Deed Book 2, p641
22 Apr 1724
lease made of the premises hereafter mentioned by the said Thomas Rives & Mary his wife to the said Samuell Clerk bearing date the day before the date of these presents all the Right Title Interest claim Possession & demand of them the said Thomas Rives & Mary his wife of in or to one parcell of land containing two hundred acres lying & being in the Isle of Wight County & on the south side of Maherin River being part of a tract that contained four hundred acres & bounded as followeth Beginning att a corner hiccory between the great swamp & the cain branch thence north east by east one hundred and sixty pole to a black oak then norwest by north two hundred pole to a black oak then southwest by west one hundred & sixty pole to a red oak then south east by east two hundred pole to the Beginning with all houses buildings woods waters swamps meadows feedings & all other profits commodities and advantages whatsoever to the said two hundred acres of land belonging or in any wise appurtaining To have and to hold the said granted premises & every part thereof with their and every of their appertenances unto the said Samuell Clerk & to his heirs and assigns for every to the only proper use & behoof of him the said Samuell Clerk his heirs & assigns for ever to be held of our sovereign Lord the King his eirs & sucksessors as of his mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common soccage yielding & paying the quittrent due and accustomed for the same being one shilling for every fifty acres. In witness whereof the said Thomas Rives & Mary his wife have hereunto set their hands & seals the day and year above written.
Thomas T (signum) Rives (Seal)
Signed Sealed & delivered in the presents of
Benj Chapn Donaldson
Thos T (Signum) Deloch
Wm W Williams
At a court held for Isle of Wight County the 27 of Aprill 1724
Thomas Rives came into Court presented & acknowledged this his Deed unto Samuell Clerk and it is admitted to record
Test H Lightfood Cl Cur
Thomas Reeves selling his land around the time he moved to Albemarle County, North Carolina. However, this would imply a second marriage and previous records give his name as Reeves, not Rives.