Reeves, Edward (c1640??-c1670VA)


Reeves, Edward


Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Birth: c1640, probably England
Birth Source: Estimated for headright record

Death: c. 1670 or later, Virginia
Death Source: Estimated from headright record



Edward (or Edmund) Reeves was imported into Virginia about 1663. His name appears as a headright on several patents that apparently refer to the same group of individuals.

These include headrights imported by:
  1. John Cannida, who claimed land on Totuskey Creek in Rappahannock County, future Richmond County, in 1663/4
  2. William Pierce, who claimed land in Farnham Parish in Rappahannock County, future Richmond County, in 1663/4
  3. Major Thomas Goodrich, who claimed land that was originally patented by Bartholomew Hoskins on the Rappahannock River in 1657

All three of these records also mention John Gouldinge as a fellow headright. In at least one the given name appears as "Edmund" Reeves instead of Edward. All three patents refer to land on the Rappahannock River. The patents issued to Cannida and Pierce seem to be for land in the area that became Richmond County; the patent to Goodrich may have been in the area that became Essex County.

Interestingly, there are several other patents that refer to Major Thomas Goodrich, Benjamin Goodrich (who seems to have been Thomas's heir), and Bartholomew Hoskins. These include a 1663 patent mentioning Thomas Reeves as a headright and and several references from later, in the 1670s and 1680s, that mention land joining "Mr. Reeves."

Bartholomew Hoskins seems to have lived on the Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County, although he owned several tracts in the Northern Neck.


Nell M. Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers.
See: Reeves Headrights, 1623-1696

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