Reeves, William (1824 WIL - 1853 WIL)


Reeves, William


Father: Joseph REEVES
Mother: Margaret COOKE

Birth: 1824
Birth Source: See Baptism

Death: 1853
Death Source: Burial and GRO Index

Spouse1: Ann GREEN


William REEVES is the fifth of seven known children of Joseph REEVES and his wife Margaret (nee COOKE). He was baptised in April 1824 at the Parish Church of St James in Ludgershall. In the baptismal register, his father's calling is noted as Mason.

On the 1841 census taken on 6 June, William does NOT appears in his parent's home on Castle Street, Ludgershall and he has yet to be identified elsewhere.

William REEVES and Ann GREEN were married in July 1848 at the Parish Church of St Mary in Andover, Hampshire, when Joseph Reeves was recorded as Father of the Groom. On subsequent census returns, Ann Reeves (nee Green) gives her place of birth as Andover, so it would seem William and Ann were married in her home parish.
The known children of William Reeves and his wife Ann (nee GREEN) are
  1. Henry Reeves, b.reg. 3q1848
  2. Fanny Reeves, bapt. April 1852
At the time of the 1851 census, on 30 March, William along with his wife Ann and son Henry are living in Ludgershall. William claims to be 25 years old, that he was born in Ludgershall and he is employed as a Labourer.

A decade later and the 1861 census shows William's wife Ann as a Widow. Ann is head of a household comprising her two children Henry (12) and Fanny (9) plus her nephew John CROUCH (11). (See Research Note 2 below.)

It is likely William's death is that recorded in the GRO Index during 1q1853 in the Andover Registration District. He was 28 years old. There is a corresponding burial entry in the register of St James's during March 1853, where his age is again noted as 28.

Research Notes

(1)   The baptism of Joseph and Margaret's first four children specifically records them as "Joseph and Margaret Reeves the younger" to differentiate them from William's paternal grand-parents who were coincidently Joseph and Margaret Reeves.

(2)   John CROUCH is most probably the son of Charles CROUCH and his wife Elizabeth (nee REEVES). Elizabeth REEVES is our subject's older sister; the third known child of Joseph REEVES and his wife Margaret (nee COOKE).


Baptism:   Ludgershall Parish Register, page 021 entry 163 - image - Ancestry
Marriage: FreeBMD   ~ hs~ 1848, September quarter, Andover Registration District
                   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPLJ-K5SQ
Death:      GRO Index to Deaths     1853, March quarter, Andover Registration District
Burial:     FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZLL-J29
                   FamilySearch     https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8C9-ZXM
1841 Census:
1851 Census: HO107, Piece 1683, Folio 268 reverse, Page 25, Schedule 104
1861 Census: RG9, Piece 0714, Folio 89 reverse, Page 8, Schedule 39     =     HoH widow Ann Reeves
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