Rives, Timothy


Father: Ryves, Richard

Birth: abt 1588, Dorset, England
Birth Source:Reliques of the Rives

Death: abt 1643, Dorset, England
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1:Mary, died 1629
Spouse2:Elizabeth, 1610-1643


See Reliques of the Rives, Part 1, p 51, Person ID 204.

See also Amendments to Reliques of the Rives.

Transcription of page one of the Amendments:

Amendments to Reliques of the Rives by J. Rives Childs, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1957, page 350.
Twenty-eight years ago I published Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg, 1929) and since that time certain corrections and additions have been made available by correspondents or as the results of subsequent research. As in all probability the original work will never be reprinted and as it had a fairly wide distribution, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography has offered me the hospitality of its pages to note the emendations which I would now make in my work if a new edition were ever issued.
When the book was written I offered the conjecture that William Rives was the emigrant ancestor. I have recently had occasion to question this assumption. The basis for the birth of William to Timothy Ryves and his wife of Oxford (pp. 74-75) was the slightest, and his presence in Surry County, Virginia, was made evident only as a tithable in 1684 and 1695. Mr. Laurence B. Gardiner, of Memphis, has recently put me on what I believe is a surer track. He has brought my attention to the discovery of a Charles City Cocunty Order Book for 1687-1695 where, on page 421, there is found: "Capt. Henry Batte ordered to assign and swear appraisers of Estate of Timothy Rieve" (the French pronunciation of the name apparently still persisting). I suggest now the likelihood that this Timothy "Rieve" or Rives was the emigrant ancestor and that he was identical with 206. Timothy Ryves, born 1625, son of Timothy and Mary Ryves of Oxford (p. 51), and that he was the father of George, Robert, John, and Timothy Rives, of Virginia. The William Rives living in Surry I 1684 and 1695 may well have been another son of this Timothy. At any rate I advance the hypothesis as one for future investigators to bear carefully in mind.

Children of Timothy and Mary:
Rives, Timothy

Children of Timothy and Elizabeth:
Rives, William

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