Birth: c 1796
Birth Source: 1851 census
Spouse1: Hannah MORRIS
William Reeves married Hannah MORRIS at the parish church of All Saints, Newchurch on the Isle of Wight in November 1821.
The known children of William and Hannah (nee Morris) are
- William Reeves, bapt March 1822
- John Reeves, bapt May 1824
- Mary Reeves, bapt August 1826
- Elizabeth Reeves, bapt March 1829
- Charlotte Reeves, bapt November 1831
- Frances Reeves, bapt January 1834
- George Reeves, bapt April 1837
- Eleanor Reeves, bapt August 1839
- Anne Reeves, bapt February 1842
At the time of the 1851 census, on 30 March, William and Hannah are living at Marsley, in the parish of Newchurch. The household additionally comprised son William (age 29, unmarried), daughter Mary (24, unmarried), son George 14, and daughters Eleanor (11) and Ann (sic, age 9). William is now recorded as 55 years old and claims birth in Wellow, Wiltshire. At this time West Wellow was in the county of Wiltshire and East Wellow in Hampshire.
William has not been identified on the 1861 census and the IoW Family History Society records in their Index to Death Registrations the death of a William Reeves in 1859, aged 64 years, in the Ryde sub-district, which strongly matches this individual. FreeBMD narrows the date to the fourth quarter of 1859.
Marriage: FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFR7-6QW
Death: FreeBMD and
IoW FHS Index to Death Registrations
1841 Census: HO107, Piece 0406, Book 4, Folio 35 reverse, Page 19
1851 Census: HO107, Piece 1664, Folio 284 face, Page 6