Reeve, Adam (c1611 - c1636)


Reeve, Adam


Father: Nicholas Reeve
Mother: Rose

Birth: c1611
Birth Source: Baptism

Death: c1636
Death Source: Will & Probate



From the Saffron Walden, St. Mary the Virgin, Essex Parish Register:
  • Adam the sonne of Nichas Reve ...3 (Feb 1610/1, baptism)

Adam Reeve of Saffron Walden wrote his will on 9 Feb 1631/2 and it was probated 24 Nov 1636. Adam wrote his will because he was "boundforth with Jonas for the East Indyes consideringe with my self the certainty of Death and the uncertaintly of the tyme." He mentions the following individuals in his will:
  • my loveing mother Rose Archer (of) Saffon Walden widdowe
  • my sister Mary Capp wife of Anthony Capp of greate chesterford in Essex taylor
  • my Brother William Reeve
  • Robert Reeve my brother
  • Nicholas Reeve of the pcinct of St Katherine cutler

His siblings and parents are found in the Saffron Walden Parish registers. Although he had a brother named Nicholas, it's not clear if the Nicholas mentioned in his will was a brother or someone else.

Research Notes


Baptism:    Saffron Walden, St. Mary the Virgin, Essex Parish Register 1558-1630 D/P 192/1/1

1632 Will - Adam Reeve - Prerogative Court of Canterbury Piece 172 (Pile), folio 167 reverse