Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Martha Reeves

Female Bef 1680 - Aft 1719  (> 41 years)


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  • Name Martha Reeves 
    Born Bef 1680  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1719  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I063340  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Henry Reeves,   b. Bef 1648,   d. 6 Apr 1687, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Reeves,   b. Bef 1652,   d. 14 Feb 1711/12, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Family ID F29999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Moseley,   b. Abt 1668, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1707, Middlesex County, Virginia - admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1696  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Moseley,   b. Aft 1696, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1711, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 15 years)
     2. Benjamin Moseley,   b. Aft 1698, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F41852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Mosse,   b. Bef 1676, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F50558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      The will of Henry Reeves was dated 9 January 1686:In ye name of God amen I Henry Reeves Senr of the County of Rappa in Virginia being sick and weake & in a low Condition but of Sound & perfect memory blessed be God doe therefore make Ordain Constitute & appoint this to be my last Will & Testamt in manner & forme following first and princepally I give & bequeath my Soule to God that gave it me in Shure & Certaine hope of a blessed Resurrection at ye Last day and by [sic] body I commit to ye ground from weace [sic] it came to receive shuch decent Christian like buriall as by my Exers shall be thought fit & Convenient
      Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my well beloved wife Eliza Reeves one third part of all my psonall Estate of what nature kind or qualitie soever it bee
      Item I give unto my sd wife the plantation where I now live wth two hundred Acores of Land adjoyning to it for & During her naturall life; and then my will is that after her decease ye sd Land to desend to my son Henry Reeves & to his heirs forever
      Item I give nd bequeath unto my sd son Henry Reeves all the remaining part of my Land on this side of the Beverdam that runeth up by the plantation that Thomas Strechley liveth on and bounding on the River adjoyning to the Land given to my sd wife to my son Henry and to his heirs forever
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Joseph Reeves & James Reeves all the Land belonging to the aforesd divident given to my sd son Henry and my loving wife that lyeth on the Other side of the sd Beverdam Including Thomas Strechleys plantation after his time by lease is Expired Equally to be divided between them both to them and their heirs forever
      Item I give and bequeath unto my sd son Henry Reeves my plantacon at James River now in the possession & Occupation of Bridgeff Ascough beginning at a marked Pine standing neere a wolf pitt in the fork of the Indian Bogbranch so runing So: to a marked gum Standing at the lower end of a thickett by the side of a great meadow so down the meadow branch Containing the bredth of 450 Acres of Land wch I purchased of Godfry Hunt runing from thence to the head of the spring branch So soe runing down the sd branch so far as that Deed extends to him & his heirs forever
      It I give & bequeath unto my sd son Joseph all the Remaining part of the western side of the above sd Deed together with the hundred & fifty Acres of Land which I tooke up bearing date the 18th March 1672 lying by the side of the bever dam Swamp to him & his heirs forever
      It. I give and bequeath unto my son James all the remaining part of the above menconed pcell of Land wch I purchased of Godfry Hunt lying on the East side of a branch called the Spring branch to him & his heirs forever
      It. I give & bequeath unto my three younger Daughters Martha, Mary & Ann, two Cows a peace to [illeg, one word] for their use aftr my Decease and they to be delivered to them as they shall respectively Attaine to ye Age of Sixteen years; or day of Marriage togethr wth their female encrease my will is alsoe that my son Joseph and James be at full age to Receive their Estate when they Attaine to Eighteen years
      It: I give & bequeath unto my eight Children Henry, Joseph, James, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Martha, Mary, & Ann, all the remaining part of my personal Estate that is not here above given away to be Equally Devided between all Shear & Shear alike
      It: I do hereby appoint my Loveing wife Elizabeth & Son Henry to be my whole Executrs & Exr of this my last will and Testament revoaking and disannulling all former wills heretofore by me made either by word or writing it is also my will that my two sons Joseph and James have one years Schooling a peice out of the sd Estate given them speedily after my decease
      In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my Seale this ninth day of January Anno Dom 1686 Interlined before signed these words (viz) & son Henry) & Exex). Signed Henry his P mark Reeves. Witnesses: Tho: New, Tho his HH mark Jones, Andw Streely. Proved on 6 April 1687 by Tho: New and Andrew Strelly. [Essex County, Virginia, Land Trials 1715-1741, pages 124-127.] The will is also recorded in Wills 1683-92, Old Rappahannock County.
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 343
      KNOW ALL MEN that we MARTHA REEVES, THO: GREGSON &ELIZ: REEVES of the County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto the Worpll. his Maties. Justices of ye peace for ye sd: County in ye just sum of Two thousand pounds of tobo: & caste; to the which payment we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Witness our hands & seals this 20th day of June 1699
      The Condicon of this obligacon is such that whereas MARTHA REEVES is possest wth: the Estate of MARTHA RYLY, Orphan of BRYAN RYLY deced (who is bound unto ye sd. REEVES untill she attaines to ye age of Eighteen years) amounting to One thousand & fifty pounds of tobo., Now if ye above bound MARTHA REEVES her heirs pay unto ye sd. Orphan ye aforesd, sum when she shall auaine to ye age of Eighteen years or when required by ye Justices as also keep harmless ye sd Justices from all troubles about ye sd. Estate, then ye above obligacon to be void otherwise to remain in full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      EDW : GOULDMAN, MARTHA REEVES
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER THO: GREGSON
      ELIZ REEVES
      Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 411.
      10 May 1707 Bond of Martha Moseley as adminstratrix of Robert Moseley. Unto James Bougham of Essex County Gent for 200 pounds sterling. Securities Thos Monday and James Reeves.
      Martha Moseley
      Thomas Munday
      James Reeves
      Wit: Salvator Muscoe, Augt Smith
      10 Mary 1707 Acknowledged.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 421-24.
      Robert Moseley. Inventory. 20 May 1707. Made in obedience to order of 10 May, 1707. Appraisers sworn before Francis Gouldman. No total valuation.
      Augustine Smith
      Ro. Brooke
      Robert Mills
      John (M) Mills
      Signed by Martha Moseley
      10 June 1707. Presented by Martha Moseley
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 17.
      Will of Elizabeth Reeves of Essex Co, Dated 4 May 1709. Probated 14 Feb. 1711/12.
      I give unto my six children Elizabeth, Henry, Rebeckah, Joseph, Martha and Mary Ten Shillings Sterling money in some convenient time after my decease".
      I give unto my Grandson Edward Moseley a young bay horse
      I give unto my Grandson Thomas Munday one young black horse to him and his heirs for Ever
      I give and bequeath all the Remaining part of my Estate not yet bequeathed unto my Daughter Ann Reeves and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body for ever
      Daughter Ann Reeves to be "my whole and sole executor
      It is my desire that my Exor Give unto my Servant Boy Samuel Henley at the time of his freedom one good suit of clothes and one Two year old heiffer".
      Wit: signed Elizabeth x Reeves
      Thomas Munday
      John Ja ---
      Timmotha Dayle
      ===
      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 244. Will of Robert Moss of Essex County. Dated 1 Nov. 1713. Probated 13 May 1714.
      Personal Est. to be divided equally among wife and children. Land equally among sons, wife to have 1/3 during life. Refers to welbeloved Wife Martha Moss and my Children named Thomas, William, Richard, John, Robert, Ann and ffranoes Moss. Wife and eldest son Thomas to be Exors.
      Wit: signed Robert Moss
      William Brookenbrough
      New. Brockenbrough
      James Juge
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 260. Appraisal of Est. of Robert Moss, deceased. Includes:
      1 old desk and a parcel of old books 00. 13. 0
      2 Com'er, prayer books 1 silver Clasps 00. 05. 0
      1 old sword 00. 04. 0
      1 taper bitt and tooth drawers 00. 01. 6
      a parcel of trifling things 00. 02. 0
      1 pr Silver Shoe buckles 00. 03. 0
      1 pr Silver Shirt buttons 00. 00. 6
      1 Silver Seal 00. 02. 6
      1 pr Spectacles and Case 00. 01. 0
      Total valuation 150, 07. 1
      signed Salvator Muscoe Robt Brooke Junr John Mills
      Presented by Martha Moss Extrx 9 July 1714.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 265. Bond. 8 July 1714. 400. Sterling. Martha Moss Exor of Robert Moss, deceased.
      Witt signed Martha Moss
      Jno Picket Salvator Muscoe
      Richd Covington Wm Winston
      John Hawkins
      Rec. 8 July 1714.
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 99. An account of the Estate of Robt, Moseley decd.
      Includes: to pd Mr Benj'a Moseley 10. 11. 5
      Totals 101.9. 1.
      signed Martha Moss Adm'r.
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 416. Bond. 20 Sept. 1715. 200. "Martha Moss, widow shall x x pay fifty nine pounds Eleven Shillings and Eight pence (which she now hath in her hands and possession) unto Edward Moseley and Benjamin Moseley two Orphans of Robert Moseley decd or to their order being their proportionable parts of their sd late fathers Estate x x as soon as they or Either of thom shall be of Lawfull ages x x "
      Witt
      Salvator Muscoe Signed Martha Moss
      Ro Brooke Junr Henry x Reeves
      Rec. 20 Sept, 1715.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 70-72.
      11 June 1717, William Moss of St Anns Parish, Essex-County, to Robert Jones of same. For 30 sterling. 386, acres, plantation and land where Martha Moss, widow, now dwells ... forke of a swamp near Mr. Robert Brooke's dwelling house where he now now dwells, known by the name of Moss's Swamp ... till it comes to .. Chestnut Swamp ... land of William Jones, unto land sold by William Moss's father to Thomas Farmer .. land formerly given by Robert Moss, father of said William, unto one Tucker and now in the possession of Cornelius Sale of this county of Essex ... unto the land of Joshua' Shipp formerly purchased by his father of Edward Moseley ...
      Wm Moss
      Wit: Tho. Jones, ,John Jones, William (X) ,Stoakes.
      16 July 1717; Acknowledged by William Moss

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