Edward Reeves

about 1677–7 July 1730 (Age 53)
Gillingham, Dorset, England

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Reeves was born about 1677, in Gillingham, Dorset, England, his father, Briant Reeves, was 37 and his mother, Anne Kingman, was 36. He married Maria in 1712, in Gillingham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 July 1730, at the age of 53, and was buried in Gillingham, Dorset, England.

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Edward Reeves
Marriage: 1712
Edward Reeves
Mary Reeves

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  • Marriage
    1712Gillingham, Dorset, England
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    World Events (2)

    1688 · Glorious Revolution
    Age 11
    The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
    1720 · South Sea Bubble
    Age 43
    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Reeve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s, for the son, daughter, wife, or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve .English: from Middle English atte Reves, a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Maria Reeves, Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
    • / in entry for Edward Reeves and Elizabeth Ings, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"

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