James Reed

Male13 September 1795–

Brief Life History of James

When James Reed was born on 13 September 1795, in Hartland, Devon, England, his father, Charles Reed, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Fish, was 42. He married Mary Luscombe on 4 July 1819, in East Stonehouse, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hartland, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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James Reed
Mary Luscombe
Marriage: 4 July 1819
William Reed
Eliza Catherine Reed

Sources (12)

  • James Reed, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Reed, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James in entry for Mary Reed, "England, Devon, Parish Registers (Devon Record Office), 1529-1974"

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1819East Stonehouse, Devon, England
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 6

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


    Age 20

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 35

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

    English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .

    English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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