Reeves, Edward Israel (1866 HAM - c1951 HAM)

Reeves, Edward Israel

Reeves, Edward Israel


Father: Samuel REEVES
Mother: Eliza TRAPP

Birth: 1886 1866
Birth Source: FreeBMD & Census

Death: c 1951
Death Source: FreeBMD

Spouse1: Elizabeth Annie GARRETT (aka Annie)


Edward Israel REEVES was is the fourth of nine known children of Samuel Reeves and his wife Eliza (nee TRAPP). His birth was registered in the fourth quarter of 18861866 in the New Forest Registration District. He was baptised on 28 Oct 1866 at St. John's, Marchwood, Hants.

On the 1871 census, Edward appears as a four year old in the household of his parents at Twiggs Lane, Marchwood. His place of birth is shown as Twig(g)s Lane, Hampshire and his occupation is given as Scholar

At the time of the 1881 census, Edward is still living in his parents home on Twig(g)s Lane, Marchwood. He is now 14 years old, born Marchwood, Hampshire and his occupation is "Assistant at Farm", his father Samuel being a Yeoman (farmer of) 10 acres.

Edward has yet to be identified on the 1891 census.

In 1893 Edward Israel Reeves married Elizabeth Annie GARRETT, their marriage is recorded in the second quarter of the year in the Southampton Registration District. Although Elizabeth claims to be Eling lass by birth, she had been working in Domestic Service in Southampton for a number of years.

The known children of Edward Israel REEVES and Elizabeth Annie (nee GARRETT) are :-
  1. Edward A REEVES, born 1894.
  2. Charles Bertie REEVES, born 1896.
Both births were registered in the Southampton Registration District. The GRO Index page shows son Edward's second given name as Alex but he is commemorated on the Southampton War Memorial as Edward Alec Reeves.

By the time of the 1901 census Edward, along with his wife Annie and two sons, is living on Harcourt Road in the Bitterne Park area of Southampton. He claims to be 35 years old and born in Marchwood, Hampshire. He is working as a Police Constable.

At the time of the 1911 census, Edward and family have moved round the corner to Macnaghten Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton. He is now 44 years old and claims his birth place as simply "County of Hampshire" (in contrast to his two sons whom he says were born in the "Town of Southampton".) He is employed by the Borough Council as a Police Constable.

His elder son Edward Alex/Alec REEVES served in the Devonshire Regiment during WW1 and was killed in France in March 1915.

It is believed Edward Israel's death is that noted by FreeBMD in the first quarter of 1951, when he was 84 years old.


Birth:       FreeBMD B. Reg. 1866, 4q, New Forest Registration District.
Marriage: FreeBMD M. Reg. 1893, 2q, Southampton Registration District.
Death:      FreeBMD D. Reg. 1951, 1q, New Forest Registration District.
1871 Census: RG10, Piece 1186, Folio 140 reverse, Page 18 and Folio 141 face, Page 19
1881 Census: RG11, Piece 1204, Folio 144 face, Page 13 and Folio 144 reverse, Page 14
1891 Census:
1901 Census: RG13, Piece 1068, Folio 32 face, Page 1
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 5937, Reg. Dist. 99, Enum. Dist. 03, Schedule 229