Samuel Houston Reeve’s Siblings and Their Families

Samuel Houston Reeve was the second youngest of 13 children, 12 who lived to adulthood. Learning more about his siblings and their families is likely to explain more about his own life and uncover any relationships that they may have had with Samuel's children after he died at only 31. It also may show more … Continue reading Samuel Houston Reeve’s Siblings and Their Families

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Non-Conformists/Dissenters and Marriage in the 18th and Early 19th Century

Before carrying on with the Reeve and Houston families, here's a quick and simplistic detour into English marriage law, with a plan to elaborate on the legal stuff and non-conformists later. As noted in the prior posts, the Reeve family seem to have been longtime Non-Conformists, or Christians who were not part of the Church … Continue reading Non-Conformists/Dissenters and Marriage in the 18th and Early 19th Century

Jonah Reeve and Elizabeth Houston of Bocking, Essex

Following up from Sophia Reeve and the Reeve Family, Sophia's father Samuel Houston Reeve was the son of Jonah, a grocer in Bocking, and his wife Elizabeth, who had numerous children. These included (1) Elizabeth (born Jan 1774), (2) Sarah (born Nov 1775), (3) Mary (born May 1777), (4) Rebeckah (born Oct 1778), (5) Joseph (born … Continue reading Jonah Reeve and Elizabeth Houston of Bocking, Essex

Maund and Cound Families, Going Forward (Part 3)

I have not had as much luck with the oldest Maund sibling, Elizabeth, as with her brother John and sister Mary, so this post will be comparatively brief. Elizabeth was christened in 1792, and Richard Price (sometimes Preece, which is consistent with the derivation and historical pronunciation), also of the Munslow parish, on 25 Mar … Continue reading Maund and Cound Families, Going Forward (Part 3)

More Joneses from Shropshire Parish Records

After that quick look at surrounding parishes (Shropshire Parishes), I made an effort to follow-up on the Jones research posted about last week (Jones Clarifications from the Diddlebury and Other Parish Records). As noted before, Edward Jones, the father of William Jones and the other children discussed in my prior post, was married for the first … Continue reading More Joneses from Shropshire Parish Records