Reeves, William (1727 SSX - fl1784 SSX)


Reeves, William


Father: Reeves, Robert
Mother: Wells, Mary

Birth: 1727 Ewhurst, Sussex
Birth Source: PR at SFHL Lewes

Death: fl1784 probably Sandhurst, Kent
Death Source:

Spouse1: Hyland, Martha


Baptism 1727 Ewhurst, Sussex; 1750 victualler of The Swan, Sandhurst, Kent. Marriage 21 Apr 1752 St Giles Bodiam, Sussex. In 1776 and 1784 victualler, The Sign of the Angel, Sandhurst and member of The Society for Bringing to Justice and Prosecuting Thieves &c. at Sandhurst in Kent, whose meeting of Dec 1784 was to be held on his property. His wife died Jan 1772, buried on the 13th, before he had his youngest son Thomas baptised 29 May 1772. He died probably 1785-95 and is buried probably at Sandhurst, Baptist church in one of the graves recorded as Reeves of date pre1795.

Known Children of William Reeves and Martha Hyland

  1. Mary Reeves born 1753 Bodiam [married Edward Burden]
  2. Martha Reeves born 1756 Bodiam [married Thomas Paine]
  3. Sarah Reeves born 1758 Bodiam or Sandhurst [married William Mills]
  4. John Reeves born 1760 Sandhurst
  5. William Reeves born 1767 Sandhurst
  6. Samuel Reeves born 1769 Sandhurst
  7. Thomas Reeves born 1772 Sandhurst

Research Notes

Probable burial at Sandhurst Baptist Church, Kent after 1784 and before 1795.


PR Bodiam & Ewhurst from SFHL Lewes
PR Sandhurst from KFHL Maidstone
Sandhurst Baptist church transcriptions from the owner of website BodiamMill
PR BT Bodiam, Ewhurst, Hastings Sandhurst at the SoG London
The Sussex Marriage Index [up to 1837] SFHGCD001 published 2004