Sampson Reeves & Mary Briggs

Sampson Reeves was born on the 14th November 1867 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. His parents were Abraham Reeves & Eliza Smith. Sampson married Martha Briggs in 1890 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. Martha was born on the 1st of July 1868 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Her parents were John Briggs & Hannah Fox.

They had 6 children:

  • Eliza Hannah – Born on the 21st October 1891 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. She never married and in the 1939 Register she is found in the Mansfield Union Workhouse with her occupation listed as Charwoman (a woman employed as a cleaner in a house or office). She died on the 10th of October 1943 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire aged 51 and was buried in Huthwaite Cemetary on the 13th of October 1943. Her residence on this record is listed as 40 Sherwood Street which is also where Sampson and Martha are living on the 1939 Register.
  • Ernest – Born on the 10th February 1895 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He was baptised on the 17th of February 1898 in Beighton, Derbyshire where the family lived for a short while. In 1930 he married Mabel Bacon in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire and in the 1939 Register, they are living in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire where Ernest is working as a Colliery Hewer. They had 3 children. Ernest passed away in 1981 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire aged 86.
  • Gertrude – Born on the 27th December 1897 in Beighton, Derbyshire. She was baptised on the 17th of February 1898 also in Beighton, Derbyshire (The same as Ernest). She married Frederick Farnsworth in 1920 in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. They had one child before Frederick passed away in 1921. Gertrude remarried to Gilbert Stallard in 1931 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. They had 2 children. In the 1939 register, Gilbert and Gertrude were living in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Gertrude passed away in 1971 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire aged 74.
  • Charles Enoch – Born on the 18th July 1900 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. He married Ethel Greaves on the 14th August 1920 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. They had 4 children together and in the 1939 Register they are living in Sutton in Ashfield where Charles is working as Colliery Coal Hewer Underground and is also part of the A.R.P Medical Services. He left and took his older son to middlesex, Here he married Clara Burgin in 1952 in Willesden, Middlesex. They had 4 children together. Charles died on 21st September 1974 in Ealing, Middlesex aged 74.
  • John Thomas – Born on the 26th February 1903 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He married Martha Wilkinson in 1925 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. They had one child. In the 1939 Register John and Martha were living in Sutton in Ashfield and John is working as a Brickyard Labourer. John passed away in 1978 in Sutton in Ashfield aged 75.
  • Alice May – Born on the 1st June 1909 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. She married Joseph Instone in 1929 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. They had one child who sadly passed away after a few months of birth. In the 1939 Register, Alice and Joseph are living in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Joseph’s occupation is listed as Colliery Miner – underground unemployed, which may explain why they moved to Macclesfield, Cheshire where Alice passed away in 1944.

In the 1891 Census, Sampson and Martha are living in Sutton in Ashfield, Sampson is working as a Coal Miner.

In 1893, Sampson appears in his first newspaper article about his latest crime he has committed, and it was not the last either. I will post another post about this soon and link to it.

In the 1901 Census, Sampson is listed at Samuel, they are both still living in Sutton in Ashfield. Sampson is working as a Coal Hewer. Eliza A is 9, Ernest is 7, Gertrude is 4 and Charles E is 7 months.

In the 1911 Census, Sampson and Martha are living in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. All 6 children are living with them. According to the census they have been married 20 years, had 6 children all of which are still living. Sampson’s occupation is Miner along with Ernest his oldest son.

In the 1939 Register, Sampson and Martha are living in Sutton in Ashfield, just the two of them. Sampson’s occupation is Colliery Hewer – Retired and Martha’s occupation is listed as Unpaid Domestic Duties.

Martha died on the 15th May 1941 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire and was buried at Huthwaite Cemetery on the 17th May.

Sampson died on the 1st December 1945 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire and was buried at Huthwaite Cemetery on the 4th December.

If you have anymore information on the family or even are just related to any of them I’d love to hear from you!

L

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One thought on “Sampson Reeves & Mary Briggs

  1. Trevor Haskard May 17, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Hi Laura
    It’s a while since I last spoke with you.
    I have a copy of the birth certificate of Emma Jane Gregory, would you like me to send it to you.
    If so let me know.
    The missing name from your Haskard family list is James.

    Best regards Trevor Haskard

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