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Winchester Ricquier family
« on: Thursday 17 November 11 15:36 GMT (UK) »
John Ricquier and his family lived in Winchester in The Square in 1841-seeHO 107/409/6 page38.He had sons and daughters whose baptismal names in Latin may be found in family search under Ricquier(Hampshire).His daughter Mary Ann married Henry Reeves in 1835 and one of their sons was named Linus. In the 1861 Census Linus is found in the household of Edward Ricquier in Alton and is said to be his nephew-RG9/704/70 page17.However in the long list of baptismal names,dates of birth and christenings referred to above , this Edward Ricquier's name appears to be absent .He died on 10 Feb 1880 in Alton, aged 58, which indicates he was born about 1822.He married Mary Ann Thomas in Winchester on 16 Apr 1843.I presume that his marriage certificate would disclose the name of his father. I guess Linus was living with his uncle and aunt at that time because his father had died in 1856 and an elder brother was doing a carpenter's apprenticeship. Ihave yet to find out where his mother was at that time. 

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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 November 11 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Yes, the marriage cert will have a space for name of father. Hopefully it will give you that info, unless he was illegitimate and then it may be left blank. Or he may make up a father so it isnt!
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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 November 11 23:29 GMT (UK) »
benrita,

I too had a look at the census of 1861, and saw that family of Edward and his wife Mary, and the nephew Linus Reeves. I also saw there the names of Edward's children, so did a little digging in the local newspapers and came up with a few articles which may help a bit. There is just the one entry about Linus Reeves.


The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, July 01, 1865; pg. 7; Issue 2183. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.

Hampshire Midsummer Quarter-Sessions.
Charles Ricquier, soldier, charged with stealing 264 pieces of metal, valued at £5, the property of a William Curtis, at Alton, on the 16th November 1864-four months,

The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, July 25, 1868; pg. 2; Issue 2343. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part I

Edward Ricquier draper’s assistant, and Thomas Brown, apprentice to an engineer, were seen running away from a fire which had started in the furze behind the grandstand at Southampton racecourse. Both men were taken into custody and charged with setting fire to the furze.
Both men were later released on bail, the case against them could not be proved.

He was in trouble again in 1869 for throwing a stone at a cab.

ALTON .
Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, February 6, 1869; Issue 3806.

Presentation: A few days since the teachers of the Alton Congregational Sunday School, presented Mr. E. Ricquier with a handsome gold watch and chain as a mark of their esteem for his indefatigable exertions as secretary during the past ten years. The gift must be exceedingly gratifying to Mr. Ricquier, who has, during his connection with the school spared no exertions to carry out his functions with credit to himself and satisfaction to all.

The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, October 09, 1880; pg. 6; Issue 3581. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.

In this article which is about Alton, an Edward Ricquier, is praised posthumously for his work that he carried out as librarian of the mechanics institution-he had recently died.

ALTON, MAY 3 .
The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, May 03, 1884; pg. 8; Issue 3953. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.

ALTON-May 3
Concert: A successful concert was given by the Alton Choral Society at the Assembly Rooms on Thursday evening, the 24th ult. The programme was sufficiently varied. The first part consisted of sacred works of Handel, Mozart Hadyn, Mendelssohn & Rossini. (There follows a list of the songs sung, the soloists etc)  Then comes this sentence “Mr. Linus Reeves presided at the piano, and deserves the warmest thanks of the society for his invaluable services during the season”

The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, December 17, 1892; pg. [1]; Issue 4854. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.

This article inserted into the above newspaper by solicitors acting on behalf of the late Edward Ricquier of Alton:

RICQUIER: WANTED , the address of Mary Ann RICQUIER, the widow of Edward Ricquier, late of Alton, or one of her sons, Edward and Ralph Henry Ricquier,  Information to be sent to Messrs. Bowker and Son, Solicitors, Winchester.

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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 November 11 23:42 GMT (UK) »
Just wonder if you are aware that a 5 year old Henry Reeves, son of Henry Reeves a carpenter, of Water Lane, Winchester, was subject of an inquest held at the St. John's tavern on Friday October 8th, 1869 by the coroner, J H Todd Esq.

 I can give you full details if you want them, by PM maybe.

Tom

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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 November 11 12:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tom Piper As a descendant of John Ricquier, I am very grateful to you for your thorough research.  I was unaware of the death and inquest on Henry Reeves on October 8, 1869.  I would welcome details of the inquest.  However, as a beginner I am not familiar with the PM procedure.  From my records, Henry's father may have been John Henry Reeves, carpenter, living at 2 Westgate Lane, in the 1871 Census. John Henry died, aged 56, much to my surprise, in the County Lunatic Asylum, Fareham on 11th May 1897.  The informant on his death certificate was his son John of 87 Wales St.  The Post Office Directory of Hampshire 1875 re: Alton also indicates how talented Edward Ricquier and Linus Reeves were-the former being a Registrar of Marriages and the latter a professor of music.  With regard to Ralph Henry Ricquier, draper's assistant, he was born in 1849, married Clara Lucy Perry in 1892 and died aged 88 - see GRO Index MAR1938 Staines 3a 29.  Probate of his father's will was granted to him in 1892 at Winchester.alt+s


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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 November 11 06:21 GMT (UK) »
The Ricquier and Reeves families left a few records in Alton which might be of interest. Yours Jane

Homes in Alton

3 Lenten Street - since demolished for road widening
1851 - Edward Ricquier, 30, solicitors clerk, born Winchester. (Census)
1852   Poor rate, Lenten Street
occupier Ed Ricquier, owner Charles Trimmer, RV £5

[1855 - 26 May, Mechanics Institute wanting to raise a subscription for the purchase of the Market Street property. (Hants Chron.)]

1861   census, 18 Market Street
Edward Ricquier, 40, attorney’s clerk, living on the premises of the Mechanics’ Institute.

1880   the new Mechanics’ Institute was opened in Crown Close - now occupied by the Curtis Museum.

1881   census, Market Square
Mary A Ricquer   wdw   61   sol.clerk’s widow   born   Kings Somborne
Linus Reeve      nephew 26   professor of music   born   Winchester
This house was half of the building that stood on the plot now occupied by the Pizza Restaurant in the part furthest from the Market Hotel.

1864   6 Dec., will of Charles Trimmer of Alton, gent., left
to Hants County Hospital - £50
to Elizabeth Jackson - £50
to his clerks John Bryant and Edward Ricquier and his servants William Scott and Ann Vast - £50 each
to all his other female servants - one years’ wages
to his nephews Rev Robert Trimmer and Rev Charles Trimmer - £9500 from his personal or, if that was not enough, his real estate, [in trust?]
to his nephew William Trimmer - all other of his real estates and the residue of his estate.
1875   17 May, Charles Trimmer died.
1875   14 June, his will proved.
Charles Trimmer was a member of the family who were solicitors in Alton.

1865   1 Mar., a copy of a document of 20 March 1816 was examined by Edward Ricquier, John Bryant, clerks to Messrs Trimmer, solic., Alton.

Diary of William Terrell Gunner, member of the Independent Chapel and husband of Emma Curtis, relative of Dr William Curtis, (284M87/2/4)

1866   7 Jan.   Ed. Ricqmer was in the Sunday Sch. this aft, from the Cape - he has visited poor Tom’s grave; he says the boilers of the ill-fated “Athens” lie on the beach now for sale - all that has been recovered of her. [Tom was Tom Curtis, son of Dr William Curtis]

1869   12 Jan.   We presented Mr Ricquier with a gold watch & chain, he has worked well as our secretary & manager of our School Club, & now having given it up we wished to show our appreciation of his services. I think it pleased him very much.

1874   15 July.   Magnificent weather the School children spent the aft & eveng in Great Wood - all  went off well. Mr. Ricquier my old secretary was there, & Mr. Seavill came up for an hour or two.

1880   10 Feb.   Sister Eliza called, & we had a good hour’s talk together - she tells me poor Ricquier is dead; found dead by his wife’s side in the morng, he was trusting in Jesus he has many times told me - a most exact & useful man; a pattern to some who prefer more.

1880   14 Feb., Edward Ricquier, solicitor’s clerk aged 58, buried by Rev F M Holmes in plot A 171 of Alton Cemetery. Rev Holmes was of the Independent  Chapel.

Directories

1875   Edward Ricquier, registrar of marriages for Alton Union district, Market Street. [William Waters was registrar for births and deaths.]

1878   Edward Ricquier, registrar of marriages for Alton Union district, Market Street. [William Waters was registrar for births and deaths.]

1880   Edward Ricquier, registrar of marriages and librarian for the Mechanics’ Institute, Market Street. [William Waters was registrar for births and deaths.]

Reeves

1881   census, Market Square
Mary A Ricquer   wdw   61   sol.clerk’s widow   born   Kings Somborne
Linus Reeve      nephew 26   professor of music   born   Winchester
This house was half of the building that stood on the plot now occupied by the Pizza Restaurant in the part furthest from the Market Hotel.

1895   Directory
Linus Reeves, teacher of music, 4 Victoria Villas, Acre Road, Alton.

1899   Directory
Linus Reeves, teacher of music, 4 Victoria Villas, Acre Road, Alton.

1901   15 Feb., Local Board Minutes
Plan for house to be built in Grove Road for Mr Linus Reeves approved.

1905   local directory
Linus Reeves, Pine Cottage, Grove Road.

1907   directory
Linus Reeves, teacher of music, Grove Road.

c1910   Inland Revenue Survey:-
Grove Road (south-east side)
No.   old no.   occ         owner            area   RV
17   9   John Clinnick      Catherine [Linus] Reeves   8p   £11
19   10   Joseph Js Dodge   “   “         5p   £11
Grove Road (north-west side)
8   Pine Cottage Linus Reeves   Catherine [Linus] Reeves   13p   £13

1913   local directory
Linus Reeves, organ and pianoforte tuner, teacher of music, Pine Cottage, Grove Road.

1921   Musical Directory
Linus Reeves, Pine Cottage, Grove Road, piano, organ

1924   local directory
Linus Reeves, pianoforte tutor, Pine Cottage, Grove Road.

1931   local directory
T A Reeves, 37 Queens Road
Pine Cottage - H Steer

1937   local directory
Arthur T Reeves, 37 Queens Road

1941   30 Sep., Rate Book:-
Grove Road
[No.]   old no./name   occupier      owner         RV
17   9      G H Messingham   Reeves & Fosbury   £11
19   10      E A Dodge      “   “      £10


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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 November 11 09:02 GMT (UK) »
bennita,

Well that is quite a bit to work at, but it does make you wonder what happened to Mary Ann Ricquier to cause a solicitor to put ad advert into a County newspaper asking for her whereabouts.

Tom

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Re: Winchester Ricquier family
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 November 11 12:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi JaneRH Many thanks for your efforts to provide me with the information about the Ricquier and Reeves families in Alton over the years.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 20 November 11 19:02 GMT (UK) »
See 1891 14 Mansion Road, Millbrook, Freemantle, Southampton RG12 piece 928 folio 112 page 10
SOM/Chard/Combe St Nicholas/Ilminster:  Dean[e]/Doble/Jeffery/Burt;  DEV/Yarcombe:  Dean/Gill/Every; 
BRK/Newbury:  Westall/Green/Lewis/Canning;  WIL/Allcannings:  Hiscock/Amor;  Froxfield:  Hobbs/Green;  HAM/Kingsclere:  Martin/Hiscock/Westall;  WAR/Marton/Bubbenhall:  Glenn/Holmes;  STS/Yoxall/Hamstall Ridware/Barton-u-Needwood:  Holmes/Dainty;  STS/Brewood/Codsall/Penkridge/Hatherton:  Dean[e]; GLA/Aberdare:  Dean/Dane

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