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

Henry Reeves

Male Bef 1648 - 1687  (> 39 years)


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  • Name Henry Reeves 
    Born Bef 1648 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1687  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I68586  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 

    Family Elizabeth MNU Reeves,   b. Bef 1652,   d. 14 Feb 1712, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Reeves,   b. Abt 1668, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1707, Essex County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
     2. Rebecca Reeves,   b. Bef 1669, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     3. Henry Reeves,   b. Bef 1672, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1730, Hobbs Hole, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Reeves,   b. Aft 1672, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1749, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 75 years)  [natural]
     5. Joseph Reeves,   b. Bef 1680, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1717, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)  [natural]
     6. Anne Reeves,   b. Aft 1674, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock 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 > 37 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Reeves,   b. Bef 1684, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)  [natural]
     8. Martha Reeves,   b. Bef 1680, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F33958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [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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      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press] Page 81
      Rappahannock County Court 1st of April 1685
      - Whereas the Relict of ISRAEL JOHNSON of this County did personally in open Court relinquish her right of Administracon on her deced Husbands Estate; And Whereas Mr. HENRY REEVES, Father of the Relict, peticoned the Court for Administracon on the sd Estate as greatest Creditor, this Court have therefore granted administration upon the Estate of the sd ISRAEL JOHNSON unto the sd Mr. HENRY REEVES giveing in security to this Court to be accountable for & deliver up the same & every part thereof when thereunto lawfully required
      - Ordered that Mr. JOHN DAINGERFIELD & Mr. ANTHONY NORTH do meet at the House of ISRAELL JOHNSON late deced on the 6th or 7th Inst. to Inventory & appraise the Estate of the sd JOHNSON & that they make report thereof under their hands to the next Court held for the South side the River, Mr. HENRY AWBREY is also requested to Administr: an Oath the the foresaid Appraisers for their true appraisement of the Estate aforesaid

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