD has a corresponding entry in the second quarter of the same year. All have her age at death as 73 years.


Birth:        1851 census
Death:     FreeBMD 2q 1857, Isle of Wight Registration District and
                Isle of Wight FHS
Burial:  FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JHBD-MJ7

1841 Census: HO107, Piece 0405, Book 13, Folio 32 face, Page 4 and Folio 32 reverse, Page 5
1851 Census: HO107, Piece 1663, Folio 271 face, Page 4
1861 Census:
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