Harriet Reis (1851 – 1915)

harriet Reis daughter of Jonas and marian
Harriet Reis

Harriet Reis was born on 25 April 1851 at 5 Chatsworth Street, Liverpool, the daughter of Jonas and Marian (Samuel) Reis.  She married Arthur Swallow.  She died on 30 August 1915, age 63, at 4 Minster Road, Brondesbury, Middlesex.  Arthur was born about 1851 and died on 22 March 1932 at 9 Rocky Lane, Anfield, Liverpool.

Harriet and Arthur belong to Reis Generation Two; their children belong to Reis Generation Three and are:

  1. Laura
  2. Frank

Above right is a photograph of someone whom we believe to be Harriet. In the original album ‘H. Reis’ is inscribed under it and the only H. Reis of this time period is Harriet so we assume it is her.

NOTES: After Harriet’s death, Arthur married Mary Jane Snelson at Liverpool, West Derby in 1916.  He died at Liverpool, West Derby in 1932 age 81 years. 

The Swallow family has been found on a number of censuses. From these we gather that Arthur was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and as far as can be told he is the only Arthur Swallow born in that town around 1851 and so it is assumed here that whenever an Arthur Swallow born in Sheffield appears on the census that is ‘our’ Arthur. The entire family has been found on the 1891 census living at 6 Radnor Place:

Arthur Swallow Probate
Harriet Reis Swallow 1881 Census

Harriet and Laura have been found on the 1901 census. Arthur is not present but has been found on the 1901 census as a boarder at Birkenhead, Cheshire and this can be viewed here.  He has also been found on the 1881 census as boarder, however Harriet and Laura so far have not been found on the 1881 census.

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Harriet’s home at 4 Minster Road

Harriet’s Will

THIS     IS     THE    LAST    WILL    AND    T-E S T A M E N T of me HARRIET SWALLOW the wife of Arthur Swallow of No 4 Minster Road. Brondesbury in the County of London I appoint Alphonse Louis Reis of No 36 Southbridge, Edinburgh NB Jeweller and Arthur Swallow of No 4 Minster Road, Brondesbury aforesaid Stockbroker EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES of this my Will And I bequeath to each of them in case they shall respectively prove my will and accept the Trusteeship thereof the sum of Twenty pounds I give and bequeath the following legacies all free of death duties namely To my sister Theresa Breslauer otherwise Theresa Stanley the sum of Five hundred pounds and to my maid Ellen Small the sum of One hundred pounds I give and bequeath all my real estate of every tenure and wheresoever situate and all the residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereby otherwise disposed of (including as well real as the personal estate over which I may have any general power of appointment or disposition by Will) subject to and after payment of the legacies bequeath by this my Will or any Codicil thereto and. the duty on the said legacies unto and to the use of my daughter Laura Reis the wife of Percy Harcourt Reis her heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively for her and their absolute benefit IN WITNESS whereof I the said Harriet Swallow have to this my will set my hand this eighth day of July one thousand nine hundred and seven HARRIET SWALLOW Signed by the above named Testatrix as her last will und testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

HWM SUCKER   J HODGSON Clerks to Raphael & Co Solrs London On the 11th day of November 1915 Probate of this will was granted to Alphonse Louis Reis and Arthur Swallow the Executors.

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