Reeve, Abraham ( - 1733)


Reeve, Abraham


Father: Andrew Reeve

Birth Source:

Death: Nov 1733
Death Source: Burial

Spouse1: Ann(e) Harris


Children of Abraham Reeve and Ann(e) Harris:
  1. Dalitia Reeve, b. c1716/7, bu. 22 Feb 1716/7
  2. Jordan Reeve, b. c1717, bu. 25 Oct 1749
  3. Archibald Reeve, b. c1718, bu. 23 Sep 1719

Abraham is mentioned in the will of his father Andrew Reeve of Langford. Entries in the Langford Parish Register indicate he lived in Maldon, St. Peters. Two of his children's baptisms show up in Maldon, St. Peters.

From Maldon, All Saints and St Peter (St. Peter), Essex Parish Register:
  • Jordan the son of Abraham Reeve and Anne His Wife was Baptized March 13th 1717 by Mr Samuel Palmer Vicar (1717/8)
  • Archibald the son of Abraham Reeve and Anne His Wife was Baptized Feb 25th 1718 by me Samuel Palmer Vicar (1718/9)

From Langford, St Giles, Essex Parish Register:
  • Dalitia the Daughter of Abraham Reeve & of Anne his wife (of ye Parish of St Peters in Maldon) an infant was bury'd February 22d Affidv made before W Harris Vic of Great Totham (1716/7)
  • Archabard ye son of Abraham Reeve & of Ann his wife of ye parish of St Peters Maldon was Bury'd in Woollen Septr 23d (1719)
  • Bury'd Mr Abraham Reeve late of the psh of All Sts in the Burrough of Maldon November the 18th 1733 recd the affidvt & Certificate from Mr Francis Thompson vicar of Steeple Cum Starsgate Novr 22d 1733
  • Buryd Mr Jordan Reeve of Bures St Mary in Suffolk in the Tomb in the Church Yard Octr 25th 1749 recd ye Affidvt the same day from recd for ye full fee in ... Mr P Gurdon vic of Bures

From Essex Archives:
  • Bond to indemnify against claim of dower: Andrew Reeve of Lanford and Abraham Reeve of Maldon both millers, to James Warmaker of Little Waltham, yeoman, Out of messuage called Partitors in Little Waltham (29 Sep 1712, D/DQu 141)

The son Jordan Reeve appears to be a rather unique name in Essex and the area. The parish register locates him in Bures, St. Mary in Suffolk, which borders the north of Essex. In 1734, the will of Jordan Harris of Horkesley, Essex mentions a "wood called Brockleford Wood in Ardleigh to grandson Jordan Reeve, son of daughter Dame Anne Reeve, widow." Ardleigh is just south of Dedham Parish where the baptisms of Jordan's children are found. His eldest children were named Abraham and Ann which supports him being the son of this Abraham.

Research Notes


1713 Will - Andrew Reeve - Commissary of Bishop of London, D/ABW 81/119
Langford, St Giles, Essex Parish Register 1705-1783, D/P 356/1/2
Maldon, All Saints and St Peter (St. Peter), Essex Parish Register 1695-1750, D/P 201/1/4
Essex Archives - D/DQu 141
Essex Archives - Copy of Will, 6 May 1734, of Jordan Harris of Horkesley, gentleman - D/DJ 20/8