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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #72 on: Sunday 24 July 22 14:58 BST (UK) »
Well Johnhood and Jonw65...what can I say? You've sent me on a real journey here, thank you. Looking at the 1891 census for Thomas Brown and family I felt a sense of déja vu and when I looked down the list of names I realised why. The four Brown family members had a lodger and his 5 children who just happened to be the widower of Ann Maria Ward (Reeves)! When I was collating all the papers for my Ward family folder I just assumed that William (GG-grandpa) had fallen on hard times and was in a lodging house, how wrong was I ? In my excitement I haven't actually had time to work out their relationship but I will.
Just wanted to say thanks .....can't wait for the certificates to arrive.
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Ward, Bentley, Reeves, Sharpe. Everett, Rowe.
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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #73 on: Monday 01 August 22 15:05 BST (UK) »
While looking for other children I found George, he was baptised 15 Aug 1853, Ann Maria was born 24 march 1853. the address is Deepfields.

FreeReg has the baptisms at High Street Primitive Methodist, Bilston.

Burial
27 Sep 1853, Christ Church, Coseley
George Reeves
Abode Deepfields
Age 2 yrs 7 mo

REEVES, GEORGE       
Age at Death (in years):  2 
GRO Reference: 1853  S Quarter in DUDLEY  Volume 06C  Page 52

So George should have been born just before the 1851 census.

A gut feeling  :)

REEVES, GEORGE       mmn GORDEN  (Could it be GOODMAN)
GRO Reference: 1851  S Quarter in NORTHAMPTON UNION  Volume 15

Cannot find a Reeves/Gorden marriage.

John
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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #74 on: Monday 01 August 22 15:49 BST (UK) »
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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #75 on: Monday 01 August 22 16:03 BST (UK) »
Hi John, I've had this one a while on the back boiler and like you cannot find a Reeves/Gorden. I see quite a lot of misread transcriptions so I'm assuming this is another case of misrepresentation. Along with the other George Henry Reeves b1865 who's father is declared as George and not Joseph. Father is declared as deceased and profession unknown on the marriage to Emma Isabella Thompson (archive ref DE1582/1/11).
I'm still waiting some certificates to arrive, I ambushed the postman again this morning.
Regards Libby
Ward, Bentley, Reeves, Sharpe. Everett, Rowe.
 Cox, Bulgin,


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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #76 on: Monday 01 August 22 16:23 BST (UK) »
The only issue with this George is his birth. His burial was 27 sep 1853 age 2yrs 7mos.so for that to fit this child must have been born 1850, march possibly. When I first saw it tho' it felt right...🤔
Ward, Bentley, Reeves, Sharpe. Everett, Rowe.
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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #77 on: Friday 05 August 22 19:47 BST (UK) »
Well my original quest was to find the marriage of Joseph Reeves and Elizabeth Goodman and this has led me on an incredible journey. Joseph has proved to be the original 'invisible man' (thanks to you Johnhood) as there are no records of him from birth to death although they had 6 children together. Elizabeth declared herself a widow on the 1861 census but had 2 more children .
For those who pointed me in the right direction Elizabeth Reeves (daughter b 1848) married George Steele Bashforth on April 22nd 1877, father's name Joseph Reeves Brickmaker. I still have some birth certificates to get and some more investigating to do but I just wanted to update you and thank you for your efforts.
Regards Libby
Ward, Bentley, Reeves, Sharpe. Everett, Rowe.
 Cox, Bulgin,

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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #78 on: Saturday 06 August 22 11:40 BST (UK) »
This is a possible rabbit hole Re the son George Henry Reeves.

We know he was born dq 1865 Leicester with mmn Goodman.
He appears with his mother in 1871 census.
Probably appears in 1881 in Birmingham.
He would appear to marry 19.8.1888 in Leicester. Details of his wife and their parting already covered in this post.
Possible electoral register sightings in 1914/15.

There are on FindMyPast attestation papers for a George Bott (Alias George Henry Reeves) service number 2786 dated 8th Jan 1885. The records show as born Aston Warwickshire, and there is a birth of a George (NO HENRY) Bott in 1865 Aston.
There is a death in 1903 for a George Henry Reeves in Aston.

Question, is this death George Bott or the original George Henry Reeves. I can't work this out, can others.

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Re: Where to go now?
« Reply #79 on: Saturday 06 August 22 12:54 BST (UK) »
I'm not in the office today, yet...but I think the George Reeves in Birmingham 1881 is the jeweller and there's a reason I dismissed him but until I can look at my folders.....will be back soon.
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Ward, Bentley, Reeves, Sharpe. Everett, Rowe.
 Cox, Bulgin,