Reeves, Thomas (c1640??-c1670VA)


Reeves, Thomas


Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Birth: c1640, probably England
Birth Source: Estimated

Death: c1670, probably Virginia
Death Source: Estimated



Thomas Reeves was transported by Lt. Col. Thomas Goodrich, who on 18 September 1663 claimed 600 acres on the south side of the Rappahannock River along Hoskins’ Creek, parallel to land of John Gillett, supplementing land previously claimed by Clement Thrush…. (NOTE that the terminology of this document is difficult to understand, but it appears that 100 acres of the 600 acres had been claimed for the transportation of John Golding and Thomas Reeves on 10 June 1657...)

Note that Edward or Edmund Reeves had been a headright on several patents along with John Goulding in the 1660s; two were patents for land in Richmond County, while one was a patent by Thomas Goodrich for land on the Rappahannock River.

Several later patents from the 1670s and 1680s mention land owned by Goodrich, Hoskins, and Clement Thrush in what seems to be present day Essex County; these patents mention "Mr. Reeves" as an adjacent landowner.

There is no obvious connection to the Thomas Reeves who was brought into Northumberland County in 1669. (See Thomas Reeves of Richmond and Northumberland Counties.) Likewise, there is no clear relation to Thomas Reeves of Middlesex County.


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

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