Edward Reeves

4 March 1677–7 July 1730
Gillingham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Reeves was christened on 4 March 1677, in Gillingham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Briant Reeves, was 37 and his mother, Anne Kingman, was 44. 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
Maria Or Mary Reeves

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Gillingham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

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

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:1. patronymic from Reeve . 2. topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English æt þære efese).

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

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

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