Reeve, Ambrose (1738 - 1804 KEN)


Reeve, Ambrose


Father: Thomas Reeve, probably Thomas Reeve
Mother: Ann

Birth: c Apr 1738
Birth Source: Ashford St Mary baptisms 1693-1901

Death: 1804, Ashford, England
Death Source: England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991

Spouse1: Mary West or Welch, m. 12 May 1767
Spouse2: Mary Longley, m. 29 Apr 1779


Children of Ambrose Reeve and Mary West/Welch:
  1. Elizabeth Reeve, b. c 9 Jul 1769
  2. Thomas Reeve, b. c 15 May 1771
  3. Lewis Reeve, b. c 17 Feb 1773

Kent Baptism record states that parents were Thomas and Ann. Ambrose was buried 25 Nov 1804 at Ashford St Mary. He left a will that was probated 14 May 1805 which mentions his wife Mary and names his three children. The children's baptisms are recorded with parents names Ambrose and Mary Reeve.

Mary West/Welch Reeve was buried 22 May 1774 according to Ashford Parish records. A note included concerning the monument inscription notes she was the wife of Ambrose, aged 35 years, and mother of Thomas, Lewis, and Elizabeth.

Mary Longley Reeve, aged 79, second wife of Ambrose, was buried 23 Jan 1805 according to Ashford records.

"Ambrose Reeve, of Ashford, in Kent" was named as a cousin in the will of Lewis Reeve of St. Helena, Charleston Co., South Carolina. His father Thomas may be the same Thomas Reeve who lived in St. Helena Parish as well.


Birth:        Ashford St Mary baptisms 1693-1901 (Findmypast.com)
Marriage: England Marriages 1538-1973 (Findmypast.com)
                   Ashford St Mary marriages 1693-1837 (Findmypast.com)
Marriage2: England Marriages 1538-1973 (Findmypast.com)
Death:       England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991 (Findmypast.com)
History:    'Will of Ambrose Reeve PROB 11 (Canterbury): Will Registers, 1805-1807, Piece 1426: Nelson, Quire Numbers 374-425 (1805) (Ancestry.com)
                   Will of Lewis Reeve
                   Ashford, Kent Parish Records